The Last Among Us
"There's a reckoning a-comin'
And it burns beyond the grave,
There's lead inside my belly 'cause my soul has lost it's way"
- Blood on my name
This will be based on the game known as 'The Last of Us', though it will have a different concept when it comes down to the nitty-gritty. All in all I feel that as a fair warning; there will be no cannon. This will include a zombie infested, crazed madmen filled, and downright gory survival RP. If this put's you off, I'm sorry, but this is reality in any post apocalyptic world. The Last of Us, for those of you who are not familiar, is based upon a fungi of the name "Cordyceps" if lucky enough to become the host to this strange fungus, it will inevitably encase itself around your brain; run through your blood stream, and cause you to lose your mind. This, was what caused the apocalypse. Now, as traditional zombie stories go, you can still get infected by a bite, though a scratch will not affect you. The way for it to spread will only be if it can get into the person's bloodstream, otherwise, they will be fine.
There are two main factions of people left, however there is a split in between the two, these people eventually join these groups in the sake of survival and or a cure. Or, if they feel better alone; or in a group of their own, then they can remain a Survivor
: This group still believe's humanity can be saved, and are searching for a cure. Be mindful, they will do anything
to get it..
: This group is one that many have reverted to, not many believe in a cure, or they don't see a reason to anymore. This is where they end up. Hunter's will do anything
for their survival.
This group are those either choose to be alone, or who are looking for salvation within the other's. Either way, they normally know how to put up a good fight, and are not too quickly to act, but are more of the strategist. They will do anything
to find a place in the apocalypse. Or make one.
In this RP, the two groups listed above will be the main factions. However, they are always on the move, and unless you started in a miniature group of your own... You're screwed (Unless you have experience fending off a horde of infected....). Now, this RP will take place in the United States, in Boston, MA (As it did in the original game). Character's will need to rest, and eat, and other junk. Keep in mind, this is a realistic RP of a post apocalyptic world. It will take place in the year of 2024, about 10 years after the initial outbreak of Cordyceps.
In "The Last Among Us"
, you will be presented with real- life scenarios, and challenges to overcome. (It can't all be sunshine and daisies in an apocalypse now can it?) These decision's will affect how you progress, and could quite literally, kill you. Now, I will not allow any "I'm a marine, I get to head-shot anything that get's in my way!" bullshit. I understand that this is possible, but seeing as a majority of people don't quite understand the concepts of guns, and barely can swing a bat; they somehow survive in every goddamn zombie movie. That said, this is all about character development, (No, I'm not doing this to be mean) and also connections. The options of a starting character will include anything that wouldn't be too out there, small shop owner, doctor, nurse, veterinarian, spaceman(woman), show host, news reporter, video game creator... The list will include cop, however he shall not be a godmoded epic zombie shredder.
As a bonus, awards will be given out to those who have earned them. However, they vary, and are very hard to achieve. Skill's will also be awarded, they too are hard to get, but are possible nonetheless.
SURVIVOR BOARD/ MISSION LIST:
This is where the fun begin's. In towns that aren't completely zombie infested, or mission based, there will be a survivor board. These board's will contain a mission that you can choose to do, or not. However, the reward is well worth the risk. Reward's for these missions will include food, blankets, cloth, medkits, any necessity that will be needed. Seeing as you can't carry a full suitcase with you everywhere, you will have a limited inventory, and your inventory will thin... Supplies will not last forever, even blankets will start to get holes in them, food will rot if not eaten. Oh, and campfires? The smoke can alert enemies... Be careful. To clarify, stealing is entirely possible. As long as you have skill in doing so, and can take the penalty if one should arise. However, if you are brave enough to scrounge around a deserted building/home/ etc.. Then perhaps you will find whatever it is you seek. BE WARNED: Not everyone is afraid to track you down for whatever crimes, or anything you have done to them.
[[If there are any questions, I will be more than happy to answer. I'm hoping for a minimal amount of interest before posting the OOC. To clear up why I don't have the Infected type's up here, they will be in the OOC, and will only be revealed when a player comes in contact with them.]]