Annals of Dread Game

Someone mentioned in the comments the other day about how there are so many quality articles that were published well before many of you were regularly following us.  With the suggestion of pulling some of our older posts from the archives, I present you dear readers with a few of my favorite posts from the 12 Levels of Dread series along with a quick description of each  to give you an idea of the topics covered in each article.

Writing about the 12 Levels of Dread in detail was an enjoyable experience as I felt there was much left unsaid in the original Reddit post on the subject.

For those of you who are new and are still navigating through the hundreds of posts on A King’s Castle, I hope you glean something of value from these articles.   Continue reading “Annals of Dread Game”

The 12 Levels of Dread: Levels 7-12

Today we’re going to close out the 12 Levels of Dread series and cover the last 6 levels of Dread Game.  If you haven’t read the previous installments, you can click here to start from the beginning in order to get caught up with what is Dread Game and the levels leading up to here and now.

Now there’s a big reason why I’m going to condense these last 6 Levels into one article and also try to extract the essence of these levels in order to provide some additional value for those who are following these guidelines in order to help bring balance and harmony back to your marriage. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Levels 7-12”

When Dread Game Doesn’t Work

Introduction

A while back, one of our readers discussed a personal situation where the principles of Dread Game did not work for him.  If I remember correctly, his personal experience led him to surmise that Dread Game was a flawed system and does not work.  Today, we’re going to look into this topic a bit deeper and determine what went wrong and the red flags you should be on the look out for. Continue reading “When Dread Game Doesn’t Work”

The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 6 – Wife Game

“I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry… just make me feel alive.”

-Joey Lauren Adams

Today’s lesson in Dread Game revolves around Level 6 in the 12 Levels of Dread – Gaming your wife. Take a moment to think back on your marriage. If you’ve been married for a few (or many) years now, chances are the original spark that fueled your marriage at the beginning has faded and a steady routine has settled in. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 6 – Wife Game”

The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 5 – Style

“Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.”

-Shawn Ashmore

Well gentlemen, today we reach a milestone in this series.  I’m officially calling this the end of Part 1 on the 12 Levels of Dread Series.  Why here and now?  Simply because it feels like a good stopping point for Part 1.  You’re going to have plenty to work on and all this is going to take time implementing so take your time and really nail down these first 5 levels.  Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 5 – Style”

The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 4 – Availability

“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.  She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”

-Proverbs 31:10-12

Following close on the footsteps of Level 3, Level 4 is about conditioning your wife to accept things on your terms.  Think of it as a Level 3: Part 2, if you will.  Between work, the gym, your various hobbies and adventures, and hustling on the side, you don’t have time for petty emotional games and it’s time to let your wife know that.  Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 4 – Availability”

The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 3 – New Life

“People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.”

-John Wanamaker

If you haven’t read the previous installments on this series, I would highly recommend doing so here, here, and here.  This level of the Dread Game is all about reclaiming your freedom and enjoying life to its fullest and how to deal with the inevitable pushback from your wife.

By this point, you should be no less than three months into the entire process, preferably longer.  You should be making great strides in your fitness levels, getting your finances under control, sharpening your mind with mentally stimulating books and activities, and deflecting your wife’s shit tests like a Kung Fu master.  Level 3 is all about developing hobbies away from the home.  It might seem rather of a benign step in the grand scheme of Dread Gaming your spouse, but like all the others, this one is crucial…but why? Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 3 – New Life”

The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 2 – Action

“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson

In our last article of this series, we discussed how to identify and properly respond to the various shit tests women will sling your way, by adopting a carefree, sometimes flirty attitude.  If you’ve been studying the material provided in the last article, focusing on the subtext that women provide when they talk to you, and keeping your wits about you, you should be starting to get a good grasp on things.  Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 2 – Action”

The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 1 – Tests

“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.”

-Norman Mailer

If you have been studying the principles laid out in the last article of this series, you should be beginning to understand what type of basic tactics to employ and at what times.  If this is all still a jumble of information, don’t worry.  This is a lot of complicated concepts that take a lot of pondering and practice to get down pat.  Just continue to follow the OODA loop: Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act.  Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 1 – Tests”