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Old time radio drama starring
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drawn into mysteries. Not exactly
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tunes mixed in between gritty,
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In case of confusion,
yodel at this guy:
Were you aware that this game
was created and moderated entirely
on lunchbreaks and stolen moments
at work for the first nine
months? No shit.
* * * * * * * *
You are living in a post-apocalyptic nightmare.
Not your player character, not the fictional
world I'm setting up for this game. I mean you, the
one reading this, sitting in front of the PC.
The Apocalypse came five years ago in the middle
of the summer. It was a widely publicized event.
Don't you remember? They called it "Woodstock '94."
It was indeed a GREEN DAY when Billy-Joe took the
stage in New York, and on the other side of the
nation, our Heavenly Father, The Lord God Jimi Hendrix
began whirling like a dynamo six feet under Seattle.
We have seen the devastation, our music brought
lower than any nuclear cataclysm could have done.
It's all laid out in Isaiah 11:6. "The wolf also
shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie
down with the kid; . . . and a little child shall
lead them." Jimmy Page and Puff Daddy. Nuff said.
And the little child that leads them? Britney Spears.
And the moon shall run red with blood, and
Metallica shall cut their hair and cover a Bob Seger
song. You tell me if we aren't living in the
Into this wildly original setting for a PBEM
ride four to six heroes bent on saving the world, or
at least getting a recording contract . . .
Player Characters as of August 2000, drawn by Pete Larsen.
Click here for full 213k jpg, suitable for framing or wallpapering.
Next you'll want to see How To Create Characters.