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An outline for Prison City
Stars, suns, moons, and planets
Oceans and/or major bodies of water
Mountains, woods, and/or other prominent features of the landscape
Common plants
Rare plants
Poisonous and/or medicinal plants
Common animals/creatures
Rare animals/creatures
Natural formations
Government buildings/castles
Train stations/airports/subways/launch pads/highways
Restrictions on travel
Dangerous locations
Luxury/vacation locations
Travel times between locations
Common methods of travel
Affordability of travel
Common building materials - stone, concrete, wood, metal,
Expensive building materials
Appearance and layout of typical houses
Appearance and layout of expensive houses
Appearance and layout of typical shops/stores
Streets and sidewalks (brick, cobblestone, dirt, etc.) crushed stone, concrete, dirt
Availability of plumbing and sewage - modern - "waste" water was redirected to crop fields & there is a sewage treatment plant
Garbage collection - a system of garbage carts take waste to a sorting center then to an incinerator or recyclable center
Distribution of energy - solar energy combined with electric and water power
Burial practices - some were sent "home" to loved ones or cremated at city's expense
Curable diseases
Incurable diseases
Common diseases
Rare diseases
Availability of medicine - all prescription and non-prescription meds were refilled once a month and delivered directly to individual pods.
Cost of medicine - Residents paid a sliding scale co-pay based on their employment within the compound
Legal drugs/potions/substances
Illegal drugs/potions/substances
Common professions - farm hand, food service, custodial, janitorial,
Less common professions - store associates, clerks, supervisors, drivers, mail managers
Rare professions - teachers, officials, leaders
Gender/racial/species/education restrictions of professions
Unemployment rate - 0% - To be a resident of the city, it is mandatory to have a job. Anyone who is unemployed for more than 14 days can have their residency canceled and they will face mandatory transfer. They will be unable to return for a minimum of five years.
Distribution of wealth - depends on the job. On average each resident must work a minimum of 5 hours per day and a maximum of 10 hours per day.
Lifestyle of average income earners -
Lifestyle of the poor
Lifestyle of the rich
Money system or bartering system - Payday is weekly. All earnings are directly deposited in an online account. No actual money ever exchanges hands. Everything is done electronically.
Major world events
Major wars
Major natural disasters
Age of civilization
Previous leaders/rulers
Recent cultural shifts/changes
Cheap fabrics -
expensive fabrics -
Lower class clothing styles - basics provided are 3 jeans, 5 t-shirts, 7socks, 7underwear, 3 boxers, 2 pyjama pants, work uniform as needed
Middle class clothing styles
Upper class clothing styles
Differences in clothing between genders - All men's compound.
Differences in clothing between regions
Differences in clothing between cultural groups or species
Staple foods - Compound is self-sustainable and grows all their food
Luxury foods - seafood, specialty items not grown or processed within the compound
Availability of food - much of it is seasonal
Local/regional dishes - dairy products & baked goods & beer and apple cider - all made within the compound
Professional sports - baseball, football and soccer teams
Hobby/schoolyard sports
Board games and/or card games -
Music styles
Common instruments
Common themes and subject matter of fiction
Government/legal/regional restrictions on films, plays, novels, music
Affordability of films, sports games, board games, instruments, books, etc.
Criminal justice system - Every resident is a lifer without parole
Minor crimes
Major crimes - no animal cruelty, no criminally insane, no mass murderers,
Laws impacting daily life -
Common sentences for crimes (prison, labor, execution, etc.)
Police behavior, uniform, practices, powers
Prison conditions - well above average for most residents. Very minimal for those in solitary or in correctional pods
Public opinion of law enforcement -
Political parties
Ruler/King/Queen/President/Prime Minister
Prominent Members of Court/Government
Secret government agencies and/or organizations
Public opinion of the ruler/government
Common spells
Rare spells
Restrictions on spells
Common magical skills
Rare magical skills
Restrictions on magical skills
Common potions
Rare potions
Restrictions on potions
Prevalence of magic users
Society’s perception of magic
Requirements of using magic
Availability of technology - state of the art combined with very old school ways
Capabilities of technology
Weapon technology - state of the art combined with mid-evil flairs
Entertainment technology
Energy creation technology
Transportation technology - golf carts, walking, horse-drawn carts, and wagons,
Major religions - very mixed
Dynamics between religious groups
Places of worship - a non-denominational chapel
Religious holidays - all major holidays as observed by most US citizens
Morals and beliefs
Origin of religion
Prevalence of religion
Separation (or lack of separation) between church and government -
Typical age of marriage
Typical number of children
Typical family dynamic/structure
Attitudes towards children
Attitudes towards the elderly
Attitudes towards romantic love
Care for elderly relatives (in-home, nursing homes, etc.)
Care for children (traditional parenting, nannies, boarding school, etc.)
Gender roles (or lack of gender roles)
Importance of birth order to family roles, inheritance, profession
Typical education level - mixed
School subjects
School environment (strict, lenient, etc.) online learning, apprenticeships and on the job training
Availability of schooling/education - every resident must enroll in some form of education
Cost of education - free - however, students may have to purchase supplies as needed
Restrictions on education due to gender, abilities, species, etc.
Primary/major languages - English is mandatory
Regional/minor languages
Prevalence of multilingual/bilingual people
Colloquial phrases, slang, and curses
Primary/major races and/or species - Human -
Minority races and/or species
Dynamics between species and/or races - some race based "clicks" but gangs are harshly forbidden
Cultural disconnects between species and/or races
Commonalities between species and/or races
Typical weather
Atypical weather
Seasonal variations in weather (or lack of variation)
Clothes for each season
Heating & cooling homes
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