"...before turning the gun on himself."
You remember dying.
The gun is levelled at you, and you are powerless to resist as your attacker pulls the trigger. You starve on the sidewalk, unknown and unwanted by society. The wind rips at your skin, and you feel your soul begin to leave your frozen, battered body. You take your last shuddering, desperate breath as you waste away on the hospital bed. You see the headlights of the car bearing down upon you, trapped like a rabbit, unable to escape your fate.
You don't want to die.
You've done bad things in your life, things that make you feel ashamed of yourself, yet still you feel you have so much to live for, so much you could have done. Death is terribly final, it's embrace one you have never sought. If only there was a means of escape, if only you could have a second chance. If only, if only...
Then the Spirit comes to you.
It gives you a choice.
It will force the bullets from your torso. It will keep you alive through the night. It will stop the wind's assault on your body. It will drive the disease from you. It will repair the damage done by the front of the car.
But it has to come back with you, become a part of you. A figure made entirely of shell casings. A naked, emaciated woman with no face. A deformed man with a boar's head and cloven hoofs for feet. A rotting pile of cancerous flesh with a face at the top, locked in a perpetual scream. A skeleton man dressed in a burned tuxedo.
And it wants you to do something for it, once you come back. A price for bringing you back from Death.
The Spirit wants you to go to Silent Hill...
'World of Darkness: SILENT HILL' is a combination of Konami's Silent Hill franchise and White Wolf's World of Darkness RPG (if not both, carry out corporal punishment on yourself now, then continue reading); if you clicked this link, you've probably heard of one or both of them. You take the role of an ordinary person with a dark secret in their past, someone who has recently died and yet been brought back by a Spirit, a creature from Undeath that has become fused with your soul.
And it wants you to take a trip to a certain New England town called Silent Hill.
I think you see where the game will go from here.
If you've never played World of Darkness before, don't worry. I'm fairly new to the system myself, and if I'm able to learn it, I'm pretty sure you will be able to, as well. It's less confusing than D&D, focusing more on storytelling and roleplaying rather than stats and loot, making it perfect for a Forum RP.
So what do you need?
It's probably best if you have a copy of the World of Darkness corebook, as this will make creating your character a little easier, but this isn't necessary; between TheNeverThere, Boss Frost and I, we should be able to get people through the process via the CBox.