Wretched Bastards


Wretched Bastards is a low-magic, dark fantasy role-playing game. Besides being deadly and bleak, it is meant to be sleazy. The main characters aren’t heroes at all; they are greedy, violent, lecherous, cruel, untrustworthy scoundrels. They will lie, backstab, betray, double-cross, kill, pillage and rape through this grim fantasy world. They aren’t heroes, because there are no heroes in the kingdom of Riget, only a handful in the Kharabas continent, and not a whole lot more in the world of Antillia. In Wretched Bastards low-budget European sword and sorcery movies meet spaghetti western!

World of Bastards: daughters of darkness

World of Bastards is the name we have chosen for a series of planned scenarios taking place in the Wretched Bastards setting, the world of Antillia. There’s no metaplot, no necessary connection between the scenarios, but a few known characters, places and factions might show up in some of them. The first scenario, Daughters of Darkness, takes place in the Var Valey, a once fertile land where the crops are now rotten. The locals believe Lord Percival, an ambitious landowner with delusions of grandeur, has angered Ksenia, goddess of Fertility. Now drop a few bastard characters into this bucolic setting and let them raise hell!

World of Bastards: The Seven Bastards

Years ago a group of lewd and rowdy adventurers, collectively known as The Seven Bastards, was expelled from the village of Fork for their belligerent and salacious ways. But when consecutive bands of orcs start coming down from the mountains south of the village, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, the locals find no support in their lord, Windom, the Earl of Andril, too distracted with the mysterious disappearance of his young daughter to care about any other trouble. The villagers turn to the only ones who can help them in a time of need, the Bastards.

The Seven Bastards includes:

– A detailed location – the village of Fork – complete with NPCs and enough plot hooks for several sandbox-style adventures

– Seven pregenerated characters

– More information about the Wretched Bastards setting, the world of Antillia, including antagonist factions and ancient history

– Carousing activities for Bastard characters

– Using cards as a random event/ encounter generator


World of Bastards: Scurvy

There are plenty of pirates in Antillia, the world of Wretched Bastards, and the sea life is always enticing scoundrels to set sail on adventurous – and profitable – quests. Scurvy presents you with plot hooks, tables of encounters and stats for marine creatures and other foes. Sail into the Laeppero Sea and explore its islands and secrets. Find out what’s wrong with Husks Key, meet the Dark Elves of Mount Thurgla Vah and fight Captain Barbafuchsia’s pirates.