Who wouldn’t want to sit down at the table and know for certain — without having to depend on the GM — that you’ll be able to experience an amazing story that hits all of the important, exciting beats? Or to know that everyone will have essential input on the story? Few games can promise that, and even fewer can guarantee it. Dreamchaser does. Each player decides on one or more “Milestones”, story beats that will appear in the story, that are written with a minimum of context. These Milestones are arranged in a logical order and placed in the center of the table for everyone to see. In play, the GM will guide the players through each Milestone in order. Since the player decides on the beat, but not on its context, our characters get to experience them authentically, since we don’t know how they’ll appear in the story, or even that they’ll go well! That’s up to our characters.
Unlike most roleplaying games, where you start with a setting and build within its box, Dreamchaser lets you create whatever character you want, and then, due to its focus on narrative mechanics, builds the box around you. The world, its inhabitants, central conflict, even the genre of the game come organically from player input, but seldom explicitly, which leaves the story free to go in directions no one player will expect. Dreamchaser gives us the freedom to determine and explore our identity, powers, connections, and essential components of the world and story, both at character creation and throughout play. Because its focus is on player input and contribution above and before anything else, Dreamchaser is ideal for new players who haven’t had their spark of creativity squelched by more traditional, more restrictive systems. And since anything goes, no two campaigns will look anything alike, giving it replayability truly limited only by our imagination.
Dreamchaser is a game everyone should experience at least once – but you’ll want to play it again and again. Whatever you want to experience, whatever your dream, Dreamchaser will make it happen.
Dreamchaser comes to Kickstarter on Tuesday, January 24th.