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  • I think I have already seen this one reported here, but better safe than sorry:

    p. 108a, under the entry of the Autumn sidhe:

    "These sidhe are stunning in a human way that makes them more approachable and understandable then the alien glory of the Arcadians."

    Of course, it should be "than".
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  • p. 70a, in the sidebox, for the Kingdom of the Burning Sun, the closing parenthesis is missing after Oklahoma.
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  • Yes, I toyed with this idea too, which is quite fascinating, much like in Changeling: the Lost it is hinted that Arcadia *is* our world but only the Mask (or the Mists, if you're in Changeling: the Dreaming) prevents us from seeing it from this perspective. There is no Umbra, no Dreaming; there was no Sundering or Shattering -- or, rather, the Sundering and Shattering were only the divorce between what we want to see and what is here, just beyond our mundane perception, hidden in plain sight....
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  • Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1096922423673857/...
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  • Georges Dumézil has studied extensively the structures behind the different mythologies. I really recommend reading him....
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  • This is really interesting.

    Don't forget that the Tuatha dé Danaan created the Mists creating the Sundering. Don't forget that they chose the Fading Path, and also (it's my interpretation) the Escheat was strongly influenced by them... and it advocates the Right of Ignorance. I think that the Escheat is a reflection of the oaths that the Kithain swore to the Tuatha dé Danaan when they left them to tend for the Earth....
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  • mattboggan
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    Krister: congrats. This paragraph is really wonderful.
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  • On p. 27, in the Introduction, Fae and Faeries are capitalized, but in the history section of chapter 1 they're not (p. 32a), to my greatest relief. I don't think that fae and faeries should be capitalized. Part of the appeal of Changeling is that it uses material from folklore and legends that everybody know. So no need to capitalize "fae" or "faerie", even when it is about the True Fae (and only this expression, peculiar to C:tD needs to be capitalized). Also, Faerie needs capitalization when it is the fabled land of the fae (another word for Arcadia).
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  • mattboggan
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    Kudos to those who wrote this. It is one of the very best text I have read on what Changeling is. It also focuses on humans. And that is great. I think my next Changeling story will have... humans, not even kinain, characters. I have been contemplating this for a long time now....
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  • In the old books, yes it was. In fact, I remember that the trolls kind of used "ogres" to call their Unseelie counterparts as an insult, knowing how degrading it was to compare them with actual ogres....
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  • I haven't got to read this section yet, but I find it very sad that the clurichaun's birthright is so reduced. Too bad....
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  • mattboggan
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    François Furet was a liberal historian who hated the French Revolution and equated it with totalitarianism. He wanted to prove that the Revolution had not meaning in contemporary France, as he, along other conservative historians, thought that the apex of political felicity was the liberal democracy and capitalism.

    No, the French Revolution was not caused by an economic crisis due to the wars of Louis XIV (which were about 120 years before!).

    There was economic crisis in 1788, but not worse than any one before. Revolutions are not only the products of economic crisis,...
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  • I don't know if this one has already been mentioned:

    p. 26a:

    "it’s best for each player to have a set of 10 or so, but you can [go?] by with fewer".
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  • Yes it is: p. 205b. But I don't remember were the optional rule was (maybe Player's Guide)....
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  • mattboggan
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    You are right that indeed the French Revolution was a period filled with dark moments. Indeed, I do believe that redcaps, ogres and boggarts could enjoy the executions during the "Terror" (as did the redcap Shadow Court character in the said book). The war in the Vendée was certainly something that sparked Dark Glamour.

    But the French Revolution was also a wonderful period of hope, of human progress when people really believed that now things could changed and be for the better, that now peoples were in charge, and so could bring forth a new future.

    But like...
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  • mattboggan
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    Well, because they have done their jobs and have been honest about it: they have quoted their sources, they have been very open about why they interpret them the way they do, and, perhaps more importantly, they have reached now a pretty agreed-on consensus on who was Robespierre.

    The perception of Robespierre that has endured was forged immediately his fall and execution by those who were very close to him and who used him as a scapegoat in order to wash themselves of the crimes they had participated in. And since the enemies of the Revolution were using Robespierre as their scapegoat...
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  • mattboggan
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    PookaKnight,

    The "Reign of Terror" is an expression which was first coined by very conservative historians who wanted to discredit Robespierre by saying that he had "reigned" over France, which is very, very wrong. Robespierre, as many historians have now shown convincingly, was a rather centrist-like figure who eliminated opponents from the left (Hebertists) and right (Dantonists) because he felt that they both threatened the stability of the newly-established French Republic.

    Also, Robespierre never reigned over France. He was just one of the twelve...
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  • mattboggan
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    Well, okay, certainly, everything depends on one's point of view... But, the French Revolution was the defining moment when the idea of republicanism became to mean also democracy, sovereignty for the people (which was not even true until then even in the US). It was the first moment in history when suddenly everything became possible. People were so elated that they thought they could declare universal peace (1790), the end of all wars, and the enthusiasm was such that many people from all over the Atlantic world came to Paris to celebrate how the French had overthrown the oldest monarchy in...
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  • About Africa (p. 80): no reference is made of the Blue Sands eshu (Egypt) even if there were mentioned in KB: Nockers (character template for the AEthernaute) and in a character template released on the Internet for the keremet (Denizens of the Dreaming).
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  • About Greece (p. 79): There is a reference of the "ancient Greek Empire". This puzzles me. What empire? Is this Alexander's Empire (the name "Hellenic Empire in the header led me to believe this, since the "Hellenic" period began after the death of Alexander)? If so, it should be clearly stated, I think.
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