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WATCH THE WORLD DIE is a collaborative narrative game allowing any number of players to create their own custom apocalypse. There are no winners, and everybody loses. Get ready to ruin everything.

Are you planning a post-apocalyptic campaign?  WTWD can help you create a consistent and collaborative background for any post-apocalyptic scenario!

WATCH THE WORLD DIE can be used as a standalone game, a solo game, a worldbuilding tool, or a prelude to a post-apoc RPG like Apocalypse World etc.  Depending your approach, preferences and ideas, it can be anything from a fun little one-shot game, to a structured brainstorming device, to a collaborative system for generating entire post-apocalyptic pre-game histories.

Notes for use with Apocalypse World: When played as a preface to an AW campaign, WTWD assumes the position of "Session Zero". You do it with the same people who are going to be players in the campaign. It provides an interesting mood-setter or intro/exposition piece and it's a great icebreaker for RPG newbies.  Most importantly, it leaves behind a physical artifact - the timeline of the fall - which can be used as a practical tool by both players and gamemasters.  This timeline assists in brainstorming character details which are faithful to the fictional world the group has collaboratively created, and it provides prompts and "common knowledge" for "what's possible to find out there".


 
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Tod F July 22, 2014 8:46 am UTC
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22 July 2014 - WTWD updated to version 1.3, including new variant rules and applications.
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Tod F June 06, 2014 9:19 pm UTC
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Some links of interest:

Discussion of House Rules & Mods on Story-games.com:
http://www.story-games.com/forums/discussion/19360/watch-the-world-die-rules-mods-alternate-approaches

Review of WTWD by Andrew Knighton:
http://andrewknighton.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/destructive-world-building-with-watch-the-world-die

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