Such a fun game and I hope it gets the love it deserves! For a full review, head here: https://podofblunders.com/2021/10/08/end-of-the-line/
End of The Line
A downloadable game
You and your friends have just survived a horrible accident that killed TONS of people. It sucks for them, but hey, at least you’re alive! Unfortunately, Death is seriously pissed, and will do whatever it takes to balance his books. Your only hope for survival? Kill somebody else, add their lifespan to yours, and hope beyond hope you don’t fuck up and die. Get through the day, plan during the nights, and try not to reach the END OF THE LINE.
End of the Line is a one-page game for 2-5 players in the vein of the Final Destination movies, where thin caricatures of people must try to survive mundane tasks without dying gruesomely. It uses a d4 based system called BAD TIME DICE, escalating the risk of death every time a roll is failed. Usually, that would be a bad thing, but in END OF THE LINE part of the fun is seeing your characters die in terrible ways!
End of the Line: Slasher Edition takes the original system and transports it into a game of kill or be killed between obnoxious characters on vacation and a killer who's up to here with their antics! Same label, same dice, new gameplay!
End of the Line: True Crime Edition sees players take on the role of podcasters, looking to strike it big by investigating an unsolved crime. Will you suss out the secrets behind it, or will you fall flat on your face?
Proofreading and edits on this game were courtesy of J. Madamba!
End of the Line is now ROLE COMPATIBLE! The character sheet template is available here!
Now that we've completed the Itchfunding period, here's where I tell you what's happening for the future, in order to give you my expected timeline for work and fulfillment!
1st Week of November: Collecting scenario and pregen character requests from backers. November: Drafting and edits of the scenario, drafting of new scenarios and pregen characters. December: Release of the SRD, start of the Bad Time Jam, finalizing scenarios and characters with backersThe SRD and Game Jam have both been released, a week and a bit late! THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE! January: Release of new scenarios and characters!Eight new characters and two new scenarios have been released!
- Geek Native: https://www.geeknative.com/135597/stressful-and-exciting-an-end-of-the-line-rpg-guide-to-itchfunding/?utm_content=buffer0705a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
- Pod of Blunders: https://podofblunders.com/2021/10/08/end-of-the-line/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
- Tabletops & Tentacles: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QdBsuuhRh-g&feature=youtu.be
- You Are Not Alone [AP]: https://www.youarenotalonepod.com/podcast/episode/86c181f7/end-of-the-line-with-...
- The Lore Mistress: https://www.theloremistress.co.uk/post/spotlight-indie-horror-ttrpgs
- Eat Crit: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0AIsBcFvU6tsbjRcNVWoC4
- Role App Blog: https://blog.playrole.com/2022/01/29/the-weekly-encounter-epic-character-death/
Though I'm very grateful to everybody who chips in to End of the Line, here are some especially big shoutouts!
Big Thanks: Stargazer Sasha, Joms
Starring Role: Marx Shepherd, Moreblueberries, Stoneshore Games, Luke E., Jo W., Duck, Adam Bucceri, The Apocalypse Players, Omi, Alasdair S.
Bigshot Director: Kaeira, Scott M., Sasha De'Ath, Matty
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this game at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.
Bad Time Copy
If you're having a bad time, take a free copy! The least I can do is help give you a couple of laughs. New copies are added when End of the Line gets a new rating, or someone makes a purchase!
If you buy the game at this price, I'll make sure to personally thank you on the End of the Line store page!
Big Shot Director
If you (ludicrously) get End of the Line at this price, not only will I thank you and make a pregenerated character at your suggestion, but I will ALSO make a brand new scenario for End of the Line based on your suggestions!
If you, you crazy sonuvagun, pay for End of the Line at this weighty price, not only do you get all of the benefits of the previous tiers, but you will ALSO be able to name the Bad Time Game mascot Shades Skull. PERMANENTLY. (Within reason I’m not taking anything homophobic, racist, ableist, etc.)
If you buy End of the Line at this price, not only will I thank you on the store page, but you'll also be able to suggest one of the pregenerated characters that'll be released when we hit that stretch goal!
- Final Update: New Scenarios! New Pre-Gen Characters!Jan 28, 2022
- SRD Release, Bad Time Game Jam, and Fulfillment Updates!Jan 10, 2022
- We Funded! Now What?Nov 01, 2021
- SRD Goal Reached!Oct 14, 2021
- Price IncreaseOct 06, 2021
- New Stretch Goals + You Could Name The Shade Skull!!!Oct 02, 2021
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Thank you! I played the game for the first time yesterday. We had five players and in the end we had big problems with the Bad Time Mod in the Endgame. I think it makes sense to go down to 2 tests for "Getting Shit Done" in large playgroups 4+. What do you think?
So glad you were able to play! While this game’s intent is moreso “playing to lose” for narrative, you can absolutely reduce the number of tests for a larger playgroup to try and reach a win state!
Cute concept. Big fan of d4 of course, and I like the cumulative mod idea, it fits the theme here to a tea. Seems like a fun one.
i love this so much!! very clever system using a very underrated die, 4 out of 4