A group of college friends from the same class were always sure to do at least one big activity each year that was a little crazy or just damn enjoyable. The year they were freshman, it was skiing in Colorado on winter break. The next year it was a trip to Hawaii, supposedly to see volcanoes, but they ended up doing more partying than sight-seeing. The third year they hadn't decided what to do yet.
Lance McCray found an activity perfect for his group of adventurous friends by complete accident and near death. He was driving his motorcycle out near the Indian Reservations, where there were less cops to catch you speeding, and veered off-road when something ran out in the road in front of him. He kept control of the bike long enough to jump off without any serious injuries. The bike exploded as it ended its collision course with a mountain wall, causing stones to shift and fall. Stones that had been blocking the entrance to a cave system.
To help fulfill a science credit, Lance had gone caving with geologists for the university the year before, he thought it would be a great activity for the group. Not many people could lay claim to finding an unexplored caving system and be the first to enter. What none of them knew was the last cavern section they went into held a curse for those who entered. It was scrawled on the walls in a foreign language that none of them knew how to read. A voice emanated from the cavern walls, scaring the shit out of everyone. It was nice enough to let them know the curse place upon them. They had to eat the flesh of the living to stay as they were. The voice told them they would feel the urge to feast, and if they delayed, they would begin to decompose. If they took on injuries or rotted away, flesh could be consumed to return them to their original form. All of them were dead already, and Lance didn't believe until he checked himself for a pulse. If such a thing as vampires ever truly existed, he imagined this might have been what the voice was describing.
Just like that the voice went away and they were left not knowing what to think.
Forever Dead takes place starts in a college town with a group of friends who are cursed, apparently dead, and left to deal with the consequences. Should they choose to try and live on and find victims to extend their longevity? Or do they find a way to to end the curse, or themselves?
Simple concept really. College buddies have a curse placed on them and are pretty much zombies, just not conventional ones. The game would take people who are interested in the idea and running completely crazy with a freeform on it, just exploring what could be done in a situation like this. If the group (or some of them) choose to go ahead and start finding victims, how do they decide who? The asshole in their math class? The professor who gave them a bad grade? Random homeless people? If so they need to avoid police and detection, and how do they go about the act of actually killing and eating (or eating and then killing)? It was a little idea I had that I thought I would throw out there.
I could and would throw together a starting cast of NPC characters and locations within the city/town/area just to give a general first structure to the Freeform, but I would want players who are completely comfortable helping to form the story/characters/locations as we go along. Also I'm not going to put any of that kind of work in unless I know 2 other people (at the least) are interested in the idea. Characters other than the cursed will most definitely be open (it is a freeform after all, freedom is essential) but at the very beginning just to keep it all centralized I would only want people to be the cursed. There would be tons of potential future implications, such as can the curse spread?
I keep throwing ideas out just to see if any will catch and garner real interest. I think this is an idea that could be interesting. Think of any of the sitcoms or dramas out there that have involved teens/young adults in school, then picture them being zombies. Sounded good to me at least .