Oct 092013

Chicago, 1931: In the wake of Al Capone’s conviction for tax evasion, The Windy City is in a state of upheaval. Gangsters jockey for position in the criminal hierarchy, eager to fill the power vacuum. The recession has entered its second year, inspiring Socialist agitators and sympathizers to drum up support for The People’s Revolution. When a wise guy capo and an investigative reporter go missing in the meatpacking district, two teams of Investigators step in to solve the mystery. What they discover is an ancient evil beyond comprehension, and a conspiracy that feeds upon the poorest of the neighborhood’s immigrant workers. Can they survive their encounter with the eldritch power that haunts the tunnels beneath the Chambliss Meatpacking Plant, or will they succumb to madness? Listen to find out!

Note: This session (and its forthcoming conclusion) were based upon the scenario “The Red Tower,” by Caleb Stokes of Hebanon Games. If you liked what you heard, be sure to check out the PDF. You can also visit them on the web here.

  • man, James and Ed really hit this one outta the park. always thought where Ragnerdrok really excels is that you guys are great at that moviemaking skill of generating super memorable protagonists quickly. love me some No Security. Caleb is magical.

  • Toku

    I find it funny how the mafia guys, instead of taking physical damage, took all the mental damage, while the reporters took like no mental damage and a lot of physical damage. Role reversal like that always amuses me lol

  • The Clockwork Horror of Rev. Chepstow McHellfiend

    Why is this my first comment after listening to Rag-NERD-Rok for the last six months straight?

    …Because I’m floored by this amazing performance, that’s why! Everyone does a great job with their characters, but Ed and James really hit the nail on the head. John Steinbeck must be rolling in his grave right now (in an appreciative-slash-affectionate way) at this misappropriation of his legacy.

    Looking forward to listening to part two, in which Benny and Johnny almost certainly get enough scratch together to escape their violent lives in the big city in start a rabbit farm. Benny, there’ll be rabbits, won’t there, Benny?

  • Chados

    I also listened to RNR for a long time before commenting. This was the episode which had first drawn me here, and here I have stayed.

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