Events are text based pop ups that will occur throughout your time in Chicago. A lot of these are tied to how you choose to spend your time in the city, how ruthless you are for instance, how business savvy you are with your rackets, or decisions you have made since you got here. Events can be a single, one time thing, or can lead to a chain of different pop-ups with different consequences or outcomes depending on how you decide to deal with them.
An event pops up as a black box in the middle of your screen. The white text describes the event to you, and options on how you want to proceed are shown in gold text below it. Your choice may result in another pop-up after a certain amount of time. If you have acquired certain traits over your time in the city, more options may become available to you based on the traits that you have. For example [GREEDY]. Some rewards that can be gained from your choices during events will be percentage based. It all depends on how you are progressing in Chicago. There is also the possibility that you or your gangsters can gain certain traits, depending on how you navigate the event, so be careful on who you choose to fire or… erase. Everyone knows everyone in this city and your actions can influence how good or bad gangsters feel as a result of your decisions. Events fall into one of six categories:
It’s important to know that each decision you make in an event will have an impact on your empire. These are shown through event modifiers. Take for instance, a decision to put more pressure on your underboss to make more money for you. Sure, this will show an increase in your profits, but the loyalty of your underboss will suffer. Over time, if their loyalty falls below a certain level they could leave your gang entirely. No one said building a criminal empire would be easy.
These events are based around you, the boss. As a full time Boss, these events can crop up at any time of the day or night, and revolve around the decisions you make in the day to day running of your empire.
Gangsters can be an emotional bunch at times and depending on which ones are working together for your crew, events can arise from how they interact with each other. Some can have shared histories, existing relationships, old gripes, or could even build relationships while under your leadership. Such a melting pot of different personalities means it’s only a matter of time before some event comes up.
Tending to the most sordid and social vices of hard working Chicagoans is always bound to result in a memorable experience or two. Depending on the number or combination of rackets you own, or the level of upgrades they have, certain events will result. How you handle them is completely down to your business acumen, but at the very least, they’re bound to give you a good story.
Every neighborhood in Chicago is unique, with its own character to set it apart from the others. Some events are unique to these neighborhoods too and you’ll only encounter them if you have yourself set up in a specific neighborhood. They can be tied to locations in the neighborhood, the locals that live there, or historical events that occur on their streets.
Every action has a reaction, or so the saying goes right? Well depending on actions you may or may not have taken (Hey, no one’s pointing fingers here), events can occur as a result of your decisions. Maybe you killed the wrong guy, attacked the wrong place, or refused to help someone with a taste for vengeance, there’s a chance it might lead to a dynamic event. Chicago is like an elephant. It’s gray, and it never forgets.
The more feared and respected you become, the less likely small time crooks are to go up against you. This means you are less likely to be faced with pesky small time events like racket robberies. As your notoriety increases, the chance of more prestigious events cropping up - with bigger and better rewards - increases too. All the more incentive for you to make a name for yourself in Chicago as soon as you can.