Game Title: Survival Island [ SI ]
Style: PnP - modified
Application: THERE IS A SPECIAL APPLICATION INCLUDED WITH THE CONCEPT - USE THAT ONE!
Helper: Vander is my Idea Man
Location: Unknown - read the story
Forum: What The...
Dramatic music plays as the screen fades from a black rectangle, the center brightening up first, the fast moving image of the ocean expanding to fill the screen from corner to corner. It was the deep blue that was achieved only miles away from any shoreline, a hue that can only be achieved by the most vast depths. The white caps of the water seem lazy as they blur into obscurity, the camera running quickly over it until something comes into focus in the distance, a dark dot on the water at fist.
"Welcome to Survival Island," a male voice-over announces. "This season we have 24 contestants, all members of the group The Dead Will Walk The Earth, a role-playing community dedicated to situations of survival horror. Why were these unknown talents chosen to compete in a real life apocalyptic situation? They were the winners of a contest for the next big idea in reality shows. Now that they submitted their nightmare that have to survive it."
All the while that the man is talking the camera view narrows in on the spot, bringing in to focus a large, round yellow raft floating in the water. Inside are two dozen people, none wearing life preservers, and only two of them are holding paddles. Many of them look up at something above them and wave their arms, their voices raising in a cacophony of wordless shouting and screaming. One of them tries to stand up, wobbles on the shifting base, then falls over the edge, splashing those closest to them. Two people lean over the side, reaching out their hands, but the person is sucked under the waves and gone in only moments.
"They have all flown to California from points across the world. They were stripped of all their luggage and allowed to take only what they had on their body at the time they entered the plane headed to an unknown location.
"The risks are real, the challenges are brutal, the deaths are not faked. There is a hidden way off Survival Island, but only one person can find and use it. Who will emerge on top, who will have the perseverance to make it to the end, who will be cold blooded enough to stab their friends in the back and watch them consumed alive by the reanimated dead?"
The image of the people on the life raft fades out, blending into a commercial for facial moisturizer.
For Character Applications: You are playing as YOURSELF. The REAL you, not the internet persona. This requires some trust on our part because chances are we don't really know you, but it's more fun and challenging to make yourself and not some glamorized version.
You do not have to include a picture of yourself if you're shy, you do not have to give out all the gory details of your life. What I want to see is just a basic overview. Things like: type of environment you grew up in, type of relationship with parents/friends, how school was for you, what you did after school [ military, work, college ], how you found TDWW, how you see yourself as fitting into TDWW. You should also describe your [ imaginary ] reaction to finding out you would be on a reality contest show, if you were happy or reluctant, how you felt about being flown to California then dropped off at an unknown location. Your story should end with you being forced to get on a large floating raft in the ocean.
Here is the application to be used for this game:
Name: [ you do not have to include your last name, just the first name and first letter of the last name. Example: Ashlie W. ]
User Name: [ your user name on TDWW ]
Gender: [ male/female ]
Age: [ real age ]
Height: [ real height ]
Weight: [ ballpark figure of your weight, you don't have to give the exact number ]
Hair: [ describe your current color/style ]
Eyes: [ describe your natural eye color ]
Ethnicity: [ doesn't have to go into family lineage ]
Birthplace: [ do not give the city, just the state ]
Background Story: [ again, no need for gory details, just a few highlights, nothing too long needed ]
Personality: [ try to be realistic. You may want people to think you're an ass, but if you're not, don't make yourself out to be one. ]
Appearance: [ you can just put a picture of yourself here, or you can describe yourself ]
Other Physical Characteristics: [ tattoos, piercings, scars ]
Clothing: [ this is a single outfit - the one you wore on the plane ride to California. Don't try to sneak in items or weapons, I won't allow it. ]
Occupation: [ what you do ]
Equipment: [ leave it BLANK, everyone starts with nothing ]
Advantages: [ be REALISTIC. If you don't have it in real life, you don't have it here ]
Disadvantages: [ even if it's ugly and painful, try to be honest ]
Skills: [ be REALISTIC. If you can't do it, you can't do it, no shame in that. NO ONE is above a 5 on anything without a damn good reason ]
Attributes: [ these are being done a little differently. There are 6 categories. Each category MUST have at least one point in it. The maximum for any category is 10. Each player is given 30 points to distribute however they see fit to accurately reflect their own abilities. Attributes can not be changed, so choose VERY carefully. ]
Physical Strength: [ effects feats of physical strength, such as pushing or lifting objects ]
Fitness: [ effects feats that require prolonged physical activity, such as running, swimming, etc ]
Charm: [ effects how a person gets along with other group members, how they are seen ]
Cooperation: [ effects how a person works with others, how they follow or give commands ]
Intelligence: [ effects how well they can think things through ]
Reasoning: [ effects puzzle solving abilities ]