massivepony
 member, 6 posts
Tue 27 Jul 2021
at 14:42
[IC] Masks in a collaboratively written City!
Halcyon City is a major city on the coast of the USA, but what its major features are, what its major heroes are, and what the biggest threats might be, are yet to be seen...

I'm considering running a very collaborative, acutely teenage superhero story set in a city that we will define together. Is this sort of thing something that interests RPOL?

I'm planning to have everyone come up with a neighbourhood, then a specific location within the neighbourhood someone else came up with, and then an NPC tied to the location someone else came up with. After that, we'll make characters and fill out any gaps (for example we'll need a roster of villains and potentially other locations linked to the PCs). Finally we will try to link every character to at least 2 NPCs in the setting, making as few new characters as we can.

If this interests you, let me know! If not, I'll probably write a more traditional game.
Norwood
 member, 311 posts
Tue 27 Jul 2021
at 15:01
[IC] Masks in a collaboratively written City!
This definitely sounds neat. All pbta games have some conceit of communal setting development, but this seems like an interesting and systematic way of doing that. I love teen hero drama, so this would be right up my alley!
Gilren
 member, 68 posts
 Don't be mad because the
 voices don't talk to you
Tue 27 Jul 2021
at 19:31
[IC] Masks in a collaboratively written City!
Sounds like it could be a real blast to do. I unfortunately am not familiar with Masks (although I believe I have a copy of the main book somewhere in my mess...). But the concept is really good.
kbdevil1a
 member, 183 posts
Wed 28 Jul 2021
at 03:50
[IC] Masks in a collaboratively written City!
That sounds fascinating. Haven't played Masks, but pbta is never too hard
dparasol
 member, 37 posts
 looking to uh have fun
 and destroy civilization
Wed 28 Jul 2021
at 09:07
[IC] Masks in a collaboratively written City!
I love Masks and this sounds very interesting.