The Centralia Storyline
Welcome to the story that started it all.
Into the Resonance.
In 1979, Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp granted a posthumous pardon to John 'Black Jack' Kehoe after an investigation by the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. The Board recommended the pardon after investigating Kehoe's trial and the circumstances surrounding it.
One hundred years from the start of the terror and violence against the miners in the Centralia region, on Memorial Day in 1962, it was discovered that a mine fire had been set in the mines below Centralia … the circumstances surrounding this mine fire have never fully been uncovered … yet that fire continues to burn to this day, and Centralia is a literal ghost town.
- Our actual play actors are comprised of members of our family and extended family. The story begins with just one but soon incorporates a core group of four siblings.
- Unlike other actual play situations, the actors were given very little information about their characters, requiring them to interact with the world to discover what powers they had.
- By dropping them into situations, the actors made choices that began to frame who and what their characters were. In this sense the story is very much a mystery for them to solve.
- What's fun about an actual play style is the randomness that a dice role brings, and the fact that lines are delivered in the moment. The gaming mechanics are a home-brew version of the Powered by the Apocalypse system.
- This story is initially set in the 1980's in the small real-world town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, the site of a historic mine fire that devastated the town.
- A supporting audio drama called, The Resonance, links modern day events to a dark 100 year old past, that is alo based on historical occurences.
- A modern day map of Centralia was used, and character names were selected based on historical events, though some roles were gender-swapped.
- The Centralia storyline and the Resonance are Science Fiction at their core, investigating the theories surrounding the concepts of Morphic Resonance and Quantum theory.
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Katherine Fensteras Angela Linden
Mason Nicholsas Eric Wolfgang
Josh Nicholsas Joey Kehoe
Hannah Nicholsas Julie Artell
Ditirie Marie Bowieas Audrey Linden
Brad Zimmermanas Jimmy 'Powder Keg' Kerrigan
Alixas Judge Walker
Tara Voshellas Ms. Ryon, Defense
Josh Monroeas Mr. Kaercher, Prosecutor
Jessica Annas Joyce Artell
Christian Weatherfordas John 'Black Jack' Kehoe
Ellen Weatherfordas Mary Ann Kehoe
Mike Atchleyas Frank Gowen
Jessica Annas Audrey Linden
Joleen Fresquezas Charlotte 'Charlie' Cole
Nikki Richardsonas Joan 'Aunt Nonie' Williard-Stewart
Jordache Richardsonas Brian Burke
Jordache Richardsonas Rupert Kerstman
Mike Atchleyas Mr. Harvey Kettle
Alixandria Young-Juias Adeline the Antelope
Mike Atchleyas Marvelous the Albino Tiger
Carrie Coelloas Millicent the Great Blue Heron
Kenneth Eckleas Jonathan 'Jinx' January
Shawn Yatesas Old Pete the Kakapo
Kennyas Kraftin the Kea
Carrie Coelloas Ferris the Wolf
Alixandria Young-Juias Ms. Gladys Filmore
Bhavneetas Ms. Goldie Oldmire
Nikki Richardsonas The Stone Lieutenant
Jessica Annas Cassandra 'Cassie' Cole
Nikki Richardsonas Sarah Dawson
Sawyer Greeneas Willem Marshall IV
Ditrie Marie Bowieas Whittle Apple
Alixandria Young-Juias Headmistress Pearl Floquet
Adam LeGraveas Ludwig 'Ludo' Van Ness
Beth Yadonas Janice Tremaine
Brad Zimmermanas Bentley the Bus Driver
Brad Zimmermanas Master Grimpen Galleon
Brad Zimmermanas Jimmy 'Chopper' Franks
Brad Zimmermanas Bobby 'Beef' Franks
Julie Milleras Mistress Cressida McClaine
Corbin Milleras Master Bale Adonis
Hannah Gallaheras Mistress Cynthia Zeltrix
Susannah Lewisas Captain Molly O’Dine
Jordache Richardsonas Alistair Montrose
Jordache Richardsonas Willem Marshall the III
Kate Wallingaas Mistress Audrey Maude
Corey Pfautschas Trevor Dawson
Mike Atchleyas Garrot Black
Brian Dowlingas The Lananna
Beth Yadonas The Ningalix
Mason Nicholsas Harold the Chicken
Rachael Nicholsas Lanora the Snow Leopard
Matthew Nicholsas Rasheed the Hippo
Josh Nicholsas Rutherford the Bald Eagle
Katherine Fensteras Paula the Puffin
Emmalyn Nicholsas Claire the Fox
Ashlyn Nicholsas Beatrice the Snow Bunny
Hannah Nicholsas Ruk the Polar Bear
Lilly Nicholsas Dan the Pig
Jon Nicholsas Jerome the Grizzly Bear
Grandpappy Nicholsas Speedy the Turtle