Friday, April 28, 2023

OSR Review & Commentary On Wretched Verses Issue 5: Press the Flesh By The Red Room For The Wretched New Flesh Rpg

 'PressThe Flesh is a one-shot scenario for Wretched New Flesh that serves as an introduction to the Mass 2 Orbit campaign, centering around the goals of Hagashira Aerospace and its inner turmoil over technologies developed using alien technology and telekinetic propulsion."

Wretched Verses Issue 5: Press the Flesh  By The Red Room is a sixteen page adventure for the  Wretched New Flesh rpg. 'Press The Flesh' gets the PC's deeply involved in world spanning conspiracies, emerging weird technologies, and a host of other David Cronenberg meets industrial technologies strangeness on the streets of Aviladad. 
And that's the thing in 
 'Press The Flesh' the PC's are central to the events going on around them.  The PC's are central to the action here. They are both a part of an invesitgative and action adventure within 'Press The Flesh'. Why because of the fact that this adventure presents the events of 'Press The Flesh' as both central to the play and as a part of the narritive of the adventure. Yes, 'Press The Flesh' is pure OSR but it presents Avalidad as both the setting & a character within it's own right. 'Press The Flesh' is a perfect introduction into the 'high strangeness' of corporate Avalidad where the PC's are central. The PC's are subject to the place as antiheros & the adventure fulcrums  in 'Press The Flesh'. 

'Press the Flesh' works very well as an introduction into the world of Avalidad especially because it plugs into the  Wretched New Flesh  rpg.This is because it plugs  directly into the influences works of William S. Burroughs, David Cronenberg, William Gibson, and Clive Barker. The adventure does this with the Red Room's unique twist from it's beginnings to it's strong NPC's. 'Press The Flesh' is a solid and well written adventure for the Wretched New Flesh Rpg. 

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