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*Note this is a softcover book and a roleplaying game, similar in style to Dungeons & Dragons.
The Well is an original tabletop roleplaying game about exploring the abandoned crypts of your people's ancestors, putting down the undead abominations that have risen from their remains, and getting out with as much loot and as few scars as possible. It's a classic dungeon delver with modern RPG sensibilities, an original, light-weight game made for speed and narrative integration. The system provides players options without complication and lets them fear for their characters without taking away control over their characters' fates.
The title of the game refers to the Well, a massive shaft of emptiness pointing straight down, one hundred meters in diameter and ringed on the interior wall by a helical stairway that climbs into the black reaches above and recesses below. Every one-third rotation around the Well, massive double doors open outward into currently or formerly inhabited tunnels. People reside in Bastion, the Last City, through one set of those doors. When the city empties the stone and soil of resources, and when generations of entombed dead fill the halls, the people travel downward and carve a new home out of the rock. They've done it dozens of times over hundreds of years. Above them, some evil force animates the honored dead, turning them into murderous abominations and monsters until they threaten to overwhelm the city.
That's where the gravediggers come in. Where YOU come in. Something sets you apart from everyone else. Desperation? Bravery? Your obsession with looking for what's really up there, in the past we think we've buried? Whatever it is, every few weeks, you gather your gear and your friends and head up the Well. You're searching for unlooted crypts and unbroken tombs, places with enough danger to escape alive and enough loot to make it pay.
Welcome to The Well, a roleplaying game of exploring dungeons, finding treasures, and getting grievous wounds.