As we approach the launch of the book, I am working on a whole new interactive experience that will allow you the reader create your own Dreamer and interact with other Dreamers. This is an old school gaming format known as “Free Form Role-play”.
In addition to working on Book II, I am building a website for Dreamers to enter into chat rooms that are set in various places in the books, where everyone can contribute to expanding their own Dreamer story and react to the events unfolding in the books. Free Form Role-play has very little rules, and is meant to focus more on story telling and not on combat and rules. Each of you will have the opportunity to create your Dreamer, gain experience by doing various activities on the website, and use Quanta and Weirdness to shape your part in the Waking Dream.
I will be rolling out various features as they are completed. I am going to take an iterative approach to releasing functionality, and I will be taking feedback from you all on what features you would like me to add.
There will be no charge for using this website, and you don’t even need to buy the books, but it is highly suggested since you will want to follow the story.
I will be having a limited beta-test in June, and I will create a sign-up sheet for those interested in helping me test the site out. I will also be recruiting DreamMasters to moderate the chat rooms, and settle any disputes. DreamMasters will have the final say over any ambiguities that may arise. You may only have one Dreamer account at a time and when your Dreamer dies, you will be able to create a new one to replace the old one.
To get yourself ideas on the world and the system, check out the Way of the Weird website for more information.
I will keep you updated on the progress.