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Dream Askew and Dream Apart are beginner-friendly roleplaying games of Belonging Outside Belonging created by Avery Alder and Benjamin Rosenbaum. They give you tools to tell a story about marginalized people living together in precarious community. The games use a no dice, no masters system that emphasizes collaboration, shared ownership, and character-driven play. Published in duet, the book includes both games and a step-by-step guide to designing your own games of Belonging Outside Belonging. Build a community together, and then make trouble within it!
In Dream Askew, that community is a queer enclave enduring the collapse of civilization. Ruined buildings and wet tarps, nervous faces in the campfire glow, strange new psychic powers, fierce queer love, and turbulent skies above a fledgling community, asking “What do you do next?”
In Dream Apart, it’s a Jewish shtetl in a fantastical-historical Eastern Europe. Demons and wedding jesters; betrothals and pogroms; mystical ascensions and accusations of murder; the sounds of the shofar ringing through cramped and muddy streets, of cannon fire, of the wolf’s footfalls in the snowy pine forest; asking “What do you do next?”
Components and Details
- Full-colour book featuring art by Ezra Rose and Zev Chevat, in either softcover or dust-jacket hardcover format.
- Includes PDF with purchase
Number of players: 3-6 players across 3-4 hours
Style: Belonging Outside Belonging. No GM. No dice.
Nominated 2019 Ennies Awards:
-Product of the Year
Dream Askew includes themes of violence, gangs, oppression, and queer sexuality.
Dream Apart includes themes of violence, war, oppression, and anti-Semitism.
When you play, your group can decide what to focus on and what to avoid, and tools are included to make that process easier (pages 11-14)