Deathlands - d20 Apocalypse

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Deathlands - d20 Apocalypse

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D20 Modern
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So, how would you like to be you, if the world were to end?

I imagine you wouldn't, at least not in a post-apocalyptic nightmare world. C'mon though, I know a bunch of you are raring to pit yourselves against the worst I have to offer.

A mystery plague with no logic to its effects. Mutations affecting those around you, seemingly without cause. Being one of the few humans left as survivors on a broken world that has become almost completely empty.

What happened? Are you alone? Are there others out there? Are there explanations? Will you have the opportunity to explore any of these questions when you're not spending your time surviving?

We'll see. Together. Because that's all that we can really do now, isn't it? It's just you, me, and us against the end of the world.

Bring your A game.

Game Description:

STORYOn the morning of January 20, 2008 the Cold War ended. Not because of peace or conquest, but for a very horrifying reason. Numbers are sketchy, but local communities estimate that on that fateful morning, almost everyone just... died. Instantly, with no suffering. No cause of death could be found, not that there was an extensive search during the mass hysteria following. A good many of those who hadn't died outright began to change, although many were driven off before these changes could threaten any of the survivors. The rest of the world was left to take what was left and try to survive.

GAME MASTERI'm Aiden. I've been doing a fair bit of PC gaming on here, mostly with D&D 3.5e, but I've been branching out with Star Wars Saga and d20. I've DMed a bunch of games in real life, and am looking forward to DMing something interesting on here too! Looking forward to working with some awesome players! :3

CHARACTER CREATIONBooks Permitted: d20 Modern, d20 Apocalypse
Books Tentatively Permitted: d20 Future, d20 Weapons Locker
Level: 1 - You've been a survivor for a little while, maybe a year. You live in what now passes for the city of New Arconia, which is essentially in a physical location similar to Arizona.
Ability Points: 6m5d6v2 or 35 point buy. If roll is below 35 point buy, use 35 point buy instead. You can swap out a higher point buy valued roll for a 35 point buy that you have control over, but no bonuses are received due to the high value of a roll.
Wealth: (4d10 + Wealth Bonus from Profession) * 2 TUs (Must all be spent at character creation or lost. Please familiarize yourself with the TU system in d20 Apocalypse.)
HP: Full HP at Level 1.
Technology Level: Effectively PL 5

- Any equipment that would be considered Military grade in the d20 System is not permitted at first level, nor are heavy weapons.
- Cash is mildly flexible if you can make a case for it. If you want a car but don't have enough cash to afford it, I will touch base with you on this and figure stuff out.
- Windfall is not permitted. The Profession skill has no effect in this world. Characters do not gain wealth increases at level-up.
- I'm very much against Mutations at this point, at least at first level.
- I have no intention of including mystical powers of any kind at this stage.
- I'm open to a lot of things, if even for the sake of character, just ask first. As things need to be added to the game description, I will add them.
- Please keep in mind that the more I have to work to believe that your character is an average person who just happened to survive the disaster, the less likely you are to be accepted. Keep this in mind with all aspects of the character, including what they posess, how they act, and what powers they have.

GAME DETAILSPlayers: 5-6
Application Due Date: 6:00pm EST, October 11th, 2009
As per MythWeaver's rules, all rolling is to be done in the Roll Thread. Please post all applications in the Application Thread.
Feel free to ask any questions about the game or the character creation process here.

APPLICATIONSMake sure you include the following:
  • PERSONALITY - How do you respond to your environment? People? Animals? Stress? The cataclysm?
  • APPEARANCE - How do you look? What do you wear? Is your hair messy? Are your eyes crooked?
  • HISTORY - What's your life been like so far? How did it change when everyone up and died? How have you coped?
  • POSITIVES - What makes you a valuable addition to a group? What are your skills?
  • NEGATIVES - What makes you a pain in the butt to deal with? What quirks or bad habits do you have? I want at least one from everybody.
  • THE INFO - All the pertinent details. Character sheet and anything else you find pertinent.

Current Applications:
Legend: CS = Character Sheet, P = Personality, A = Appearance, H = History, (+) = Positives, (-) = Negatives
What is listed in each status is what each applicant still needs to fill out!

akela122301 - Justin Sampson - Fast / Adventurer - STATUS: Application completed.
Mariel - Annabelle Jackson - Smart / Rural - STATUS: Application completed.
Crossroad - Jeremiah Rook - Smart / Entrepreneur - STATUS: Application completed.
The Taio Show - Leo Rook - Dedicated / EMS - STATUS: Application completed.
ShadowStalker - Alexander 'Zander' Carlen Hughes - Fast / Adventurer - STATUS: Application completed.
assassinodechristo - Barsidius Jack - Fast / Blue Collar - STATUS: Application completed.
nighthawk07 - Aaron Carlson - Strong / Athlete - STATUS: Application completed.
Zeruel - Ethan Cross - Fast / Adventurer - STATUS: Application completed.
Solar Burner - Cooper Blackland - Fast / Athlete - STATUS: Application completed.
Golden_Crow - Damien Winters - Smart / Unknown - STATUS: Application completed.
triarchic - Mouse? - Unknown - STATUS: Application completed.

Completed Applications: 9

Last edited by Aiden; Oct 2 '09 at 5:13am..
About the picture bit. All I could find was

I can easily change my appearance to be like this since I was aiming somewhat in that direction. (BTW, I hope it's ok that I'm using an anime image since I have some slight trouble with relating to other kind of images.)

Solar Burner: I'll admit, I missed that. If there's a mistake due to prerequisites on the sheets, I'll be a good sport about it and not assume you were trying to cheat the system.

Assassinodechristo: While party balance isn't going to be a Huge Deal in this campaign, you are more than welcome to swap your character concept to suit. I won't demand it, nor will I necessarily find a balanced group 'better off' than one with, say, all Fast Heroes. Sure, you'll be SOL in some circumstances, but there will be Other Ways to handle things.

And yes, all of the X / Ys are such that X is a class and Y is an occupation.

Golden_Crow: That works fine for me, and I completely understand not being to relate to 'real pictures'. Don't worry too much if the appearance doesn't 100% match your concept, I'm more interested in you having the 'feel' of the character captured in an image. Like I said, it's non-essential, but adds to the flavor.

Eh, assassino would have figured it out eventually...

Also Aiden, I forgot to ask you something.

Well I bought some Cheer Food in the form of ciggarettes at half the listed price, would it be impossible for it to use this formula instead of the normal one?

One cigg = +1 to rolls and checks for 10 minutes. Instead of the whole thing for 12 hours. To me this seems reasonable since I'm a smoker myself. But you are the final arbiter on this.

P.S One pack for 2 TU containing 20 ciggarettes.

Golden_Crow: I'll have to admit I missed this portion of d20 Apocalypse. I'm going to rule (unfortunately) that it has not been long enough following the apocalypse that Cheer Food would provide that bonus. Also, Cheer Food is designed to be items that depend on a decadent society. While candy bars and soda cans are damn hard to find 50 years after everyone has died, tobacco can be farmed and processed as a hobby, and thus should be reasonably available.

Originally Posted by Golden_Crow View Post
Also Aiden, I forgot to ask you something.

Well I bought some Cheer Food in the form of ciggarettes at half the listed price, would it be impossible for it to use this formula instead of the normal one?
Wait, are we buying food at half TUs? Did I miss something? Do I have more TUs to spend?

Mariel: No, there's no reductions in TU spent on certain items. Depending on how I set the game up, we may do a bit of rearranging of TUs (like if certain folks with skills have integrated themselves into the community and trade their services for food), but until I make my selection, that isn't going to be included in the arrangements.

Ok, so how much will ciggarettes cost? (If anything at all.)

Golden_Crow: Each pack of cigarettes is worth 4 TU. Keep in mind that it's highly likely that it will be easy to obtain these later on as you happen upon stashes and locations in game, as well as trading and bartering services for goods.

Alrighty. I'll take that pack anyway since I don't want my expert scavenger to start without something he is addicted to.

Oh yeah, I'm also voluntarily taking a -1 to Diplomacy when he's not had a smoke for 12 hours. It's all in the details that makes the character.

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