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Beyond the door we could hear the highway, the cars, the trucks, the roar of freedom. Beyond the door. But the twenty feet between us and the door, between us and the highway... Only the lighter's dying blue flame interrupted that ocean of darkness... where It waited, just where we left It.

Explore hostile worlds of your own creation with Dread, a game carved from the intense emotions buried in your favorite horror stories. Through individually crafted questionnaires, players are coaxed into revealing their characters' abilities, shortcomings, personalities, and fears. These characters are plunged into macabre tales devised by the host. When moments of conflict and peril arise in the story, it is the players' nerves, rather than the whims of dice, that determine the fates of their characters.

This PDF, a few friends, your own sick imagination, and one set of Jenga® blocks is all you need.

"The most intense, innovative horror game I've had the pleasure of playing in years. Turn down the lights, pull out the tower, and try to keep your hands steady!" - Matt "BlackHat" McFarland, former developer of White Wolf's Dark Ages line

"Dread is... a look at what roleplaying can be, not a look at what it already is." - James D. Hargrove, reviewer.

 "Dude, seriously, Dread. Unease and nerves are physically built into the resolution mechanics of the game!" - Luke Crane, author of the Burning Wheel and Burning Empires

"Dread is so damn good, I'm converting my home D20 Modern game of psychological horror and madness to Dread!" - Chris O'Neill, 9th Level Games

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January 3rd, 2015
Dread was a very interesting game, and definitely worth checking out. It doesn't really have much campaign potential, but it's great for single games. The mechanics are novel and really do build to the atmosphere of a horror game, and while there are [...]
July 8th, 2011
This was an easy download with no complications. The instructions could have been a little more clear on saying the site will send you an email, but once i checked my email the link was there and easy to download. [...]
Michael H. [Featured Reviewer]
October 26th, 2010
Dread is an innovative horror RPG with (perhaps) the most unusual resolution mechanic out there: a Jenga tower. Although not for everybody, this excellent storytelling game is a tour de force of a rules-light system perfectly matched to its genre – [...]
Devon K. [Featured Reviewer]
September 30th, 2010
At times the wording in the book is a bit difficult to understand, but the game rocks and is one of the funnest games I've ever played. The book is very bare bones and sometimes the layout is difficult to follow. But, this is a must have for your game [...]
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