The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines “onism” as the frustration caused by being trapped in just one body, limited to our own singular view of the infinite cosmos. Eternally separate and disconnected.
DISONISMICS rejects this premise, and posits that we live many lives, in many different worlds and times, or at least we can pretend to.
Presented as a series of zines, DISONISMICS acknowledges and features multiple systems of mechanics and multiple settings. Link settings together and play characters or PERSONAS in one setting that are the dream avatars or extra-dimensional versions of a PERSONA in another. Let one character gain experience from the exploits of another, from perhaps an entirely different game. Introduce rules that allow for purposeful meta-gaming, and work it into the narrative.
Issuance 001, SUBSTRATUM, presents a basic rules set with 2 modes of play: SNAP MODE is a rules light, narrative focused way to play, with the mechanics favoring the players, while GNARLY MODE is a brutal and crunchy alternative using d30s. Switch back and forth whenever you like. Future settings are touched on briefly with a slightly closer look at a Science Fantasy setting called The Subliminal Star. 3 playable Ilks, 3 Callings, 3 creatures, and a small selection of gear are provided to get your game off and running. Future issues will provide expanded rules, more artwork and random tables, detailed setting information, examples of play, guides for translating one system of mechanics to another, and suggestions for using your game or aspects of it, as an ongoing, working magickal ritual.
Includes PDF which will be emailed once physical item ships.
Orders typically ship within 24-48 hours after being placed, business days only Monday - Friday. If you place an order on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday then it will not ship until the following business week.
We use USPS, UPS and DHL. Rates are based on current service rates and are subject to change. For the majority of items we ship in deluxe padded bubble mailers with bags and boards for added protection or with cardboard book mailers. Larger orders will be finely packed as well. We care about the product getting to you safe and secure.
US DOMESTIC ORDERS:
FREE MEDIA MAIL SHIPPING WITHIN THE US FOR BOOK ONLY ORDERS $100 AND UP!
Takes 6-10 days
Only books are available for shipping Media Mail
NO INSURANCE- This means all sales are final. By choosing this option you understand the inherent risk with ordering
USPS Priority, UPS, and DHL
Takes 2-4 Business days, usually
All items in store are available to be shipped using these methods
Insured, lost or damaged items will be covered
Please note that ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Shipments are sent via DHL. Shipping does not include customs fees, which are subject to each countries' tax requirement. We want you to buy with confidence but please understand that once the items leave the USA we will not be responsible for lost or damaged items unless you contact us to get additional insurance if available.
If your shipment is returned to us due to insufficient address or marked as undeliverable for any reason, we will need to collect another shipping fee in order to resend your item.
If you request an item to be returned (excluding damaged or incorrect items) then you will be responsible for the return shipping fee.
Only orders that contain items that are in stock at the time of ordering will be combined, when possible.
WE DO NOT HOLD ITEMS
Essentially it is the same as above. We adore all of you and strive to give you the best possible customer experience possible but inventory tracking not only for us but for our vendors and partners makes this almost impossible to do now.
Pre-order dates are subject to change. We get as frustrated as you do when things come up but this happens from time to time. Sometimes circumstances beyond our control will create delays. We try to communicate via social media and our weekly newsletter to keep everyone as up to date as possible.
All items in an order containing pre-orders will ship with the pre-order item once it is in stock. If you would like the other items earlier, please place a seperate order from the one containing the pre-order.
We cannot combine pre-orders with existing orders nor combine new orders with existing pre-orders.
Pre-orders will be exempt from any type of general sale.