Wretched Darkness – Second Edition (just released at the Red Room store, BIg Geek Emporium Giant Slayer Games; it will be available soon at Lulu). Welcome to the nightmarish realms of the Wretchedverse, where horrors lurk around every corner, and the darkness hides untold terrors. Wretched Darkness is a mature horror role-playing game where players take on the roles of anti-hero characters who must face the unknown and confront the supernatural and the paranormal head-on. It may may be played as a dark fantasy game or you can make it into an actual horror experience.
This is a campaign setting sourcebook for Wretched Époque (or other investigative horror games) set in Portugal of the late 19th century. With elements of gothic horror, weird occultism, and investigative tension, the campaign aims to bring 19th century Portugal to chilling life. The style emphasises brooding atmosphere, mounting dread, and strange phenomena to drive an engaging story filled with thrills and intrigue. While touching on important themes, the focus rests squarely on immersive world building and tense adventure.Players can expect shadowy wars waged in the dark, ancient evils buried but not dead, and labyrinthine conspiracies that threatens not just Portugal but the world at large. Sanity, certainty, and even reality itself may bend under the weight of truths waiting to be unearthed. But anti-heroes emerge even in the darkest nights.
A reminder that while our summer sale is on, for every $20+ order at the Red Room store you get an entry into our August Giveaway (the prize will be 3 softcover Wretched books of your choice).
For those seeking an even more “realistic” and less powerful magic system than the standard Wretched rules, these alternative conjurer rituals provide a further departure from its Vancian roots. If you’ve purchased the Wretched Époque Second Edition, you should already have access to these rules (check the downloads in your account). And if you plan to get the upcoming Wretched Darkness Second Edition, you’ll also find this content included.
We’ve just updated Orbital Decay. It’s now a 195 page mini-setting (or a sourcebook for Wretched New Flesh). If your purchased in any of the stores, you can now download version 1.2. It’s also available in print on demand at Lulu.com.
Now available at Red Room Store, Big Geek Emporium and Giant Slayer Games. Print on demand coming to Lulu.com soon.
In the sordid underbelly of the galaxy, only the crafty and callous survive. Wretched Space is an OSR RPG where you don’t play as heroes on a noble crusade, but rather as roguish anti-heroes just looking to get by in a harsh universe. You aren’t out to save the world – you’re out to save your own skin. And maybe make some credits along the way if opportunity knocks. This game revels in greyness of morality, where doing the right thing takes a backseat to doing what needs to be done. Idealism is a luxury you can’t afford out here.
This book contains a setting, the space opera version of the Wretchedverse, and plenty of ideas for you to come up with new worlds. To be true to the Wretched spirit, the default setting casts the players as members of the Wretched Legion, a special corps of the Galactic Federation law enforcement made up of pardoned criminals given an old, battered starship and second-rate weaponry, and deployed to enforce the law on backwater worlds. If this prospect doesn’t appeal to you, there’s a whole universe of wretchedness out there…
Diabolus Ex Machina, a Wretched New Flesh scenario by Sílvia Clemente, is now available in softcover at Lulu.com:
Starting today, all the way through to August 31st, we invite you to take advantage of our Summer Sale at The Red Room Store. Enjoy this limited-time offer as we roll into the sunniest season of the year. Our offer is a 35% discount on nearly our entire product line. Please note that our three latest releases, as well as our upcoming titles – “Diabolus Ex Machina,” “Bad Guys Always Lose,” “Wretched Country,” “Wretched Space,” and “Wretched Darkness” – will not be part of this promotion.To redeem, simply use the coupon code summersale at checkout to apply your discount. This offer is only available at The Red Room store.