On the Pacific Coast of California, right between San Francisco and Los Angeles, with the city's downtown resting around Morro Bay, lies the bustling metropolis of Esperanza. Home to nine hundred thousand people and a metropolitan population of nearly four million, the Central California city boasts three universities (including one ivy league), a strong nightlife, a growing music scene, the proud Esperanza Gold Diggers, and world famous sea food.
This is, of course, in addition to the growing ghettos, organized crime, and a corrupt city government led by mayor Nicholas Hoffman, who's currently in the midst of a campaign for governor, one which he's expected to win. And, as the services provided by society to deal with these problems are clearly not doing their jobs, it is up to the citizens themselves to find a way to deal with them.
In this superhero RP, in addition to delving into the lives and struggles of every hero and every villain in the story, I want to make the city of Esperanza come to life. While I'm hoping to possibly make a map at some point, at the very least I will discuss districts and areas of the city, introduce local personalities, and talk about city history.
Because of this, I don't want every character to be a superhero or a villain; I want nurses, doctors, professors, newscasters, anything to help make the city feel more real. In addition, I don't want characters to simply be classified as heroes and villains; I want to see the lines of morality blurred, the concepts of good and evil to be consistently questioned and appraised.
If you're at all interested, please leave any comments or questions. I'm also looking for GMs if you're more interested in that.