Drift of Dreams
A 187-page graphic novel featuring 10 different PoC artists. The Tapestry is under attack, can the Seeker save the Dreamworld?Buy Now
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Swordsfall isn’t just a setting for an Afropunk game, it’s a world. It’s a dive into pre-colonial Africa for rich lore you’ve never heard of before. It’s an exploration into a world where most of the faces are dark yet aren’t constrained to one corner of the globe.
It’s a world where women hold power equal to men and the merit of one’s soul is what propels them through life. It’s a world where spirits aren’t to be feared, instead, they are to be embraced. In a time where we know that representation matters, this project is an effort to add to that spirit in the way I know best. Narrative fiction in the nerdiest of flavors.
Swordsfall is such a rich and full world, with art, culture, and in-depth world making that leads one to have a constant hunger to learn more, to see more, and to play in that world. It is well worth reading. It is well worth owning, and well worth supporting the constant growth of this world, which is so full of art, products, world making, a role-playing game, a book, and more. Check it out. You won't regret it.
This is a spectacular graphic novel. Great art and I mesmerizing story that you'll want to read again. Worth every penny!
The World of Swordsfall is ever expanding and creative, with it's creator passionately (and infectively) spreading the good word wherever he can. There's no way to see the fire with which that passion burns and not want to dive right into the materials. Highly recommend!
I know I already mentioned how much I loved it on twitter, but I will repeat what I said there. The pin is fairly light, and I like the small size (I usually pack the pins on to my clothes and bags). The Dragon Design is awesome and fits my vests gothy aesthetic. And I am considering buying a second one for a friend (or at least recommending it)
I wish it was an album instead of an EP. I would love to hear more upbeat wave and hear more music from Tikor.
I bought this to checkout the setting, I follow the author on Twitter (@Swordsfall1, entertaining, informative, and thought provoking) .
-The style/aesthetics of the art is at one familiar and new and the art work is gorgeous. The rules are unfamiliar to me, coming from a D&D, Whitewolf, and Forged in the Dark background, but they are well described with poetic detail that does not ramble. Reading the book gets your riled up for a rap battle, and truthfully, I am excited to the upcoming rules for social interactions. (Brand Dixon released a teaser for divinations on Twitter and they are fascinating for both the mechanics and role-play.) The setting focuses on diversity, wonder, and badassness .
Drift of Dreams was a fantastic story. I loved the different art styles. The story made me want to know more about the Dreamweavers the more i read. How they operate, the rules they live by, and the sacrifices they make are so well presented throughout.
This mask is made out of soft but breatheable material. The design is stellar and colors perfect. The adjustable straps help to fit the mask to the face (the adult size runs a little big, so if you have a small face, you may want to consider one size down), and the nose clip shapes the top of the mask to the face effortlessly. I like the fact that the filters can be taken out and replaced, making this easy to wash.
The neck Gaiter is perfect. Gorgeous colors. Rich design, and it can be worn in multiple ways, so am definitely recommending. I love the pride flavor of it as an LGBTQIA folx.
This graphic novel is beautifully drawn and has a captivating story.
The only negative thing that I can say is that the tag in the collar can be a bit itchy, but the shirts look great and fit perfectly
Swordsfall: Drift of Dreams by Brandon Dixon (@Swordsfall)
“So, wake up, Dreamer. Wake up and seize your fate.” The Withering King Xavian has somehow spread his corruption to The Tapestry, the connected network of slumbering humans. His corruption is causing dreams to turn and become twisted in strange and unnatural ways. Your once innocent dreams become sinister nightmares capable...
It seems so long ago now when I first became aware of the Kickstarter for Drift of Dreams, following along, marvelling at the art drops and updates. It seemed as if my excitement made it take longer and longer to appear, and then like a dream it suddenly arrived! I still can barely believe it!
The wait was absolutely worth it and the finished article is truly a work of awe-inspiring, mind-bending storytelling, partnered with almost unbearably gorgeous and engaging art, with covers from Mere and Cold that have melted my face with their powerful, sinister and sumptuously beauty!
I’ve backed a lot of Kickstarters and it’s often fun and exciting to finally get your paws on the goods, though rarely do they live up to the hype or they arrive and make little impact, but this is truly a wonder that absolutely blew me away. I was captivated and read its best part of 200 pages from cover to cover in one sitting, unable to put it down, and then came right to reviewing, still basking in its glory with a big ole satisfied smile on my face!
The various artists and wonderfully different styles add to the dreamy and surreal nature of the story, each one glorious and beautiful in their own way, complimenting the tone and parts of the tale they contribute to. It’s truly incredible to see so many talented folx come together to create something so magical.
I truly cannot wait to dive into more of the world of Tikor and everything Swordsfall! I’m absolutely blown away!
Drift of Dreams is a story of how we are all connected through our dreams, quite literally through the Tapestry on Tikor. It shows how easy it can be to let corruption into our hearts and for that to spread and taint all around us, but there are people with the will and passion to face wickedness and prevail with hope. Hope and passion of the individuals who dare to dream, truly reinforced with the incredibly powerful quote that closes the tale.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. You have the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
You absolutely need this.
WRITER AND CREATOR Brandon Dixon
EDITOR Ashley Wright
ART Bex Glendining, Bre Indigo, Joshua “Kodo” Small, Kameron White, Mariá “Raposa Branca” Scárdua, Morgan Madeline, Omotola Oyefodunrin, Sonya Henar, Tanni “Queen Beanie” Brown, Wayne C. Spencer, Tumo Mere (Cover), Chris Cold (Cover)
BOOK DESIGNER Owen St. Gelais
LOGO DESIGNER Taylor Ruddle
The story was so moving I literally cried. I don't know if it's just like, the state of the world right now, but what the comic had to say about what dreams represent for people really got to me.
Another thing I wanted to express my appreciation for was the choice to have different artists illustrate every chapter, sometimes with wildly different art styles. I think that design really captured the atmosphere of the story; I felt like every chapter was an artist's imagination--their creative dream, if you will--of what was happening.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this.
Read it in one sitting as soon as I downloaded the PDF. The art is beautiful and the story is captivating. I love the dream worlds and the concept of the dreamweavers and want to learn more about them.
Still one of my favorite art pieces and also makes my phone look gnarly