I am surprised at your view that this is more literary than game orientated. I made an effort to write it as a gaming resource and not as a part of some piece of fiction. What is more surprising is that you are the reason I tried to make this a gaming resource. In your discussion of Cheka's hardcore porn novel you wrote
"Citadel is a website billed as a resource for the game masters, and occasionally players, of role playing games. This ideal is enforced both by the submission categories (Lifeforms, Items, NPCs, etc) and by the overwhelming number of forum posts. My main objection to this piece is that it does NOT serve in this capacity."
I chose this style in particular because of your comment. I wrote this up the way I would write up NPC notes back when I GMed. In my experience PCs don't care to hear about the past exploits of NPCs and as a GM what I really needed was a clear idea of how my NPCs are going to respond to having their pocket's picked, torture, jokes and so forth. I always thought the game was very wet cement and I hated when I would have NPC act of character or saw a better way to handle the situation once I left the table. Backstory is fun to read (because hey it is a story), but when prepping for an RPG NPC backstory was never much use to me.
Shadowrun was the toughest cities with 100 of millions of people, open ended mystery or heist plots and not telling who the PCs are going to talk with. But perhaps I am wrong, this may be more information than most would put in the game-at any rate off topic.
As for the fire mace, that was a late addition, and really was extraneous. I felt a sell out for including a description of his equipment. I am going to try and link this guy to plot or other NPCs. What information does Dossta need for a good NPC?
This popular reality show takes excess women from the arcology, forcefully impregnates them and drops them into a wilderness or unpopulated area. The women are followed using VR implant chips, micro drones, and satellite surveillance. This series is praised for exploring and tackling the problems of excess population as well making child birth appear interesting and visceral again. Women who are able to raise their child to one year of age are removed from the series and integrated into their source arcologoy's population structure. The show has won many industry awards for editing and presentation, a typical 15 minute episode, which often has no dialog outside of the pop music sound track, will successfully capture the magic of birth, the bond of motherhood, the tragedy of loss and the primal fear of living alone outside of an arcology.
This unproduced and unstagged reality channel is available 24/7 and follows the activity of the Burn Unit in the Proto-Corp Military Hospital located outside of Kinshasa. The home audience can select between any of 280 cameras in the burn unit and can download the footage to a personal device for later viewing if desired. The channel was originally sponsor by Proto-Corp but has achieved finical independence by selling pop up ad bombs that will enter the screen while viewing.
Father Knows Best
This scripted comedy follows the adventures of successful arcology housing planner Dutch Leopold. When Dutch isn't masterfully making space and distributing rations for the population of his arcology he is advising his teenage sons on their sexual adventures. The story inevitably ends with his sons unable to satisfy their partners and Dutch coming into the bed room to take the reigns and show the younger boys how it is done. The show is both praised and panned (depending on one's social leanings) for its championing of conservative values. Father Knows Best is said to set forth this unrealistic or idealistic father son dynamic where in the father has lots of time to spend with his children, a strong interest their well being and there are no inner family conflicts.
This channel can be streamed while walking anywhere in one of its client arcologies. It super imposes an image over the surroundings and represents all the objects around the viewer in the arcology but removes unsightly trash, ware and tear or graffiti. Furthermore it superimposes images of attractive and healthy individuals over the visage of the people in the viewers immediate vicinity. The channel also adds a layer of interaction, in which the super imposed icons are all gazing at the viewer with lecherous and desirous expressions.
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This loosely scripted comedy follows the adventure of Lawerence Hunley, a man who won his arco Lottery and now joyously passes his days in his archeology compartment. Viewers watch him watch broadcast programs, watch him play video games and watch him have sex with prostitutes all the while looking at the camera critiquing the product he is using. Hunely has proved an excellent platform to promote new media and new sexual service providers. The original Lawerence Hunley was only streamed in single Lancaster Arcology in England, but since then almost every Arcology has produced its own version of Hunley. Just one episode of Hunely and you feel a lot better about living in an arcology. The original Lawerence Hunley has managed to barter his celebrity status into a position as a corporate spokes person and pitchman.