ASILI- A New Beginning It is the year 2052, on the planet Earth. There were once 5 great nations. America, New Asia, Russia, Japan and India. These nations once lived in peace, but because of greed and distrust, they went to war with one another and after a single year of horrible bombings, there was very little left on any continent. Barely 10,000 people out of 7 billion survived this massacre. Those who have survived scrounge what they can from the ruins. Where there was once Hope of a brighter future, despair thrives instead. Much of the land, that was once fertile and green, isn’t much more than a desert now, with scattered plants, dead forests, and the ruins of once great cities. However, scattered across the continents are oasis where life still manages to survive, but just barely. Rumors have spread of a large strip of land, the size of a state once known as Florida, that has been completely untouched by the bombings. It has been named Asili, meaning New Beginning. The most common belief is that it is located somewhere between America’s states of Maine and New York. Large groups of people have begun to gather in caravans and brave the dangers released by the bombings; mutated creatures, invisible mires, poisonous plants, murderous scavengers and more, in order to get to this rumored safe haven. Where once there was naught but despair, Hope is once again beginning to blossum. Perhaps there is still a place where humanity could survive and rebuild; if they survived the journey. GAME RULES: It has been 5 months since the bombings. You are one of the people who have managed to survive the massacre. Your goal is to find a caravan to group up with, as people on their own rarely survive anymore, and find your way through the dangers to Asili. As a survivor of the bombings the only equipment you would have is what was on you at the time and what you have managed scavenge and carry with you for the past 5 months. This could also include a vehicle IF it runs on a fuel that you can easily find. IE: Solar powered. Keep in mind this game takes place approximately 40 years in the future so feel free to introduce new technology (after you run it by me). Also this is a non-alien game. 40 years in the future we still haven’t found intelligent life on other planets or been visited…according to this game. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a character who is convinced the bombings were caused by aliens. The most important rule is to use your imagination and have fun. I will throw obstacles and criminals and dangerous mutant creatures at you to keep it the story interesting and flowing. Feel free to throw an obstacle out there yourself; after you run it by me. The rules are simple, the game is simple, but the journey is dangerous and wrought with hardship. Will you survive? Character Sheet: Please post this in the Discussion Thread after you get it approved by me. Name: Gender: Age: Appearance: Personality: Profession: Supplies: RPG RULES ------------------------- 1) Write the next part of the story. 2) No controlling other characters! This means not moving another player, writing their response or writing another character’s actions without SPECIFIC PREMISSION from the other player. 3) Post your Character Template in the Discussion Forum after being approved by me. 4) Try to keep all your posts from being too long or too short. 5) All posts must progress the storyline. 6) Read all posts (or the last post well enough to keep the story flowing without plot holes.) 7) No killing off other characters. 8) Those that leave are welcome to come back, but you need to inform me if you are going to be away for more than a day. 9) FLAMING, INSULTING, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF HARSHNESS THAT IS DELIBERATELY USED TO HURT SOMEONE ELSE’S FEELINGS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT ALL, NOR ACCEPTED ANYWHERE ELSE AROUND THE FORUM. 10) Edit before posting. 11) NO GOD-MODING. 12) Do not control other characters unless given consent. 13) Discuss issues in Discussion Thread aka keep all Out of Character posts out of the game itself. 19) Game master’s word is law. I will do my best to keep the story fun and on track but that can’t happen if people create their own main storylines. I would, however, appreciate side-story line ideas to help progress the game. 20) HAVE FUN!