A downloadable game

DIE is a comic by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans, an bleak fantasy comic about middle-aged adults being dragged back to the fantasy-role-playing world they were trapped in as teenagers. Or, in short, Goth Jumanji.

It's presently kickstartering,but this Beta is available for folks to nose at. To stress: this is pre-RRD's editing process, and the game is in a much finer state now. But if you want a taste of the ideas? You got 'em.

The DIE RPG is written by Kieron, and (in its present Beta form) allows you to make your own version of the first arc of your series, played between two and four sessions.

In DIE you generate a group of real world people, who then sit down to play a role-playing game, before getting dragged into a fantasy world which is warped by the real-world people's hopes and fears. They then have to come to an agreement of whether to go home or not.  Yes, it’s a little Meta. 

The Beta is in a transitional stage as we approach the end, which means there's a lot of various documents, as you'll see below. If you want a guide of what to do to play DIE in the best playtested form, see this post.

If you’ve any thoughts, drop a line to dierpgplaytest@gmail.com.

There is a Discord for discussion of the Beta here. It also includes some extra player generated resources and lovely chatty folks. For those interested in how Kieron's expanding the game into the full thing, go nose here. 

StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorKieron Gillen
GenreRole Playing


DIE RPG Beta Manual v1.1.pdf 16 MB
DIE RPG Beta Handouts v1.1.pdf 1 MB
DIE RPG Beta v1.3.pdf 2 MB
DIE RPG Beta v1.46.pdf 1 MB
DIE RPG Beta Arcana v1.1.pdf 13 MB

Development log