DREAM ASKEW/DREAM APART
This book contains two games of belonging outside belonging. Dream Askew explores the story of a queer enclave amid the collapse of civilization. Dream Apart explores the story of a Jewish shtetl in a fantastical version of nineteenth-century Eastern Europe.
Both games are about a marginalized group of people living together in precarious community. They use a simple no dice, no masters system that puts the focus on relationships. community struggles, and player choice.
Build a community together, and then make trouble within it!
This book is organized into four chapters:
Playing the Dream
A thorough, beginner-friendly guide on how to play Dream Askew, Dream Apart, and other games of belonging outside belonging. Includes detailed running examples.
Everything you need to play Dream Askew - the character roles, setting elements, enclave worksheet, design notes, a mediography, and a recipe to serve your friends before playing.
Everything you need to play Dream Apart - the character roles, setting elements, shtetl worksheet, design notes, mediography, glossary, list of regional names, and a recipe for borsht.
Designing New Games
A step-by-step guide to designing your own games of belonging outside belonging, with wisdom on both the thematic and mechanical aspects of game design.
To learn more about Dream Askew and Dream Apart, including taking a look at their play kits, visit buriedwithoutceremony.com