It was a normal late september in Glenwood Springs, Colorado population 10.000. People had gone off to work, to school, visiting parks and generally going about their own business when it suddenly struck. Nobody knew at first what had happened, only the people directly affected. The power went out and the river stopped flowing. Downtown this was the most obvious that had happened. Along the mountains surrounding the town, hikers noticed some strange things and called it an 'invisible wall' cutting through the landscape. On the I-70 that runs along the river, vehicles crashed into this invisible wall and it didn't take long before the reality of the situation began to sink in. Glenwood Springs was cut off from the world by an invisible dome.
This game is based on (but not identical) to the the TV show 'Under the Dome' by Stephen King. I haven't seen all episodes, so no spoilers please. In short: The town is literally cut off from the world by a dome. Power lines are cut, water mains are cut through as are sewers. The Colorado river has stopped flowing inside the dome. No more rain will come in, no more supplies. The town folk are on their own. Can they fight the growing hysteria, paranoia and in the mean time still live as normal as possible?
The game will be mostly freeform, meaning you play your character and you will decide what he or she is going to do. As the GM I will throw in a few events regularly but other than that, you decide. When we get to the character creation, I want you to have thought of a rough idea on what your character wants to achieve and do. Ideally, some characters are good, some are evil. Sex is not the main chunk but obviously, if you play part of a couple, feel free to share your sex life with the other players.
Another thing I ask from players is to be flexible. If you are in a scene you looked forward to play out and I throw in an event that affects everybody, stop your own scene and interact with the event. I might also give out individual events to specific players. If you are hesitant if you can do all the above, but are interested in playing anyway, please send me a message and we'll see if we can work something out.
I want the game to move. That means I could ask you to wrap up your current scene and move to a given point in time. I'm not the quickest poster myself so I will not demand a certain number of posts a week but two should be doable for all of us. If you go on holiday or need a break for whatever reason, please let us know.
In the character sheet I will probably ask you if you are okay with your character dying. If you say no, it won't happen, if you say yes, there is no certainty of death, I just know that should it help the story progress, it's an option.
So I think I've covered most of the basics. Just to help you out, a small list of people you could play:
Anything really. As long as you have a plan. Ideally we have a nice mix of people who want to help out and people who want to grab power or inflict fear and terror or something.
So again, (and this is important) you need to have an idea on what you want to achieve with your character. You need a goal.
For now, this is just an interest check. With enough people interested I'll move it into the next phase. Please ask questions if things aren't clear or drop your interest below :) OOC Link with In Game link here