Neo-Victorian Post-Apocalypse? (Interest Check)
((OOC is posted. You can find it here))
The idea of this is to have a Victorian Era RP with more of a post-apocalypse steampunk feel. I'm presently working out all the kinks, but I would like to know if anyone would like to join?
Presently, the setting is confined to Great Britain, namely London. It can, and possibly will, expand. It wouldn't be unfeasible to add in the Eastern United States at a later time. I have the year set at 1859 in my head, so it's pre-Civil War; slavery is still a thing, but there are also mythical races (Elves, Dwarves, etc) that either stick to their homeland areas (forests, caves, secluded islands...) but occasionally venture into human lands. (I plan on expanding on this if a couple more people take interest)
If anyone has a good example for a character sheet that isn't too horribly in-depth (personality, molecular detail optional), I would love to see it ^^
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Also, it wouldn't be out of the question to add Eastern Europe, but further east (Russia, Japan, etc) may be a little too expansive for right now. Not to say we can't add them, but I don't want to have such a huge world that it scares people (like me... :P)
((Italicized text indicates edits I made due to expanding on the story, or changing information from what I originally posted))
To go a little more in-depth for the setting...
In the summer of 1846, Great Britain is thriving under the expansion of steam-powered technology, and holds the world's largest militarized airship fleet. They also possess the largest standing military on the planet.
However, the every day citizens are suffering from the smog-filled air, with many dying in the streets daily. The upper echelon of the political structure [i.e, the king and his parliament] pay the citizenry no mind, and, as the major cities become less and less livable, the populace begins to revolt. Riots become more and more common, often repressed through violence. Eventually, the fiefdom begins to hire mercenaries from other countries to quell the rising tide of the populace demanding revolution.
After a ten-year struggle, Great Britain's power structure collapses, and a new king is instated. To deal with the citizens, he appoints a Prime Minister and attempts to level out the industrial plant's pollution so the people can live without fear of dying from disease.
It is now 1859, three years after the end of the English Riots. Seizing the opportunity to conquer a land that's fallen from grace, Prussia (Germany) declares war on Great Britain, occupying most of the country.
The heroes (PCs) start in London, July 1859, spared from the massacre. Most, if not all, weapons have been seized by the Prussian Military, but spies and freedom fighters seek to undermine the occupation and restore their once Great Homeland.