It is Tuesday, April 7th, 1931. Herbert Hoover is still the president, and isn't doing anything to help the economy or the American people. Little Orphan Annie premiered yesterday, but of course only those with radios could hear it. Unemployment is at 16.3% and is only getting worse. The town is Scottsbluff, Nebraska, with a population of about 6,000. It has a few school buildings, several churches, and two theaters: Otoe and Bluff. There is a J.C. Pennies for clothing and a Woolworth's for just about everything else. The Germans (both from Germany and from Russia) make up a large part of the population. There are also many Mexican and Japanese people, and some minorities like the Irish and Italians. Of course there are also several different Indian tribes in the area, but they avoid the town. Scottsbluff wasn't hit as hard as most towns. It is in the midst of a farming community, and wasn't destroyed by the dust bowl like the poor farmers to the south in Kansas. The farming families still have to work hard, but they aren't starving. Some even take on a hired hand in exchange for room and board. The town itself has an old sugar beet plant, and some folks were fortunate enough to find work there. -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-A rumor of a teenager getting shot in the head and walking away from it. A mother insisting her child walked on water. A frantic fellow who insisted his fiance turned into a monster before his eyes. This was news from last decade, and most of it was decided to be the inventions of people willing to do anything to add some spice to life, or just the ravings of someone who finally snapped from the pressure. Then there are some who say these people are still about, that something happened at the turn of the century that damaged their young. "It was the electricity," an old man would insist, "it's not natural." Another may suggest X-rays were the culprit. Zapping things through peoples' bodies were bound to mess things up inside. Of course, Ms. Sams would eagerly point out that nothing like this happened until they started canning pineapple. Then there was the opinion of those who the rumors (yes, they were true) were about. The man who had been shot was thankful that he was still alive.The woman who turned into a monster thought she had a horrible curse that had wrecked her life. The youngster who walked on water has no reason to do so. And what of you? Is your ability a blessing or a curse? Do you use it for good or evil? Or hide it, and try to blend in with the rest of the desperate folks trying to survive in the Great Depression? -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-1. I am in charge and PotatoChipGolem is my Co-GM. 2. Treat apostrophes with respect. I don't want to see them misplaced. 3. Keep the NPCs historically-accurate. 4. Try to keep your character somewhat historically-and-scientifically-accurate. 5. When you make your character sheet, delete the phrase in parenthesis. 6. Please make use of the message system to plot behind everyone's back (including mine). 7. There is no powers section in your character sheet. But that doesn't mean you don't get powers. Instead, you will have your powers PMed to you in private by me! Like the superheroes we all know, we don't really have a choice when it comes to what powers we were born with. It's all based on genetics and that's how your powers will be determined: by your character's other attributes (I have a whole spreadsheet ready for this purpose). If there's a type of ability that you can't see yourself playing, send me a tell and I'll make sure you won't get it. Keep it a secret or tell the world; it's your choice. Most of all, enjoy yourself. Name: (first and last) Age: (15 to 30) Gender: (male or female) Hair Color: (black, dark, brown, sandy, blonde, red, grey; if you have an image with a different hair color, I'm going by that; no dyed hair) Eye Color: (brown, blue, green, hazel, other) Skin Color: (pale, peach, tan, brown, dark) Blood Type: (you should know your options; there are 8) Appearance: (preferably an image, no anime; description alone will pass) Living Situation: (farm or town, family or alone, ect.) Personality: (don't go too in-depth, but make sure you have flaws) History: (where are you from/why are you here) -~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~- List of Characters: AAB Name: Elizabeth Shanaman Age: 16 Gender: Female Living Situation: Elizabeth lives on a farm outside of Scottsbluff with her parents, four brothers (Reuben, Fred, John, & Benjamin), and two sisters (Emma & Frieda). They grow a lot of sugar beets for the factory in town, as well as corn for the animals and a garden for themselves. Kid Jesus Name: Benjamin Horus Cole Age: 26 Gender: Male Living Situation: He lives in the town in the slums with other of his kind. He works at a African American club time to time as a blues guitar player and on a farm. Twisted Dreamer Name: Rosa Maria Roman Age: 22 Gender: Female Living Situation: Rosa Maria lives in a very small one story home with her mother, father and four siblings. The farm they live on is not their own, but belongs to an elderly couple whose two children left home to follow their own paths in life. The Roman family helps the couple around the farm in exchange for staying on their land. Scrap Iron Name: Louise Winters Age: 23 Gender: Female Living Situation: Louise is currently staying in a modest home near the closest equivalent to a downtown area. She's been working as a projectionist at the Otoe for a little over a year. The Red Tazelwurm Name: Alice Edmonds Age: 16 Gender: Female Living Situation: She lives in an extremely small house by herself (it's more of shed though, really) next to a larger house where her family lives. She used to live in the larger house with her family, but when her sister who had run off a long time ago, came back with three young kids, she moved to the shed because it was getting too crowded.