Free-Roam Zombie RP, rules and important details inside!
Alrighty, well having been engaged in a friends DnD game and craving more and more RP I have decided to try and do something a little different, mostly because I don't know any rule sets other then 'make it up yourself.' So little introduction done the information regarding the Free-Roam is below! ^^
Character Sheets: ((Send a completed one to me in a PM.))
The time setting will be modern times with a little allowance for fantasy, no special races or powers but each character will have an immunity to the virus...to an extent, one I won't disclose so as to leave that suspenseful and to discourage 'zombie make out sessions.' Weapons will be a little more whimsical as well, for example: Could find a broadsword in a house pantry or something else weird.
Rules setting is a 'make it up MYSELF' rules, I have a rules set in my head and will use it as such, you don't need to be concerned with rolling or anything, any information I require from you I will either request via PM or during one of my posts.
I am a tad paranoid about rampant posting, so I would like some order to this, after everyone has posted once I will provide an update to the situation. So order is as such.
just as an example, meaning after everyone has posted once if a decision has to be made, or combat is going on, then I will update for my post, if nothing special has to be said then I will either advance the group a little ways, or simply put a "Nothing special insert generic" post or sorts that will be easily reconizable. Again I only put this forward due to my own paranoia about posting getting completely out of hand ><;;
Number of players/reserved slots:
I would like to see upwards of 5-10 players as a broad spectrum, with a minimum of 4 reserved for friends. Should the slots be filled or a sufficient number reached I will notify, please send your completed character sheets to me and I will respond if we are in, I will close this forum or mark it in some form to signify that it is full. If you did't get in for this one, I wish you luck and look forward to seeing you for the next adventure ^^
So that about wraps it up, I look forward to seeing who is interested and might bite. I will be adventuring with everyone as a sort of 'guide' but I am a character and will have to abide by the same rules, this is mostly to help my above posting scheme or paranoia D=.
as I said it goes in the order of 1,2,3,4,5 kind of deal. But that doesn't mean you have to follow it amongst yourselfs, if you wish to have a conversation or RP with someone AT A PG-13 level, that means nothing graphic please lol. The order will be mainly used for during key moments and other such things like combat and what not, in otherwords: Don't go running off and trying to hijack the story or anything and pay attention to posts from me that may involve plot ((Will title as so, and give enough plot advance so people can interact, respond, and what not.)) I will label each of my posts as, RP, Plot, and such as correspondance requires.
First of all: Good luck with this game! Zombie games are awesome, so people should join.
I wanted to give you a word of advice though. Requiring people to post in a specific order is very tricky. What do you do if person 1 posts one day before the deadline, or if there is not deadline, doesn't post for weeks. When will player 2 know to go ahead?
I think it's wiser to tell the players to post within a certain time-span (a week, 2 days), and require solid posts of more than two lines).
Time Setting is one thing, but a Geographical Setting makes all the difference for Character Background because would need to know if this is a small town, big city, actual city, fantasy city, college town etc?
Well the posting order is rather slack. My main concern is people just getting out of hand with this that and the other. A week time span for a post should be good if at least one post of a paragraph or more is provided. People can RP Amongst themselves and others but similar to DnD format I will provide a 'turn order' for who is going when. Other then that I will give prompts and such for when the plot is advancing and what not.
Geographical is similar to this as I explained to my friend: The time is beggining of the outbreak, disgruntled lab employee released virus. The geographical location is the center of the Unite states, a large area spanning towns and cities and what not. Backrounds can be as desired ((My friend has been approved of as a British SAS unit, the sole survivor of his group.)) If you have questions regading your specific backround just hit me up. Where we all start out is in the epicentre of the outbreak at the start of it, during the initial fleeing and what not.
Oh, be as detailed with backrounds as you can, they may or may not give perks. If I have any issues with backrounds or characters I'll let you know and we can work it out, I am expecting some conflict but not a whole ton mainly because of how loosely this is being settled right now.
Well due to my not knowing those areas very well at all it wouldn't be any defined place unless someone knows key buildings and locations and whatever else there. Central USA North of Texas going down into it and spreading east and west and north as well, is that good?
I'm from Canada, I picked the USA because it is large has a large population and is between Mexico and Canada. Were starting at a made up city on the border of Texas on the nothern area, pulling a resident evil and thats where the outbreak begins in a racoon city style fashion.
As an aid to my friend I'll field that question, Yes once you finish your characters profile PM it to him on here and then he will look it over and either approve it or PM you back with any issues that may arrise with it.