February 20th, 2013

Crowdsourced RPG campaign: Y'all get in here!

I've been wanting to do this for awhile, a crowd-sourced collectively-built campaign premise.  And maaaan this community is like Tut's tomb lately. What gives?

I have this idea for a campaign that I would like to run past the community.  And, as the title of this post implies, I would like to see people chip in and get involved in creating the theme / idea / concept.  In order to maximize the size of the sandbox and avoid railroading anyone's ideas, I will keep the basic premise as short as possible:

a) magic was real once, long, long ago. Then it faded.
b) technology took its place filling human(oid) needs since then. Now, everything is techy- modern day, Real World techy
c) technology destroys the world. Magic returns.
d) PCs are supernatural Heroes of Olde who slept when magic died, waiting a time when they were needed again. The end of civilization would be that time.

The more I think about this, the more I feel like I've heard this before.  I'm not claiming this is a new idea. Shadowrun, maybe? Exalted?  Definitely Rifts-esque.  I never played any of those systems except two sessions of Rifts, so.... not sure.  Still, feel free to chip in your ideas, critique, etc.  Let's see how this goes.