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Weekly One-Shots: Dread

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Dread! It's Halloween-ish, so we're going to play Dread. Dread is a tabletop RPG where you pull blocks from a Jenga tower rather than roll a dice. Adds tension to the horror...

Soft start at 6:30pm, and we'll definitely have the game(s) underway by 7pm.

If you RSVP but your plans change and you can't attend, that's fine but please let us know because it affects our planning on the night.

=== About Dread ===
"Dread is a game of horror and hope. Those who play will participate in a mutual telling of an original macabre tale. The goal of Dread is to sustain the delicate atmosphere that invokes the hand quivering emotion that lends its name to the game. The thrill of a Dread game lies within the tension between desire and loss. 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 decisions we hope never to face in real life.

It is the horror roleplaying game that uses Jenga® instead of dice. Pull from the tower and you succeed. Refuse to pull and you fail. The choice is yours. But if the tower falls . . ." Dread website (https://dreadthegame.wordpress.com/about-dread-the-game/)

Dread on Wil Weaton's Tabletop:

https://youtu.be/H0loSZFsyoQ

Dread Podcast (actual play) (http://oneshotpodcast.com/podcasts/one-shot/65-s-n-hell/)

=== About Weekly One-shots ===

Weekly One-shots is an opportunity for casual tabletop roleplaying, ideal for those who are into indie, story-based gaming, can't commit to long TRPG campaigns, or are too busy on weekends to game. We'll be playing a different game each week (more or less).

It's casual, so if you see a game come up that looks like it's up your alley, and the meetup suits your schedule, come along!

Also, if you want to request a game, or volunteer to run a game, please do so!

Games played so far: Fiasco, Don't Rest Your Head, Dread, Everyone is John, 3:16 Carnage Among the Stars, Night's Black Agents, Shinobigami, Archipelago, 13th Age, Remember Tomorrow, Trail of Cthulhu, Poison'd, the Pool, the Forgotten, Lasers & Feelings, Protocol Game Series, Itras By, Polaris, Call of Cthulhu, Microscope, In a Wicked Age, Old Friends, Lady Blackbird, Apocalypse World, Durance, Dungeon World, Monster of the Week, Vast & Starlit, Primetime Adventures, Kingdom, The Quiet Year, Ghost Lines, SpyFi, Eden, Hearts Blazing, Misspent Youth, Inspectres, Follow, Classroom Deathmatch, Continuum, Cthulhu Dark, Trollbabe, One Last Job, Star Wars (d6), Bliss Stage, Scion, Over the Edge, Strange Gravity, So You Survived, Reflections, Dungeons & Dragons, Monsterhearts 2E, Bluebeard's Bride, Burning Wheel, Danger Patrol, Ryuutama, Swords Without Master, Epyllion, Eclipse Phase, Red Markets, Dusk City Outlaws, Companion's Tale, Uprising

=== About one-shot tabletop roleplaying in general ===

• the whole game begins and ends in one session

• no need to commit to attending every week: just pick the games that appeal to you, or the dates that suit your schedule

• many one-shot systems are GM-less

• emphasis on storytelling and improvised acting, rather than dice-rolling, resource allocation, and probability-based strategy

• opportunity to sample lots of different gaming systems, genres, and gaming worlds