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Playing Dead is a complete ruleset for starting (or continuing) your journey as an undead, including new thematic options for class features, subclasses, spells, magic items, and transcending the limits of undeath itself.

A 100-page player’s companion for keeping that favorite character of yours going, even after that unfortunate moment when you forgot to check for traps.

In this supplement, you’ll find everything you need to become an undead character, including:

  • A new Reanimated Undead trait for your undead player characters.
  • Detailed guidance on becoming undead and reflavoring your spells and abilities to match.
  • Variant Class Features for all 13 official classes, purpose-built for your undead character.
  • 20 brand new subclasses, spread over all 13 classes, such as the druid Circle of the Host and the paladin Oath of the Damned.
  • Prestige Classes Greater Undeath! Everything you need to play as a fearsome undead creature, including the lich, the revenant, and the vampire!
  • Dozens of new feats, spells, and magic items too!

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The Summoner O June 15, 2021 4:44 pm UTC
we need this stuff free
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Steve F June 15, 2021 8:10 pm UTC
All the content is available for preview in the Full Preview, if you really feel that $14.95 isn't worth it for 100 pages of premium content!
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Joseph V June 20, 2021 9:39 am UTC
You don't need it free. What you really need is a damn job.
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Rob T June 10, 2021 4:44 pm UTC
I think this would make a fantastic product for the Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletop. If you search my name (Rob Twohy) here on DMs Guild you can see we've done this over 400 times. We offer this service at NO COST. It will be more exposure for your product and a new audience as well. Feel free to contact me in Facebook Messenger ( and I will explain how it all works.

ThanX for your consideration.
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Justin V June 11, 2021 5:34 pm UTC
I would buy this for my players for sure!
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Chad L May 23, 2021 9:00 pm UTC
Hi there! Any thoughts about adding this to fantasy grounds vtt? Think this would be a great addition and would love to talk with you about it! feel free to join the grim press discord at if you have any questions, my name is Engorgio on there.

Thank you
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Justin V June 11, 2021 5:41 pm UTC
Agree This would be GREAT for my FG group!
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Grim P June 13, 2021 2:06 am UTC
Hi Justin,

We are excited to announce that this is currently under conversion for Fantasy Grounds! To be notified when it releases, please feel free to join our discord server:
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Jimmy F May 21, 2021 5:53 pm UTC
FYI. Your product is featured in this video:
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Dylan G May 18, 2021 11:57 am UTC
Do all the authors of content for this work get paid through the purchase of this product on DMsGuild? If not, have the publishers paid all the authors for the content?
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Steve F May 18, 2021 12:03 pm UTC
Hi Dylan

Designers and Editors on this product are paid royalty shares from each sale.

I hope this answer suffices your question!
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Dylan G May 18, 2021 12:50 pm UTC
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Elias G May 18, 2021 2:25 pm UTC
Thank you for your concern!
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