Question for people familiar with Boston

Started by AndyZ, December 15, 2020, 01:30:23 PM

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So, I’m working on running an urban fantasy game with two people who aren’t on E.  I had plans for them to do something that would, basically, fulfill a prophecy of “watch the stars fall like stones from the sky,” and, players being players, they went off on a tangent.

Are there any places in Boston with famous decor that looks like stars way up on buildings, or anything like that?

Appreciation for anyone who knows enough about Boston to suggest something.
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Oniya

I asked Mr. Oniya, who grew up in the area, but he can't recall anything up high.  He suggested looking into the buildings along the Freedom Trail.

I did find a massive pavement star in front of Faneuil Hall, but that's sort of 'already fallen'.

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Nimmy

So this one is a bit goofy, but the Star Market overpass on the Mass Turnpike is used as a landmark in the traffic reports if there's a particularly bad accident, so... ::)



Brain thought the Citgo sign outside Fenway was a star for as long as it took me to run a google search, but alas, it's a triangle. Old South Church has a couple of stained glass windows that could creatively be considered stars, but I'd advise taking a look at a couple angles and making your own determination. Otherwise there's Freemason lodges around, but I've never heard them being used as major landmarks. Take my input with a grain of salt - I grew up outside the city and never spent a lot of time meandering about in town. We're a city of glass towers, ugly 1970s concrete monstrosities (seriously, look up City Hall), and stately historic architecture that's a lot of columns and brickwork but not many symbols.

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Quote from: Nimmy on December 27, 2020, 07:26:30 PM
So this one is a bit goofy, but the Star Market overpass on the Mass Turnpike is used as a landmark in the traffic reports if there's a particularly bad accident, so... ::)



Brain thought the Citgo sign outside Fenway was a star for as long as it took me to run a google search, but alas, it's a triangle. Old South Church has a couple of stained glass windows that could creatively be considered stars, but I'd advise taking a look at a couple angles and making your own determination. Otherwise there's Freemason lodges around, but I've never heard them being used as major landmarks. Take my input with a grain of salt - I grew up outside the city and never spent a lot of time meandering about in town. We're a city of glass towers, ugly 1970s concrete monstrosities (seriously, look up City Hall), and stately historic architecture that's a lot of columns and brickwork but not many symbols.

I can use this ^_^ Thank you.
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