The Walking Dead: Pack Mentality OOC Thread
'There's us and the Dead; we survive this by pulling together!'
- Rick Grimes
It's been a little over a week since the outbreak began. Nobody knows how it began, but that seems hardly relevant anymore; whether it be a virus, or a plague sent by God, the only thing that matters now is survival. Resistance didn't last very long once the outbreak reached full-scale; for every loss we had, the numbers of the undead only grew, with each passing hour. It didn't take long for every major populated area to become over-run, and within the first week, the undead outnumbered the living. We all have one goal in this world; survival.
You're alive, that's all that matters. How you've made it this far, or what you've had to do to survive, that's irrelevent; you're alive. Your family, your friends, they're dead; maybe not today, but someday soon. We're all dead, it's just a matter of waiting. And when we die, we become them, the Walkers. We've all done things we're not proud of... things that we would have never dreamed of doing in the world as it use to be. But that's just it; the world isn't what it use to be; it belongs to the dead now.
We're a small group, barely surviving. Its only been a week since the outbreak went full scale, and the military began to fall to the Walkers. You and your group found yourselves together, and whether you like it or not, your survival now depends on the people around you. And this is where our story begins; you, and your fellow survivors, driving down an abandoned country road somewhere in Georgia, US, in a scavenged school bus. You've barely managed the first week, and the road ahead is long and painful. Because we all know how this will end, because sooner or later, we all die. And when we die, we become another one of the undead. We are the walking dead now, it's just a matter of time.
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Here is the OOC Thread for The Walking Dead: Pack Mentality Roleplay. Here we can discuss aspects of the Roleplay, and you can submit your character sheets for approval. Above is a brief introduction to the Roleplay; the real story will develop as we progress and our story unfolds. The Roleplay is going to centre largely on character development, and survival through working together. We will begin as nothing more then a group of survivors, using an abandoned school bus as their home, heading away from the city of Atlanta to find safety. It is one week since the outbreak began, and with most of the military overrun, we're going to struggle to find anywhere safe. Below, you can make your character sheet and submit it. You can have one primary character, and up to two NPC characters, but a character sheet must be submitted for all, so others know how to have your characters act in their posts. If your primary character dies, you are free to make another or move one of your NPC's to your primary character, it's completely up to you.
Morality: (Please state how your character would react to the following hypothetical situations, giving brief answers.)
-Your survivor is leading a group of a few friends and family, and you're all on the verge of starving to death. You know of another some group with plenty of supplies, but they are unlikely to share. What do you do?
-Your best friend was bit, but they insist they are okay. What do you do?
-A small group depends on you to survive, but you get bitten, and have at best a few hours before you turn. How do you spend your last few hours?
-You have a strong holdout, with just enough supplies for your group. Another group finds you, and asks to be let inside your holdout. What do you do?
Role: (What role would your character be most suited to in the group? Scavenger? Doctor? Fighter? Any other that you might want to pick)
Equipment: (Be realistic, you can find the better stuff along the way)
Character History: (What your character did, up until they met the group)
Post it below for approval, with any questions you might have.
As this Roleplay will centre around survival, I will continuously post the state of our groups supplies, depending on what our characters find. Here will be the initial supplies, which will diminish rather quickly:
-Three days worth of food, if carefully rationed.
-A couple days worth of bottled water, aswell as a few cans of soda and alcohol.
-An abandoned school bus, which our characters use to travel.
-One tank of fuel.
-Whatever weapons or equipment your character has with them in your character sheet (Will be edited once I've seen the character sheets).
-No medical supplies.
This list is subject to change, it's only a rough draft right now.
Here are the rules of the Roleplay:
1) All forum rules apply to this Roleplay.
2) I expect a casual-advanced level of writing, but I will take quality over quantity.
3) Please be realistic; you aren't going to be able to take on all the Walkers on your own, so write accordingly.
4) No using the word 'Zombie' in your posts; some other options are 'Walkers', 'Geeks', 'Undead', 'Dead', or basically anything but the 'Z' word.
5) While it is fine to have your character go off and explore on their own, don't spend too long away from the group, or they will move on without you.
6) Expect people to die; thats just how 'The Walking Dead' is.
7) More may be added.