First sorry for my English as I am Belgian (french).
I have not yet bought Tales of the Loop yet but with our group we are probably going to dive into the Loop (regarding a few things).
As mentionned in the tittle I have a few questions about Tales of the Loop and also Things from the Flood.
First and easy question:
I understand Things of the Flood is the sequel of tales of the loop and you can play your characters from the Loop as adolescent. Any idea what is the age range in the new book? 15-20 years old? Can you play Young adults?
About Tales of the Loop
We were talking with friends yesterday about the possibility of playing Tales but one of my players is really reluctant about playing a kid but loves the setting or at least he loved Stranger Things. So I thought and I know it's not really the philosophy of the game that perhaps he could play as an adult (as you could find in Stranger Things or Dark). Theoretically I would guess it's possible?
I think I could tweak/homebrew official rules. But do you think this is feasible? I have not read the adventures yet (as mentionned I do not have the book yet). Would it be possible to insert an adult character with a little tweaking in the Campaign (with his own agenda, life, problems …).
I have read a lot about Tales of the Loop beeing Stranger Things in RPG. But from what I understand it's not really the case as the "horror" aspect is absent of the game. Are there options (in the book) to add such an aspect to the game?
And lastly I have been talking today with my local vendor about the "metaplot". As he told me there is a metaplot in the core book but that its is not really developed . Is it the case in the other extensions? (there were no books left in the shop for me to check, he sold quite a few during the Week-end )