A few more thoughts on the survivors:
Most survivors will have tried to build sealed enclosures, some might have been lucky and found places heated with thermal energy, or can use a generator, wind or solar energy to produce a bit electricity and heat, even. Some have formed gangs and maraud, more or less, plundering whatever they can find. Those in enclosures might have to venture out now and then to collect things they need, too.
I could imagine the 'communities' trade valuable/rare things, too, and have to protect them against each other. In 'rural' areas, there are few infected still around. As people fled the cities, the proportion of immune versus infected worked in the favour of the immune population, they got rid of most infected, who now are a far less likely danger to run into than animals (boars, packs of dogs) or even other, hostile people and plunderers. It's the cities that are the main problem, they're often full of infected...
All who are still alive and 'normal' by now know they're immune to whatever virus might be in the air or water etc., many of them even have survived an actual bite/scratch from an infected without suffering symptoms. They plant crops, keep animals, hunt, gather and harvest food very much the usual way.
Since food is scarce and hard to come by, depending on the weather and how good the harvest is etc., the communities will not readily take in additional people, you would have to be more than just another mouth to feed, have a skill or talent, or useful knowledge to offer - or prove your worth in some other way, by taking on dangerous assignments, for example.
I think this 'community-founding process' is only in the beginning stages, at first, most people will have been busy fleeing, will have camped out in 'abandoned' houses, till they ran out of food and couldn't find more in nearby buildings, then moved on... But over the years, small communities formed when the 'right' people met who could organize and maintain life on - a farm, for example, things like that. Or they took over an abandoned military facility or prison and turned it into a secure place into which they could withdraw to defend themselves. I could also imagine islands and boats being popular, where it makes sense, both for transportation and safety.You can create your character profiles now, if you want, and post them in this RP thread.
I'm going to give all of you a very free hand with your own characters, whether they are on the team or survivors from Europe, what their role on the team is. Whether they will have a secret agenda or other motives than those they claim to have, I'll leave entirely up to you.I need:
Appearance (looks and built, with or without a picture, whatever you prefer)
Work/profession/training/skills/specific knowledge or experience
Languages your character knows/speaks (how well?)
Motives in joining the team (unless you prefer playing a survivor, then, you might describe why your character is out and on the move so he can happen across the other characters)...
How do you suppose your character would behave under stress and react to the situation he is faced with?
Weapons, equipment etc. your character has got
Sexual orientation and preferences
Sadly, I'm not at all good at creating fancy character sheets or 'frames' for posts, but if any of you knows how to do it and would like to see it in this game, here's the spot where you can share this with us and we can pick it up to make the RP look more appealing to the eyes. ^^Albedo
's character will be a team member, someone who has a secret agenda of his own...Destiny Ascension -> Anna Angela Hacket
, a team member, and a United States Navy, SEAL Team 10, CorpsmanLeorobin -> Utem Eberel
, a soldier, freelance bodyguard (when off duty) and C.E.O of his family's company, also on the teamRick
has offered to take the role of either a team member or a survivor - a decision I'll leave entirely to him. My character -> Friederike Hansen
is a survivor in her twenties, she has done Le Parkour
) and some martial arts training in her life before the outbreak, that's how she managed to survive in the beginning. She is very fit and fast, that might be precisely her value or task for a community, that she can seek out a city with a decent chance to make it in and out, and bring the things people want. By now, she is quite experienced, knows how to spot 'nests' of the infected, how to avoid them if she can or kill them if she must (always the greater risk, confrontation, getting close to them)... More about her, of course, is going to follow soon.
Feel free to toss in your ideas here, ask questions, ponder and maybe make plans on how the team might be structured etc. - I chose for my character to be a survivor for a reason: I must admit I haven't got much of a clue about military ranks and procedures, so, if anyone has a fair idea how such a team could be structured and organised etc., please, do share it with us - ahem - me. *blushes*
On the team might also be agents or even civilians with useful knowledge, maybe even someone who came from Germany (I think we'd best take it there as it's the country I'm most familiar with in Europe), was evacuated during the outbreak, and now returns either to help or maybe to find a family member... Anything of that kind is welcome. Concerning the mission:
Shall we assume the team/mission comes from the USA (characters can be from anywhere, obviously, this is more aboutwho is orchestrating, sending the mission, whether it's and international effort, something the WHO organised, or...)? This should be a very secret high security operation, as there could be a few really twisted, dangerous criminals or terrorists interested in such samples and data as the team is sent to retrieve, obviously, if such people found out about it...Alright, the arena is opened, fire away!