The internet asks, “What is SWORDDREAM, anyway?”
It’s time for the emerging movement to give answer. *DREAM is an offshoot of the OSR (Old School Renaissance), but it's more than that.
You’re invited to share your SWORDDREAM in a game jam this July!
Take an existing game, and create content for it that focuses in on your SWORDDREAM, or any kind of *DREAM. (Yours can be one that doesn’t focus on SWORDs, such as a SNAILDREAM, EGGDREAM, or FIREDREAM but regardless of what you choose, you’re invited to *DREAM with us!)
You may do this using mechanics, content, or a combination of the two. Your submission could be…
For example, if your *DREAM is about anti-colonialism, you might make a dungeon that the player characters have to defend from outsiders coming to steal their cultural treasures; you may be dreaming a SWORDDREAM. If your dream is about nurturing community and destroying oppressors, you might make an adventure about an uprising -- a FIREDREAM. If your *DREAM is about high school kids having adventures, you might create rules for playing teenagers in a TEENDREAM. Or if your *DREAM is anti-capitalist, you might create a system of alternate economic incentives that de-emphasize money and traditional treasure -- an ANTI-CAPDREAM.
NOTE: Some folk have been asking how many submissions the game jam accepts...the answer is as many as you like. Woah! That being said, do pace yourselves and don't push too hard. Just have fun and throw together what you like! This is a game jam so what you submit can just be a prototype or an initial draft.
A list of games we love that you should think about hacking. But don’t limit yourself to this list. We include these games because they’re highly hackable and in many cases have good licensing terms for third party creators.
There is no one SWORDDREAM, but anyone who follows the Nine Principles of *DREAM is definitely sworddreaming! What if your *DREAM isn’t a SWORDDREAM? Got a FIREDREAM, or maybe a SNAILDREAM? If you’re down with the 9 Principles, you’re welcome to join in, too!
Entries may not contain racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or other hate speech.
Entries must abide by itch.io’s rules for selling physical games.
This Game Jam is specifically for material related to Tabletop Roleplaying Games. Video game submissions will be removed. Thanks!
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