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Take on the Judges in the Dread: Dredd role-playing game

As the iron fist of the Justice Department tightens its grip on the people of Mega-City One, there stirs once again movement towards democracy. As pro-democracy agitators, now is the time to take a stand for self-governance.

Because now you have Walter, a former Justice Department droid and somewhat reluctant co-conspirator who has damaging information about the judges. Information the public must hear. And you will deliver it to them, today, at the opening game of the first Aeroball season in decades.

All of Mega-City One will be watching. The judges will be unable to pre-emptively shutdown the broadcast for fear of citywide riots. It is the perfect opportunity.

Never has democracy stood a better chance.

Designed specifically for 2000 AD’s 45th anniversary by original Dread writer Epidiah Ravachol, Dread: Dredd brings the ENNIE award-winning RPG to the iconic world of 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd.

One player takes on the role of the Host, tasked with representing the mayhem and magnificence of Mega-City One and its inhabitants. The other players act as characters living in the shadow of the Statue of Judgement, doing whatever it takes to thrive and survive.

Of course, surviving isn’t always so easy. When the players are faced with difficult or dangerous actions, they must pull wooden blocks from a tower to discover whether they succeed. If the tower comes crashing down, their character dies. The stakes are high when you take on the Judges but there is some hope in your new character abilities, reflecting the city’s wide range of inhabitants.

“A Dredd setting for a Dread game has come up more times than I can count over the past couple decades,” Ravachol said. “Never something official. Never something beyond a little adventure for between friends. Never something I got around to doing. And then this hit, a now or never chance to score big in Mega City – the opportunity of a lifetime!”

The PDF contains everything you need to run this standalone adventure – adapted Dread rules, pre-created character sheets, the Adventure booklet, and an Encounter list for the Host to refer to throughout the game. Just add a block tower and your gaming group and you’re good to go!

You can pick it up over on DriveThruRPG.

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