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Blood on Red Soil is a solo journaling game about overwhelming odds and acting decisively in the face of near certain death. It is about tapping into a mix of bravery, stubbornness, and a desire to go on set against a backdrop of red landscapes and deadly conditions. It is about feeling anger for being abandoned while also understanding why.

You play as the last remaining crew member of a scrubbed mission to Mars after an unexpected storm rips through the site. You know how quickly this planet can turn on you and are all too aware of the hundreds of ways you could die here. You must successfully navigate the coming days knowing that any small mistake could be your last. 

This game also requires a standard deck of 52 playing cards, a 6-sided die, 14 tokens, a tumbling block tower (optional), and a way of recording your play: a audio or video recording device is recommended, but pen and paper will also work. 

Blood on Red Soil was made as part of the Wretched & Alone game jam using the Wretched & Alone SRDThe Wretched was created by Chris Bissette.

Community Copies are available for those experiencing economic hardship. For every copy of Blood on Red Soil sold at full price ($5 or more) a free copy will be added for those who cannot engage with Blood on Red Soil due to economic hardship, especially as a result of being part of a marginalized group. 


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Community Copy

This is for those who want to engage with Blood on Red Soil but the cost would cause financial hardship. For every copy of the game purchased at full price, a community copy is added for those who need it. Please take advantage of this if you need to, no questions or judgement. 


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Are there any more community copies available? This looks so fun!

Hi, I don't suppose any community copies are on the way? The Martian is literally my favorite book ever and I so wanna play this...

I just added some more community copies, hope you enjoy! 

Thank you so much!!


Any plans to add new community copies?


No plans, only do. ;)


Thanks!  Can’t wait to try it out

"Keep it in front of you. You can discard this card during any turn to discard a card you turn over, ignoring the prompt entirely."

Does it mean that I can use Ace Clubs to discard the last king, thus avoid game over due to collecting all four kings?

how do i get a community copy

Check again! ;)

much appreciated

are there any community copies available

There are now!

Hi would I go about get a community copy

Hi! i just added a few more community copies. Thanks!