Restless

Restless is an analog game, a card-based single-session freeform horror RPG in which the players are pursued through the ruins of the world by a monstrous, unyielding horde called the Restless. Each card guides players through a suspenseful or horrific situation, ending with the deaths of 1-2 characters. Consequently, players rotate between portraying characters and portraying the desolation of the world over the course of a single game. The game is moody and provocative, but also draws on familiar post-apocalyptic and horror tropes to deliver an engrossing and replayable experience.

About Restless

Restless is an analog game, a card-based single-session freeform horror RPG in which the players are pursued through the ruins of the world by a monstrous, unyielding horde called the Restless. Each card guides players through a suspenseful or horrific situation, ending with the deaths of 1-2 characters. Consequently, players rotate between portraying characters and portraying the desolation of the world over the course of a single game. The game is moody and provocative, but also draws on familiar post-apocalyptic and horror tropes to deliver an engrossing and replayable experience.


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About Jonathan Walton

It's just me, basically, but there's also a network of other folks that I've been engaging with for a long time, who provide design feedback and playtest support.

Developer's Artistic Statement

Restless attempts to synthesize a number of recent innovations in the design of indie tabletop RPGs, particularly in freeform design and play styles and the use of play materials inspired by card games. It draws substantially on the author