T h e C o l d e s t W a r --- --- An Alternative History Roleplaying Game --- “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard” - John F. Kennedy “It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really; it’s an imperative.” - Michael Collins For millennia, humans have dreamed of landing on the Moon. And at long last on a quite summer night in 1969 we did…. June 14th, 1969. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Lands on the Moon. The year is 2012, The Space Race never ended. In this alternate history, technology has increased at an unprecedent rate, the world has become fixated on Space. The Iron Curtain never fell, the world is divided in two. The powers in space are numerous from the space powers of old: The United States and The Soviet Union to the newer space powers the European Federation and The People's Republic of China, to be considered a world power one must be a space power. "Tranquility" The NATO moon capital The Moon has been colonized. With the two major powers of the world, leading their respective alliances, having erected large cities on the lunar surface which are filled with a mix scientists, engineers, corporations, and military personnel. Tensions grow on the silver celestial body as both NATO and The Warsaw Pact seek to expand their influence on the moon. Mars The world focuses now on Mars, both major powers have sent expeditions to begin colonization. The world and the moon wait with baited breath to see what unfolds on the surface of the red planet. “Mars is there, waiting to be reached.” - Buzz Aldrin ------------------------------------------------------------------Welcome to The Coldest War, an alternate history where the world as we know it is torn between ideologies. The Cold War rages on, taken to heights beyond what we could have dreamed, the Iron Curtain remaining a steadfast divider of the world, and soon, the universe. The character opportunities are endless. Perhaps you are a spy in a foreign land, the leader of a powerful empire, or a colonist or scientist discovering the new frontier in the name of their country. There are three major areas of the game: Earth The Moon Mars Each one presents vastly different challenges, obstacles, and antagonists. Players are welcome to have multiple characters up to a maximum of three. (There are expectations for instance the same player cannot be President of the US and Leader of the USSR) As stated above the character opportunities are nearly endless and I am more than happy to discuss possible character ideas. For more details or questions you can either PM the GM or consult to OOC/Reference thread. Character Sheet: Name: Age: Appearance: Nationality: Occupation: Personality: Biography: Rules: 1) Be respectful and follow TOS 2) PM your character sheet to me before posting 3) No God-Modding 4) Multiple Characters are allowed with some exceptions (Max 3) 5) Have Fun!