On July 13, 1977 eight million people were plunged into darkness in New York City.
The Long Night takes place during this infamous blackout; an event which lasted for 25 hours during which heavy looting and civil unrest occurred throughout much of New York. In this alternate version of real history, something else is occurring as well. Something terrifying and not of this world which the characters will be confronted with as the night goes on. You must face the dangers of that night just like everyone else.
Only you are not like everyone else.
You are special in some way. Always have been. You possess an ability or abilities that surpass typical human physical and/or mental norms. You were born this way, likely raised normally having kept secret and kept hidden the nature of your abilities out of necessity.
In 1977 America was in recession. Homelessness, poverty, petty crime and drug-addiction plagued the once proud City of New York. The war in Vietnam had ended two years earlier and its forgotten veterans had returned to America shell-shocked and rejected, unable to find work and in many cases addicted to drugs.
President Ford had just turned down a loan request for the City, saying there would be no bail-out. This was followed by Washington demanding Austerity measures which saw many police, fire department and other city workers laid off. The Son of Sam was terrorizing the City, having slain six and wounded seven others since the summer of 1976. Star Wars had been playing in theaters for nearly two months and with the city in the middle of a terrible heatwave the New York Mets were set to play against the Chicago Cubs at Shea Stadium.
That’s when the storm hit.
A violent thunder and lightning storm unlike anything people had seen before occurred in Westchester County and caused a cascade-effect, knocking out a major generating station and then a north-south feeder before several other generation centers went down and the entire city was plunged into darkness and chaos. Civil unrest, looting and arson followed.
Violence, theft and other lawlessness will plague the streets with disorganized gangs of looters, crazed individuals and much, much worse everywhere. Something terrifying and not of this world has come to New York with purpose and determination.
Your characters will escape the prison and find themselves on the streets in the middle of the blackout, in the middle of chaos. In the middle of the end of the world.
Unless you can stop it.
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