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Author Topic: ** REOPENED ** While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)  (Read 2056 times)

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Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

The expedition to the Palmer Cavern Complex had kept the band of intrepid cavers beneath the surface of the Earth for three weeks.  All had enjoyed the time away from the bustle and cares of life.  Going half a mile into the Earth itself was certainly a way to "get away from it all."

The group returned to the surface.  Their trucks and SUVs were intact.

And utterly inoperable.

Even the GPS devices, run by batteries independent of the vehicle's power, were dead as a doornail.  A PSP, forgotten at the surface, was dead.  A calculator, dead.  An old cell phone...no way to charge it.  An iPod--dead. 

Yet there was no visible damage to anything.  The vehicles were still locked, with no sign of being forced...

This story will be freeform.  It will rather quickly become rough and gritty.  NC sex will abound.  The story will begin when the expedition discovers its vehicles are disabled.  The focus of the story will be painful discovery of what has happened to the world...and survival amongst those who managed to live through What Happened While We Were Away.

** Reopened to new players.  You have the option of starting with the cave expedition or elsewhere in the country, in the same story universe. **
« Last Edit: May 30, 2009, 04:39:05 PM by TyTheDnDGuy »

Offline Astrofig

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 08:35:22 PM »
Fascinating...post-apocalyptic-type thing here? Is everyone dead? Or are all the vehicles and electronics just malfunctioning?

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 09:25:57 PM »
That will be one of the things you and your fellow players discover as the story unfolds.

Offline Astrofig

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 09:47:14 PM »
Awesome! Where do we sign up?

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 10:59:31 PM »
You can reply in this thread with a character concept or further questions in this thread.

Offline Shihong

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 01:38:57 AM »
I think I could get into this sort of thing...  So this little expedition was made purely for fun, right?  A little spelunking to escape from the rigors of the civilized world, as it were.  I'm intrigued that the danger actually comes after their return to the surface, especially after so many years of exploring the horror genre... 

For my character:  how about the spelunking expert that led them down into the caverns in the first place?  In other worse, the person that would have either known the caverns well, or would be well-versed in exploring cave systems safely in general.  If it is a bunch of friends taking the trip in the first place, she wouldn't necessarily have been well acquainted with all of them beforehand.  Perhaps one of them, to whom she might have suggested the idea of a cave-exploring vacation in the first place.

Just an idea, offhand!

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2009, 03:49:01 AM »
I think I could get into this sort of thing...  So this little expedition was made purely for fun, right?  A little spelunking to escape from the rigors of the civilized world, as it were.  I'm intrigued that the danger actually comes after their return to the surface, especially after so many years of exploring the horror genre... 

For my character:  how about the spelunking expert that led them down into the caverns in the first place?  In other worse, the person that would have either known the caverns well, or would be well-versed in exploring cave systems safely in general.  If it is a bunch of friends taking the trip in the first place, she wouldn't necessarily have been well acquainted with all of them beforehand.  Perhaps one of them, to whom she might have suggested the idea of a cave-exploring vacation in the first place.

Just an idea, offhand!

Sounds like it has potential...go ahead and flesh her out.

Offline September

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 08:16:23 PM »
This one caught my attention when I first read it.  But I couldn't come up with a character who would go caving.  I've got an idea now, which other people could get involved with if they want.

So, I'm thinking about playing a hot geology student.  This is Amy Knudsen.



She's been dragged out to the caves by her professor, as an "extra credit assignment".  His midlife crisis has manifested itself as an infatuation with her, and he just wanted to spend more time with her/actually get into her sleeping bag.  She knows this, and is nowhere near actually interested in him, but is playing along because she needs the extra credit.  Now the trip is over she's looking forward to getting back to her real life.

How does that sound as a concept?  It means we'd need a professor, but that could be an opportunity for a guy to join in.  Whether the apocalypse would bring out the hero ("now I can earn her love!") or the villain ("it's not as if she can dial 911 any more") in him would be up to the player.  There could possibly be space for another student as well, although, how many hot young geology students are there really?

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009, 02:22:04 AM »
This is a good concept.  If we can't obtain a professor I'm sure something else could be worked out.

Offline Jester

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009, 06:00:36 AM »
If you dont find anyone i can play a Professor....

I would like to think of him as a tortured hero.

Offline September

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 06:04:43 AM »
Grrreat!

Offline TheWriter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 10:29:29 AM »
I wonder if Ty has read Tomorrow, When The War Began?  Very relevant.

I would say I'm interested if my uni course wasn't kicking my ass at the moment.  For now, put me down as maybe.

Offline krisalyx

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 02:22:49 PM »
oh so it's based on dies the fire, seems interesting but never could get into the book goddess knows i tried, but his earler series draka is REALLY really good , i know this is going to feel kinda bossy bout what about a draka campaign as well.

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009, 11:06:48 PM »
oh so it's based on dies the fire, seems interesting but never could get into the book goddess knows i tried, but his earler series draka is REALLY really good , i know this is going to feel kinda bossy bout what about a draka campaign as well.

I would say my campaign contains certain carefully selected elements of Dies the Fire, but I would not go so far as to call it "based on" that book or its story universe.

Offline Jester

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2009, 05:36:41 AM »
So are we going ahead or do you still need to choose who you want?

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2009, 12:09:15 AM »
Actually I like all the character concepts thus far.  Let's flesh them out more.

Offline September

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2009, 02:45:10 AM »
Great, what would you like to see?

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2009, 06:20:11 PM »
Ah, forget it...on second thought. I'm just going to start this thing up when I go to lunch in a couple hours.

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2009, 10:40:22 PM »
I posted the intro.  Since I'm on my G1 I can't post links, but you can find it in NC-E Small Groups.

Offline September

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2009, 07:21:54 AM »
It's here.

Offline Jester

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2009, 09:24:38 AM »
So who's playing? Did Ty decide?

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2009, 03:04:08 PM »
Anyone who wants to...just submit a character or character concept and post in the main thread.

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Re: While We Were Away (Apocalyptic, Mystery, Adventure; NC-E)
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2009, 10:02:19 PM »
* bump *  We're up and running here:
http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=36549.0

Offline OldSchoolGamerTopic starter

Bumped as I am in the market for new players/characters.

Offline schnookums

This does sound rather interesting to me...I'd love to join the group, will come up with a concept if it's cool :)