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In POWERED by the DREAMR, you are the Dreamr, with power over dreams and nightmares. When awake, you are an everyperson, an individual with no supernatural distinction. But when you close your eyes, the mundanity of the world is replaced with one where you are its guide. You fly through the dream realms, opening other people’s subconsciousness like it is a bazaar on market day. While your target sleeps, you rule their fantasies. You may protect the sleeping, or fill them with nightmares. You can implant new truths, steal existing ones, or you can live as you want within the mind of another, experiencing their life, or rewriting it. You may be great and good, or simple and terrible, for you are a god in slumber. 

As a Dreamr, what drives you into other’s dreams? POWERED by the DREAMR gives you the power to live dreams. Are you the promise of justice probing the criminal mind for a confession? Are you a Dream Thief stealing top secrets? Are you a hero protecting a loved one from their nightmares? Are you Romeo awaiting your stars to cross? Are you a Dream Whisperer wandering from mind-to-mind, setting right thoughts that once went wrong? For the Dreamr, all dreams are possible.

But more important than these powers and opportunities, your struggles and victories in the waking world define your Dreamr ambitions. A teenage Dream Warrior has a different sleep self than a middle-aged Dream Assassin, one heroically defending the sleepr, the other bitterly trying to dredge up the illusion of youth. Their conflict could manifest each Dreamr's worst nightmares.

This project takes inspiration from Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts 2, Sandman, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Inception, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dreamscape, What Dreams May Come, Dream Within a Dream, Black Mirror: San Junipero, The Sopranos: Funhouse, and every life I lived while my eyes were clamped shut.

Just as dreams represent the full menu of you, this game is just as open. POWERED by the DREAMR is a dream for players of all identities where you are free to be your truest self. If you dream, this game is your playground.

This Powered by the Apocalypse tabletop RPG includes three zines (core rules, a GM quick reference, and player quick reference) as well as a PDF containing all seven playbooks. 

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