Beside a campfire outside a broken inn, the strangers came together to tell stories.
“Where were you on the Day?” a young boy with a dirty face asked the tired man carrying a worn and blunt broadsword.
“On the Day? It was my daughter’s birthday. We had paid the local carpenter to build her a rocking horse. All the children of my village came over to see it.”
“…Then, the ground cracked, bursting forth with flames. I saw her body, charred, faceless, the bone visible in places. I grabbed my wife and son, and took shelter.”
“When it was finally safe, all the crops were gone, cattle dead. Things rot faster now–I can’t explain it, but I know it.”
“I lost my wife to disease.” He then pointed to a nearby man with a rag over his eyes. “My son, blind, from who knows what…”
“On the Day, I didn’t exist. The man before and this man after, we are nothing alike…The only thing that’s the same is that we’re alive, for whatever that’s worth…”
The fire cracked in the silence.
“I’ve seen fire…”
I’ve Seen Fire is a low fantasy tale that takes place in a sword and shield world after a cataclysmic event known as the Day when the world erupted with volcanoes and large fissures for several hours, tearing and tainting the world forever after.
The reason for why the Day happened won’t be the focus of the story nor is there any chance of correcting it. Instead, the story will focus on the characters trying to live in an inhospital world where famine, disease, and civil war are rampant. Don’t expect dragons, zombies, or beasts, although low-end magic is allowed (you can start a fire, create a gallon of water, can sense certain things, etc.).
You should expect fighting people for the basics to survive and moral choices that aren’t binary in nature–think The Walking Dead or The Road. As a team, you might have to pick one of two NPCs to die, where the choice you chose will affect what benefits you get.
When you submit, a writing sample is a lot more interesting to me than a description of the character, but I won’t dismiss an application just because it isn’t a sample. Feel free to make up your own cards, just keep them realistic to the universe. Please include pictures when possible because I think the visual adds a completeness to the story.
I’m looking for an odd number of people, either 3 or 5, depending on the level of interest. Expect at least 2 scenes a week.
Hosted and narrated by:
Christopher Fidalgo (Fandangalo)
Scenes played: 4
License: Community License