Newsletter for Friday, June 30, 2006
Issue: 25

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Don't Rest Your Head Under an Evil Hat
Evil Hat Productions, the award-winning publisher of Fate, has just released a new, wholly original game called Don't Rest Your Head.

Don't Rest Your Head, written solely by Fate co-author Fred Hicks, is a sleek, dangerous little game, where your players are all insomniac protagonists with superpowers, fighting -- and using -- exhaustion and madness to stay alive, and awake for just one more night, in a reality gone way wrong called the Mad City. It features its own system, and is contained entirely within one book.

It is on sale now in both PDF and 6x9 Softcover formats, at

Here's what people are saying about Don't Rest Your Head:

"Don't Rest Your Head is like the mutant love child of Dead Inside, Dogs in the Vineyard, Donjon, Lacuna, and Little Fears. It is utterly fantastic, and once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. I'm really eager to play a game of DRYH sometime soon. Fred has seriously set the bar high with this game; I'm certain it will be talked about for years to come."
-- Chad Underkoffler, author of Dead Inside and Truth and Justice
Read Chad's overview of the product
"The setting is dark, deep weird. It's Morrison and Dark City and Neverwhere and other things in the shadows lovingly baked into a rich torte. That alone is pretty sweet – it's nicely evocative nightmarish stuff, but the magic is that the rules are there for the pain. They're simpler to play than they are to explain, but the key thing to realize is that they have a ratcheting effect, so the real danger is rarely about failing in a given situation and more about how much closer it's going to bring you to the edge. There is a smooth interaction between the mechanical and narrative meaning of a roll that is almost deceptively simple."
-- Rob Donoghue, author of Fate
And from the introduction:
You can't sleep. It started like that for all of us, back when we were garden variety insomniacs. Maybe you had nightmares (God knows we all do now), or maybe you just had problems that wouldn't let you sleep. Hell, maybe you were just over-caffienated. But then something clicked.

That was when you took a long walk down the streets of the Mad City, stopped being a Sleeper, and started being Awake. But that click you heard wasn't from the secret world snapping into place. It was the sound of the Nightmares flicking off the safety and pointing a gun at your head.

They can smell you. The Paper Boys are closing in, and you'd better pray you don't become a headline. You're chum in the water, my friend, and it's time you got ready for it... before the clock chimes thirteen again. Now that you're one of us, there's just one simple rule left that must dominate your life.

Stay Awake. Don't Rest Your Head.

On sale now, at!

About Evil Hat Productions

Evil Hat Productions believes that passion makes the best games. It is this passion for gaming that established Evil Hat in the independent game publishing community. Evil Hat's games can be used to build the best kinds of role-playing experiences -- full of laughter, story-telling, and memorable moments. You can learn more about our games at the Evil Hat Productions site at

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2006-06-30 13:41:02
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