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Offline MaeveTopic starter



I originally posted this on Sole RPs but upon further reflection I feel this would work better with several people.

Unabashedly an AU of 28 Days Later, similar circumstance, different characters.

Basic Plot Line (always open to change) -
 
Charlotte works at the local Humane Society when the Infected take over. Having no family, she decides to bunker down at the shelter once things get really hairy. She stays there, keeping the door bared and the fence secured as she waits for the humanitarian crisis to pass.

It doesn't.

She's running out of food and so are the animals.

Before desperation can kick in a miracle happens. The radio blares a message about a safe haven for the survivors. She releases the animals that can fend for themselves, as it's been proven that the Infected only go after other humans, and loads up those that can't in the shelter van.

She heads towards what she thinks is salvation. What she finds is a group soldiers on the brink of madness who salivate at the sight of her at an abandoned country manor.

There are two choices presented to her, accept her new life or have it thrust upon her. She's told she's wise when she sets up her own schedule and chooses the master suite. She gets every other day off, and the men get some comfort.

Things go as well as can be expected. She sets up the agriculture on the manor, including a chicken coup. The men are less crazed and everything is settling into an easy rhythm. Until they showed up.

Two more women. On the surface it would look like a good thing, two more hands to ease her burden. But these two are not as willing as she, and the the peace that had descended upon their valley is once more threatened. The questions come down to this, which monsters can you live with?



Roles Available -

Soldiers -  Anywhere between 6-12. Feel free to play more than one. Are you an honorable man shocked by the situation? A no account who joined the army and is now taking advantage of this situation? Maybe a sweet kid who doesn't know how else to deal with the hell his reality has become?

Charlotte - When I first came up with the idea I thought I would want to play her but I could just as easily take on the role of the one of the new girls should this character call out to anyone.

Newcomers - Two female survivors who end up from the kettle to the fire. This is sandbox, let your imagination run wild. Are you an Amazon who fought tooth and nail with the infected? A librarian who managed to hide in piles of books? A schoolgirl who was lucky enough to be protected during this disaster, until now?

Crazy Waif- This is an optional character and can easily be phased out should there be no interest. Perhaps when Charlotte arrived there was already one woman who had stumbled upon this group and had lost her mind under their care. Figured she might be the reason that Charlotte gave into their demands but made sure it was on her terms, not willing to suffer a similar fate.

If you are interested please express so below and a brief character description of whom you would like to play.

Please fill out the character sheet below -

Writer Name: Screen Name

Character Name: What should we call you?

Face Model/Physical Description: Do you have a rugged sort of charm? Are you a pretty boy/girl?

Age: Just how old are you?

Sexuality: What butters your parsnips?

Personality: What’s your deal? Are you the crazy one? The strong silent type? Maybe you’re the one voice of sanity in an insane mob.

History: Just did a pretty thing like you end up in a place like this?

« Last Edit: January 19, 2016, 11:08:37 PM by Maeve »

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 10:12:19 PM »
Monthly bump.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 12:03:55 AM »
I'm interested in one of the soldier positions. Will be posting a. Character sheet soon.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2015, 01:57:19 AM »
Writer Name: Arthenwel

Character Name: Corbin Lane

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5'11", 189 lbs., 3 bullet wounds (top of right pectoral, just above left kidney and under left shoulder), 6 knife wounds (small scar from gash across the bottom right side of jaw, gash scar across inside of right thigh, criss-cross scars on right arm, long gash on back from right shoulder-blade to left hip, and stab scar on mid-right side of back), Heavily muscled, walks hunched over, looks dangerous.

Age: 32

Sexuality:Strong women with a gentle touch, innocent sounding voice, young women, oral sex, vaginal sex, prefers doggy and cowgirl positions.

Personality: Used to be very outgoing and friendly, protective and loyal to a fault. Due to his history, he has become extremely introspective and quiet. He stays out of everyone's way and tries not to care about anything, believing that that will only lead to more suffering. Occasionally though, his old self will shine through. Just a hint of a smile, a soft chuckle towards a joke, a soft look in his eyes, a protective action. Small things, but a sign that his real self is still there, just locked up behind the pain.

History: Corbin joined the military when he was 20 years old. He originally joined as a Master-at-Arms in the navy, but wound up applying to the Navy SEAL/s. It took him 2 times(one year) to pass the BUD/s school, but when he passed, he felt extremely happy. He had completed the training that more than two-thirds of his brothers couldn't. He was now the elite of the elite. He went home and celebrated with his parents and his kid brother. His brother had always bugged him growing up, but now he seemed hell-bent on following in Corbin's footsteps and Corbin wasn't about to fail him. After taking several specialty schools in the SEAL/s, such as Medic, Radio Engineering, etc., he was told to take at least one form of martial arts. Although they wanted him to learn one weapons martial arts and one grappling martial arts. So, Corbin to Kali, a Filipino knife fighting school, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It took him about 7 years to become proficient in both arts. He was 30 when he received his black belts. The whole time, he had been teaching his little brother how to use a knife correctly, under the condition that he would never use the techniques unless his life was in danger.

     A six-and-a-half months later, he received new that the virus that had been raising the dead had spread like wildfire across the United States. Corbin, like many others, left the base to check on family members. Just before they all left, they were given orders. Once they had found their families, they and any survivors were to report back to base for further instruction. Corbin knew what would happen when they got back. They would fortify the base and turn it into a fortress where they could hold off the undead.

     Corbin drove a Humvee with a snow dozer blade attached to the grill. That would prevent those bloodsacs from damaging the vehicle when he plowed into them. He drove for hours until he reached his parent's home in Texas. That was where they were all supposed to meet in the event of a global catastrophe. What he saw horrified him. Corpses lay motionless on the ground. Most had bullet holes in their heads. However, those at the door had heads missing or holes from where they had a blade pierce their skulls. He warily stepped in the house in case there were some left alive. As he followed the trail of bodies through the house, he got a morbid premonition of what he would find and sure enough, he found his mother's and father's corpses among those of the undead. They had mercifully been killed and prevented from a much worse fate. However, he still hadn't found his brother and there were still more corpses. He hoped that he wouldn't find his brother cause that would mean that he had made it out of here. Yet, when he walked into the last room, he found his brother. He was hanging on the wall by the knife he had used to pierce his skull. The very knife that Corbin had gotten him. His brother had been bitten on the shoulder and rather than become one of those things, he had destroyed his brain.

     Corbin wept as he pulled the knife from his brother's head and watched as the body collapsed. Corbin changed at that moment. His eyes adopted a haunted look and he stopped talking except when needed. He adopted a new mantra and repeated it every day. 'Don't care. Don't feel. Caring brings only more suffering.' He became a different person altogether. When he returned to base, he found it occupied by a few undead and the corpses that were the result of a major battle. If there were any survivors, they were long gone. Corbin went down there and used his brother's Kukri to silently slaughter the remaining 14 zombies. He looted the armory of every round of ammunition he could carry for the weapons he would use and left.

     A month later found him with a make-shift army made up of rednecks, former soldiers and common folk-turned gunmen. They liked him because he would take guard detail without complaint and he was able to kill any undead that came upon them without drawing attention from other undead.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2015, 05:23:34 AM »
Wow!  There is a lot of potential here for some VERY interesting relationship dynamics, many of which aren't often seen on E.  I generally stay away from high m/f ratios, but there is a good reason for it here.  I am about to go to work, but will post some ideas when I get home.  In the meantime, Maeve, would love to see some ons/offs for you, since Charlotte will be kind of a big deal.  I saw your preferences link, but there wasn't much there. 

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2015, 03:19:08 PM »
The concept sounds great, and could be a fun RP to get into. I will post my interest in here, and we can see what happens.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 04:07:33 PM »
I would still be interested dear Maeve.. but no time to post more!

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 09:46:29 PM »
Some thoughts:

A female arrives with a male, maybe a brother/father/husband/boyfriend/friend who is wounded (in some way that clearly isn't zombie related, maybe stabbed by some shrapnel or something).  She agrees to the terms, and the male has to learn to deal with this new arrangement, perhaps feeling some combination of jealousy/guilt/failure/anger (depends on the relationship)

A variation, someone falls for one of the girls in game, maybe it is even mutual, but the arrangement makes things very awkward.  Will the other males complain of preferential treatment?

A female of high status (really thinking political office or CEO) arrives at the manor.  Not only is there the obvious pride issue affecting her adapting the new environment, but the community appears to already have a matriarch (Charlotte).

A kind of variation on the first idea, what if the two women who arrive are lovers?  Not only do we have the whole jealousy angle, but if one is lesbian and the other bi, also different feelings about the situation.  How do the men react when the next woman up is known to dislike it to the point of non-consent?

What if the/a new girl is only 16?  How many of the males would care?  Would any of the women to to shield her from it?  Would any of them offer to take on an extra load to prevent it?  This could be tied into the first idea.

***

I don't have a char concept, since I would love to build a char while working with someone else.  I think that since relationships (not just "romantic") are going to be so important, we should make an extra effort to not create chars in a vacuum. 

These are all just ideas.  Obviously I have no "power" in this.

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2015, 08:22:00 AM »
I'm interested in one of the soldier positions. Will be posting a. Character sheet soon.

Love the detail! The vibe I'm getting off of him is that he's the strong, silent type. A good egg with a tough shell. Are you open to having another person play a young soldier that reminds him of his brother? Is he suffering PTSD from the trauma?

How do you see him relate to women?

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2015, 08:23:25 AM »
Wow!  There is a lot of potential here for some VERY interesting relationship dynamics, many of which aren't often seen on E.  I generally stay away from high m/f ratios, but there is a good reason for it here.  I am about to go to work, but will post some ideas when I get home.  In the meantime, Maeve, would love to see some ons/offs for you, since Charlotte will be kind of a big deal.  I saw your preferences link, but there wasn't much there.

Thank you! I've been meaning to do an on/off for awhile now and will hopefully get that done sometime today.


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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2015, 08:24:29 AM »
I would still be interested dear Maeve.. but no time to post more!

Whenever you get around to it Bunny. Are you thinking about playing one of the women, the crazy waif or Charlotte?

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2015, 08:32:26 AM »
Some thoughts:

A female arrives with a male, maybe a brother/father/husband/boyfriend/friend who is wounded (in some way that clearly isn't zombie related, maybe stabbed by some shrapnel or something).  She agrees to the terms, and the male has to learn to deal with this new arrangement, perhaps feeling some combination of jealousy/guilt/failure/anger (depends on the relationship)

A variation, someone falls for one of the girls in game, maybe it is even mutual, but the arrangement makes things very awkward.  Will the other males complain of preferential treatment?

A female of high status (really thinking political office or CEO) arrives at the manor.  Not only is there the obvious pride issue affecting her adapting the new environment, but the community appears to already have a matriarch (Charlotte).

A kind of variation on the first idea, what if the two women who arrive are lovers?  Not only do we have the whole jealousy angle, but if one is lesbian and the other bi, also different feelings about the situation.  How do the men react when the next woman up is known to dislike it to the point of non-consent?

What if the/a new girl is only 16?  How many of the males would care?  Would any of the women to to shield her from it?  Would any of them offer to take on an extra load to prevent it?  This could be tied into the first idea.

***

I don't have a char concept, since I would love to build a char while working with someone else.  I think that since relationships (not just "romantic") are going to be so important, we should make an extra effort to not create chars in a vacuum. 

These are all just ideas.  Obviously I have no "power" in this.

Wow. This is exactly what I wanted for this story. You're right about relationships being important to the story. Not only the relationship between Charlotte and the men but relationships between the soldiers, and how all of those are upset by these new arrivals.

Any of those ideas for the newcomers would work and create an interesting story in their own right. The only thing I would like to see is a few guys (or girls playing guys) willing to take on the bad guy/instigator role. Someone who is not a gentleman in any sense of the word, someone a bit shifty and likely to cause drama.

Other than that I am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2015, 01:32:37 PM »
Love the detail! The vibe I'm getting off of him is that he's the strong, silent type. A good egg with a tough shell. Are you open to having another person play a young soldier that reminds him of his brother? Is he suffering PTSD from the trauma?

How do you see him relate to women?

I wouldn't mind a guy that reminds him of his brother. Just expect Corbin to be a complete ass to him at first. As for PTSD, you could say it's mild. If he sees someone who reminds him of his family or his 'brothers', the SEAL/s, he will freak out and his mind will force him to relive the past or a made-up version of the past.

As for women, he will try not to care and try to stay away from them. However, I'm hoping that he will be drawn to at least one of them and will find himself becoming more like his old self. Protective of them.

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2015, 01:43:23 PM »
Wow. This is exactly what I wanted for this story. You're right about relationships being important to the story. Not only the relationship between Charlotte and the men but relationships between the soldiers, and how all of those are upset by these new arrivals.

Any of those ideas for the newcomers would work and create an interesting story in their own right. The only thing I would like to see is a few guys (or girls playing guys) willing to take on the bad guy/instigator role. Someone who is not a gentleman in any sense of the word, someone a bit shifty and likely to cause drama.

Other than that I am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

Thank you! I've been meaning to do an on/off for awhile now and will hopefully get that done sometime today.

Thanks for the responses, and really glad you liked the ideas.  I look forward to reading your ons/offs. 

I'm far from finished with a concept, but my current thought is a former military member who used to work in aircrew support.  From that experience, he is familiar with military radios, combat search and rescue (CSAR) terms and procedures, and basic marksmanship.  I see him as being a gray char regarding the treatment.  It's the kind of thing he would never be so bold as to suggest, much less force, but he isn't really trying too hard to convince them against it, and he would definitely accept the deal with Charlotte. 

6-12 soldiers is a tall order, especially since we have a Navy SEAL already who appears to prefer his char having been alone.  The idea of a SEAL, a few soldiers, some Marines, etc all ending up in the same spot is a complicated one, especially if they were ordered to return to base.  I am trying to get around this by having a char with military experience, who may find himself unofficially "drafted" by the active duty military present at the manor.

Based on other char concepts, I will likely tweak this idea, but wanted to throw something out there.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2015, 02:10:37 PM »
Thanks for the responses, and really glad you liked the ideas.  I look forward to reading your ons/offs. 

I'm far from finished with a concept, but my current thought is a former military member who used to work in aircrew support.  From that experience, he is familiar with military radios, combat search and rescue (CSAR) terms and procedures, and basic marksmanship.  I see him as being a gray char regarding the treatment.  It's the kind of thing he would never be so bold as to suggest, much less force, but he isn't really trying too hard to convince them against it, and he would definitely accept the deal with Charlotte. 

6-12 soldiers is a tall order, especially since we have a Navy SEAL already who appears to prefer his char having been alone.  The idea of a SEAL, a few soldiers, some Marines, etc all ending up in the same spot is a complicated one, especially if they were ordered to return to base.  I am trying to get around this by having a char with military experience, who may find himself unofficially "drafted" by the active duty military present at the manor.

Based on other char concepts, I will likely tweak this idea, but wanted to throw something out there.

While it's true that he is a loner, it's because he fears the consequences of getting too close. Also, if you re-read his history, it says that when he returned to the base, it had already been lost to a zombie attack and if there were any survivors, they were long gone.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2015, 02:13:27 PM »
Oh crap, I completely misread that.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2015, 03:20:35 PM »
Lol. Thought so

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2015, 04:18:38 PM »
So, what are the things that you are looking for with this RP, I can play just about anything that you need or want in the story, and just need to know what it is that you are wanting to get out of it. Are you looking for a ton of soldiers, and then just a few of the other women that are going to play in the game with you?

I can do a soldier if you would like, but I would prefer to play something else that not everyone else is playing, and I can't really ploay women at all.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2015, 01:13:00 AM »
Whenever you get around to it Bunny. Are you thinking about playing one of the women, the crazy waif or Charlotte?

Sorry for the slow reply! One more really busy work day to go before I can even begin to think once more. But I was thinking about playing one of the women...


Some thoughts:

A female arrives with a male, maybe a brother/father/husband/boyfriend/friend who is wounded (in some way that clearly isn't zombie related, maybe stabbed by some shrapnel or something).  She agrees to the terms, and the male has to learn to deal with this new arrangement, perhaps feeling some combination of jealousy/guilt/failure/anger (depends on the relationship)


I do like this idea, Kckolbe, if you are still interested in playing a brother, though my character would have to be 18 or over.  And I was thinking perhaps she was just trying to find him help, but her agreeing to the arrangements would be pretty sketchy...

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2015, 10:09:16 AM »
So, what are the things that you are looking for with this RP, I can play just about anything that you need or want in the story, and just need to know what it is that you are wanting to get out of it. Are you looking for a ton of soldiers, and then just a few of the other women that are going to play in the game with you?

I can do a soldier if you would like, but I would prefer to play something else that not everyone else is playing, and I can't really ploay women at all.

Mostly it's an examination of relationships under stress. Not only the stress of having hordes of infected people wanting to eat your brains but also struggling for order within. I would like a higher ratio of men to women, a historical cause of stress and strife. I originally stated 6-12 to allow for people to play more than one character or for NPCs to thicken the plot, and to have enough give should we get 3 or 4 girls playing.

The original idea was that this was a platoon of soldier who managed to escape and hide out together in a great manor house. However it could just as easily be a McMansion situated in the Rockies or an estate on the eastern seaboard. Doesn't have to all be soldiers either, anyone who heard the radio message. I would still like it to be mostly soldiers, maybe they were just more equipped to survive, the message was on a government frequency, ect..

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2015, 04:38:05 PM »
I don't think we are going to get 12 males, even with folks doubling.  That said, I worry that having multiple chars might undermine things a bit, as characters played by the same person are more likely to see eye to eye.  Given the focus on internal strife, that could be a problem, though if the proposed characters are really different (ie one being a bastard type), then maybe it's fine.  I definitely think that whoever plays the highest ranking military type should only have one char, and could live with that as a compromise.  I'd like to see 3 females and at least 6 males, but that seems a tall order.  Of course, this is also the kind of game that I can see as ALWAYS being recruiting, as newcomers could appear at any time, so that isn't necessarily a long term issue.  Hell, we could have a situation where things start off kind of stable, growing more stressful as the ratio slowly increases.

Blue Bunny, I read your ons/offs and will PM you about the brother.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2015, 05:26:41 PM »
Consider me interested. My apologies for not expressing it sooner, but I had some matters to sort out before joining anything else. I like that it rather directly focuses on the most interesting aspect in a given piece of zombie-fiction: the relationships among the living, and how a given society reshapes itself in order to survive. Assuming we're going to go a bit beyond the sexual in the exploration of their relations and throw in some survival element to it, I'd love to be a part of the experience.

What if the/a new girl is only 16?  How many of the males would care?  Would any of the women to to shield her from it?  Would any of them offer to take on an extra load to prevent it?  This could be tied into the first idea.

***

I don't have a char concept, since I would love to build a char while working with someone else.  I think that since relationships (not just "romantic") are going to be so important, we should make an extra effort to not create chars in a vacuum. 

These are all just ideas.  Obviously I have no "power" in this.

Perhaps, but these are some pretty good ideas. Focusing on relationships is definitely the way to go. 

I hope you don't mind if I snag the above for my own, assuming there's interest for such a thing. This concept speaks to me the most, in part because it conflicts some of the previously established rules of society with the relative "freedom" of the new order. A sixteen year old girl in the mix of this situation be an excellent opportunity to explore some of the personas present, possibly create more divisions among the members over what's considered acceptable. I find screwing with social conventions are a fun part of the apocalyptic and survival genres.

But, let's not ignore the teenager herself. Growing up is already a pretty confusing thing, let alone in a broken world. I could see a girl who's generally afraid of the situation she finds herself in, but also is getting tired of relying on everyone else to help her. Perhaps she's survived up to this point, in part, by people taking pity on her, and assuming she needs to be protected because she's too young and vulnerable to handle the realities of the world, and she feels somewhat guilty in that.

I could see her be defiant to a certain extent, to protest the others who are looking to help her, for any number of reasons. Is that a sincere point about trusting in her ability to cope with the responsibility, to see her as capable and equal, or is she just being naive and rebellious like teenagers are prone to do, and doesn't really know what she's getting herself into? Do those sympathetic to her abide her protests and let her make her own mistakes, regardless of the long term consequences it could have? Or do they continue to help her, against her stated wishes, because she clearly doesn't understand the danger? What happens if she ends up starting to fall for one of the soldiers who have been sticking up for her and trying to protect her? How does that complicate things? Or even worse, the "bad boy", whom her friends don't think has her best interests at heart? Maybe she's just curious about exploring her sexuality, seeing as she's never had a chance to do so, but is this really the time or situation to be allowed to "find herself"? I think there's lots of fun to be had with this.

I wouldn't mind playing something else, though. I had some thoughts of playing Charlotte, but I liked this concept better, and think Charlotte really seems like it's a good one for a GMPC, if Maeve is looking to play a character. I liked the idea of the Crazy Waif at first, but the more I think about it, the more I'd rather play a character who drifting towards insanity than one who's already there. Although, I wouldn't mind if we had Charlotte have an established relationship with my hypothetically problematic teenager, if we end up having no takers for it, especially if you're looking for a reason for Charlotte to acquiesce to the group's demands.
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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2015, 07:05:32 PM »
I absolutely love the idea of focusing on and exploring relationships in a post-apoc scenario like this one. Shifting perceived societal norms with some blood and guts action thrown in for funs? Sounds delicious.  ;D

Any thoughts on the possibility of female military personnel? I'm not necessarily thinking as part of the established group or company; perhaps she's ex-military or perhaps she lost her colleagues somewhere along the way. I think it would be very interesting to play a competent, strong ex-military type struggling to figure out where exactly she's supposed to fit in. How would the group feel about her? How would she feel about the group? What's expected of her? How hard will she fight against it?

Anyway, just brainstorming possibilities. Let me know what you think. Might make more sense to have an established relationship already within the group as reason to stay.
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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2015, 11:41:10 PM »
Consider me interested. My apologies for not expressing it sooner, but I had some matters to sort out before joining anything else. I like that it rather directly focuses on the most interesting aspect in a given piece of zombie-fiction: the relationships among the living, and how a given society reshapes itself in order to survive. Assuming we're going to go a bit beyond the sexual in the exploration of their relations and throw in some survival element to it, I'd love to be a part of the experience.

Perhaps, but these are some pretty good ideas. Focusing on relationships is definitely the way to go. 

I hope you don't mind if I snag the above for my own, assuming there's interest for such a thing. This concept speaks to me the most, in part because it conflicts some of the previously established rules of society with the relative "freedom" of the new order. A sixteen year old girl in the mix of this situation be an excellent opportunity to explore some of the personas present, possibly create more divisions among the members over what's considered acceptable. I find screwing with social conventions are a fun part of the apocalyptic and survival genres.

But, let's not ignore the teenager herself. Growing up is already a pretty confusing thing, let alone in a broken world. I could see a girl who's generally afraid of the situation she finds herself in, but also is getting tired of relying on everyone else to help her. Perhaps she's survived up to this point, in part, by people taking pity on her, and assuming she needs to be protected because she's too young and vulnerable to handle the realities of the world, and she feels somewhat guilty in that.

I could see her be defiant to a certain extent, to protest the others who are looking to help her, for any number of reasons. Is that a sincere point about trusting in her ability to cope with the responsibility, to see her as capable and equal, or is she just being naive and rebellious like teenagers are prone to do, and doesn't really know what she's getting herself into? Do those sympathetic to her abide her protests and let her make her own mistakes, regardless of the long term consequences it could have? Or do they continue to help her, against her stated wishes, because she clearly doesn't understand the danger? What happens if she ends up starting to fall for one of the soldiers who have been sticking up for her and trying to protect her? How does that complicate things? Or even worse, the "bad boy", whom her friends don't think has her best interests at heart? Maybe she's just curious about exploring her sexuality, seeing as she's never had a chance to do so, but is this really the time or situation to be allowed to "find herself"? I think there's lots of fun to be had with this.

I wouldn't mind playing something else, though. I had some thoughts of playing Charlotte, but I liked this concept better, and think Charlotte really seems like it's a good one for a GMPC, if Maeve is looking to play a character. I liked the idea of the Crazy Waif at first, but the more I think about it, the more I'd rather play a character who drifting towards insanity than one who's already there. Although, I wouldn't mind if we had Charlotte have an established relationship with my hypothetically problematic teenager, if we end up having no takers for it, especially if you're looking for a reason for Charlotte to acquiesce to the group's demands.


I'm fine with that as long as everyone else is. I think having one younger character would be a good fly to dip into the ointment, not only from her perspective but also how the other women react to her.  I don't know how many of you have hung out with teenage girls, but I always find myself in turns protective of them and annoyed by them and I think this would be an interesting dynamic. Just one question though, what is the legal age on Elliquiy? I would rather us not get into trouble because of a two year age difference.

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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2015, 11:57:42 PM »
16 is the site minimum.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2015, 12:10:47 AM »
Just one question though, what is the legal age on Elliquiy? I would rather us not get into trouble because of a two year age difference.
All characters in sexual situations (even if they are just in the same space while not actively participating) must be sixteen years of age or older - mentally and physically. If you use images, they must show a person at least eighteen years of age (even if the character is just sixteen).

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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2015, 02:15:50 AM »
I'm fine with that as long as everyone else is. I think having one younger character would be a good fly to dip into the ointment, not only from her perspective but also how the other women react to her.  I don't know how many of you have hung out with teenage girls, but I always find myself in turns protective of them and annoyed by them and I think this would be an interesting dynamic. Just one question though, what is the legal age on Elliquiy? I would rather us not get into trouble because of a two year age difference.

Indeed. It is as Nicholas and kckolbe say. I wouldn't suggest anything against this site's policies, nor would kckolbe, I assume. Sixteen is within the E's rules, and while I'd be sitting at the edge with that concept, I'm certainly not going to do anything to push those boundaries. I'm not that daring.

But, the rules aren't everything. Beyond that, I'm not looking to many anyone uncomfortable. So, if you, or any other player, are uncomfortable with the idea, even though it's within the rules, I'm more than happy to ditch that concept for something more accommodating. I'm sure I can find another concept that works for everyone, if that's the case.

Yeah, I've that experience with teens too. Damn brats think they know everything, and then are repeatedly surprised by just how much they don't.  ::) I'm hoping for a fairly reasonable portrayal, though. Sure, throws some chaos into things with her occasional outbursts, but never gets too ridiculous. She may blow things out of proportion or downplay things that need some attention, but she isn't delusional or making things up out of nothing. I'm looking a confused, scared girl who's doing the best to learn in a world gone-tipsy turvy while she's still trying to find her place in it, not a completely egotistical drama-queen (although she might come off as that to certain characters). No idea if I can actually pull that off, if people are interested, I'll try.

And I hope it's not just the women who have some complex feelings about her. She can be an interesting conflict for the men as well, some of who can be just as protective as the women when it comes to young people. Of course, others won't care, and will treat her the same as any other woman. Some might even have less patience for her. It'll be fascinating to see where everyone lies on that matter, and more importantly, why they do. I think their rationale behind it can say a lot about how they see societal order (both the old and the new) and people as a whole.

I absolutely love the idea of focusing on and exploring relationships in a post-apoc scenario like this one. Shifting perceived societal norms with some blood and guts action thrown in for funs? Sounds delicious.  ;D

Any thoughts on the possibility of female military personnel? I'm not necessarily thinking as part of the established group or company; perhaps she's ex-military or perhaps she lost her colleagues somewhere along the way. I think it would be very interesting to play a competent, strong ex-military type struggling to figure out where exactly she's supposed to fit in. How would the group feel about her? How would she feel about the group? What's expected of her? How hard will she fight against it?

Anyway, just brainstorming possibilities. Let me know what you think. Might make more sense to have an established relationship already within the group as reason to stay.

Just wanted to say I really liked that concept. Female soldiers are very much a current reality. There aren't many of them, but they do certainly exist. It would be very interesting to see how she fits into this scheme. Is she different? Does she have immunity? Or is she expected to fulfill both the role of protector and "stress relief"? Can she make demands herself? How does she feel about the other women, or the arrangement in general?

Not that my approval means anything, but I think it's a great concept.  ;D
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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2015, 07:26:23 AM »
Actually, women make up about 40% of the military at the present. Or at least, they did when I was in a couple years ago

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« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2015, 07:34:52 AM »
Maybe it was 40% in a certain field, it' around 14.5% overall.

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« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2015, 07:37:56 AM »
The ratio in the boot camp was about 3-5 divisions of female to 6-8divisions of males.

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« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2015, 08:42:11 AM »
Sorry, I get very particular at strange times. Either way, it's not uncommon to have a woman soldier

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« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2015, 08:47:48 AM »
Not any more, certainly. My apologies if I gave an inaccurate portrayal. But, I must say, it seems like it all the more reason why Aurai's concept is a strong one. More female soldiers about makes it all the more likely that some managed to survive and become part of the crew. after all.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2015, 12:27:29 PM »
Of course. I was just being nit picky for some reason

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« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2015, 09:47:38 PM »
Been posting from my phone, finally done with the brutal part of my schedule for a couple of days.  Vex, I am definitely interested in seeing your take on a teenage char.  Likewise, I really like Aurai's concept as well.  I feel like both can cause significant discord by just existing in an environment like this.  While 4 females is more than Maeve probably wanted, each one really appears to offer something different to the relationship dynamic.  With the gender ratio shifting, the initial agreement might need to shift, perhaps with Charlotte having offered the bargain, though this only works if there is no crazy waif (and it seems there won't be).

What are you thinking, Maeve?

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« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2015, 11:03:29 PM »
I'm glad you like my take on the concept, but I suppose that's more your idea than it was mine. Still, I appreciate it, and I look forward to seeing what you and b.b sparkle do with your siblings idea.

I suppose we are filling up on the female side, yes. Four females might be a tad more than Maeve wanted. I wouldn't mind dropping out if need be, to better fit her vision of the story, but I think I like Aurai's female soldier idea is a more interesting dynamic to explore, if we're comparing the two as characters who might had been with the group of men before Charlotte's inclusion.

I'll work on the concept as soon as I can. But, in the mean time, I had a couple of questions about the setting, if you wouldn't mind, Maeve. I take it this mansion is in the United States? I know the Humane Society is primarily based there, but you did say this was a 28 Days Later AU, and that takes place in the U.K.. Just wanted to be sure, as I often include regional aspects to my characters. If it's in the U.S., did you have an idea of where it would be? Like a State or a general region of the country?

Once again, I know this is a 28 Days Later AU, but is this actually taking place 28 days after the outbreak (I'll admit, I feel a little silly asking that  :P ). Just want to understand the time-frame I have to account for.

Does this take place sometime this year, in 2015? Again, I hate to keep bringing up the series, but that was released over a decade ago. Technology has changed quite a bit since 2003, as has political events, international issues, and the psyche of the quite a few countries (public perception on homosexuality, for instance).

Lastly, more meta, but how much focus do you think will be given to survival elements or fighting zombies in this game? I get that the central focus will be on the relationships of the survivors and the unusual arrangement that's been made in this fledgling society of survivors, but how much do you see our characters dealing with the hostile environment that forced them into this position? Just more of a curiosity, as for what to expect.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2015, 11:48:04 AM »
I absolutely love the idea of focusing on and exploring relationships in a post-apoc scenario like this one. Shifting perceived societal norms with some blood and guts action thrown in for funs? Sounds delicious.  ;D

Any thoughts on the possibility of female military personnel? I'm not necessarily thinking as part of the established group or company; perhaps she's ex-military or perhaps she lost her colleagues somewhere along the way. I think it would be very interesting to play a competent, strong ex-military type struggling to figure out where exactly she's supposed to fit in. How would the group feel about her? How would she feel about the group? What's expected of her? How hard will she fight against it?

Anyway, just brainstorming possibilities. Let me know what you think. Might make more sense to have an established relationship already within the group as reason to stay.

That sounds great to me. It's up to you whether you want to be part of the group already, hell, that would be the origin story of the crazy waif, or if you want to be a lone wolf that stumbles across the message. Could be she's the protector for the teenage girl, maybe her older sister, or she was the leader for another group of survivors that were slowly decimated. It's up to you, but I would love to have the counterbalance to Charlotte who while she's strong, is not army strong.

As to all the other thoughts, I will hopefully answer them tonight. The weather is killing me and making it hard to concentrate, I wish it would just be autumn already.

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« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2015, 12:12:01 PM »
By the way, I got a pm from blue bunny sparkle that she will have to drop due to time constraints.  Just a heads up.

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« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2015, 04:17:32 PM »
Apologies in advance for the incoming wall of quotes!

Just wanted to say I really liked that concept. Female soldiers are very much a current reality. There aren't many of them, but they do certainly exist. It would be very interesting to see how she fits into this scheme. Is she different? Does she have immunity? Or is she expected to fulfill both the role of protector and "stress relief"? Can she make demands herself? How does she feel about the other women, or the arrangement in general?

Not that my approval means anything, but I think it's a great concept.  ;D

Thanks so much, Vex! There are so many different tacks I could take with her personality and circumstances. I'm really looking forward to answering all of those questions.

Actually, women make up about 40% of the military at the present. Or at least, they did when I was in a couple years ago

That's the US Army I take it? I'd no idea it was quite so high. So, like yourself and Vex have mentioned, it would make sense to have female military personnel involved. I have a pal in the Air Corps here in Ireland so I'm looking forward to pulling on some of her experiences.

That sounds great to me. It's up to you whether you want to be part of the group already, hell, that would be the origin story of the crazy waif, or if you want to be a lone wolf that stumbles across the message. Could be she's the protector for the teenage girl, maybe her older sister, or she was the leader for another group of survivors that were slowly decimated. It's up to you, but I would love to have the counterbalance to Charlotte who while she's strong, is not army strong.

As to all the other thoughts, I will hopefully answer them tonight. The weather is killing me and making it hard to concentrate, I wish it would just be autumn already.

I'm so glad you liked the concept, Maeve. There are a few directions I could take the character and, depending on what kind male personalities we get for the game, I could completely flip the script and have her assume the more villainous role if needs be. Perhaps she orchestrated the idea in order to ensure her own safety? Perhaps she had the foresight to put the plan in place when she realised that it might only be a matter of time before a few of the less "wholesome" members of her company would turn on her?

Alternatively, she could be the outsider, either looking for Vex's young teenager or accompanying her (pending Vex's interest/okay, of course!). She could find the whole situation completely vile, but finds herself in a very awkward position when it appears that the young 16 year old is seemingly open to the arrangement, or has snared the attention of one of the soldiers.

To sum up, she can be whatever the game needs her to be. Also, seconded all of Vex's questions on AU setting and timeline.

And feel better soon.
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« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2015, 05:40:52 PM »
As to all the other thoughts, I will hopefully answer them tonight. The weather is killing me and making it hard to concentrate, I wish it would just be autumn already.

Been there. That was a good portion of the slowdown in my posts over the last month, personally. Rest assured that Fall is just around the corner, and hopefully, the shorter days will make things a little more comfortable in that avenue. In the mean time, do feel free to take your time with that. I'm in no hurry to get things started, and I suspect the other applicants aren't either.  :-)

By the way, I got a pm from blue bunny sparkle that she will have to drop due to time constraints.  Just a heads up.

A shame to hear, though I suppose that does bring the number of female applicants more to Maeve's expressed interests. I hope you weren't far along in developing your character with her, if just to save you the stress. It can be quite frustrating to scrap a concept you were getting attached to.

If you wanted to stick with a similar concept, I wouldn't mind at all attaching a similar character to the teenager, perhaps as an older family member, like a brother, father, uncle, or even just as a family friend. I rather like the idea that my character has been protected along this catastrophe, treated as a kid by her guardian all along. It would help provide a reasonable background for her to actually volunteer to "do her part", as it's part an effort to show she doesn't have to be treated as helpless, and part an expression of her guilt for being so dependent up until this point. I think having a character on board that has an inborn protective streak about her and emphasizes her "innocence" would make the concept all the more interesting.

It's just an offer, though. Please, don't feel obligated to take it. You've had plenty of great ideas thusfar, so if you've got another one cooking up there, by all means. I'll be interested to see where you go regardless.

Thanks so much, Vex! There are so many different tacks I could take with her personality and circumstances. I'm really looking forward to answering all of those questions.

Just calling it like I see it. I'm actually a little jealous I didn't come up with the idea myself. It's a solid avenue to explore, it's really sensible, and fits perfectly with the complicated relationships dynamic Maeve had in mind.

That's the US Army I take it? I'd no idea it was quite so high. So, like yourself and Vex have mentioned, it would make sense to have female military personnel involved. I have a pal in the Air Corps here in Ireland so I'm looking forward to pulling on some of her experiences.

To be fair, I don't think it's quite that high. A quick Google search on the matter produces a number closer to what kckolbe stated, as the U.S Army's own website cites this number. The divisions between the branches are interesting, though. For the Air Force and Reserves, it's about 20%, but for the Marines, it's barely above 5%.

Not to say arthenwell is wrong or making that up, of course. I just don't know where that 40% figure comes from. If it's from his own experience at boot camp, then it's likely anecdotal, but would make for an interesting experience, I'm sure. I am curious to see how the military fares with a gender split more representative of the general population. Although, if it's a true statistic, I'd be curious to see where that is as well, but perhaps it's a bit outside the perview of what we need for this game. After all, even if we took the lower figure of 15%, that still works out to 1 female military member for every 6 or 7 male service member. That certainly works for our purposes as well.

I'm so glad you liked the concept, Maeve. There are a few directions I could take the character and, depending on what kind male personalities we get for the game, I could completely flip the script and have her assume the more villainous role if needs be. Perhaps she orchestrated the idea in order to ensure her own safety? Perhaps she had the foresight to put the plan in place when she realised that it might only be a matter of time before a few of the less "wholesome" members of her company would turn on her?

Alternatively, she could be the outsider, either looking for Vex's young teenager or accompanying her (pending Vex's interest/okay, of course!). She could find the whole situation completely vile, but finds herself in a very awkward position when it appears that the young 16 year old is seemingly open to the arrangement, or has snared the attention of one of the soldiers.

Well, I certainly wouldn't mind having her attached to my teenager. But honestly, I think the female soldier concept's most interesting dynamic is how she relates to the male company members, not particularly to the "civilians", so to speak. Not that we can't include her to have complex relationships with the other females, naturally, but I think that deserves the highest focus for her, so, if I might be so bold, I'd suggest making her an original member of the company. It would be interesting to see her with a leadership position of sorts, although she doesn't necessarily have to be the one in charge. Having her be the one who came up with the idea would be a neat twist, but I think we should wait and see what personalities emerge before claiming the one responsible for it. 

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« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2015, 06:08:09 PM »
Actually, we hadn't really started at all, so nothing major was lost.  I'll PM you about a connection after this.

As for the military ratio, the main reason it's so high is that the DoD still doesn't put females in direct combat roles, though the definition of indirect is evolving.  The Air Force (which I've been in since 2001), being the most removed from combat, has the highest percentage of women because it creates less of a "flexibility" issue personnel-wise, and women are more likely to consider it due to a higher average living standard.  Within the military, the highest percentages for female members are medical, personnel, and intel. 

So Aurai's char could be something very rare, and a real game-changer.  Of course, that needn't concern dyed in the wool sexists, as they could simply hold onto the idea that standards were lowered for her character, as that possibility is a frequent topic in the military. 

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2015, 06:17:32 PM »
That's the US Army I take it? I'd no idea it was quite so high. So, like yourself and Vex have mentioned, it would make sense to have female military personnel involved. I have a pal in the Air Corps here in Ireland so I'm looking forward to pulling on some of her experiences.

Actually, I was US Navy, but that hardly matters.

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« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2015, 08:46:38 PM »
Indeed. It is as Nicholas and kckolbe say. I wouldn't suggest anything against this site's policies, nor would kckolbe, I assume. Sixteen is within the E's rules, and while I'd be sitting at the edge with that concept, I'm certainly not going to do anything to push those boundaries. I'm not that daring.

But, the rules aren't everything. Beyond that, I'm not looking to many anyone uncomfortable. So, if you, or any other player, are uncomfortable with the idea, even though it's within the rules, I'm more than happy to ditch that concept for something more accommodating. I'm sure I can find another concept that works for everyone, if that's the case.

Yeah, I've that experience with teens too. Damn brats think they know everything, and then are repeatedly surprised by just how much they don't.  ::) I'm hoping for a fairly reasonable portrayal, though. Sure, throws some chaos into things with her occasional outbursts, but never gets too ridiculous. She may blow things out of proportion or downplay things that need some attention, but she isn't delusional or making things up out of nothing. I'm looking a confused, scared girl who's doing the best to learn in a world gone-tipsy turvy while she's still trying to find her place in it, not a completely egotistical drama-queen (although she might come off as that to certain characters). No idea if I can actually pull that off, if people are interested, I'll try.

And I hope it's not just the women who have some complex feelings about her. She can be an interesting conflict for the men as well, some of who can be just as protective as the women when it comes to young people. Of course, others won't care, and will treat her the same as any other woman. Some might even have less patience for her. It'll be fascinating to see where everyone lies on that matter, and more importantly, why they do. I think their rationale behind it can say a lot about how they see societal order (both the old and the new) and people as a whole.


I didn't want to suggest you would, honestly it was to correct my own ignorance. I'd heard 16 bandied about for other stories and wasn't sure if Elliquiy didn't have a strict age and if 16  was a gentleman's agreement or if it was in writing. For my part I don't mind. I think it could add some interesting layers. Might put Charlotte in a position where she begins to question her own situation and how more control she really has.

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« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2015, 10:10:48 PM »
Been posting from my phone, finally done with the brutal part of my schedule for a couple of days.  Vex, I am definitely interested in seeing your take on a teenage char.  Likewise, I really like Aurai's concept as well.  I feel like both can cause significant discord by just existing in an environment like this.  While 4 females is more than Maeve probably wanted, each one really appears to offer something different to the relationship dynamic.  With the gender ratio shifting, the initial agreement might need to shift, perhaps with Charlotte having offered the bargain, though this only works if there is no crazy waif (and it seems there won't be).

What are you thinking, Maeve?

Actually four females was my max. You may be right in 6-12 soldiers being a tall order, however not all of those males have to be active characters. I like your idea about always recruiting. That way if someone wants to play a soldier that's always been there that route is available, or should we need a certain type of character for a plot line or a death we something to mine from. As to the gender ratio shifting...well that opens up another possibility. Any cult leader (well a good chunk of them anyway) will tell you that you need to get rid of all the males. Maybe with the number of women increasing there's one guy that thinks he should just kill his fellow soldiers and set himself up with a Harem.

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« Reply #43 on: September 19, 2015, 08:19:44 PM »
I'm glad you like my take on the concept, but I suppose that's more your idea than it was mine. Still, I appreciate it, and I look forward to seeing what you and b.b sparkle do with your siblings idea.

I suppose we are filling up on the female side, yes. Four females might be a tad more than Maeve wanted. I wouldn't mind dropping out if need be, to better fit her vision of the story, but I think I like Aurai's female soldier idea is a more interesting dynamic to explore, if we're comparing the two as characters who might had been with the group of men before Charlotte's inclusion.

I'll work on the concept as soon as I can. But, in the mean time, I had a couple of questions about the setting, if you wouldn't mind, Maeve. I take it this mansion is in the United States? I know the Humane Society is primarily based there, but you did say this was a 28 Days Later AU, and that takes place in the U.K.. Just wanted to be sure, as I often include regional aspects to my characters. If it's in the U.S., did you have an idea of where it would be? Like a State or a general region of the country?

Once again, I know this is a 28 Days Later AU, but is this actually taking place 28 days after the outbreak (I'll admit, I feel a little silly asking that  :P ). Just want to understand the time-frame I have to account for.

Does this take place sometime this year, in 2015? Again, I hate to keep bringing up the series, but that was released over a decade ago. Technology has changed quite a bit since 2003, as has political events, international issues, and the psyche of the quite a few countries (public perception on homosexuality, for instance).

Lastly, more meta, but how much focus do you think will be given to survival elements or fighting zombies in this game? I get that the central focus will be on the relationships of the survivors and the unusual arrangement that's been made in this fledgling society of survivors, but how much do you see our characters dealing with the hostile environment that forced them into this position? Just more of a curiosity, as for what to expect.

All good questions. When I said an AU I didn't have much of preference on location honestly. However since Arthenwel set his character in the USA, I am more than happy to have it set in America. Now that being said I would still like them to be on a big property, either a compound out in the Rockies or an Eastern estate, like the Biltmore Mansion. I am going to leave that up to a vote whether everyone would like to go east or west.

Not necessarily 28 days after the outbreak. In fact lets set it a tad later, without the military support you find in the film. I'm comfortable with it being six months to a year after. I don't want the pre-zombie world to be too far out of memory. I still want it to be all a little surreal for everyone. I also don't want enough time for alot of survivors to have contacted each other, new cities to spring up, or a generation of children to have no memories of a world without zombies. I also want an element of fear. What happened if the world goes back to normal? Will everyone be judged for what they did to survive?

For sanity's sake, lets set it in 2015.

Finally, I'm hoping quite a bit. I'm thinking a lot of that will be gm events. Of course, these events will be catalysts to see how the relationships change. Will you find strange allies if suddenly food supplies run low? Will friendships dissolve because they failed to save another survivor? Will one of the woman prove her mettle killing an infected and force the men to see her as more than just a bed warmer?

If you have any other questions, please post them. I am happy to answer all.


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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #44 on: September 19, 2015, 09:22:11 PM »
Just calling it like I see it. I'm actually a little jealous I didn't come up with the idea myself. It's a solid avenue to explore, it's really sensible, and fits perfectly with the complicated relationships dynamic Maeve had in mind.

To be fair, I don't think it's quite that high. A quick Google search on the matter produces a number closer to what kckolbe stated, as the U.S Army's own website cites this number. The divisions between the branches are interesting, though. For the Air Force and Reserves, it's about 20%, but for the Marines, it's barely above 5%.

Not to say arthenwell is wrong or making that up, of course. I just don't know where that 40% figure comes from. If it's from his own experience at boot camp, then it's likely anecdotal, but would make for an interesting experience, I'm sure. I am curious to see how the military fares with a gender split more representative of the general population. Although, if it's a true statistic, I'd be curious to see where that is as well, but perhaps it's a bit outside the perview of what we need for this game. After all, even if we took the lower figure of 15%, that still works out to 1 female military member for every 6 or 7 male service member. That certainly works for our purposes as well.

It definitely works for our purposes, and I'm really pleased that even taking the lower figure of 15%, like you suggested, gives us a ratio of 6/7:1. I always feel better when character concepts are somewhat realistic. I love a bit of realism amongst the highly irregular. With regard to divisions and branches I'm not entirely set on what kind of military background I'll be giving her, but I've a fair amount of research to do for her yet. And thank you for the figures; they've given me a lot to ponder.  ;D

Well, I certainly wouldn't mind having her attached to my teenager. But honestly, I think the female soldier concept's most interesting dynamic is how she relates to the male company members, not particularly to the "civilians", so to speak. Not that we can't include her to have complex relationships with the other females, naturally, but I think that deserves the highest focus for her, so, if I might be so bold, I'd suggest making her an original member of the company. It would be interesting to see her with a leadership position of sorts, although she doesn't necessarily have to be the one in charge. Having her be the one who came up with the idea would be a neat twist, but I think we should wait and see what personalities emerge before claiming the one responsible for it.

I would be inclined to agree with your suggestion that we wait and see what other types of characters might crawl out from beneath their rocks. At the moment most interested parties seem to be swinging around the morally "grey" area, but naturally that could change. Even if I was to go the route of her being comfortable with all of the arrangements, that could certainly change with the arrival of a minor. It would be a contradiction of sorts, but then, people usually are, and not everyone's moral compass points north consistently.

I'm pretty sold on the idea of her being an original member of the company now, too. I think you're right, it makes the most sense to me considering what we've been discussing. Cheers for that, and if I may add, I'm very much looking forward to RPing with you and all of these interesting folks.

Actually, we hadn't really started at all, so nothing major was lost.  I'll PM you about a connection after this.

As for the military ratio, the main reason it's so high is that the DoD still doesn't put females in direct combat roles, though the definition of indirect is evolving.  The Air Force (which I've been in since 2001), being the most removed from combat, has the highest percentage of women because it creates less of a "flexibility" issue personnel-wise, and women are more likely to consider it due to a higher average living standard.  Within the military, the highest percentages for female members are medical, personnel, and intel. 

So Aurai's char could be something very rare, and a real game-changer.  Of course, that needn't concern dyed in the wool sexists, as they could simply hold onto the idea that standards were lowered for her character, as that possibility is a frequent topic in the military.

This will add another dimension to her interactions with the other soldiers, too. Sexism is inherent as both a concept and a reality within this game. I mean, the female roles and boundaries have been set for the women in this group; they have domestic caretaker roles and would be expected by many to pretty much spread 'em on demand. In addition to that, there may be military personnel that believe a woman has no place serving in certain situations alongside them, which adds even more possible contention. Is she expected by others to serve the group as a woman, as a soldier, or both? Lots to think about, thank you!

Actually, I was US Navy, but that hardly matters.

Like your char. Which is pretty cool, you've experience to draw upon.

Finally, I'm hoping quite a bit. I'm thinking a lot of that will be gm events. Of course, these events will be catalysts to see how the relationships change. Will you find strange allies if suddenly food supplies run low? Will friendships dissolve because they failed to save another survivor? Will one of the woman prove her mettle killing an infected and force the men to see her as more than just a bed warmer?

That just sounds like all kinds of brilliant fun.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2015, 10:24:30 PM »
As to the gender ratio shifting...well that opens up another possibility. Any cult leader (well a good chunk of them anyway) will tell you that you need to get rid of all the males. Maybe with the number of women increasing there's one guy that thinks he should just kill his fellow soldiers and set himself up with a Harem.

Well this is a disturbing thought.  So, right now we have arthenwel as our lone submitted male char, along with 3 interesting female concepts.  I'm strongly considering a second character, something I almost never do, but I really appreciate "being heard" in the coordination here, so I do want to help your vision get realized.

The primary char would be someone close to Vex's char, still plotting that out.  The second would be a technician of sorts in the military, enlisted, so he won't be a higher ranking one.  He'll be a vocal follower of the sex-driven roles.

With regard to divisions and branches I'm not entirely set on what kind of military background I'll be giving her, but I've a fair amount of research to do for her yet. And thank you for the figures; they've given me a lot to ponder.  ;D

This will add another dimension to her interactions with the other soldiers, too. Sexism is inherent as both a concept and a reality within this game. I mean, the female roles and boundaries have been set for the women in this group; they have domestic caretaker roles and would be expected by many to pretty much spread 'em on demand. In addition to that, there may be military personnel that believe a woman has no place serving in certain situations alongside them, which adds even more possible contention. Is she expected by others to serve the group as a woman, as a soldier, or both? Lots to think about, thank you!

Discrimination is a really touchy subject in the Department of Defense.  Right now there is the catchy "zero tolerance" for it, but men and women have different fitness standards, and only men are required to register for the draft.  If your char is gay/bi, then it is only within the past 5 years she was allowed to publicly state it.  Feel free to ask any cultural questions, though I should note that while I've been an operational flyer and intel analyst, I've never been "in the shit," so am not much help there.

I would still like them to be on a big property, either a compound out in the Rockies or an Eastern estate, like the Biltmore Mansion. I am going to leave that up to a vote whether everyone would like to go east or west.

Not necessarily 28 days after the outbreak. In fact lets set it a tad later, without the military support you find in the film. I'm comfortable with it being six months to a year after. I don't want the pre-zombie world to be too far out of memory. I still want it to be all a little surreal for everyone. I also don't want enough time for alot of survivors to have contacted each other, new cities to spring up, or a generation of children to have no memories of a world without zombies. I also want an element of fear. What happened if the world goes back to normal? Will everyone be judged for what they did to survive?

For sanity's sake, lets set it in 2015.

Finally, I'm hoping quite a bit. I'm thinking a lot of that will be gm events. Of course, these events will be catalysts to see how the relationships change. Will you find strange allies if suddenly food supplies run low? Will friendships dissolve because they failed to save another survivor? Will one of the woman prove her mettle killing an infected and force the men to see her as more than just a bed warmer?

If you have any other questions, please post them. I am happy to answer all.

I have no clue on property.  Maybe if there are certain properties you would like to see considered, we could put a bunch of them in a post and vote on them?  Ideally buildings with viewable floor plans.

GM events are a must.  In addition to zombie attacks, the group will need to restock ammo and consumables.  Not sure how electricity will work, as we don't know how much damage has been done to the infrastructure. 

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2015, 08:34:43 AM »
All good questions. When I said an AU I didn't have much of preference on location honestly. However since Arthenwel set his character in the USA, I am more than happy to have it set in America. Now that being said I would still like them to be on a big property, either a compound out in the Rockies or an Eastern estate, like the Biltmore Mansion. I am going to leave that up to a vote whether everyone would like to go east or west.

I can't say I entirely know what you're talking about. I'm familiar with the Rockies, but how far East, exactly? Like, East Coast? Because that's quite different terrain than the Rockies. I'm not sure I have a particular preference between the two at the moment, but that aside, I'm comfortable with it being an American location.

Not necessarily 28 days after the outbreak. In fact lets set it a tad later, without the military support you find in the film. I'm comfortable with it being six months to a year after. I don't want the pre-zombie world to be too far out of memory. I still want it to be all a little surreal for everyone. I also don't want enough time for alot of survivors to have contacted each other, new cities to spring up, or a generation of children to have no memories of a world without zombies. I also want an element of fear. What happened if the world goes back to normal? Will everyone be judged for what they did to survive?

Hmmm..well, I agree a month in is too soon for those developments, but doesn't six months seem a bit long for people to still be wandering around aimlessly? While cities springing up in six months seems unlikely, but there could very well be small settlements. I think, by the sixth month point, most people who are still alive have had to accept it to a degree. If you want most people to have a hopeful wondering whether this would all go away, I think maybe two or three months or so would be more appropraite. But, it's not like I'm an expert. It's just my take.

Finally, I'm hoping quite a bit. I'm thinking a lot of that will be gm events. Of course, these events will be catalysts to see how the relationships change. Will you find strange allies if suddenly food supplies run low? Will friendships dissolve because they failed to save another survivor? Will one of the woman prove her mettle killing an infected and force the men to see her as more than just a bed warmer?

Thanks for clarifying that. It does sound promising! I do like my games with a fair amount of variety and complications. Granted, going out and killing infected isn't likely something most of the women in this game are going to do, but it's still nice to see different challenges being thrown at the group. It helps reflect the desperation and difficulty of their arrangement. Besides, not only do the guys need to go out and prove their mettle, but the gals need the occasional reminder of why it's still likely better sticking around and letting these guys use them than to take their chances on their own outside.

If you have any other questions, please post them. I am happy to answer all.

Glad to hear it! A couple more, if you don't mind.

I've heard you mention zombies a few times. Even though the series sorta spawned the idea of the sprinting zombie, the original series didn't technically use zombies, per say. The Rage Virus merely made it's victims mindlessly violent. They aren't undead. They die just as easily as any person does, if they were recklessly and obsessively concerned with killing others and nothing else. They didn't eat people, or anything, for that matter. Funnily enough, that's what eventually ends the outbreak, when the current Infected just starve to death, because they never take the time to eat. They're slightly smarter than zombies, and can figure out things like ladders, doors and aiming for a moving target, but they're probably more self-destructive their ways too.

So, just to clarify, are these zombies? Or infected? I don't mind either, really, I just wanted to make sure we're all on the same page here.

Secondly, to reference the movie once more (probably the last time I'll do that, I swear  :P ), the original soldiers weren't just interested in having fun with the girls. To the contrary, it almost seemed like fun wasn't really part of it (although, it was for at least one of them). Rather, what they wanted women for was for "hope", to assure a possible future for the men. Meaning, children. Is that part of what you see this group is after as well? Or is it purely for entertainment/release/sanity? Even if it's just the latter, I have to imagine they have to think about how to avoid it, at least. Securing prophylactics could be an interesting goal, right along with water, power, or food.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2015, 11:54:15 AM »
Is the crazy waif role taken? Also, would they still require her to fuck soldiers after Charlotte and the other women have arrived?
I mean, at least some of the men would be weirded out by her mental state, right?

As for the male to female ratio, you definitely need a lot more men than women for the core concept of this game to work.
That does not mean that all male characters need to be PCs. Just fill out the roster with NPCs until you get 12+ soldiers.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2015, 12:14:17 PM »
Just so you know, my character may be a bit stand-offish in the beginning. At least until someone brings him out of his shell.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2015, 04:29:02 PM »
It definitely works for our purposes, and I'm really pleased that even taking the lower figure of 15%, like you suggested, gives us a ratio of 6/7:1. I always feel better when character concepts are somewhat realistic. I love a bit of realism amongst the highly irregular. With regard to divisions and branches I'm not entirely set on what kind of military background I'll be giving her, but I've a fair amount of research to do for her yet. And thank you for the figures; they've given me a lot to ponder.  ;D

Glad to be of help, but really, it's your idea. I'm just adding some toppings and flavorings to your ice cream bowl, really.  :P

I would be inclined to agree with your suggestion that we wait and see what other types of characters might crawl out from beneath their rocks. At the moment most interested parties seem to be swinging around the morally "grey" area, but naturally that could change. Even if I was to go the route of her being comfortable with all of the arrangements, that could certainly change with the arrival of a minor. It would be a contradiction of sorts, but then, people usually are, and not everyone's moral compass points north consistently.

I'm pretty sold on the idea of her being an original member of the company now, too. I think you're right, it makes the most sense to me considering what we've been discussing. Cheers for that, and if I may add, I'm very much looking forward to RPing with you and all of these interesting folks.

Right back at you. It sounds really promising, so I'll be looking forward to seeing what you end up doing with concept. Don't hesitate to ask any questions if you have any.  :-)

Well this is a disturbing thought.  So, right now we have arthenwel as our lone submitted male char, along with 3 interesting female concepts.  I'm strongly considering a second character, something I almost never do, but I really appreciate "being heard" in the coordination here, so I do want to help your vision get realized.

The primary char would be someone close to Vex's char, still plotting that out.  The second would be a technician of sorts in the military, enlisted, so he won't be a higher ranking one.  He'll be a vocal follower of the sex-driven roles.

Well, arthenwel is the only one who's submitted a character, period. Most of us are just working with concepts. But along with the three females (four now, I suppose), you've got one or two male characters coming, and Cabalxxvi has expressed interest in making a male character as well. He just wasn't sure what, seeing as he wanted to play something different. Speaking to him, he's more than welcome to ask for assistance in coming up with a concept, if he feels like it.

But, indeed. I'm working with kckolbe, and things are going swimmingly, if I may say so. I hope we'll be able to show you all what we've come up with fairly soon.

GM events are a must.  In addition to zombie attacks, the group will need to restock ammo and consumables.  Not sure how electricity will work, as we don't know how much damage has been done to the infrastructure.

I'm not sure damage has to be done, per say. Infrastructure falls apart fairly quickly without regular maintenance. I've heard it said that, should a cataclysmic event were to happen and they weren't regularly tended to, most of the running water, power, and sewage facilities would cease functioning within a month, and the latter making most urban areas virtually uninhabitable. Similarly, gasoline dries up fairly quickly, and chances are, any gas that wasn't properly stored would lose it's potency as a fuel source within weeks. So, if we're going with a realistic approach a few months into this disaster, as I understand it, our characters have been living off a low-tech manner for a while now.

That said, that doesn't mean we can't have those amenities. This mansion has it's own private generator, and happens to be near a river, for instance. With the proper equipment and structures, that could provide some method of having some comforts. That could provide a need for more fuel, filters, and other regular maintenance aspects.

Or, perhaps that's a mystery in and of itself. Why is the power and water running in the nearby village? Maybe that's for us to find out!

Is the crazy waif role taken? Also, would they still require her to fuck soldiers after Charlotte and the other women have arrived?
I mean, at least some of the men would be weirded out by her mental state, right?

As for the male to female ratio, you definitely need a lot more men than women for the core concept of this game to work.
That does not mean that all male characters need to be PCs. Just fill out the roster with NPCs until you get 12+ soldiers.

I believe the Crazy Waif is available, although there's some question about whether it was being replaced with the female soldier concept. But, I suppose both are possible to have together. I'm fairly sure she would be expected to hold up to her obligations, even with Charlotte and my teenager. If anything, that just means we share the burden, and it's not all thrust upon one person to handle anymore, but not excusing any of them from "service". In the soldier's mind, I imagine they're doing they're helping the females out by giving them a safe place, free of infected and degenerates, so the females should show their appreciation. I don't think anyone gets a pass on this. Everyone has to do their part to keep this thing running, so to speak. But, the males have more options with more women around, and could decide to visit more well-adjusted women if they prefer.

As for if the soldiers would get weirded out...well, it depends on what kind of issue she has. I mean, talking as a student of psychology, everyone's a little insane in some respects, and do something that is probably quite irrational, if you sit back and think about it. It's just a question of whether one's particular brand of insanity is enough to keep them from living a fulfilling life. If not, it's not really something society needs to concern itself with. If so, then something needs to be done for them. Most people who are "insane" are reasonably functional. But some, obviously, are not. So, it really depends on what kind of issue she has, and that's really up to the player to decide. If she's just mute and an extreme doormat, some soldiers might find a little off-putting, but others might enjoy it. If she has a tendency to laugh maniacally and stab herself, then yeah, that's a little more disturbing.

You're right about the male-to-female ratio, though. I do believe Maeve intends to fill a few of those roles to NPCs, so she can have the catalysts she needs for certain plots and dynamics. But, we'll see if we can't attract a couple more PCs to help fill that out a bit more.

Just so you know, my character may be a bit stand-offish in the beginning. At least until someone brings him out of his shell.

No worries. I imagine a lot of our characters are going to be fairly awkward with one another in the early going. It's a lot to get adjusted to, both for the men and the women. But I suspect even those who have reservations and objections to the current scheme might eventually get some measure of comfort with it, and get acquainted with the people around them. The current arrangement might seem quite harsh, but I imagine few, if any, of those around are true sociopaths. Most are fairly normal people, trying to survive and stay sane in the face of horrific circumstances. Eventually, if things get steady, that humanity will peak out again, even if the transition is pretty difficult.
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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2015, 07:28:55 PM »
I'm not sure damage has to be done, per say. Infrastructure falls apart fairly quickly without regular maintenance. I've heard it said that, should a cataclysmic event were to happen and they weren't regularly tended to, most of the running water, power, and sewage facilities would cease functioning within a month, and the latter making most urban areas virtually uninhabitable. Similarly, gasoline dries up fairly quickly, and chances are, any gas that wasn't properly stored would lose it's potency as a fuel source within weeks. So, if we're going with a realistic approach a few months into this disaster, as I understand it, our characters have been living off a low-tech manner for a while now.

If we have an engineer, the generator can be modified and adapted with the water wheel to create power. Also, since, 'for sanity's sake', the story takes place in 2015, we could have scavenged solar panels. That would have created a reasonably comfortable living. Underground gasoline reservoirs will be good for a while unless the reservoir is breached. Sewage would be the real issue, unless you set up a outhouse down river so that the running water would wash it away without polluting the water supply. Also, the reason why the electric grid would shut down is because all plants are equipped with a fail safe. If the plant hasn't been monitored/maintained, the plant automatically shuts down to protect the machinery and to prevent an explosion due to exposed/frayed wiring

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2015, 09:00:34 PM »
Definitely like the point of solar panels, ensuring some electricity.  And a personal well is extremely feasible as well.

So, question about "service."  How often was Charlotte having to entertain?  I know she had every other day off, but was it one soldier per duty day?  Was it all of them?  Just want to get an idea of demand.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2015, 01:41:25 AM »
If she gets every other day off, I would suggest that she services six men per day?
That would mean - if the 12 men number holds up - that each soldier gets some alone time with her once every four days.
Any longer than that might make some of them restless. Any more per day for Charlotte might wear her out mentally and physically a lot faster, so they would probably at least be somewhat conscious of that?

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2015, 07:02:55 AM »
I can't say I entirely know what you're talking about. I'm familiar with the Rockies, but how far East, exactly? Like, East Coast? Because that's quite different terrain than the Rockies. I'm not sure I have a particular preference between the two at the moment, but that aside, I'm comfortable with it being an American location.

Hmmm..well, I agree a month in is too soon for those developments, but doesn't six months seem a bit long for people to still be wandering around aimlessly? While cities springing up in six months seems unlikely, but there could very well be small settlements. I think, by the sixth month point, most people who are still alive have had to accept it to a degree. If you want most people to have a hopeful wondering whether this would all go away, I think maybe two or three months or so would be more appropraite. But, it's not like I'm an expert. It's just my take.

Thanks for clarifying that. It does sound promising! I do like my games with a fair amount of variety and complications. Granted, going out and killing infected isn't likely something most of the women in this game are going to do, but it's still nice to see different challenges being thrown at the group. It helps reflect the desperation and difficulty of their arrangement. Besides, not only do the guys need to go out and prove their mettle, but the gals need the occasional reminder of why it's still likely better sticking around and letting these guys use them than to take their chances on their own outside.

Glad to hear it! A couple more, if you don't mind.

I've heard you mention zombies a few times. Even though the series sorta spawned the idea of the sprinting zombie, the original series didn't technically use zombies, per say. The Rage Virus merely made it's victims mindlessly violent. They aren't undead. They die just as easily as any person does, if they were recklessly and obsessively concerned with killing others and nothing else. They didn't eat people, or anything, for that matter. Funnily enough, that's what eventually ends the outbreak, when the current Infected just starve to death, because they never take the time to eat. They're slightly smarter than zombies, and can figure out things like ladders, doors and aiming for a moving target, but they're probably more self-destructive their ways too.

So, just to clarify, are these zombies? Or infected? I don't mind either, really, I just wanted to make sure we're all on the same page here.

Secondly, to reference the movie once more (probably the last time I'll do that, I swear  :P ), the original soldiers weren't just interested in having fun with the girls. To the contrary, it almost seemed like fun wasn't really part of it (although, it was for at least one of them). Rather, what they wanted women for was for "hope", to assure a possible future for the men. Meaning, children. Is that part of what you see this group is after as well? Or is it purely for entertainment/release/sanity? Even if it's just the latter, I have to imagine they have to think about how to avoid it, at least. Securing prophylactics could be an interesting goal, right along with water, power, or food.

It's essentially a question of east vs. west. They could end up in a place like this
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for the Rockies. I have no preference, just want to know for flora and fauna.

3 months works for me. Gives enough time for things to collapse and the survivors to time to get some scars and stories.

As to zombies/infected. Let's go with it being a virus, or maybe a mystery. There was no time for the official report to be released, so one is really sure what they are. Could be a running theme throughout the story whenever anyone calls them zombies they're corrected. That being said I do think they should die in the standard zombie manner with a head shot. Just to be safe.

I definitely think children are a part of it, just not yet. Could be Charlotte keeps putting it off, bribes one of the guys with extra attention if he sneaks her birth control pills, that sort of thing.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2015, 07:34:59 AM »
Might make sense for Corbin to do that. Be his tiny way of protecting her.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2015, 12:05:03 PM »
Definitely like the point of solar panels, ensuring some electricity.  And a personal well is extremely feasible as well.

So, question about "service."  How often was Charlotte having to entertain?  I know she had every other day off, but was it one soldier per duty day?  Was it all of them?  Just want to get an idea of demand.

So it would be one per day, essentially a night service, since she has duties during the day.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2015, 06:49:21 PM »
Been pretty quiet lately.  All well?

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #57 on: October 05, 2015, 04:16:39 PM »
Yeah, it has. Of course, you know I've still been on it. I just had a been on an unexpected hiatus while I'm recovering from a hand injury this past week. But I'm still here, interested, and I think my character is nearly ready to be written up, once I feel my wrist is up to it.

I just hope there's still a place for her.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2015, 06:16:14 AM »
Yeah, it has. Of course, you know I've still been on it. I just had a been on an unexpected hiatus while I'm recovering from a hand injury this past week. But I'm still here, interested, and I think my character is nearly ready to be written up, once I feel my wrist is up to it.

I just hope there's still a place for her.

Course there's still a place. I look forward to reading yours and everyone else's character outlines.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2015, 06:40:13 AM »
Never posted my approved character in here, I think.

Might drum up some more interest?

Writer Name: RedEve

Character Name: Rosa Brooks

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Age: 32

Sexuality: straight

Personality: Prior to the world going to shit, Rosa was an outgoing and fun-loving person. She was the happy single type young woman who spent most of her twenties and the beginning of her thirties in serial monogamy that was primarily guided by physical attraction. She has a lot of friends, though more male friends than female.

History: In the normal world, Rosa was an English teacher at a local high school. For about six years after her graduation, she lived and worked in France and taught English at a French high school. It was only in her late 20s that she returned home. When the world turned to shit, things got bad quickly. Together with her roommate and her roommate’s boyfriend, they managed to survive the first few weeks. They soon decided to leave the city and go to less populous areas, but everywhere the swarm of zombies had taken over. After a few weeks, during a food run, she got separated from her two companions. After a day of fruitlessly trying to find them again, she knew it was of no use and she would have to fend for herself.

A stroke of luck came her way in the form of a radio transmission that invited survivors to head towards a safe haven. With few other alternatives, Rosa managed to start a car and follow a map in the direction of this supposed safe place. Eventually she arrived at a very well-protected mansion which was well-guarded by a unit of soldiers. Her initial relief was short-lived as on the very first night, she was introduced to what they had in mind for her in terms of repayment. As the only woman made to service a dozen men, she went through a phase of fierce resistance. After about ten days of that, she retreated into herself and fell into a near catatonic state. This was occasionally interrupted by nights of wailing and screaming. But no one has had or has attempted to have a coherent conversation with her in a long time.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2015, 11:50:01 AM »
I don't feel this game is still radiating much energy, and male interest hasn't picked up at all.  Hate to do it, as there was a ton of potential, but I am going to withdraw.

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2015, 07:04:39 PM »
I don't feel this game is still radiating much energy, and male interest hasn't picked up at all.  Hate to do it, as there was a ton of potential, but I am going to withdraw.

I'm sorry to hear that but I do understand.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #62 on: November 10, 2015, 11:19:55 AM »
Just seeing if there's any lingering interest for this game.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #63 on: November 10, 2015, 01:44:47 PM »
I'm still waiting with Corbin

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« Reply #64 on: November 10, 2015, 01:54:39 PM »
I'm still waiting with Corbin

Excellent. Well lets see if we can wrangle up a few more people and get this show on the road. I might just write a intro post and have it hanging out in the ether and turn this into a constant recruiting situation.

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« Reply #65 on: November 10, 2015, 02:17:17 PM »
Might have to. Although, I'm fine with waiting. Not like I really have much going RP wise

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #66 on: January 18, 2016, 11:27:25 PM »
Lets try this again.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #67 on: January 18, 2016, 11:32:47 PM »
Sup

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Zombie
« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2016, 11:34:58 PM »
Thank you for your continued interest and patience. You know what,I have a day off tomorrow. I will write an intro piece with our characters, something akin to a prologue, and if anyone decides to join us that would be bully. 

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2016, 11:29:32 PM »
https://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=243062.0

There you are, feel free to reply whenever you have time.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #70 on: January 20, 2016, 02:12:30 AM »
I might give this another try, provided you are okay with a slow posting pace?

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #71 on: January 20, 2016, 02:52:54 AM »
Is this still available?

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #72 on: January 20, 2016, 07:43:36 AM »
I might give this another try, provided you are okay with a slow posting pace?

At the moment, completely. I'm still trying to get people interested, so I don't see this one having a meteoric rise but rather a study ascent. Where I have the story now, I don't think she's met the crazy waif yet. I think the boys still have her locked away somewhere.
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Is this still available?

It is indeed. What sort of character were you thinking of? 

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #73 on: January 20, 2016, 08:16:36 AM »
I think my character is a fresh graduated doctor that knows how to fight. He is in the army as a field medic/doctor kind of person. Thats what I have in mind for now.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2016, 08:22:05 AM »
They would need a doctor. Feel free to whip up a character sheet for him.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2016, 08:23:08 AM »
Yep, will do so as soon as I can.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #76 on: January 20, 2016, 10:39:24 AM »
At the moment, completely. I'm still trying to get people interested, so I don't see this one having a meteoric rise but rather a study ascent. Where I have the story now, I don't think she's met the crazy waif yet. I think the boys still have her locked away somewhere.

Would Rosa still be servicing some of the men even whilst she is locked away (and kept away from Charlotte)?


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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #77 on: January 20, 2016, 06:03:49 PM »
Writer Name: summoner2183

Character Name: Jacob Summers

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Age: 33

Sexuality: Heterosexual, loves women who have a lot of vanilla sex and a little bondage

Personality: Jacob is pretty much a calm and composed manner, and he is always quite analytical and sometimes has a take charge of the situation kind of persona due to his training as a field medic and a doctor.

History: Jacob was the son of a dentist and a general practicioner, so it wasn't a surprise that medicinal arts was something he was familiar when he was growing up. Especially when in his teens, his parents sometimes talked about the patients that they had seen and the diseases that they contracted. When he is in college, he took up in the Faculty of Medicine and he passed his exams and he became a GP, just like his dad though he worked at the local hospital while he took up another course for General Surgery. All was well... until the Virus struck.

No one knows how the virus came about and how it spread, but before long... the dead rise and the Infected were like zombies. His parents were the first to join in the community to go to shelters to aid the people who were hiding because of this, and it was a while since he had heard of them. When he heard there was a bunch of people who were going through the wasteland and try and find shelter... he joined up with them as a field medic and a doctor, just in case anybody was hurt. He wanted to contribute to keeping everybody from being Infected as best as he could and that was what he was going to do.

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #78 on: January 21, 2016, 07:48:51 PM »
Would Rosa still be servicing some of the men even whilst she is locked away (and kept away from Charlotte)?

I would imagine so. Big rambling house, you would think that they could keep it from her.

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #79 on: January 21, 2016, 07:51:41 PM »
Any thouhts about my character?

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #80 on: January 21, 2016, 08:01:48 PM »
Writer Name: summoner2183

Character Name: Jacob Summers

Face Model/Physical Description:

Age: 33

Sexuality: Heterosexual, loves women who have a lot of vanilla sex and a little bondage

Personality: Jacob is pretty much a calm and composed manner, and he is always quite analytical and sometimes has a take charge of the situation kind of persona due to his training as a field medic and a doctor.

History: Jacob was the son of a dentist and a general practicioner, so it wasn't a surprise that medicinal arts was something he was familiar when he was growing up. Especially when in his teens, his parents sometimes talked about the patients that they had seen and the diseases that they contracted. When he is in college, he took up in the Faculty of Medicine and he passed his exams and he became a GP, just like his dad though he worked at the local hospital while he took up another course for General Surgery. All was well... until the Virus struck.

No one knows how the virus came about and how it spread, but before long... the dead rise and the Infected were like zombies. His parents were the first to join in the community to go to shelters to aid the people who were hiding because of this, and it was a while since he had heard of them. When he heard there was a bunch of people who were going through the wasteland and try and find shelter... he joined up with them as a field medic and a doctor, just in case anybody was hurt. He wanted to contribute to keeping everybody from being Infected as best as he could and that was what he was going to do.

A few. I like them having a doctor about, it just makes sense. Now was he in the army before the outbreak (as most of the other men in the house) or did he respond to their message and is an outsider like the women? Does he object? Was the system already in place by the time he got there?

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Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #81 on: January 21, 2016, 08:07:21 PM »
Well, he was already in the army only after the outbreak started and he was drafted to help out... same thing happened to his parents and he did not know where they were right now or if they are still alive. He knows that the way things are run are not the best, but that's the only way things are going to work with the way things are with the world in this state. It is more of a grudging acceptance of the system that is in place I think.

Offline tyr4n02r

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #82 on: January 21, 2016, 11:28:19 PM »
Kinda interested. Will review and see about Char Creation soon.

Offline Christa

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2016, 02:49:37 PM »
I briefly looked over this and saw that it might be starting soon. Is there a comprehensive list of characters?

It sounds super interesting, but as I was skimming, I believe I read somewhere about an underage character being involved (under 18), and if that character is going to be involved in sexual situations, then I won't bother looking more into it. So I'm just checking it out.

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #84 on: January 22, 2016, 10:36:09 PM »
Kinda interested. Will review and see about Char Creation soon.

I look forward to it.

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #85 on: January 22, 2016, 10:53:26 PM »
I briefly looked over this and saw that it might be starting soon. Is there a comprehensive list of characters?

It sounds super interesting, but as I was skimming, I believe I read somewhere about an underage character being involved (under 18), and if that character is going to be involved in sexual situations, then I won't bother looking more into it. So I'm just checking it out.

There's an outline of an idea for a list of characters. So far 6-12 soldiers who can be coming and going, multiple may be played by the same person, and I'm sure some will end up being NPCs. There is Charlotte, whom I have taken up for expediency sake and in a GM capacity. Redeve has taken up the crazy waif roll. Which leaves the two woman who are lead to, stumble upon or are searching for this settlement.

The underage character was a plot point raised but not elaborated on, let alone finalized. I wouldn't be opposed to having a younger character brought in as one of the women who find themselves from the pot to the fire, it would thicken the plot, but 18-20 is young enough for me.

Who were you thinking of playing?

Offline MaeveTopic starter

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #86 on: January 31, 2016, 08:08:44 PM »
Just wanted to let everyone know that if you are still interested and already have a character outline approved, feel free to post in the thread.

Offline sketcherella

Re: Interest Check - A Sort of Survival - Need Soldiers/Sex Slaves
« Reply #87 on: February 02, 2016, 09:49:20 PM »
After getting the okay from Maeve, I'm going to go ahead and post my character sheet below!

Of course, details can be tweaked depending on whether someone takes up the second newcomer, and whether they want the two to have been traveling together for a time, or recently partners, or not linked at all, etc. If anyone's interested, I thought it might be fun to have the second newcomer be Chloe's briefly-mentioned girlfriend.

Writer Name: Sketch

Character Name: Chloe Woods

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Age: 19

Sexuality: Bisexual

Personality: Before the outbreak, Chloe was a fairly average young adult. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, and tended to be the de facto leader of the group; Chloe was always headstrong, with a good head on her shoulders. If she was a bit abrasive at times, she made up for it with her compassion. She prided herself on being a good person, and always said that her main goal in life was to leave the world a better place than she entered it. Naive, perhaps; but her heart was in the right place.

After the outbreak, Chloe's rose-tinted glasses were ripped away without ceremony. It didn't take her long to figure out that she had to compromise some of her morals in order to survive. Her naivety was all but gone, replaced with tentative cynicism in order to keep from having a complete breakdown at every turn. Despite all of the ugliness in the world, Chloe can't help it if her eyes still search for the beauty and kindness that she knows, deep down, must be present somewhere in the rubble.

History: Before the outbreak, Chloe had just graduated high school, and was taking a year (or two) off to work and build her savings before entering college. She had a job as a waitress, make good tips due to her outgoing nature and charming smile. She spent her nights reading or drawing, or on occasion sneaking out to spend the night under the stars. She had dreams of going up there one day, but in the meantime, she settled for watching and painting them. She had a girlfriend that she loved. They were going to move in together.

And then all hell broke loose, and Chloe's life would never be the same.

In the very beginning, when it seemed like maybe things were going to be okay, Chloe's parents sent her away, to a relative who lived out of the city, to keep her safe while the storm passed. She was only there three days before they learned of her parents' passing. It was only two weeks later that her aunt's farm was attacked, and Chloe only managed to escape by hiding in the barn loft until well after the infected rambled on to their next victims.

After that, Chloe stayed at the farm for a while longer, listening to her truck driving uncle's old radio to see if anyone was making a survival attempt - until food ran out and she became desperate. Hearing a transmission about a safe haven for survivors, Chloe's waning hope began to burn anew. She packed up what little food she had left, and set out. Along the way, Chloe did what she had to in order to survive - which sometimes meant stealing, or trading sexual favors for food or temporary shelter. By the time she finally reached the so-called safe haven, Chloe was beyond ready for sanctuary.