I'm looking for a couple of characters to add to our group. A few players had to bow out before we really got going, but now the game is afoot and I'd like to get a few more in. I'll be able to work new characters in at the first available opportunity.
The game is set in The Fertile Crescent region of Darwin's World (by RPGObjects), using the d20 Modern rules, along with a few house rules.
The original game ad can be found here
The Premise Of The Game
Everyone wants to believe that the Ancients left behind treasure troves of power and knowledge. Some say that they lay hidden throughout the Fertile Crescent waiting to be brought to bear by those with the courage and knowledge to use them; or at least those crazy enough to try! One such potential motherlode has recently been discovered. The town near the site has begun the transformation into a boomtown, and just about every faction in the region wants to know what's behind “door number one”. Enter your group. You'll be working for the city of Bastion in an attempt to find out what's inside the vault and get it for the good guys, or destroy it.
About The Game
The Fertile Crescent region is like the poster child for environmental collateral damage. It didn't suffer the kind of direct attacks that the rest of the country did, and no one yet knows why. It is, however, suffering the proverbial “death by a thousand cuts”. Radioactive storms continue to leave behind their poison. The region's climate and ecology have changed. Forced evolution has played it's hand here as elsewhere. The handiwork of the Ancient's still lingers in the survivors even generations after their demise. And their tools, their weapons, their... magic, all remain in some way, shape, or form.
Expect to see several of your post-apocalyptic tropes throughout the course of the game. Some factions embody them. For example: The Highwaymen, descendants of a state police remnant remind me of Mad Max - powerful folks in powerful cars patrolling the roads; or The Learned and Geek Squad factions serving as your eggheads in the region. Of course you have your raiders and mutants, tribals, and vault dwellers. While not too gonzo like Gamma World, some things from Gamma World will find their way into the game. I hope there is something for everyone!
What all of this means is that while the game is post-apocalyptic, it won't be quite as bleak as you would expect. Oh, don't misunderstand me; there are dangerous denizens, environmental hazards, and no shortage of the need to scavenge for the essentials, but initially you will have what you need to get started.
I think that the slow nature of play-by-post gaming almost requires that the players have something to look forward to in order to keep their interest. With that in mind, I'll be using a freeform experience system to advance the characters a bit quicker than you would expect so that you can see your character grow, as well as a few other character development options described in my primer (see Character Creation below)
Check out this
thread in our game forum. It's all there.
I'm looking for 2 characters that think they have what it takes to bring order to the chaos of the post-Fall world. I don't expect everyone to have all of the Darwin's World material (even though I am a big fan of RPGObjects and would love to see them get some support because of this game).
Post an interest here and follow it up with a concept. From there you and I can hash out the details. I'll start a thread in our game forum for each applicant to develop a character. The game has pretty much started, but I'll work in new characters as soon as the opportunity presents itself in-game.
Characters begin play at 3rd level. Initially I'm looking for:
Mutant or non-mutant?:
The Twisted Earth is rife with violence and hardship. In the last days of The Final War, all manner of atrocities were committed and all of the stops were pulled out as the world's nations used every despicable weapon in their arsenals to destroy their enemies. In the United States, the government even unleashed the fury of it's weapons of mass destruction against some of it's own cities to stem the tide of invasion. Technological horrors unseen before or since rained down from the heavens bringing fire, poison, and plague. The earth shuddered, and mankind was broken.
Now, generations have passed, and mankind has once again clambered to the fore, only this time he is not alone. Mutants and monsters created by the tools of the ancients share the realm, and they intend to thrive.
Strangely, the Fertile Crescent was spared the level of devastation wrought on the rest of the land. Lying haphazardly between the blasted, irradiated ruins of the east coast and the desolate wastelands of the west, The Fertile Crescent region may be the single best hope for reestablishing some semblance of civilization after the long downward spiral that mankind has endured since The Fall.
Of course, that would require heroes...
There are several factions responsible for the underlying power-struggle taking place in The Fertile Crescent. Some of them have allied with one another, but most have an ulterior motive unknown to their compatriots. At the center of the conflict is the battle over the most precious resource on The Twisted Earth: water. More specifically, clean water.
The cities of Bastion and Purity, longtime neighbors and one-time allies, have severed their ties over Bastion's breaking of Purity's monopoly on clean water. In their anger, Purity has allowed itself to fall in with ideological enemies of Bastion in the form of The White Knights, the dominant group of Troy and spreaders of anti-mutant sentiment.
While the drums of war grow steadily louder throughout the Fertile Crescent, both sides seek the means to end the conflict on the winning side, and all around them skulk those waiting to pick the bones of the fallen. If war can be averted, mankind may finally pick itself up and begin the arduous process of building a new future.