Explore the ambivalence between the ideals of a samurai warrior and the code’s corruption in the hands of criminals and, more generally the conflict between one’s personal desires and one’s code of honour.
Is the hit man living a lie? How far can this justification be stretched? Will the path ultimately lead to self-destruction?
Based on the critically acclaimed Jim Jarmusch film Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai, this game was primarily designed for play with 1 GM/1 PC, but we’ll be using the optional rules to bring in a second PC.
With a second character we may explore the relationship between a killer and a cop trying to catch them (like in John Woo’s The Killer), or betrayal inside a criminal organisation (as in Infernal Affairs/The Departed), or even a love that makes continuing impossible (as explored in La Femme Nikita). Regardless, our focus will be on a lone honourable killer in a world that has forgotten or abandoned those values.
I am saving a seat for Puckett.
Content Warning: Organised Crime, Violence, Assassination
Duration: Two 3 1/2-hour sessions
Breaks: Two 5-10 minute breaks
Venue: Facilitator’s Zoom
Recording: Yes, but made public only with all players’ enthusiastic consent!
Attendance: Please only RSVP if you can do so for both sessions.
Safety: Lines & Veils, Script Change, and Open Door Policy. Tools can be changed to suit the players. This game will follow the Gauntlet Community Code of Conduct.
RSVPs open to all from 19th December at 1pm (GMT)