Fight Fear & The Tower Of Dread In New TableTop Episode

May 9, 2015 by brennon

Wil Wheaton’s TableTop this week played host to a fantastic RPG that I’ve had the pleasure to play on occasion called Dread which uses a fantastic mechanic familiar to most people, a Jenga Tower!

Dread

Wil plays the Game Master in this particular outing with Laura Bailey, Molly Lewis, and Ivan Van Norman the hapless college students trapped out in the Grand Canyon where something horrifying happens and all must face their fears, and the tower, to survive.

The basic mechanic of the game is that you don’t have stats but key personality traits that drive your character forwards through the narrative. When you try and undertake something out of your wheelhouse (stitching up wounds if you’re not a doctor etc) or you’re under pressure you pull from the tower to see if you are successful.

If the tower falls then you fail and something terrible happens to your character. Death is more often than not the result.

It’s well worth trying out if you want to grab the book HERE as a PDF or physical copy.

Check this one out. It’s pretty awesome.

"If the tower falls then you fail and something terrible happens to your character..."

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