A game about rodents who are also rumrunners.
Itâ€™s the roaring twenties, and times are tough here in New York City. This town is no place for vermin, they say: the city is teeming with dogs, cats, all sorts who would see you dead where you standâ€”if they could catch you. You and your crew, you know itâ€™s hard out there. So you do what little you can to make life a bit easier for the average rat off the street looking to escape their sorrows for a night. And you do it in the only way you know how: By running an EXTREMELY ILLEGAL UNDERGROUND BAR FOR RODENTS.
Squeakeasy is a Forged in the Dark hack about Prohibition-era mice, and their bootlegging shenanigans. PWYW.
Collectively, all players create the EXTREMELY ILLEGAL UNDERGROUND BAR FOR RODENTS that you run. Give it a name, and pick two strengths: escape tunnels, prime business location, sturdy construction, inconspicuous, cryptic wealthy benefactor, good customers, good food.
Also, pick one problem: Limited storage space (you can only have one or two bottles on tap at a time), Strapped for Patrons (customers have been thin lately), Dangerous territory (there are a lot of predators in the area), Unseemly reputation (the last barâ€™s owners did some shady stuff).
Go around the table and have each player introduce their character to the table. All of you are employees at this bar. Whoâ€™s been here the longest? Whoâ€™s the newest hire?