"No one saw it coming. It came in the night with a blinding flash and searing pain felt by every man, woman, child and beast on earth. When it was gone over a millennium of science and technology were lost forever. Cars, guns, computers, everything we'd come to depend upon was rendered irrelevant. Nine tenths of humanity died in the months and years that immediately followed. They say that the ones who survived were simply lucky. I look at the world around me and wonder who decided that living in this world was lucky. The survivors were the ones who realized from the start that things would never be the same again. I suppose that's why we called it `The Change.' " -Abraham Gryphon 2013, Change Year 15 This game is based upon the Emberverse series of books by S.M. Stirling. In this unique twist on a post-apocalyptic story the world is upturned on the night of March 17, 1998 when a mysterious and unexplained event renders all modern technology on earth useless. Overnight we find ourselves living in a world ruled by the sword where there are usually far less good people than bad. Most world governments suffer complete collapse by the end of the first year after the change, if not shortly thereafter. Only a few of the pre-change cities still exist and none are what they used to be. New governments form in the place of the old, and from those governments spring new alliances and new Enemies. There are epic heroes and nefarious villains and every day men and women trying to survive in a changed world. This game is set in change year 15. We are a party of roving traders trying to make their way in the world by pooling ourresources for survival. Members of our party can be from any of the new societies mentioned in the books. Everyone will have their own reason for joining the group, and everyone will contribute skills and resources to the group's survival. This is open to fans of the Emberverse books and people who never heard of the stories alike. Characters must be original and approved by game management. Are you ready to live in a changed world?
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