INTEREST CHECK Slice of Life - the Soft Apocalypse

Red Thunder

A Warrior in a Garden
Original poster
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both/Either
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, SciFi, Modern, Magical
Life After

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Life had ended- oh, years ago now. No one remembered what it had been like, really. No one remembered why things changed. No one remembered what things were like Before. No one cared. The Change had, obviously, been violent in nature; better to forget. Better to move on.

Better to rebuild.

And rebuild we did, in the ruins and ashes of Before. We scavenge and explore, we grow and harvest, we build and expand. The process is slow; there's so few of us. Our grandparents found each other, ages ago, and each family had to settle where they could. We're spread out, probably ten miles at the farthest, and there's not more than forty or fifty of us altogether. We have to travel by horse, bicycle, or foot mostly; the electric cars and trucks have to be used sparingly, with the solar batteries being so small.

So we get by. It's hard work, and the little bit of reading we get to do is almost always to learn some other skill that we need to know. Leisure is a privilege, a brief respite we get after we've caught up on the work. Lucky, then, that the work is so rewarding. Lucky, then, that everyone pitches in.


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Imagine if, at this moment, your modern life was over. War, plague, global warming. Pick your catastrophe. The How doesn't matter, save that the climate never changed or has returned to normal, and that it occurred a century prior to this story. All that matters is the indomitable will of humanity to rebuild.

Fifty years ago, a handful of families trekking across the fertile hills of the United States east coast found themselves in the bountiful forests and plains of abandoned Boston. Much of the town lay decimated, but as such, it was ripe for scavenging and settling. So they did, and with some struggle, they began to establish themselves.

This is the story of the grandchildren of the original settlers, looking to establish homesteads of their own. This is the story of the cooperation, and sometimes conflict, of those settlers, and of the lives that they made amongst the destruction of Before.

This is a casual slice of life RP, with an emphasis on interpersonal relationships over hard plot, save for that of "establish your character among the settlers as contributors to their tiny society". If accepted, I expect a weekly post of at least three paragraphs, with due consideration given to English grammar. Joint world building with me and other players will certainly be encouraged, and I'll do my best to keep a log of places and things as they are established.

This is as of this moment an interest check only, meant to see what interest it can garner from the Iwaku population. If this does spark your interest, I'd be very interested to see what concepts you may come up with for such a soft apocalypse.
 

chaosheart13

The Dreaming Caretaker
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Fine doing both
Favorite Genres
Anything really
Genre You DON'T Like
Maybe mystery? Idk how to mystery
Oh, huh, interesting. Slice of life in a post apocalyptic world, never seen that before. Imma watch!
 

PavellumPendulum

more than a snack, a candlelit dinner
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Weekdays: 10 AM - 11 PM CST. Weekends vary.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Transgender, Androgynous
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both. Depends on the character and the setting, but I tend to lean towards a more aggressive posting style.
Favorite Genres
Romance, modern, high fantasy, comedy, post-apocalyptic.
Genre You DON'T Like
Historical, furry, horror.
I'm interested!
 

Zarko Straadi

Edgenoble
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays,
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day
Writing Levels
Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both
Favorite Genres
Sci-fi, fantasy, magical, modern, Steampunk
Genre You DON'T Like
Furry
I'm interested.
 

SpookySableye

Edgebabby
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
Writing Levels
Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Can swing either way depending on my mood
Favorite Genres
Anime, Action, Adventure, Fandom, Fantasy (high, dark, and urban), Futuristic, Gijinka, Magical, Post Apocalypse, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Time Travel
Slice of life and post apocalypse? Consider me interested.
 

Jess Incognito

Edgepeasant
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Favorite Genres
Modern Fiction, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Historic/Period. I'm quite versatile and open. More prone to original content than fandoms, though base inspiration is welcome.
Am interested!

[[ Kinda reminds me of Earth Abides - which is a novel that details the life of a guy who himself lives through apocalypse (epidemic), but by the time he's an old man the story has settled on what kind of a society comes out of disaster and ruin, what things are forgotten because they're now irrelevant and what kinds of traditions come from new generations born after modernity. Anywho, sorry for the book plug ;P ]]
 

Red Thunder

A Warrior in a Garden
Original poster
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Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both/Either
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, SciFi, Modern, Magical
Alrighty, well, with five of y'all expressing interest, Imma get started on a sign-up thread.

How do y'all feel about discord? Given the nature of the RP, I feel like we all need to be on the same platform for general discussion, particularly as regards any plotting that might take place. We can either do a discord server or an Iwaku OOC thread; we'll go with the majority vote.
chaosheart13 chaosheart13 PavellumPendulum PavellumPendulum Zarko Straadi Zarko Straadi SpookySableye SpookySableye Jess Incognito Jess Incognito
 

SpookySableye

Edgebabby
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
Writing Levels
Elementary, Intermediate, Adept, Advanced, Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Can swing either way depending on my mood
Favorite Genres
Anime, Action, Adventure, Fandom, Fantasy (high, dark, and urban), Futuristic, Gijinka, Magical, Post Apocalypse, Romance, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Time Travel
I'm personally fine with either iwaku or discord, so I'll go whichever one works best with everyone else.
 
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PavellumPendulum

more than a snack, a candlelit dinner
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Private Convo Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
My Usual Online Time
Weekdays: 10 AM - 11 PM CST. Weekends vary.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Transgender, Androgynous
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both. Depends on the character and the setting, but I tend to lean towards a more aggressive posting style.
Favorite Genres
Romance, modern, high fantasy, comedy, post-apocalyptic.
Genre You DON'T Like
Historical, furry, horror.
I prefer discord but if no one else wants to use it Iwaku is okay for ooc too ^^
 
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Jess Incognito

Edgepeasant
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Favorite Genres
Modern Fiction, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Historic/Period. I'm quite versatile and open. More prone to original content than fandoms, though base inspiration is welcome.
A vote for Discord, but I have no issue staying on the forum either.
 
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chaosheart13

The Dreaming Caretaker
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
Speed of Light, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
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Adaptable
Genders You Prefer Playing
No Preferences
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Fine doing both
Favorite Genres
Anything really
Genre You DON'T Like
Maybe mystery? Idk how to mystery
I'm fine with a discord as well!
 
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Red Thunder

A Warrior in a Garden
Original poster
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both/Either
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, SciFi, Modern, Magical
chaosheart13 chaosheart13 PavellumPendulum PavellumPendulum Zarko Straadi Zarko Straadi SpookySableye SpookySableye Jess Incognito Jess Incognito
There we are! Feel free to have open discussion about characters, locales, potential conflict, etc. I've got a busy weekend, but I'll see about getting a sign-ups thread going sometime very soon!

And if any are still interested, feel free to hop into the Discord!
 

Azurewinter

Lady of the Winter
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Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays, Chat Roleplays
Posting Speed
A Few Posts A Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Androgynous, Primarily Prefer Female
I would love to be in such a casual setting RP.
 
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Red Thunder

A Warrior in a Garden
Original poster
Roleplay Invitations
Not Taking RP Invites at this Time
Posting Speed
A Few Posts a Week, One Post a Week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Adept, Advanced, Prestige
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female, Primarily Prefer Male
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Both/Either
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, SciFi, Modern, Magical
o:

you still accepting folks?
Yep! Well, still accepting interest! The CS thread, when it does finally go up, will involve a culling process, given the rather unexpected amount of interest (no complaint from me!). But I'll cover all that in the actual sign up thread.
 

Phi Chisym

Contagious Phi-pidemic!
Roleplay Invitations
Group Roleplays, One on One Roleplays
Posting Speed
Several Posts a Day, One Post a Day, A Few Posts a Week, Slow As Molasses
My Usual Online Time
3-8 PM Central, but tends to be on during day @ work from time to time.
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Genders You Prefer Playing
Male, Female
Playing Style- Passive or Aggressive
Balanced Playing Style - Honestly, if I feel the story dropping, I'll come up with a reasonable situation (major or minor), or a new charrie for the moment, or a conflict, or new setting to return life back into the story.
Favorite Genres
Fantasy, Modern, Magical, Romantic Fanatic, some Steampunk, a bit of Viral, Anthro.

I'm new to SciFi and Horror and not afraid to play. (I need the practice in those genres anyway).

I have played a few Yaoi charries for MXM

Not too big on History, but will play a History based RP if I have the time to do the research. At this point, I'm deeply into Japanese History based stories.

Not very good at Military genres and not a strong in writing out fight scenes, but will put myself in the center of the storm to better myself.
Genre You DON'T Like
I have my limits of a few hated genres, but will run charries within them mainly to build myself as a better writer.

So, come what may!
Interested as well!
 
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