Here we discuss the ideas that have been put forward. Ask about the ideas that appeal to you, the ideas that you want more information on.
Be nice. Do not dismiss an idea just because it reminds you of something or you think it has been done before.
To begin: Roger:
The Longest Fall
Why that title? What’s the feel here? Is the legal system they’re serving a fair one or a bodge up? Does one government dominate the expansion (probably the Chinese if it does). Why are they misfits?
London, NW* (historical/soap): What’s the focus? What brings the characters together other than the street they live in?
Is this alternate history or secret history?
Too Meta For Words (modern): Are they writers for one series? (In which case see THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW) or a workshop for hire? In the latter case I’ve an alternative title for you: DEVELOPMENT HELL.
Fiends: Why do we like any of the characters? What are their job descriptions? Is there hope in Hell?
Should Have Been Done Long Ago
The seizure of the control centre is the start of the story. What’s the rest of it? Do the people who have led the revolution have the slightest idea what to do now? Is this a happy story?
An Examination of Secrets
Why Vienna? And who are our heroes?
Are we in the camp the whole time? Do we ever see things from the ‘native’ point of view?
The Retirement Home
Is this from the gods’ point of view or the staff?
This is another one that could be played from either side. Are we the humans or the Imperial First Contact Team dealing with these outlanders?
And re-pitching the one from a con game Mike ran:
The Circus From Nowhere
This is a brilliant idea! Tell me more! (My memory isn’t good enough to hold any of the details…)
The Merriment of the Twisted Wheel
Why is it ‘Shakespearean’ exactly? I can see why that time period suits the other two sources
The E Men
Are they all lifers? Or is there parole?