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Death Takes a Holiday (Alternate version)
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Death Takes a Holiday (Alternate version)

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The End of All Things, you see, had diligently been working with no respite the past several millenia. He was becoming weary of His traditional task. He wanted to take a break from ending the lives of mortals. The Grim Reaper wished to relax and, for just a short time, stop Reaping souls.

In short, Death needed a holiday.

And so it was that He made an offer to the mortal family whose souls He was shepherding. The Grim Reaper would return the family to their mortal lives and let them live once more. In exchange, the Boxmullers would act as substitute Reapers while Death was on holiday. In the moments just before a person died, the Boxmullers would go to the dying, stand by their side and touch their flesh. Then the soul would shuffle off its mortal coil and follow the ersatz Reaper back to the Veil of Souls. Once it passed through the Veil of Souls, the spirit would go on to whatever afterlife awaits. The Boxmullers would act as the substitute Deaths of Perdido Island.

Perhaps dumbstruck by the metaphysical weight of their experiences, none of the Boxmuller clan thought to ask how long the Reaper's holiday would last. This was the first of their many mistakes.

Death Takes A Holiday is a collaborative story-telling entertainment. It is intended to be played by a small coterie of friends and acquaintances, perhaps two to five in number.

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Pierre S May 12, 2015 7:44 pm UTC
How is the Alternate Version different from the regular edition?
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Nick W May 12, 2015 8:15 pm UTC
The two games share the same setting and basic premise but they have entirely different systems for exploring that premise. This version (the "alternate" one) uses an entirely verbal system of resolution where you modify the statements of other players. The other ("standard") version uses an interpretive Tarot inspired card system. Some people prefer one version, some prefer the other. Feel free to download both and decide for yourself.

I should probably amend the descriptive text to make this more clear.
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This title was added to our catalog on February 18, 2015.