In Dreaming Avalon
A downloadable game
What orchard is this, we fairies, we knights, in which we meet?
It is the orchard of Dreaming Avalon, the sacred Isle of Apples, the golden summer crown of fairy-land.
We knights, late of Arthur’s Round at Camelot, we knights are travelers here. We lost our way upon the mortal road, or else lay down beside it to sleep, and so dreamed ourselves to this strange place.
And we fairies, we are the Court of the Goddess Moon and this Her queen, Morgan Le Fay. We also slept, once, and were mortal, in ancient and forgotten time; but now we are fairies, and our waking life is yet our dream.
What will we, here, we fairies, we knights, to while away our dreaming hour?
Fight with your friends. Ally with your rivals. Fall in love with your enemies.
To play, you’ll need 3–5 players, a copy of the playbook for each, and a deck of cards. 1-3 hours, ages 15+.
Download the "spreads" file for easiest home printing. "1up" and "cover" files to come.
|Author||Meguey & Vincent Baker, et al|
|Tags||Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Romance|
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This game shows what romance (and social interaction generally) in RPGs can be when freed from the familiar conflict-centered and "success-or-failure"-driven frameworks. Romance as a mutual exploration of intimacy rather then a series of consent-breaking dice rolls. Attraction as a natural development rather then something that is deliberately done *to* you as a way of getting leverage.
The setting is wonderful, and the writing does a good job of establishing and maintaining the feeling of it. There are countless delightful phrases and minor creative decisions throughout. All in all, an excellent game text.