an original character mutant rpg
In mid-2008, the picturesque state of Washington was turned upside-down when a nuclear reactor suddenly began to overheat and meltdown. All neighboring residences were immediately evacuated while officials began repair the and cleanup. Unfortunately, in the process of stabilizing the power plant, it became clear that unknown levels of radiation had been leaking into the atmosphere for at least several months before the plant was deemed to be a danger. Rumors swirled that in reality the land and water had been toxic for several years. Anyone living within a 100 mile radius was strongly encouraged to seek medical attention to screen for resulting medical problems. The response was overwhelming; thousands sough medical treatment. Hundreds of people were adversely affected by radiation poisoning. These people were offered refuge on an island off the coast, Destruction Island. Here, a seemingly typical suburban neighborhood was established in place of a former wildlife preserve, in the hopes of offering its new residents some sense of normalcy. The cornerstone of Destruction was a special facility, where 'victims' of the radiation contamination could receive medical treatment, psychological counseling, education and various types of training to assist in adjusting to their new lives. The residents were encouraged to go on about their lives, establish social, academic and occupational connections and to make the best of a bad situation.
However, all was not well on the Island. While the public was told one story, the residents of Destruction experienced a very different reality. Their every movement was monitored: cameras recorded resident movement at every turn, armed military guards patrolled the island to "keep the peace." Communication with those outside the island was greatly restricted, emails and phone calls monitored and often blocked completely. Those residents with radiation side-effects were not allowed to leave the island once they had been quarantined there. It was rumored that even resident homes were bugged. Throughout the community, tensions ran rampant between residents and so-called officials. Violence between guards and residents became commonplace and soon there were more reported deaths from violence than from the effects of the radiation. Eventually, any resident could be taken into custody if they were deemed a ‘threat.’ The more vocal residents slowly began to disappear, leaving their friends and family both outraged and terrified. Other conspiracy theories arose: the Island's food and water supply would be cut off or poisoned, effectively wiping out the population; children of residents with side-effects would be taken from their parents and experimented upon in order to find a cure; the radiation leak was purposeful and this was all one giant government experiment to see if they could induce genetic change and produce super-humans. Regardless of the real reason behind what was occurring on Destruction, freedom was now a relative term and several residents began to join together in secrecy to stage a revolt.
In late 2013, the uprising took action. Known as The Faction, the group began to make their presence known: first in the form of peaceful protests against the government. When these quiet acts of defiance were met with continued restrictions, threats and violence, The Faction pressed forward, the number of members growing quickly. Even some government officials and military personnel were rumored to be secretly supporting the revolution. Still, the government would not back off so easily and began to plant spies among the residents and even within the Faction itself in order to calm the impending storm. Just as it seemed a full fledged war was about to erupt, the Faction's leader, telepath Dr. Daryn O'Conner was publicly attacked, beaten and taken into custody by the military. Rumors of her whereabouts and condition swirled: some believed she was killed, others thought she was considered to be a domestic terrorist and thrown in prison. While no one has seen her since her capture, some claimed to still occasionally receive telepathic messages from her, encouraging them to continue on with the Faction's mission. For now, it seems as though the turmoil has calmed. The government has resumed control of the Island and its residents, military-resident violence has decreased and order restored. But the Faction is far from gone, and do not intend to stay silent for long.
Destruction Island is a modern-day, genetic-mutation based PSL set on an island off the coast of Washington state. All characters are human, with or without genetic mutation. In addition to coping with the existence of genetic mutation in themselves and/or friends and family members, residents of Destruction Island must also learn to live in a dystopian society closely monitored and controlled by the government. Some may choose focus on finding some sense of normalcy, others may be bitter and angry at the lack of government response to their poisoning, still others may play an integral role in the continued revolution effort.
All types of characters are encouraged: government officials, military forces, revolutionaries, and common citizens. Interaction is key: a character cannot exist in isolation. However, quality of play is preferred over quantity. There are no activity checks or time-based activity requirements. Scenes, regardless of how they are written, must be posted to the game journal. Journal entries are encouraged for character development but are not required. Players who do not engage in the game and with other players during the course of play will be asked to reconsider their involvement in the game.
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