Sangre Negro (Black Blood)
A post Apocalyptic Story.
Welcome to one and all. If you are here you must know that this is a Zombie Apocalypse game however our zombies will not all be slow shambling corpses which means players and their characters will have to be aware and alert at all times. The game will not be based on any systems and will remain free form with a lot of GM led side quests and distractions. The only thing based on numbers will be the level of skill your Characters have which I will explain in detail later in this post.
The virus was reportedly an experiment being carried out in the arctic lab. From samples found over a 1000 meters under the ice. It was meant to be a cure all for all the diseases there were. Scientists had named the two strains Nordak A and Nordak B. However after many successful trials on animals when the cure was tested on human subjects the Alien organisms altered the human DNA making them aggressive. Patient zero was killed on the side by security and the virus was kept in a storage unit. This was Nordak A. The decision to work on the different strain came afterwards. However the work was slow and more cautious than before. The scientists figured out that the cold weather of around -60 c Slowed the virus down to a stand still. This however was only possible when in conditions of arctic. So they worked safely with the virus without any incidents.
2 years after the experiments begin a sample of Nordak A was stolen (the deadlier of the two). The idea was to sell it in the black market for a biological warfare however. When the virus was exposed to the humid conditions in the coastal area it spread like wildfire. It was discovered then what the virus was truly capable of. Within a few days the countries were trying to cut routes in and out of Puerto Rico in an effort to contain the disease however things were much harder than that. Within 6 months the disease was global.
It has been over a year since the disease went Global. The infrastructure is lost. Those countries that still have any semblance of order left are dealing with their own problems and have cut off ties to the outside world. The world has become a very different place now.
1.) The virus spreads through contact, although not simply by touching a corpse. The main career is the black blood that's always oozing out of the infected. The black blood is highly dangerous and if it enters your mouth eyes or any open woulds its most likely that you will turn into one of the infected.
2.) The Virus was referred as 'Sangre Negro' which is Spanish for Black blood. The name was given by the News Channels. However the official name for the virus is Nordak A. However the official name is something that no one knows about. Most people have assumed that this was a random occurrence.
3.) When you die, you do not turn. Unless you were infected and roped your self.
4.) There are two very distinct kinds of infected. Those who have been infected in the last 24 hours are aggressive and fast. They can run as fast as any human without tiring. However to kill them you do not need a head shot a couple of fatal shots to the chest would do the trick. The other kind are slow and shambling. Those who were turned over 24 hours ago. They are brainless and pretty much dumb. However to kill these you need a head shot. There are official names for the two kinds however they are a mystery to the general populace. Those who have turned less than 24 hours ago are also intelligent, they know how to climb fences or break down doors/glasses. However they are not as aware as a human is of their surroundings which can be used against them. Think of them as pack hunters. Nothing more.
5.) It takes up to 24 hours for one to turn. Whether it be bite, a blood infusion directly (through the mouth/eyes) or through a wound. The common symptoms are headaches, nausea, Hallucinations, red marks on the side of your face.
6.) The cure is being worked on somewhere in the arctic. When or if it even arrives is a question no one can answer. Most people have no idea that there is even a cure being worked on.
7.) They are drawn to noise. And Sight. Not to smell. Firing a gun in a hot zone is a death sentence, as the aggressive ones will hunt you down in a matter of seconds. In most cases guns are not even an option. As the faster infected are able to tear down doors especially if they are in a group.
- Follow all Elliquiy Rules.
- Characters cannot be Perfect little people who never do any harm. Make it realistic with weaknesses and shady grey types. They are fun!
- God-Modding is impolite and not allowed in this game.
- All characters should be originals and should be made according to the details provided in the Sheet template.
- Real life is important and this only a hobby. Everyone knows that. However Discuss before hand with your partners what your posting frequency is. For the game in general the Minimum period is a week. If for any reason you cannot keep up and want your character to be faded away. Tie up loose ends in a post and let us know, we will keep your character in a secret zombie proof bunker till you return. If however we do not hear from you for two weeks or more. We may stash him/her in a closet and padlock it...
- If there is a problem please use PMs to resolve them instead of OOC thread. If any of the party feels like it they should include the GM in the PMs. Hopefully we can be adults and resolve the problems our selves, if not GM's word will be final.
About the Game.
The game will be focused on survival more than anything else. Unlike most apocalypse games with zombies, there cannot be a party inside the camp and staying in the woods in a open camp lined with tin cans as a alarm system is not an option either the infected can and will run over any camp of humans which is not within walls. The game will start outside a major city, in a smaller connected town. Even a year after things started the City is not fully in silence. Gunshots can be heard and explosives are heard as well, therefore most of the infected have left the smaller towns.
The game will be starting in a small town. Players maybe in groups or they may be by themselves. The town is quite small so think if a few people were to come out to scavenge, they would surely run across each other, what we do with those interactions is up to us. There are still enough dead in the town but not as many as there are in the city. The bad part is, the town has been picked clean. Survivors have to scavenge further and further away to get supplies.