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Judge us not by our seemings for we are never what we appear.
Come hither, changelings and join the dream-dance,
lest the winter come and the Dreaming pass into memory.

Recall your heritage! Let the games begin!

Twenty years ago, White Wolf published Changeling: the Dreaming, the fifth of their promised five game-lines that together comprised the World of Darkness. Seen by some as a lighter, more fantasy-based setting in the modern-day, and by others as the darkest game White Wolfhad yet created, players had to face the question of what happens once creativity and magic fades from their world.

This 20th Anniversary Edition of Changeling: the Dreaming returns to that deceptively bright yet terrifying world and both compiles and completes the concepts of the previous two editions. Led by veteran White Wolf and Onyx Path developer "Blackhat" Matt McFarland, our writing team consists of longtime Changeling creators like Ian Lemke, Jackie Cassada, Nicky Rea, and Peter Woodworth, as well as familiar names such as Holden Shearer, John Snead, Maggie Carrol, Matthew Dawkins, and Krister Michl. One and all are dedicated to making Changeling: the Dreaming Twentieth Anniversary Edition the most playable edition yet - while not losing the wonder, awe, and majesty that Changeling is known for.

  • A revised and up to date look at the World of Darkness through the eyes of the Kithain - what has happened to the Dreaming in the last 20 years, and what is the state of Glamour and dreams?
  • Rules for all of the kiths including in 2nd ed, plus fan favorites from other books: selkies, piskies, clurichaun, and both Arcadian and Concordian sidhe.
  • Rules for the Gallain: The inanimae, the hsien, the Nunnehi, and others!
  • An overhauled and reimagined system for fae magic, including new Arts and the powerful but dangerous practice of Unleashing!
  • New full-color beautiful artwork as well as classic Changeling illustrations including remastered full page pieces of the kiths by Tony Diterlizzi.


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William H March 20, 2020 8:53 am UTC
Thank-you, Onyx Path. Good stuff.
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재윤 ? March 19, 2020 3:50 pm UTC
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Aldo M January 17, 2020 4:25 pm UTC
The Official Interactive character sheets doesn't have the Arts as in the C20 book. Dragon's Ire appear as Primal, that's my guess. There's no Spring, Summer or Winter art.

In C20 Book the arts are: Autumn, Chicanery, Chronos, Contract, Dragon's Ire, Legerdemain, Metamorphosis, Naming, Oneiromancy, Primal, Pyretics, Skycraft, Soothsay, Sovereign, Spring, Summer, Wayfare & Winter.
in the Interactive pages: Aphrodisia, Autmun Way, Chicanery, Chronos, Contempt, Delusion, Discord, Dreamcraft, Infusion, Kyros, Legerdemain, Metamorphosis, Naming, Oneiromancy, Primal, Pyretics, Skycraft, Soothsay, Sovereign, Talecraft & Wayfare.
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Matt T January 22, 2022 5:31 am UTC
It uses stuff from 2nd edition, unfortunately, but it's not a huge deal. I just add my own.
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Dave T January 02, 2020 11:38 pm UTC
Is this 20th Anniversary edition of Changeling: The Dreaming 1e or 2e?
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Alexander M March 19, 2020 12:41 pm UTC
Neither. It's a new edition with revised rules.
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Mark J March 19, 2019 3:55 pm UTC
£80 for a roleplaying book? Never.
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Jose Celio F April 03, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
What's the difference between the Standard and the Premium Heavy Weight?
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John R July 04, 2018 4:03 am UTC
I did a quick google search and this is what I found.
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Anthony C June 19, 2019 5:07 am UTC
Yeah. Just got my premium and expected high gloss. Nope.
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J A O November 30, 2017 7:28 pm UTC
I own the original 2nd edition from 20 years ago. Is there a substantive difference between the anniversary and original version?
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Neil C December 22, 2017 8:55 pm UTC
I listened to an interview with the main writer. I'm not familiar with 2nd edition myself, but it sounded like he was talking about how they added unleashing and nightmare dice. I've also seen some people talking about some thermatic things in changling which may have changed (I'm yet to read anywhere that kithian are undone at 30). It also advances the metaplot (King David comes back).

Unleashing is where you tell the dreaming to do something for you, and lose complete control over an art. Very powerful but chaotic.
Nightmare dice is a mechanic for adding chaos to glamour, and slowly bringing the PC closer to bedlam.
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Eric R April 10, 2018 2:09 am UTC
Yes. Alot of the rules that were added in the CtD splat books are in the anniversary edition. All the different types of kith that weren't in the main book, the inanimae, dark kin, etc, etc. They also added fixed up the Glamour section, added the rest of the Arts, expanded cantrips. A huge improvement over 2nd edition.
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Eugene S November 28, 2017 3:21 am UTC
This pdf is filled with mistakes and omittances. A lot of the art does not describe what's in the text and many concepts are not fully explained. A big, hot technicolor mess.
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Brett F October 17, 2017 7:45 am UTC
Why are your pod books so expensive? It seems like it's really steep.
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Georg M August 16, 2018 11:34 am UTC
my experience with POD on here (as a publisher) is that the printing price, especially for color and heavyweight, is rather high without even adding a margin. then the publisher also wants to earn something, so you end up with products that are easily super expensive. on my own product, where I don't particularly care about the money, I have decided to slash my own earnings in favor of having affordable prices. it's still steep, especially when you add delivery.

the bigger the book, the more expensive it will be, and these 20th anniversary editions are behemoth books tbh. I only buy digital products nowadays, simply because big POD books aren't bound well enough to justify that price. I'm generally happy with all the things I've ordered, but the binding is a real issue and will probably mean that the books fall apart sooner or later under their own weight :(
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Randall T September 27, 2017 1:54 am UTC
One of the things that drove me and my friends crazy about the original Changeling. Do they address the difference between the real world, and the changeling world, is the latter like the umbra, etc?

We wanted to love the 1E book, but there was a lot of confusion regarding how the Changelings interacted with the rest of the WoD
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Erik H December 25, 2017 2:07 am UTC
I haven't read this part of the book yet but Chapter 7 "The Dreaming" has 26 pages devoted to explaining this in some detail. I remember how it worked in 2e though. If your comparison is the Umbra then it's a bit similar in that there are separate realms that work differently from our reality. But there are also chimerical things in the normal world you might see just walking down a city street. Mortals don't notice that at all. It's a bit like being in a faerie tale augmented reality* game you can't turn off.

* you can probably look this term up for info pretty easily if you're not familiar with it
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Eric R April 10, 2018 2:11 am UTC
2nd edition, and especially the 20th anniversary edition fixes and explains everything that was in 1st edition ^_^ Including how Changelings interact with mages, vampires, etc.
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Jullian M September 25, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
Can someone please fix the download preview?
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Paul B October 15, 2017 9:21 pm UTC
20 days on and still nothing...
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Jullian M October 21, 2017 2:02 am UTC
Too bad. The message they're sending is 'we don't care'.
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William M September 18, 2017 1:08 pm UTC
I never played The Changeling when it first came out, so I was curious. I can see this is a best seller. I really recommend that your description actually describes what this is (I went to wikipedia for an outline), not just it's publication, author lists and revision history. Is it even a complete RPG? Why is it not available in b/w POD, more affordable formats?
Thanks, Will.
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Rory H September 19, 2017 1:32 pm UTC
I think the description above is fairly detailed and clear. It's a full, complete game about playing children in a world of darkness, at least in a figurative sense. I'm not sure why a black and white version is necessary when it's essentially billed as a deluxe, full colour product. There is a quick-play if you want a less expensive taster.
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William M September 19, 2017 10:00 pm UTC
Actually your summary is clearer than the above. I think I might pick up the pdf. Thanks.
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