Well, as it stands, we might as well make a roleplay about our present life, which I am totally not in favor for.
Just to meet you two halfway, why not have an anachronistic RP that mixes advanced technology with historical stuff? Or the reverse being historical stuff mixing with futuristic (e.g., muskets and katanas and medieval design in sci-fi?).
It doesn't have to be as dramatic as above statement, but it can be something to work with. I don't think magical/superpower will need to play a role in something like that depending on how we do it.