Are you ready to embrace your inner anti-hero and delve into the dark, cinematic world of the Wretched Role-Playing Game? In the Wretchedverse, you’ll get to take on the role of anti-heroes in a variety of settings, from dark fantasy to post-apocalyptic fiction and everything in between.
This is the revised version of the old-school rules that have been used in prior releases by The Red Room. We are now publishing this in preparation for the second edition of the previously published titles, which will be setting books, including some rules variations, instead of full games. You will notice a few changes, but the revised rules are entirely compatible with the first iteration of The Red Room’s Wretchedverse, and this book is easily adaptable to earlier editions of the most famous role-playing game.
To get wretched, you need nothing else but this book and a few dice, though you can find several titles already published for the Wretchedverse. For fans of 1980s Conan rip-offs, Wretched Bastards offers a dark fantasy world to explore. If you prefer spaghetti westerns, Wretched Country allows you to ride off into the sunset as a gunslinging anti-hero. For a more historically accurate setting, Wretched Époque immerses players in a world of horror in 19th-century Paris. Fans of exploitation movies from the late 1960s to the 1990s can indulge in their favourite genre with Wretchploitation. Those who enjoy future noir will love Wretched New Flesh, where you can explore a dystopian Moroccan city inspired by the works of William S. Burroughs, William Gibson, and David Cronenberg. Wretched Space and Wretched Apocalypse offer exciting sci-fi adventures in a sleazy space opera game world and a post-apocalyptic fiction game, respectively. Finally, Wretched Darkness delves into the darker side of human nature with its horror/urban fantasy setting.
These are the ones already available, but other settings are planned, such as Wretched Vigilantes, a street-level super-heroes game world. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the OSR, Wretched has something to offer everyone.
Also a reminder that until the end of March you can have a 25% discount on a purchase by using the promo code redroomwelcome
We’ve decided to lower the price for EPIC!, Sílvia Clemente’s entry into the Cha’alt Game Jam to $6.50. If you felt it was a bit pricey, it’s now time to dive into it. And here’s a video promo to whet your appetite:
EPIC! was just released on Drivethru and Big Geek Empirum (as usual, print-on-demand will be available soon at Lulu and DTRPG) EPIC! is Sílvia Clemente’s entry to Darrick Dishaw’s Cha’alt Game Jam: In the Adityan homeworld, The Cronos, an ancient power source, has awakened and disrupted from its slumber by events taking place far away on the remote desert planet Cha’alt. The Cronos will drag its Adityan Guards all the way across the galaxy and into the path of a group of scoundrels forcefully recruited to police the ass of the Galaxy – also known as the Outer Rim – as part of the Wretched Legion. Neither Adityans nor Legionaries are interested or prepared to save the Galaxy. First and foremost, they must survive the threats and treachery of Theta Blue, the most infamous space station in the system. This Wretched Space scenario was written for the Cha’alt Game Jam and it is the first episode for Wretched Cha’alt, a series of adventures mixing the two universes. EPIC! is inspired by Alpha Blue, and takes place mainly in Theta Blue, a wretched knock-off of the famous space brothel.
As previously mentioned, instead of publishing a setting sourcebook for Wretched Space, we decided to do the same as in Bastards: introducing setting information in each scenario. But there’s some basic info needed, so that’s where Wretched Space 1.4 comes in: it has 70 more pages with more creatures, planets and plot hooks, a more detailed description of the Galactic Federation, new factions, major characters and suggestions to use the Beyond in a space opera game. And don’t feel cheated if you have previously purchased it in print: in case you decide to get a copy of the expanded version, we will send you a special discount, so you’ll pay only for printing costs. But, for now, 1.4 it’s just in digital format; we still have some proofreading to do before committing to print.
I’ve been working on a setting for our most recent game release, Wretched Space. Initially, it was meant to be a standalone release, but since the setting I am developing was already hinted at in the core book, I’ve decided that it would make more sense to release an expanded edition of Wretched Space, including more information about a specific fictional universe. So, if you have purchased the core book, you will receive the expanded edition for free. If you bought the book on Lulu, I will send you the pdf for the extended version if you ask me. That way, you can take a look at it and decide if the extended version is worth buying a new print-on-demand book. The extended version will also be available as an item on our catalogue for new customers.
Wretched is an old-school role-playing game designed to play anti-hero characters in a cinematic setting. In Wretched Space, the genre is space opera. But unlike most other space operas, this one isn’t about heroic characters whose actions have significant consequences for the future of civilization. Here you are meant to play on a smaller scale, and the higher purpose your character serves is his own self-interest. That doesn’t imply you’re playing a villain. You can still traverse the galaxy, enjoying extraordinary adventures and possibly even helping others. The characters will most likely commit crimes and exhibit contempt for other people’s rights and well being, but perhaps they will wind up saving the day after all. This quickstart contains enough information to be fully playable, but it lacks spaceship rules (combat, creation, customization, etc), planet creation tables, adversaries stats, plot hooks, psionics and magic.