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Tired of Death by Neil Hartley

A Comedy of Terrors 

How many times have you hacked down a zombie without thinking about it? Ever wondered who the shadowy force is behind that dungeon? Spared a thought for the poor denizens who are sat around in those chilly Crypts waiting for the next victim? No? Perhaps it’s time to see the story from the other side . . . .

Note: Tired of Death contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


A complete pdf novel

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Listed: Jan 7, 2009

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Zombie Adventurers? Yes Please.

By Drew Daniels, editor

Feb 8, 2009: I was first asked to read this story by a friend because of the constant references to DnD, and I must say I was impressed.

The story is set in a standard Dungeon and is told from the perspective of several creatures that, as a frequent Dungeons & Dragons player, I have slaughtered repeatedly with my various characters. Now while this hasn’t changed my perspective that a zombie is there to be killed, it has made me wonder how they feel about it.

The constant references to DnD and notes from the mysterious person known only as "DM" make this an amusing story for an avid player, though some of the references may be lost on people who aren’t familiar with the game.

The overall description is solid and it’s an easy read. As a Nerd I find this story to be engaging and overall just plain fun.

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D&D run by the NPCs

By Eldoran, member

Jan 8, 2010: This is definitely a funny must read for a D&D nerd. There are lots of puns on how the world is built and how players and dungeon master handles things. In this aspect it is very similar to several webcomics. Although I fear those that aren’t familiar with pen and paper RPGs, and more specifically D&D won’t find most things funny. I mean pretty much the whole fun is based on exposing the flaws of the system. Or an analogy is, if the characters of the holodeck in Star Trek were aware of any flaws in the role playing of the living players but saw them as integral part of the universe. Spinning myths to explain them.

One small thing to consider, although this is a complete novel, it is only the first book of several, so there are a lot of loose ends after the last chapter.

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