2076- Several government scientists from around the world come to an agreement. Mankind's actions have irreversibly damaged the Earth's ecosystem. And it is only a mater of time until the Earth's surface is no longer capable of supporting human life.
2078- After two years of analysis government experts from several UN nations create a time table for the upcoming collapse of the ecosystem, estimates place the collapse in the year 2241 give or take 10 years.
2079- Several UN nations begin working on a new project to preserve humanity by colonizing space, the first colony is scheduled to be complete in the year 2115, roughly 116 years ahead of the coming cataclysmic events.
2093- Development of the first space based human colony is announced as being ahead of schedule, and it is expected that all preparations will be complete before 2109
2097- Record setting storms begin to appear around the globe, the average air temperature begins to plummet; the experts were wrong
2098- 5 multinational corporations announce the existence of "Layered" a state of the art subterranean colony privately, and secretly constructed to allow the human race to survive. They declare it is complete, operational, and open to all their employees as well as a select portion of the population. These five corporations are Viacorp
a U.S. based weapons developer distinguished for producing cutting edge weaponry, Eurocom
the European Union's leading communication technology provider, Universal Robotics
a Japanese based company on the cutting edge of modern cybernetics, and robotics, Water and Power
a utilities producer specializing in highly efficient 'green energy' production, and Sianar Industries
, a worldwide leader in construction and engineering.
2100- With the global situation deteriorating at a breakneck pace several Governments demand that Layered be opened to the general public. All 5 corporations refuse, in response a multi-national task force is deployed to 'liberate' Layered, the task force moves on Layered 3 days later and is met with armed resistance, in the form of automated defenses and several private military contractors who have been hired to defend Layered in exchange for a place within it. Equipped with top of the line hardware the corporations' forces easily repel the task force, seven more attacks are made against Layered throughout the year, each one is less effective then the last.
2101-The last family enters Layered, All private contractors working for the 5 corporations are recalled into Layered, Layered's doors close and are sealed shut from the inside.
2105- The earth's surface is almost totally unlivable almost all governments on the planet have collapsed. A rouge Chinese general launches three strategic nuclear weapons at Layered in a final attempt for revenge. All three missiles are shot down by Eurocom satellites armed with Viacorp anti-missile weapons, and controlled by Universal Robotics' automated pilots.
2109-All life on earth's surface is now dead, Layered represents the only know life on planet earth.
2150- Today:the 5 corporations have maintained control of Layered, they are in a constant state of competition with one another, seeking to both control more of the population, and increase profit margins. Each corporation maintains a large mercenary force which acts as their standing army, it is not uncommon for armed conflict to arise between each corporation's forces. The population of Layered are kept in check through the use of strict laws, a cast system, birth rate control, and massive public entertainment events. The largest of which is the Mercenary Tournament. In which each corporation may send between 1-2 of it's own mercenaries to compete with one another. The winning Mercenary is given a fortune, as well as promotion to gold citizen status(the highest status possible). The losing mercenaries are lucky to leave the arena alive.
ok....So this is my idea for a group role play that is a mixture of sci-fi, gladiatorial combat, and reality tv show. Each player will play a competitor, all the competitors will be living in a large house together, where they will interact while not in combat. When in combat players will fight against one another, as well as against what ever unique challenges I can cook up. Characters can be either male or female, and of any race/ethnicity. They will be able to pilot any vehicle that fits into one (or more than one) of the categories that I will designate a bit further on.... In an effort to help people get interested in this I'm going to attempt to foresee a few questions that you may think of as you read this. So here we go. What can I pilot?
Bigger and Stronger than what is in existence now, but otherwise the same as they always have been.
Helicopters, VTOL craft, ect.
Roughly the size of a tank, if said tank had legs
As far as the specific look of any of the vehicles, I'm leaving that 100% up to each player. I don't care if it hops around on one leg with a tail.
(which would be kind of awesome to see a picture of...)How it will work?
Well if you've read this far I'm guessing that you're at least a bit interested, and with that in mind I'm betting that you're asking yourself "well how does he intend to decide who wins and who loses when two players are up against one another and they both want to win?" Well the answer is simple...I'm going to use a system to figure it out....DUM DUM DUM.....but wait! Don't go just yet....If you're like me then this would normally be the turning point where your muse goes from 'interested' to 'oh God take it away!" but if you humor me for a little bit, and just keep reading I'm willing to bet you'll be pleasantly surprised. Ok....I'm still reading, why won't I hate the using system part of this game?
Well the simplest answer...because you won't be using the system. I will, and even then it will be quite sparingly. The system will only be used it in two situations. The first being if two players characters are battling one another and both players want to win. The second is if one or more players are battling one of the NPC opponents that I cook up. And even when the system is in effect....you won't see hide nor hair of it. Other than me simply posting who will eventually win on the OOC thread. ALL of the actual action will be free form so long as the players get to the correct end result.
The ONLY real system work that you'll have to do is assigning your stats during character creation, after that....from your perspective this won't be a system game. The system itself is my own unique creation, and I've tested it extensively. To the point that it is currently being used to run another group game here on E(The Fate of Kilo Platoon), and hasn't had a problem yet. Assuming that you're still interested please read on...Ok, you've still got me...will this game be about sex or combat?
YES! lol...it will be about both, and more ideally it will be both about the thrill of fighting one another, and about the relationships and personal interactions that can occur when you have several people competing for one prize and living in the same place. How will this game work logistically?
Logistically speaking; I'll be creating an OOC thread, for general OOC-ness as well as win/lose announcements ect. In addition to this I'll be creating one thread which will be the living quarters/place for non combat interaction. And 3 different arena threads, where battles will be fought. Each arena will have its own personality and be a benefit to certain type of vehicle, neutral to a certain type of vehicle, and hindrance to a certain type. Where each battle takes place will be determined randomly before the battle.Character Sheet?
Here it is
Sexuality(of the character):
Stats: It just says stats.....what are the stats??
The stats are as follows:
Health:How much 'life' your vehicle has
Firepower: How hard it hits
Accuracy: How likely you are to hit your target
Agility: How fast you move/react, and how hard you are to hit.
Defense: How strong its armor is
The max health is 20, the max for everything else is 10, the minimum for all stats is 3 meaning you cannot have a stat lower than 3, a 5 is considered 'average'
Each player gets 30 points to assign how ever they like to their vehicle. And that's all the system work you have to do.How many people are you looking for? And will you be playing?
I'm looking for no less than 4 characters and no more than 10. And yes I'll be playing a character.
I'd say that's about it...Hopefully you're interested and willing to give this game a shot!But wait....I like system games...can I hear about how the system will actually work, like the meat and potatoes of it?
Sure! just ask and I'll be happy to tell you.