Spooky Games is our Game of the Month theme for October! Tim chose the Dread role-playing game from The Impossible Dream.

“Dread is one of the cornerstones of the Indie RPG movement, merging story-based play with innovative mechanics to create an immersive horror-genre experience. The game relies on a block tower to create unpredictable suspense and effects; every time you attempt something challenging, you pull a block. If the tower falls, your character is out of the story.

Like many story games, Dread is most often run as a one-shot; unlike some, though, it’s also a game that rewards and relies upon careful preparation and commitment by both the host and the players. If you are looking to ramp up an experience like Betrayal at the House on the Hill or game the Alien movies, Dread could be for you.”