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Can Freeholds be themed as anything but Feudal estates?

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  • #16
    I realize this is something of an older post, but the short answer is yes. There are many different archetypes a freehold may be constructed around. The C20 core book touches on them briefly, and Book of Freeholds gets into the specific details.


    Maggie Carroll
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    • #17
      One of the best choices might be a circus, there are a few still around, or a travelling performance troop. You'd need to make the Balefires (and you would need more than one) mobile. Travel would both give the Freehold political connections and adventures.

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      • #18
        Old hotels, run down theaters (Neil Gaiman's The Last Temptation graphic novel springs to mind), former Prohibition speak-easies, forgotten underground subway stations from a hundred or more years ago, Roman era ruins, a used book store, an old boxing gym, an established neighborhood barbershop, all of them managed along the lines of what they are rather than on a sense of neo-feudalism. The Showman who runs the Theater of Forgotten Dreams may be the local Baron by title, but he still runs things like its a theater company.

        And the fun thing about old buildings and locations is that in the Dreaming they can regain their old glory and even exceed it.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by No One of Consequence View Post
          Old hotels, run down theaters (Neil Gaiman's The Last Temptation graphic novel springs to mind), former Prohibition speak-easies, forgotten underground subway stations from a hundred or more years ago, Roman era ruins, a used book store, an old boxing gym, an established neighborhood barbershop, all of them managed along the lines of what they are rather than on a sense of neo-feudalism. The Showman who runs the Theater of Forgotten Dreams may be the local Baron by title, but he still runs things like its a theater company.

          And the fun thing about old buildings and locations is that in the Dreaming they can regain their old glory and even exceed it.
          Quite true. A sense of style and a practical propose seem to make a strong combo. Reworked themes work too.

          Picture a once glorious old Hotel now shabby, but now it has a reputation for being haunted! The staff, many of them Changelings and relatives use mainly non-magical tricks and such to maintain the building's rep (with the rare bit of real Glamour thrown in to keep folks off balance). The glamour provided by thrill seekers keeps the place a strong freehold.

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          • #20
            There is an Archetype of freehold that allows for multiple balefires, but they're pretty stationary.


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            • #21
              Originally posted by Maggie C View Post
              There is an Archetype of freehold that allows for multiple balefires, but they're pretty stationary.
              I'm certain Balefires could be carried in Circus Wagons.

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