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Sep. 21st, 2010 @ 04:37 am Setting Notes:
I do this sometimes. Spend three hours working out a setting I wanna play with. take a look:

From the Wikipedia:

The Fall City Earthquake occurred at roughly 6:37PM on Wednesday May 8th, 2019. The earthquake registered a 6.9 moment magnitude and was centered about 26 miles East of Seattle and rocked the city for 71 seconds, almost twice the duration of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, causing 94 deaths, over 10,000 injuries and roughly 90 billion dollars worth of damage, including much of the Historical Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle.

Also from the Wikipedia:

The Obscene Knickers Public House on Alaskan Way, has gone through many permutations since it opened as the OK Hotel in 1917. It was most recognizable as an integral part of the Seattle Grunge Movement of the early 1990s when the building was a rock venue and performance space, hosting many well known local, and touring bands during its 15 year life span. It was damaged in the 2001 Nisqually earthquake, and remodeled into artist lofts and gallery space. After the disastrous Fall City Earthquake in 2019, the OK was condemned along with most of Pioneer Square and sustained massive damage from the collapse of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Developers moved in and saved most of the Historical District, but the OK was left abandoned for several years, where squatters and artists lived until a fire in 2026, after which it was scheduled to be demolished to make way for new waterfront Condominiums.
However, a public outcry arose when the locals realized that the landmark was going to be destroyed, and they successfully lobbied to have the building put on the local registry of Historical Landmarks. The City required the building to be completely remodeled, including the upper three floors which were seriously damaged by the quake in '19. The building was auctioned off to Smitty Smith, a local musician who established the Obscene Knickers Pub after the renovations were complete. He opened it as a bar/performance space designed to appeal to those who had helped save the building.

From the Seattle Stranger Thursday February 15th 2024:

Down With Pioneer Square!

There has been a lot of support for Mayor Decker's plan to renovate Pioneer Square. We at the Stranger wonder why. For the last 5 years it has sat there, slowly sinking into the sound, while the City Council have argued about what to do with the useless, and extremely desirable space. It's become a veritable plague ward of homeless and drug abusers, which, though not much of a change to appearances, is much, much worse than it was 10 years ago back when normal people actually went there. The cries of “Save the Pergola!” were heard three years ago when it was repaired and rebuilt in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. The only remaining asset to Seattle is Doc Maynard's Bar, which has become the entrance to the remaining underground hovels that most of the denizens of the neighborhood live. The same Bums and Drug addled bastards who roam the streets of Downtown and Capitol Hill causing no end of trouble. For instance, I was standing outside of the Grill on Broadway last week when I was strong-armed by three men wearing red arm-bands, which as we all know are only worn by the Merchants Bazaar Irregulars, the idiots who live in the Square and think they are running an abandoned city. (That in itself is the stupidest thing we've ever heard, and if you wanna learn more see our article: “Steampunk is Dead. GTFO” From the October 19th 2023 edition of the Stranger, available Here)
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Date:September 24th, 2010 11:17 pm (UTC)
I built that whole picture in my head while reading. Nice work!

Now I wanna play Shadowrun, though.
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Date:September 25th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
@the Man. I'm totally down! I have the 4th edition rules around here somewhere. you tell me and i'll play!