Lucidity: Six-sided Nightmares is a press-your-luck dice game of nightmares for 2 to 4 players.
It is currently on KICKSTARTER until 18 July 2017. You can pledge for a copy for $39AU/$29US.
In Lucidity, you are a dreamer, able to touch on the world of dreams and draw power from it, but also haunted and hunted by the shadows that live therein. Collect dreams and gain the power you need to escape from the nightmares forever, but be wary! Those same dreams that bring salvation can also be your undoing. Collect the attention of too many shadows and you risk being drawn into their nightmare world yourself.
Should you fall to the darkness, your victory can still be secured – consuming the dreams of your former fellows to become the most powerful Nightmare. At the end of each game, everybody is either a Nightmare… or has been eaten by one.
Lucidity comes with 80 dice (20 in 4 different colours), which are drawn randomly over the course of the game and collected on Dreamer cards. Every turn, draw dice from a collective bag, return two, and roll the remainder. After you have suffered their effects, you choose whether to rest or press your luck and extend your turn. The longer you search for power, the more vivid your dreaming becomes and the more dice you will draw. Without dreams, you cannot win. But without control, you risk becoming what you fear most.
If you like dice games with a mix of press-your-luck and skill, or if you like games that explore the darker side of reality, dreamscapes and scary monsters, you will like Lucidity. With a bit of “take that” and a whole lot of dice collection, you can play the game however you like. Be reckless, become a Nightmare and gain points attacking other players; or play cautious, and seek out and collect only those dreams that are most useful to you. But do it quickly, because others are coming for you.
If you want to try it right now, a digital version is available free on your web browser through Tabletopia below!