[Groundhoggoth Games] Play Dead #3: Mystery of Life

By on 10 February 2016
[Groundhoggoth Games] Play Dead #3: Mystery of Life Groundhoggoth Games

In the celestial justice system, the people are represented

by two separate yet equally important groups:

the angels & demons who investigate self-inflicted deaths,

and the Eternals, who prosecute the deceased.


These are their stories.

This is a game for exactly four players, split into two phases:

  • Phase 1: An angel & demon investigate a death, collecting evidence as to whether the deceased’s soul is destined for heaven & hell.
  • Phase 2: The evidence is brought before the court, with historical figures arguing for the soul’s ultimate destiny.

Warning: As this game uses black humour to deal with death, mortality, self-inflicted harm and the issue of good & evil, it may not be suitable for all players and is resommended for a mature audience.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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