Once, We Had Heroes
Superheroes have a hard time when they hit the real world.
Masks, capes, inverted underwear/pants paradigms; titanic strength, indestructible men, invisible women; these are the hallmarks of modern mythology. This campaign is trying to be a lot of things. Fun first and foremost, a great story, the creation of a mythos, and an exploration of how the real world (with some concessions) interacts with the world of the superhero.
The setting is Eseritus, a massive city somewhere on the United States eastern seaboard. At its core are soaring skyscrapers and giant pyrimidal monoliths of buildings; freeways run eight lanes wide eighty stories off the ground. Miles of sewers, storm drains, old mineshafts and natural caverns make the city as deep as it is high. It’s large enough that in many ways, legally as well as practically, it functions almost like its own state, and its mayor is in fact something between a mayor and a governor. And it will be ground zero for the next generation of heroes’ painful initiation.