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Deathmatch Island. The game is just the beginning.

by Tim Denee and Evil Hat Productions

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Congratulations. You have been selected to participate in Deathmatch Island. Winning will mean fame, freedom, and unlimited wealth. You may be experiencing some confusion and memory loss. This is normal following the Selection and Recruitment Process. It is important that you do not panic.

Deathmatch Island is a fast-paced roleplaying game about a deadly gameshow on a chain of mysterious islands. If you're a fan of Squid Game, Severance, Control, corporate dystopia, or messed up Reality TV, you're going to enjoy Deathmatch Island.

In two minutes PHASE ONE will begin. In this phase, you will explore ISLAND ONE, complete challenges, acquire resources, and meet other contestants. Alliances will be formed and threats will be eliminated.

Deathmatch Island probes the cruelty of a system that uses paranoia and competitiveness to turn participants against one another. Will those victims slowly destroy each other or will they build the solidarity they need to ultimately smash the system altogether?

At the end of Phase One, a klaxon will sound three times. This signals PHASE TWO, the battle royale.

Deathmatch Island promotes fast, flexible game play with a striking design by Tim Denee, based on the PARAGON system by Sean Nittner (AGON) and John Harper (Blades In The Dark, Lady Blackbird, Lasers & Feelings).  Character traits are easy to digest, the resolution of conflicts & contests is designed to keep every player involved in the action, and the streamlined rules provide a quick path to system mastery. It's a low-prep, narrative-forward TTRPG.

Reminder: We don't talk about Season #172. The regrettable events of that season do not reflect Production values or Competitor spirit. LET'S MOVE ON™.

Deathmatch Island starts crowdfunding on October 17th, with PDF, Roll20, and 216-page hardcover rewards available as part of the campaign.

The game begins soon. Reserve your place on ISLAND ONE. Play to win.

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