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What Is A World of Corruption?

In Setting on February 25, 2010 at 5:00 am

The World of Corruption campaign is set in 2030 in Columbus, Georgia and being 20 years in the future, there have been significant technological advances such as nano-modifications of the human body and sentient Artificial Intelligence.

The city of Columbus will be familiar to all the campaign players to a great extent but there are significant differences. The neighborhoods near Victory Drive, bordering on Fort Benning, between highway 185 and 30th Avenue have been walled off into a Combat Zone and ignored by the rest of the city.

The areas near St. Mary’s Road are dirtier and nastier than they are even now and few walk those streets at night without being armed while Fort Benning is now completely fenced in with razor wire and electrified fencing. Phenix City is pretty much forgotten by time and there’s almost nothing there worth the time to cross the river.

Wait a second, everyone is carrying guns now?

It is the South. Hunting for dinner here was still common in 2010 in many areas and the trend in gun laws begun in 2008 was continued. Citizens are considered responsible for their own safety except in a few very delineated areas.

In 2011, when the economy of the United States finally collapsed from the abuses of the banking industry, Georgia passed a law requiring citizens to a) take a gun safety and use class sponsored by the NRA and b) own a personal firearm.

In 2013, when the state ran out of money for basic civil services for the fifth time, The Marcos Frazier Law was passed, granting immunity to anyone who used a firearm while preventing crime anywhere. Concealed carry permit laws were completely repealed, effectively granting anyone the ability to carry a concealed weapon of any type legal in Georgia anywhere.

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  1. I assume the rare former felon is barred from owning a gun. Are there still prisons or is there a more direct answer to criminals? At what age does the “must own a gun” law kick in? Has Athens walled itself off as a “haven of sanity in a crazy state”?

  2. Former felons, such as they are in a dark future, would be barred from weapon ownership, yes. There are prisons but also combat arenas and just plain death sentences. Crime and punishment in 2030 is an interesting subject I haven’t yet addressed (adds to the list). I would say 18 or 21 years old for gun ownership.

    Athens can be an arcology 🙂 To be honest, I don’t know alot about Athens.

  3. Thank you for the reply. Sorry to make more work for you.

    Athens is . . . a University with a town wrapped around it (and the town is not all that thrilled about it). In a dark future, I would think it would become a center of corporate research (well, even more so than it is now) and it has two very good hospitals. If you have any questions about Athens, I can try to answer them.

  4. No, knowing what I need to develop is good 🙂

    LOL, love how you put that 🙂 And yeah, corp research, especially illicit medical research, sounds like it would fit there.

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