By Joli

Growing up is trauma. Maturity is bought with blood. You will find it—in a land where magic dwells and enchantment rules. Have you bravery enough to wrestle with demons? Wisdom enough to resist beguilement? Nerve enough to grow up?

Purchase The Dreaming Crucible, 44 page half-letter pamphlet-stitched booklet, $16+s&h at the Indie RPGs Un-Store!

The Dreaming Crucible is a storytelling game for three players, about a troubled adolescent and their adventures in a dreamlike but deadly world of Faerie. This boy or girl will travel to that world carrying the wounds of this world, and there face the worst of their pain and fear. One player takes the role of the Hero or Heroine, and the other two will portray the Light and Dark forces of Faerie,  in the form of a Companion and Nemesis respectively, who help or hinder the Heroine as she faces terrible Peril.  As she progresses on her journey her very soul will be tried in the fires of transformation, but her actions will transform Faerie in turn.

The book is lovingly hand-sewn and glued in assorted colors of trim; no two are alike. It’s 5 ½ X 8 ½ inches,  44 pages with lavish art by Erin Kelso, plus an insert of game cards to cut out and use. Play a complete story in 2-3 hours using the book, a bag of colored stones and a pair of courageous and creative friends.

EDIT: Downloadable play aids now available!

The text of this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Commercial and noncommercial uses distributed under an identical license are thus permitted without any further permission from the copyright owner. The basic rules text will soon be freely available online.

15 Responses to “The Dreaming Crucible storytelling game”

  1. 1 Joey
    February 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Neat! I put your blog on my RSS feed, so I’ll actually be up to date on things now. :D

  2. May 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm


    I ordered the pre-issue of this game, I’m *finally* getting around to ordering this copy too. This is the only storygame I’ve found a group to play, I thank you so much for that!

    Looking forward to this book arriving.

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