If Wretched New Flesh – Second Edition caught your attention but you want to more about the world of Avalidad before making a purchase, go to the Red Room store and use the coupon code renewedflesh to get a FREE copy of the first edition pdf. We believe you’ll come back for more!
Now available at the Red Room store, Big Geek Emporium and Giant Slayer Games. Wretched New Flesh transports players to a dystopian future inspired by the dark visions of William S. Burroughs, David Cronenberg, William Gibson, JG Ballard and Clive Barker. This surreal future-noir roleplaying game setting combines elements of cyberpunk, biopunk, and psi punk to create a nightmarish world where libertarianism and unchecked corporate power lead to decadence, violence, and oppression. 648 pages stock full of new setting information and expanded rules (hacking, forensics, investigation, city building, etc). It will be available soon in paperback/ hardcover at Luludotcom.
Wretched New Flesh – Second Edition, our future-noir/ biopunk game setting inspired by William Burroughs and David Cronenberg, will be released soon, with revised and new mechanics, lots of extra content and two more scenarios. In the meantime, if you would like to take a look at the first version, go over to the Red Room store and use the coupon code renewedflesh for a free digital copy. This offer will be available only at our store until next Sunday, September 10th.
So what is Wretched New Flesh? It’s an OSR 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.
Th first edition includes the contents of Postmortem Studios’ Postcards from Avalidad, new mechanics, the scenario As Above, so Below and additional information about the city of Avalidad, corporations, technology, ZoneSec and more.
To get the first edition for free, click on the link below and use the coupon code renewedflesh after adding the item to your shopping cart. And stay tuned for the second edition, that should be released by the end of this month. Also planned is a new city book for the world of New Flesh by James ‘Grim’ Desborough, Penney Tower, a sourcebook inspired by the science fiction stories of JG Ballard.
This issue of Wretched Verses contains the first part of a series of fictionalised accounts of a Wretched New Flesh game, a more detailed description and a random table of encounter for the Mediouna high-class neighbourhood of Avalidad and additional information about Holovision Prime and its shows. It’s basically just more fluff for Avalidad, but it’s FREE, so download it, check it out and let me know if you want more like this.
A new version of All Bets are Off (1.2) is now available at the Red Room store, Big Geek Emporium and Lulu. If you purchased it at Drivethru contact us so we can send you the revised edition. As usual, stats were changed for non-OSR Wretched RPG, a few typos corrected and AI illustrations upgraded to a photorealistic style.
The RPGPundit reviewed Wretched New Flesh, a near-future sci-fi/ surreal horror game inspired by the works of William S. Burroughs, David Cronenberg, William Gibson, and Clive Barker.
Novanexus is a scenario designed for Wretched New Flesh – but adaptable to other near-future games – set in a sprawling metropolis that represents the pinnacle of human achievement and technological progress. In this scenario, inspired by movies such as My Uncle (1958), Playtime (1967) and Traffic (1971), players have the option to take on the role of local law enforcement or work for ZoneSec, a security organization hailing from the distant city of Avalidad. They are sent to Novanexus to either spy on the city or assist in investigating the mysterious phenomenon known as Glitch. Novanexus is an awe-inspiring European city with a skyline filled with towering skyscrapers and streets buzzing with activity. However, beneath its futuristic façade, the city is plagued by a sense of alienation and isolation. As the players investigate the mystery of the Glitch, they will be faced with the city’s advanced technology in disarray having to rely on their wits and low-tech to survive in the chaotic environment.
A one-shot scenario for Wretched New Flesh, by Judd Goswick, centring around the goals of Hagashira Aerospace and its inner turmoil over technologies developed using alien technology and telekinetic propulsion.
Wretched New Flesh is a large core book with a lot of content and last year we’ve released All Bets are Off, the alternate setting of near-future Lisbon. However, we have not released any new content for Wretched New Flesh since then. Fear not, for we are about to remedy this.
Soon, we will be launching the next instalment of Wretched Verses, titled Press the Flesh. This one-shot scenario, penned by Judd Goswick, transports players to the intriguing locale of Avalidad. Additionally, we will be debuting the first in a series of micro-settings that explore cities within the New Flesh universe. The inaugural setting features Novanexus, a French city inspired by the films of Jacques Tati, such as Playtime, Traffic, and Mon Oncle(admittedly, this may seem like an unconventional source of inspiration for Wretched New Flesh, but strangeness is a vital part of New Flesh).
Right after that, we will release Wretched New Flesh – Orbital Decay a gritty science-fiction sourcebook. Building upon the surreal and nightmarish world of New Flesh, Orbital Decay explores the depths of human ambition, desperation, and depravity as we venture beyond Earth’s atmosphere, establishing orbital stations and colonies on other planets within the solar system. This expansion draws heavy inspiration from iconic films such as Alien, Aliens, Outland, Escape from New York, Stalker, Solaris, Event Horizon, and Pandorum, expertly weaving themes of isolation, claustrophobia, desperation, fear, and horror into the fabric of its narrative.
Wretched Verses Issue 1: Avalidad City Guide (released in pdf only). Wretched Verses is a new series of small digital titles for the Wretched line of #OSR #ttrpg. The first issue includes an expanded version of the city guide in Wretched: New Flesh (and a 50% discount code for the purchase of the core book at The Red Room Store) You can find it here:
Avalidad is a large district inside Tangiers, Morocco, sponsored by an international conglomerate of several corporations interested in investing in northern Africa. The futuristic metropolis was built from scratch during the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the early days of Avalidad, the City was divided into subzones, each managed by a different corporation. As Avalidad grew and expanded, the need for the corporate districts faded away, and they were repurposed into laboratories, offices, warehouses, and residential areas for their respective businesses. Nowadays, the City is organised around its central business district, the neurological centre of Avalidad.