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Mergen’s Watch Deep Space Astronomy Research Station is notable for utilizing and pioneering VR technology to capture distant phenomena within a virtual lab environment. An alien entity from a distant star was accidentally captured inside this virtual world, quickly manipulating the crew’s virtual experiences to trap them in a digital utopia, leaving their bodies little but emaciated shells haunting the silent corridors of the now-derelict station.

VR-Dead is a MOTHERSHIP adventure where reality and memory are hard to pin down. Unknowingly trapped for weeks in a virtual paradise, players wake up to find the space station on the verge of total collapse and entirely in the thrall of a possessive virtual overlord that’s hell-bent on returning them to its digital prison. They’ll have to move carefully between the two worlds in order to survive and escape with their lives and minds intact. 

This is a 2-3 session adventure, and includes:

  • Detailed schematics of Mergen’s Watch
  • A list of virtual NPCs, and their nightmarish real world counterparts
  • The VR Zombies, ravenous cannibals that will do anything to preserve their false paradise
  • A ticking clock that will keep your players frantic and desperate as they explore the rapidly-collapsing station

Physical copies of VR-DEAD can be bought from:

  • Space Penguin Ink (US)
  • Iglootree (UK)
  • Will soon be available at All the Problems in this World (EU)
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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AuthorDaniel Hallinan
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
TagsHorror, mothership, Sci-fi, Tabletop role-playing game


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In order to download this book you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

map_player_facing.pdf 35 MB
NPC Portraits.zip 3 MB


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Is there anywhere to buy physical copies in the UK?

Not right at this moment - but copies should be available from Iglootree within the next few weeks!

Just a quick update: VRDead has arrived at Iglootree!

Ordered! Will I be able to get a pdf copy with proof of purchase?

Iglootree should have the digital files on hand, so you should be able to nab 'em (or hassle iglootree for 'em) once you've bought the product!

Iglootree don’t habd out pdfs, never got one from them for anything I’ve bought :(

I'd recommend emailing them! I've had to do so in the past to get my PDF copies!