A film noir narrative cage match. Players read a setup and opening scene and take turns completing the story.
Instructor: Eric Zimmerman
TIRED OF THE NIGHT is a scenario for the tabletop RPG Pantheon. This scenario is set in 1930s Chicago and stars Detective Hugh Hammett in a case involving the femme fatale Lexi Chambers, the dirty cop Rafael Torres, and the jealous mobster Tony Costas. Hammett wants to solve the mystery, Lexi approached Hammett with the case but definitely has her own angle, Rafael has a gambling debt to pay off, and Costas wants to use everyone to get to the top of the Mob. Who will fulfill their agenda, betraying the other players along the way?
Players are rewarded for sticking to the stereotypes and tropes from film noir as they construct the story one sentence at a time.
For this scenario, the team created an elaborate set-up in one of the rooms in the Game Center’s floor. Included in the set up were case file documents, low lighting, fedoras, cigarettes, and an audio file that you may play on this site. Below is a photo of a group of players about to start the game.
Background music for the audio track originally from The Maker’s Eden title track, “A Lost Soul”.