The year is 2078. The UCE (United Countries of Earth) government has a big prison problem - they are overcrowded and underfunded. There is little judicial process - suspected criminals are simply thrown into jail and forgotten, without due process, proof, any of those pesky formalities that occasionally serve to keep law-breakers free. The unfortunate side effect is that many innocents are now jailed. But the idea of “innocent until proven guilty” has long gone out the window.
In order to solve their problems, the UCE has developed what it calls Salvation. Prisoners are allowed to volunteer (or are forced, if there is not enough voluntary participation) in the games for the chance to win release and irrevocable freedom. Okay, so all but one of these ‘players’ will die (if the challenges don’t kill them, then they will be executed upon losing), but surely justice will win out! Surely, if you don’t win it’s because you weren’t actually innocent. And if you do win, then clearly it’s because you haven’t done anything wrong.
Salvation will be played as a sort of cross between the reality TV competition Big Brother and the famous movies Battle Royale and the Hunger Games.
“Power” will be granted through the Rotating Narration feature. Whoever is in power for a given round of the game will determine what sort of challenge will take place that round. I don’t want to outline all the mechanics here; I figure we can discuss that briefly in game as I roll out the first round. If you have any questions, though, feel free to ask! The outcome of the challenge will not determine resolutely who stays and who dies - it will only grant a sort of ‘immunity’ to winning player(s). The group will then cast their votes on who they think for sure is least deserving of ‘Salvation’. The person who gets the most votes will be executed in-game, and will be out of the competition out-of-game. (Obviously, I promise no one will really come kill you!)
As for character creation, I really want you to allow yourself to get creative. As such, I haven’t given you any options on cards. Some general tips, though:
Megan Schmieder (Meegs)
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