Five tabletop gamers suddenly and without warning find themselves thrust into a series of dangerous and terrifying scenarios, forced to adapt and act like characters in a role playing game. They struggle to stay sane and in touch with their humanity as they try and figure out exactly what's going on and how they can stop the endless cycle.
The twist? They are characters in a game, being played by the author as he writes the story. Survival Mode is a narrative solo roleplaying game Let's Play presented as serial fiction. Call it a LitsPlay, or a LPFic or something.
This is in fact an Actual Play (simiar to a video game Let's Play) report of a game in progress, one that I play while writing, using real published RPG materials from different companies.