Radical Empathy RPG is a role-playing game series led by students and centered on playing as a character completely different from yourself. This session we will run Dead Friend - a collaborative storytelling RPG centered on a necromancer and a ghost.
Dead Friend is a game designed by Lucian Kahn. Participants each play the role of a friend, one living and one dead. You will ask and answer questions to develop the characters, their community, their history together, and the motivations leading up to their final conflict.
The script follows the dramatic structure of a necromancy ritual, and you will use the spellbook of instructions throughout the entire game like a witch reading spells from an ancient grimoire. The mood may be spooky or intimate, heartwrenching or hilarious — it is up to you as storytellers!
No experience is needed to play this game. Materials and snacks are provided. RSVP to play!