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..
ShadowStalker: Maybe, but you'd need the Archaic Weapons feat to use that effectively (I think). You also need to be reasonably mobile, at least to start. Outline your character concept a little more first so I can make a better assessment.

Crossroad: Yeah, I was thinking about that. I'll figure out some house rules for usage and what kits need to be resupplied and how. I may not have time to do that while I'm at work, but I'll put in a House Rules section in the forums.

Okay, so you know: I edited my application, added some to the background to reflect Justin's attitude after the wave of death.

akela122301: Awesome. Thanks for the update.

Please remember, everyone, that there are specific requirements at the head of the Application Thread. I didn't copy them in the game thread, but I will do so now. It seems good to make sure everyone's aware.

Hey there, just a quick note--the character's name is Annabelle Jackson, not Mariel.

Now why in the world would I... Apparently my fingers' Sleight of Hand check beat my eyes' Spot check. >_> Corrected!

Future Applicants: Someone please make a Charismatic, or take the Celebrity or Law Enforcement as occupation. Why? Because Diplomacy can get you better barter rates!

Shooting people in the face or threatening them with immolation is also a good way to get a discount, at least in my experience.

I'll be going with a cocky, Anarchist-type, Freerunning sniper.

EDIT: Would it be at all possible for me to swap some skills around? Fast Hero gives me just about everything I need, with the exception of one very important skill: Climb. Would it be at all possible for me to swap out either Drive or Pilot or Ride for Climb?

Also, in the off chance that I am not happy with my rolls, can I use PB instead?

Zeruel: I'm going to say yes to the character style, no to swapping out skills, and no to the using PB instead of rolls. Point buy will give you spreads of anywhere from 16,16,16,10,10,9 to 14,14,14,14,14,13 (or others, if you want to leave some stats average, like 18,16,11,10,10,10). On the other hand, the die roller has so far produced a 54PB, a 46PB, a 39PB, two 38PB, and a 28PB that didn't end up getting used anyways.

Also, since the world is still (mostly) intact, Climb isn't as important as you think it might be.


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