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In 4 hours, 5-8 players re-create a piece of cinema history, and shoot their own silent film in the process! 

The Dream 

In 1911 Mary Pickford, already a big star, snuck off to Cuba with her acting company to make some cheap one-reel films out of the reach of Thomas Edison's copyright goons. She brought along her worthless drunkard of a husband, Owen Moore, her worthless lush of a sister, Lottie, and her worthless troublemaker of a little brother, Jack. She wrote a screenplay that was a thinly-veiled metaphor for her difficult life, and they shot it in one day. It was called The Dream.

If that's not an enticing setup for a game, we don't know what is!

In The Dream you play the cast and crew struggling to film... The Dream, with on-screen and off-screen drama and tension and you actually film your own version as you play. Jason meticulously recreated the shooting script and interstitials, and the game provides tons of period detail and amps up the love, romance and drama. You've got one reel - 1000 feet of film - and you've got one day to get it done. 

When you finish the film you finish the game, and have your own version ready to share with the world!

What's Included?

The Dream consists of a 44-page PDF, including complete instructions, character sheets, and title cards.

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      44
      Publisher Stock #
      BPG013
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      30.81 MB
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      File Last Updated:
      August 29, 2018
      This title was added to our catalog on August 29, 2018.