Sunday, October 10, 2021

Review & Commentary On 'As Above So Below' Adventure By Miguel Ribeiro For the 'Post Cards From Avalidad' rpg or Any Science Fiction or Horror Rpg

 "In Avalidad there are urban legends about Agartha, an underground town inhabited by mutants and other outcasts.

It is not a myth."

“This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games. All games are basically hostile. Winners and losers. We see them all around us: the winners and the losers. The losers can oftentimes become winners, and the winners can very easily become losers.” William S. Burroughs

'As Above So Below' clocks in at fifty one pages & is by Miguel Ribeiro &  includes statistics for AFM and *Punk, but usable with any system. Sometimes adventures are not simply adventures because their supplements as well. Miguel Ribeiro sent me a copy of 'As Above So Below' & thought that it would add into the mix of my 'Post Cards From Avalidad' & Zozer Games Zaibatsu campaign coming up. Avalidad is a bit of a monster for a DM to tackle in the sense that there are a ton of moving parts & pieces. This isn't a bad thing at all. 

Miguel Ribeiro  brings the seedy underbelly of Avalidad to the fore front of the campaign setting in spades. 'As Above So Below' punches the players in the face with the setting's factions, underbelly, criminal elements, alien forces, & more. According to Miguel Ribeiro this has been done on purpose; 


Though I used the same "formula" as before, As Above, so Below is slightly different from previous releases: it's both a micro-setting, Agartha, and a scenario (that's the similar part), but plays a bit like a "dungeon", taking place in an underground shantytown and being encounter-based.
Player characters can choose from several factions – mostly criminals, but also law-enforcement – who storm Agartha searching for a stolen future tech item."

Because of the way that the factions, powers, etc. of how 'As Above So Below'  this adventure can be played with a number of Rpg's. That being said it easily translates over to Zozer Games Zaibatsu. The PC's find themselves up to their ears in some definitively dangerous circumstances. But is 'As Above So Below' good?! Yes on a number of levels. The first level is as an adventure & you can think of 'As Above So below' as a mix of both a high budget action tale & a deeper pitched thriller with science fictional elements. 
As a sourcebook for the  
'Post Cards From Avalidad' rpg, 'As Above So Below' works as both a sourcebook & excellent expansion for the game. It does this by plugging into the idea of adventure as campaign setting expansion in spades. The encounters, NPC's, etc. are all pitched for Avalidad as a breathing & living adventure location. 
Third 'As Above So Below' works as a deeper cut into the underbelly 
'Post Cards From Avalidad' rpg game & setting. Make no mistake 'As Above So Below' is pure & clean making it unique for the rpg, campaign, and game as a whole. 
Can 'As Above So Below' be used with other rpg's?! And the answer to that is yes as a whole it could work as an introduction to 
the Post Cards From Avalidad' rpg setting. 
And this is what swings us back around to 
Zozer Games Zaibatsu. Where the low lift characters become embroiled in the world of 'Post Cards From Avalidad' rpg setting from the events of 'As Above So Below' 

'As Above So Below ' works because it places the PC's within the line of sight of several factions at once. The crooks, the law, and forces from beyond. And it does this while moving through its internal timeline. And 'As Above So Below' is a solid addition to the 
  'Post Cards From Avalidad' rpg! 

 'As Above So Below' Adventure By Miguel Ribeiro  For the 'Post Cards From Avalidad' rpg Is Available Rpg 

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