Hi, I was thinking to participate in a public event with OTE here in Chile, and my idea is to look for grown up people to play (at least no close mind), so I could play OTE freely and with "hard" topics like drugs and creatures like baby talking begging for mercy.
Do you have any experience in public events? is it necessary to limit OTE to avoid miss understanding with the players? any other related ideas?
I once ran a con OTE scenario & made the players sign first a "contract" detailing what could happen in the game - the tropes, genres & stuff that would happen; explicitly setting the rating, if OTE was a movie, to "R". They all had to agree with this before playing. I tried to choose 18 yr olds & up as players too!
No complaints, no fuss, no angry parents. Got 2 new players right there & then!
I would definitely do pregens - it keeps pre-game stuff to a minimum, especially if you find that your players are gonna be "newbies" to the hobby.
Your story seems weird enough, (reminds me of "the Hangover" movies) specially when a dead body begins to roll its eyes & to speak! The only thing is, what happens if the PCs aren't interested in getting involved - (I wouldn't be)? They could easily "pass the buck" to the Peace Force... Contingency plans, amigo.
*Maybe, once the corpse starts talking to them, they are "marked" as "persons of interest" by the corpse's allies and enemies, both...! They come looking for answers/trying to neutralise the party. The PCs become involved no matter what...