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You are the last survivor of a band of dwarven warriors who have come to the lost halls of the Kingdom Under the Mother Mountain, to retake it and rebuild it in the name of your ancestors. After months of wandering the almost endless halls of the dwarven ruins, your band unwittingly set free an ancient evil that lay asleep for generations, and one-by-one, it killed your companions in the most terrifying ways possible.

Now you are lost in the depths of earth, registering your history in the diary of your people. You search for an exit from the mines, but all you can find are endless halls and the damned creatures serving that Evil in the Shadows that awakened and destroyed your people.

Everyday you count your last remaining torches and meals, wander through the infinite halls and mines, and write your memories in your diary. Everyday you feel the evil entity and its minions coming closer and closer. The drums of its chaos army beat faster and faster. You don’t have much time.

Can you reach the surface before the ancient evil finds you? Was a rescue party sent to find you? Will your food and water last as long as you need to reach the doors to freedom? Or will you die of starvation in the depths of the mountain?

All you know is that you’re lost in the deep...


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The prompts in this game are great, and really serve to flesh out the theme! It was a very enjoyable foray into Wretched and Alone style games! 

Wondering if there will be anymore community copies?

my first solo game of this genre — loved the theme and writing prompts created quite a deep bd dark journey of loss where memories and madness clash in the dark. I actually survived and made it out right on the last card draw!   purchased from local game store in California (For future editions would love some random tables and art for idea generation or scene flavor if one gets stuck) Great work Diogo!

That's a great idea... I wanted to give a better graphic treatment of this in the future. I am preparing another Solo Journaling RPG with wayyy more tools and details. Let's see how that goes!

Happy you had fun with it!

I just picked this zine up at my local game store - I have The Wretched as well but hadn't tried it.  Really looking forward to dying alone in the mines!


My first and still favorite Wretched and Alone game that I've played. Some good art and very flavorful writing prompts. Thanks Diogo!

Hello Diogo,

Could you please detail this sentence?

 Set up your block tower as you would normally do for a game of that type.

It is my first game of that type, so I'm lost here. 


The idea is to set up the block tower like a tower in Jenga. Just set it up as you would set up a Block Tower.

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OK thanks. This is an unusual prerequisite. I don't have Jenga but I  have Kappla this will fit as well I guess. Just have to align on 54 blocks on 18 stairs.  I suggest you detail a bit more this part in the document.


I don't have one too, been using alternative methods listed here. Mainly this one

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Many thanks beorhol for the links, that's nice and credible alternative to Jenga.