Call of Cthulhu® is the registered trademark of Chaosium Inc. Similarities between characters in Dreamlands Fifth Edition and persons living or dead are strictly. The Dreamlands is a universe where H. P. Lovecraft’s Dream Cycle series take place. It is an alternate reality that can only be entered via dreams. A person who visit the Dreamlands in his dreams. Dreamers generally remain within the Dreamlands for as long as they are asleep in the Waking World. Time in.

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I treat it as an alternate reality accessible to all worlds via dream; from the ‘H.

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April 2, at 7: September 16, at The Dreamlands is a universe where H. February 25, at I’m using it in a fantasy context rather than a Call of Cthulhu game. If I were to run it that would be the tone I would take. Click here to visit the Indiegogo page and pledge. Lovecraft’s Dream Questand others. Additionally, player expectations and learned CoC habits get disrupted by the setting shift.

D November 6, at 4: Please come back and check it out! The Moonaccessible via a ship and inhabited by toad-like Moon-Beasts allied with Nyarlathotep. A pleasant diversion from the more standard pulp-noir-Cthulhu gaming.

An interesting aspect was that you could pay magic points to draw on a skill or knowledge from your other character sheet, although many dream skills were of limited use in the real world and vice versa. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


The map is very nice and some ideas are wonderful, I hope he will publish it one day. A long-time pet project of mine is to run a game set entirely in the Dreamlands, with characters native to the place and little to no connection with Earth.

GROGNARDIA: Retrospective: H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreamlands

Although it also relied on a related plot happening in each world. What happens to such dreamers, as well as natural-born inhabitants, when dreamlajds dream bodies die is as profound a mystery as what happens when a non-dreamer dies in the Waking World. You are commenting using your WordPress. William v Wiese says: Color Map of H. BTW a board member on dragonsfoot Turanil, I think has been working on a cthulhu themed fantasy setting for quite some time: May 17, at 8: May 18, at Wednesday, November 2, Retrospective: NAME — Get an avatar.

It’s the escapist element, I’m afraid, where dreams aren’t as scary because at the deepest level you know they aren’t real, and characters and places can be larger than life. Still, one advantage is that the reverse is not true – a dreamer whose waking body dies can elect to live in the Dreamlands for the remainder of his dream life, provided his dream body is still alive.

February 14, at 3: I feel the Dreamlands, for all their malleability and strangeness, do have a somewhat solid foundation, and they do feel appropriate even in the dark Cthulhu mythos for the reasons he suggests.

MX November 2, at In other words the dream avatars of our characters were different. I’ve also long had a desire to run a native Dreamlands campaign, even though the COC game does pretty much nothing for me.


Baron Greystone November 3, at 2: The DL could be a pretty scary place as well Evidently all dreamers see the Dreamlands slightly differently, as Atal, High Priest of Ulthar, mentions that everyone has their own dreamland. Sign In Don’t have an account?

I’ve never played a full-on Dreamlands campaign but I do have Herber’s Spawn of Azathoth supplement which includes some Dreamlands material. Brunomac November 2, at 2: They must eat, drink, and sleep just as in the Waking World. And for all this, they must have money.

Only a member of this blog may post a comment. A dreamer whose dream body dies can never return to the Dreamlands. I have used Dreamlands several times, and cthhlhu players and I found those adventures to be quite satisfying.

All of the characters possess some level of ‘Dreaming’ skill mentioned in the supplement which allows them to modify the environment.


Huge fan of your comics and artwork. Many dreamers use the Dreamlands as a refuge from a disappointing or hard life, and many use the Dreamworld as an opportunity to start over or live the lives they want.

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