Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Choosing a Setting for GAWI

GAWI? Sure, that's my new shorthand for Gettin' Away With It. And what I've been thinking about for the game is the setting. My first instinct is to make it the contemporary Western city, but part of me thinks that's a little lazy. My alternative is to reskin reality, much like Durance. Durance is the game about colonising Australia, but set on another planet to make it more interesting.

At least with that in mind there's the option to distort reality for the sake of the game. I can give the police legal powers that they would otherwise have. I can set up new opposition for the characters, or just make today's opposition more difficult or pernicious.

There's more work in that choice and will lengthen the project a little, but I think it'll be worth it.
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