FAQ: Don’t Play This Game - A Legacy Solo RPG
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Are there rules for multiplayer?

Yes. When exploring the outside world it’s often best to have a friend or two with you to make sure you stay safe. We’ll be incorporating how you can incorporate other players into your experience. You can also pass your story on for that unique solo to multiplayer experience.

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Are there safety tools included?

Yes there are. Whilst the game book is designed to be a completely immersive experience it is prefaced with safety tools. These are here to keep you and others safe whilst making sure you’re having fun with the game.

The game does involve exploring in the outside world which should be done with the same care and respect to others that you would expect of any other activity.

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What is a ‘Legacy’ game

A legacy game changes each time it is played. Taking on the things that happened in previous play sessions and incorporating it into the game itself. In ‘Don’t Play This Game’ your game will be inspired by those who have played before you, you’ll be able to read their record, see what they wrote about the horrors they faced, and then use them to inspire your story.

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What do you mean by ‘Beyond the Tabletop’?

‘Don’t Play This Game’ isn’t a traditional TTRPG that you only play from the comfort of your home or game space. There are parts of the game that will send you out into the real work (beyond your table) to go and gather clues in the wild and create artefacts from things you find there.

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Do I have to use a physical journal to keep my record?

No, in fact, we encourage you to record your game experience however you like. Vlog, blog, text chain, entirely audio recordings. One of the great things about ‘Don’t Play This Game’ is you’re not limited by how you present your story, just that you record all the terrible things happening for someone else to find later.

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How does ‘Don’t Play This Game’ differ from other solo games?

Well we call it a solo game. But it’s actually a lot more than that. Being able to have others carry on your story and transform it from a solo narrative into a narrative forged by multiple players is really unique. It also sends you out into the real world to create your story and gives tangible inspiration to your story beyond your imagination. It is also, very very scary.

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How long will fulfilment take?

We hop to have physical copies distributed to all backers by the end of 2024. We expect digital copies a few months prior to this.

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What horror movie best described this game?

For us ‘Incantation’ or ‘The Ring’ are both great examples of this infectious type of cursed horror. Take a look at our inspiration grid on the Kickstarter for more films and stories from our watchlist.

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Will digital backers receive PDF versions of stretch goals?

Where relevant yes. We do have some stretch goals planned such as book upgrades, additional artefacts in box sets etc that will be limited to physical backers only.

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I played the demo and now something is following me, what do I do?


NoW nOw, ThAt WoUlD bE cHeAtInG nOw WoUlDn’T iT….

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Do I have to go outside to play?

We recommend you do, the game is designed such that your trips into the outside world will enhance your experience. However, if this is something you’d prefer to imagine doing you can also do so.

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