Location: San Francisco
Player Characters: The Silver Ghost, John Philmore
With help from his friend John Philmore, The Silver Ghost investigates the death of his cousin, Sarah Markstein. She had been in love with Eric Blume, an attache at the German Consulate. Another attache, Johann Klemp, a Nazi fanatic, learned of the affair and killed Markstein in front of her lover Blume. The Silver Ghost exacts a penalty via hypnotic suggestion that drives Klemp to suicide.
Elements of Note
This adventure introduced the Marksteins, Robert Kane’s aunt and uncle, long time residents of San Francisco with whom Robert stays for a time until he establishes a home of his own.
I remember few details of this adventure, but what I do remember is where much of it was played — in a hotel bar during a science fiction convention in San Jose. If you don’t need much in the way of props, map grids, etc., a hotel bar is actually a very comfortable and congenial place for gaming.