The Red Room Reviews: Escape from the Flesh Catacombs a fantasy/ horror OSR adventure for Dungeons & Delvers by David Guyll and Melissa Guyll.
Today’s guest at the Red Room is Mr Mean. We had a super fun chat about role-playing games. Mr Mean definitely has good taste: we have several favourites in common!
Not a good unboxing, but it’s the first one and I can’t repeat it, it’s already out of the box: Lamentations of the Flame Princess and two adventure anthologies (Death and Fire).
We invited Jon, host of The Basic Expert YouTube channel, to talk about his rules-light western RPG Cowpunchers, his work as an illustrator for role-playing games such as Mongoose Traveller and Call of Cthulhu, art in game books, among other subjects.
In today´s episode our guest is British game designer and Red Room dweller Liam Thompson. Liam talked about his body horror, biopunk, science fiction role-playing game Sanctions, upcoming projects and his background as gamer and designer.
In this Red Room Review we have some recommendations on how to use RPGPundit’s The Invisible College as a modern day horror game, or even as a sourcebook for other RPGs, such as Call of Cthulhu, Kult, Noctum, Conspiracy X, Chronicles of Darkness, etc.
During the Red Room YouTube channel’s first month we interviewed the three original Inappropriate Characters, James Grim Desborough, RPGPundit and Darrick Dishaw. Helder Araújo talked to us about his upcoming game Silent Læke and we chatted with Gavriel Quiroga about Hell Night. Brian Shutter updated the Red Room on Neon Lords of the Toxic Wasteland, and Bruno Galan announced some changes to his Undead Malefactors. Archduke Griffith talked about his documentary, Secrets of Blackmoor, and the Lost Dungeons of Tonisborg book. We had a virtual visit from YouTuber T-Shirted Historian, conversed about safety tools with Edward James Bluddworth and spoke to David Guyll about the forthcoming second edition of Dungeons & Delvers. Not bad…
We talked to David Guyll about the upcoming Dungeons & Delvers’ second edition and some other projects from Awful Good Games: new scenarios and settings for the OSR fantasy role-playing game and other RPGs coming down the line, such as a western with Lovecraftian influences and a science fantasy world. We also discussed some of out pet peeves, like PbtA and bad art in role-playing games.
Today’s Red Room Review is Venger’s The Outer Presence, both a investigative horror game with very simple mechanics and a weird tales scenario set in Papua New Guinea during the 1970s.
Phantoms of Celluloid, the Red Room channel’s new segment about horror/ cult/ bizarre movies, opens with Zé do Caixão (Coffin Joe), a franchise which tick all the boxes. Brazilian cult filmmaker José Mojica Marins stared and directed ten films centred on a Nietzschian undertaker obsessed with finding the perfect woman to carry his offspring, up to the point of being identified as the character. Later, Morins became a TV celebrity hosting horror shows in character, as Zé do Caixão.