Beneath, the Inverted Church (Limited Hardcover Kickstarter Edition)
Beneath, the Inverted Church by Justin Sirois with artwork by Eve Venture and Scott Buonchristiano
120 page original hardcover (only 200 printed). This book is from the original Kickstarter.
Beneath is a series that both celebrates and criticizes the tropes and clichés of RPGs from the Satanic Panic to traditional sex/gender roles. The sexuality and Satanism in the series isn't just a plot device, it's a commentary on the genre. Therefore, it takes a mature group of players to tackle this adventure. We've seen the lowest common denominator interpret this material in a very misogynistic manner and the outcomes have been sadly cliché. Fittingly, interpreting Beneath in an immature way speaks to the very thing that the series is addressing. Beneath is a fucking trap... don't fall in it.
Both protagonists in Beneath are female: Hannah and Emily. The series, in no way, is meant for the game master to exploit these characters sexually.
Beneath begins very linearly with the intent of introducing new game masters and gamers to tabletop roleplaying. The railroading in the beginning is also a metaphor -- choices only open once the players are exposed to The Invert. In this way, book 1 is a teaser for the series and is not meant as a stand-alone adventure. Book 1 could also be a jumping off point for your own adventure if that fits your creative style.
Free Beneath resources like character sheets and interactive PDF stress tables at SeveredBooks.com