As I mentioned, I want to run a plot thread about a heist in the city of Kupopolis, which occurs during the space race. Before, I had a short and abbreviated blurb. Now, I have some context.
THE PLACE: Owzer’s mansion in Kupopolis. A nephew of the famous late Owzer (sorry, he was like four hundred pounds and it’s 55 years after FF6, the OG Owzer is dead) from Jidoor, this collector of curios, art objects, and artifacts has made a fabulous mansion to show his fabulous wealth and fabulous collection. He is also presiding over an exclusive auction during the Space Race: many rare artifacts will be up for sale.
THE CONCEPT: These artifacts lure in people who want to acquire them. Maybe some are here legitimately, with a lot of money… but some aren’t. And some, when they can’t get their desired item through legitimate means, decide to acquire them any way possible. The result is a clusterfuck: many different parties, after many different rare, valuable, or powerful (or more than one of those adjectives) artifacts, come into conflict and make hasty alliances.
THE EVENT: The first part is the “legitimate” event, where items are auctioned off. It’s a time for our actors to meet before everything goes haywire. Maybe some characters hit it off! Maybe some things get bought.
The second is when a group of Esperian terrorists decides to raid the event and take the whole place hostage. This prompts the clusterfuck.
THE RULES: There aren’t many. Ideally, each writer brings one (or more!) artifacts to throw into the mix, and one (or more!) groups of people competing for them. The conflict can have multiple threads, both on the main stage and in the side rooms, so we’re able to branch out if we need to.
I would like to suggest one rule, however: events in the main room are written in a round-robin style, and each person puts – bolded and obviously – a prompt for the next writer to deal with.
Sound cool? If you’re interested, post who you’d like to send and what you’d like to have stolen!