The Curse of Edward Hannigan

  • Game Description – New York, 1936. The Great Depression. Edward Hannigan–gentleman thief, itinerant rogue, and collector of strange antiquities–is dead. Dead and buried beneath the dust and grief of Oklahoma, those long months ago. His family returned to their homes, to their plotting and secrets. But his is not the only loss the family has suffered. Others have died in the months since, and rumors abound. Is his spirit seeking vengeance against those who might have sought his demise? Here in New York City, at the site of his final treasure stash, amidst a record-setting heat wave, in the middle of the threats of gangs and the promises of politicians, in a place they call ‘Five Points’…can you find what you are seeking? Costumes encouraged but not required. Game sold out? Hit us up online anyway, or just show up!
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  • Friday, August 18th, 1pm-5pm, Lincoln Room, Union Station


  • The Locals
    • Cornelia Stewart-Smythe – She and her family moved to New York City after her cousin Edward’s funeral last year. Her husband Jean Garroud died recently.
    • Agnes Stewart-Smythe – Daughter of Cornelia and Jean.
    • Jean-Philippe Stewart-Smythe -Twin son of Cornelia and Jean.
    • Jean-Andre’ Stewart-Smythe – Twin son of Cornelia and Jean.
    • Jimmy Hines – Former Tammany Hall boss, recently appointed by FDR to head the Federal Civil Service system for the Manhattan district. Less powerful locally with the decline of Tammany, but still has a lot of pull in the city.
    • Song Lee – A well-respected elderly woman who owns significant real estate in Chinatown.
    • Lee Toy – Mr. Lee’s dauntingly large nephew.
    • Cirro Terranova – ‘The Artichoke King’, one-time underboss to the Morello family, he rose to power and wealth in the illegal artichoke trade. His fortunes may be changing since Mayor LaGuardia recently decriminalized the industry.
    • Sai Wing Mock – A well-dressed young man, he flashes a lot of money around.
    • Susan Quan – A serious young woman dressed all in black (except for her white socks), she moves like a cat on high alert.
    • Salvatore Luciana – Owns an import/export business.
    • Egg Shen – An odd little man who runs an apothecary in Chinatown.
    • Charles Parkhurst – The clergyman and social reformer who helped topple Tammany Hall. He nearly died two years ago in a sleepwalking mishap, but has recovered admirably for a man in his 90s. Still sharp and alert.
    • Langston Hughes – Poet, fiction writer, and social critic. His recent short story collection The Ways of White Folks caused a stir, but won him a Guggenheim Fellowship.
    • Clare Boothe Luce – Journalist and playwright, her recent all-female cast “The Women” has taken Broadway by storm.
    • Henry Luce – Husband to Clare, owner and publisher of Time, Life, and Fortune magazines.

    The Out Of Towners

    • Walter F. Daly – the Sheriff of Comanche County, Oklahoma, and cousin to the late Edward Hannigan.
    • Maria Daly – An educated young woman with a quick tongue, cousin to Edward Hannigan and traveling with cousin Walter F. Daly.
    • Emma Tenayuca – A fiery young woman with no patience for fools. Traveling companion to Walter and Maria Daly.
    • Draguta Dragescu – Recently inherited ownership of The Dragescu Traveling Show of Rarities and the Bizarre when her mother passed. Cousin of Edward Hannigan. Her husband Abner Lee died recently.
    • Abner Lee Bates Jr. – Dragescu’s strongman, son of Draguta and the late Abner Lee.
    • Zinnia Bell – Fortune teller, Abner Lee Jr’s wife.
    • Jim Willie Korzha – Head clown for the Dragescu show, nephew of Draguta. Goes by the stage name of Captain Howdy.
    • Mary McCloud Bethune – An activist and educator, the private school she founded for African-Americans in Florida was recently dubbed Bethune-Cookman University.
    • Dorothy Cooper – A traveling saleswoman, seller of musical instruments and typewriters.
    • Woodie Guthrie – A farmer’s son from Oklahoma, the Dust Bowl pushed him into roaming. An aspiring musician and a bit of a hobo.


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