Live your best unlife as the newest member of the Dead Letter Society, an exclusive communication network for vampires. Pursue your ambitions, and question the Society's motives, in this journaling and epistolary game for 1-2 players.
Dead Letter Society is a journaling game where your letters drive the action. Choose your genre, build your world, and discover the joys of corresponding via a secret society with unknown motives.
- Solo and two-player modes
- Asynchronous play. Write a letter, send it, and still have important business to attend to while you wait for a reply. Play at a pace that suits you.
- Tarot-driven and intention-based journaling enables you to explore what interests you.
- 140 fully illustrated A5 pages.
- Six pre-generated settings, covering a wide variety of genres, with two characters per setting. Each character has a sample introductory letter to inspire, or use in, your chronicles.
- 26 black and white, tarot-inspired, illustrations by Rori Montford.
Dead Letter Society is available in print, PDF, and EPUB.
First edition softcover books are available online from the Montford Tales shop, or in several bricks & mortar and online game stores! If you'd like to support your FLGS, try one of these (listed in alphabetical order, with their base country in brackets)):
All the Problems in This World (Germany, ships worldwide)
Другият замък (Bulgaria)
Exalted Funeral (USA)
Knave of Cups (USA)
Leisure Games (UK)
Indie Press Revolution (USA)
Orc's Nest (UK)
Peregrine Coast Press (UK)
Ratti Incantati (Canada)
(Plus more coming soon)
Dotted notebooks, using art from Dead Letter Society, are also available here.
PDF and EPUB
Digital copies are available to purchase at both itch.io and DriveThruRPG.
A small number of digital copies are available for free at itch.io to help community members who'd like to play but cannot afford to support the game at this time. If all community copies are gone and you need one, contact me and I'll send you a code, no questions asked.
One community copy is added to the available pool for every purchase of Dead Letter Society in print or PDF.
If you're a retailer who is interested in stocking Dead Letter Society, please contact me for wholesale prices.
Reviews & Examples of Play
"The game feels like something secret and old."
"It is not only a wonderfully well thought out game with insightful prompts and a plethora of potential settings (really, it can work with anything, anywhere), but one that provided me with a whole heap of enjoyment, and I am sure a lot more to come."
"If I could only play one game ever again it would be probably be this one."
Character sheets and Discord bot instructions
A Discord bot is now available! This will randomise tarot cards for the Society and Chronicle phases of the game, giving you the prompts in your server. You can find out how to access and use the bot here.
Dead Letter Society was created for Zine Month 2023, and lauched on Crowdfundr on February 7th. With the help of 137 wonderful backers, it is now out in the world for everyone to enjoy.