Death by Cliché
- Narrated by: Robert J Defendi
- Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-02-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Regular price: $19.95
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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.
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By Joseph W. Partlow on 05-26-18
Slow to start but picks up speed
As a rpg player I've seen the idea of the player becoming the character used before. Bob Defendi puts his own twist on the idea by not having the protagonist just be transported to a fantasy world but to a fantasy rpg already in process. With all its out-of-chracter comments, cliches and two dimensional NPCs. The first 1/3 of the book is a little slow going and Bob's narration is a little monotone but it eventually picks up speed and ends on a high note. Definitely worth the listen.