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In POWERED by the DREAMR, you are the Dreamr, with power over dreams and nightmares. When awake, you are an everyperson, an individual with no supernatural distinction. But when you close your eyes, the mundanity of the world is replaced with one where you are its guide. You fly through the dream realms, opening other people’s subconsciousness like it is a bazaar on market day. While your target sleeps, you rule their fantasies. You may protect the sleeping, or fill them with nightmares. You can implant new truths, steal existing ones, or you can live as you want within the mind of another, experiencing their life, or rewriting it. You may be great and good, or simple and terrible, for you are a god in slumber. 

As a Dreamr, what drives you into other’s dreams? POWERED by the DREAMR gives you the power to live dreams. Are you the promise of justice probing the criminal mind for a confession? Are you a Dream Thief stealing top secrets? Are you a hero protecting a loved one from their nightmares? Are you Romeo awaiting your stars to cross? Are you a Dream Whisperer wandering from mind-to-mind, setting right thoughts that once went wrong? For the Dreamr, all dreams are possible.

But more important than these powers and opportunities, your struggles and victories in the waking world define your Dreamr ambitions. A teenage Dream Warrior has a different sleep self than a middle-aged Dream Assassin, one heroically defending the sleepr, the other bitterly trying to dredge up the illusion of youth. Their conflict could manifest each Dreamr's worst nightmares.

This project takes inspiration from Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts 2, Sandman, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Inception, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dreamscape, What Dreams May Come, Dream Within a Dream, Black Mirror: San Junipero, The Sopranos: Funhouse, and every life I lived while my eyes were clamped shut.

Just as dreams represent the full menu of you, this game is just as open. POWERED by the DREAMR is a dream for players of all identities where you are free to be your truest self. If you dream, this game is your playground.

This Powered by the Apocalypse tabletop RPG includes three zines (core rules, a GM quick reference, and player quick reference) as well as a PDF containing all seven playbooks for a total of 83 pages worth of content. 

Hardboiled GMshoe Q&A about the RPG zine can be read here.

Review of the RPG zine by Quest Wise:


Author & Artist: Egg Embry 
Publisher: Egg Embry Publishing

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
TagsDreams, PbtA


Buy Now$6.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:

POWERED_by_the_DREAMR_Dream_Journal_for_the_GM.pdf 4 MB
POWERED_by_the_DREAMR_dreamr_journal.pdf 5 MB
POWERED_by_the_DREAMR_Core_Rules.pdf 18 MB
POWERED_by_the_DREAMR_Playbooks.pdf 4 MB

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Print Zines - POWERED by the DREAMR (includes PDF) - US Only

Want all three POWERED by the DREAMR RPG zines and seven one-page playbooks in print along with the PDF items listed above? This option gives you all of the content of the zines in a physical form as well as PDF copies. This offer includes free US shipping. 

(For international customers interested in physical copies, contact me and I'll let you know the exact shipping rates.)


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Hi! I love the look of the zine and I'd be intrested in getting a physical copy of Powered by the Dreamr, but I live in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, is there any hope of getting a copy out?

Hello Hafle! Thank you for the kind words, they made my weekend! :-) 

I'd love to get you a physical copy, but the cost from the US to Australia is US$28 plus the zine. I hate that cost more than you could know. :-( If I were aware of an RPG zine distro for Australia, I'd ship them in a minute! 

The best option I can offer is waiting until my next Kickstarter (July/August) and ordering POWERED by the DREAMR and the other zine I'll be kickstarting (FATE-nheit 4D6) so it maximizes the shipping costs.

But, I'm happy to ship it to you. Ping me here, FB, or Twitter and I'll get it out to you. :-)

ah man, I appreciate you getting back to me but the shippings a little too steep for me right now. theres always the pdf!

I more than feel that, that cost is awful and I'm sorry about it. I would love to find a cheaper option, I really would. :-(


I love this game!!!

I love how the moves are described. this toolbox for dreamr asks us to be so smart ^^ 

and the matter that this game interrogates us about visiting the dreams of the other is very intersting too

and... sorry for my bad english but... i am french ^^

Thank you for the kind words! I appreciate them! :-D


and fanx for your game... i am waiting for the next ;)