Welcome to Middleton High: the quintessential image of adolescent plebbery; stomping ground of the cool cliques; never ending nightmare for the socially unfortunate; watched over with general disregard by the elitist Board. Just another school, nestled between towns so small that the rest of the country shan’t bother to remember their names. They have pep-rallies and track meets, proms and bake sales, and monthly fire drills. They issue personalized yearbooks, and make driver’s ed a requirement. The janitors are creepy and the principal is a blustering buffoon. There’s just one little catch: None of it’s real. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So that’s my little teaser for a WIP I’ve been tossing around for a while now. Think of it as a cross between The Matrix and Buffy. Basically, the nefarious super-powers of the distant future have subdued all of mankind and inserted them into a virtual reality of sorts. Taking on the persona of “The Board,” they oversee the day to day activities of the humans, who (none the wiser) are in fact slowly being drained of their electrical bioenergy until their bodies are no longer able to sustain themselves. Eventually, a select few of the student body (us, the players) begin to take notice of all of the strange occurrences surrounding the school. Several high-profile students go missing, and finding the local investigation dissatisfactory, the group set out on their own to uncover the truth. There are still a lot of details that I don’t have down yet, so I’d be very interested in what others have to offer. Ideas, suggestions, questions… throw ‘em at me!