Okay, here's the post I was running by Cutter XXIII. It hasn?t been approved, but I?m hoping it?ll be cool to post it! Some of this stuff has already come up, so sorry about that...
Cutter XXIII wrote:I see Kinetic as being about regular people in crazy circumstances, rather than about heroes with cool powers. There's a moral and ethical dimension you wouldn't get with, say, Marvel Super Heroes or Necessary Evil.
Cutter XXIII, this is definitely the feel I was going for, with the powers being scary things to have, powerful but alienating. There is another aspect, that of exploring these abilities, learning what they can and can't do, that I would love to emphasize. Of course, I'd be opening up the setting to other people, so this is only the place I'm starting from, not necessarily the place it'll go!
Also, some good points were raised about the flexibility/completeness of Kinetic, as opposed to some of the other settings. I was thinking that, if
this setting gets chosen, I would open up the whole ?Mind War?, with different aspects of it being set out by plot points/adventures, very much like WW's "Orpheus" rpg, with some new plot points introducing new playable character types and enemies...
This would allow people to expand the setting, adding in all sorts of cool stuff that the government has been experimenting with, while leaving the setting pretty modular for those who want to use only some of the material. So, yeah, the setting is basically our world today (or in the very near future), but with our
additions. In other words, the setting would be very much a group effort. Anyway, that was my idea.
P.S. I really love that people feel strongly about the setting, one way or the other. For those who aren?t interested in it, please vote for one of the other excellent submissions!!! And thanks very much for your comments. They make me think harder about the setting and where it can go (and hopefully where I can make it better!).
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