I have recently been brainstorming a plot that I am excited to start writing, but I can't figure out the setting that would be best to use... A very basic synopsis of the plot is: It's about a man whose life is just beginning to blossom, he has a wife who is pregnant and a modest home. Soon a guy who is pretty much the embodiment of complete evil (deciding whether he should literally be the devil in person or not), shows up to the area, along with five almost equally evil henchmen. After a while of the band causing chaos in the town and hurting people, the protagonist, in a random act of adrenaline, kills the main (devil) antagonist. Now he must make a choice to either flee the town and leave the other townspeople to their fates, or finish off the rest of the devil's henchmen, and risk losing his own innocence in the process. The two settings I have narrowed down are the American Old West (1850-1900), or a made-up fantasy realm with a medieval-type setting. I like the Old West because it seems like it would fit perfectly, and gives it a cool grittiness, but I am afraid I don't know enough about the culture to really take advantage of it. With the made-up fantasy setting, I have full control over it, even if it may not fit as well. I feel like it is the easy way out. Any suggestions? If you think of a totally different setting that would work well, I'd like to hear that as well.