"The only real things in the wrestling business are the money and the miles."
Much of the life of a pro wrestler is making the towns night after night, year after year, pretending to be someone you're not. What's the toll to body and soul of living the gimmick for 300+ days a year? This suppliment helps you explore this question.
The Road is an essential (and free!) add-on for an excellent RPG that adds new layers of psychological complexity and pathos between bouts of arranged athletics. If your game draws more from the gritty realism of Mickey Rourke in The Wrester (2008) than the all-kayfabe self-promotion of Verge Gagne in The Wrestler (1974), this is for you. It adds mechanics, story prompts, and stock NPCs related to issues of addiction, recovery, travel, social media, fans, partying, family strife, and more - it's all here. Not only do these rules add psychological depth to the PCs, but their effects carry over into the ring, offer new ways of generating Momentum, Heat, Injury, etc.
Your World Wide Wrestling campaign won’t feel complete without it, brother.
The only negative, and this is a major one – the artwork is absolutely TERRIBLE. (The WWWRPG basic book has similarly awful “move” inside art.) I dare you to describe exactly what is being depicted on that cover.
I get it – it’s a free PDF supplement for an indie game. But surely another artist could've been up to the task.