Hi everyone. This is a role play about a post war wasteland. Anyone wishing to enter must make a character from the options below. We will start when we reach about 3-5 players. Read on if you are interested...
History In 2023 a large war between China, America and Russia left the world in tatters. The war started after developments in robotic technology reached the stage where robots became capable of making their own decisions, and therefore became perfect tools of destruction. America first invested in huge armies of robots and this after time caused China and Russia to start production too. All three countries felt the others were a threat and therefore they continued to build armies in defence. Eventually tension rose to the point where America sent a small group of robots disguised as humans to Russia as spies, but Russia found them and the world was launched into a nuclear war. Over time whole cities were turned to rubble and the worlds population was left at just 900 million. The war was never resolved as communication with the robot armies dropped one at a time and eventually America, China and Russia were left powerless. Despite the war not continuing things only got worse as the robot armies were now un-controllable and most of them saw humans as a threat. Humans were now left in a nuclear wasteland having to face the threat of robots, bandits, thirst, hunger and radiation.
Situation As you can probably guess you are going to fit into a group of survivors that is trying to survive the wasteland. You will need shelter, food, water, protection and to avoid radiation. I will play a character in the group and I will also guide you all along triggering certain events over time. I will decide when you can loot places and what you then find. What you do and how you survive is up to you. In any situation you will need to tell me what you wish to do and I will tell you the result (I will be fair). Same applies for combat. Different weapons and armour have different bonuses e.g. lots of damage or flexible. The stats will be displayed.
Character You will build your character form the list below choosing one thing from each section. What you choose will affect your adventure. You can give a description of what your character looks like and a bit of background story. Certain skills will boost the usefulness of certain weapons and armour. Of course don't forget a name!
Skills: Combat Master- skilled in most forms of combat. Needs a lot of food/water to stay alive. Tank- can take a surprising amount of damage. Slower in combat. Survivor- skilled in survival and needs less food/water. Less likely to find useful items. Scout- Full of pace and stamina perfect for running. Take extra radiation damage. Luck master- A lot more likely to find useful things. No real skills.
Weapons: Small knife- perfect for speedy attacks. Doesn't do much damage. Sledgehammer- deals lots of damage. Very slow. Sword- Not to slow not to weak. Need to be skilled to use. Steel bat- not likely to break. Not to fast or powerful. Shotgun- Very effective. Bullets are scarce and It may break easily.
Armour: Radiation suit- Take less radiation. No storage. Old Army uniform- built for war. It's seen better days. Heavy plated armour- Not gunna break through easy. Super slow. Robot techno armour- regenerates over time. Wont always work for a human. Running suit- Flexible. Weak.
I am almost like an vital NPC and I will help in combat but I can't die so I don't need skills, weapons or armour. Name: Atria Boom Background: Not much is known about me. Skills: None Armour: None: I am wearing a strange set of pulsating bands. Weapon- None: I have a pulsating sword
Name: Desmond Erickson Background: 28 year old man discharged from the military for insubordination turned to his survival skills when the country was decimated.Typically drifts around the wastelands and ruins of cities in search of supplies.Very ingenuitive, he can build just about anything out of nothing. Skills:Combat Master Armour:Old Army uniform worn under a large desert coat Weapon- Sword typically sheathed and worn on hip rather then back.
Well it could make the skill system unbalanced... but you can. (Just for Alex) Engineer- Has a better understanding of technology and can repair more effectively. Suffers from a lack of social skills and can lose out on possible interactions.
Ok we didn't reach the target number of people so I am going to start now. People can still join so try and get your friends involved. You both wake up still shaking from the bandit attack. The bandits took all your belongings apart from your weapons and armour before I rescued you and dragged you to the rubble of a fallen building. "Oh I see you are awake. Here both of you (I give you a bottle of water and three slices of crusty bread. It won't last long). It's not much but It's all I have. I found you being attacked by bandits and if it wasn't for me you would be dead right now." You both look around and see the dusty concrete rubble you are sitting in. "We have two options. We can either move out in search of food, water and shelter. Or we can hit the road that trails through the middle of town and head out to a more prosperous city. Either way it's going to be tough." Type your response soon and I will take a vote. Feel free to ask questions and you may uncover more of the story!
Right we shall set out in search of supplies and shelter. Hopefully it should keep us going. We all exit the rubble to be greeted by an orange sunset that is shining over half toppled buildings, cracked roads and abandoned cars. After about half an hour of searching we stumble across an old derelict robot factory. It's sign, which says Bartons, has half fallen off and has rusted. "well this is probably all we will find. It might be dangerous but it's our only hope. We all enter the building. One of you search the canteen and one of you search the robot floor. (First come first serve)
Name: Chris Ayeni Background: Escaped test subject for Project: Super Solider. Has no memories and is struglling to control his emotions. Skills: Extremely Agile and Quick. Sniper Specialist. Armour: Standard OST Armour Weapon: Currently a Stick
"Ok Desmond you check the Robot floor and be careful. Some of them may still be active. Alex you check the canteen." You both walk into your rooms to see not much but rubble.
The canteen is filled with smashed up tables and rotting food. There is one med pack that Alex grabs and puts in his stash. in the canteen there is also a large fridge that looks to be containing food and water. But it can't be opened by hand. You see a switch next to the fridge that you could flick. (this is a group decision and the contents will be shared.)
The robot floor is filled with many robot parts and some full robots that look in decent shape. Desmond walks over to a robot and sat on it's chest is an assault rife. It is quite old but looks to be in ok condition. Next to it is one full magazine of about 30 bullets. Ammo is scarce...