There is another world beyond our perceptions, a world which few people know. Beyond time and space is the Dreamlands, an infinite world of wonder and terror, formed from dreams and hopes of humanity when the world’s first great cities started to form. You are a dreamer, one of the gifted few who can travel to Dreamland with consciousness intact.
In Dreamland, you might be a merchant, a snake charmer, a jeweler, a soldier or a queen. Travel to marvelous cities, on perilous roads through deserts and jungles, to the lairs of strange peoples, talking beasts and monsters…or perhaps even farther than this, east of the sun and west of the moon. Dreamland is the ur-reality that fairytales and surrealists see but dimly: a timeless, ancient world where people act out archetypal Roles, where emotions and symbols are real magical forces, and where nightmares, beasts and relentless Abhumans intrude on the ever more isolated castles of humanity.
In the waking world, you might be an artist, a madman, or simply an unwitting person touched by dreams…from any point in human history. But your dream self does not remember all of your waking-world life, nor vice versa. While you sleep, only a few Memories of your waking life remain, and these Memories are your lifeline between the real world and Dreamland. Lose your Memories, and you will be forever lost in Dreamland, choosing eternal illusion over reality and leaving your waking-world body behind…
Dreamland is a portal fantasy roleplaying game inspired by the fantasy stories of Lord Dunsany, H.P. Lovecraft, Kij Johnson and Michael Ende. Drawing from sources like Labyrinth, The Neverending Story, Through the Garden Wall, Marco Polo and the isekai genre, Dreamland takes you through the gateway to a fantasy world of symbolism, wonder and horror.
Coming soon, Dreamland is designed and illustrated by Jason Bradley Thompson, ENnie-nominated illustrator and writer for numerous roleplaying games (Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Lamentations of the Flame Princess etc.) and artist of a graphic novel adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath.