Opium: Revolution "Religion is the opium of the masses" - Carl Marx ?Ignorance is bliss? - Unknown "The human existence is a cyclical one. The effective leader does not control the human; rather, he controls the cycle." - Chief of State Elias Waterloo, Private Memoirs 22, A.W. (2040, Anno Domini) 23 years after the surprisingly non-nuclear, yet very bloody Oil Wars of the Middle East, a New World Order has been established. The American Hegemony is no longer, and nuclear weapons have been disbanded across the world. The masses are content under what they believe to be a democracy, though really, Chief of State Elias Waterloo and his ?elected? administration are simply giving the people the right to vote in completely meaningless elections to satisfy their desire to be a part of their government. The public has fanatically accepted a new religion?simply called, the Religion?, centered on the mysterious ?glow boxes? they come home to watch every night, with pious devotion. The Religion arm of the Publika Imperial (world government) has caught on to this, and now feeds the public?s brain with slanted lies, through the glow boxes. For years, a revolution has been brewing under the political activist Barnabus Iscariot, and the Chicago underground is abuzz with rumors of war. More and more people are straining under the tight theocracy, and the iron military fist with which the Publika Imperial is ruling. In herds they come to the underground searching for escape, searching for revolution. This is their story. [hr] Hello, and welcome to Opium: Revolution. I, MASTERPRENN, will be your GM for this game, and I hope that it will turn out to be as much fun for you playing as it was for me when I was creating it. If you haven?t yet guessed, your character is going to be thrust into the twisted, mysterious world of underground revolutions. There will be plot twists, mysteries, action, and (hopefully), romance. In this coming battle, your character can align with on of three factions. Playable Factions: The Publika Imperial: The New World government. Under this government, and its leader Elias Waterloo, nuclear weapons have all but disappeared, and the people are once again happy. As they say, ignorance is bliss. You can either play Senator/politician, or a soldier. The Underground: The heart of the revolution movement. Under Barnabus Iscariot, the revolution has both political and military power, and you can play as either a politician, or a solider. The Public: Ignorant, and happy. The majority of the population on earth, most follow the Religion with a fanatical devotion, and truly believe that they are an active part of their government, as well as living great, meaningful lives. *There are other options available; I just wasn?t creative enough to come up with them. Please, if you wish to play in any other capacity, PM me and we will work something up. Also, character interaction is really encouraged. Feel free to PM with other players, and have your characters be related in some way or another. The more pre-game connections between players, the better. [hr] The Sheet; Here is the Character sheet you will be submitting: Name: Age: Ethnicity: Faction: Appearance: Traits/Personality: Bio: *Please PM all sheets to the GM for approval before posting [hr] The Rules: 1. Obey the TOS 2. GM is Law 3. No God modding or anything like that 4. PM all sheets to the GM before posting 5. Some course language is okay (as long as it is TOS appropriate) 6. Please treat all other players with respect and kindness 7. PM MASTERPRENN with any problems/comments/concerns/ideas 8. Have fun! In Assn. with: [image=http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/7782/prennxg6.jpg] NP edit: Locked at author's request.