A downloadable metagame

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A gm-less,  diceless, game for 3-6 players, in the belonging outside belonging family. To play this game, you'll need to look at the rules there for Playing the Dream.

A playset inspired by Hermann Hesse's The Glass Bead Game. Play as academics, students, bureaucrats, and people, working together to build a better world through understanding beauty and games. Overcome the scars of war and apocalypse. Grapple with the shortcomings of academic and well-intentioned communities. Teach classes and go to your friends' lectures. Build a utopia together, for everyone, if you can.

A submission to the belonging outside belonging jam.


The cover image is from a cosmography manuscript of the 12th century, courtesy of The Walters Art Museum. The background image is courtesy of Wikimedia. Both images are in the public domain.


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The Glass Dream Game.pdf 864 kB

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I'd love to see a let's play video!

ah, thank you!! I've always wanted to get into ttrpg streaming/etc - if I ever make it happen, I'll be sure to post the video here ;^)