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’ve also long had a desire to run a native Dreamlands campaign, even though the COC game does pretty much nothing for me. In the same sentence he says the Dreamlands that many know is a “general land of vision”. I’ve often thought of just running a “straight” Dreamlands game, where the PCs are all natives to this place and without any connection dreamlanxs to Earth or the Mythos, except the superficial ones present in HPL’s Dream Cycle.

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

Amongst CoC aficionados there seems to be relatively little discussion of the Dreamlands at least that is my impression; I’m hardly an aficionado myself. The Underworlda subterranean region underneath the Dreamlands inhabited by various monsters. Akrasia November 2, at Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I never got to use it though. Cthulhu’s Dreamlands Map says: A dreamer whose dream body dies can never return to the Dreamlands.

Jeffrey Fleming November 2, at 1: The result is not all that successful. Hope you like it!

I always wanted to run a game completely in the Dreamlands. The Dreamlands stuff seems oddly crow barred into the more mechanistic horror of CoC and doesn’t quite fit. Geography Edit The Dreamlands are divided into several regions: Lovecraft Encyclopedia Howard Phillips Lovecraft: It’s fair to say that it’s difficult to integrate the Dreamlands into an ongoing Call of Cthulhu campaign; I’ve been running and playing the game for almost twenty years and creamlands never seen the Dreamlands in play.


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.

Mikko Parviainen November 3, at 3: Only a member of this blog may post a comment. 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.

Dreamers live fairly normal lives in the Dreamlands, even those who become adventurers. I’ve never played a full-on Dreamlands campaign but I do have Herber’s Spawn of Azathoth supplement which includes some Dreamlands material. It is so freamlands and evocative—and so Lovecraftian! The game is about people who can’t sleep and acquire mystical powers via their insomnia.

David Barker and I have a new novelette set entirely in the Dreamlands, it will appear in our next book from Dark Renaissance Books. The Dreamlands are difficult to tack onto a baseline CoC game because of the incongruous mood shift that Kelvin mentions above.

Geoffrey McKinney Ctthulhu 2, at Or at least that’s my reading of it anyway. I am currently running a campaign in the Dreamlands. MX November 2, at In nearly every story they appear, dreams, whether lucid or half-remembered, hold the truth to the protagonists situation which the rational mind rejects until the very end.

I have used Dreamlands several times, and my players and I found those adventures to be quite satisfying. You should definitely check it out — and it also has the option of being printed out at 24″ cthulhh 36″! That’s more an issue of tone than anything else though. I own this book, and very much like it, but my impression is that a Dreamlands campaign would be closer to a ‘weird fantasy’ campaign, tchulhu than a ‘standard’ CoC campaign.


The Westthe most well-known and safe region of Dreamlands, a place where many dreamers enter the universe through the Steps of Deeper Slumber and the Enchanted Wood.

Dream Cycle

January 19, at 3: You are commenting using your WordPress. Petersen then added the Lovecraftian touches, and Call of Cthulhu was born. I like both, though I agree Dunsany’s are better.

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.

This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat For other uses, see The Great One disambiguation. 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.

I’m with trollsmyth on this: Actually, I’ve wanted to run a “native” DL campaign as suggested in the most current edition from Chaosium.

The Dream Cycle is a series of short stories and novellas by author H. I even created a Dreamlands Module for online play using Neverwinter Nights. I haven’t read the Dreamlands book, but I remember being interested in it and leafing through it in a shop.

February 26, at 9: D November 6, at 4: An interesting aspect was that you could pay magic points to draw on a skill or knowledge from your other cthu,hu sheet, although many dream skills were of limited use in the real world and vice versa. Click here to visit the Indiegogo page and pledge.