This is the page where we post about upcoming convention games, as well as online assets you can use to run Dreamland yourself. We also have contact information for the site.
UPCOMING CON GAMES & PUBLIC DEMOS
BSer Con 3 (Online) – Sunday, January 21, 2024 – Benet is running the Dreamland adventure “On the Wings of Dream” at this free online convention from 7AM-11AM PST! Event signups begin on December 1 for patrons of the “Gaming and BS” podcast, December 8 for everyone else. Sign up here!
In the past we have run Dreamland demos at conventions like GenCon, BigBadCon, GameholeCon, NecronomiCon, Convocation, KublaCon, GoPlayNW and YSDC Game Day. Check here for future updates!
We do Dreamland playtests 2-3 times a month on Thursdays on the Dreamland Discord server, usually starting at 8PM PST. Email us at (Jason’s first name) at mockman point com, or ping us on twitter or Facebook, for a Discord invite!
DREAMLAND QUICKSTART RULES
As of October 2023, the updated Beta version of the rules are available online in a QuickStart PDF for you to download & try:
There is also one complete online starter adventure, “The Paradise of the Unchanging” (which also contains a short bestiary and other odds & ends):
The Paradise of the Unchanging (29p.): https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/agqn0axe5udl97d38hrck/Dreamland-The-Paradise-of-the-Unchanging-10-2023.pdf?rlkey=h1gy8rk13km06tkldkglay59l&dl=0
Printable Dreamland Character Sheet (3p.): https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/ew68v30zrpggxh229buff/Dreamland-Character-Sheet-10-2023.pdf?rlkey=pmyl35zuhaqnkhkasfjywo2l5&dl=0
This character sheet is higher-resolution than the one in the Quickstart PDF.
VTT (VIRTUAL TABLETOP) SUPPORT
Dreamland is a card-based game where players use 300 Word Cards to tell stories and describe marvels of Dreamland. As of March 2023, you can use any of the following ways to play Dreamland:
Tabletop Simulator: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2925695901 – Tabletop Simulator costs a flat fee of $20 to buy on Steam; the Dreamland material is free. Go here to subscribe to Dreamland and you’ll be able to download the cards as well as receiving updates whenever I make edits.
playingcards dot io: https://www.dropbox.com/s/974ahp7upefpkgx/dreamland-rpg-playingcards.pcio?dl=0 Though not a full VTT, this free site works great for simulating Dreamland Word Cards. To use it, click on the file link above and download the “.pcio” file. Then create an account at playingcards.io and upload the file; the Dreamland card set will appear.
Dreamland cards are also set up for roll20, but since roll20 assets can’t be shared except as products in the roll20 store, we haven’t made these available yet (since Dreamland isn’t ready for commercial release yet, we don’t want to charge money for it). Occasionally Jason, Aaron or someone else who has uploaded Dreamland cards to roll20 will run a game on roll20.
Here’s a recording of our first Dreamland actual play video, recorded in April 2023 using OBS on Zoom and roll20:
POD (PRINT ON DEMAND) CARDS
For those who prefer to play RPGs in-person, you’ll have to wait till Dreamland is released in an official print edition with books, maps and physical Word Cards. However, as an interim measure, a POD version of the 300 Word Cards is now available at The Game Crafter. These are more expensive than the cards would be as part of an official release, and these are not the final designs, but they’re high-quality and suitable to playtest the game using the Quickstart Rules. If you can’t wait to play Dreamland in-person, please check them out! (And please look forward to an eventual professional release of the game!)
If you’re interested in playtesting Dreamland with your own local gaming group, or trying a game on Roll20, feel free to email us at (Jason’s first name) at mockman point com, or ping us on twitter or Facebook.
There is also a Dreamland Discord server which is accessible by invitation. Email and we’ll send you a link, there’s lots of Dreamland folks there!
Or, if you want to get on our mailing list for updates, send us your info with the form below! (But emailing us personally is much faster — we don’t send many group emails.)