The booming city of Keystone is full of hotels, restaurants, jewelers and other places to sate your needs. It brings all kinds: the happy, the rich, the pretty, the desperate. Money does not discriminate, nor are the ones who collect.
Yet money has a shadow. Such places leave trash, which winds up in garbage containers and back alleys, where only vagabonds live.
In one of those backalleys, next to Chinatown, is a body on the floor. It is untouched by rats and cockroaches: even they feel uneasy near Jake O’Connell. The only thing suggesting foul play are two small holes in his back, two small caliber rounds ending a life.
Who would want him dead? Well….All honest cops and believers in Law, for one. All dirty cops and others on the take. All shopkeepers and small businessmen extorted for a hundred bucks or two…..And all women. All of them? All of them, except for Kelly Jones.
It’s easier to just grab a phonebook.
Yet only one of them killed him. You know this is not the end, it is the start of the storm.
There is not much to go on. The only hint is a newspaper article in the pocket of Jake: Al Capone is being transferred to the Keysone Prison.
This story is a spiritual successor to Pulp 1: The Mayors Murder, and will be in much the same style. Pulpy, with plenty of action. Cinematic realism: magic of any kind is absent, but being shot, falling two floors and driving away in a car with a fleshwound is fine.
The setting is in the 30s, just after the prohibition. The age of T-Fords and Tommyguns, and all that jazz.
The characters are all driven to find out who killed Jake and why. The reasons are their own: money, justice, gratitude, secrets, status, take your pick.
We aim for an easy read/easy write. Play off each others’ moves, and make it fun.
I intend to make this a five scene game:
- Introducing the characters and setting the stage
- Complications, determination of the adversary
- Swimming in excrement
This is not chizzled in stone, of course; just to give an idea of expectations.
As a narrator, I will determine the pace. Once a challenge is done, you should have reached the next stage in the story. Having said that: the writers determine the plot. I will only add things if you don’t.
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Scenes played: 4
License: Community License