It is 1932 in the western United States. Greenville is a small city on one of the major highways leading west out of the Dust Bowl and also at the intersection of two major railroad routes. A Hooverville, populated by hobos and Dust Bowl refugees, has sprung up outside town. Although much of the population is transitory, there are some long term residents one of whom is called The King of the Hobos. The King generally runs the camp and is looked up to by the the residents.
But the King is dead.
At dusk, Miss Lulu went to his shack to fetch him for dinner and found him brutally murdered. The residents of Greenville resent the fact that the camp exists and no help will come from there. Come morning, those fortunate enough to have a running vehicle will continue their journey. Trains will be moving through the nearby rail yard providing a way out for those brave or foolish enough to hop a train. If the King is to have justice, it will have to be tonight and will have to come from the residents of the camp.
They turn to you for help. “Who killed the King?”
I’m looking for no more than three players who are committed to posting regularly until we finish. I’ve set the speed to 2-3 scenes per week. To maintain that, you should plan on posting something nearly every day.
All the action will take place over the course of one night, and this should be a fairly short game. There is no pre-determined plot. We will all figure out the death of The King together.
My preference is for players to write in the third person, past tense.
I’ve created a few sample cards but feel free to create your own. I’ll keep this open for submissions for a few days and will be looking for compelling characters.
Hosted and narrated by:
Maurice Forrester (mforrester)
Scenes played: 9
License: Community License