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Dread: Dredd

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31 Mar 2022 08:51 - 31 Mar 2022 08:51 #331996 by Matt Thrower
Dread: Dredd was created by Matt Thrower
Some years ago, back when I was still comfortable running RPG sessions face to face, I reviewed Dread. It's a neat horror game for one-shot sessions in which doing anything demanding in-game demands a pull from a Jenga tower rather than a dice roll. If the tower falls, your character dies. It has its limitations, obviously, but it is a superb way to build tension.

Anyway, the designer has come up with a paid 2000ad variant, neatly named Dread: Dredd. It's got another cool gimmick where the tower is divided into two, called Liberty and Justice which can be pulled from at will or at different times depending on circumstances. The players are pro-democracy guerillas trying to bring down the Judges and, to win the scenario, they've got to get Walter the Wobot on TV while also keeping the Liberty tower higher than Justice.

It's a really neat twist that gives the system a bit of a wider scope than just horror. And hey, any excuse to delve back into 2000ad.

shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RBN04000D
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31 Mar 2022 10:05 #332002 by charlest
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Awesome, haven't seen this before.

Dread is one of my favorite RPGs, even designed a board game partially influenced by it.

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31 Mar 2022 11:27 #332010 by Rliyen
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Matt Thrower wrote: Some years ago, back when I was still comfortable running RPG sessions face to face, I reviewed Dread. It's a neat horror game for one-shot sessions in which doing anything demanding in-game demands a pull from a Jenga tower rather than a dice roll. If the tower falls, your character dies. It has its limitations, obviously, but it is a superb way to build tension.

Anyway, the designer has come up with a paid 2000ad variant, neatly named Dread: Dredd. It's got another cool gimmick where the tower is divided into two, called Liberty and Justice which can be pulled from at will or at different times depending on circumstances. The players are pro-democracy guerillas trying to bring down the Judges and, to win the scenario, they've got to get Walter the Wobot on TV while also keeping the Liberty tower higher than Justice.

It's a really neat twist that gives the system a bit of a wider scope than just horror. And hey, any excuse to delve back into 2000ad.

shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RBN04000D


A hearken back to Judge Dredd: America, by far one of my favorite limited series, and this will be a buy for me. I ensorcelled The Boy into loving Judge Dredd, simply by giving him three volumes of the case files one Christmas, and it's been an ongoing tradition since. I think this might be right up his alley.

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31 Mar 2022 15:59 #332014 by barrowdown
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I'll be picking this up. It would have been perfect when my brother and his family were visiting last week. Dread is fantastic, but I think this would have been easier to get them to play along with us.
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