At this point, the aim of this thread is to check the interest for such a game. I basically combined the crossover genre concept from "Cowboys vs. Aliens" with the modern day Zombie craze.
The basic set-up of the plot is that - for reasons still unclear - the smaller communities and homesteads to the South-West of Crimson Springs have been overrun by Zombies.
Eventually the horde is large enough and has marched North-East far enough to reach the first decent-sized town in its path: Crimson Springs.
Basically I would like to start the game with a short prelude: the quiet before the storm if you will. Perhaps the final 24 hours before the Zombies arrive.
In this time, we can introduce the characters and all of the relevant areas of the town. Basically any role that would fit into a frontier town is allowed.
So a Sheriff, a Marshall, deputies, the saloon owner, a haberdasher, saloon girls/prostitutes, a blacksmith, a man/woman who runs a livery, ...
Shortly thereafter we move on to the next phase. Which will be the Zombies overrunning the town. The idea is for the townfolks to eventually fight back, once they realize what is happening. Whether or not they will be successful in repealing the Zombie attack will be decided - partially - on how it plays out IC.
If you have interest in joining such a game, feel free to leave a message here.
If enough people express an interest, I will compile a character sheet template.
The idea is for all PCs to be cowboys. The Zombies will be a nameless horde that is controlled by the GM.
If this game does get off the ground, I hope to start it somewhere in the week before or after Christmas. Mostly because my schedule should clear up a bit around that time.
Crimson Springs is a town in the New Mexico Territory. The latest population count had it at just over 400 residents. It lacks its own train station and thus still relies on the stagecoach.
The main sources of income in the area are cattle ranching and silver mines. The town is relatively prosperous and boasts all of the amenities one could expect in a town of its scale.
It functions as something of a hub to the smaller settlements and remote ranches towards the South-West. The townfolks are the usual mix one might find in a frontier town.
Early settlers who came there for the land to graze their cattle or try their lucks in the mines. Then the second wave of immigration, with store owners, saloon proprietors, doctors, clergymen, ... who come to provide their respective services to the new community. Eventually sprinkled by the usual assortment of chancers, gamblers and carpet baggers come to peck their share of the corn in any semi-prosperous town.
The IC action will start on the morning of April 30th, 1875. This was a Friday. The first Zombies will venture into town Saturday morning. So that would give us one full day to establish both Crimson Springs and the characters before the Zombie action starts.Character sheet template
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[b]Role:[/b] (This could be as simple or as elaborate as you'd like. Certain archetypes don't need much explanations (e.g. "ornery Sheriff"), others might be benefited with some more specificity).
[b]Biography:[/b] (A short write-up of your characters past. Go back as far as you'd like. If possible, include how and when your character arrived in the area. Keep in mind that the earliest settlers only arrived in 1851 and the name of "Crimson Springs" as a proper town dates back to 1854. All significant growth population-wise would only have occurred after the Civil War ended.)
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