Episode 1: A Knife in the Heart
The Heart of O’ the City Hotel is a shit hole. A run down flop house in a bad neighborhood where you can rent a room by the hour, its paper thin walls bursting with desperate transients, professional criminals, and unlucky bystanders. This is the kind of place you can always find a victim but never a witness.
Tonight a call sends you to the hotel to pick up another body that you expect to go unclaimed. These routine and often unsolvable cases burn out benevolent police and provide cover for opportunist ones. The daily grind that inevitably replaces hero fantasies with a cynical countdown to retirement.
*Why is tonight different from any other night? Tonight is special for you personally. Are you two weeks sober? Is it your birthday? You’ll get an opportunity to tell us at the table.