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Nightmares of the Dead Dreamers (Digital Early Release)

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Setting Premise
Set in an archaic world of surreal horror. You play as nearly any type of character you want from a dimension of your design. Your character will have to start with nothing, survive in the hostile landscape, build and craft from the carcasses of strange beasts, and travel the labyrinthine tangle of other dimensions.

The Strain System
The Strain system is designed for survival horror campaigns. Players have to struggle against their Stress scores. Choose to roll one, two, or three dice and use the best result to beat your Stress score, but if any of the dice roll a natural 1, you gain Stress.

Using a Limited Dice Pool, combat takes on a tactical edge where players have to balance their actions between attacking, moving, and defending. Visceral body injuries are quick to resolve, with less book-keeping than Hit Point systems. Character advancement options can alter the way your character interacts with the combat system, allowing you to create a unique character build.

Early Release
This early release version is Pay What You Want. All of the artwork, layout, setting, writing, and design was created by James Vail, so please consider contributing towards the full print release if you try it out.

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March 7th, 2017
Disclaimer: I am the wife of the author and artist of this creation. Nightmares of the Dead Dreamers was my first tabletop RPG. I have watched it grow and change over the course of around five years. While I don't have anything to compare it to, I can [...]
March 5th, 2017
By all the gods! A game more pretentious than Immortal: The Invisible War! [...]
February 17th, 2017
The premise is certainly interesting but the depth of the magic system left something to be desired. Also the intro with its blatent sexual situations felt forced and made me uncomfortable. [...]
February 9th, 2017
This is an incredibly well designed game, with a fluid combat and an emphasis on roleplaying and player freedom it is truly a blast to play. Just enough crunch to keep you invested in the rule set without bogging down the game and its all tied up into [...]
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February 27, 2017
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