Firstly I would like to thank my good friend Harold Lovell for allowing me to create a role play from his very own 'The Strangelands' Role play that tragically died recently. I hope that this spin off does not undergo the same fate and that you king people from RPG take interest in my little creation.
1: This will be a casual Role Play.
2: I have a very high fetish for anime and cliches.
3: Be prepared for some pretty intense shenanigans.
So, how about we start with
The World: Earth, year 2045, shortly after a world wide apocalypse that ravaged the civilization and left it in tatters. Fifteen years ago The Swedish Hadron-collider Under went a fatal malfunction that caused an explosion that flattened europe and ravaged the rest of the world. Lucky for humanity, 10% of the population lived in massive underground cities, or on space centers for the rich and wealthy. Ten years after the explosion those underground (7% of the population) Felt it would be safe to venture to the surface. What they found was chaos, The explosive wave that had mostly left North and South America unscathed had caused a massive tsunami that battered the eastern coast for three whole days. This relentless destruction caused a deadly virus known as Specimen V to be unleashed to the world. The virus caused a zombie like state in whomever it entered and quickly spread throughout North America. Humanity ha survived however and because of the advanced technology it had before the apocalypse some of it's traits may be considered strange to people of our time. For instance, genetic molding had began to grow popular just before the apocalypse. This process allowed a human to take on animal traits, Fur, strong scent, keen eyesight, and what have you. This strange human-animal hybrid race became known as Moreau. Several advancements in weaponry had been made as well; laser rifles, Gatling guns, plasma rifles, and some other rather creative equipment had been recently pushed past the development state. This Role play will take place Predominantly in North America, in New york and the surrounding areas.
Races Playable and Non Playable:
(Playable race marked with 'P' while Non playable marked with 'NP')
(P): Humans, while scarce can be found pretty much anywhere in the wastelands, many have formed small groups and factions in order to more secure their survival in the new and harsh world. Humans are considered to be relatively weak and their lives are almost always in peril. Humans were the main contributors to the apocalypse so many of the other races have turned against them and blame their current inconveniences entirely on them. Humans have many problems that other races do not.
1: Lack of clean water and good food.
2: Need for sleep.
3: Need for shelter.
Types of humans: Humans have formed many different factions and places in the new world, they each use different tactics for survival and many care very little for the other humans still surviving.
Raiders: These are sadistic and barbaric humans who kill for fun and pleasure. They steal from other humans without mercy and usually leave little to no survivors. It is very rare that raiders will show compassion to other humans, and most of those left to their mercy are found raped and murdered on the side of some old world highway.
Slavers: These slightly more desirable humans use slaves to keep themselves alive. They keep the slaves in line through shows of force and brutality.Slavers are unpredictable, in some instances they will help others, in others they will simply enslave or kill them off. Slavers are not barbaric, instead acting with keen swift movements. Most of these types believe in efficiency and obedience. Slaves will not be punished if they follow these guidelines.
Moles: These people were those who had been living in great under ground cities until 5 years ago, they are more compassionate then many others because of their innocence to the wastes and tend to create large well guarded communities that attempt to re create the life they left when they ventured to the surface.
Survivors: wanderers, Wastelanders, adventurers, call them what you want but they are all the same. Each one of them are for themselves and themselves only. They have survived through selfishness and suspicion and continue to do so. Some of these people have locked down whole small towns in order to ensure their own survival. Some simply wander the wastes, betting on their own two feet and luck in order to survive.
Settlers: Settlers are those who have banded together to fortify a specific area in order to survive. Communities of settlers range from 5 to 30 usually and are very suspicious of outsiders. They trust each other like family but will very seldom let any others join their safety net. Some even outright kill those who try and enter their territory. It is possible to gain entrance into one of these places, but it is extremely difficult and usually requires support from inside the settlement.
These descriptions of course can vary from place to place. They are simply a broad template for you to base human characters on, human characters do not need to be any of these types, if you feel I have missed a type of human in this description then please let me know as I will be happy to add it
(P) Moreau are the human animal hybrids mentioned before in the world explanation. These cousins of the humans can reproduce, but only through two Moreau of the same animal (IE wolf and wolf). The child would then be of that Moreau type as well. Moreau's, while being much rarer than the humans have found peaceful co-existance with their racial cousins. Moreau are the only human cousin race that does not outright hate humans generally. Some however do these Moreau are known as Feral Moreau (NP) and will attack humans on sight.
Moreau exist in generally the same fashion as humans, they have generally the same problems and survival tasks but have a much easier time at successfully surviving for multiple reasons.
1: Most human hating races do not hate the Moreau, they seem to think that the Moreau under went the same fate as they and instead only minorly dislike them for being friendly with humans.
2: The animal senses and abilities they possess give them strengths that humans do not have (IE increased endurance for certain Moreau or sometimes instinctual survival methods, or even keener eyesight.) because Animals lived in a feral world to begin with Moreau have an easier time adapting to the new world than regular humans.
Feral Moreau (NP) Feral Moreau travel in packs ranging from 10 to 45 and will attackhumans on sight, they will however not attack other Moreau, Feral Moreau have from time to time been witnessed fighting one another.
(P) Mutants are completely hostile to humans, especially human mutants. Mutants are the aftermath of the radiation caused from the Hadron collider explosion 15 years previous to the story. They have extremely increased strength but are lacking when it comes to mental capabilities. Mutants are considered evil by all non mutant races, and are generally scorned upon by all. Mutants hunt humans for fun, they enslave them, torture them, and sometimes even eat them. Mutants have some human brain function left but the only real thing they can process are simply sentences and and an unholy anger towards humans rooted in the belief that humans made them into what they are now. Some mutants (PC) have retained some more cognitive function than others, they have kept the ability to speak and are usually leaders of bands of their more brutish brothers and sisters. Mutants are stronger and faster than humans by tenfold, but are easily fooled into obvious traps and perils. A prepared human can handle several mutants, but if caught of guard it is most likely the end for them. Mutants often use clubs for weaponry, the smarter ones use simple rifles.
(NP) Infected are those infected with the desease mentioned in the world eplanation, they hunt humans even more mercilessly than mutants, and have no higher mental functions. They act on instinct, hunger, anger and other base emotions that make up the human consciousness. Infected go by many names, Zombies, geeks, drunks, anything you can come up with, they have been called it. They tend not to eat Moreau however because of their animal genes, Moreau often act as scouts for human survivor groups for this reason, however it is possible for an infected to attack a Moreau who stays around for a little to long. Infected walk in a slow and limping fashion, they move quickly when in close quarters with an unexpected strength that makes getting in their grasp undesirable for all humans.
I am open to new races as long as they make sense to the setting and have believable back up in the history. I am currently working on another race myself that will be included in the OOC description.
I will put the CS in the OOC aswell, and I hope you all like the idea I have here. Remember that the RP is based around the New York Area. Have a good one ;P and RP hard