Dates: May 3-4, 1937
Player Characters: Tom Simons, The Silver Ghost
NPCs: Needles Duncan
Location: San Francisco
Injured by Tom Simons (in Tomorrow Shock), the gangster Needles Duncan vowed revenge. The first step of his campaign of retribution was the murder of one of Simons’ associate investigators, which revealed just how much Duncan had been able to learn about Simons’ identity and operations.
Incensed by the murder, Simons enlists the help of the Silver Ghost and heads straight for Duncan’s warehouse hideout, where he proceeds to kill Duncan and (despite his companion’s effort to moderate things) almost everyone else he can find.
I was actually shocked and rather upset by the level of brutality shown by the character of Tom Simons in this adventure. I wrote the follow-on adventure, Madeline Will Ever Remember, as a direct response to that, in hopes of enlightening’s Tom’s player. But in a classic “best laid plans” moment, we had a falling-out with him before that adventure could ever get played.