Junkyard Earth [OOC]

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Dusty Trails, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Thousands of years ago (maybe, nobody has bothered to count) civilization on Earth just kind of... Collapsed. Nobody knows why, but nowadays it doesn't matter much. In the Now, humans live in nomadic tribes and small villages built in the ruins of the world. The Earth is, as the title suggests, essentially a giant junkyard. Rolling hills of scrap and plains of trash. Mountains of broken machinery and useless garbage. The Junkyard Earth. It's not without dangers, though. Mutants, witches, the robots of the Old Guard, cannibals, bandits, and whatever else might want to ruin your day.

    Most people in the Junkyard Earth live in villages or in nomadic tribes, scavenging what they can. Some make scavenging bands and go out to find what they can, or adventurers delve into ruins in search of the greatest treasures. Others just take what they want and resort to banditry, and a few decide that cannibalism is a good way to nourish themselves.

    Not everything in the Junkyard Earth originated on Earth though, as it would seem. Occasionally strange things get dug up. Robots, though much more advanced looking that the rusty and decaying Old Guard. Technology even the most skilled Technopaths can't figure out.

    Nowadays, people worship anything from the animal-headed gods of the old world to the sun. Religions always seem to be popping up and disappearing. Cults around particularly interesting pieces that get dug up, churches based round some crazed man's ideal.

    The technology that's actually functioning and commonplace has kind of regressed. The most common method of lighting is the torch, and if you want to travel fast you probably want to find a horse or some other animal to pull a cart. Don't expect them to follow you off the roads and paths though.

    It's common to see men wielding swords and bows, or an unreliable but powerful 'firelock' gun, or maybe a dart throwing crank gun. Proper, functioning modern guns are not a sight that most people see. A few groups do have more 'advanced' weapons though, including makeshift shock weapons or even crude flamethrowers.
    Okay, setting stuff aside gonna be posting the IC for this in a bit. Feel fee to post your character ideas. Keep in mind that Junkyard Earth is meant to have a kind of light hearted feel, but still remains serious.

    Names should also be kind of... Weird. Take names from products and famous people or other weird sources. For example, my character is named Exclamation Point, and my friend is gonna be Top Kek. Seriously, that's his name. Other examples are Nintendo Tharp and Oneone Zero from the Mortal Engines/Fever Crumb series, which inspired this a bit.

    Can't think of other stuff to add here, so.... Yeeeeaaaah.

    You can find the IC for this over here now!
    #1 Dusty Trails, Sep 7, 2014
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  2. Name: Chevron
    sex: M
    Concept: adventurer. Every step he takes leads him on upon a new discovery. He is quite knowledgeable and capable. Friendly, charismatic and scared of ghosts.
    appearance: 5' 11" muscular. Straight Brown hair, brown eyes, chiseled jaw. Wears hiking boots, green cargo pants, brown T-shirt beneath a camo jacket.
    Equipment: backpack with clothes, food, and interesting things he has found. He usually takes this off and stashes it when not using it. He also has a satchel with basic tools and a sawed off shotgun.
  3. (My character is named chevron. Isn't yours charlie?)
  4. Props on the setting, its a nice twist on the generic post apocalyptic world
  5. (I keep posting the wrong name! I mean CHARLIE for all of those!)
  6. Name: Ia Brose
    A short girl with a big heart but an even bigger temper. 'Not one to mess with', she'd say, she's much more of a solo than a co-op. Although, like all others, people need friends. She'd stay chill, but sometimes doesn't remember that she always doesn't have to start shit. She's a big friggin nerd and her parents are nerdssssssss so she has a big fling with anime and crap like that. Fucking weeb.
    Appearance: [​IMG]
    Rusted fighting knuckles, thin sword-thing, black book bag with a shoujo manga / gorey ones and eye patch to 'look cool', but she's actually going blind in her right eye.
  7. alright…made a character and posted, but just wanted to give him a little backstory here for less cnfusion

    He was basically ordered to accompany Exclamation and co. by the village elder, in order to protect all the kids, but since he is really just a big kid, he accepted on the terms that he meets them al face to face, not just follow them. Village elders tasked him since he is an actual merchant, and can distinguish junk from profit, as well as deal with raiders and cults.
  8. So how do I make is so my cs is always in my post's?
  9. Name: Sharp edge
    Sex: ? (I'm not sure what to play so for now it will be an it.)
    Concept: A strong individual who instead of staying in one play travels helping where help is needed. It tends to come and go a lot never really staying at a certain place for more then a few days.
    Appearance:[​IMG]Fyi no my drawing. Got it from deviantart.

    Equipment: As its name emplys it carry's sharp objects that it uses for every thing. Typically staying with Melee blades. On it's back it carries a rather large sword. At both its sides are make shift cattle prods and finally for a bit of range it has throwing weapons Kuni,s and Surakins. Best example.
  10. @Ozzie Chanter I'm pretty sure this either just got put up or we where just following everyone else.
  11. @Esakrel Alkaos Young

    I just moved all your posts here, yes. I am asking you to use this in the future.