Newbie Primer

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Adult Theme

This game has an adult theme, both in violence and sexual content. In addition to consensual role play, you will at some point lose to an NPC and trigger a defeat message. Which is a typically a lengthy pre-generated paragraph of how the attacker sexually assaulted you. These can result in progammatic pregnancy if you have female parts. There are merits to help avoid this but eventually you will see this happen to you or a party member. Additionally some quests have sexual content in their text.

Background (Short Form)

See various pages in the theme section for long version.

A nanite virus has overrun the world. The result is a wide and wild variety of mutations, there are furries, living robots, monsters, and mythicals of nearly all shapes and sizes. Most people are driven mad by the virus, with a need to either procreate with anyone and everyone. While others act on some instinct related to their mutation. You are one of the sane people helping control the less sane people and put the world back together.

You will start off human at character creation, but NPC's infect you in battle. Also players can exchange infections by vials. Mutations are not completed by a single infection, and players commonly have partial mutations of several types.

Merits

See the category for further details.

Merits mostly are used to determine how the mutations will affect your appearance. You get 20 points free at the start. You can buy up to a total of 50 merit points. In game they a cost of 10 x Point Value. There are also some merits to give in game advantages, however the advantages are often small.

Determining things like how big your cock will be, or many breasts you can have, may seem silly, until you're infected by things like the Ember Matriarch (14 breasts total) or the Happy Hugely Hung Hyper Horse, (50 inch long cock). Also consider the side affects of having and not having a merit. Being infection immune or resistant might cut out a large part of the game for you. Having a vagina means the possibility of pregnancy. Lastly, having more than 20 inches of breast or cock is useful only for showing off, while number will give you bonuses to some powers.

Writing a Description

The game gives you an automatic description that includes your skin, arms, legs, torso, breasts, penis, vagina. If you took 'looks human' merit, you will get a 'They look surprisingly human' line in place of all but the sexual body parts. This automatic description should never be contradicted. You should include things like hair, eyes, clothing(Some go nude), distinguishing features. Avoid background details, emotions, things we couldn't know by looking at you but not talking to you.

Writing a Background

Where were you before?

In the chaos of the outbreak people came from all over looking to get away from the ones that didn't keep their sanity. Some don't remember where they came from as a result of the infection's effects on even a sane brain. Others come from a wide variety of backgrounds, all three factions aren't picky about who they hire as new agents. Only requirement is (some) sanity.

How did you get there?

Currently there are two cities, and three starting factions. You somehow managed to end up as one of the sane people instead of the horny crazy people. How did you manage to do that? Zephyr and RSX help people who survive initial infection through drugs, Prometheans are said to do it through sheer force of will.

Starting Factions

RSX

RSX tolerates mutations, but prefers humans, in terms of role play and theme mutations will always be low level works. They are a government organization in a era where government is falling apart. They are trying to help put the world back together. And cure all those crazy sex crazed furries, even if they don't want to be cured.

Zephyr

Considered to be the cause of the nanite plague by many, they are your typical giant evil mega corp. They employ and exploit equally regardless of furry, metal hide, or plain old humanness. All under the guise of putting the world back together, so says their employee handbook.

Prometheans

They want people to embrace their mutations but not in the crazy insane way. They have very liberal views on family and sexual activities, and don't want to cure people of their mutations. They do want to help the nutty ones think normally again and embrace their new bodies.

Starting Locations

  • RSX is in located in Woodfield, Washington state, USA. Mythical and humanoid mutations.
  • Zephyr is located in Fairhaven, California, USA. Furries in the streets, but a wider variety elsewhere.
  • Prometheans are located near Fairhaven also.

Theme points

  • Your faction probably saved you from the infection in some way. Drugs to keep you sane? Food, clothing, a bed, and guns to fend off the crazies? These are things that you probably got from your faction.
  • Mutations of all shapes and sizes are common, but you may or may not consider them normal. Maybe you were human before P-Day, maybe they just disgust you.
  • Getting mauled, raped or even both on the streets is also common. You may or may not be happy about that, but it happens, generally several times a day to the weak.
  • There are people looking for a cure. Are you happy about it? Prometheans don't want to be cured. Maybe you like looking like a cosplay convention attendee? Maybe you can't wait to be human again.
  • Fucking your way out of a fight is also normal. Taking one for the team often means getting down on all fours and waiting for your attacker to finish, if that's what it takes to save your friends. Getting mutated from it is par for the course. Who knows, maybe you're into that?
  • Supplies are the one thing that are in short supply, ironically. You will probably get a lot of quests and missions to help get more supplies. Even the mega corps are shopping at the thrift store, but their version of shopping is sending someone to defeat the Collie Herms - one gun or screw at a time.
  • The streets of your city are bad, but other places are far worse. Example is Las Vegas, where the infection went completely wild and reduced the city's population to goo. Stories of horrible nightmare-ish scenarios are probably being passed around wherever your faction members meet.

Professions and Classes

Professions

See the category or the full list of proficiencies for further details.

Professions are non-combat abilities, some have automated uses related to crafting, salvaging, etc. Each profession gives you skills, these skills stack up to four times, but only going as high as 36 in those cases. You can buy up to six professions as soon as you start the game, without having to pay anything.

Classes

See the category for further details.

Classes give various passive combat abilities and 4 unique combat skills, which the player unlocks as they level up. Classes can be changed anytime out of combat, without any penalties.

Pregnancy

If you have female parts, there's a good chance you will eventually get pregnant. Some merits prevent either pregnancy, or female parts. If you get pregnant, you will have a haste debuff until the child is born. Once is it is born, you get a child object that you can summon to aid in battle. Some merits and roles assist with summoning children.

Vials

After each victory, you have a small chance of collecting Builder Nanites. You can equip a Nanite Collector to improve this chance. These are used to craft upgrades to your equipment.

With more powerful collectors, such as the one buyable with mako, you can also collect Infection Vials. These can be used to mutate you, if they're not too strong for your body.