“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 Itch.io page below.