Hopes & Dreams is a rules-lite tabletop role-playing game where you play as young adults who want to make a difference in a world that won’t let them. Government officials are corrupted, your leaders are broken, and the future looks bleak.Play in this original grunge industrial fantasy setting where you and your friends haven’t abandoned hope yet. You still have dreams of what life could be, and are willing to fight for it.


This game ran a crowdfunding campaign for Zine Month 2022 and is available in the form of an ashcan document.If you buy the game now, you get it at the lowest price it's going to be available for, and your support will help increase the overall quality of the game until it is released!

Features

Inspired by Arcane, The Kingkiller Chronicle, The Hunger Games, and Overwatch, this game offers:

◆ A beautifully laid out +70 pages long PDF.
◆ An original aspect-based resolution mechanic.
5 kits for the players to choose from.
◆ A progression system that focuses on the group's dream.
◆ A way for PCs to perform powerful stunts ignited by their hope.
◆ A diegetic and stylish character sheet and rules reference pamphlet.
◆ Details about a grunge fantasy city full of opportunities and districts to explore.
◆ and more...

What Folks Are Saying...

HOPES & DREAMS is a beautifully designed and well thought out game. The mechanics - from the abilities skills to dice rolls to the playbooks and Payoffs - reinforce the overall theme: The knowledge that your hopes and dreams can change the world for the better. I cannot wait to jump into the industrial city of Ansbach and fight to make it a better place.- Andrew Boyd / Pandion Games


As I read Hopes and Dreams, I was struck by the teenage feeling of it.
Not that you’re supposed to play with a teenager, you’re not. It’s a matter of spirit.
The layout is the first to convey this feeling - it’s daring and beautiful - but this is just the first layer. Titles are exciting, and the information they draw attention to is agile and direct.Skills, Tracks, Payoffs, and all the gears and knobs every role-playing game has, are so clear and direct they scream “immediate reward”. We want FUN and we want it NOW! And Hopes and Dreams delivers that.In this game, the characters won’t have the future placed in their hands like a heavenly gift. The struggle will be real. But they will have their hopes and dreams to push them forward.What else could we, players, ask for?As something that is brand new, Hopes and Dreams is overflowing with life. As a system, it has laid down solid roots, and it will obviously bear many fruits.And I’m eager to savor them.- BruBruGeek / Opal Breeze Games

Hopes and Dreams make me feel a camaraderie that other games can’t even begin to understand. Instantly it struck me like a game in which everything could be possible. I know that most TTRPGs are played by a party, but here this feeling was twined into the very mechanics in a minimalistic and effective way. The cool kits, the set of skills, the clean mechanics, and the superb layout assemble an amazing game. Can’t wait for the game to be complete and go around dreaming of a better world.- Armanda Haller

Reading this game in our current political landscape speaks directly to my soul. From the moment you see the cover, Hopes & Dreams hits you with the vibes it's about to immerse you in. This is a grungy, dirty world, with systemic corruption, a broken populace, and an inescapable choking fog that descends from the mountains. However, it also emphasizes a prevailing mood: hope. The citizens are beaten down, but you and your allies aren't afraid to get your hands dirty, to fight for the people. The art demonstrates each of these themes beautifully. Even the system serves to highlight the core conflict, pitting player rolls versus GM rolls, where your allies and your own hopes are the best way to beat the system. RP is a genius game designer, and Hopes & Dreams is perhaps his most thematic and beautiful game to date.- Harper Jay

Reading this game in our current political landscape speaks directly to my soul. From the moment you see the cover, Hopes & Dreams hits you with the vibes it's about to immerse you in. This is a grungy, dirty world, with systemic corruption, a broken populace, and an inescapable choking fog that decends from the mountains. However, it also emphasizes a prevailing mood: Hopes & Dreams is what would happen if you threw Arcane, Blades in the Dark, and RWBY into a blender, made that into a Netflix original series, and then made a TTRPG based off of it. Every class has cool, unique abilities that define them, and working together with your allies to accomplish your Dream - and the changes that happen after you do - feels like playing through a season of some long-forgotten show from your childhood.- Keita Creations


Your Dreams

A Streamlined System Reference Document

The Hopes & Dreams System Reference Document is a free and open licensed version of the game that contains all the rules and design guidelines for you to make your own game Ignited by Hopes & Dreams.Download for free now!

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The Game

Hopes & Dreams is a rules-lite tabletop role-playing game where you play as young adults who want to make a difference in a world that won’t let them. Government officials are corrupted, your leaders are broken, and the future looks bleak.Play in this original grunge industrial fantasy setting where you and your friends haven’t abandoned hope yet. You still have dreams of what life could be, and are willing to fight for it.

Details

Developer: Fari RPGs
Release Date: November 15th 2022.
Ashcan Release Date: February 1st 2022.
Price: 12.00$
Available at: https://hopesanddreams.farirpgs.com/game

Features

◆ A beautifully laid out +70 pages long PDF.
◆ An original aspect-based resolution mechanic.
5 kits for the players to choose from.
◆ A progression system that focuses on the group's dream.
◆ A way for PCs to perform powerful stunts ignited by their hope.
◆ A diegetic and stylish character sheet and rules reference pamphlet.
◆ Details about a grunge fantasy city full of opportunities and districts to explore.
◆ and more...

Links

WebsiteHopes & Dreams on itch.ioFari RPGs StoreNewsletterPatreon

Art Assets

Google Drive

Team Members

Designer
René-Pier Deshaies-Gélinas
Writing
Andrew Boyd
Marie-Pier Myre
Gabriel Lemire
Design Consultant
Andrew Boyd
Orpheus Press
Character Illustrations
Natalie Diaz

Social Media Links

René-Pier Deshaies - @RPDeshaies

Follow Up

If you have additional questions, would like to schedule an interview, run an actual play, or have any other questions please feel free to reach out to René-Pier Deshaies here.If you are looking to run an actual play, or write a detailed review of Hopes & Dreams, reach out and we can provide a copy of the game for your use.Looking where to buy Hopes & Dreams or get updates? Subscribe to the Fari RPGs newsletter and follow us on Itch or Twitter to be notified.

From René-Pier

I started writing Hopes & Dreams as I was looking at the state of our world and realized how hard it can be to make a difference to change things for the better.I wrote this game to act as a reminder that we should always fight for things that aren't right, and that even if the chances of change are slim, and even if others have abandoned, we must continue.Hopes & Dreams is a game about perseverance in the face of adversity.

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Chapter 0 Preview

Hopes & Dreams is a rules-lite tabletop role-playing game where you play as young adults who want to make a difference in a world that won’t let them. Government officials are corrupted, your leaders are broken, and the future looks bleak.Play in this original grunge industrial fantasy setting where you and your friends haven’t abandoned hope yet. You still have dreams of what life could be, and are willing to fight for it.Here is the full content of Chapter 0, the first chapter in the game designed as a way to give you an idea of what this game is all about.Enjoy!

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Playlist

Here is the official playlist for Hopes & Dreams, curated to give you the best experience while walking through the streets of Ansbach.Enjoy!