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To Sartre, Hell was other people. To the game designer, Hell is the game.
Damico writes games for a living. When called in to rescue a local roleplaying game demo, Damico is shot in the head by a loony fan. He awakens in a game. A game full of hackneyed tropes and clichéd plots. A game he was there to save, run by the man who murdered him just moments ago. A game that has just become world-swap fantasy. Damico, to his horror, has become the heart of the cliché.
Set on their quest in a scene that would make Ed Wood blush, Damico discovers a new wrinkle. As a game designer, he is a creative force in this broken place. His presence touches the two-dimensional inhabitants. First a peasant, then a barmaid, then his character's own father - all come alive.
But the central question remains. Can Damico escape, or is he trapped in this nightmare? Forever.
Wait, what? This is a comedy? Ignore all that. Death by Cliché is a heartwarming tale of catastrophic brain damage. Share it with someone you love. Or like. Or anyone at all. Buy the book.
Based on a true story.
©2016 Robert J. Defendi (P)2016 Robert J. Defendi
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By David on 09-05-16

Great

Found this ages ago on Robert J Defendi's website. Awesome to see it here with his original narration

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By Amazon Customer on 12-12-17

Not great but would read again

A little dry and the story didn’t resolve... but the chapter quotes were fun. The nerd patronage is always welcome.

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By Bradley on 02-22-17

It was the best of books it was the worst of books

This book will have more meaning if you have ever experienced any tabletop roleplaying games. Lot of fun, laughed a lot.

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