Sunnybrook has been going on for a long time. Many plots have been developed, many things both wonderful and not so much have happened over the months. Due to the desires of some the GMs a question has bobbled up from time to time and we think it's time we got you, the players, view on this. Should we reboot Sunnybrook?
I've yet to nail down the nity gritty details down of an SB reboot, but I think I've come up with two solid core principles of the reboot that would be necessary for a reboot to occur and most being okay with it.
Everything changes The tone, the school, the lore will be wiped out of existence and rewritten. The universe of the current Sunnybrook ended and will be replaced with a new one.
But not everything will change While your character wont exactly be the same, they can be more or less the same as they are in current SB (Same personality, but different memories. Similar relationships with other students). This can be done in a variety of ways, main one being that some students would have been in a previous facility where they had more or less the same development. The exacts of relationships between characters will have to be discussed between their players. The option will also be given to re-do, reset, and remake characters to players
Something you may be asking is: What are the benefits of doing a reboot
- It is my opinion that the tone has become too dark. A reboot would allow us the GMs to make things not only lighter but more fun for our players. In a reboot we'd also grant players more opportunity of change and just generally more options, making things feel less oppressive and more free
- A more concise and directed lore. We, the GMs will likely be keeping things the same, but the lore will be totally redone for the sake of conciseness and freedom. It'd allow us to make /totally/ rad-additions to the world of Sunnybrook without having to worry about the old.
-A new setting. Now one can argue that this should've been lumped in with tonal changes, but a reboot would allow us to breath new life into the town. Making less of "Just a small town" To this strange and wonderful place. I've already thought of somethings (Autsin: The Italian with a Russian accent and always where's tacky floral pattern shirts who owns a noodle shop that's Mexican themed)
But enough of that. What do you guys think? What do you guys think of a reboot? Should it be done, should it not. What would make or break the deal for a reboot for you?
Edit: After a discussion with some players and hearing a little bit of talk, I've decided to add this clause to any form of reboot that could/would happen: If one or more memories was REALLY important to that character and it needed to happen more or less the way it happened or else it does not make sense we'll work with you to keep it in line with the new world we are building.