The end of the world came and went. You're what crawled out of the ashes.
Inspired by properties such as Fallout, Roadside Picnic, Apocalypse World (and more specifically Dream Askew), Scruffians! and Mad Max, this is a story about the apocalypse. It's a love story. It's a travelogue. It's violent, it's gory, it's dark and hilarious and heartbreaking. It's queer as fuck.
Oh, that's right. Your character? They don't fit in even with the remnants of society. While everyone else is worried about repopulating the world, your character is a misfit and out of place because of who they love or how they choose to present themselves. And sometimes it's safer to band together, like calling to like, while searching for a place to call home. Doesn't matter if your character is gay, lesbian, or bi, if they're transgender, agender, asexual... if they fall under the queer umbrella, they're welcome.After some discussion, this is what is going on...
Generations ago - nobody is really sure how many - something strange happened. An alien visitation perhaps, beings inscrutable and strange making no contact and leaving behind strange artifiacts that warped reality in their vicinity. Strangeness spread from these sites, and fear and panic led to attacks and, eventually, bombs of greater and greater strength until the nuclear option was taken in an attempt to remove the sources of the disturbances. The attempt was ill-advised, and something
happening, scouring the earth. The only humans left were those who were far enough from the bomb sites and those who took shelter in old bunkers and shelters left over from days where the worst that could happen was nuclear annihilation.
That was then. This is now.
Humans crawled out of their safe niches and nooks when it became safe enough to do so. Gone were the cities, the infrastructure, the accomplishments of civilization. Superstition and fear run rampant, and those who can't or won't conform are often considered dangerous. With all sorts of hazards to deal with, from poor crops to inexplicable events and strange storms, to wandering too close to an Artifact zone, to the poor souls altered by life Outside? Who wants to deal with that?
The Heretics, perhaps. A group of misfits banded together out of necessity, they've made a home for themselves near an Artifact site in an old shelter, venturing forth to recruit new members and reclaim useful items. They do all right for themselves, but some see them
as a threat too, as dangerous as anything that's come out of an Artifact zone.
Please note that admission is not first-come first-served; I'm looking for a complimentary group of players and concepts where everyone will be comfortable. If you are interested, please let me know, but hold off on too much regarding characters for now. OOC SettingOOC ChatAccepted Characters
Additionally this is the format for final sheets. Those of you I have talked to about concepts, please reformat to fit with the below:
[b]Codename and/or Nickname(s):[/b]
[b]Gender & Preferred Pronouns:[/b]
[b]Appearance:[/b] Just a brief description of those things that are important to know - hair, eyes, skin, approximate body type and height, tats, scars, abnormalities.
[b]Personality:[/b] A general overview, nothing too in-depth
[b]History:[/b] Enough to give a feel for your character. Secrets can be held back as long as they are communicated to the GM.
[b]Skills and Talents:[/b] What your character is good at - if anything.
[b]Mutations[/b] If applicable. Minor beneficial mutations are accepted as long as they are discussed with the GM first and may require a drawback as well.
[b]Artifcats[/b] If applicable. One minor beneficial artifact can be accepted as long as it is discussed with the GM first.
[b]Fears:[/b] What your character fears most.