Potion madness
Potion madness

Most Brewers in Changeling only make get-you-drunk potions, but I like combining Hedgespinning with Brewing to let people make some crazy magic potions… some of which are a little explodey!

News: Posted May 6th, 2019 by Alina

^ 13 Comments to “Potion madness”

  1. Peya Luna Says:

    its not really a party until someone┬┤s on fire!

    Posted May 6th, 2019 at 6:45 am
  2. Warrax Says:

    Amazing… “Makes my fingers tingly…”

    Posted May 6th, 2019 at 8:53 am
  3. Cifer Says:

    Panel 3, I spy with my little eye an Emperor’s New Groove reference.

    Posted May 6th, 2019 at 3:44 pm
  4. Starknight Says:

    Llama potion! (Good thing the label isn’t folded.)

    Posted May 6th, 2019 at 7:28 pm
  5. Cyrus Says:

    I don’t really understand the point of this Changeling LARP. Like… there doesn’t seem to be any discernible plot? Admittedly, I’m not a LARPer myself, but the vampire game at least had a number of story threads to follow. This game just reads like a bunch of random, disconnected events and a lot of entirely plot-free hanging out.

    Posted May 6th, 2019 at 10:26 pm
  6. Oneironaut Says:

    @Cyrus – I’ve never played Changeling (or any other LARP) myself, so can’t be sure. But as far as I can tell, it’s completely freeform, with the GM (through the royal characters) setting up small plot threads and things that the players can react to.
    So, yeah, mostly freeform, with no railroading, but more subtle nudging in a particular direction than you’d find in most games. Right now they just seem to be having fun ­čÖé

    Posted May 7th, 2019 at 7:36 am
  7. KenderBryant Says:

    Wait…you’re not supposed to make the ‘splodey-potions?

    Posted May 7th, 2019 at 9:06 am
  8. nespa Says:

    Well at the moment they seem to make riptooth comfortable and there is something going on with the winter king. But with most larps, it’s basically you do what you want anyway. Though most enjoy the plot, I have seen enough players who spend a whole larp reading and learning in the tavern. I have currently a character who runs a game massage parlour and helps out the tavern or go with people if a healer is needed.

    Posted May 7th, 2019 at 11:01 am
  9. Thaxan Says:

    “A llama? He’s supposed to be dead!”

    Posted May 7th, 2019 at 9:37 pm
  10. Mike Connelly Says:

    I run a online changeling game via discord and would like to know what rules these explody potions are found in….for plot reasons

    Posted May 9th, 2019 at 10:51 pm
  11. Anon A Mouse Says:

    In my experiences with both games, though not LARP specifically, the “courts” hold a similar function but go about it differently. Vampire courts tend to have more plotting in general going on ( unless the court is full of Sidhe ) and general are called to handle “affairs”. Changeling courts are usually the local Motleys coming together to share information.

    Posted May 11th, 2019 at 10:36 am
  12. Dervish Says:

    I’ve STed Changeling tabletop games, but never LARP. There are lots of rules for hedgespinning both Tokens and trinkets – and potions make a great form for trinkets. (It’s been a few years, so apologies if I get some of the canon names wrong).
    We had a house rule that no magic items could be made without some kind of story attached. So the fire potion created on a trip to the Fire Swamps might work different from the one made in the Pit of Despair.

    Posted May 13th, 2019 at 9:59 pm
  13. Kat Says:

    Anon A Mouse, given your mention of Sidhe, I think you are remembering Changeling: The Dreaming. There were a lot of changes between it and Changeling: The Lost, as in an entire tonal shift on the way everything worked.

    And given my personal experiences in LARP, if your LARP is big enough, not everyone is involved in plot at all times. The Vampire game I played in I specifically got involved with plot three times out of the several months I played. Once when I introed due to a little misunderstanding about my Sire, once when I had an image telepathically put in my brain so I could paint it and the people involved could find a psycho revenant, and once when I went to hang out with the Sheriff’s Childer and ended up in a ton of trouble due to being in the immediate proximity of a werewolf.

    So, my Larp Experience is actually a lot of sitting around chatting in character and general socializing.

    Posted May 14th, 2019 at 1:34 am