Fallout Universe History
The setting is set in a post-apocalyptic, retro-futuristic Washington, D.C. following the Great War between the U.S., China and other countries. The Great War was a conventional and nuclear war that occurred on October 23, 2077 which caused immense damage and destruction despite lasting only less than two hours. Before the Great War were the Resource Wars, during which the United Nations disbanded, a plague rendered the United States paranoid, and Canada was annexed.
In 3077 a hero, known as the Lone Wanderer, is a young inhabitant of Vault 101, a fallout shelter in the Washington, D.C. area. The vault has reportedly been sealed for 200 years, until the Wanderer's father, James, opens the only door to the outside world and disappears without any explanation. The Vault Overseer believes that the Lone Wanderer was involved in James' escape, and sends the vault's security force to arrest the Wanderer. This left the Wanderer with little choice but to follow James by escaping the vault, with the hope of locating James and finding out why he left.
Abandoned to rust, decay, and creeping vegetation, monuments from before the Great War still stand amidst the ruins of Washington, D.C.: the Capitol Building, the Jefferson Memorial and the battered remains of the Washington Monument; this desolate area is known as the Capital Wasteland. A central hub of civilization in the ruins of the former capital is Rivet City, based in and around the remains of an aircraft carrier carried far inland and beached by a catastrophic tidal wave whose waters have long since receded. Other large settlements include the towns of Megaton, Canterbury Commons, Big Town, Arefu, Tenpenny Tower and Paradise Falls. Movement between towns is done on foot through the wastes. In the Metro area rubble blocks the streets, but one can use the DC Metro tunnels. The Brotherhood of Steel community is stationed in the Citadel built in the ruins of the pre-War Pentagon. The mysterious Mister Burke and his employer, Allistair Tenpenny, send the Wanderer on a mission of sabotage and destruction in the town of Megaton. But it is super mutants, who since emerging from their refuges have waged an unceasing war against humans to invade their territory and the Enclave - the self-styled inheritors of the power of the United States government - under the leadership of their new President John Henry Eden and his ruthless second-in-command Colonel Augustus Autumn. All of which the Wanderer defeated in order to provide clear drinking water to the Washington area, even with the death of his father.
One hundred years later the lone Wanderer is dead, and the water purification system is up and running. But it is no longer free to the Wasteland. It is controlled by the Enclave's new Power Trooper and Science Division (P.T.S.D). The Enclave has eliminated all BOS resistance in the surrounding area. Or so they believe. They have set their sights on any vaults in the area. Starting with vault 101, then 102 and 103. Once they find a vault they launch a nuke down through the front door and eliminate all of it's inhabitants. It is rumored only one vault remains in the DC Metro Area.
Located under the Manhattan River and accessible only through ghoul infested sewer pipes is vault 113. The current vault's population is receding fast. Due to genetic mutation and lack of proper food. But it has one saving grace. It holds the last remaining G.E.C.K known across the land. Out of the 40 residents of the vault, the Overseer has chosen the last remaining of his children. Five in total to take the G.E.C.K. and venture forth into the wasteland. Their mission to take the G.E.C.K to the Mojave and meet someone named "The Courier" on the Strip. This should start the world to rebuild itself.
OOC GM and Game Info
I am looking for 5 people. I will be keeping apps open for one month. You may apply with one character and one character only. Everyone will be playing young adults of the age of 21 who are escaping their vault. The game is going to encompass 3 phases.
Everyone will start as a level 1 character. I will be accepting the five characters who I think fit the theme the best. Character Creation info will be on the Recruitment ad page.
FAQ & Comments
Is the Trait "Four Eyes" Allowed? Which gives your character a -1 Perception Special Penalty without glasses on, but a +1 Perception Bonus with glasses on.
Yes it is.
What books are allowed from the http://www.paforge.com/fallout.html website, during character creation?
Your only allowed use of the core rulebook. While the other sourcebooks will be used for backup or secondary characters. Once you have entered the Capital Wasteland. But use the information on the forums and what is in the core rulebook in order to create your character.