THe GaME Is A dAMnED MeaT GRINDER!!!
Players should be prepared for their characters to DIE
(survival may be possible... but not for everyone)
On June 21, 2025, at 12:00 noon EST
An inexplicable and devastating anomaly called "The Turning" struck the world without warning.
AT ONCE, around 90% of each species on Earth fell dead without any known cause.
Humans... Birds... Fish... Cows... Insects... Trees... Mushrooms... EVERYTHING!!
THEY ALL JUST DIED.
At the same time, all forms of AC and DC electricity ceased to function
Lights... Running Water... Batteries... Phones... Satellites... ALL OF IT.
Panic set in immediately among those left alive and the world burned in crazed pandemonium.
Half of the human survivors didn't make it through the first Winter.
After the initial devastation and ensuing chaos,
a very small fraction of survivors began experiencing bizarre anomalies in themselves.
Their appearances began changing, sometimes drastically, and many developed strange and powerful abilities.
In some places, these people became known as "The Corrupted"...
If the world weren't in enough turmoil already, this new development certainly added fuel to the fire.
Fear and prejudice ran rampant. Corrupted and non-corrupted humans, alike, began banding together
into groups and factions with others of similar natures and interests.
One faction, whose people found a common interest in their zealous hatred for The Corrupted grew
larger and faster than any others. They quickly spread to other cities and established themselves as
the dominant force in the Western U.S.
This faction calls itself, "The People of the Real Earth" or simply "The PURE".
The PURE believes the world will return to normal only when
all of The Corrupted are completely exterminated.
They hunt and kill The Corrupted wherever they can be found.
It has been almost two years since The Turning.
In Tucson, Arizona, like most places,
the dead still lay where they fell, now in various stages of decomposition.
Bodies, both whole and mutilated litter the streets and buildings.
They stare, marble-eyed, from vehicles lining roadways and alleys.
They lay doubled over keyboards and desks, in office buildings and in schoolhouses.
Some lay in half-burnt piles, where folks thought to be rid of
them, only to have lost heart, eventually abandoning the daunting task.
At one moment, they were all just people, living their lives, thinking about
plans and deadlines, and talking among themselves about
some curious or frivolous intrigue.
In the next moment they weren't but macabre, petrified monuments to a fast-forgotten legacy.
It has become a quiet world of imminent threats from
roving gangs, desperate individuals, and diminishing resources.
Groundwater wells have become a precious resource in the desert, where
it is hot and dry, and they are closely guarded.
The PURE's most zealous and elite soldiers patrol the streets at all hours.
You and a small group of other Corrupted have taken up
refuge in a house, less than a mile from the Downtown area.
Some of you have been holed up there for days, awaiting the arrival of the others.
Each of you was beckoned from near or far by a "calling" of some kind.
You hear it clearly but do not quite know what it is.
Since it began, just a few months before, you have felt connected to one another, even
over great distances.
You see one another in your dreams.
You've been urged and prompted by this calling... to travel to this place... to come together at this time.
It is a binding, to a common fate...
and a heralding of a rising darkness.
It is a summoning to a terrible and wrathful vengeance.
ABOUT THE GAME
💀 I'm inviting 4-6 players to join me for a sandbox-style apocalypse survival game, set in modern times.
💀 I believe a unique and irreplaceable quality in role-playing games arises when players legitimately think they might die at any moment. (Think Dead Souls) My objective is to make a game that is DEADLY and which perhaps carries an element of fear and suspense at all times, while hopefully remaining both playable and enjoyable.
I realize one may develop certain unfavorable "feelings" for a DM who so recklessly
slaughters their beloved characters.
So, should yours meet such a fate, I only ask that you remember that it's nothing personal...
It's merely CARNAGE!!!