The Safehouse

Sonoma RPG Dresden Files Forum


    Possible themes

    Share
    avatar
    Slagathore

    Posts : 51
    Join date : 2013-01-02

    Character sheet
    Character Name:
    High Concept:

    Possible themes

    Post  Slagathore on Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:02 am

    Keep in mind I've only read a handful of the books and don't have the Dresden files RPG.

    Possible themes:
    Turf wars between triads/Yakuza/Russian mob and their supernatural allies.

    Vampires. Why does it always have to be vampires? SF just seems to grow them faster than other cities.

    The secret under city. Unbeknownst to most denizens of the city, the 1906 Quake dropped a huge chunk of SF underground.

    Fey driven from SF in 1906 want it back and have been making many pacts to increase their influence. GG park is a haven for the Fey. GoogleEarth has been manually adjusted to compensate for the size discrepancies of different park images. Gps systems are notoriously unreliable in the park.

    David Lo Pan still runs his import export business in SF. Or someone using his identity does.

    Motorcycle gangs of werewolves, ogres, and ghouls fight over the street drug distribution.

    Satanists are constantly trying to bring about an apocalypse.Deep connections with political hacks make the leaders untouchable, and their minions are expendable.

    Nazis. I hate Nazis, there should be Nazis. Recruiting skinheads. And creating a zombie army to overtake the city.

    Genentech is growing some interesting things in their vats. Maybe some things that occasionally get out and get really hungry.

    Oakland is dang scary in this world. In Dresden? Must be run by a powerful demon of Ruin or some such.

    Police prevented from dealing with city's problems by a mayor and chief of police who benefit from the crime.

    Green movement subsumed by wickans as part of their effort to bring about a fey apocalypse.

    Secret war between companies in Financial District gets physical on occasion. They hire hit teams to assault other corporations -- explained as lone gunmen run amok.

    Drugs flood the streets and despair runs like open sores amongst the thousands of homeless on the streets.

    Marin headlands is home to secret paramilitary org's in underground bunkers. No known agenda.

    Mummy "living" beneath legionairres building.

    Kervorkian like serial killer publicly assisting in suicides -- of people recently diagnosed with Incurable diseases.

    Infestation of Succubi and Incubi in Broadway area.

    City hall hides a terrible threat to city which Mayor is trying to activate, but lacks sufficient despair level to trigger.

    Press constantly misreports supernatural events as mundane. Which makes sense as many members of press are inhabited by controller worms seeking to gain info for host.

    And these are just a few possibilities for ongoing threats. Who wants to add to or amend the list?



    avatar
    Michael Pearson

    Posts : 17
    Join date : 2013-01-04
    Age : 43

    Character sheet
    Character Name:
    High Concept:

    Re: Possible themes

    Post  Michael Pearson on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:23 pm

    I really want Bigfoot to come into this at some time, that being said I think that gang wars are always fun and I am particularly fond of anything with motorcycles. We could even go further and go matrix style and be part of a simulation.
    avatar
    Slagathore

    Posts : 51
    Join date : 2013-01-02

    Character sheet
    Character Name:
    High Concept:

    Re: Possible themes

    Post  Slagathore on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:56 pm

    A field trip to deal with Bigfoot is easy. A friend of ours is missing on a camping trip and the police in Arcata aren't releasing any info to the public. Meanwhile we get an interesting hit on the website about BigFoot looking for a bride every 20 years. And as we look into it, we find a series of female disappearances every 20 years. And her pal Alice phones us in a panic saying "they've got her, now they're coming for me!" then dead air.

    Sounds like its time to go looking for Bigfoot. Or a Wendigo. Or maybe a cult. But we will have to outside our urban comfort zone to find out what it is.
    avatar
    The Merlin

    Posts : 79
    Join date : 2012-03-13

    Character sheet
    Character Name: The Merlin
    High Concept: Fun over reality

    Re: Possible themes

    Post  The Merlin on Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:23 am

    It could be much more than that...perhaps an event or organization has spured recent activity...or some major players have set some plans to action...

    Is bigfoot a villan, or a victim or even is our interpretation of the bigfoot myth even close to the dresdenverse reality?

    Getting back to themes...

    Something in the woods...Perhaps...how can we flesh it out?
    avatar
    The Merlin

    Posts : 79
    Join date : 2012-03-13

    Character sheet
    Character Name: The Merlin
    High Concept: Fun over reality

    Re: Possible themes

    Post  The Merlin on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:46 pm

    Here is an example of themes and threats taken from another game set in San francisco.

    SAN FRANCISCO: SHAKING THE FOUNDATIONS
    Welcome to San Francisco, a Gateway of the United States.
    Theme:
    - The Idea: The high homeless population presents a problem.. and an opportunity
    - The Aspect: "Prime Hunting"
    - The Faces: Coming Soon

    Threat:
    - The Idea: The White Court is trying to expand their power base within the city
    - The Aspect: "Lax Morals and Loose Inhibitions: The Platform for your Politician"
    - The Faces: Coming Soon

    Threat:
    - The Idea: The Asian mafia factions are taking a new approach to Old conflicts
    - The Aspect: "Old World, New Chinatown"
    - The Faces: Coming Soon

    The Balance of Power:
    - Supernatural Status Quo: The Fae are maintaining their usual power struggle. The White Court is taking over City Hall in their usual manner. The Red Court is making a play to take back power lost.
    - Mundane Status Quo: The Politicians have fallen to the White Court. The Asian mafia is taking over Chinatown with some magical assistance, and the homeless are disappearing faster every year...


    Sponsored content

    Re: Possible themes

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:03 pm