Misc Info on the Game World

This page hosts the entries that are too minor to merit pages on their own, but still might be relevant to someone at sometime.

  • The William J. Burns International Detective Agency – a detective agency created by Alex’s mentor and Century Club sponsor, the late Williams J. Burns. The NY office of the same being her daytime employer.
  • Macabre Magazine – a new pulp magazine due out in September of 1934, from the publisher of Strange and Weird Tales (originally Strange and Weird Tales of Horror).
  • Maury’s Coffee Shop – a regular hangout of Jack and Alex’s. They serve coffee, donuts, bagels, and on occasion, pie.
  • Palindrome cigarettes – “the only cigarette you can smoke backwards!” – the sponsor of “Strange Tales with Dr. Macabre.” Also, a mediocre, mid-market cigarette brand, who trademark lack of filter means there is “no fumbling around for the ‘right’ end… because we care about your convenience…”
  • Strange Tales with Dr. Macabre – a radio show on the Mutual Broadcast Network, that has been gaining steadily in popularity since adding a new “host,” the sinister sounding Dr. Macabre. Fans of the show began to ask for “that Dr. Macabre magazine” (not realizing it was Strange and Weird Tales they wanted) so much so that the publisher created a new title.

Supporting Cast

  • Abraham “Honest Abe” Wright – owner of Lincoln Street Pawn Shop in the Bowery. A contact of Jack’s from back in the day.
  • Eddie the news vendor – of the newsstand nearest of Jack’s apartment.
  • Freddie Biscoe – Pinkerton detective. Vaguely smarmy, wise-acre, foil of Alex’s.
  • Ron Livermore – Pinkerton detective. Biscoe’s large and laconic partner.

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Misc Info on the Game World

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