The Shared Dream

Created by ODAM Publishing LLC

The Shared Dream
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1,348 backers pledged $143,157.50 on Kickstarter

Raised in Kickstarter
$143,157.50 / 1,348 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$59,748.96 / 1,634 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Remaining 50 Update
10 days ago – Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 02:32:53 PM

This past week, we sent a limited number of copies of The Shared Dream through our US fulfillment partner to some backers (if you are one, you will have received a tracking number email yesterday.) For those backers only: if you end up having to pay customs on your package, please keep an official record of the amount you paid and contact us so we can resolve the issue.

For those of you who have NOT received a tracking number yet, you have 2 options:

1) You can agree to take on the risk and cost of any customs payments you may have to make, and we will send you your copy immediately from the US.

2) You can decide to wait while we attempt to find a different solution to ship to the EU. We do not currently have a timeline for how long this may take, but we will continue to update the project once we have any news on this front.

If you choose #1, please send an email to and we will send your copy out right away. 

If you choose #2, we appreciate your patience as we continue to try to resolve this problem.

Thank you.

The Final 50 - Shipping Update 2/6/18
12 days ago – Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 10:51:40 PM

As of right now, only 50 people are still waiting for their rewards to be shipped. We'd like to explain what is going on so you are up to date.

We have mentioned before that we specifically chose fulfillment partners with good reputations to avoid any issues and for the most part, everything has gone smoothly. 

Unfortunately, Happyshops has a discrepancy with their inventory. Between their damaged games and their inability to account for the entirety of the shipment they received, they are now short the copies needed to fulfill the remaining 50 backers.

This has been an immense source of frustration. Their ability to communicate with us has been extremely poor. We're aware things have been busy and difficult for them during the holiday season but much of what brought us to this situation is unacceptable in our eyes. They have taken an exceptionally long time to even respond to us, they lost an entire group of product, their damaged numbers are higher than what's considered standard and they only take the time to email so they can inform us that the contact person we deal with won't be working due to vacation. 

We don't feel this is acceptable and more importantly we are annoyed that our last 50 backers are stuck waiting without a resolution provided for them. 

Here's what we are going to do:

We'll reship the remaining rewards from our domestic fulfillment partner. It's a large expense to endure, but we can't accept this state of affairs anymore. We don't want anyone to wait longer than necessary to get their game. 

If you are one of the 50 remaining who have not received their rewards, know that we will begin this process immediately so you can get your game to your table as soon as possible.

We will be contacting individual backers directly when we send out their package so that there is no middle man between us and so communication can be as quick and clear as possible.

Missing Components/Damages

We'd also like to remind you that if for any reason your game is missing components or contains damaged ones, please send us an email with your information and what is missing to the email address It WILL be replaced, and you will only receive a reply if there is a problem with your request.

Reaver/Combat Card Files & Age of Kingdoms is now Live!
18 days ago – Fri, Feb 02, 2018 at 12:23:37 AM

Exciting day here at ODAM Publishing!

First, in case you missed them in the comments, here are the links for the 9 Reaver cards and the 6 scenario-specific Combat Cards that some backers are missing:

This PDF has the files laid out 3 to a page: this is the simplest option, you can just run these off and cut on the red line:

This PDF has all of the cards in their actual size without bleeds. You can use Adobe Acrobat to arrange these to print multiple on a page, or you can just straight print and cut them, one to a page:  

This final one is for those of you who are a bit more technically inclined and precise. It includes crop and bleed marks, registration marks, the works:

If you have questions about your components, please check out this previous post:

As mentioned in other comments, the Crux Collection should only have 9 Deliverance Personal Reflection cards, not 10.

We've also launched the campaign for our next board game, Laruna: Age of Kingdoms. While LAOK is different in a lot of ways from The Shared Dream, the campaign promises to be just as fun as this one has been! We hope you check it out and decide to be transported to the world of Laruna!

Keep dreaming!

1/29 Update
21 days ago – Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 11:34:30 PM


We're very glad to be able to say that shipping has commenced for those in the EU/UK/AU/Rest of the world! In fact, some of you already have your copies!

For those of you who haven't received your copy yet, please continue to be patient! HappyShops are very experienced when it comes to European fulfillment, so we trust that they're handling the shipments in the most efficient way possible. We will continue to work and communicate with HappyShops throughout this process and until all copies of The Shared Dream have found their way into your hands!

Since some of you have already received your copies, we wanted to go over some information:


Please send replacement requests to This will ensure that we see your request and can process it in a timely order. A couple of notes on this:

1) Please include whatever items need replacement (include pictures if possible/applicable).

2) Please include your shipping address

3) If you do not receive an immediate response, do not worry! We have received your request and are working to fulfill it! Please understand that international replacement requests will take a little longer to be resolved, but we will be doing everything we can to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

Component Questions

Along those lines, there have been some questions about components, specifically the large scenario cards. Here is the breakdown of what tarot cards you should have, sorted by scenario:

Beast at the Door:

  • 24 Reflection cards
  • 1 Beast Combat Card

Dead Serious:

  • 22 Reflection cards
  • 1 Frenzied Clown Card

Attack of the Mind Render: 

  •  17 'Counter Invasion Mission' cards (these are the same design as other Reflection cards.)
  • 7 Grunt Combat Cards
  • 1 Weakend Mind Render Combat Card
  • 1 Triumphant Mind Render Combat Card
  • 4 Invasion Cards

Explosive Nightlife:

  • 22 Reflection Cards
  • 12 Minion Combat Cards
  • 1 Bryce the Damned Combat Card

War of the Roses:

  • 20 Event Cards
  • 1 Seducer Card

Wrath of Axitath contains 6 demon standees and 4 army standees, not 10 demon standees.

Laruna: Age of Kingdoms Update

As we've mentioned, we'll be launching the Kickstarter for our high-fantasy 4x game Laruna: Age of Kingdoms on February 1st at noon. We'd appreciate it if you'd check out this preview link and give us your feedback ahead of Thursday's launch!

Thanks as always!

1/22 Update
28 days ago – Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:53:03 PM

Hey all,

Let's dive right in!

UK/EU/AU Deliveries

Unfortunately, there's no real news to report here. As previously mentioned, we know that HappyShops has had the product and your information since December. HappyShops is a well known and respected fulfillment company, but we have no control over their fulfillment process. We will continue to check in with them so we can provide you updates as soon as possible.

Laruna: Age of Kingdoms

Many of you who have received The Shared Dream have stated excitement to be a part of another ODAM Kickstarter. Fortunately, you won't have to wait for long! On February 1st, we will be re-launching a Kickstarter Campaign for Laruna: Age of Kingdoms. While it's a different style of game, it brings the same level of theme and excitement that The Shared Dream did. We're super proud of the level of community and fun we were able to create together for TSD, and hope to do it again in February! 

We're making final tweaks and adding finishing touches to the Kickstarter page, but you'll all definitely get a chance to check it out before launch so we can get your valuable feedback. 

In the meanwhile, you can check out the game on BoardGameGeek. There are already some play videos and some interesting Development Blogs in the forums, letting you peer into the minds of ODAM Publishing! (Don't worry, it's not as frightening in there as you would think.)

Thank you as always!