I got approached by some work friends who asked me to GM a biweekly pen and paper game for them. Now I need to decide what the setting is going to be...
On the one hand, I could rerun my Mass Effect campaign with this new group. I've had good feedback from that one in my last group.
On the other hand, I got a brief moment of inspiration yesterday about a cyber dystopian world that might be fun. A world where all of government is just one big computer algorithm.
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My Mass Effect RPG campaign takes place in parallel to the events of ME2. The players are hot on the trail behind Cmdr
Shepard, uncovering the secrets of the Reapers and the Collectors.
I start the players all as prisoners on the Blue Sun's prison ship Purgatory (the one with Jack). Shepard's actions allow them to find a way to escape in the chaos.
(Also as the players go through the game, I like to give little hints about what game decisions Shepard has made.)
In the other RPG world I'm thinking of running:
The government at all levels is a series of computers, which are in charge of every level of gov't. They are a self sufficient black box: no human involvement is necessary to their existence or operation.
They write the laws, they pass judgement, through robot proxies they can perform all services like trash pickup or medical assistance, and they can't be bribed
But lately there have been some irregularities. Someone has changed the code...