The World of Deviants.   Posted by The Blight.Group: 0
The Blight
 GM, 6 posts
 I am nothingness.
Sat 5 Oct 2019
at 14:08
The World of Deviants
Since we have two players I wanted to get started with deciding what the world of Deviants looks like. Interesting places, where are we going to start the game?

So let's start off with Geographic region. Where would you two like to come from? Granted I would like to stay away from more common big cities such as New York, Chicago, etc.

I'd prefer some place that's either unused a lot that provides decent details. Maybe smaller metro's such as Phoenix but do you guys want

Hot Climate
Cold Climate
Normal Climate
Big City
Small City
Metro
Not in the US
On an Island
Another country rather than the US

I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Carl
 player, 2 posts
Sat 5 Oct 2019
at 14:47
The World of Deviants
In my head Carl grew up in and around the USA. So it'd make sense (from my point of view) to set the game there.
Concept wise, Carl can fit in fairly easily anywhere.

Just a heads up, I (player) am from the UK, so most of my knowledge of America comes from pop culture and Wikipedia.

Somewhere predominantly rural or very small town wouldn't work great for me, I don't think.
So, large town or city?
Climate I have no strong feelings on.
The more conservative parts of the Bible belt wouldn't appeal to Carl.
But, if Clara (or you, GM) has strong feelings I can work with pretty much any setting.
Within reason... A research station in the Article is going to be a stretch!
The Blight
 GM, 7 posts
 I am nothingness.
Sat 5 Oct 2019
at 16:11
The World of Deviants
In reply to Carl (msg # 2):

Good to know. I think picking a relatively big city isn't a bad idea, I just don't want something as Ionic as New York/Chicago which has been beat with like a dead horse.

Maybe we could consider something along the lines of a Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Florida these are just a few states. All of them are pretty hot climates with metros of their own. Although Florida is more a beach/swamp real estate.

If we wanted more wildness or forest then Arkansas.

Want closer to Canada we can pick something like Seattle which is an area that Carl could possibly be from.
Clara Zykova
 player, 2 posts
Sat 5 Oct 2019
at 16:16
The World of Deviants
I was going to propose somewhere in Europe, like Amsterdam or Vienna. But the US is fine with me too.

I don't really know much about the US though, so don't have any particular opinions.
Carl
 player, 3 posts
Sat 5 Oct 2019
at 19:39
The World of Deviants
I can shift to Europe, if you prefer?

I've been to Amsterdam, and haven't been to Vienna or anywhere in Austria, so I'd prefer Amsterdam of the two.
The Blight
 GM, 8 posts
 I am nothingness.
Sat 5 Oct 2019
at 22:37
The World of Deviants
I like Amsterdam. I am not European so my knowledge on the city itself will be limited to what I can read but I know I like the Netherlands.

You would have to help me with my limited knowledge in things over there but I don't feel it's something that will hinder the story very much.
Carl
 player, 4 posts
Sun 6 Oct 2019
at 14:37
The World of Deviants
I've visited Amsterdam, but I can't say I'm an expert.
When we went we went to party and smoke weed, so I only know the most touristy, students bits of the city. We never even went to the museums or anything.

Canals, narrow streets, narrow houses, bikes, coffee shops, famous red light district, artsy museum, tulips and clogs.
That's about as far as my knowledge goes.
So, Clara, you'll have to be our expert on this one!

I'll have to rejig some of my ideas about Carl's background to shift to Europe.
GM, could you change my name from Carl with a C to Karl with a K, please?
And Clara, we should work out a language both our characters speak. Karl isn't native to the Netherlands, but he will have picked up a handful of languages as he's grown up. What's Clara's native tongue?
The Blight
 GM, 9 posts
 I am nothingness.
Sun 6 Oct 2019
at 20:32
The World of Deviants
I like the idea of you guys traveling? How do you feel about doing some travel? I think that would be cool also. There are some places in Europe that would be very interesting.

I think London/Ireland/Scottland will likely happen in some way or form.
Clara Zykova
 player, 3 posts
Sun 6 Oct 2019
at 20:59
The World of Deviants
Carl:
And Clara, we should work out a language both our characters speak. Karl isn't native to the Netherlands, but he will have picked up a handful of languages as he's grown up. What's Clara's native tongue?

Clara is a mathematician from Russia. Considering this is FATE I wouldn't sweat small details like which exact languages we know. Clara's going to have high Lore so she knows a few languages, English and Dutch at the minimum.

The Blight:
I like the idea of you guys traveling? How do you feel about doing some travel?

I feel good about traveling.
Carl
 player, 5 posts
Sun 6 Oct 2019
at 21:08
The World of Deviants
I'm not worried about having a list of languages and a level of fluency.
Just, if our characters are going to meet it'd be good if they could interact meaningfully :)

As for travel, Karl character wants to make a stable home in a single place.
Me the player is very happy if events conspire to have us moving around and visiting different places.
The Blight
 GM, 12 posts
 I am nothingness.
Sun 6 Oct 2019
at 21:13
The World of Deviants
I tend to agree with Clara on the language situation. I don't want to fight over languages, I think it slows the game down. If you know them you know them that's one detail I'd rather not sweat.

I am assuming English and Dutch will be top choices but not necessary.
Carl
 player, 6 posts
Sun 6 Oct 2019
at 21:18
The World of Deviants
It'll help me rewrite my character to fit Europe if I have an idea of what language we're going to be speaking IC.
Again, not trying to sweat every small detail. Just trying to help things run smoothly by making sure Karl and Clara have a language in common.
The Blight
 GM, 14 posts
 I am nothingness.
Sun 6 Oct 2019
at 21:25
Re: The World of Deviants
Carl:
It'll help me rewrite my character to fit Europe if I have an idea of what language we're going to be speaking IC.
Again, not trying to sweat every small detail. Just trying to help things run smoothly by making sure Karl and Clara have a language in common.


I get it. I would highly recommend English (US or UK) will give you the greatest chance of understanding. If you want to role playing Fluency that is fine too.

For instance Karl may know a little Russian and maybe understands somethings Clara says.