Because i have a very serious craving to RP something in my fictional town of Cold Creek Welcome to Cold Creek. Its a quiet place to be. At least that's what the faded and worn sign that was barely visible through the thick grey fog stated, the hooded lights hanging on the sign flickering and giving off a sickly yellow glow that barely illuminated the cracking surface of the old sign mounted near the road leading into town. It supposed to be a popular tourist destination based around Toluca Lake. But something doesn't feel right. The weather was supposed to be clear so why was there a thick swirling fog covering everything?
Your instincts tell you to get back int he car, turn around and go the other way.
But you were supposed to met the others at Jacks Inn........ignore the feeling of wrongness you get back in your car and leave the observation deck and head into town. Game Info
A simple introduction: Cold Creek is a Silent Hill inspired horror free form sand box centered around a small isolated town called Cold Creek. It's a historical town that was once a popular tourist destination but a series of tragic events and falling number of tourist forced many stores to close, peopled moved out and much of the town became abandoned.
Cold Creek is ruled by a powerful supernatural force that changes the town randomly into a nightmarish place populated by monsters that are physical representations of fears and guilt.
You do not need to anything about the Silent Hill series at all to play.
-Explore as much or as little as you like. There is an entire town and the surrounding land that can be explored.
-While a semi sandbox in nature, this game will focus on story arcs throughout the city. These are optional and the players are free to make their own
-This game is open to every one
-Given its long dark history Cold Creek has become a very popular destination for ghost hunters, some of which have vanished over the years.
-The ONLY location that has human living inhabits is the inn placed on the main road, just before the turn off to Cold Creek. It used to be a popular place for tourists to stop by when traveling to Cold Creek, now its a run down dump that is frequented by shady people, long haul truckers, ghost hunters and prostitutes.
-Once your character enters Cold Creek, cell phones no longer work and there is no net. There is intermediate net at Jacks Inn and limited cell phone reception. Your character can always use one of the land lines but even those are not trust worthy History
How to arrive
Built along the shores of Toluca Lake, Cold Creek appears to be a mid-sized town tourist town that is surrounded by wooded hills and rivers. The lake itself has a long history of drownings, suicides and disappearances including a DUCK watercraft full of tourists and several small watercraft.
Going back more then four centuries, Cold Creek's history is plentiful and dark. To the local tribes of Native Americans, the Toluca Lake area had been known as "The Place of Silenced Spirits", and was long considered to have a kind of spiritual significance and an air of mysterious power. It was considered to be a holy place, where many rituals were conducted in accordance with the indigenous beliefs.
The late 1600s saw the arrival of settlers who would force the indigenous people from their sacred lands. These settlers would remain in the area until the turn of the century. At the start of the 1700's, an epidemic swept through the surrounding area surrounding Toluca Lake. With a large portion of the populace dead, the settlement was abandoned. It wasn't until the start of the 1800's that resettlement began.
Tragedy struck again when, around 1890, people began to mysteriously vanish from Cold Creek. At the turn of the century, Cold Creek was re-imaged as a tourist destination and has become a destination for fisherman and boaters.
So many ways. Your character can be a native of the town, someone who moved there or even a tourist who though the small resort town would be a nice place to take a vacation. Other ways your character can arrive:
-Take a wrong turn and drive into town.
-Get lost in the woods and find themselves telaported unknowing to Cold Creek
-Something as simple as being transported in a vehicle and waking up to a vehicle devoid of other passengers that has gone off the side of the road
-someone in your characters family or a friend vanished or turned up dead in Cold Creek and your character wants answers
-Your character is on the run from someone or something
-They are looking to start a new life but didn't realize Cold Creek was a dead town (in more then one way) Game Rules
-Adhere to all Elliquiy rules
-Please respect player/character ons and offs.
-There is no posting order
-Please make sure to use the tagging system
-If you choose to leave the group, please inform the GM and anybody you are RPing with so we're not left hanging
- No godmodding
- IC Posts should have substance, no one-liners.
-Please try not to keep anybody waiting on a post longer than one week. Real life happens but inform any one you are RPing with that you will be longer
-All gender types and sexualities will be accepted, including Asexual and Agendered characters.
-This is going to be plot heavy\character interaction heavy RP. Sex will happen but expect to be interrupted by other characters, NPCs and monsters, after all this is supposed to be a character based game, not a smut fest. Jacks Inn
Just outside of town is Jacks Inn, a small run down L-shaped building facing a central parking lot. The rooms are largely the same, dingy and tired with cheap Dollar Store brand art on the walls, cheap carpet and uncomfortable cheap mattresses. The bathrooms are small and rather barren. The current owner has not only installed tiny hidden cameras in key locations of the room, he had false walls constructed to hide narrow space between the original wall and the new one. He commonly squeezes into the narrow space to observe any female occupants.
He has a small room behind the counter that is soundproof so when he gets the nerve worked up he will attempt to kidnap a female character. When encountered in the back room or outside in the dark, he wears a horrible looking pig mask. Characters
You can have up to three characters, any number fo which can be a monster. Keep in mind the monsters of Cold Creek are physical representations of fears, guilt's and secrets.
Your character can be of any walk of life, any gender, any race. All characters must be 20, this is for every one's comfort. Name:Gender
"Fandom or original:Appearance
:offs and ons:NPCs
(these are all NPCs that are currently GM controlled, players can adopt any if they wish, just let me know)Sheriff James Paterson:
Middle aged, short dark hair, slightly overweight, drinks far too much coffee, knows about some of Cold Creek's past and is often the one dealing with missing persons cases or having his men fish some car that was driven into Toluca Lake. He knows a lot about the PTV drug being sold and manufactured in town but chooses to do little about it since he's paid under the table to look the other way Eddie Dombrowski
He is an extremely insecure, mentally disturbed and bullied young man who is self-conscious about his weight and physical appearance and has a troubled past. He's rather over weight, short blond hair, small blue eyes and round face makes him look younger then his twenty something years. Due to being overweight, Eddie was bullied and verbally abused all his life and dislikes the body he was born in and despises woman and being bullied.
Eddie worked part time at the bowling alley before it was shut down and now works at the gas station that is a short distance from Jacks Inn. He wears khaki shorts and a blue-and-white striped polo shirt, together with a cap turned backwards.
He lives at Jacks Inn and is well know for being a creeper of ladies and for staring into windows. Elle Holloway
A prostitute that calls Jacks Inn her home. She came to Cold Creek in hopes of starting a new life and escape her abusive ex only to find that no matter how far she ran, her past followed her. Joseph Schreiber
Avid collector of porn, has no social skills to speak up, stalks females and becomes obsessed with them, is hated by many of the other residents of Jacks Inn