Every society on Earth thought they knew what would come after death. Every society was wrong. After they died, every human who lived on Earth up until the year 2000 woke up along the banks of a river that seemed to stretch on forever. Everyone woke up naked, in the body they had at the age of 25, or, if they died younger than that, the body they died in. Any scars or injures they had are healed, and they have never felt as healthy as they do waking up on the river. The players will play characters who woke up in close proximity to one another. They will know nothing about Riverworld, all they will know is that they remember just having died, and that this was not where they expected to go, if they expected to go anywhere at all. The characters will have to work together to survive in this new world, and, if possible, discover what it all means.
CHARACTER CREATION : Characters can be from any point in human history from the Stone Age to the year 2000, although no Neanderthals, please, the Neanderthals will be NPCs. When submitting your characters, please give the year you were born, the year you died, a brief biography, where you spent most of your life, and what languages you speak. Languages will be key to this game, you will only be able to communicate verbally with the people who speak your language. Don’t think that this means you all have to make characters who speak the same language! Part of the fun of a Riverworld game is watching the characters try to communicate non-verbally with people from different cultures. Also, it won’t be that way forever. You will get goal cards that allow you to learn new languages over time. Famous historical figures are allowed as characters, but do your research! If you play Julius Ceasar, and I throw something at you from his life, I’m going to expect you to know it. Finally, I intend to have the players encounter people from all across human history, so you will meet people in game who have some sexist, racist, homophobic, and otherwise bigoted attitudes, depending on the society they come from. You will also meet people from societies that were incredibly accepting of everyone! It will vary drastically, but if you are uncomfortable with themes of bigotry and prejudice, then you should probably avoid this game. I look forward to seeing what players we get! Let’s explore the river!
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License: Community License