Welcome to a modern day hell,where most of the Earth's population is infected by those accursed neural worms, or dead. My name is Allison Richards, And I was a survivor. As you are currently reading this, I've passed on from my human form to becoming one of them. Right now, Your only main focus is survival. On June 8th, 2005, The spreading of a certain neural worm called " Crasicus Galapengus " was uncovered by a group of scientists, They began to perform various tests on them and later deemed them harmless. Not so long after, The worms were released from captivity and set free. This was the worst mistake made known to man. The worm itself is a parasite, It attaches itself to the host and leeches off of their body. In this case, It's taken control of the brain without any difficulty. Once turned over, The host is under the control of the parasite. It has no emotions, It feels no pain. A notable feature of the infected is the bizarre appendage that sticks out of their back. Anyways, I'm out of time... Good luck.
-Letter, Allison Richards
The RP is set purely in America, It might move location later on if it gains enough members. The IC year is 2006, Food and water are severely scarce throughout the nation of America. Most of the water sources have been contaminated and vegetation ruined. The only way to gain supplies inside of the RP is to scavenge. Wether it's in the country side or a city, You always have a chance of finding something. Most items can be found in the places they'd normally be at in real life, For example : Food in supermarkets and restaurants. So don't expect to find a gun in a clothing store. Aside from this, The RP is a Open World RP and Role-Player's choices affect the surroundings and events to come.
Now onto the topic of groups and bandits. Starting off with groups, Groups can be formed at ANY time during the course of the RP. Although, It has to be scened ( RPed ). I mean, Imagine a person forming a group with someone who's current location could be halfway across America. I don't want any of that nonsense here. Next up, Bandits. They can be found in small groups, The numbers in the group can range from 5-20. These people aren;t afraid to take your supplies by force, and they will NEVER try and reach a conclusion in the heat of a confrontation. The only thing that matters to them are supplies and survival.
A notable rarity in the RP is transportation. Vehicles in other words. These are scattered across the country and are quite hard to find. Once you stumble upon one, You'll only be able to use it according to it's condition. If it has no fuel, you'll need to find one or ditch the vehicle. A vehicle without fuel is as useless as a walker without a head.
ALL RPers are required to start in the state of Maine. This is located eastern side of the United states. To be more specific, All of y'all will start in the city of Ellsworth. To make the RP easier, I shall be allowing the RPers to form their surroundings directly from their imagination. Ofcourse, RPers can also incorporate real life locations. It's your choice.
1 : The RP shall implement the use of a ' strike system '. Or in more simple terms, Warnings. Each infringement of the rules shall result in a 'strike'. There are a maximum of 5 'strike' slots per RPer.
2 : Swearing is not necessary in this RP, But RPers can feel free to either censor the words with "*" or leave them as they are.
3 : No Powergaming, Godmodding and Metagaming. Just be realistic, I don't want to see a huge ass cow flying around the state of Arizona with explosives attached to it's udder.
4 : Please follow your character's Personality at all times, Don't switch from being an 'always pissed off' person to a 'nice, cute and cuddly bla bla bla.' person.
5 : 'The infected' can be controlled by an RPer if they pm a request to me or any other moderator.
6 : Hunger and thirst must be taken seriously in this RP, If you go without food for more than 4 days, I shall insta-kill your character. Remember about finding supplies.
7 : The infected gain NO other advantages over humans aside from their speed and resistance to damage.
8 : Sleeping and rest must also be taken seriously like Hunger and thirst. If you go without sleep or rest for more than 3 days, I shall dock stamina from your character and put you at a physical dis-advantage until you take rest or pass out from lack or sleep/rest.
9 : This is not a server, If you think this is one : You are in the wrong part of the forums, Please exit.
10 : Refrain from roleplaying unless you have been accepted by me or any moderator. Once accepted, you can start off the RP if desired.
11 : State your status in the thread, [ OOC ] [ IC ]. If you are in the [ OOC ] status, Please input your words in parenthesis " (( --------- )) ".
12 : Feel free to pm me any ideas that would make this RP better.
13 : To show me that you've read the rules, Please put the phrase: " Walkers aren't alive anymore. " into your application for the RP.
14 : Lastly, Please keep your biography detailed.
Application form :
Name : [ Self explanatory ]
Age : [ Please keep it at a range from 14-55 ]
Current status : [ Infected, Human ]
Gender : [ Self explanatory ]
Appearance : [ Please provide me with either a detailed description or a picture ]
Inventory : [ Remember to keep it realistic, The items you input must be able to fit into the starting back pack]
Biography : [ Keep it Medium-Large sized, Short biographies will not be accepted ]
Personality : [ Mandatory to have one, you can't just be silent all the time. ]
Home town/ Country of Origin : [ Self explanatory ]
Likes : [ Self explanatory ]
Dis-likes : [ Self explanatory ]
Occupation before the infection : [ Affects your IC skills ]
Notable skills : [ Self explanatory ]
Views on the current state of the world : [ This is purely for an addition to your character's background ]