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His Flesh Becomes My Key

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Warning: there are mature themes and cosmic alienage within... madness may result.

This is an eldritch pulp / investigative horror scenario for The Outer Presence roleplaying game, suitable for experienced characters.  It works just as well for the 1970s as it does for 2017.  Converting the adventure to your system of choice should be a snap.

Within the scenario, investigators are hunting a serial killer.  Their friend was leading the case, but now he's disappeared.  It's a spiral staircase of sordid mystery until the final revelation at the end!

His Flesh Becomes My Key has some interesting things going on - definitely Lovecraftian - and I'm quite proud of it. Great artwork, too!  Don't want to say any more because of spoilers.  

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Topic for discussion - I wasn't sure about putting this title behind the adult filter.  When it comes to the sex, drugs, and space opera of the Alpha Blue RPG, players are expected to participate in vice, to immerse themselves in sleaze.  

However, The Outer Presence RPG is about curtailing obscenity and darkness.  Horror = fear + revulsion.  Does that mean spectators, rather than participants, are just as subject to "mature content"?  Should reading or listening to the description of unwholesome things also be restricted to "adults only"?

I appreciate your feedback.  If you have an opinion, either voice it in the discussion area below or contact me personally, Venger Satanis.  

 
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July 28th, 2017
His Flesh Becomes My Key (let's just call it His Flesh...) is described as an "eldritch pulp / investigative horror" scenario. It's developed for the simple rules-lite The Outer Presence, but can be used in any other system without much effor [...]
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July 21st, 2017
Originally posted here: http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2017/07/adventures-with-venger-asnas-satanis.html A cool horror/noir murder investiga [...]
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June 14th, 2017
One of the harder tricks to pull off is telling a modern & engaging Neo noir/horror adventure with OSR overtones. Well, 'His Flesh Becomes My Key' is one part John Carpenter/Stephen King / mixed in with a simmering helping of Cliver Barkerish weir [...]
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June 4th, 2017
The Outer Presence is the eldritch-pulp investigative game by Venger Satanis. The initial release contained rules for play and an adventure. This was followed by the adventure A Green Jewel They Must Possess. The latest offering in this line is His Fl [...]
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His Flesh
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