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or: All Good Characters Go To Heaven

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT HAPPENS to the soul of a Player Character when they die? Do they get to the celestial paradise that their religion promised, or are they cast into the fiery pit of eternity, or reincarnated as a frog, or what? Afterlives is a single-session RPG metagame that will answer that question and a whole lot more, by building an adventure where the soul of the dead Player Character is the main feature of a supernatural trial, recalling and debating their deeds and misdeeds while they were alive. Arguing in their defence: the other player-characters... and arguing for the persecution is the one person who is guaranteed to know all of a PC's sneakiest acts while alive: the GM. Cue arguments, secrets, revelations, threats, double-dealing, and a whole lot of unexpected hilarity.

Afterlives is a systemless scenario (or 'RPG metagame' if you prefer) for any fantasy RPG or other role-playing game where the characters follow a religion or a patron deity. It runs in a single session, but can be played multiple times with the same group without becoming stale.

Written by Origins Award-winner and ENnie nominee James Wallis (Once Upon a Time, The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen), Afterlives was originally published as a supplement in John Kovalic's 'Dork Tower' magazine. This edition has been revised and expanded, with pictures that don't feature comedy muskrats. We've got nothing against comedy muskrats, but they don't rank highly on our list of essential things to appear in metaphysical dramas about the afterlife. Sorry, John.

"Like its author, it is eloquent, charming and all-together brilliant. You should check it out." —John Wick

"Bears the sure touch of Wallis genius." —Dave Morris, author of Dragon Warriors

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March 12th, 2018
Afterlives is a diceless system that can seamlessly stack atop pretty much any game where PCs worship deities or god-like beings. It's designed for when PCs die and you want something more dramatic and meanignful than "make a new PC and di [...]
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March 18, 2011
This title was added to our catalog on March 18, 2011.