Dream Askew and Dream Apart RPGs Up On Kickstarter

Feelings of being “not part of the crowd” can transcend time and place. Though the initial description of the two RPGs, Dream Askew and Dream Apart, sound very different from one-another, they both still touch on those same feelings. In Dream Askew, the queer community struggles with life in a post-apocalyptic world. Meanwhile, Dream Apart takes place in a Jewish community in the shtetl. The two games are up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Dream Askew gives us ruined buildings, haunted faces, strange new psychic powers, fierce queer love, and turbulent skies…

Dream Apart gives us demons and wedding jesters; betrothals and pogroms; mystical ascensions and accusations of murder; rabbi’s daughters running away to be actresses or bandits or boy soldiers; the sounds of the shofar ringing through cramped and muddy streets, of cannon fire, of the wolf’s footfalls in the snowy pine forest…

Dream Askew and Dream Apart are beginner-friendly roleplaying games of belonging outside belonging. They give you tools to tell a story about marginalized people living together in precarious community. In Dream Askew, that community is a queer enclave enduring the collapse of civilization. In Dream Apart, it’s a Jewish shtetl in a fantastical-historical Eastern Europe. They both feature a no dice, no masters system that emphasizes collaboration, shared ownership, and character-driven play.

The Kickstarter is already over its funding goal with still 32 days on the clock.

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