A downloadable game

You are a teenager fighting to prevent the total takeover of the Earth by an extraterrestrial race of parasites. These parasites enter the brains of their hosts and completely take over. Anyone can be controlled by one without you knowing it. 

Your only weapon is a gift given to you by an alien warrior: you can turn into any animal you touch. You are using this power to harry your enemy and delay their invasion until the warrior’s people can get here and defeat them for good.

Idiot Teenagers with a Death Wish is a game based upon the mechanics and structure of Blades in the Dark by John Harper. It's a role-playing game about a group of children who fight a long, guerrilla war against impossible odds and an invisible enemy. It is a game of paranoia, sacrifice, horror, and endurance. There is space for humor and light-heartedness, but at the end of the day, the characters are fighting a war, and no one comes away from a war the same person they were when they started.

Listen to Follow the Leader and The Room Where It Happened play Idiot Teenagers With A Death Wish on their collaborative podcast, Dumb Kids Playing Hero!

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
TagsAliens, Animals, animorphs, Forged in the Dark, Multiplayer, Sci-fi, shapeshifters, superheroes, War
Average sessionA few hours


Idiot Teenagers with a Death Wish - v 1.6 726 kB
ITWADW - Character and Crew Sheets.pdf 403 kB
Idiot Teenagers with a Death Wish Reference Doc.pdf 347 kB


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this game is Good and the podcast is Good and everyone who loves animorphs or alien invasion stories or just playing a rag tag group trying to save the world should play this game.