Between the Lines | A Dread RPG Scenario (2019)

“A friend you hadn’t seen in ages. A book you didn’t want to open. The fate you never knew you had.”

Between the Lines is a modular table-top scenario using the Dread RPG ruleset that begins in the modern time at a Halloween party, but soon abstracts into dangerous, fantastical locations all based on fairy tales. I wrote this scenario for my own Halloween get-together this year, and while it is still a work in progress in regards to testing, I feel the write up overall shows my understanding of tabletop game systems and ability to write evocative descriptions.

What is Dread?

According to the official website: “Dread is a game of horror and suspense. Those who play it participate in a mutual telling of an original macabre tale. You will take on the role of someone trapped in a story that is only as compelling as it is hostile–someone who will find themselves making the sorts of decisions you hope never to face in real life.

How do I play?

Dread only requires a block tower, similar to a classic Jenga®  tower. The creators have graciously created cheat sheet guides for free on their website, and they also have a full ruleset book with instructions and templates for sale. You can download the pdf of this scenario from my page below.

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close