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.
Inspired by Arcane, The Kingkiller Chronicle, The Hunger Games, and Overwatch, this game offers:
◆ A beautifully laid out +80 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 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
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.