Reading Rob’s post on Stumbling Angels made me think of a setting I have in my back pocket. The basic idea is that reality as we know it is a project by some power that we might as well call divine, though wholly inaccessible to humanity. Our universe is basically a large and complex ant farm.
Whatever is going on in that other, higher plane of existence, there is a reason that it isn’t scrapped or jostled, which means that when beings downshift into our physical limitations, they are playing as part of a game that we can’t possibly understand. But it looks a lot like angels and demons fighting.
This setting is based around a person who was something like a half-angel, mostly human, and perhaps insane to the point of imagining all this stuff. Oh, and occasionally destroying buildings around the Bay Area that I thought would be interesting to narrate.