Category Archives: Undying

A vampire-themed game design project by Paul Riddle.

Hacking Undying

So you want to hack Undying, awesome! I’m really excited to see how people take the thoughts I penned in Undying and transform them into new and better ones! Please tell me all about it! If you’re interested in hacking … Continue reading

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Musings and Game Design Madness

Preface Game design is a mild form of mental illness. You think you’re rational and sane and, therefore, the things that you write must also be and are, of course, right-minded. But, they’re not. When you look at something you … Continue reading

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Undying Game Design Philosophy

I was asked about my game design philosophy for Undying, so I figured I’d share my thoughts on that subject publicly. This isn’t a manifesto – I’m not trying to incite a game design revolution (Vincent Baker already accomplished that). … Continue reading

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Announcing Undying!

  The moment you’ve been waiting for, Undying is about to launch! Undying will be Kickstarted next Tuesday (6/23/15) and will feature an exclusive hardcover edition, check out the Kickstarter page! Undying Free Text Edition (NSFW) This is the free text version … Continue reading

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Finished Writing Undying!

After 5 long years, I’ve finally finished writing Undying! Over Memorial Day Weekend, Ryan Macklin and Lily Cohen-Moore wrapped up their editing and sent me comments and, over the next several days, I got most of the way there. After … Continue reading

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Undying Update

Things are coming together! The game is post-development and in pre-production, getting ready for a Kickstarter this summer!   In Case You Didn’t Know… Undying is a diceless roleplaying game about vampires. Undying combines lean design; with visceral PVP and … Continue reading

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Status Update [Undying]

Hi all! It’s been awhile, but progress has been made. First off, Drake Kaiser is done with all the art for the book and it’s looking great! Here are a couple of teasers 😉 I’ve added Nate Marcel to the … Continue reading

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Undying Beta 3.5 Released!

Undying Beta v3.5 playbooks and moves updated to include fan feedback and my editor’s comments! High points: Meddle is revised to better capture the bluffing and bidding aspects of poker. Passage of time, both playbook and GM versions, completely re-done. These … Continue reading

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[Undying] Devil Playbook Layout Prototype

Check out Kirk Mitchell’s layout of the Devil playbook! Undying Devil Playbook

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[Undying] Artwork

Artwork for the published version of Undying is rolling out, thanks to the brilliant artist, Drake Kaiser! These are Drake’s draft sketches for Undying: they speak for themselves. If that’s not enough, take a look at Drake’s portfolio!

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