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death

Options for dead characters

Being Dead

Concept: “A guide to being undead/already dead”
Content:
Rules for becoming undead and playing an undead character
Writing:
Provides a lot of character and mechanical options for the recently deceased with an undercurrent of sardonic wit
Art/design:
Typography and visual elements clearly delineates sections and individual points
Usability:
A handy, straightforward way to hang onto a beloved character for a little longer

Cursed Immortality

Concept: “You’ve been cursed with immortality.” Bummer.
Content:
6 ways characters can survive death (albeit not entirely unscathed)
Writing:
Descriptive and punctuated wry comments and mechanics to match
Art/design:
Typographical and color choices create a dynamic gestalt while aiding navigation
Usability:
Step 1: Get cursed. Step 2: Die. Step 3: See what happens.

Death Is But a Doorway

Concept: “This set of rules bridges character death to a multitude of undead classes and fates worse than death.”
Content:
Why settle for a boring death when you can adopt a different class and get back in the game?
Writing:
Guides the player with a series of questions posed by a surprisingly sympathetic demon
Art/design:
Designed for easy use and readability; splashes of color add emphasis
Usability:
An excellent resource for matching fateful deaths with meaningful character (re)creation

Death Is Not an Escape!

Concept: “It isn’t your time. Rise revenant and roll for Death’s gift upon your first death.”
Content:
20 abilities that provide certain benefits and detriments
Writing:
Some creative concepts concisely expressed
Art/design:
Illustration and color lend an appropriate, on-brand character
Usability:
Just roll d20 to see what gift you bring back from beyond the grave

So You Want to Rise From Your Grave

Concept: “Sometimes, in a game, you need to rise from your grave.”
Content:
Tables for how characters died, were buried, and resurrected
Writing:
Concise and darkly humorous
Art/design:
Color and type provide the right aesthetic and facilitate fast navigation
Usability:
So simple even a dead guy can use it

The Fleshworks

Concept: “Nechrubel has […] resurrect[ed] you here as animated skeletons. […] Your only desire is to escape and get some new fleshy digs.”
Content: An imaginative character-creation dungeon
Writing: Visceral descriptions punctuated by blunt wit
Art/design: Color choices differentiate text blocks and maintain readability the graphic ground
Usability: The layout’s logic may not be apparent at first; look to the pentacle, and all will be revealed

This Forest Breathes

“Whispers and warnings spread from eager lips to curious ears, telling of a FOREST deep below the earth. Pulsing with green life, lit without sun, the secret to this sprawling wood lies within its lifeblood: somewhere, deep past crawling vines and scurrying creatures, is a pool, its crystal-clear waters holding the secret to life eternal.”
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