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First Thoughts About Don’t Rest Your Head

In first thoughts, role-playing games on December 20th, 2006 at 4:56 pm

Don’t Rest Your Head

Don’t Rest Your Head is a role-playing game designed by Fred Hicks and published by the imprint Hicks shares with Rob Donaghue and Leonard Balsera, Evil Hat Productions. The subtitle, A Game of Insomnia in the Mad City, is about as good a one sentence summary of the game as I can imagine.

Fred held a one-day sale on the pdf version of the game, making it available for US$5 on Halloween. For reasons I will explain shortly, I had been interested in the DRYH since shortly after it came out. Really, it was only a matter of time before I bought it, but the sale was too good to pass up, so I grabbed it. I didn’t get a chance to sit down and read it for a couple of weeks, and this is the first time I’ve had to write up my initial impressions.
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