Survival in a Zombified World
I've been watching the Walking Dead since the first episode and love this show immensely. It is not due to the special effects in creating the zombies, although they are special. For me, it is the character development and interaction. How the characters react to the horrific situations they are placed in, is the best part of that show and is, in my opinion the reason it has such a high viewer rating.
This past season displayed a heightened level of tension between the survivors in the prison and a new group of survivors in a walled town known as Woodbury. Both sides were pretty well equipped. The people of Woodbury were more numerous and included more children and older people. The people at the prison were smaller in number but had garnered more experience in fighting zombies and were considered hardened veterans in the realm of fighting zombies. That is not to say there weren't a few hardened veterans in Woodbury too.
I am interested in creating an original RP that recreates the tension between the two groups of survivors. I am looking for characters who are quirky, different and hardened after living a year and a half in a world overrun by walking corpses. The Zombie Apocalypse isn't starting shortly after the Opening Post (OP), it started almost two years ago. The characters you create have grown accustomed to the world they live in. They may be just arriving at the prison or in the case of this RP, Patriot Place.
As a contributor to this RP, you will have the choice of starting in one of three different places. The first is what is left of MCI Cedar Junction at Walpole (Massachusetts Correctional Institution). Similar to The Walking Dead, the survivor group there had recently cleared most if not all of the cell blocks of the prison. There may be a few locations inside the prison remaining infested with zombies. There are definitely groups of walkers roaming the woods and residential areas around the prison.
The second starting location is Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA. Today, this is the home of the New England Patriots NFL team. There is a hotel and several retail shops including a movie theater and an urgency care medical center owned and operated by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. A wrought Iron gate separates Patriot's Place from Route 1, but the backside is open. For the RP, we'll assume sheets of corrugated steel, wrecked cars and other obstacles have been placed around the perimeter to provide some protection from the walkers or "outsiders".
The third starting place, is for those individuals who want to RP as newcomers to one of the other two starting points. They may be walking along Route 1 or Route 1A in Foxboro or Walpole or simply cutting through the woods of Norfolk.
The character you will be playing is you. Afterall, you could be a survivor of the Zombie Apocalypse. It is just a roll of the dice on who survives. I'm looking for real people and you are about as real as they come. But I also want people who's personalities may have been altered by existing in this horrific environment. To retain the relative sheen of anonymity we all appreciate on an online forum, you will create a new name. The starting date will be in 2014 or 2015 so you will be a few years older than you are now. As you write your CS, you will be permitted to make three lies about you or your past and you don't have to tell anyone what those three lies are. Only you will know.