The Modern World
This Fallen Age
#10: Mobile phones and the internet in an RPG setting in the modern day would (perhaps with fantastic elements): discuss. What possibilities do they open up? What, if any, issues come up with them when it comes to RPG scenarios?
Kind of a technically specific question today! I can appreciate that though, it’s hard to come up with good ones every day.
The last time we played in something like the modern world was… Urban Shadows probably? I can’t think of anything else. Modern conveniences are just the air we breathe, so it’s not like it’s hard to integrate it. The GM-facing limitations are obvious and probably don’t need to be recounted: everyone’s in contact all the time, hard to leverage most mystery-solving tropes, research is mostly effortless, etc etc. I don’t remember the modern conveniences really coming up other than the fact it’s so easy to summon one another up, maybe with a keep your cool roll to actually make the call under duress.
I’m not feeling super inspired by this one today. I think the ugh with smartphones thing has been talked to death elsewhere.