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SWR Productions Forum _ The Art Gallery _ Urban fantasy concept

Posted by: Svea Rike 3 Jul 2015, 23:40

I like urban fantasy. Vampires meet police detectives. Ghosts meet ghost hunters. Angels meet AC-130 spectre gunships. The binding of two genres is really interesting, especially if the 'urban' part incorporates elements of science-fiction. As such, I decided to come up with a universe of my own. I call it Paraworld (as in para from paranormal).


This universe is set in an unspecified year of the 1980s. THe United States and Soviet Union are at it again, and during the Cold War, they have used people with supernatural abilities and effects - called parahumans - for their various schemes and plots around the world. In Paraworld, there are many different types of parahumans, all of which have their own unique quirks and abilities. All parahumans are able to enter a "demon form" ('demon' is a racial slur for parahumans), but only for a shortwhile (determined by their experience and physical health). Despite this, only around 4% of the world's population (circa 200 million) are parahuman, so they are still at an extreme disadvantage compared to humans. Not that they are at war, but more on that later.

I will add more information about parahuman sub-species, various creatures, technologies, groups, individuals, historic events and more in further posts, but please feel free to add any thoughts. Cheers.

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