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Welcome to Oniria - a place where Dreams and Nightmares come to life and make the city their own. In this game you play as a member of the Quixotic Society and are tasked with investigating and containing the Reveries when they start becoming too messy. 

Inside this book you will find 

- 4 new roles (or backgrounds)
- intriguing abilities and dreamy items
- rules for Reveries (the manifestation of one's psyche)
- enigmatic characters who will assist, oppose or entertain you
- descriptions of several exciting locations in Oniria
- strange incidents to use as adventure hooks or tales from the past 
- an introductory adventure to discover Oniria and its mysteries
- 48 pages filled with colourful and evocative art

Use your ethereal abilities and extraordinary items to discover what motivates the Reveries, decide whether you want to help or stop them and explore the marvelous city of Oniria!

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The print version is available from
- Rook's Press: https://www.rookspress.com/products/onirias-slumber
- IglooTree: https://iglootree.com/onirias-slumber-461-p.asp
- Exalted Funeral:
https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/collections/neoteric-codices/products/onirias-slu...
- Ratti Incantati: https://rattiincantati.com/products/onirias-slumber

The character sheet is available in the "Demo" section.

This book is many things at once. It was first thought of as a small setting for Troika!, then it was written into a small hack and now it's a bit of both. You can play it on its own, or use its setting as a sphere for Troika!.

A very late submission to the Dreaming Jam.

Oniria's Slumber is an independent production by Jean Verne and is not affiliated with the Melsonian Arts Council.

StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(18)
AuthorFantasticJean
GenreAdventure
TagsCreative, Narrative, Non violent, Troika, weird
Average sessionA few hours

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Oniria's Slumber - pages.pdf 113 MB
Oniria's Slumber - spreads.pdf 112 MB

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Oniria's Slumber - character sheet.pdf 1 MB

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In Oniria's Slumber, dreams and nightmare can manifest physically and changes the city of Oniria. You play as members of the Quixotic Society tasked with containing the phenomenon. It is a standalone RPG that is compatible with Troika.

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I appreciate a good cover, and the art for this project is excellent – and as it turns out, rather on point regarding the content. Jean Verne has chosen obscure modernist painter Karl Wiener for the full color illustrations of this book. Vibrant, playful, and sometimes outright contemporary, Paul Klee or Wassily Kandinsky come to mind.  Oniria’s Slumber is another Troika! based publication but this is it’s own system, with specific character creation rules. You play as sort of dream wandering modifiers, that protect the sleeping from dreams and nightmares. At character creation, you record Recurring Dream and Worst Nightmare as mechanics! These things grant you tokens and play out with certain triggers. This is so cool. There is included a safety paragraph, so at the table, people are reminded to be careful in detailing personal material regarding dreams and nightmares: You can make it up, but with intimate groups, this could be very potent stuff as well. Classes are Lucid Dreamer, Dream Reader, Day Dreamer, and Sleepwalker. You navigate the sleep world and interact with Reveries. PCs get faculties that allow them to commune with dreams, transform, link with dreams. Some of these mechanics perhaps are seen elsewhere in different terminology, but the language and subject of this book is just so cool! Requires more time from me, but at 26 pages, this is a dense book; not to read, but material wise, content wise, visually. I think it’s considerably inspired. Speaking with Jean, there may be a print-ready edition soon, and I think it will look great.

Thanks for this amazing write-up :)