Somewhere in a dying reality a handful of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and other stellar remnants violently collide. The resulting explosion of energy ejects massive amounts of matter which, over the span of a few billion years, precipitate into strangely shaped and composed planetoids of various size and mass orbiting around the compacted stellar remnants. One of these pseudo-planets falls right within the Goldilocks habitable zone and, after a few eras pass and the surface of the planet cools enough for abiogenesis, bacteria develop on its twisted and random landscapes and begin to oxygenate the atmosphere, leading to the evolution of aerobic life.
The chaotic energy stream generated by the collision leads to life developing startlingly quickly and randomly, forming all sorts of unimaginable plants and wildlife. True intelligent life never develops on this small planetoid but, due to a disruption in the avenues of interdimensional travel a large number of confused adventurers suddenly find themselves on this small planet, riding a transient wave of volatile energy, about to be snuffed out by the ever-encroaching darkness...
Welcome to A Dying Reality! This a special event devised by yours truly as a way to keep this place running during the planned forum upgrade period starting May 14. During this period of time all posts and other changes made will be wiped clean and forgotten in approximately a week (although knowing this place, probably a month at least), making it inadvisable to update your regular RPs without backing them up off-site. If that's too much trouble for you, then just take a break from your regular RPs and join this special event!
Everyone is welcome! There are no sign-ups, there's no approval process, and you are free to join with any and as many characters as you wish, whether they be officially-approved BA characters, NPCs, WIPs, or characters that you've made up on the spot for the occasion. There is no plot, no planned sequence of events, and no rules (well, other than the actual forum and RPG rules of course :P)! The point is to go wild and have fun! The event will last until the upgrade period ends, whereupon all posts made will be cast into oblivion and the entire ordeal forgotten. Please, don't save any backups or keep any records—you'll ruin the spirit of the event!
The setting is a small chunk of dense material orbiting a bright explosion of light and energy. The planetoid has random, crazy geography and is populated with plant and animal life almost too strange to be real. Feel free to imagine whatever you want and write it into the world. Your characters suddenly find themselves in this dying world and soon discover that they can use the energy from the explosion to alter the fabric of reality in any way they wish—from the mundane to the insane, so let your imagination run free. However, they soon realize that the energy is in very short supply, and a looming darkness is closing in all around them. Soon, the light will be snuffed out entirely and the reality will fade into nothingness.
At the suggestion of some members, character deaths will be allowed in this RP since everything is considered non-canon and will be forgotten when the slate is erased. This is an opt-in process—if you wish to allow your character to be killed by another player's character, put your character's name in red in one of your posts. You can opt-in at any time during the RP. Feel free to have your characters lethally attack other characters who have opted-in. If you wish to opt a character back out, put that character's name in green in one of your posts.
I hope to see you all there! Have fun!