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The DreadLore Core Book is coming out soon. Join the Wait List by adding ADD ME to the 'What are you asking' section of our Contact Form so we can add you to the print order. More information about the Core Book can be found on our Kickstarter page; suffice to say, it'll be a robust, hardback tome and full of art!

LexiCon 2022

DreadLore will be at LexiCon Tabletop Game Convention 2022 this year! This is our home Convention, so it's super special to us to have a booth, run several two gaming events on Friday, April 1 at 1:30PM and 9:00PM and also on Saturday, April 2 at 2:00PM and 9:00PM. At the DreadLore booth, you'll be able to hang out with us, chat about gaming, Pre-order DreadLore materials (Core Book, Adventure Module, etc.), and purchase DreadLore swag. We're also featuring one of our friends, Rook Cosplay, who will be selling a boatload of custom-made, Cosplay items.

Livestreaming Games

We are livestreaming our games every Monday 7PM (EST) on Twitch and YouTube. Feel free to join the chat one week on either platform - remember to Like and Subscribe!

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DreadLore is an immersive, narrative tabletop roleplaying game (TTRPG), built around an original Fantasy Punk setting. If you enjoy taking a role in the creative process of story-telling, and you also wanna roll some dice and kill bad (or good) guys…chances are – this is the system for you.


Ever heard of a Table-Top RolePlaying Game (TTRPG)? e.g. Dungeons & Dragons, World of Darkness, Numenera, etc.? DreadLore is a similar sort of board game. These games are classified in several ways: table-top games, pen & ink, RPGs, and silly dice games.

Most systems are comprised of a 'Setting' (sci-fi, fantasy, etc.) and a list of 'Core Mechanics' (how the numbers & math work in the game). TTRPGs also require a storyteller, called an Arbiter in DreadLore, in addition to 2-6 Players to play.

Goals of DreadLore

  1. Character decisions drive the plot

    Players Bid their Character Traits to change the fiction and move the story forward, whether in defeat or victory. This means that Characters are always effective, even if they fail.
  2. Straight-forward rules

    DreadLore keeps the mechanics light while still allowing for and rewarding tactical and strategic gameplay. A Trait accomplishes a meaningful task; if the task is opposed or particularly difficult, then dice are rolled to see how the task pans out – something happens, even if it is unintentional.
  3. Reward System

    Players are rewarded for playing the Character the way they want to play. Players decide their Goals – reaching them causes the group, and the storyline, to become stronger (Advancement). The process then repeats.