Hey gang, I mostly lurk around here and only occasionally rear my ugly head. I’ve been developing two unrelated settings and accompanying stories for a while now and would like to eventually turn one of them into a Choicescript story. But as it stands now I’m utterly torn between both yet feel I should concentrate on one to get sonewhere. Since neither threads on new ground, checking with the community to see which concept people see more promise in, or at least less overlap with existing premises and settings.
Warlocks: Set in a fantasy realm which is a feudal magocracy the player would take the role of a young scion of magic apprenticed to a warlock ruler. While the backdrop is one of social upheaval and a society approaching a crossroads the story itself would be equally about exploring the setting as well as the protagonist expectably running afoul of sinister forces. While the story itself is about defining one’s place in the world I’m very set on making this world alien. Not unrecognizable but I’m just not all that entertained by the regular old fantasy setup espousing Judeo-Christian morals and customs without explaining how they got into a world that lacks the groundwork for these things to be there. Downside is that this might not be everyone’s cup of tea.
Vigilantes: It’s hard to describe this one without making the obvious comparisons here. So basically think Gotham City in the style of Batman: The Animated Series with a somewhat more realistic outlook. Except the Batman analogue of that setting is gone and several second and third string vigilantes try to fill that void. Eventually the various second stringers disagree too much with one another and break apart into factions with the protagonist as a capable but new arrival on the scene thrust in between caped politics and trying to prevent a civil war. Or not. There’ll be plenty of action too, maybe a dash of romance.
Don’t be scared by me using the Bat’s name in vain here. No copyrights will be infringed on. This is about the Darkwing Duck level of homage and with most characters people can’t even tell the original inspiration. Just pointing that out in case anybody worries.
I have set pieces ans story outlines for either of those I’m just really curious what tickles peoples’ fancy more or what seems problematic. Like the warlocks’ yearly human sacrifice.