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!