The Seasons
The Seasons

I’ve heard this argument about the seasons SO many times during Changeling the Lost games!!

News: Posted May 16th, 2019 by Alina

^ 16 Comments to “The Seasons”

  1. Kheldarson Says:

    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens…”

    I always felt the Fae in any lore kept this idea best.

    Posted May 17th, 2019 at 10:30 am
  2. Stealthmarmot Says:

    That Permission to touch addition is so great. Thanks for reminding people on how important consent is in things like this.

    Posted May 17th, 2019 at 10:32 am
  3. William McDuff Says:

    I’d argue that what they’re doing is experimentation as well. Got to come up with new ideas to get you through the rest of the year!

    Posted May 17th, 2019 at 11:38 am
  4. Rikunda Says:

    I like that they included the permission to touch part. Big importance these days, but still nice to see some OOC for that.

    Posted May 17th, 2019 at 1:08 pm
  5. MasqueradingDragon Says:

    Oh man, this makes me want to play Changeling sooo badly!

    Posted May 17th, 2019 at 8:43 pm
  6. Pax Says:

    Spring is PSYCH WARFARE; it’s boosting your side’s morale, so it will be better at the hiding, the fighting, and the using-their-own-magic-against-them bits.

    It’s R&R, which any competent military planner or commander will tell you, is absolutely essential if you want to get the absolute best out of your available forces.

    Posted May 18th, 2019 at 5:54 pm
  7. Shinjischneider Says:

    That Permission to touch is perfect. I’ve been to so many conventions where people just assume it’s ok to touch, hug or glomp people without asking for consent first.

    It sent my spouse into a panic attack once.

    Posted May 19th, 2019 at 2:32 am
  8. Robin Bobcat Says:

    The main argument I heard was that the Fae are looking for scared, sad, and angry people who escaped them. It doesn’t occur to them that those who fled the thorns might be *happy*.
    There is also an element of accepting what someone has become. That this is their life now so get used to it.

    Posted May 19th, 2019 at 11:13 am
  9. Kat Says:

    In the Second Edition of Lost, Spring gets expanded a bit actually. Not only are they about reminding changelings why they escaped and how to live, they have several healing Contracts. In addition, they are responsible for keeping people’s Clarity straight and have a few Mantle benefits and merits to this end. They are healers, both physical and mental. Spring is a time of recuperation and morale boosting, which is critical in any military operation and society.

    Posted May 20th, 2019 at 4:59 am
  10. DiploRaptor Says:

    I mean its a LARP and they have rules about touching either its allowed or not and just deal with it.
    I just assumed such a little thing wouldn’t need to be noted or anything

    Posted May 21st, 2019 at 1:36 am
  11. Rena Says:

    This comic has for the past few years I’ve been reading it, an amazing testament to show the diversity in gaming.
    I know it seems not like a big deal, but by having the simple, “Permission to touch”, has validated gamers like me in a big way.
    Thank you for writing stories the way you do. <3

    Posted May 21st, 2019 at 4:16 pm
  12. Jess Says:

    I really like the Spring Queen. I hope we see more of her.

    Posted May 22nd, 2019 at 4:42 am
  13. Kay Says:

    What I find the most interesting is how the OOC stuff is folding into this in-game session. (Not to mention the comments section about the mandatory fun vs. the Mark Mope, a few strips back.) I’m pretty sure we’re seeing the entire point and arguments over the Spring Court play out, in a meta sense.

    Posted May 22nd, 2019 at 3:20 pm
  14. MasqueradingDragon Says:

    …Why can’t I remember who the guy is and whose character he is?

    Posted May 24th, 2019 at 6:56 pm
  15. Thulcandran Says:

    @MasqueradingDragon, I had the same thought and had to go look at earlier Changeling games. It’s Joel, which I kind of suspected from the anti-fun stance in character.

    Posted May 25th, 2019 at 8:59 pm
  16. MasqueradingDragon Says:

    @Thulcandran Thanks so much 🙂

    Posted May 27th, 2019 at 7:55 pm