It's hard to do the setting and game concept full justice, or at least I've struggled to do so, in this "ashcan" edition lacks some of the context that I would ultimately like to provide.
I really really badly want to do something bigger with this, so please, if you would have any interest in seeing this as a fully fleshed-out product, please let me know! Any constructive criticism or general support would be greatly appreciated!
To help provide some of that context, I'm going to include an appendix-N here. It is by no means exhaustive, and is in no particular order. I will almost certainly edit this post a million times as more things come to me. But hopefully, this will give people a general idea.
For more on Maximum Recursion Depth, follow that link to see previous posts.
- Grant Morrison: Doom Patrol, Invisibles, basically everything else he's done
- Neil Gaiman's Sandman and DC Vertigo more broadly
- The Matrix
- Journey to the West
- Chinese mythology (Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, indigenous beliefs)
- Tenra Bansho Zero
- Bojack Horseman
- The Good Place
- Persona 3-5
- New York City