The Society of Dreamers is a role-playing game about a little-known group that formed in Europe in the early 19th century. This group seems to have studied dream phenomena – specifically, they seem to have held the belief that there were autonomous life forms living in people’s dreams. The Society called these creatures mnemosites – dream eaters.
However, it seems that the Society may not have seen the mnemosites as a danger. Sources indicate that the members sought to find and understand mnemosites, using the scientific tools available in their times.
According to anthropologist Doris Hutchens, there may have been several Societies operating at the same time. In her book on the subject Hutchens cites correspondence found in the archives of a descendant of one of the Society’s founding members. The letters seem to be notes from a different Society, with a different agenda with regards to the mnemosites.
Gabriel Oday, in his treatise on occultism in the late 18th and early 19th century, claims that the Society used occult rituals at their secret meetings. It is not clear, however, what his sources are, and Oday is often criticized for being unreliable.
Only one photograph of the Society has survived. It shows the members gathered outdoors, at a picnic by the river. Their faces are obscured. Between them is an oujia-board-like object. On the back is written a date – the 15th of May – but no year or location.
The game will be made available to the general public at an undisclosed future date. It is suitable for those who wish to explore uncharted historical and mental territory.