AFTER: A Modern Post-Apocalyptic Fairytale.
Once upon a time…
A realm steeped in the magic and tradition of old world fairy tales flourished for thousands of years. In spite of its capricious, brutal nature, many inhabitants managed to live happily.
But that’s not our story. In time, the population grew exponentially. Technology advanced in the hands of common people, and although the magic defining the core of their existence never diminished, many cultures changed drastically. Fae presence dwindled and seemed to disappear from the world.
Three major powers developed: A loose coalition of lesser kingdoms and settlements called the Northern Territories, the wealthier and more centralized agrarian kingdom of Thaler to the south, and aquatic, seemingly infinite Werault, stretching out beneath the waves. Together they formed a grand alliance, and built the city of Lindfolk to permanently host diplomatic negotiations. Great minds from the farthest reaches of the known world were drawn there–so in the end, it was the last to fall. In an avalanche of political tension, conspiracy, and enchantment, an immense war destroyed all of civilization. That story is over.
In the still smoking ruins of Lindfolk, a group of survivors has taken cover in the basement level laundry room of a small apartment building.
They’ve lived, but not happily, and probably not for long. That’s where we begin.
–WARNING: Expect some of the morbid violence and general bizarrity you see in old school fairy and folk tales; no Disney here. It’s also a post-apocalyptic scenario. Which isn’t to say there can’t be some silliness.
–Other warning: I’m a first time narrator, so patience and open communication are much appreciated.
–The story is public, but messages will be private. Collaboration between writers via the messaging system is strongly encouraged.
–This is a 4 player game. If anyone wants to leave the game though, I’ll open it back up.
–All player characters will be human, with some non-human ancestry if you’d like. No straight up fairies though, I’m afraid. But in general, if there’s a card you want to make, go for it.
–Written in 3rd person in the past tense.
Thanks for your interest!
Hosted and narrated by:
Iris Shreve (Shrevei)
Scenes played: 8
License: Community License