The OOC Thread
It has been a few months since the outbreak of the zombie virus. Since then, all has fallen to Hell. The virus spread like wildfire among the populace. Within weeks what had once been the great United States of America, had become nothing. The government ultimately destroyed itself in the end. With no governing party or authority telling the population what to do, they slowly died off. By the time winter had begun, the majority of the population was gone. And now the winter has come. The frigid winter temperatures have chilled anything and everything to the bone. With the winter comes the unpredictability of the amount of snow. This year a new blanket of snow greets a person every morning. The birds have already flown south, save for a few unlucky ones. And most animals are now in hibernation. Solid sheets of ice cover all bodies of water, and many of the city streets. The occasional winter rain works it's way every few weeks. The low temperatures cause cars to stall and fail. Hypothermia is rampant in those who are unwilling to bundle for the season. The Minnesota winters have always been brutal, now add a new variable.
The living dead.
The General Idea
Welcome to the zombie apocalypse! This Roleplay will be taking place in The Walking Dead universe but with a new cast of characters. Considering the outbreak began before the winter there will be a few months of character back ground that will involve the apocalypse. The difference between this story and the canon story is that this takes place in northern Minnesota and begins in the winter. It will also be an episodic
Roleplay. Some people may have an idea of what I mean by episodic and others may not. I will explain what I mean when I say episodic and how it will work. I've GM'ed my fair share of zombie Roleplays and the thing most of them lacked was a story that could be drawn out long enough without a time skip. The fix to that there will be periodic time skips at the end of a section of the plot ("episode") which will bring the cast of characters to a next part of the story. This will create two ways for people to post with their characters. The first would be the option for posting unrelated to the plot but related to the group or individual character story. The second would be (and this would be for people who are having trouble thinking of something to post but also a way to keep things interesting) posting in relation to the plot. When the next part of the story begins there will be a summary of what happened during the time between. There will also be a part for people to explain what their characters were doing during this time. Sometimes the time skip will be a few weeks and maybe two or three months. The plan is to make the plot accessible, and always moving, but also keep the time skips fluid enough for people to be able to continually write as if the time skip was just another part of their characters story and they can move on.
This will also help push the story forward, as well as giving people things to post about. Hopefully having an episodic story will help create longevity for this Roleplay. The plan would be to hopefully have this last a very long time. That means that there would need to be a cast of characters that can help create internal conflict. This means that there will be little room for dull-everyday Joe's or ex-Marine Gun Manufacturing Do-it-all Tom's. Sure, there will be some ex-military characters but if that is the case, I am looking for more of the regular soldier than the Special Forces Operator. The character sheet will definitely be of a decent size and require some work, but that'll be to help weed out unwanted characters.
I think that covers all of it, well except for the actual location of the characters. Two Harbors, Minnesota
. This city and surrounding woodland will be the initial setting for the story and where all of the characters begin. Duluth is a popular vacation spot in Minnesota. If 40-60% of the characters were there during the outbreak for vacation, that would be acceptable. I would also assume that the rest of the characters would also have been living in Minnesota, passing through, or purposely heading north to avoid the walkers.
Now that covers it all. I'd like to see some interest and maybe some questions.