Jonathan “Jack” Snow purchased his Manhattan penthouse in 1910 when he was 19 years old. He sold it in 1936 to travel the world and never returned to the states.
In those 26 years the penthouse became the base of operations for the Confederates of the Extraordinary. A collection of individuals who surrounded Jack as he pursued his many interests. Throughout the 20s and early 30s the Confederates were a regular feature in the newspapers and pulp fiction magazines with articles detailing their battles against organised crime as well as short stories featuring nihilistic death cults and mythological horrors. French journalist Jean-Phillippe Rousseau wrote many of these stories appearing as fiction and journalism providing insight as one of Jack’s confederates.
Many claim the disparity between the fiction and the fact to be based on Snow’s delusional nature, many kiss and tell stories published detailed Snow’s scars which he claimed to have gotten fighting Yeti and on the occasions he participated in high society functions he insisted on made up titles such as “Warden of Taselori” and “Master of the Five Rings of Singuel” to be used. Still the files of the NYPD show that he spent his millions to fund crime fighting that otherwise wouldn’t have been achieved whatever else he was up to.
Since 1938 when Snow, Rousseau and the confederates’ ace pilot Buck Randall left for Australia on “urgent business” little has been heard of them. Randall returned to the states to join the air force during World War 2 becoming a Colonel, other than that Rousseau has sent infrequent correspondence detailing time spent in the Himilayas, the African heartlands and the coasts of South America often detailing new Confederates who have aided them but the lack of public profile has left Jack Snow and his Confederates of the Extraordinary a faded memory cherished by only the few who served and shared only to those who are trusted.
The year is 1960 and Jean-Phillippe Rousseau is dead. Invites to his funeral have made their way to many of those associated with his adventures despite 8 years without word. What better pretext could there be for a reunion of the Confederates of the Extraordinary?
Narrators note.You’ll be playing either a Confederate or someone associated with a Confederate (a child, grand child, trusted lab assistant) who could be viewed as a “Legacy” member of the group. Not all Confederates would know each other, you may have met with Jack and Jean-Phillippe during their 20s Manhattan hayday or their subsequent adventures. You could even know Jack (or be associated with someone who knew Jack) before he came to public prominence (sometime between 1891 and 1910) if you want to.
There are a number of cards on offer but feel free to make up your own. I’m ideally looking for a mixture of old hands and young guns character wise, those who’ve been through adventures in the past and those who know of the adventures. This is my first time narrating so bare with me as I learn the tricks of the trade.
Hosted and narrated by:
Jon Schafer (Schaferlord)
Scenes played: 2
License: Community License