DriveThruComics
DriveThruFiction
Adamant Entertainment



Home » Atomic Sock Monkey Press » Dead Inside: the Roleplaying Game of Loss & Redemption » Publisher Tools
Close
New Account
 
  
 
 
You will lose your chance to get the free product of the week.
One-click unsubscribe later if you don't enjoy the newsletter.
Close
Log In
 
 Forgot password?
 

Advanced Search >

Dead Inside: the Roleplaying Game of Loss & Redemption

ADD TO CART
ADD TO WISHLIST >
ZIP File
$13.00
Description:

"My regular players have already listened to me yammering about how I gotta run this soon, but the rest of you should hear it too. This is one of those games that genuinely moves the state of the art along... There's a pretty solid chance that this is the best new game there'll be this year. Go check it out right away. You won't be sorry."
-- Bruce Baugh

 

"A lot of the work of the game and the body of the text goes into describing this demented technicolor dreamland where you buy cotton candy powerups with memories of old girlfriends from guys with duck feet, and watery tarts send you on quests to deliver goblins in envelopes, and monkeys want you to collect round loaves of bread. Yes, kids, this is the Pilgrim's Progress meets the Tibetan Book of the Dead meets Carl Jung meets Monkeybone RPG you've been waiting for."
-- Rob MacDougall

Maybe you've never felt anything strongly: from the day you were born, you rarely cried or laughed. Interacting with other people was always difficult, because you suffered a fundamental separation from them.

Maybe you've always been "normal," but one day woke up feeling a raging hollowness inside. You don't know why or how, but now something important is missing from you.

Maybe you've ground your spirit down to the nub in pursuing your base desires, running from your fears, drowning all that you found meaningful in excess.

Maybe you drove yourself beyond your limits, attempting to do the impossible. You succeeded -- but it was too late. Despite your heroic efforts, everything went to hell anyway... and it took part of you with it.

Maybe you've purposefully sold what makes you you to achieve your dreams of wealth, love, or power. Once the euphoria of success wore off, your victory tasted like ashes in your mouth.

Maybe everything has gone wrong since you lost your lucky charm, the railroad pocket-watch your grandfather gave you on his deathbed. The tick tick tick of that watch got you through many long nights of the soul -- and now it's missing, and with it, your peace of mind.

You've realized something terrible has happened: the scales have fallen from your eyes. At this moment, the world is strange, dreamlike, and mutable. Everything is in flux; anything is possible. You see the monsters and magi, sinners and saints, angels and demons who walk the streets with you. Rainbow rings beckon -- are they gates to heaven, hell, or limbo? You feel empty, hollow, cold, hurt. Perhaps you're mad. Perhaps you're saner than you've ever been before.

You're Dead Inside. What are you going to do about it?

 

"The game is, all at once, challenging, disturbing and thought-provoking, in all the best senses of the words."
-- Gareth-Michael Skarka

 

Inside You Will Find:

  • A complete game system. The Prose Descriptive Qualities (PDQ) System has been designed for evocative simplicity, speed, and flexibility in play. Three levels of resolution, suitable for any type of situation. (A free download containing the PDQ Core Rules is available here on RPGNow.)
  • An inventive setting. The Spirit World, where monsters and magi rub shoulders on the everchanging streets, where hopes war with fears, and every action taken is charged with value.
  • An immersive, different style of roleplaying. Experience a game where what your character does is almost less important than why your character does it.
  • Substantial advice and discussion. On all phases of RPGing, whether you participate as a player or as a GM.

Dead Inside: The Roleplaying Game of Loss & Redemption
* Written by Chad Underkoffler * Art by Chris Cooper * Cover by Steve Archer *


Have you tried the other games in the PDQ family? One basic system, worlds of gaming fun!
 
 Customers who bought this title also purchased
Reviews (20)
Discussions (0)
You must be logged in to rate this
Reviews
-
January 6th, 2007
This is the system I want to use to run games based on the TV show "Lost" or the Warren Ellis comic book "Fell", slightly altering the settings' premises to use that of "Dead Inside": the characters have somehow lost their [...]
Rob M. [Featured Reviewer]
-
December 7th, 2005
OVERVIEW Dead inside is an ?Modern/Urban Fantasy? RPG that puts players in the roles of the ?Dead Inside?, humans that have lost their souls, by trickery, by theft, by their own corruption and decay, by a soul crushing failure, by accidentally misplac [...]
-
November 13th, 2005
An original concept and idea that manages to be both innovative and enthralling. A mix of new ideas enriched with traditional concepts (the Spirit World, ghosts, zombis etc) given a new twist. Though the built-in system I am not 100% certain of (though [...]
-
October 22nd, 2005
Wonderful writing, he has clearly also put lots of thought into the themes. LIKED: Virtually everying DISLIKED: many of the graphics were rather mediocre QUALITY: Excellent VALUE: Very Satisfied [...]
-
October 10th, 2005
Enjoyable read. Will hopefully find the right group of players to use with. LIKED: The system, the basis for the setting. DISLIKED: The artwork. QUALITY: Acceptable VALUE: Satisfied [...]
Reviews
Browse









Product Information
Author(s)
Pages
126
Edition
1.0
Publisher Stock #
ASM-010
File Size:
7.05 MB
Format
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
January 23, 2004
This title was added to our catalog on January 23, 2004.
Publisher Info
Atomic Sock Monkey Press
Publisher Average Rating