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Old 06-15-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
TheOneRonin
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Default Re: Private Game for Jericho Group - Zombie Apocalypse [OOC]

Setting Information
The game will be set in late summer, 2017 on Earth. The characters will start at or near St. Augustine, Florida, USA, but have the potential to end up just about anywhere. Game time will begin roughly 2 months or so after the start of the "Apocalypse", but the characters themselves have been mostly removed from the events over the past 2 months.
The "Event" happened somewhere around 2 months prior to the start of the game.
The characters were "out of pocket" when the "Event" happened, and did not return to civilization until a few weeks prior to the start of the game. At this point, they don't have the whole picture of what has happened, how widespread it is, or even that there are "zombies". The first few IC and OOC posts will establish those details.
There is a single story element that tied all of the PCs together BEFORE the "Event" happened. You aren't all besties or anything, but you all know each other and have "something" that connects all of you together.
At the start of the game, the characters are all running very short on resources and will have to leave their "hiding spot" if they want to survive. Don't pick any equipment when you round out your character...there are story reasons for that will make clear once we get started.


Some core things in this game:

SURVIVAL: This is going to be about finding and managing supplies...everything from drinking water to bullets. This also means finding secure shelters, clothing, and other items required to survive.

DEALING WITH ZOMBIES: This is a given, but will be a core part of the game. Whether running from, fighting through, or using them to your advantages, there will be lots and lots of zombies, and they will generally make just about everything more difficult for the players.

DEALING WITH PEOPLE: This is probably going to be the most complex and, I think, the most rewarding part of the game. How does the party deal with other people? Do you save/rescue as many as you can? Do you leave them to their fates to improve your own odds of survival? Do you steal their stuff? How do you deal with the old, the sick, and children? Do you ally just with the strong or with the meek as well?
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