Oh man, this looks great. I have some questions though. Is the game based on some existing system like PbtA or FitD or is it an original system? How many pages will approximately be in the final version of the game? And will there be a print version of it eventually?
Hopes & Dreams
A downloadable tabletop rpg
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Hopes & Dreams is a rules-lite tabletop role-playing game where you play as young adults who want to make a difference in a world that won’t let them. Government officials are corrupted, your leaders are broken, and the future looks bleak.
Play in this original grunge industrial fantasy setting where you and your friends haven’t abandoned hope yet. You still have dreams of what life could be, and are willing to fight for it.
Inspired by Arcane, The Name of the Wind, Hunger Games, and Overwatch, this game offers:
◆ An original, aspect-based resolution mechanic.
◆ 5 kits for the players to choose from.
◆ A progression system that focuses on the group's dream.
◆ A way for PCs to perform powerful stunts ignited by their hope.
◆ A diegetic and stylish character sheet and rules reference pamphlet.
◆ Details about a grunge fantasy world full of opportunities to explore.
◆ and more...
The core rules are available for free in the game's SRD, which also includes a design commentary and numerous guidelines on how to hack the system to make your next game Ignited by Hopes & Dreams.
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What Folks Are Saying...
As I read Hopes and Dreams, I was struck by the teenage feeling of it.
Not that you’re supposed to play with a teenager, you’re not. It’s a matter of spirit.
The layout is the first to convey this feeling - it’s daring and beautiful - but this is just the first layer. Titles are exciting, and the information they draw attention to is agile and direct.
Skills, Tracks, Payoffs, and all the gears and knobs every role-playing game has, are so clear and direct they scream “immediate reward”. We want FUN and we want it NOW! And Hopes and Dreams delivers that.
In this game, the characters won’t have the future placed in their hands like a heavenly gift. The struggle will be real. But they will have their hopes and dreams to push them forward.
What else could we, players, ask for?
As something that is brand new, Hopes and Dreams is overflowing with life. As a system, it has laid down solid roots, and it will obviously bear many fruits.
And I’m eager to savor them.
HOPES & DREAMS is a beautifully designed and well thought out game. The mechanics - from the abilities skills to dice rolls to the playbooks and Payoffs - reinforce the overall theme: The knowledge that your hopes and dreams can change the world for the better. I cannot wait to jump into the industrial city of Ansbach and fight to make it a better place.
Hopes and Dreams make me feel a camaraderie that other games can’t even begin to understand. Instantly it stroke me like a game in which everything could be possible. I know that most TTRPGs are played by a party, but here this feeling was twined into the very mechanics in a minimalistic and effective way. The cool kits, the set of skills, the clean mechanics, and the superb layout assemble an amazing game. Can’t wait for the game to be complete and go around dreaming of a better world.
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Thank you so much! For you questions:
1. The game is inspired by PBtA and FitD, but it has its own system (which will be available as an SRD very soon).
2. The game currently sits at around 36 pages, but I hope to get it to around 50~ once we add locations and world details.
3. I designed the game knowing I would eventually send it to a printer! I've already gotten quotes, so once the game is complete and edited, I'll for sure order printed copies. Now, I just need to find a good way to manage the purchase of physical copies!
Hope you like the game!
— RP @ Fari RPGs