^_^One of the many interesting philosophical dilemmas raised by Chuubo's is that it's set in a world which is, overall, a very pleasant place. Not an idyllic paradise, but there's nowhere in Town which is awful. And even in the heart of the Outside, the Bleak is representing by schools of learning.
This is a setting where the Excrucians, the big bads of Nobilis, have won.
Which is to say I am very much looking forward to a game that makes Strategists feel sympathetic.
They actually are awfully sympathetic, but there came a point where I realized that giving them a really good justification for being destructive struck the wrong tone for our times. So it's worth note that the protagonists are explicitly the tiny fraction of Strategists who aren't doing that any more. They haven't changed sides or anything. I mean, that's an option, it's always out there, but it's not the rule. Mostly, it's just ... they stopped.
There aren't that many, honestly, who manage even that.
The PCs will be a large fraction of the Strategists who've stopped on Earth.