Tomorrow we’ll release All Bets are Off, an alternate setting for Wretched New Flesh – Postcards from Avalidad. If you haven’t yet purchased the core book, now is a perfect time. Until next Sunday we are offering 50% off the digital book at DrivethruRPG and Big Geek Emporium, and also a discount on the print-on-demand softcover (Drivehtru). Let’s get Wretched!
Wretched New Fleshis 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.
This book includes the contents of Postmortem Studios’ Postcards from Avalidad, new mechanics, the scenarioAs Above, so Belowand additional information about the city of Avalidad, corporations, technology, ZoneSec and more.
Wretched Époque takes place in the period known as the Belle Époque. This is the time and the fictional place where Umberto Eco’s Simone Simonini crosses paths with Jacques Tardi’s Adèle Blanc-Sec, Edgar Allan Poe’s Chevalier Auguste Dupin and Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin, amidst anarchist bombings, the echoes of the Dreyfus affair, the catastrophic side effects of secret societies conspiring in the shadows and the mysterious results of experiences conducted by mad geniuses. Not yet pulp, not quite historical, it is neither the right time nor the right mood for Steampunk or Dieselpunk. Welcome to the wretched times of Nouveaupunk!