The vigilantes have seen a vision of their own deaths, but perhaps fate is not inevitable. Two men may be able to save them. One, a vicious Russian crime lord and the other is a strange American only known as Richard.Each is surrounded by armed goons of course. Can the vigilantes fight fate or will they find out that living by the mask always results in dying by the mask?
A group of vigilantes, inspired by a masked killer in Miami, fights organized crime in Hong Kong. They wear animal masks and use the lawless Kowloon Walled City as a base of operations. When they learn of a meeting between triads and a corrupt cop at a local tea house, they move in to wipe out the criminal scum. What secret is the cop offering to sell to the gangsters? If the vigilantes manage to find out, will they even want to know?
Hotline Miami is a mindfuck of a video game and after beating it, I realized it would fit in the world of the Cthulhu mythos. Rampant violence, madness, the blurring of hallucinations with reality, a lack of meaning in a cold, bleak universe, and hordes of goons to kill! The emphasis on masks in Hotline Miami makes it perfect as part of the Hastur/King in Yellow mythos, so I started there. Of course, I didn’t tell any of the players this before I started the scenario. See how long it takes them to figure out what’s going on. Also, this scenario is notable for a a few twists, especially when it comes to Tom and Aaron. Even if you’ve beaten the game, you’ll won’t know what’s coming!