The game will start out in McPherson, KS. I chose this locale for a couple of different reasons. First, it’s been so long since I’ve lived in KS that I feel I can convey the style and feel of the place without getting hung up in too many details. Secondly, I’m not sure any of my players have been there, so I can probably get away with making anything up on the spot. Lastly, being a small town it offers a good mix of urban and rural environments while being isolated (maybe…) from larger metropolitan centers and thereby avoiding a W40k style rollfest. But we’ll see what the characters want to do.
Google has it mapped and photographed for streetview. It’s an entirely typical small midwestern town. It has public services, a hospital, cemeteries, churches, big chain box stores, broadband internet and cellular service.