From the introduction:
It's winter, and the cold has got you down. You got no cash for a movie, no patience for another hypnotic season of t.v. and no interest in beating your brain against a vodka rock and waking in the white, white morning to find out you sliced off the tip of your nose the night before. Why not have your chums over for Gore Fest, a rousing adventure game? With Gore Fest, a placid evening at home with a few close friends becomes a dangerous and morally compromised attempt to assassinate the mayor of Cleveland, or a nightmarish journey into the violence of the Egyptian heroin trade. Gore Fest is, in the truest sense, an adventure game - every game is a blood-soaked, bare-knuckle adventure. In the secret sweat lodge where they will never die, Jim Thompson is playing Gore Fest with Ambrose Bierce.