Wretched New Flesh – Postcards from Avalidad quickstart is almost ready. The full game itself will take a while longer. And though I didn’t really need a cover for this (the Basic Expert will do the real book cover) here’s a different one for the quickstart anyway.
Wretchploitation Quickstart Released (Pay What You Want)
This is the quickstart version of Wretchplotation, an OSR game that emulates exploitation movies, from blaxploitation to Eurocrime., This is a condensed and (slightly) censored version: the naughtiest bits are off, since the full version is for mature readers only.
Wretched GM Screen (inserts) – RELEASED
A set of landscape-oriented inserts (8x 8.5″ x 11″ pages) for Wretched Game Masters. Four are illustrated panels with evocative and wretched art by Warghoul (aka Lore Forge Meister) who also did the cover and some interior art for Wretchploitation. The inner panels contain rules references and tables for GMs running games of Wretched Bastards, Wretched Country, Wretched Époque, Wretchploitation, and Wretched New Flesh (or any of the planned games for the Wretched line). This is a work in progress and it will be updated when new games are released.
Deviants & Dirty Deeds Issue 2 includes plenty of story seeds, random tables, pre-generated characters and gamemastering hints for the OSR investigative horror game Wretched Époque (and other Wretched games) by Rawkin Joe G Coombs . Liam Thompson writes about body horror in role-playing games and Silvia Clemente about how “fates worse than death” have turned into a forbidden subject. Also an article by Miguel Ribeiro about using Twin Peaks as inspiration for writing surreal adventures.
Wretchploitation: /rɛtʃplɔɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ the act of playing characters who use NPCs unfairly for their own advantage. Sexploitation, blaxploitation, nunsploitation, Nazisploitation, mondo, Giallo, revenge, slasher, splatter, gore, cannibals, zombie… Play them all, the Wretched way! Coming soon from the Red Room.
Is it time for some Wretched self-promo? Sure, why not?
We started publishing through The Red Room about two months ago. In two months only we published 3 games, 3 scenarios and 3 sourcebooks (we didn’t plan the 3-3-3 it was just a coincidence). So here’s our stuff:
Wretched Bastards: play anti-heroes in the dark-fantasy, low-magic world of Antillia in this OSR RPG.
Daughters of Darkness, Sound of Madness and The Seven Bastards: three scenarios by Silvia Clemente, set in the World of Bastards.
Scurvy: explore Husks Key and face the wretched crew of Captain Barbafuchsia.
Furry Bastards: anthropomorphic mutant races for Wretched Bastards.
Deviants & Dirty Deeds: pregens and plot-hooks for Wretched Bastards, by Joe Coombs.
Wretched Country: a western-themed OSR role-playing game, especially adequate for spaghetti western-styled campaign.
Wretched Époque: investigate supernatural, paranormal or mundane mysteries in Paris of the Belle Époque (or just be a wretched villain and be pursued by others).
The Red Room’s games at DrivethruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/21617/The-Red-Room?fbclid=IwAR1GAmTW2s3rFPCFQzdzamJhhNZ9S8e-enoRXJguKVjYhxQUAJdc3NH4H-Y
Wretched Époque takes place in the period known as the Belle Époque. This is the time and the fictional place where Umberto Eco’s Simone Simonini crosses paths with Jacques Tardi’s Adèle Blanc-Sec, Edgar Allan Poe’s Chevalier Auguste Dupin and Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin, amidst anarchist bombings, the echoes of the Dreyfus affair, the catastrophic side effects of secret societies conspiring in the shadows and the mysterious results of experiences conducted by mad geniuses. Not yet pulp, not quite historical, it is neither the right time nor the right mood for Steampunk or Dieselpunk. Welcome to the wretched times of Nouveaupunk!
Wretched Bastards is now my fifth Copper Seller at DrivethruRPG. I think it was the fastest to get there, about one month, give or take a few days. Well, let’s make it Silver now, shall we?