* 1. Should this project take place on Earth as we know it?

* 2. Should magic be integrated?

* 3. What time period is this?

* 4. Major Factions. Where's the major conflict coming from? Corporatist v. Anti-Corporatist? Big Government v. Anarchists? More than two Factions? (Remember, if your choice doesn't win you can still incorporate it into your story. After all, every faction would realistically have sub-factions.)