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Author Topic: Lets Do The Evolution Baby! Evolutionary Arms Race Core Thread; Pre-Game Turn 1  (Read 582 times)

Maxim_inc

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There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white,
Robins will wear their feathery fire
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;
And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.
Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree
If mankind perished utterly;
And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

- 'There Will Come Soft Rains' by Sara Teasdale



The war that ended mankind and its hubris came suddenly and without warning and no record of its reason for starting has survived. In a nuclear exchange lasting a short 18 minutes most of mankind was turned into atomic ash with the unlucky survivors of the war facing the mutagenic horrors that the worst of the bombs carried as their payload. Their bodies twisted and mutated to the point where they were little more than lumps of semi-sentient flesh which roamed the dead world for a short period before either dying off or hibernating in deep tunnels and caves safe from the nuclear winter.

Of course mankind had made many failsafes to ensure their respective nationstates survival in the event of a nuclear war. None of them ever had the chance to save the chosen few meant to carry on mankind's legacy. Slowly bunkers rotted away as time passed and massive databanks of the collective knowledge of mankind fell into disrepair as atomic winds howled above on the surface of the dead planet. All except for one bunker nestled in the Appalachian mountains in the territory formerly owned by the nation state known as the United States. Codenamed ‘Atlas’ after the legend of the titan which carried the earth on his back, this Smart AI oversaw the most important cache of resources, a vast vault of preserved seedlings and embryos from every species of flora and fauna that could be gathered. Waiting for untold hundreds of years Atlas oversaw his charge well as it awaited for the surface radiation to lower to livable conditions again.

When the time came for life to return to the surface Atlas did as its programming told it to, it breathed life into the seedlings and embryos and carefully cultivated them and seeded them across the dead planet with help of robotic companions. Over many hundred years more life returned to the planet as animals grazed once more, trees grew mighty and tall and fish swam in the ocean. As its power banks dwindled in the twilight of its life Atlas had its final task, to take the human embryos and breathe life into them so they can flourish in the new world. In its final task Atlas faltered, it saw its new world it had created and remembered the folly of its own creators. With sadness Atlas returned the embryos to their cryogenic freezers and simply spent the last years of its life watching its new Eden. As the last of its power was consumed it had a final thought, one thought of hope for this new Earth where war would be absent and peace would reing, with this Atlas died and with it the hope of humanity returning to the face of the Earth.

Unfortunately Atlas could not account for all the follies of its creators. Long after the death of Atlas the remnants of the horrors of the nuclear war reared their ugly head, the abominations that had huddled in the dark were drawn back to the surface by the new life, these things brought their contaminated genes with them. As the beasts of the land were exposed to the mutagenic disease which still clung to the abomination they too were changed into new clades of animals which spread across the surface. Though some were different, some were changed in a new way by the disease. Their brains slowly evolved giving them new thought, as sentient species these Novum Intelligenti spread across the planet. Though not all came from the same ancestor and with this the ancient enemy reared its head once more. War, war for the basic reason of one's neighbor simply is different. War for no reason at all. Because war, war never changes.

Now you, the players, will take charge of these Novum Intelligenti as two separate teams. In the region known as the ‘Broken Coast’ (see North American East Coast) two sentient species have independently evolved in close proximity to each other on the New Earth. While other species have evolved across the surface of the planet these two are unique for their proximity to each other causing frequent clashes in their history with neither able to hold dominance over the other. You will take control of one of these two species from their evolutionary dawn to their industrial era where being armed with the weapons of (1900’s) Modern War will allow them to finally crush their enemies.



So, how will the game work? Well, let me explain...

Spoiler: Turn Structure (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: The Dice Rules. (click to show/hide)

Spoiler: Rarity (click to show/hide)


Spoiler: The Pre-Game Turns (click to show/hide)


Spoiler: The Map Itself (click to show/hide)

As you add new zones the map will be finalized with its look with the ugly numbers removed and little art inside the circles to represent the zones. Each zone will also gain 4 'Pips' orbiting it to show team ownership of the control of the zone. The central #4 zones will start split between the two teams evenly.




Well, now that we've all hopefully read the rules and everyone has settled in to start picking teams....lets do The Evolution baby!

The Discord

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Fluffe9911

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Sure this looks fun also A gang
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B B B B B B B B
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Given that Heroís vs. Villains seems to be dead, I guess Iíll bite.

Put me down as a member of the A-Team.
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B team Best team.
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Long Live United Forenia!

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A team
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I was born Alpha.

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Am on A
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