Hello, all! This is my first account on Choice of Games and I’d like to gather an opinion from the forum. I’m working on the narrative for my very first game I want to know what your opinion is on a game set in a collegiate atmosphere. Lol, its been a while since high-school but I’m nearing the end of my Bachelor’s Degree and have some interesting ideas for a setting in a college environment. Likely, this story will be rated for Teens and above simply due to the tones and themes that come with a college story.
Anyway, enough with my background and the pseudo-disclaimer. This story is about an adult mage and their first year in a college in the Southern US. The mage will be attending as a non-traditional student (an adult older than the usual “fresh out of high-school” age group) with a number of backgrounds to choose from. The reason for this mage’s attendance will be that their former job (or that simply performing magic alone) was not conducive to their lifestyle; the various backgrounds available will add clarity and context to that portion of the narrative. Why the mage chose THIS school in particularly will also be determined by the player as well. Based upon the above choices (as well as a few others), the player will effectively determine the starting personality of the mage in question, though you can evolve it further as the story progresses.
Throughout the story, the player (or rather, the mage) will encounter numerous supernatural forces that have centered in the town around the school. There will be monsters, there will be some difficult choices to make, some very bad jokes, and mayhap a few opportunities for romance along the way; this is college after all.
I’ve read and re-read the Dresden Files a lot over the years, lol, and while this will not be ripping off Jim Butcher’s work, I will not deny that his style has influenced me over the years.
Anyway, what you all think about this idea?