Welcome to the ruins of Annwn. The once populated hills of this massively multiplayer online game are now void. They call it a Dead MMO. A polygonal mess of PS1-era graphics, empty plains, and dungeons that grow and grow and grow from the inside of the planet's wounds. Up above, the eye of the sad god glares its chromatic light down upon the remaining players, while its tormented hand contorts into magical shapes, rarely crossing paths in their messy orbit. When they do, the shadow magic that powers the game explodes with its ancient might.
This is a traditional TTRPG about playing in a Massively Multiplayer Online Video Game. It can be considered “meta.” But on its surface, where the system lives, you're still exploring a fantasy world, only it's filled and flavored with the fun quirks of a video game's world, like glitches, NPCs, and so on.
The goal is to highlight and explore our relations with virtual and fictional worlds. When you sit to play .dungeon, you're logging on. When you wrap up a session, you've logged off, letting the world continue on in the background while you're busy with real life. In this way, you're not only playing as yourself but you are always playing.
.dungeon is a tabletop system that allows you to explore tabletop in a new way. It was funded on Kickstarter in October 2020. The remaster was funded on Kickstarter in March 2023.
This physical product is156 pages, A5 hardcover, black & white.