Sometimes games about rituals feel alienating, that somehow the baroque language and symbols force me away from playing them. This is a ritual that invites play. No, it's a ritual that calls for you to play it. The fact that I can't right now grab a friend, sprinkle some salt on the ground (optional), and call forth to each other across the veil of death is a goddamn travesty.
Dead Friend: A Game of Necromancy
A downloadable ritual
"Most Innovative" nominee for the 2019 IGDN Indie Groundbreaker Awards!
Dead Friend is a roleplaying game for a necromancer and a ghost. That is, it's a collaborative storytelling game for two players. You will each play the role of a friend, one living and one dead. You will ask and answer questions to develop the characters, their community, their history together, and the motivations leading up to their final conflict. The script follows the dramatic structure of a necromancy ritual, and you will use the spellbook of instructions throughout the entire game like a witch reading spells from an ancient grimoire. The mood may be spooky or intimate, heartwrenching or hilarious — it is up to you as storytellers. Dead Friend requires 1 Tarot deck or 1 deck of mundane playing cards.
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