I’m proud to announce the release of The Wretched, a solo RPG inspired by the films and music of John Carpenter and the music of Nine Inch Nails.
The Wretched is a solo journaling RPG played with a deck of cards, a tumbling block tower, and a microphone.
You are the last surviving crew member of the intergalactic salvage ship The Wretched. Adrift between stars after an engine failure, your ship was attacked by a hostile alien lifeform. The crew are dead.
You thought you had won. You launched the creature out of an airlock, and that should have meant safety.
The Wretched comes as a printable PDF complete with a unique soundtrack written and recorded just for the game. There’s also a print run strictly limited to 25 copies.
You can buy The Wretched from itchh.io:
JASON J YOUNG
April 21, 2020 @ 4:43 am
Have you thought of ways to still fail without the tower? I would mostly play this at night with my family asleep, and having a tower fall wouldn’t be great. I’ve been kicking around a die roll, but it doesn’t have that same sense of building dread.
April 21, 2020 @ 7:41 am
There’s still a fail state without the tower. The tower represents your ship’s integrity, but the Kings in the deck represent the creature getting closer to you. If you draw 4 Kings at any point, you succumb to the creature and fail.
It’s a less intense game, but failure is still the most likely outcome.
Hope this helps!
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February 4, 2023 @ 8:03 am
I’d like to get a hard copy (in the distant future) but live in the u.s., 1) can it be bought with u.s. cash, 2) can it be shipped to the u.s.?
February 4, 2023 @ 8:50 am
Yes, I ship to the US. You can get it here: https://loottheroom.uk/product/wretched