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Turns out Hell has a waiting room.

680 readers have visited Expanse since Nihilist created it.


"The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?"
-Edgar Allan Poe


"I've seen people come and go. Brave people, scared people, good people, terrible people. They've all been brought in the same way. They come a-screaming up out of the dirt, kicking and screaming, but not awake. Like a night terror, I guess. Y'gotta kick 'em hard or something to get them to stop. I've awoken my fair share. In fact, I feel bad for the ones that DON'T awake by me. Being in this place with somewhat of a "community" is shitty enough as is. The tribes are only friendly to a degree. Can you imagine waking up alone out here? Shit, man... Fuck it's lonely out here. You want a drink? ... No, no of course not... You're a rock. With an unfortunately face-like pattern of dirt on 'ya."

"I don't know why I'm here... I don't think anyone does. The only constant in this fucking place is that it's always a depressing foggy gray outside and when someone dies, that... Thing comes and retrieves them. I've heard other tribes call it different things, but the most common one I've heard is "The Collector". It's cheesy as fuck if you ask me, but It's fitting. It's like... It's like a giant humanoid with sickly long arms and legs but it trots around on all fours with a giant mane of black, stringy hair. I can't look at it for more than a few moments without feeling horribly ill. We can't kill it. I've seen the Great North Tribe try. That fool Evan... Great ruler. Poor strategist. He had the thing surrounded with his toughest men in an effort to try and kill it. I've never seen so much blood in my life... In the blink of an eye it had just... Eviscerated them. Sometimes, when I sleep, I see visions of a place that is far different from here. Where there was no killing, no constant fear... There was... Light. A brilliant yellow light in the sky... But as soon as I feel the warmth of the dream, it scatters back into the recesses of my mind... I don't know how long I've been here in the Deep 7 tribe, but I fear I may not last much longe--... Hello? Someone there? Fuck, another one... Andred! ANDRED! Get the welcome guard, we've got a big awakening coming!"

Welcome to the Expanse.

You awake from the dirt in modern clothes.

You have no recollection of your Past life.

You don't even know you had a Past life.

You're greeted by a man named James.

You're amongst a few crudely build cabins

And more crudely dressed men and women.

No children, however.

Your Task? Easy.

Survive and find the purpose of the Expanse.

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Re: Expanse

Ah, gotcha. If you could, we'd all like to see each others characters and how they stack up with each other.

Re: Expanse

We currently only have 3 good characters submitted, so if you know anyone that would like this, send them here! :) Im considering starting with a small roster, then adding other people later if needed.

Re: Expanse

No, you guys are good :) I was just trying to wait until we had a full roster before accepting all of them~ I'll accept the current character submissions tonight and make a post about it tonight, and if anyone else wants to join halfway, they'll just Awaken later than the rest of us :3

Re: Expanse

Do we need to tweak our characters to get them accepted?

Re: Expanse

Hi, I'll go edit mine as well and I'm here thanks to Zombie.

Re: Expanse

Also, to those of you that have submitted a character but have not submitted anything to the OOC, dont be shy! Introduce yourself :D

Re: Expanse

Sounds good. I'll type of inventory, then.

EDIT: Done.

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Zombicide: If it was a minor item like chewing gum or something, you can keep that :P I just don't want people waking up with fully loaded AR-15's slung over their shoulders and a backpack full of fried chicken.

I borrowed some shallow ideas from maze runner, but the deeper story-line is all my own :) Im glad y'all have taken interest in it! I think I'll accept up to 6 players, not including myself. I'll be playing the role of the NPC's and such. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

I had this RP as an open-world sort of thing... You can explore and talk to people as you wish, and the story is totally driven by you!

Re: Expanse

Probably has some inspiration. But it seems to have a nice horror-twist to it. Right up my alley.

Re: Expanse

Sounds like maze runner..

Re: Expanse

I'm assuming we would start with nothing in our inventory?


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