The good news is you’ve secured the rights to film the season finale in “the most haunted location in America.” The bad news is the place is actually really haunted, and you may well be completely boned.
This zine features the game KILLER RATINGS on one side and the KILLER RATINGS hack, TARGMARGS on the reverse side.
KILLER RATINGS is a one-shot, zero-prep, rules-light tabletop roleplaying game for 3 to 5 players and a Director. The players are the cast and crew of a terrible paranormal investigation show on the verge of cancellation.
As loud, campy reality TV stars, your gift for melodrama will be all you need to wake the dead – and may well be your key to survival once the haunting goes sideways. If it doesn’t get you killed first.
In short, you play some of the worst people on earth as they blithely walk into one of the worst places on earth, and most of you won't survive. But however it shakes out, it should make for great TV.
KILLER RATINGS Game Design and Layout by Ken Lowery (TW: @kenlowery) Cover by Benjamin Hall (TW/IG: @cyclonaut)
TARGMARGS is the official hack for KILLER RATINGS. Rather than playing reality TV ghost hunters investigating a Haunt for signs of a Ghost, you are tipsy friends wandering a superstore late at night. Instead of Provoking the Ghost into hunting you, you're causing Shenanigans until Security is alerted.
In the meantime you might engage in shopping cart destruction derbies, take to the PA for some light yodeling, or build a fort out of merchandise. But when the time comes to flee, you'd better boot and rally -- or Security might confiscate all your cool stuff.
TARGMARGS Game Design and Layout by Ken Lowery and Tatiana Powell Art by Kelsea Zwerneman