1. Le Resistance
This story would take place in a world who's history is quite different from our own....
On July 27, 1940, Count Fritz-Dietlof von der Schulenberg working in collusion with several high ranking officers in the German military put into action a plan to end Hitler's life during a scheduled parade in Hitlers honor to take place in then occupied Paris. Count Fritz-Dietlof von der Schulenberg was one of the Germans on the reviewing stand with Hitler. And at precisely 12:05 p.m. he made the ultimate sacrifice in the quest to regain his country's soul. He approached Hitler and wrapped his arms around the dictator. 10 seconds later the 2 pounds of plastic-W, a then experimental plastic explosive, that the Count had strapped to his person detonated obliterating himself and Adolf Hitler. At the same time, a group of several high ranking officers led by Retired Field Marshal Ludwig Beck enacted the second phase of the assassination plan. Units who's loyalty to their officers came before party loyalty had been strategically placed in preparation for this moment. And in the space of a single day, that would come to be known as Redemption Day by the German people, the conspirators managed to stage a successful coup. Erecting an interim military government in place of the Nazi regime. In the following weeks, this government sought peace with those nations the Nazis had gone to war with. Turning over much of the lands that had been conquered, securing peace and stability in Europe, and saving Europe and the world from what could have been the most costly war in human history......
Or so they thought. This change in history did not come without several repercussions. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction...and the reactions for the quick end of World War II were many.Without the destruction caused by WWII the nations of the world had no reason to what new conflicts history would bring, and so The United Nations, and NATO were never formed.
In their place the British Empire, the French Government, and the German Militocracy formed The European Alliance.
Without the support of Nazi Germany, and the military support that it would have lent them. Both Japan and Italy were forced to reassess their own expansionist plans.
Italy was left without it's major ally and forced to rely solely on it's own military which was....incompetent at best. As such the Italian conquest plans never truly materialized outside of a few small wars against less advanced countries that only brought defeat after embarrassing defeat.
The Empire of Japan was no longer able to work under the protection of Europe having greater concerns than the far East colonies. And facing the prospect of fighting the combined Navies and Armies of France, Germany, and The British Empire. Japan was forced to indefinitely shelve it's own expansionist plans.
The United States was never driven into war on the European continent. And the belief that they would never have a good reason to be dragged into handling European business for Europeans ingrained itself even deeper into the American culture. And so The United States focused its considerable economic and military strength towards stabilizing Both Central and South America. And insuring that they would never be caught with their pants down.
With no costly war to check it's growth and development The USSR grew in power and industrialization. Using its near infinite resources to fuel it's technological and military progression. The USSR entered the modern age as the super power that 'Mother Russia' had always been able to support.
On May 27, 1947 the flood gates opened and the Red Army poured out to annihilate The European Alliance. The lessons of Germany's Blitzkrieg had been learned by both sides. And while The European Alliance had focused on perfecting the German style of lightning warfare. The Russians had taken a very different lesson from Germany's example. Abandoning the idea of the Blitzkrieg for something else entirely.....something that only a nation as strong as The Soviet Union could possibly achieve. Rather than focusing on exploiting soft points in the enemy's line and driving compact fast moving armies through them in order to circumvent the hardest fighting and 'gut the enemy' The Red Army launched a 'Shock and Awe' style of war. Throwing large numbers of low quality troops to overwhelm defensive fortifications while smaller numbers of high quality units were deployed to take key objectives. Impressive fortifications, resistance cities, and military bases were simply surrounded and cut off as 'the red wave' washed over and around them. Within the space of several months Germany had fallen. It's cities laying in rubble with scarcely a stone on top of another.
Next to fall was France, as what had originally been intended to be a short withdrawal turned into a rolling retreat all the way across the English Channel to the by that time heavily fortified British coast line. But not even the protection of the channel could save the Allies. As the Soviets launched the largest amphibious invasion in history to put an end to the desperate Allies. Even though a sizable portion of the attack was destroyed it was not enough to hold Britain, and soon the beaches, the streets, and the fields were in Soviet hands. Falling back to their final defensive line the Allies found themselves with Ireland as their only toehold to the European continent. The British Admiralty vowed that the Russians would have to sink every ship in The Royal Navy before they would ever cross to Ireland, as did the navies of France and Germany. But in an ironic twist of fate it was the weather that saved the Allies from total destruction. An early onset of winter shelved any realistic plans of another attack and gave the Allies the much needed time to dig in. Their differences put aside. The British, Irish, German, and French citizens who had managed to make it to Ireland worked and by spring they had turned the island into a fortress in everything but name. Any attack on the island would suffer horrendous casualties.
As spring began the USSR chose to focus on consolidating it's gains before launching a concentrated invasion of Ireland. And so the vast majority of Europe found itself occupied...but not pacified. Psst.....Hey.....You!....Yeah you...Come'ere I've got something to talk about with you. I heard from a few of my friends that you're none to happy with the way the Ruskies have been treating us locals, and that you've got a bone or two to pick with them. That true? Well if it is then I know just the man for you to talk to....that is if you've got the stones to do something other than talk tough. I can't tell you more right now not with those two Reds over at the bar. But ....if you head by the docks tonight, out by warehouse 3 I might be able to show you what I mean...Oh yeah, make sure you're carrying this coin.
Glad you made it. Here's what we're working with, grab some gear and lets go make the Reds wish they'd never left the Motherland!! Pistol
They might be a dime a dozen now and days but a Pistol is still a good tool to have for a small firefight. Or for taking out a Red in a dark alley so you can grab his gun!Luger:
Now this....this is a gun! The Germans really outdid themselves with this thing it's accurate, reliable, and it packs one hell of a punch for a pistol. You take care of this baby and it will sure as hell take care of you.
(Only Available in Paris)Brass Knucks
Reach into that bag of dirty tricks and it's lights out for any conscripts stupid enough to let you get them fist to fist...as long as you've got a little muscle to put behind your punches.Combat Knife
Quick, Quiet, and Messy....great for the up close kill from the front or behind. Just try not to get any blood on you.Sticky Bomb
A nifty little British invention that combines an anti-tank mine, a stick, and some really sticky glue. Just set the timer, slap it onto the side of what ever tank is giving you the most grief and enjoy the fireworks.Molotov Cocktail
I hate wasting good alcohol on the Reds. But of all the ways to do it I've got to admit that this is probably the best.Stick Grenade:
Almost as plentiful as pistols throw it into a group of Reds for some real fun.TNT
This stuff has 101 uses.Shot Gun
One big punch up close. There isn't much more to this gun.Enfield Rifle
A British rifle, it's accurate enough that if you're a good shot you can hit what you're aiming for pretty easily. But it's bolt action so unless you've got quick hands make your shots count!K-98 Sniper Rifle
A masterpiece of German engineering, once you've got it sighted properly this rifle will put the bullet where the cross hairs are every time. Tommy Gun
A little gift from the Yanks. They call this thing the 'Chicago Typewriter' I say its time we showed the Commies just how well Europeans can write!Assault Rifle
A German automatic rifle. It fires rifle rounds at the speed of a sub machine gun without the weight of a heavy machine gun. Though it's accuracy leaves something to be desired and once you start firing there's no real way to hide your location this gun is LOUD!Bren-004
This is a British heavy machine gun. It's big, heavy, and lays down firepower at an amazingly fast rate. Set this up behind some cover and mow those commies down.Panzer Faust
A German Anti-Tank weapon. The Faust is designed to allow a single man to take down an tank on his own. It's not as accurate as most German weapons, and it's a one mission one shot weapon. But it still is well worth grabbing when you can. Sten Gun
An S.A.S. weapon it's like an Assault Rifle, except its quiet. You can blast away with this thing and never be heard.
(Only available in London)Panzer-shriek
The Panzer Faust's big brother. It packs a stronger punch, it's much more accurate and best of all it can be reloaded in the field. This is the ultimate anti-tank gun.
(Only available in Paris)Civilian Cars
They're all around, from jalopies to fancy sports cars great for moving around the city, making a quick get away, or breaking through a roadblock. Car Bombs
A trick we've picked up from the Irish. Take 1 car add some explosives, and presto! Instant rolling explosives.
(Only available in Paris)
You have the supreme honor of being selected to defend your Motherland, and free the peoples of Europe from the chains of their capitalist masters! In short you have been called to serve in the Mighty Red Army of the Glorious Soviet Union. We know that you must be awash with pride and excitement at the prospect of joining the ranks of Mother Russia's fighting men and women. So in order to make your transition from civilian to soldier as fast as possible you are required to fill out the form included with this letter before your arrival at your district's Red Army staging center. This form will help us to know how YOU can best serve your people in our military. Please be truthful in all your answers any lies will be uncovered and WILL be met with punishment. I look forward to reviewing your induction class's pass in review!
-General Georgy Zhukov
Supreme Red Army Commander
Welcome to the Red Army comrade. The following questions will tell us all we need to know about you in order for us to decide what job is best for you. Will you be A Conscripted Infantry Man:
Armed with the best automatic rifle in the Motherland, a flack coat for your protection, your very own chemical warfare mask, and your wits earned through training. Only the brave and the bold are given the honor of claiming to be members of the Infantry!A Political Officer:
Who's duty knows no end, as a political officer it will be your job to insure that every man and woman in your unit obeys the laws of the Red Army, and should those laws be broken it falls to you to hand out justice. An Interrogator
Seeking out the capitalist corruption within our occupied territories, and insuring that any and all secrets are extracted from our captured prisoners.A Pilot:
Flying the masterpiece of engineering that is the MIG-3
, and fighting to keep the skies above our soldiers safe. A Tesla Trooper
Using the wonders of Soviet scientific knowledge, you will be armored behind protective steal, and armed with the ultra high tech Tesla-gun. Lightning itself will be yours to command!A Chemical Warrior:
Those who would seek to kill the innocent with the use of explosives, and to sew terror in the general population deserve no mercy! As such the capitalist dogs will pay for their war crimes against humanity. And their terrorist actions. The use of our chemical warrior suits has been authorized by Comrade Stalin himself, as tough as a Tesla Suit, the Chemical Warfare Suit will allow you to literally melt your targets away!
(Deployment Restricted to the London Theater) A Tank Commander:
In command of one of the following Red Army war machines, you will be responsible for your men, and in direct control of some of our greatest war weapons. The Rhino Heavy Tank
The standard tank of the Red Army, the Rhino may not be as large or flashy as other models but it is reliable and will never let it's crew down. The Tesla Tank
Using the same technology that powers the Tesla-Suit the Tesla-Tank fires highly concentrated blasts of electricity at it's targets. Shorting out electrical systems and causing massive damage to organic targets. Its generators have been known to overcharge from time to timeThe Apocalypse Super-Heavy Tank
A massive hunk of armor and heavy cannons the Apocalypse is a huge tank capable of rolling through the battle field and shrugging off damage that would outright destroy smaller models. It is powered by a prototype jet engine, slow compared to other tanks it has also been known to suffer from stalls due to the unstable nature of its prototype engines. The Sickle Anti-Air Half Track
Fast, as a truck and capable of crossing the same ground as a tank the Sickle is designed to provide heavy anti-air support to armored battalions. It is equipped with quad guns, a search light, and side mounted light machine guns. These weapons and it's speed also make it an ideal scout useful for mowing down infantry as well as aircraft.The Hammer APC
The Hammer APC is a fusion of tank and transport. Armed with the same cannon as the Rhino, and capable of achieving speeds comparable to the Sickle. The Hammer is also amphibious and capable of carrying a full infantry squad within its armor plated walls. But it has been known to be somewhat inaccurate due to the size of its weapon in comparison to it's chassis.
(Deployment Restricted to Paris Pacification)
*Notes* More detail on the equipment and soldier classes will follow. Game play will take place in Paris, and London. Players will be allowed to play one character in each city. And can mix and match which sides they play how ever they like. The game will be system driven using a VERY simple system that anyone who's played one of my action games will be familiar with. In short once character creation(which is very simple and actually kind of fun) is done the game play will seem free form to the players with me handling the entire system behind the scenes.
2.The Greatest Story Never Told
A bright flash, the a spiraling vortex...
That is all that the stars of our story know of what's happened to them. They don't realize that they have been accidentally sucked into a single scientist's experiments. And that they have managed to slip through the wall that divides their reality from the infinite number of other realities in existence. They arrive at their destination together, and the scientist has quite a bit of explaining to do. Most of all that there is no way to know how to get home! Now our unwitting travelers must try to survive what will shape to be an epic journey.
*notes not too much is needed to beef up this idea it's pretty much a Sliders rip off in everything but name it will contain adult elements and a real story line. So it's a good idea to think of this as "Sliders: The HBO/Showtime Original T.V. Show" rather than "Slip and Sliders: The Adult Movie." Some ideas for worlds that our characters will come into contact with are.
Game Show World
And the list goes on
wouldn't want to spoil the surprises! 3. Facility 316
As the transport closes with Facility 316 the pilot prepares to open the rear doors and expel his cargo. Speaking over the intercom he says "Alright animals get ready for drop off" he then flips the switch and the door opens the low hovering aircraft's rear door slides open and the floor raises forcing his human cargo to fall out of the cargo bay. He then closes the doors and flies away. Shaking his head as he sees the huts
that the people
down there live in. Supposedly they had some sort of tribal society going on down there. With a single man heading the whole show and living like a king....well what ever the case was he didn't envy those he'd just dropped off. He didn't know what their crimes were and didn't care much either. They'd either live or die down there on their own. And he had a nice warm home and a nice hot wife to get back to!
*Notes* This one actually doesn't need to much fleshing out either. Player Characters will be the people who have just been dropped off. The people on the island have already formed their own society. Most of them working for a former organized crime boss turned warlord. Those who don't want to live under his rule live alone in the jungle surviving alone and doing their best to hide from the men of said war lord. Each player will have to choose their own course. Will they try to survive alone? will they attempt to get a job with the war lord? Will they attempt to unite the people who aren't under his control and take control of the island themselves? Only time will tell!
4.The Gladiator Speed Circuit
It’s the year 2230, society as we know it is no more. The works of a man named Maxamilian Arturo have cemented the idea of social Darwinism in the world’s collective mindset. The strong rule by the only right there is, the right of power. Forget the right of the people, the meek have not inherited the earth, they are little more than the toy’s of the powerful. Unless one is ruthless or quite skilled there is no upward mobility in society. In this grim time the powers that be have seen fit to insure the pacification of the people by employing new methods of entertainment. Most popular of which is a sport which is a combination of gladiatorial combat, reality tv, and motorcycle racing. Any and all can enter, riding any and all forms of vehicle. The rules on the track are simple, there are none…to the winner goes the spoils, and the possibility of a better life...will you join the race?
Each racer lives together in a large house provided by the entertainment company, they race against one another every other day. As races are won or lost the racers gain points. The racer with the most points at the end of the season wins the cash prize!
Character creation App
Physical Description (Image)
Bike parameters 1. Must be science based.
2. Must NOT be invulnerable in any way.
3. Must be generally motorcycle-ish.(side cars are allowed)
4 Must have an open cockpit
5. Must be a one or two person ride
*Notes* If more interest is shown I'll go into detail on the stat number assignments but it is also VERY simple. And uses the same basic system as Le Resistance.
Well that's everything for now! Let me know what you think people.