THE MIXER – GENERATING FUTURES
How to use the mixer.
Every fader has 4 settings and correspondes to an axis. Faders go from 3 to 12 and can be visualised as clocks..
To create your Rave New World you can play with the faders or you can draw 6 cards to create a completely random future.
TECH: what’s the average tech level outside of Citadels? Have mass production resumed? If not, the efforts of the Districts are to make it resume.
A low tech level can also mean consumer electronics, medicine and bullets are no longer produced and cruder forms of power are employed.
Low tech corresponds to a post-apocalyptic future.
WEIRD: How much magick and strange technologies can be found.
Interzone and mutations are also tied to the Weird meter.
VIOLENCE: what’s the average violence level? High violence level might also mean people are diffident of strangers and almost everybody is armed.
CONTROL: do Citadels and Districts have a firm grip on resources? Are they isolationists or expansionists? How much are they reaching out and disrupting life beyond their territories to gentrify and inglobe new areas? Is it a cold war or Transpol control most of the roads?
RESOURCES: once corporations and companies stop exploiting the land to get rich, is there surplus or scarcity in your Region? Can it sustain the population?
Low or depleted resources might mean there was a holocaust or the Citadels’ made scorched earth of everything they can’t claim.
SOLIDARITY: self-organization. How successful and widespread are independent communities? The solidarity meter influence the number and size of InFed communes and lone Networks. Low solidarity levels mean everybody’s on its own, western style. More people are attracted by the Districts and more violent gangs are roaming the territory.
If you want to use them as clocks, every seed is an increment of 3 hours.
HEARTS: 12 o’clock
DIAMONDS: 9 o’clock
CLUBS: 6 o’clock
SPADES: 3 o’clock
A certain future can be described as a series of cohordinates.
The positions of the manometers define the overall situation. Local conditions might differ, granularity can be added in a second time while creating the various zones.
STANDARD NETWORK 23: 9 – 9 – 6 – 9 – 9 – 12
MAD MAX: 6 – 3 – 12 – 3 – 3 – 3
HISTORICAL UK 90s: 9 – 6 – 9 – 9 – 9 – 6