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The TTRPG of Your (Fever) Dreams

You ever see a TTRPG that has so much personality, that you’re half-expecting it to obtain sentience? Of course, if Fever Dream Nexus ever did that, I’d expect it to speak only in spiraling poetics that threaten to unravel the universe.

The “T” in TTRPG stands for “trippy.” Probably both T’s.

Set in the dreamscape of Nexus, you play as a Sleepwalker, a REM ronin loaded with trauma. You’re here to keep the peace, solve mysteries, and hunt down the fingers of the late Prince Ziggy to have your greatest wish granted.

Or die trying.

And by “die,” I mean “unravel a world that already looks like it’s holding onto stability by its colorful fingernails.”

And you thought the game about lifeguards fighting cosmic horrors was zany enough?

Fever Dream Nexus is touted as a TTRPG that’s less rules heavy and more on open-ended outcomes and creativity. It also touts a JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure influence, which manifests through your Shadow. Your Shadow, of course, being the physical materialization of your trauma, which grants you special abilities.

Does YOUR TTRPG have Killer7 design goodness?
Surreal and loaded with discomforting themes? Sign me up!

Spells also make an appearance here, albeit in the form of music-inspired “Tracks.” Tracks aren’t typically geared towards combat, instead intended to allow players the means to creative solutions to violence. (Combat is still an option, albeit a very bloody one.)

Best. TTRPG spell list. EVER.
There better be a Track called “Never Gonna Give You Up.”

Stretch goals have since been passed on this campaign, which includes a rival system for your Sleepwalker and additional planes to explore in the form of heavens and hells. The campaign itself closes on March 3.

About the Author
Went to film school instead of real college. Writes stuff, animates things, and programs whatchacallits. Currently playing a rogue/cleric (trickery) warforged that's basically a life-sized Victorian porcelain horror doll. You can find more of her stuff at kerahildebrandt.com, including D&D modules/such!

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