• The different experiences for the workers and the people living in the Midwest. Cities will have an entirely different purpose and mainly serve to consolidate humans during the network outage which causes supply chains and vast amounts of information to be less manageable.
  • Why the United States went to war, how they lost, and what the cost was. The idea they tried to nuke the rest of the world, succeeded partially, then were bombed and had our communications fully compromised. They lived in darkness for a few years and mass casualties and lack of specialization lead to a world without the ability to rebuild. Airspace surrounding the US was heavily monitored and we were left to starve out ourselves.
  • What our characters story is. Are they on a world changing quest or are they fighting for something more personal? Do they simply exist in this world and there is no endgame for everyone?
  • Everything about this new world — what happened, why, what was the result of that. Lots of interesting opportunities for tidbits of fun thought experiments and scenarios.
  • Who is the antagonist? What situation does our character find himself in where he’s challenged and will grow?



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