I got the chance to give Don't Rest Your Head to Robin Laws while at GenCon. Today, he's blessed me with this comment:
Don’t Rest Your Head, Fred ([info]drivingblind) Hicks, Evil Hat Productions. A dark contemporary RPG about people who have such bad insomnia that they develop super powers. Wins my “brilliant IP concept of the show” award, hands down.
Robin's definitely in my designer rock-star pantheon, so I gotta say, this is pretty fantastic.
As a GM I usually require a certain number of "win" results before I let a big-deal opponent be fully defeated (often reducing the pain dice by a few dice with each win, depending on the magnitude of the win). But really, it can be as fast as a single roll.
So I just ordered me copy as a Tradition I tend to run a one shot creepy-ish game during Halloween and for a while this game appealed to me. I cant wait to get it in the mail and I judging by my players it might turn into a campaign. I mused about the idea and I even got a friend interested who never played a role playing game before just because the concept of Insomniacs who gain super powers and fight nightmares is just bad ass.