Re: 2012: Apocryphic Settings?
In the receent Haven podcast, my interview with Mike, he mentions an upcoming Modern game.
Here's the set up:
The players are Law enforcement of some stripe (some local PD, some FBI) andd are part of a new joint task force. They have been called together because someone higher up noticed a strange pattern of serial murders...
That's the hook. The first series of adventures focus on the first serial killer.
What's going on...The World is going through it's final cycle. Each cycle repeats itself in broad terms: Civilization reaches a certain point and then collapses with some great cataclysm. The first cycle saw humans advance way beyond where we are now and unlock the secret of immortality...which was their own undoing, it set off a dormant gene that turns non-immortals into zombie-like monsters, civilization crashes and resets to the stone age. Except the immortals remain.
Through subsequent ages the immortals attempt, through various means, to circumvent the collapse, never quite succeeding. In the aftermath, the immortals "re-seed" civilization (slowly fostering advances in art, technology, and science).
The collapse is coming again. In 2012. The once benevolent group of immortals has been taken over by a psychopathic immortal who wants to speed up the end.
As the date gets closer, civilization will begin to collapse: world-wide economic crises of unprecedented magnitude, acts of violence, wars, genocide, city-wide riots.
Think of it as a slow apocalypse.
I am doing a piss poor job of describing it.