Hey there, Iwaku. Do you like generic zombie stories? Well, so do I. I also like to make up stories with multiple variables and thus possible outcomes. I have been thinking about writing a zombie survival story for the longest time, but I recently thought that instead of making it a story where I just control everything, I could make it into a roleplay instead. So. What will this roleplay feature: 1. Zombie survival in an imaginary world, much similar to ours with a few key differences, namely: Nights and days both last longer. The planet is further away from their sun, hence much colder. Alien visitations are a matter of public knowledge, though no one knows officially why or what is the purpose of those kidnappings and encounters (the visitors never speak). All rain contains poisonous chemicals, which can destroy the human body in a prolongued exposure. These are absorbed by the local flora, much in the way CO2 is by ours. Water in any water bodies is drinkable and not salty. There are 11 continents, all of them having countries similar to our concept of Japan, China, SE Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, North America (US style, basically), Germany, France, England and Russia. Cannibalism is practiced in the cultures that are similar to Latin American and SE Asian ones, for which their inhabitants are under heavy scrutiny by the rest of the world and a subject of stereotyping, even if they are not doing it. Each city has a similar in size Underworld, populated by anything any conspiracy theory ever suggested. This is also common knowledge. Religious people can have some superpowers at their time of greatest needs, like bending steel frames, becoming invulnerable, leaping from great heights and surviving. This has only ever happened to very religious people, though. There hasn't been any proof of divine force yet, though. The Hollow Earth theory is true. There is a small civilisation inhabiting it, but since the atmosphere there is deadly to humans and the pressure breaks most vehicles, no contact has been had with them. A few attempts have been made, but they were met with extreme aggression and the crews never made it back. There are dragons. Nobody knows where they really come from, so its speculated they live in the Inner Earth and only seldom go out. They weren't aggressive but none has officially been dissected. "The Truth" is a global radio, which broadcasts always on the same frequencies and has given a number where survivors can call to report recent news on the outbreak. They give tips, advice, news and hope to all who may hear them in the Common tongue or, sometimes, the local languages to your respective country. You have no reason to doubt them thus far. 2. Everything above is a matter of public knowledge. Why do I say that? First off, so you don't need to ask me if it's OK for your character to know it. Secondly, because there is a whole lot of much more disturbing facts, which are also true, but they are not common knowledge. Whether your character will be aware of some of it or not is entirely up to how you make them to be. If I think your character should be in on some secret lore, based on their background and character, I will inform you via a PM. Whether your character wishes to reveal that to the rest in the course of the IC is entirely up to their (respectively your) discretion. I only ask that you don't do so OOC, since secret knowledge will be a big part of this RP and it can be both traded and gambled with (I mean, there is literally no way of 100% knowing whether or not the person is revealing a secret or blatantly lying to suit their own agenda, right?) 3. Character death. Not very common, but if you do something silly or heroic, chances are, you might pay a certain price. 4. Only one character per person. If you die, you get to reroll, of course. 5. Zombies. Lots and lots of zombies. The mutagen is extremely variable and changes very frequently. There are so far these varieties, as last officially reported on "The Truth": Regular human carcasses which move at a walking pace, moan loudly all the time and are sensitive to sound, light and high pitched vibration. Runners - same as N1, but can rapidly accelerate for indefinite periods of time, at the sight of a victim. Spitters - Same as N1 but they spit their inner juices at the sight of a victim. Mutalisks - Mutated various extensions, after having consumed stuff like metal, wood etc. Alternatively, they have body extensions to help them better chase and kill prey. Zombie animals, dogs most evident, can run and jump at high speeds. Rumours of some weird sort of a zombie lurking in the shadows and hiding from daylight have not yet been confirmed. 6. The Zombies are much less effective in broad daylight, unless you make a noise, you can literally slip past a horde, since the light effectively blinds this sense of theirs and they are only left with sound. 7. The following facts have been reported on "The Truth" about the mutagen's properties: Infects a being within about a minute of entering the body by any means. The Being becomes a fully-fledged zombie in about an hour, which is an extremely agonising process. The Zombies feeding on it stop feeding once it becomes a zombie. Ingesting infected flesh is infectious. Having an intercourse with an infected is, apparently, not. (don't ask) The infection is being carried over the entire body, so any touch from any of it can be infectious, if it enters the body of a person. The entirety of the body does not include teeth and nails, but teeth usually bring in saliva, so... 8. This roleplay will be taking place after only 10 days of nationally announced state of emergency, so everything happening will feel extremely new. The remnants of the old world may even still be alive in some places! 9. You will begin your story in a city similar in structure and size to modern day Tokyo. It is a city in the middle of a vast plan, not far away from a mountain range, there are other larger cities around, as well as lots of small villages and farmland. 10. The sea is quite far, but there is a mag'lev train leading to it. If all that sounds interesting so far, and you've actually bothered to read up to here, please, do express your interest in the comment section below and thanks for sticking! I hope my simple style text has not put you off, I do plan to insert more pictures in the future. This thread will also be updated regularly, along with an IC opening post. So far I haven't got a character structure lined up, but please do message below what kind of a character would you like to play if you're interested, so I could already think of how much or what kind of secret knowledge I can give you. Almost everyone will have some, unless you just make a random citizen who only gets their news from the local TV station, in that case, the basic package above will be all for you :) In case you want more info, or think I've neglected to mention some major aspect, please do ask.