You might as well give up any memories of the land of the living, because that's all behind us. We're in the land of the dead, now. STORY: It's the year 2067, the apocalypse has just started. About a week go, the first zombie was spotted trudging down the streets, followed by more merely minutes later, of New York, where our characters stories begin(Might change that later before we start roleplaying). Reports and newspaper articles were instantly out, telling of the beginning of the zombie apocalypse was finally here. Because the horde of infected was found wondering away from a local science lab, many believe the cause of the undead was a science project gone wrong. Everyone quickly locked up their doors as the military was sent after these creatures. But the soulless-living were new to the earth and no one knew how to kill them. Every time one was hit, it would rise again. It was only later they found out a headshot is the way to go. But sadly, it was too late. Many soldiers had already been gotten. Some eaten, others bitten or scratched and the infected were quickly advancing, ammo quickly running out. gunfire filled the streets for days without end. Civilians didn't get any sleep and all they could do was watch from the not-so-comfort of their homes. But soon the gunshot was stopped, but not for the good. The soldiers had been overwhelmed and defeated. Everyone was terrified and the zombies quickly grew in number. Many of the survivors grouped, believing in power in numbers. Some have made encampments. Others prefer to stay alone. Others were in big enough groups to create entirely new civilizations, beginning to build walls and such around themselves. But i assure you, that won't last for long. THE INFECTED: There are two kinds of zombies, or infected, for this roleplay. There are your average standardized zombies. The kind you find in most zombie stories They're slow, but still incredibly dangerous. Their attack is a bite. Then there's the less common quick zombie that can run. Their attack is a deadly scratch that has the same effect as a normal zombies bite. The infection transmitted through scratch spreads slightly faster then a bite. If you are scratched you only have anywhere from three to five days, depending on how lucky you are. A bite gives you about a week. The infection is slow and painful, the longer you are infected the more pain you will be put in. Due to the infection in the air, however. anyone who dies from any other cause(Old age, illness, murder,etc.)then the body has about twenty-four hours before the entire infection takes over your body and brings you back from the dead. REMEMBER!!!-Zombies are attracted to noise! Any loud sound will attract them for miles, and even the snapping of a twig will attract a horde close by. Although useful, guns are not completely recommended unless you are able and prepared to leave IMMEDIATELY after. The only way to truly kill a zombie is a hit to the head. A hit anywhere else will merely take it down for a few minutes before it gets back up. Burning would also work, but the resources to do so are scarce and very dangerous to do. Would not recommend. RULES: -If your character is a total jerk, that's fine. But PLEASE be kind to one another in the OOC. -Romance is aloud as long as the other person you wish your character to be with is fine with it. -Anything beyond kissing or hugging will have to be taken to a PM. but come on, who does things like that during a zombie apocalypse? -There is no requirement to how often you post. There's no rush, especially if you're often busy. -I prefer longer paragraph responses, instead of simple one-liners. CHARACTER SHEET: Gender: Name: Nicknames: (If any) Age: Place of birth/nationality: (Where your character is from) Weight: Height: Appearance: (You can use description or picture, if ever you rather do. If you use picture you can use anime style or real life. Either is just as effective.) Personality: Likes: Dislikes: Weapon of choice:(As of now, the weapon your character has. This can change later as our characters progress through the infested world and find different, and possibly more efficient weapons.) Bio:(Background of your character) Extra info: (Anything you want to add or that you think I might have missed.) EXTRA ROLEPLAY INFORMATION: Once everyone's characters are setup we can discuss which state/city we want this to take place in. Once we do so, we can start, and I'll post the roleplay thread link here. Our characters don't all have to be in the same local area, but the city or the same general area of the city we discuss will be preferred so that we can all eventually interact and meet later. I'll only be accepting other people shortly after we begin the roleplay, then signups will close and this will be a strictly OOC thread. Make sure you check in with the thread regularly in case I add anything. Any questions on the rules or roleplay, don't be afraid to ask! EDIT: If you want you and someone else's characters to be in a group together when the roleplay starts, you should discuss it with them.