((Allow me to first say this is a crossover RP form my homies back at NG, if any of you guys see this much love.)) In 2058 the world is in a sorry state. WW3 has left things in awful condition, the world powers have been shattered by tactical nukes and the smaller nations have been economically crushed due to the failure of the powerful big brother countries they once leached off of. Every nation, every person has seen the worst possible thing they could possibly imagine, just trying to hold on, the earth is fairly devastated but the environment was bouncing back, much in the same way Chernobyl had in years past. The population, about 4 billion still alive, was slowly beginning to rise and world peace seemed a possibility. That was until the unexpected happened. 2065 an alien spacecraft was sighted over the United states, as well as others over Europe and Asia. The former world powers came together to form a league of planetary defense, strategic nuclear strikes were sent up to shoot the things out of the sky, and the things in the sky returned fire. The earth, barely beginning to recover from an incident that could have been a lot worse, was hit once more. The aliens, a small expeditionary settlement force, was easily routed, but they left much destruction in their wake, and a third fatal blow to the planet no one saw coming. They left behind something. Nightmarish alien animals swarmed over the planet, 5 species of animal, causing what many thought irreversible harm to the planet's ecosystem, as well as feasting upon the weak human race. A decade later, they had stabilized in their own niches in the world, and the former human influence on the planet was forever changed. 3 billion remained, forming small confederacies of allied warlords in the wake of such powers as America and China, as well as small kingdoms in the countries not as devastated, places like Africa, Indonesia and southeastern Europe. Paranoid and vying for power, the remnants of earth must rebuild, for in secret a force in the sky is preparing to return . . . stranded alien astronauts hide in the quiet places, calling for reinforcements. You are a human, a brave new citizen in this world of 2200. You are just trying to survive as the planet is shifting, taking baby steps on the path of the old world. Ruins of civilizations past tell of great shoes to fill. SPECIFICS There are guns and medieval weaponry in this RP, a fair ratio of salvaged modern day weaponry and primitive things like muskets and such, as well as cars and ATVs and ships and such, about 30%. 70% is horses, wooden boats, pikes and swords and axes and things like that. So thats it for weapons. Thousands of small, warring nations dot the globe, some better off than others, some run by totalitarian kings, some run by a council of warlords, each commanding a well established city state and its respective territory. Some may be as large as Texas, some may be as small as a single city. I'm not going to lay down every single location for you, but if you do decide to come up with one be detailed and realistic, as well as corresponding with the ones I've already laid out. RULES Godmoding is an obvious no no, if I catch any frozen stasis soldiers in military bases waking up with superhuman abilities and futuristic weapons, I'm going to ask a mod remove it, your human, act like it. You start in one of three places, California, The East Coast of America near the ruins of NY, or London. I will describe them if and when this game is approved, so no posting until then (except for characters, of course) Spamming and flaming is a no no. Effortless posts are unacceptable, if you try I'll be able to tell, but if there is absolutely no effort put into it I'll ask a mod to remove it. We are all here to improve our writing and have a little fun while we're at it, you don't have to be the greatest writer ever, you just need to try. Control of other peoples characters is acceptable if it is done reasonably and with their permission, but if there is a back and forth going on for the sake of less clutter I will allow some control, unless the person specifies that they don't want it. Be reasonable, no suicides or big revealing speeches or anything like that. The character template is as follows. Name: (has to be real, first and last, possibly middle, and a nickname if need be.) Age: (Must be above 18. No fricking 9 year olds walking around, get me?) Location: (Be specific, present day country, state, county, and nearby city, maybe not there in the game but for the sake of specifics . . . its not that hard, google images and wikipedia have some pretty good maps if you search properly) Appearance: (Your human, so nothing crazy, include clothing as well.) Gear: (Weapons, tools, etc . . . pretty simple.) Skills: (Combat, survival and conventional please, this is an RP so you must be making a living somehow, are you a doctor, a chef, a hunter, whatever. So be specific.) Personality: (Pretty self explanatory, but I don't want to see a lot of the cliched quiet bad asses around here, be creative please.) Brief history: (Born where, this is the part where you can get creative with the games countries and such, as well as how was their childhood, family, and the like.) Alright thats about it. If and when this game gets accepted I'll post location descriptions as soon as a certain number of people have signed up. I shall keep the story moving by playing one character (as a sort of example) as well as controlling world events, countries, leaders, etc. Feel free to do some of that yourselves, but nothing too big please. I promise to you to be the best GM I can be, but remember I am human and have my own things going on. I'll try to inform you of when I'll be gone and I'll try my hardest to check and post as many times as I can manage a day.