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Wretched Apocalypse
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/30/2022 13:41:18

The Wretched Apocalypse Rpg By Joe Coombs, & Miguel Ribeiro isn't Mutant Future or Gamma World. The Wretched Apocalypse Rpg is full on full on Mad Max or 'Mad Max in space' depending upon your Wretched campaign. The full Wretched Apocalypse is two hundred and twenty pages of post apocalyptic goodness.

The Wretched Apocalypse Rpg is gritty, dangerous, and really nasty straight out of the gate. You are going to be playing a PA outlaw using the usual Wretched PC rpg system & the classes include the following; "Assassin, Common Citizen, Cyborg, Investigator, Man of Action, Proselytizer, Pilot/ Driver, Psionic, Rogue, and Scholar." And these are further customized with the usual Wretched rpg system add ons & take aways. Wretched Apocalypse Rpg has solid rules on starvation, hunger, cannibalism, disease, scavenging and mutations. We get faction & community rules for everything from shanty towns to full on tyrannical regimes. Wretched Apocalyse is geared far more for conventional post-apocalyptic sandboxing & full on wasteland campaigns. And this is where the game shines because of the fact that it takes full advantage to go into full Fallout video games mode or into the grittier or dare I say dangerous Mad Max mode.

And these modes are also a part of the Wretched Apocalypse Rpg where PC's can & do change the way the campaign difficulty play mode can be set! The Wretched Apocalypse Rpg is perfect for a wasteland Western or interstellar adventure location especially for the Wretched Country rpg

This makes Wretched Apocalypse Rpg perfect as a mash up for a band of Western post apocalyptic outlaws in the grand Giallo style to come storming into an OSR campaign. And this is one of the reasons why Wretched Apocalypse is such a great game. But wait there's more as the game centers itself with tons & tons of random generators! Generators that can be used to carry through a wasteland campaign to its conclusion or it's beginning! The Wretched Apocalypse Rpg is completely cross compatible with any of the other Wretched rpg's! And these rpg systems completely & easily plug into the rest of the Wretched rpg systems completely! But is the Wretched Apocalypse Rpg By Joe Coombs, & Miguel Ribeiro worth getting!?! In a word oh yes it is! Not only does the Wretched Apocalypse Rpg have the right cinematic feel but it plugs into all of the right Eighties & Nineties VHS tape post apocalytic buttons but there's a great little rpg here! Thanks for reading our review Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery blog Want more OSR content like this & other reviews?! Please subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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Knuckles of Steel
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 11/20/2022 19:53:56

" Knuckles of Steel is a blaxploitation scenario for Wretchploitation (or other contemporary OSR games) and the second in a series of modules taking place in Crime City, the fictional metropolis introduced in Sexual Holocaust."

" The adventure is pretty straightforward: A triad crime boss kidnapped his former girlfriend's sister and uses the hostage to persuade Lois, model and aspiring actress, to marry him against her will. However, Lois still has a card up her sleeve: A group of brave, determined and wretched friends willing to help her no matter the odds. A situation like this could be solved in a one-shot, but Knuckles of Steel provides plenty of plot hooks and non-player characters and places in Hammettville."

"Crime City Blues Part II Knuckles of Steel" By Miguel Ribeiro, & Joe Coombs isn't my usual fare for the Wretchploitation rpg. Up to this point our players has been on a horror/Science Fantasy kick with the Wretched rpg systems. "Crime City Blues Part II Knuckles of Steel" By Miguel Ribeiro, & Joe Coombs plugs deeply into the Blackspoitation & Kung Fu film genres of the early Grind House Seventies cinema. Far more into the Blacksploitation films of the Seventies & there's a clearly researched list within "Crime City Blues Part II Knuckles of Steel" . However,"Crime City Blues Part II Knuckles of Steel" is it's own original adventure unto itself. And it's a pretty solid entry into the Wretchploitation rpg line of adventures. "Crime City Blues Part II Knuckles of Steel" is going to take the PC's down through the twisted streets & alleys of Crime City. The PC's are ensnared within the web of triad crime boss whose kidnapped his former girlfriend's sister. Seems straight foreward right?! It's not as the PC's come into events on several levels when the Triad uses the hostage to persuade Lois, model and aspiring actress, to marry him against her will. There's more gravitus here then meets the eye. There's murder, exploitation, greed, and much more where the PC's could grab power for themselves at several points!

Let's face facts this is a Wretchploitation adventure & within this rpg it's all about the seven deadly sins. And so it's gonna be a power grab within the back alleys of Crime City. And there's lots of opportunity while sticking it to the Triads or anyone rthat get's in the player's PC's way. There's also lots of opportunity to make a buck or die trying. The encounters within "Crime City Blues Part II Knuckles of Steel" can be quite deadly. Right now I'm prepping to DM "Crime City Blues Part II Knuckles of Steel" By Miguel Ribeiro, & Joe Coombs coming up. And this doesn't mean a whole lot of writing and whatnot. Instead it means that we're rolling up new PC's with a whole lotta of attitude, 70's gravitas, and getting into the spirit of "Crime City Blues Part II Knuckles of Steel" By Miguel Ribeiro, & Joe Coombs. Thanks for reading our review Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery Blog Want more OSR goodness?! Please subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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Wretched Bastards Quickstart
by Bob V. G. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/20/2022 18:17:18

A few days ago I soloed my way through Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. It is a fun OSR adventure that is in Dan Dies in the End no.1 (36 pages, free/pay what you want at DriveThruRPG). The RPG system that I used was Wretched Bastards Quickstart. I used the FlexTale Solo Adventuring Toolkit (same place) as the solo engine and to make the adventure longer. I created six characters including one cleric. You will need a cleric. This gets bloody.

The quest is to get a golden egg. It is huge, not made of gold, and it is needed for a recipe. My PCs explored the 14 rooms of the lair. They found 18 silver/gold coins and a wide variety of loot including 5 talking carrots, 12 burritos wrapped in aluminum foil, two Wheeling metal trash cans, and a golden spatula ( a magical weapon). The PCs did make a lot of noise with those trash cans. It did trigger a combat encounter. They killed a total of 8 monsters. Five of the PCs did have a problem with the other PC Marl. He is a rogue and does not follow instructions. When they all got back to the inn on the second day, they did take a bath and rest. Marl met a woman and went on a date. He was able to check out her place. He had a great date. The next evening at 11:45, he broke into her place and stole her valuables. He was not seen or caught. What a guy. You do not want these PCs to be your friends. They are not nice. Give this a try!



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In Wretched Depravity
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/02/2022 21:05:58

"Inspired heavily by the movie The Dead House, in this Wretchploitation scenario the players may take the role of a gang of psychotic house invaders, the family inhabiting the house or even the authorities investigating the case. Besides the conflict between the gang and the family members there will be many other events, mundane and supernatural. So, whether you're looking for a fun one shot night of horror, or something that could be much more expansive, then (hopefully) this will be an explosive fuel for your inspiration."

"In Wretched Depravity" By Joe Coombs, & Miguel Ribeiro is a very different style of Wretchploitation adventure title. This is a sorta of home invasion where you can play the invaders, the invadee family , or your own party. "In Wretched Depravity" clocks in at thirty eight pages of intensive & weird horror adventure. This adventure takes full advantage of the Wretchploitation rpg engine. And it does it by pulling the players into the action right off the bat.

"In Wretched Depravity" By Joe Coombs, & Miguel Ribeiro takes the PC's into it's adventure plot reminding this DM of those late 90's horror films of yesteryear or even 80's supernatural films. The layout in "In Wretched Depravity" is solidly done. The artwork is A.I. driven but done in a way that suits the horrid nature of this adventure. This adventure sucks deeply from the 'grind house film' aspect of the Wretchploitation rpg. There's a lot happening within "In Wretched Depravity" & it uses it's adventure location for the maximum amount of carnage, blood, & PC death. This is an adult title that lives up to it's label very well. And it does this by giving us NPC's with lots of OSR horror teeth & nastiness. Done correctly "In Wretched Depravity" could be a real hallow Halloween adventure with an OSR twist or two. Look let's be honest there's going to a lot of PC death with "In Wretched Depravity" By Joe Coombs, & Miguel Ribeiro. My advice here is to bring extra PC sheets filled in & rolled up. What "In Wretched Depravity" does is show off how well the Wretchploitation rpg handles modern OSR & horror adventures. It does this by actually putting the PC's in harm's way. Could "In Wretched Depravity" By Joe Coombs, & Miguel Ribeiro be used with say with The Wretched New Flesh rpg?! Quite easily folks especially if the PC's are playing a wealthy family party of adventurers. A planar weapon opens up a horror adventure hook that leads to events in "In Wretched Depravity".

"In Wretched Depravity" By Joe Coombs, & Miguel Ribeiro has all of the hallmarks of a Giallo horror adventure. Pulp horror elements check, PC's in constant danger check, a well written adventure with a cast of NPC's with weirdness happening?! Check & check. For two dollars this is an excellent rpg adventure to add to the Wretchedverse. Thanks for reading our review Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery review Want more OSR action?! Please subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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Something Wretched This Way Comes
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/26/2022 13:46:51

'Something Wretched This Way Comes' By Miguel Ribeiro, & Joe Coombs From The Red Room is about as close as we've come to a modern Wretchploitation rpg adventure written by a combination of Clive Barker & Ray Bradbury. If both writers were on acid, really nasty acid. Let me explain. ' Something Wretched This Way Comes takes the trope of the supernatural circus & adds in the European twist of Fumetti. These are post World War II Italian comic books aka little puffs of smoke in Italian. So named because of the shape of the word balloons. Fumetti became full on lurid Pulp magazine style affairs by the 70's & 80's with some really sleaze ball twists in them. Often these were almost to the point of gonzo. ' Something Wretched This Way Comes' By Miguel Ribeiro, & Joe Coombs taps right into this over the top lurid horror & sleaze vibe. ' Something Wretched This Way Comes' does this by having the European circuis troupe be a harbor for an occult faction of dangerous, deranged, and horrors waiting to be unleashed on small town America or Europe. Though 'Something Wretched This Way Comes' feels like a combination of 'Stranger Things' meets the Ray Bradbury's classic. This adventure in fact points up it's Wretchploitation rpg origins; "The group is quickly splitting up, and the arrival of the Cirque Diabolique in their town will be the last chance to get together. You can set it in the fall, like Bradbury's novel, or in the holidays before high school, the last summer of their childhood." Because you can play as a kid going to the Cirque Diabolique, or a Wretchploitation rpg PC or even as a member of the cirque there's lots of possibilities for cross over adventuring. There a substantial flow of PC interaction with the horror elements & NPC's of the cirque itself. There are several areas that work together for this to work within 'The Something Wretched This Way Comes'. The cirque itself, the cast of NPC's surrounding the cirque, the acts of the cirque, and whole package of the Cirque Diabolique.

'Something Wretched This Way Comes' takes full advantage of itself by having the PC's embroiled in the adventure itself. This is a cirque with secrets & lots of them starting with the ticket sellers all the way to the owners. ' Something Wretched This Way Comes' excels at internal and external secrets. ' Something Wretched This Way Comes' is a great little adventure not just for the Wretchploitation rpg but any OSR game that uses younger adventurers. And yes 'The Something Wretched This Way Comes' is an adventure that perfectly exploits it's player's PC's on the front & the back end.

I can easily see running ' Something Wretched This Way Comes' By Miguel Ribeiro, & Joe Coombs with Dark Places & Demigorgons as an adult campaign.

For the Wretchploitation rpg ' Something Wretched This Way Comes' is perfect to set during the Fall of 1979 right before we switch over to the Eighties. The last gasp of Seventies is taken out by the horrors of the on coming Eighties. Thanks for reading our review. Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery blog Wants more OSR or Wretched action? Please subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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Wretched Country Quickstart
by David [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/06/2022 08:16:40

I got this because of an interest in Westerns, and if nothing else, the curated list of Spaghetti Westerns is great.



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Labia: The Strange Case of the Cursed Vagina
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/05/2022 16:01:56

"Princess Lisabetta, the precious daughter of the King of Riget, has been cursed by her evil aunt. Between her legs, Lisabetta now has a monstrous carnivorous "octopussy". To bring the princess back to her natural self, an intrepid group of wretched adventurers must venture into the maze-like Citadel of Berleng and destroy the evil witch. But in a world of bastards, nothing is as simple as it seems and a dark, forbidden secret that will shake Riget is about to be revealed..."

The Labia: The Strange Case of the Cursed Vagina By Sílvia Clemente, & Miguel Ribeiro is actually a straight out dungeon crawl with lots of old school weirdness. There's a lot going wrong for the royals in this adventure; "Rigetans know the royal family has had some bad luck: first, the beloved prince Charles Sebastian disappeared in the lands of Corphye. Then the queen died, giving birth to princess Lisabetta. There is bad blood between king Goran and his sister, countess Golithya, and she was expelled from court. The king is rumoured to be highly unstable, the oldest son, prince George Ferdinand, a lazy fool, and Princess Lisabetta to suffer from some strange malady. Fortunately, his Holiness Ozirix III, the High Priest of Xhardox, has provided spiritual guidance to Goran and helped him with the burden of ruling Riget" And it's actually up to the party take on the maze-like Citadel of Berleng and destroy the evil witch. And this is no easy task. The Citadel of Berleng is a twisting old school adventure location with lots of monsters, horrid rooms & locations, twisting hallways & even Lovecraftian horrors thrown in the mix. And there's a lot going on here within this twenty four pages. And this isn't going to be an easy adventure in the strictest sense & for the Wretched Bastards role-playing game the adventurers are going to be in for a rough time. The maps & layout of the 'The Labia: The Strange Case of the Cursed Vagina' is well done. The presentation up to the usual Red Room's standards. The Citadel of Berleng isn't at all what it seems and the old pile is a twisting & dangerous maze of horror with plenty of opportunities for NPC interactions & PC death. Sure there's a good chance that 'The Labia: The Strange Case of the Cursed Vagina' could be played over multiple sessions but it's more likely that the Citadel of Berleng is going to turn into a mini campaign for Wretched Bastards.

There's enough within 'The Labia: The Strange Case of the Cursed Vagina' to be more then a one note 'joke' adventure. Below the title is a really dangerous & utterly devious. It presents an adventure that over time a party could actually come away with some solid experience points, lots of treasure, & a pile of character sheets. Where else could 'The Labia: The Strange Case of the Cursed Vagina' work as an OSR adventure? Well in any B/X powered OSR rpg system. But actually there are several OSR systems that immediately spring to mind. And one of those is Lamentations of the Flame Princesss. The adventure subject matter not to mention the deadliness dungeon crawl itself is really within the LoFP wheel house. All in all

Ulitmately, 'The Labia: The Strange Case of the Cursed Vagina' By Sílvia Clemente, & Miguel Ribeiro would also work with believe it or not Dark Albion or Lion & Dragon. The twisted fairy tale aspect of the adventure works on several levels and Citadel of Berleng isn't going to be a push over even for experienced players. Thanks for reading our review Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery Want more OSR content? Please subscribe https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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The Memorial
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/27/2022 12:51:57

"The Memorial is a contemporary horror scenario inspired by Lars Von Trier’s cult TV series Riget (1994), Milos Forman’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and The Killer Nun (1979), an Italian “video nasty” classic starring Anita Eckberg and Alida Valli."

"The scenario takes place in a rundown old hospital,The Ernest Spencer Memorial, especially in its psychiatric ward. This surreal institution is populated by bizarre people with a troubled past and where strange things occur frequently. Part of those occurrences is of supernatural origin, but some of them are illegal experiments and common medical malpractice "

The Memorial By , Miguel Ribeiro, & Sílvia Clemente For The Wretchploitation Rpg From The Red Room is a contempory horror rpg adventure location. The Memorial takes place in & around a haunted hospital or medicial center adventure location. Now this scenario isn't on Drivethrurpg because of adult & Giallo themes; "There's undoubtedly some Green Wing, ER, House M.D. and Scrubs in it, hopefully not that much, as it is meant to be horror, after all. You may notice that several of the mature themes explored in this scenario - like cannibalism, necrophilia (and another paraphilia), rape and torture - are reminiscent of the Italian horror sub-genre Giallo*." Consider yourselves forwarned because this is an adult title. Now with that being said Memorial follows in the wake of other Red Room titles & the authors take full advantage of the horror adventure locations back story & history; "The scenario takes place in a rundown old hospital,The Ernest Spencer Memorial, especially in its psychiatric ward.This surreal institution is populated by bizarre people with a troubled past and where strange things occur frequently. Part of those occurrences is of supernatural origin, but some of them are illegal experiments and common medical malpractice. Not the ideal place to have your appendectomy done..." The Ernest Spencer Memorial is one of the most horrific adventure locations to come out of the Red Room's twisted mines & it can be played differently each time the PC's visit. There are lots of resources that the authors Miguel Ribeiro, & Sílvia Clemente throw into the mix so encounters can pull PC's into the mix then have them comeback for more Miguel Ribeiro, & Sílvia Clemente's voice is far more prevelant within 'The Memorial' then other Red Room productions. This is a good thing bringing the action into a comtempory and very dangerous venue for the PC's. The Ernest Spencer Memorial is a very dangerous location able to grind out even the most jaded player's PC's easily. And this makes it perfect location to deal harm to any number of Wretchploitation rpg player's PC's.

The Memorial By Miguel Ribeiro, & Sílvia Clemente is an adventure location with multiple uses of play & ulility over at the table top level. The Memorial could also serve as a great contemporary location for dropping adventurers into the Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Quickstart to get the players hitting the ground running during play.

As a haunted location the Ernest Spencer Memorial is about as dangerous as it gets. The Ernest Spencer Memorial could be the lair of several serial killers, the location for a supernatural cult, or even medical experimentation gone wrong ala H.P. Lovecraft's Herbert West Reanimator. That being said this isn't an adventure location for the kids. The Red Room isn't kidding this is one for the adults in the room. The Memorial is well done and up to the Red Room's standards and this is a mean one to unleash on players. So is it worth the download?! In a word yes it's definitely worth it to run with horror fans. Thanks for reading our review Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery blog Want more OSR action?! Please subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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Orpheum Lofts
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/20/2022 10:48:15

"Orpheum Lofts is a thriller/ horror role-playing scenario inspired by Dario Argento’s Three Mothers Trilogy [Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980) and Mother of Tears (2007)], Polanski’s The Tenant (1976) and Rosemary’s Baby (1968), ’80s and ’90s sitcoms, and romantic comedies. Yes, it’s a strange mix, but it will get weirder… As usual in Red Room adventures, there is no predetermined plot, only suggested ones, and no described scenes; instead, there are many story seeds. Though it was planned for a series of connected stories set in the mid-80s, Orpheum Lofts can easily be turned into a one-shot. The timeline isn’t set in stone either."

"This book contains the scenario previously published by Postmortem Studios as part of the Postmortem Giallo series and also part of Her Heart was a Locked Room, and Nobody had the Key: A Giallo Series Companion, adapted to old-school mechanics. If you have purchased those two books do you need this one as well? No, not really." The Red Room continues to spoilt me with horror adventures that are dangerous, reliable, & batcrap insane. The Orpheum Lofts By Miguel Ribeiro, & Sílvia Clemente is no exception. This is a Giallo adventure series that is wild and wicked to say the least. What is 'the Opheum? Well, as we look deeper into the introduction there's clues scattered deeper in the adventure; "Though it was planned for a series of connected stories set in the mid-80s, Orpheum Lofts can easily be turned into a one-shot.The timeline isn't set in stone either. Orpheum Lofts opens with the description of a location, the lofts featured in the title.This place has a convoluted history: it started out as a luxurious place for cosmopolitan upper-middle-class people before decaying along with the neighbourhood. Over the years, the lofts have been the stage for multiple homicides and other crimes." And this is simply the beginning of the Orpheum Lofts because this is an adventure location with several differences. This adventure location could be or might not be the sight of deep occult happenings. In one hundred and twenty six pages the Orpheum Lofts lays out random tables, a boat load of NPC's, more secrets then you could shake a witch at. And lots of multiple tables to various shades & mutations of the Orpheum Lofts circumstances, encounters, NPC's motives, and more. This adds a Hell of a lot of replay value to the Orpheum Lofts. Every play session is going to be completely different when the player's PC's enter the Orpheum Lofts. And it makes it completely for completely different circumstances. And this adds lots of value especially for the Wretchploitation rpg.

And the Orpheum Lofts fits the rpg history range from Wretched Époque to the Wretchploitation Sixties or Seventies era right into the near future of Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad. And this brings up the possibility of using the Orpheum Lofts as an adventure location in all three of these eras. A timeless place whose occult horror invades the world from one era to another again & again. And the Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad rpg is perfect run the Orpheum Lofts By Miguel Ribeiro, & Sílvia Clemente as an adventure location that will challenge adventurers of all stripes.

The Orpheum Lofts is a place not only where evil spawns but exels as the reality of the building pulls homicide, occult horror, and one that exists on the supernatural corruption of the location. The evil of the Orpheum Lofts is one that is driven by it's NPC's as they drive the adventure location again & again. Or one that explodes upon them as well as exploits them. There's the opportunity & potential of the Orpheum Lofts generating it's own mini campaign and this is evident of a read through in an OSR modern game?! Is the Orpheum Lofts worth getting?! In a word, yes! The Orpheum Lofts design is top drawer and the OSR resources found within makes the playability of this adventure location a must have for the modern occult & supernatural DM who wants to run Giallo adventures with a difference. Thanks for reading our review Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery blog Want more OSR blog action?! Please subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/18/2022 20:58:35

"Wretched New Flesh is an OSR adaptation of Postcards from Avalidad, a Postmortem Studios setting. This is a near-future sci-fi/ surreal horror game inspired by the works of William S. Burroughs, David Cronenberg, William Gibson, and Clive Barker. Almost 400 pages crammed-full of information about the bizarre world of Avalidad, with mechanics compatible with the previous Wretched games."

"The game setting is centred on Avalidad, a futuristic city in Morocco, where corporations have been conducting research in genetics, cybernetics, augmented and virtual reality, and biotechnology. By default, characters are expected to be ZoneSec operatives or executives for Takeda Technologies, one of the most powerful corporations in Avalidad, but other roles such as Avalidad’s celebrities, fiscal royalty and seedy underbelly are also possible."

So the Red Room folks have been busy again & this time it's a full rpg that we've been waiting for! Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Rpg By Miguel Ribeiro & Sílvia Clemente is perfectly aligned with it's rpg setting. The rpg is readable, well laided out, & is a labor of love. The Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad rpg takes Avalidad & brings it to life in a 379 page tour of a futuristically dangerous city alive with elements of the supernatural, high tech, and the dark criminal underbelly of this near future. Sure there have been other rpg other early versions of Postcards From Avalidad Post Mortem Studios.

Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Rpg By By Miguel Ribeiro & Sílvia Clemente is the definitive version & edition of the game. Why?! Because it features band new additional content & older supplements distilled into one game wrapped around a very Wretchploitation core. Wretched New Flesh does an excellent job of taking the Wretched engine & bringing it in line with the Postcards from Avalidad Rpg setting completely and utterly. And Wretched New Flesh PC's are generated the usual way. The rpg system is pure OSR and does a solid job of casting the PC's in Avalidad but this isn't the player's only option. Oh no they can be : Assassin, Common Citizen, Cyborg/ Transhuman, Investigator, Man of Action, Proselytizer, Psionic, Rogue and Scholar, plus the optional Conjurer. These classes fit the Earth of Wretched New Flesh. This is an Earth on the edge but the edge of what?! We're not sure, because this is a world where the weird is pronounced in spades. Cults, horrid bio technological weirdness, transhuman elements, horror, naughty nuns,gun wielding thugs, alien entities and much worse all await the PC's.

PC's level out at tenth level and they Wretched Flesh rpg incorporates a psionic & magic system in addition to the high tech weirdness of Avalidad. And so we wind up with an OSR adventure game that can handle anything from full on horror to neo Noir with little issue. Avalidad is not a place that you as a normal person want to get lost in. This is an Earth with a defined timeline going back to the Sixties so the PC's could start with Wretchploitation & end up in Avalidad. Around every corner there's the weird & the supernatural lurking and it bleeds into this reality. And we're not talking about the nice kind of supernatural here. But Hellraiser and co types ready to rip your PC's appart. And this is a theme that follows throughout the world of Avalidad. That around some corners PC's shouldn't venture. And it bleeds through into the PC's themselves. Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Rpg By By Miguel Ribeiro & Sílvia Clemente is a game where the PC's have secrets. And those secrets come out during play as your PC's find themselves against the powers, patrons, and weirdness that makes up the wedding cake of Avalidad itself. The Zontec organization gets a huge update as the force of the city that PC's can play or don't want to run into; "Wretched New Flesh’s setting assumes that most players will (at least) consider taking the role of ZoneSec operatives, more specifically within the black ops’ unit under the command of Clayton Reed. ZoneSec operatives enforce the role of a state police, and their mission is to protect the corporations’ assets, important personnel, and most importantly their secrets. But even within the operatives, there are different loyalties. The ‘official’ operations division is strongly aligned with the Kobayashi Corporation, whereas Clayton Reed’s secret unit answers directly to Takeda." Wretched Flesh is an OSR game where the player's PC's can have a direct impact upon the world around them completely and change it for better or worse. And this system gets a work out within the Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Rpg. And this is a good thing allowing domain change on a quick level of reality from the ground up. A nice quick level montage as we've seen in many classic films. This same system works for the peusdo bio Cyberpunk asthetic of Wretched New Flesh.

Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Rpg's Earth isn't one that we want to live in. Adventure in? Oh yes, we've got organe accumulators, psionic drugs, pleasure cyborgs, androids, and many other staples of weird science fiction. We get the Earth of ' Postcards from Avalidad' but distilled down into a usable OSR framework and it's done quite well. Where could Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad be used?! Where couldn't it actually. If one is looking for a weird far future campaign setting for an OSR game then Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad could easily fit the bill. Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Rpg is a rarity among OSR rpg's because it's actually complere unto itself. All you need are dice, players, paper, and a few sessions in and you've got a campaign going.

Now let's talk about using Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Rpg with other OSR systems. The one that comes to mind is actually Mutant Future as a soft post apocalptytic alternative that could be blended in with Wretched New Flesh. Dial this campaign in with Skirmisher Publications Wisdom From The Wastelands & this would be Science Fantasy campagin with years of play.

The option that comes to mind is Night Shift Veterans of The Supernatural Wars which could easily work as a supernatural basis for a complete campaign occult adventures campaign. There are in point of fact several future worlds baked into the Night Companion: A Sourcebook for Night Shift Veterans of the Supernatural Wars.

Is Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Rpg By Miguel Ribeiro & Sílvia Clemente worth getting?! In a word yes if your players are looking for a complete rpg that works on something akin to David Lynch mixed with Hellraiser mixed with David Cronenberg served with a light side of Cyberpunk style Blade Runner. That being said I want a physical copy as the pdf made my eyes want to bleed from three hundred & seventy nine pages of reading. Is it well worth the price of admission?! In a word, yes and is it worth your time?! Yes! Thanks for reading our review. Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery blog Want More OSR action? Please subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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The Sisters of the Seven Sins (Wretched Version)
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/13/2022 00:45:05

It's about 2:24 in the afternoon on a Sunday we're just getting back from running over at DM Steve's place. So once again, I've wandered into an ongoing OSR horror game as a dungeon master. And we made things go in a completely different direction in early 19th century Portugal. And it's been an interesting game session to say the least because of the fact that The Red Room sent me a copy of The Sisters of the Seven Sins (Wretched Version) By Miguel Ribeiro, Sílvia Clemente, & Joe Coombs.The Seven Sisters is a straight forward & well put together source book with details on the history of the convent, it's place within Portugal's history, full background, very detailed timeline and more all of course inspired by Giallo films, Pulp horror stories, and general horrific depravity. Now the PC's in this game were already in a established in a horror investigative campaign with the Wretched Époque rpg having been used since back in June now. The adventure hook here is the fact that the Vatican has called the PC's to find out what supernatual & demonic happening are going on at the convent. There's been a series of murders of victims around the convent and the locals are very disturbed. The party was made up of

DM Steve playing Major Tesla retired soldier now man of action

Judith DM Steve's wife playing Elizabeth Gumtree shaman & bohemian occult expert

Paul playing El Jaffa a thug & assassin with an interest in sorting out the murders at the convent

Tessa playing the fighting nun Sister Elsa an agent of the Vatican whose blood relative at the convent is a murder victim

Sam Tessa's boyfriend playing Merklin Akins an occultist from America visiting his ancestral home because of a family connection with the Knights Templar at the convent.

Our own version of The Sisters of the Seven Sins (Wretched Version) takes place smack in the middle of the Belle Époque period. And the sourcebook is well thoughtout with it's occult & supernatural material well laid out, and a font that is easy on the eyes. The investigators began with the murder scenes and progressed quickly with the PC's falling into the middle of a hallucination created by the demonic activity at the convent. This hallucination happened to El Jaffa & Major Tesla. And while it didn't harm the PC's it rattled them quite nicely. Sister Elsa had a quiet and quite dangerous interview with one of the priests and here's where The Sisters of the Seven Sins shines because the NPC's are so nicely laid out. We get a sense that there's been a lot of care taken with each of the write ups and profiles.

Elizabeth Gumtree wandered into one of the convent courtyards & had a ghostly encounter with one of the victims who nearly took off her head. It was only the timely save by Merklin Akins banished the ghost back to Hell. Merklin & Elizabeth headed into the convent's record room to do some research. They met up with the convent's keeper of records. The party regrouped in the record room & backed off of the investigation for the evening. The party regrouped in town for the moment & we ended the session here.

The Sisters of the Seven Sins (Wretched Version) By Miguel Ribeiro, Sílvia Clemente, & Joe Coombs is a one hundred & thirty six page adventure & resource book that details a very dangerous & horrid convent. The whole supplement could be used with any OSR investigative horror rpg easily. And on the whole feels like an extensive campaign & I do mean extensive! The The Sisters of the Seven Sins feels like partially a giallo fim adventure with elements of Hellraiser, Argento, and more with touches of other classic Pulp works. The Sisters of the Seven Sins (Wretched Version) is wall to wall adult themes, fictional hersies, weird supernatural horror, and other icky details so this one is not for the kiddies. But is The Sisters of the Seven Sins (Wretched Version) By Miguel Ribeiro, Sílvia Clemente, & Joe Coombs well done?! Oh very much so! Thanks for reading our review & session report Want more OSR action?! Please subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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Wretched Époque
by Josh P. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/28/2022 06:22:52

Solid! I really enjoy reading and learning about this era of history, especially since it all comes crashing down at the end in a terrible cataclysm in 1914. The history is well-researched and well-presented, the setting is described in great detail. I really like some of the "Stories from History" as I read through the different Arrondissements of Paris. Lots of great colourful stories and little niches that the text brings out, so that we really get a sense of how much fun we could be having running games in this setting.

The historical information on police procedures, consulting detectives, occultism, secret societies, mad scientists... all great. I didn't know that fingerprinting was invented in Paris, and I really liked the details there.

I think the book understates just how polarizing and damaging the Dreyfus Affair was to France at the time... I can think of a certain recent US President who might be a similar polarizing figure today... Loss of trust in institutions, antisemitism becoming normal in public discourse... We even see the ramifications of the breakdown between the civilian politicians who ran France, and the conservatives in the military as late as 1940... we may even see echoes of it in modern France's laws about la laicitee... but anyways...

The mechanics are good. The book does not mess with the OSR B/X D&D stuff at all, skill checks are important in a modern-era game (modern to historians, at least), and I really like how the authors make rituals slow. There's no combat casting, which is exactly as it should be for this sort of game and setting. I'm a little confused with how Occultists and Shamans have different spell progressions, or are they the same, and I'm just dense?

On the subject of rituals, I would recommend changing the names of the spells, if only to make them more evocative of the setting. I would include the standard D&D-style names you've given in parentheses, just for clarity. But I would rather "Cleansing Rite" rather than Remove Curse (yawn). There's so much effort put into the colour and setting of the game that this lack of detail here jumps out at me.

Minor Critiques: the layout is a little cramped at times, and there are some minor wording hiccups here and there. I would have also liked to have seen fewer period-specific ads and more impressionist paintings.

I would have preferred not to see the Shaman class in this book, because it is really the only mention of non-Crowley/European styles of magic in a book that is almost exclusively about ultra-urban Paris. The Belle Epoch is the height of European Imperialism, as well-documented by all the art and advertisements included in the book--which is effective, because it's quite shockingly immersive (that full page tea ad at the back just...wow). However, there's very little about the rest of of the world in any great detail. Which is fine, because why would you leave Paris anyways? So why include the Shaman?

Maybe in an expansion? I'd like to see a treatment of the French Empire, and North Africa, which was part of Metropolitan France by then, no? Moving on.

Also: no mention of absinthe? Tsk tsk.



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Wretched New Flesh - Postcards from Avalidad Quickstart
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/23/2022 10:53:05

"This is a near-future sci-fi/ surreal horror game inspired by the works of William S. Burroughs, David Cronenberg, William Gibson, and Clive Barker. The game setting is centred on Avalidad, a futuristic city in Morocco, where corporations have been conducting research in genetics, cybernetics, augmented and virtual reality, and biotechnology. By default, characters are expected to be ZoneSec operatives (a mix between law-enforcement agency and state police) or executives for Takeda Technologies (one of the most relevant corporations in Avalidad), but other roles such as Avalidad’s celebrities, fiscal royalty and seedy underbelly are also possible."

“in the magical universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents. nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen” ― William S Burroughs Wretched New Flesh Postcards from Avalidad Quick Start, is such a place and it's a dangerous one.

So this morning in my mailbox was a copy of Wretched New Flesh Postcards from Avalidad Quick Start, which is the updated & expanded version of Postcards from Avalidad. Now for the past several months Postcards from Avalidad has been a part of one of our 2d6 campaigns paired with Zozer Games Zaibatzu rpg. And this combination has been highly successful at the table top level. Flash forward & now we've Wretched New Flesh Postcards from Avalidad Quick Start, & things have been heating up. Wretched New Flesh Postcards from Avalidad Quick Start, clocks in at ninety four pages of well thoughtout surrealist bio cyberpunk with a touch of 70's Orwellian Science Fictional elements mixed with occultism & dangerous simmering elemements of the supernatural thrown in. Wretched New Flesh Postcards from Avalidad Quick Start, uses the tried & true Wretched system to bring the bastards into Avalidad. It's a solid little OSR style of rpg engine & it works quite nicely! The Wretched New Flesh rpg generates PC's quickly, uniquely, and with little fuss with an OSR twist. And then there's the details on Avalidad a city that seems erriely familar to David Chroninberg fans, and those who have read Clive Barker, or William S. Burrough's works. Things, events, & people in Avalidad are balanced in a lens of water in other words very weird. And that's fine because Avalidad is a city on the edge of the Earth.

And Wretched New Flesh is an rpg that set's out to set the characters up in the world of Avalidad and does it so well & quickly! And this is one of it's main draws for me as a DM. Get the players into the action in less then 15 minutes and start playing! And Wretched New Flesh uses the Wretched engine very well and the quickstart has all of the basics needed to get the PC's into the middle of the post Avalidad action well. There are all of the usual rpg elements for the PC's equipment, weaponry, the golden advice that the Red Room is known for. And more! Because the Wretched New Flesh Postcards from Avalidad Quick Start Rpg is OSR it's easy to get the experienced players & the beginners into the mix of a basic game right off the bat. The whole package is well thoughtout & has a very solid mix of rpg elements thrown into it. Thanks for reading out review. Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery Want more OSR content? Please subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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Torralba Resort Brochure (Resort of the Dead handout)
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/16/2022 00:56:17

A solid hand out pack for the Resort of the Dead and the best way to use it is to have the phamphet washin up in the tide along the beach by the hotel in the Resort of the Dead adventure. Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery blog



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Resort of the Dead
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/11/2022 18:45:07

"All around, there are pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, lovely cafes and restaurants, drunken Brits, sunburnt,(nearly overcooked, Germans, and obnoxious American tourists complaining, in broken Spanish, to the lazy-ass Portuguese manager about some minor issue, such as the room's TV set not working properly during the Armageddon. We do understand Spanish, by the way, but it's not our native language. Just to make that clear!"

The free Torralba Resort Brochure (Resort of the Dead handout) came in very handy in tonight's game.

"Anyway, we are here to provide you with the perfect spot to be killed by zombies. Well, not that perfect; the Torralba resort has seen much better days. But at least it's cheap. However, we'll screw you over the restaurant bill, and watch out for those cab drivers, too; they'll rip you off. Welcome to sunny Portugal, have fun being devoured by the undead hordes. You'll have the time of your (u)nlife!"

Resort of the Dead By Miguel Ribeiro, Sílvia Clemente, & Joe Coombs is a zombie apocalypse waiting to happen or to be sprung on your OSR campaigns as needed. Resort of the Dead is actually laid out for The Wretchploitation Rpg. but it works very hard as a decent OSR zombie adventure. And its vicious little OSR horror romp. And dropping the PC's into the horror mix waiting to happen was interesting from a DM perspective. As the play was interesting as the player's PC's were figuring out the rumors about the cocaine, & the gold within the hotel's vaults ( this is my invention but it moved things along quick).

Resort of the Dead takes the zombie end of the world adventure into a beach front adventure with lots of other undead besides the hordes of the undead. Mutated hell spawn can be randomly encountered by the PC's in this fifty three page adventure. Resort of the Dead is a mid level adventure because of three factors:1. The amount of NPC's that the players can interact with or who will fall victim to the zombification later on,2. The expansive mini campaign setting that is Resort of the Dead, & 3. the amount & variety of undead that the PC's will be facing. Resort of the Dead has a high recycle factor for OSR adventuring & this is born out by the fact that this adventure could also be used to introduce new NPC's from The Wretchploitation Rpg into other OSR games. A fact that was sprung on me in the middle of Resort of the Dead when a replacement PC was simply inserted as another guest quite easily. Something else that occurred to me tonight running Resort of the Dead tonight is the fact it would be quite easy to use the module in other OSR setting such as Goblinoid Games Mutant Future rpg. Why?! Because right after the zombie apocalpyse starts mutations could easily start happening by whatever triggered the undead state of the world. Even if the campaign setting in Resort of the Dead happened to the world and we move ten years down the road. The set up could work with zombies & mutants on the same world. Personally after running Resort of the Dead I think it's well worth the four dollar download. Thanks for reading our review! Eric Fabiaschi Swords & Stitchery blog Want More OSR content?! Please Subscribe to https://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/



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