as written in my email to Bill:
I'm a little confused on the concept.
What I gather is that it takes place in the present.
However, in reality the present is just an echo (sort
of like the false reality in the matrix if that makes
sense?) of 1944 when the ultimate weapon caused the
quantum shift. The quantum shift caused the echo which
brought with it magic,demons, and general weirdness.
If I have it right, it sound pretty cool.
Is the Echo uniform across the world? Is the resonance
stronger or weaker in some areas?
It takes place in the present. It is not like the world is over run by mystic creatures but more like you would see in a classic horror movie, things that go bump in the night, isolated vampires or even aliens would fall into this.
As for the uniformity of the Echo, hrm, not sure. What do you think? Initially I am inclined to say it is on such a scope (the universe) that any variation would not make a difference. From an adventure hook, it would be neat to have variation. Now, Echo Effects could vary with the beliefs of the local population. If everyone believes the house on the hill is haunted, it will be.
The Echo is just an impression left over from our universe. It is a subjective consciousness that we all enforce. If we believe that the world is going to be hit by a meteor it will be. If we all believed the rapture was coming it would. This is why I want one organization that does nothing but sow organized chaos. They want lots of different religious beliefs. They want people to disbelieve the idea of meteors. No one is sure if you need total buy in or just a majority.
So, sort of matrixy but no "I wake to the real world". This is the real world...or was the real world. Now, we are living in the fading afterglow.