War. War Never Changes.
In anticipation of the upcoming role playing game, Fallout 4, which releases November 10 and will probably take over my life, I've decided this next challenge take place in the post nuclear apocalypse world of Fallout.
Here's the challenge: Create two original characters, a protagonist and an antagonist, who live in the world of Fallout.
Your protagonist doesn't have to be good. You can have an evil Enclave officer as your protagonist and a heroic Brotherhood of Steel soldier as your antagonist. Or maybe you can have a wasteland merchant be you protagonist and an evil slaver be your antagonist. Maybe a NCR ranger protagonist versus a Legion centurion antagonist. I'm keeping that part open to your imaginations.
To those who've played the game, don't use the character from the game, such as the Vault Dweller from Fallout 1, the Chosen One from 2, the Lone Wanderer from 3 or the Courier from New Vegas. This has to be an Original Character, not the one you made for the game.
Basically, Fallout games are set in a post nuclear apocalypse from the years 2161 (the bombs dropped October 23rd, 2077) and 2277. Really, your stories can be in any of those times and at any location in the U.S.
The universe has an atompunk, retrofuturistic setting and artwork influenced by 1950's American culture.
Also there are factions such as Brotherhood of Steel, Enclave, Raiders, New California Republic (on the West Coast) Slavers such as the Legion (again on the West Coast).
There are creatures such as Super Mutants, they're more a race and can (rarely) be friendly:
Molerats, Mirelurks, Ghouls (they're more a race and can be friendly), Feral Ghouls (basically zombies), and (gasp) Bloatfly's.
The main source of currency is bottle caps! Yes, bottle caps.
Okay, I understand it might be daunting if you don't know the world of Fallout and don't want to do the research. Blasphemy, research is the best tool for any writer. But since I do't want to discourage people from entering this contest, I will possibly allow Mad Max, A Boy and His Dog or Book of Eli entries, ONLY if there is very little turn out and the task of doing a tiny bit of research is really that daunting.
So to recap.
-Create two original characters. Protagonist and antagonist.
-Set in the world of Fallout.
-No word limit.
-Have fun. I mean it! :)
-Contest ends October 23rd, the day the bombs fell, at Noon Pacific Standard Time. Google time in San Francisco.
That's two weeks from now, get writing.