This article is about the season. For the location, see Bluff City (city).
Bluff City is a Patreon-exclusive episodic series focusing on the titular city, which lies along the east coast of the USA. The location of Bluff City is loosely-based on the real-life Atlantic City, New Jersey.
'Welcome to Bluff City: Flickering neon reflecting off the waves, slot machine ring, boardwalk hustle, booming laughs from the corner spot.
Bluff City: Home of the lucky and their poor families too. A revving engine, the sounding of a harbour bell, a familiar wind, a gunshot round the way, the din of the casino floor, a bad plan misheard, America's favourite fling.
Bluff City: the light of a cigarette, the shape of a body or two, the red and blues of a patrol car and money man, money. They say there's a thousand highways you can take to reach this town, but there ain't no train to Bluff City.
One of them towns where there's a tale behind every hand of cards, a lie for every truth, a side gig for every payday.
- Bluff City, Episode 1 opening narration
While the second season of Bluff City remains exclusive to patrons, season one of Bluff City was released for free as a way to help ease the stress felt by many during the COVID-19 pandemic, and can be found at tinyurl.com/freebluff.
Season One[edit | edit source]
Season One of Bluff City ran from 27 July 2017 to 11 March 2019.
Arcs of Season One[edit | edit source]
- A Bowling Alley, A Boxer, and A Bird
- The Cost of Greed
- There Is No Greater Love
- The Eighty Six
- The Grapplers Down at Promenade Arena
- When Justice Is Done
- Messy Business
Post Mortem[edit | edit source]
The Season One post-mortem aired as a livestream.
Games Played During Season One[edit | edit source]
- Action Movie World
- World Wide Wrestling RPG
- Lacuna (with elements of Technoir)
Music of Season One[edit | edit source]
All Bluff City music is composed by Jack de Quidt and is available on bandcamp.
The exception to this is Messy Business, where the main theme samples the second movement of Franz Schubert's Piano Trio in E flat Major, from a public domain mark 1.0 recording sourced from the European Archive via museopen. The dial tone heard in the opening and closing is from a recording by giddster, via freesound, licensed under a creative commons 0 license.
The final track samples Del Carnaval, by Juanitos, licensed under a creative commons 2 France license.
Season Two[edit | edit source]
Season Two of Bluff City began on 29 October 2019.
Arcs of Season Two[edit | edit source]
- Hard Luck
- The Moving Pictures
- Extracurricular: Out of Time
- To Be Young Near the Shore
- America's Playground (current/ongoing)
Games Played During Season Two[edit | edit source]
Music of Season Two[edit | edit source]
Music Bluff City is composed by Jack de Quidt and is available on bandcamp.
The theme music of The Moving Pictures samples Laurens Goedhart’s recording of Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, used under a CC BY 3.0 license. Changes made included tempo, key, and melody adjustments.