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Restless Dead is a dark urban fantasy tabletop role-playing game about death and the unfinished business of the recently deceased.

You are revenants, undead who can walk the mortal world in seemingly human forms. Using your wits and paranormal powers, you help spirits trapped on the edge of the afterlife move on by resolving their unfinished business. But as you grow more powerful and distanced from your mortality, can you maintain your connection to your humanity?

Using a light-weight version of the Forged in the Dark engine, Restless Dead prioritises quick play and collaborative investigation as the players seek to uncover and resolve the mysteries of the dead. With a flexible setting you can run games in the comedy-drama style of Being Human as easily as the melancholy horror of Mike Flanagan's Haunting series.


This game was originally created for the Redacted Materials Jam, and was written using the Redacted Materials license. Restless Dead is released under the same CC BY-SA 4.0 license, which means you are free to share and adapt it within the scope of the license, which requires that you give credit and share your own adaptation under similar terms.


Created by A.C. Luke

The Redacted Materials Logo is © Mythic Gazetteer LLC, and is used pursuant to the open licensing terms at http://mythicgazetteer.com/redacted-material.

Blades in the Dark™ is a trademark of One Seven Design. The Forged in the Dark Logo is © One Seven Design, and is used with permission. 


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