Tucked away in the upper foothills of the Sierra Nevada is an abandoned mining town called Mineral Springs. Home to around 5,000 souls during the height of the Gold Rush, Mineral Springs slowly waned during the first half of the 20th century, and was abandoned by the Sixties. Outside of a few yellowed newspaper articles in the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, little remains of the story of Mineral Springs. As the mine yielded silver rather than the far more notorious gold that ginned up the Gold Rush, the wealth that emerged from the town was relatively modest, and not of the sort sagas are written about.
In fact, by 1980 or so, with a new bypass built looping around the site of Mineral Springs, the town would probably have vanished entirely from existence, living only in the memories of a few elderly locals, that crumbly newsprint, or USGS topo maps issued prior to 1990. But the town was rediscovered by a most unlikely group: some college students on spring break, as well as some other people, with a passion for spelunking. Finding one of the mines, they embarked on a descent of discovery...and in the process, stumbled onto some old secrets, disturbing things and unspeakable hungers that would have been far better forgotten...
I don't want to give away the plot...but I'll help fill in some blanks anyone reading this is probably on their way to filling in anyway. This is a horror story along the lines of a classic flick involving monsters that carve up the unwilling. Only, here, the monsters are after sex more than mayhem. Note that, while there will be elements of camp, this is a serious story, containing a mystery to be unraveled, and implications beyond what happens to the characters themselves. Characters will be faced with moral decisions, and there are no "right" or "wrong" answers...only your choices, and the consequences thereof.
If you submit a character, bear in mind that this is an "anything-goes" game. Except for torture, dismemberment, scat, or things banned by site rules anyway, anything can happen to your character: betrayal, rape, impregnation, and, in uncommon cases, death. Note that this is not a "snuff" story in that I am not creating a "killer dungeon" here, looking to kill off characters one-by-one. But this is a dangerous situation, and death for your character is a possibility you accept if you join the story. Character death does not permanently remove a player from the game, and any player suffering such an unfortunate loss is free to re-join the game with another character as soon as the storyline permits.
You may submit "evil" characters as well as good characters. I put "evil" in quotes because this is not Dungeons and Dragons; there are no alignments here. There are virtues and vices, and for your character, the latter may outweigh the former...perhaps by a substantial margin. Perhaps your character saw the flyer posted showing some of the pretty co-eds going on this trip, and decided to tag along until he could get one all alone and helpless! Anything goes. Note that the outcome of combat will be decided by me as Game Master, using dice and logic (no system). Realism will be paramount (do not expect to leap forty feet across a gorge, for instance).
There are only two character types NOT permitted: the Special Forces Secret Agent Ninja, and the anti-character character. The former are characters with an all-military background clearly designed to be Alpha Bad-Asses, and the latter are characters designed with the express purpose of eliminating other characters for the sake of eliminating characters. Stalking a co-ed is one thing, engaging in combat with another character for reasons that make sense in the storyline is one thing, but I'm talking about playing the role of "terminator." Your character should be mortal, not able to catch bullets in his or her teeth, and have objectives that relate to the storyline.
Characters do not have to be college students. Members of the general public are also eligible.
I'm picturing this will be a fairly small group...I'm probably going to cap it at four, maybe five max.