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Cover art by Ennie Award winner Johan Nohr (Mork Borg), edited by Ennie Award winner Fiona Geist (Dead Planet). Risograph-printed zine edition available at:


You have suffered a terrible tragedy and lost something irreplaceable. Now you have found a teacher who will teach you to harness the power of the demon to seek your revenge. 

What will it cost you? How far will you go? Will you turn back before you lose yourself in your anger?

A solo game about modern magic, tragedy, trauma, and revenge. It is based on the Wretched & Alone system by Ennie nominee Chris Bissette and inspired by the movie A Dark Song.

Requires: Pencil, paper, d6, deck of cards, 10 small totems (coins, pebbles, beads, etc.) and a Jenga tower or a bag of tokens.

Check out this live play of the game with GM Jeff Stormer on his Party of One podcast: Party of One - Rites of Vengeance Episode

Content Warning: This game contains intense content around trauma, loss, bodily integrity, and anger. Player safety and comfort is very important to me, so safety tools are provided to allow players to end the game early and still maintain a satisfying narrative ending.

The PDF has been updated to the new "print edition" version, edited by Fiona Geist, with cover art by Johan Nohr (Mork Borg). Print copies coming soon from Exalted Funeral.

Rites of Vengeance is © Reverend Uncle Bastard, 2021

This work is based on The Wretched (found at http://loottheroom.itch.io/wretched), product of Chris Bissette and Loot The Room, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

THE WRETCHED™️ is a trademark of Chris Bissette. The Wretched and Alone logo is © Chris Bissette, and is used with permission.


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This game is great. I've died every time, lending more truth to the phrase–Seek revenge and you should dig two graves, one for yourself.

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

I learned about this game when I stumbled upon a physical copy at a FLGS, and it sounded so interesting that I couldn't help but scrounge around the house to put together a personal "Deluxe Edition" before I got started. It ended up being quite the experience... I'd say more, but it's probably best saved for posting elsewhere so I don't spoil the experience for newcomers.

Rites of Vengeance - Deluxe Edition

Cards wrapped in black cloth and loosely tied with a Green Scapular. Dice and tokens in a pouch bearing the initials of the cardinal directions. Waterman Expert II Rollerball Pen in Dune Red with Gold Trim. Journal with no clear markings, which I picked up in a market stall somewhere in China many years ago.

Rites of Vengeance - Deluxe Edition unwrapped

Tarot Deck by Yoshitaka Amano (with Knights and Trumps removed, except for the Magician and Devil which take the place of the Red and Black Jokers). Metal  coins by Arthur Pittsley, bearing the Demon Seals of the Lesser Key of Solomon.  Zodiac Chart by David Kimmick. Roman numeral die. (Not pictured: A standard Jenga tower.)

I love the design and dark vibe of this game. I talked recently about it and some other W&A standouts on a video: