03.09: The Great Molasses Flood – January 07, 1919 01:51 PM

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03.09: The Great Molasses Flood – January 07, 1919 01:51 PM
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Content Warnings: Strong Language, Police

With the Cut-Up Man looming over Harmony and a strike and sabotage brewing, will the North End of Boston see change or will it just be destroyed by a different kind of violence? This is the conclusion to The Great Molasses Flood.

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Goal: Stop the Cut-Up Men’s plans.

Consequence: Be remembered badly by history.

Player Characters

Lorenzo Caligari: A firefighter and veteran; second-generation Italian immigrant. He has Boundless Endurance and the Secret, “Why doesn’t Lorenzo talk about his older brother Salvatore?” The answer was that his brother is an anarchist.

Sam Michaels: A sailor and veteran on leave. He has Uncanny Insights and the Secret, “Why does Sam stay at sea despite the difficulties and limitations?”

Harmony Wright: An activist for the Socialist Party of Boston. She has Inner Peace and the Secret, “Why did Harmony come to Boston?”

NPCs

Ashley: A temporal activist from 2019 who plucked the trio from disaster in order to send them back and stop the Cut-Up Men from changing history.

James: The barkeep and owner of the Block and Tackle bar.

Robert: Guard at the Purity Distilling tank on the North End.

Angelico Alfonso: An old Italian anarchist.

John Berry: A stonecutter who was hanging out with the firefighters.

Paddy Driscoll: A firefighter who became trapped among the wreckage of the firehouse.

Arthur Jell: The administrator for Purity Distilling in Boston.

George Lahey: A firefighter who was speaking with a strange man in a suit before the disaster.

Ronald Reagan, The Cut-Up Man: A strange individual with yellow, papery skin and a gray suit made of newsprint. A member of a group of retrospectacle beings who turned the disaster into a readymade art piece.

Jack Tully: A notorious socialist lawyer.

John Urquhart: Boilermaker for Walter W. Fields & Sons, who recaulked the tank.

William White: Supervisor on-site for the Commercial Street tank.

Acknowledgements

The theme song for this campaign is “Great Molasses Disaster” by Robin Aigner and Parlor Game, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

The main historical source for this campaign is Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo. Additional credit to James Gleick’s Time Travel: A History.

We are using the Script Change RPG Toolbox by Beau Jágr Sheldon, available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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