Lazy Friday Video Post: Game Geeks #123 Dread

I’ve heard a lot about this game before and when I noticed that Kurt Wiegel had reviewed it on his YouTube channel, I thought this might be an appropriate video for today’s video post. I am not sure if I would ever play or run a game of Dread. I don’t think the Jenga mechanic is anything else than frustrating for players and GMs, but your mileage may vary.

So, what do you think about Dread? Is this a game you might want to play? Or if you have played it, did you like it? Please share your experiences with us!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

One thought on “Lazy Friday Video Post: Game Geeks #123 Dread”

  1. Stargazer, I have the game. I have NOT played it, but in my opinion the game has potential. I had heard about it and told my players about it. Their response was less than enthusiastic; they thought the game just sounded like a nuisance. When I got the book I loaned it out and now my players are intrigued. I am planning on running a game, if we manage to squeeze some extra game time during the winter break. I would love to try to run a multi session game, not a campaign itself. But I think I will simply try a one shot adventure. If I do I’ll come back and post my experience.

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