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Don't Play This Game - A solo RPG of handmade horror

Inspired by found footage stories and Cursed Messages

A One Shot Demo - Full Version Crowdfunding Oct 3rd

If you’re reading this it’s too late YOU’RE CURSED, CONGRATS. Anyone who knows about the game must play or bad things will happen. Don’t panic, I’m working on a guide to help you survive the game. Try this One Shot Demo, it will show you what you've let yourself in for.

Cursed message


A Legacy Solo Tabletop Roleplaying Game about someone (YOU) who has been cursed to play a game with a mysterious Entity.

Journal, document, create, explore, and scare the #### out of yourself. In a unique experience that takes horror beyond the tabletop.

How Do You Play?

You’ll create a character, then Events will start happening. 

The game is simple, an Event happens. You add an entry to your Record about it. Sometimes words, sometimes photos, sometimes something else, whatever the Entity asks. 

Finish an Event & the Entity will give you another. Over & over until you complete the game and are free, or you lose, and well, then really bad things happen…

Creating A Record

The Entity wants you document your experience while you play with it. Why? Perhaps to proove it exists, or perhaps as a means to spread its game further, who knows?

You’ll create a Record as you take part in Events. Sometimes the Entity will instruct you to create Artifacts. These are manifestations of the horror you’re experiencing.

Artifacts could be photos of abandoned buildings, scrawled messages from a stranger, recordings of strange noises. Whatever they are they should be collected and stored in your Record. Because if you die, the game isn’t over...

Solo becomes Legacy Multiplayer - Pass it on

Stories of this game never truly end. Something is always left behind. Even when you've 'finished' playing. Eventually someone else will find it and start a new game. In the full version of Don't Play This Game rules and events will be available to curse your friends to carry on your story, whatever the ending may have been.
What I saw VHS 

Try To Stay Sane.

This game will be challenging. I’ve included tools in my survival guide to keep you safe. My full guide ‘Don’t Play This Game’ will be released on Kickstarter later this year with everything you need to know to fight back against the Entity.

Who made this?

Don't Play This Game is the latest horrifying creation from the Menzies brothers. Designers of the award winning scary movie ttrpg SHIVER.

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