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Thanks for Standing With the Red Room

We’re pleased to report that February was our best month since our launch in April of last year, despite being banned from DrivethruRPG. The controversy surrounding our deplatforming and the sudden surge of popularity for MEN has obviously boosted our sales and brought us a brief moment of fame (or infamy). However, March will be a real test of our success, as what happened with MEN can’t be replicated. We will soon discover if enough customers will follow us to Big Geek Emporium and Lulu, and if those who purchased MEN as a show of defiance against censorship will be interested in our Wretched line.

Our priority now is to stay connected with our customers and make up for the loss of exposure caused by being excluded from that monopolistic store. Regardless of what the future holds, we are grateful to those who have stood by us and supported the Red Room. Thank you!

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Find our games at Big Geek Emporium, Lulu and Postmortem Studios.

Stay Wretched.

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Good News For Everybody (but Us). We Were Banned From DrivethruRPG For Jokes

Until today we have refrained from contacting OneBookShelf; I saw no reason to waste time talking to them after being banned. However, since other people have emailed them and the official reply has been it was our attitude rather than “hostile marketing” or book content that got us banned, today I sent them the following:


It came to my knowledge that several friends and customers have contacted you during the last few days. First of all, I would like to assure you that they did it of their own volition. Perhaps they are afraid a similar thing might happen to them (and they are probably right to fear it). I asked no one to reach out to you and would rather they didn’t. I know your decision was final, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Unless the company changes hands, I have no wish to sell at Drivethru again.

Nevertheless, in your replies, you have insisted that the reason behind the Red Room’s banning from OneBookShelf wasn’t the content of the books and not even hostile marketing, but my aggressive behaviour towards your staff. However, you have yet to produce proof of that. Are you even aware if there is proof of aggressive behaviour? Or are you just trusting the word of (possibly) over-sensitive employees? I have already posted on my blog print screens of all my email contacts with your staff, and those who read them could find no trace of hostile behaviour in there. Also, I NEVER had any contact with your social media administrators. None at all, hostile or not. I didn’t even reply to this email at the time I received it because I assumed the “hostile marketing” was the reason for the ban. What constitutes hostile marketing is dubious enough to encompass a lot, and that includes some of my promotional posts, even though there was NEVER a first warning about it, as mentioned in your company’s guidelines. The only mention of “hostile marketing” from OneBookShelf came in your email of February 16, which I received at 7.51 PM, about an hour after the account had been already closed and my royalties transferred via Paypal. But those are just small details. I suppose OneBookShelve doesn’t really need a reason to ban a publisher, only an excuse…
So if you insist on claiming “aggressive, bordering on abusive” treatment, I would like to know where and when that happened and, please, provide concrete evidence of that. Otherwise, OneBookShelf is just slandering me without even clarifying what “bordering on abusive” means. It certainly doesn’t mean the same thing for you as it does for me, and I don’t think this is only related to cultural differences.

And the reply was the following:


As part of investigating what we initially considered a case of hostile marketing, we uncovered many Twitter and Facebooks posts as well as YouTube videos in which you and your partner have attacked, ridiculed, and insulted both DriveThruRPG and its staff over the past year. I will say that you have always seemed polite via email, which makes your demeanour elsewhere shocking by comparison. Your animosity was relegated to social media and thus previously seen largely by those few team members who manage our social media accounts. 

You have demonstrated that you will not respect the confidentiality of any communications, so you can understand why I am not prepared to share any further details with you at this point. 

(yes, he’s right, I do not respect the confidentiality of any communications. Fuck, I worked for a tabloid; they watch all of our videos, they should know that!)

I guess this is good news for all of your publishing through OneBookShelf/ Drivethru: As long as you don’t joke about them in public, you are probably safe! They can’t take jokes…

Now that you know, show you have a sense of humour and support us by buying at:



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Look for the Red Room this Halloween Sale

There’s a Halloween sale going on at DrivethruRPG, which means more than half of the Red Room’s products are with a discount. Get your horror goods at the Red Room’s store:

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A Fistful of Wretchedness

The new Red Room Bundle, A Fistful of Wretchdeness, includes 6 more bundled titles, with a 40% discount: World of Bastards Scurvy (Pirates in the world of Antilia), World of Bastards: Furry (Mutant animal classes for Wretched Bastards), Deviants & Dirty Deedes issues 1 & 2 (The Red Room’s zine), Double Feature: The Old House and A Sweet Serenade (a couple of horror one-shot adventures) and the Wretched GM Screen

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#selfpromosaturday Wretched Country Video

You can purchase Wretched Country at DrivethruRPG (for now just pdf, print option coming soon):

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Wretched Country – Now Available


Wretched Country does for the western genre what Wretched Bastards did for fantasy: it’s an old-school game meant for playing anti-hero characters. The spaghetti western, already referenced as a source of inspiration for the OSR dark-fantasy Wretched Bastards, now takes centre stage. In this book you will find:

• Wretched rules adapted for playing a western game.

• The Devil’s Country, a western-themed horror scenario about an international film crew travelling to Spain to shoot a movie believed to be cursed.

• Hellstone, a setting that can be used to run spaghetti, classic or weird west adventures.

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Some more news from the Red Room

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Wretched Bastards, Coming Soon!

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Help Us Promote!

This year, with the Red Room YouTube channel adding to the Facebook group/ page, the blog, all the social media presence, the writing and now learning how to do layouts, role-playing games (almost) turned into my full-time job. I still have other source of income, but my time is entirely devoted to RPG related work. And while I do have a Patreon account, I’m not really expecting that kind of support. Well, not yet…

Meanwhile, I really need some motivation for this (and motivation, in this case, means more followers, subscribers and sales) and, as much as I try to promote, I’m still lousy at it. Getting more reviews, invitations for interviews or any other way of raising awareness is a priority now. That might be tricky to do, it requires someone else to be interested in my work, but at least sharing our videos and promotional posts requires very little. If you guys can help with any of that, that would be great! I hate asking for help, but now is the right time.

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Happy Birthday to Us!

Just found out the Red Room’s blog “birthday” is today, which is quite fitting since February 24th is Twin Peaks day! Can’t remember if this was on purpose or just a coincidence…