History TabletopGame / UnhallowedMetropolis

15th Jan '16 5:56:40 AM Morgenthaler
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A rather bleak TabletopRoleplayingGame set in a dystopian future, UnhallowedMetropolis presents a world where history departed from ours in a rather [[AfterTheEnd dramatic fashion]]. In December of 1905, [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt human civilisation almost ended]]. Across the world, [[ZombieApocalypse the dead began to rise]] and [[HorrorHunger feast upon the flesh of the living]]. A years-long war followed, in which survivors desperately fought at first for mere survival, and later to reclaim the zombie-infested cities. Eventually, the more powerful nations of the time managed to return to something resembling a stable society, with large numbers of humans crammed into fortified cities while Animates (the 'scientific' term for zombies) prowled the Blighted countryside.

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A rather bleak TabletopRoleplayingGame set in a dystopian future, UnhallowedMetropolis ''Unhallowed Metropolis'' presents a world where history departed from ours in a rather [[AfterTheEnd dramatic fashion]]. In December of 1905, [[EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt human civilisation almost ended]]. Across the world, [[ZombieApocalypse the dead began to rise]] and [[HorrorHunger feast upon the flesh of the living]]. A years-long war followed, in which survivors desperately fought at first for mere survival, and later to reclaim the zombie-infested cities. Eventually, the more powerful nations of the time managed to return to something resembling a stable society, with large numbers of humans crammed into fortified cities while Animates (the 'scientific' term for zombies) prowled the Blighted countryside.
16th Dec '15 2:47:41 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Dec '15 3:17:53 AM morenohijazo
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* PostApocalypticGasmask: The game has a fondness for gasmasks for its ZombieApocalypse setting, particularly since it is part of the uniform for the [[BadassArmy Deathwatch]]. It even describes itself as "the gas-mask chic role-playing game of Neo-Victorian horror."
13th Oct '15 11:50:27 AM Ramidel
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* ContractualPurity: Pretty much expected of everyone in the middle or upper classes. Getting caught having sex with the wrong people, marrying below your station, becoming addicted to some drug or another, or having your dabbling in resurrection exposed is a good way to turn you into a lifelong pariah throughout society.

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* ContractualPurity: Pretty much expected of everyone in the middle or upper classes. Getting caught having sex with the wrong people, marrying below your station, becoming addicted to some drug or another, or having your dabbling in resurrection exposed is a good way to turn you into a lifelong pariah throughout society. [invoked]
12th Oct '15 1:03:06 PM Ramidel
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* ContractualPurity: Pretty much expected of everyone in the middle or upper classes. Getting caught having sex with the wrong people, marrying below your station, becoming addicted to some drug or another, or having your dabbling in resurrection exposed is a good way to turn you into a lifelong pariah throughout society.
* ControversyProofImage: Available as a skill perk for Aristocrats. Whether by being a BlackSheep with a lot of chutzpah, being plain lucky, or having agents who can deal with or buy off witnesses, scandal slides off of some aristocrats like water off a duck's back.
10th Sep '15 10:14:27 AM Ramidel
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** Mercurial animates, raised by alchemy through vitalist principles, are another form of zombie that feeds on the flesh of the living. If the reanimation works at all, you nearly always get a monstrous killer, and many such animates carry the Plague. In the best possible case (requiring a practically miraculous roll under ideal conditions), you get a person who's slightly less intelligent than before, retains all of their memories and skills, can control their [[ImAHumanitarian humanitarian]] instincts and subsist on lesser flesh, and feels an instinctive melancholy that may [[DrivenToSuicide drive them to suicide]].
** [[FrankensteinsMonster Prometheans]], or galvanic reanimates, have it somewhat better. A rimmon (the highest form of Promethean) is a half-lifer, neither truly alive nor undead. They have no memory of their previous life and no skills as of their reanimation, they look like stitched-together monsters unless care was taken to keep them beautiful, and they suffer from a reduced version of the melancholy suffered by the best of mercurials. In other words, they're only ''very likely'' to [[GoneHorriblyWrong Go Horribly Wrong]], instead of absolutely certain.


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* FrankensteinsMonster: Prometheans. They're put-together corpse automata brought to life by lightning.
6th Sep '15 10:35:08 AM Mikeyfan93
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5th Aug '15 12:28:16 AM Ramidel
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* SlidingScaleOfGenderEquality: Men Are More Equal. In Neo-Victorian society, the idea that women are naturally more fragile or less intelligent than men was thoroughly busted during the Reclamation, and women have nearly the same opportunities as men; in addition, the highly-honored position of Mourner is female-exclusive. With that said, a lot of Victorian hangups about sexuality are still there, and women's private lives are judged by far more narrow standards than men's.

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* SlidingScaleOfGenderEquality: SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Men Are More Equal. In Neo-Victorian society, the idea that women are naturally more fragile or less intelligent than men was thoroughly busted during the Reclamation, and women have nearly the same opportunities as men; in addition, the highly-honored position of Mourner is female-exclusive. With that said, a lot of Victorian hangups about sexuality are still there, and women's private lives are judged by far more narrow standards than men's.
5th Aug '15 12:26:44 AM Ramidel
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* DesignerBabies: Anathema are humans created in [[UterineReplicator artificial wombs]]. They're nearly always well-tinkered-with and more than human in some ways, but ''invariably'' are at least partly mentally unstable, and usually have a few mutations and physical defects along with the benefits.


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* DoomedProtagonist: Downplayed but present. Every character is at least a little corrupted, but if TheCorruption gets too strong, you'll go beyond the pale and be destroyed by your flaws. That said, doom is not guaranteed; it's just possible to avoid embracing corruption and thus succumbing to it.
4th Aug '15 11:50:16 PM Ramidel
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* SlidingScaleOfGenderEquality: Men Are More Equal. In Neo-Victorian society, the idea that women are naturally more fragile or less intelligent than men was thoroughly busted during the Reclamation, and women have nearly the same opportunities as men; in addition, the highly-honored position of Mourner is female-exclusive. With that said, a lot of Victorian hangups about sexuality are still there, and women's private lives are judged by far more narrow standards than men's.
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