Junkyard Earth 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 this Junkyard Earth. You are one such human. You've grown up among the scrap hills and the dead forests and and the barren plains. You've seen the strange peoples of the the Junkyard Earth and "weird" has become the status quo. You've heard stories from the scavengers about all sorts of things, from the Old Guard that defend the ruins of the Old World to the mutants and witches that make a living of their own in the wilds. From tribes of cannibals that worship strange monoliths to amazing technologies from the old world and possibly even beyond. You grew up as all children do, and now you're a scavenger yourself. You and your crew scour the wastes for anything you can barter for your food and drink. You're barely making it, just enough scrap and loot to get by. You and your crew have had doubts, hell a few of you have given it up. But you persevered for whatever reason, maybe you thought that things would start looking up more, or maybe you just saw no other option. Well whatever reason it is you stayed around, you're starting to think it wasn't such a bad idea. Your crew might've just gotten it's big find, though you honestly have no idea what the hell it is or what it does. Once you've got that figured out though, you're sure you'll be set for the rest of your scavenging career! If only you knew how much trouble it would bring... ---Heya, welcome to my first semi-organized roleplay! Even got a story in mind. :p The rules here are simple, pretty much he standard expected in any other RP. Don't be rude to the other players, don't godmode, don't go killing off other characters, yadda yadda. If you want to bring in some big change or event or an important character, then make sure you bring it up here first! If you wanna join, fill out a sheet below and I'll get around to approving it! As for posting requirements, I'm not too stingy. I'd prefer something to the tune of 1 or 2 paragraphs per post, maybe a third if you're feeling up to it. Also, it's assumed our characters are at least a little bit familiar with each other and are all part of this same scavenging crew in the beginning. Name: Sex: Age: Background: (I only want a brief backstory that you can elaborate on IC. Gotta get that character development going!) Appearance: Equipment: My Rambling on the World (from when I tried the RP as a jump-in...) (Move your mouse to reveal the content) My Rambling on the World (from when I tried the RP as a jump-in...) (open) My Rambling on the World (from when I tried the RP as a jump-in...) (close) 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, worshipers of people claiming to be gods. 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. 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 quite a bit.