The year is 2055 and the world as we know it is gone. Replaced by one of chaos, anarchy, and death. Where your gruesome end is as near as the next door or waiting around that corner. A gradual, but unstoppable infection has spread through the world turning those infected into twisted mockeries of life who know only one thing: a hunger for human flesh.
The world's fate had been sealed long before anyone knew there was something wrong. It started out in Nevada near Death Valley as a few random and violent attacks on people walking through low traffic areas. Then the problem seemed to explode overnight with what was believed to be a riot in Las Vegas. The local authorities were quickly overwhelmed by the uncompromisingly violent mob that seemed to swell and grow. Eventually the military was called in to deal with the problem using any means necessary. It all ended with a carpet bombing run on the city from Edwards Air force Base.
But, this didn't stop the strange infection. It persisted, as these things usually do. Soon, similar reports of violence are springing up in communities all around Vegas and spreading every day. Within a week, several towns are no longer responding to attempts to communicate with them. Two more weeks till the first groups of bedraggled citizens come pouring out of the area with horrific stories of cannibalism, mutilation, and unkillable creatures. In response, the President declares a state of emergency and cordons off the area and orders all suspicious people should be shot on site. This did nothing more then slow the infestation down for a few days,
till reports started coming in from towns outside the quarantine zone.
Panic began to spread through-out the country as people started to realize that there may not be a way to stop this from reaching coast to coast. This was made worse when Mexico and Canada officially closed its borders to the U.S. and cancelled, indefinitely, all flights to or from the States. Shortly after this the rest of the country followed suit, but it was all too late, as they would soon find out. Within a month, similar reports were popping up in Japan, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, France, Pakistan, and most of the southern part of Africa.
In the chaos brought on by the thought of impending death, the world's crime rate and military desertion rate quadrupled. Murder, rape, and theft are now a daily occurrence as the country's armed forces are fighting a losing battle against the infected, who have already reached the Mississippi river. Even blowing all bridges, natural or man made, across this river was unable to stop it the infection from spreading beyond it.
By the time the infection reaches the original thirteen colonies, the military has been disbanded. No evacuation attempts were made as there was no safe haven to take the evacuees too. All forms of government have broken down and the people of this, once great, country are left to fend for themselves.
Within seven months most of the world's population is dead or shambling monsters. While those that have survived struggle to make it day to day and to find some sort of safe haven. One such place is promised to them over the airways of the old Ham radios, a secure place where there is always food and clean water. A warm place to lay your head and to raise your children. Nestled in the sandy dunes of Nevada named Avalon, all you have to do to get in is survive the perils of the trip there.
Whats worse then the zombies are the roving bands of regular humans who have taken to raping and murdering in the absence of any kind of law or government. While the zombies will eat you, the bandits will torture you, rape you, mutilate you, and eventually kill you.
This is the story of a small group of survivors who have banded together in hopes of increasing their odds of reaching Avalon alive. Will they make it or will they fall, like so many before them, to this awful infection.
The way we are going to do this game is by starting out with each person's individual story leading up to right before they join the party as a whole. Then we will do the main story with all the players from there.
If you think anything should be added to this character sheet just let me know and I will consider it. I am looking for normal worldly kind of characters for this. And also keep everything within reason, especially when considering weapons, your not going to have an M16 assault rifle with an ACOG scope and an under barrel grenade launcher along with a AA12. Your more likely to have some civilian weapons. This isn't to say that I won't allow non-civilian weapons.
Since no zombie, anything, would be good without major players being eaten and what not, I am allowing the creation of fodder characters. These are characters that are destined to be killed off eventually by one means or another.
And the Story Thus Far
The Survivor's Chronicle
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