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  • 190) Sometimes all you need is Google Maps and Streetview for a plothook.




    (Link to exact location)

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    • I'd love a collection of places like this so that I can drop them as clues to my players and have one of them look up on street view in Google maps. Got any others?

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      • Unfortunately not. I'd love a collection like that as well. I found this one by coincidence when prepping for a Requiem game and immediately thought "Infrastructure!".

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        • Originally posted by KieranMullen View Post
          I'd love a collection of places like this so that I can drop them as clues to my players and have one of them look up on street view in Google maps. Got any others?
          I feel like this could easily be a thread of its own.


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          • Originally posted by Wayward Isabel View Post
            Sometimes all you need is Google Maps and Streetview for a plothook.

            (Image deleted).
            34°09'35.6"N 102°29'13.4"W

            33.747252, -112.633853

            37.563936, -116.85123

            38°29’0.16″N 109°40’52.80″W

            37.629562, -116.849556

            37.401573, -116.867808

            16.864841, 11.953808

            35.141533, -90.052695

            44.525049, -110.83819

            Most of these are in the US.
            Last edited by KieranMullen; 11-16-2018, 10:54 PM. Reason: I added a few more I snagged from the Web.

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            • On a slightly related note:

              I'm writing a Chronicle that takes place in Oklahoma. Rather than map out small towns, fuel transfer stations or creepy farms, I've been using satellite views from Google maps. For example, the characters are fed that something odd happened at a location. Why wouldn't a demon google the location and look at the lay of the land? The images and actual locations help ground the game in the concrete, present. The players can see if a location is isolated or populated, plan their approach to the location or ask about some odd shaped building.

              For example, the players will be given the numbers

              35.406334, -99.683020

              If the figure out that they are map co-ordinates and look in Google maps, they'll find a fuel transfer station. It's actually the location of some Infrastructure, invisible on the map but visible to a who demon visits the location. They can look online and see that the landscape is barren and that a stealthy approach might be difficult. They know how far it is from other locations in the game, and what that might mean in terms of the plot.

              Of course when they get there not everything will be exactly as it was on the map. Perhaps some buildings are burned down since the images were taken. And perhaps some of the images turn out to be completely misleading. After all, who is better at hacking electronic information than the GodMachine?

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              • I Have a plot hook too.

                An agent of your agency infiltrated a company controlled by the Deva Corporation or the Good-Machine itself to gather some intel.

                Now, the agent accomplished his mission, and your task is to extract and secure him and the gathered data. It's an easy job, what can go wrong?

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                • So, what is the Lament Configuration (LeMarchand's Box from Hellraiser) in DtD? It would make an interesting Gadget. Does it connect to a Bolthole with some very unusual Imperatives?

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                  • 192) Something blew a major Occult Matrix, and various random Latents in a wide area have been... altered. It seems to have only affected Latents (not full Offspring or Fractals), and what it did was give them a random Exploit, making them close to living Exploited Gadgets. Warping varies, with some noticeably changed, and others still human seeming. So far, the Machine seems to be observing passively, and the local Agencies are doing similar. No one knows how long this status quo will continue, of when these miraculous new powers will made headlines.

                    [This is also an excuse to run a Descent-flavored Supers game, Exploits being the superpowers.]


                    Malkydel: "And the Machine dictated; let there be adequate illumination."
                    Yossarian: "And lo, it was optimal."

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