Dream Askew // Dream Apart

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Queer strife amid the collapse. Jewish fantasy of the shtetl. Two beginner-friendly roleplaying games of belonging outside belonging.
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  • Goal $15,000.00
  • Total Pledged $62,355.29
  • Backers 1705
  • Pledge Rewards $52,120.00
  • Addons & Shipping $10,235.29
  • Avg. per Backer $36.57
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  • Reward Levels 31
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  • Highest Level $500.00
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    A softcover copy of the Dream Askew / Dream Apart split book, in full colour. Comes with the PDF.

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    A copy of the PDF.
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    A discount copy of the physical book & PDF, for folks below the poverty line.
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    A softcover copy of the Dream Askew / Dream Apart split book, in full colour. Comes with the PDF.
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    Retailers only, please! Ten copies of the book at wholesale, and a copy of the PDF to distribute to your customers. (After the campaign you'll be contacted directly with the opportunity to add additional copies or upgrades.)
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Market". The Market is one of the six setting elements from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Unseen World". The Unseen World is one of the six setting elements from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Goyishe World". The Goyishe World is one of the six setting elements from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of Texts & Traditions". Texts & Traditions is one of the six setting elements from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of Gossip & Reputation". Gossip & Reputation is one of the six setting elements from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Wild Forest". The Wild Forest is one of the six setting elements from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Varied Scarcities". The Varied Scarcities is one of the six setting elements from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Psychic Maelstrom". The Psychic Maelstrom is one of the six setting elements from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Society Intact". The Society Intact is one of the six setting elements from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Digital Realm". The Digital Realm is one of the six setting elements from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Outlying Gangs". The Outlying Gangs is one of the six setting elements from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The Outliers zine will contain a special page of thanks to the keepers, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support for this curious side project. Each is paired with one of the setting elements from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the zine. You'll be listed as "[Name], Keeper of the Earth Itself". The Earth Itself is one of the six setting elements from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    You'll get a sneak-peek advance copy of our chapter on designing a new game of belonging outside belonging. And in early 2019, Ben will schedule a two-hour video consultation with you, for brainstorming and feedback on your own game design. (Can't afford this tier, but still want feedback? Check the FAQ for a scholarship option!) You'll receive the softcover book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Irises". The Iris is one of the six roles from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Hawkers". The Hawker is one of the six roles from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Stitchers". The Stitcher is one of the six roles from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Tigers". The Tiger is one of the six roles from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Torches". The Torch is one of the six roles from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Arrivals". The Arrival is one of the six roles from Dream Askew. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Sorcerers". The Sorcerer is one of the six roles from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Matchmakers". The Matchmakers is one of the six roles from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Midwives". The Midwife is one of the six roles from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Klezmers". The Klezmer is one of the six roles from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Scholars". The Scholar is one of the six roles from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    The book will contain a special page of thanks to the Friends, a dozen backers who've shown amazing generosity and support in realizing this project. Each is paired with one of the character roles from either Dream Askew or Dream Apart, making them unique dedications within the book. You'll be listed as "[Name], Friend to Soldiers". The Soldier is one of the six roles from Dream Apart. You'll receive the book as well as the PDF.
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    Your name will make its way into Dream Askew as a character choice. In addition, artist Zev Chevat will work your likeness into one of the full-colour illustrations being completed for the game. You'll receive the softcover book as well as the PDF.

Historical Data

Date Backers Pledged Comments Updates
May 15 5 $477.00 0 0
May 16 509 $21,936.00 15 0
May 17 640 $26,411.00 19 1
May 18 703 $28,485.00 19 1
May 19 729 $29,315.00 20 1
May 21 752 $30,088.00 21 1
May 22 788 $31,305.00 22 2
May 23 806 $31,799.00 24 2
May 24 825 $32,711.00 24 2
May 25 845 $33,342.00 27 2
May 27 852 $33,640.00 27 2
May 28 901 $35,455.00 27 2
May 29 964 $37,784.00 27 2
May 30 995 $38,709.00 27 2
May 31 1043 $40,838.00 33 3
Jun 2 1069 $41,826.00 33 3
Jun 3 1099 $42,947.00 33 3
Jun 5 1115 $43,285.00 33 3
Jun 6 1143 $43,990.00 33 3
Jun 7 1162 $44,688.00 35 4
Jun 8 1178 $45,189.00 35 5
Jun 9 1194 $45,738.00 35 5
Jun 11 1226 $46,851.00 37 5
Jun 12 1307 $50,032.00 40 6
Jun 13 1345 $51,487.00 40 7
Jun 15 1395 $52,887.00 41 7
Jun 16 1492 $55,850.00 41 8
Jun 17 1591 $58,494.00 41 8
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