It is so fucking hot here.
For the past fifty years, there's been summer, and there's been the cooler part of summer; it's ninety degrees in the shade, if you're lucky, and if you're not, get in the fucking water -- if you can find any, if it hasn't all boiled away into the atmosphere and out of sight (but never out of mind.) Huge stretches of what used to be healthy, livable land are burnt out desert; elsewhere, cities overgrow with teeming plant life buoyed by the overabundance life-giving water that buries them, crashes into them in waves a hundred feet high. This world was ours, say the old folks who remember what it was like when the Apocalypse came -- say the brainers, who delve deepest into the maelstrom, who say they still hear the voices of those who came before, the ghosts of the first days, in the spring time, when there still was a spring.
This world, though, this place is hotter than hell, and that's just about how it feels anymore.What It Is It's Apocalypse World.
Here's an indie game about some interesting people living half a century after the end of the world. It's not a traditional RPG, but it's easy to learn, and it's pretty damn hot. Pretty much everything you need from the player's end of it can be found here
. That's got the Playbooks (think character class, if you like), and the playbooks got everything you need. The summary for each playbook, flavor-wise, is in the middle of the page where they're introduced.What To Expect
You should expect a rough game; violent, exciting, occasionally miserable, always interesting. Sexy sometimes, but that's not all there is to it (and if it's all you're after, you'll probably be disappointed.) You should expect to spend just as much time in the game's OOC thread talking about the game as you probably will writing posts, because there's going to be a certain degree of meta to it, for sure, that can't be avoided.
Like any traditional RPG, once we get into the gritty of it, your character is in your hands, and the rest of the world is in the hands of the Master of Ceremonies -- that's me.You Wanna Play?
Awesome. Me too. I got some criteria for potential players, but they aren't terribly hard to fulfill. Here they are:If you're interested
, tell me a few of the playbooks that interest you. Two or three, say. Don't set your heart on one and then list off a bunch of others and get upset if you don't get your first choice. Playbook selection's gonna be done once a group of players is finalized. No first-come-first-serve out here.If you're still interested
, just tell me a little bit about what you're into in Apocalypse World, or maybe just some trivia about what you think life might be like after the end of the world. Since I'm not taking character concepts right this moment
, think of this as the application.
I'll make selections after I've got at least four applications, and four is the number of players I'm looking to include. From there, we'll move onto Playbook selection and character creation, and things will get really awesome really quick.