Spark In Fate Core

1. You start by listing your favorite Media.

  • Rickland: “Training Ground for young (female) criminals”, school settings. Aesop’s fables.
  • Xavid: “Paprika” (anime; some technology allows people to enter dreams), surreal magical girl anime.
  • Thomas: historical biographies of presidents in the 1920’s. also algebraic topology, James Bond-style spy movies, Persona.
    2. Explain the Inspirations from your media.
  • James Bond — weird subtle plots, gadgets, and exotic setting, plus cinematic.
  • Persona — blurring reality between metaphor and surreal.
    school setting/high school.
  • Aesop’s fables: episodic, talking animals.
    3. Use those inspirations to Describe the Genre.
  • College for the Supernatural
  • you have to save the world, pass exams, and figure out how to ask your crush to the prom.
    4. Establish Facts about the Setting.
  • Who runs the school? We don’t know who runs the school. The administration presents a normal public front, but it gets its money from somewhere. However, it only accepts “special” students"; everyone who attends has some sort of superpower.
  • What happens to students after they graduate? They are recruited by various occult organizations, government, etc. (they run away, or are punished, or “disappear” permanently.)
  • Can students travel? (school is very strict; they don’t want to let students leave for too long.)
    5. Create a Title to focus your vision.
  • Enlightenment University (St. Jude’s College of Enlightenment)
    6. Create a list of potential Issues for the setting.
  • Dream weirdness: people have started having merged dreams, secrets being revealed (and leaked to mundanes!)
  • Conflict with other schools (we don’t know what’s going on with them. where the hell is australia?)
  • Tension with townies; suspicious of these weird students. (student/townie loveplot.)
  • Student rebellion, against students being used by experiments.
  • student government (and upcoming elections?)
    7. Order the Issues, picking three of them from the list.
  • Upcoming: school in Australia is going to disappear
  • Current: dream melding
  • Impending: seat on student council

8. Create an Aspect for each Issue.
9. Create two Faces for each Aspect.
10. Create a Place for each Spark unused.

Spark In Fate Core

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