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POWERED by the DREAMR, a PbtA RPG Zine on Kickstarter

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This is my personal project, POWERED by the DREAMR, a game open to dark nightmares. Because it's a zine, I don't have the space to share a proper setting but, in a future installment, I want to create a setting/adventure based around the dreams of madness that the Great Old Ones endure as the Dreamrs (PCs with the power to walk dreams) enter their slumbering chaos. 


POWERED by the DREAMR is a full Powered by the Apocalypse tabletop roleplaying game in a zine, and it’s live on Kickstarter. In POWERED by the DREAMR, you are a Dreamr who possesses limitless powers within dreams. Until you wake up, you travel between the subconscious of sleepers living out their dreams, searching out their secrets, or battling nightmares. Set in a dream state you and your friends collaborate on, this game maximizes the narrative rules to give each dream a surreal quality. As you navigate an ever-evolving environment of dream logic, your Moves will lead to success, reveal hidden truths, or unleash your character’s nightmares. 

Using a variant of the Powered by the Apocalypse phenomenon (originally seen in Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts 2, Dungeon World, and more), this game keeps dreams vibrant and varied via random questions that alter the fantasy or reveal a characters personal demons. You decide the dream objectives you must complete before the sleeper wakes. Will you combat a supernatural killer? Steal secrets? Defend the sleeper from dream stealers? Inspire a life altering idea for the sleeper? Live out your dream life? Or something completely your own? 

As a part of Kickstarter’s February initiative, #ZineQuest, this project is the debut solo tabletop roleplaying game by RPG journalist, Egg Embry (Knights of the Dinner Table, EN World (Hey!), Open Gaming Network, Tessera Guild). Making an RPG via Kickstarter is his dream manifest. With PDFs of the full game at just $5, or $12 for the print zine and PDF, you can share in his fantasy by checking out the POWERED by the DREAMR Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-rpg-zinequest

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The Dream Ends Friday!

Tomorrow, the Kickstarter for POWERED by the DREAMR ends! If you are looking for a tabletop RPG to play out your dreams and nightmares, this Powered by the Apocalypse zine is only $5 for the PDF or $12 for PDF and print! Join in and unleash your dreams at the gaming table!

POWERED by the DREAMR: Play your dream!


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FINAL DAY!!! It's the last day of the POWERED by the DREAMR Kickstarter campaign! In it, you're a dream warrior battling nightmares, the sleeper, and other dream warriors using a system that evolves the world and keeps it surreal! 

POWERED by the DREAMR: Roleplay your dreams with this Powered by the Apocalypse RPG zine!


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POWERED by the DREAMR is FUNDED!!! Thank you all for making my dream come true! I'm eager to share my game with as many of you as possible!

For those that missed out on POWERED by the DREAMR, it is available through the other Kickstarter I'm a co-creator on, Love's Labour's Liberated for 5e, through March 2nd! These copies of POWERED by the DREAMR are priced the same and will ship when the others do. Expect the same ability to craft dreams and battle through them in this Powered by the Apocalypse RPG! For your copy, check out Love's Labour's Liberated for 5e!

Check out Love's Labour's Liberated here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/737521052/loves-labours-liberated-a-5e-rpg-zine


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