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Victorian Lost is a sourcebook for Changeling: The Lost. It contains information to run a Changeling game in the Victorian era.

Summary

From the Onyx Path catalog:

Victorian Lost: A Maze of Smoke and Hedge is a historical setting for Changeling: The Lost. This book contains information on the late Victorian Era, including both actual history and fanciful imaginings of this time. You'll find discussions of the occasionally violent tensions between the rich and the masses of the poor who worked in their factories and homes. This book also examines the competing visions of rural and urban life. Some saw the countryside as pure and cities as corrupt, while others viewed rural areas as ignorant and backwards, and cities as centers of progress and invention.
This book includes:
  • Setting material and player and Storyteller advice for running Changeling games in the late Victorian Era.
  • New and updated contract clauses, as well as two new kiths.
  • A short serial for your chronicle, as well as a pre-generated Victorian motley: the Back Stairs Mob.

Introduction

This introduction provides the theme and mood of the game, as well as a variety of inspirations from which the authors drew.

Chapter 1: The Yellow Fog

Chapter One describes the history and culture of 1890s Victorian England.

Chapter 2: Among Mad People

This chapter provides information about changelings in said time and place, including the challenges they faced, a couple kiths and alternate clauses for Contracts.

Chapter 3: The Shallow Know Themselves

This section details Courts and Seemings and how those of this time differ from modern ones.

Chapter 4: The Most Wonderful Fairytale

This chapter advises on evoking the mood and flavor of the setting, how to bring out its themes, and the running of a Victorian LARP.

Chapter 5: The Worst of Times

This section provides a bundle of story ideas, from individual scenarios to entire chronicles.

Chapter 6: Master of Men All

Chapter Six showcases the various conflicts of the era.

Appendix: The Back Door Mob

The appendix provides a sample motley for use by the players or Storyteller.

Background Information

Memorable Quotes

As the shadows peeled back from the obstruction, she saw it was a thick wall of thorns. Briars laced to and fro, and wrapped tightly within them was Old Meg, her eyes staring past Maggie to some other horror. She was mouthing something Maggie couldn’t understand, although she didn’t struggle. Blood ran along her hands and face from where the thorns bit into her.
  — The Tearing Smile, Part V
As far as I am concerned, you are only reducing the surplus population. You can both do what you like to the wretches you steal and feed on. I simply do not want to see the police involved again should one of the bodies turn up...
  — Lord Worthing, The Tearing Smile, Part VI

Characters

Groups

Changelings

True Fae

Hobgoblins

Fetches

Mortals

Keywords

Alabaster Sanctum, Artifice, Goblin Contract, Great Rookery, Inventor, Lurker, Smoke, Vainglory

References

Previous book:
CTL: The Fear-Maker's Promise Compilation Buy it from DriveThruRPG! Now in Print!
Game Books
Changeling: The Lost books
Next book:
CTL/GTSE: Dark Eras: Three Kingdoms of Darkness Buy it from DriveThruRPG!
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