Future Imperfect: An insufficient draft for A Mock-up game setting of kitchen-sink inanity
Humanity goes in unending cycles: Zealous ignorance followed by enlightenment, insulting misogyny followed by militant misandrism, and iron-clad empires followed by other iron-clad empires posing as democracies.
The planet itself was no different.
It was a secret to no one (at least no one within the right circles) that the planet itself goes through cycles in which magic comes and goes to come back again later on. Places like the infamous Hangar-51 were full of relics of old magical civilizations, safely hidden in order to protect the people from knowledge that might otherwise drive them insane (like the knowledge that we didn't really have to put up with the global village's last Cthonian economy model, but that's neither here nor there).
It was rumored among conspiracy theorists that the 20th century was a full century of preparations for the inevitable: Development of