Motor City Breakdown


Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
(“We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.”)
~official motto of the City of Detroit

For the fae of Detroit, the American Dream has become a nightmare. Squatting in the ruins of what was once the wealthiest metropolis in the wealthiest country in the world, the remnants of the Courts of the Wheelhouse ravage each other and their city in a war of attrition which has lasted more than half a century.

But after decades of mismanagement, cartoonish levels of corruption, and the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in United States history, the city that put the world on wheels can finally turn its attentions to licking its wounds and staggering to its feet. Land is cheap, law enforcement is almost nonexistent, and for good or ill, the abandoned lots of Detroit’s urban prairie have become the Wild West.

Detroit was America’s vanguard on its way up. Will it also lead the nation on its way back down? Or has Fortuna’s wheel, after decades of rusting in Detroit’s abandoned factories, finally begun to turn once more?

Motor City Breakdown

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