Game Setting Inspiration

Literary Inspiration When writing about fictional characters in history, there are a few go to experts that can be quickly consulted. While working on Under the Mask, we went to the best we could think of. In addition to all of the great DC and Marvel inspired characters that appear in the game, a good …

Venice/Venezia

Geography Venice, like Milan is bordered by the Alps. The mountain range provides protection from would be invaders from northern and eastern Germanic invaders. Also, similarly to Milan, Venice has a number of rivers that flow through the region allowing for fertile valleys that are great agricultural resources for the region.  Economy/Industry Venice makes most …

Sicily/Sicilia

Geography The Kingdom of Sicily controls the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Sicily’s landscape features a prominent volcano that had its last major eruption in 122BC. Sardinia has a pre-historic heritage and despite some of the landmass instability in other areas, Sardinia is believed to be immune to earthquakes.  Economy Sicily was a dense forested …

Savoy/Savoia

Geography Savoy is the peninsula’s western most duchy in Italy. Savoy’s landscape is very mountainous. Areas that are not mountainous are full of rolling hills. A very small area of the region has fertile plains that are excellent for herding and farming. Savoy is also nestled against the border to the Kingdom of France and …

Naples/Napoli

Geography Napoli is divided by the Apennine mountains. Some of the mountains in this area are active volcanoes. Napoli also oversees the governance of two large islands, Sardina and Sicily. Most Neapolitan citizens live near the coastline and most trade is conducted on the water instead of using mountain crossing roads.  Economy/Industry Fishing is the …

Milan

Geography Milan’s geography makes the city state very defensible. Its international borders are extremely mountainous and discourage mass crossing from its French and German neighbors. Because of the mountainous region in Milan, the amount of farmland is limited but that hasn’t seemed to be too impactful, as the yield of Milanese crops is strong. Milan’s …

Genoa/Genova

Geography Genoa’s strength is not in its amount of landmass, but in its positioning. Genoa is a republic clustered on a set of islands in the Ligurian Sea. It does have a small sliver of land along the coast of the main Italian peninsula that borders Savoy, Milan, and Florence. With access to so much …

Florence/Firenze

Geography Florence is bordered by Milan and Venice to the north and by the Holy See to the south. Florence has a mountain range, the Apennine Mountains, running through it nearly bisecting the region in half between the Ligurian and Adriatic Seas.  Florence is able to make use of the Po River that is shared …

Fraternities of Creature College

Psi Phi (ΨΦ)Motto: “Extraneam esse magnum”Colors: Lime Green and Neon BlueThe brothers and sisters of the Psi Phi fraternity have been accused of being different and a bit out of this world. The accusations isn’t far from the truth. Most of the members of this fraternity come from alien or ooze families. This fraternity has …

New Naval Project Announced

San Diego Times~Tribune, August 1963 Move over NASA Class of ‘63! A new group of men with their hopes set on new horizons and discoveries will be plumbing the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The Naval Submarine Division out of Groton, CT has just approved a budget allocation for the construction of an undersea habitat …