I'm deep into putting together all of my notes for Yoi Habu Island (my take on what used to be San Francisco). Where can I find the Atlas PDF so that I can format the info to match?
I'm deep into putting together all of my notes for Yoi Habu Island (my take on what used to be San Francisco). Where can I find the Atlas PDF so that I can format the info to match?I found it - after much trouble - here: docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B9xLfWjEpGn...
DFW in Gamma Terra
The following is a translation of the DFW area into a Gamma Terra location. Let’s first take a look at my “plan of attack” for translating into Gamma World.
Selecting Some Specifics
Map: Use the current maps from Google or a Mapsco binder.
Alternate Histories: JF Kennedy was captured on Friday November 22, 1963 in Dallas TX at 12:30 and was held for ransom. The ransom was Texas Independence and the U.S Congress signed off on it as did JFK. Once an Independent Nation again they made the trade three days later but things turned bad which resulted in JFK being killed. The U.S.A decided to continue to recognize the separation of TX and on November 29, 1963, John Connally became the first President of the New Republic of Texas.
Big Mistake – Terrorist attacks against Texas and the US, followed by the invasion of Iran which caused Iran to fire Nuclear missiles at the US, which caused many countries to follow their treaties and attack the attackers, Mexico joined in the fun by firing Small Nuclear Cluster bombs at Texas. One of the 3 stage Cluster bombs struck Dallas and the surrounding area.
Locals’ Flavor: Dallas was struck by a 3-stage Nuclear Cluster bomb and was completely destroyed as was a 15 mile radius around it by the first stage. The blast radius was inside 635, I-20 and 360. The shock wave reached all the way West to 820, up to the edge of Frisco, East to Rockwall, and South to Waxahachie. The second stage Chemical Warheads hit many of the surrounding towns and cities, Fort Worth took 3 of them and they caused some massive fires. The third stage Biological warheads penetrated even farther out and as many as 10 struck Fort Worth, the VIRUS mixed with the radiation and all people over the age of puberty. The radiation spread across most of East Texas and penetrated even the most secure military structures, only 3 locations in all of Texas were not affected and they were all to the south.
Landmarks: TCU, New Republic of Texas buildings, Opera House, Ridgemar mall, Coliseum (was the Fort Worth convention center), TRE Stations, Baylor hospital plazas, Fort Worth Zoo, Camp Bowie W. Blvd Ridglea plaza market, Carswell AFB,
The city of Ford-Worth (Fort Worth) lies west of Allas (Dallas) near the carswell base
According to local legend…
In ages past, this city was a central hub for cattle and produce distribution.
Decades ago, Allas was struck by a meteor (nuclear warhead), which caused fiery birds to fall from the sky and then were, followed by several falling clouds. The great campfires burned for many days and the clouds of death spread on the wind and killed all the adults. These clouds also brought with them a metamorphosis that changed all the creatures in the area.
The Town Today
The town has been repopulated by those changed by the metamorphosis and others who were drawn to the sense of order that cities of old used to have. A diverse community has sprung up around the area and fight in the streets for control on a block by block basis. Over a thousand people call Ford-Worth home, though this number changes drastically as the gangs bring in more troops for the fight. Locals refer to the fighting in the streets as the great clash.
Despite the destruction that ravaged Ford-Worth, in some alternative world lines it was an Ishtaran tech manufacturing community. In another alternative world the Carswell location was a landing strip for Area 52 test plans and was used to understand how their tech worked. Because of this, Ishtaran and Area 52 tech can be found in a few hidden locations.
TCU – The Knights of Genetic Purity have taken over most of the campus and hold extermination rituals in the old ball-park
New Republic of Texas buildings (All run by Engineered Humans) Engineered Humans that grew up after the great death that followed from the clouds are trying to bring back the order that existed before the big mistake. They do not fully understand the underlying roles of the groups they have taken up arms for and therefore are following their leader’s agendas. These agendas are based on power and greed and only the Rangers are looking out for the locals. The Rangers are out gunned and out manned in comparison to the other groups, but they have the support of locals and so they are fed better and have more areas to move through than the others.
Opera House – The landmark is radioactive, Characters traveling into it take damage
Ridgemar mall – Mutant badgers from the forests around the mall took up arms and stormed the mall. They were able to establish a foothold in the structure and then systematically gained ground pushing out anyone that was not of their kind. Josiah Bigbadder runs the stronghold with an iron fist and is building an army of mutated animals. He has joined forces with a larger group called the Bonapartist Army that is ruled by badders.
Fort Worth convention center – Some of the Engineered Humans that grew up around the area that are more focused on anarchy have built a fight system in this location and call it the Coliseum. There is one man who has crawled to the top of this cult and he will take on any challenger, he has not been beaten since he arrived 5 years ago. If he is defeated then the person that wins takes over the cult and makes any new rules he / she wants to.
TRE Stations – Mutated Rabbits called Hoops have taken over the TRE stations; they are trying to make the system work again and are converting the trains back to steam engines. They are hoping to get the system back up and running in the next few years so they can work out trade routes out of the area. They are incredibly territorial and will fight anyone that comes into their area without question.
Baylor hospital plazas – Searching for knowledge and a healthier way of life, mutated lizards called Sleeth have moved into the Medical district to get access to anything left there. Without power they cannot make any of the machines work, but they have found lots of pharmaceuticals and are trading them for food with the other groups. They will work on individuals that are injured but no one else is allowed in the compound.
Fort Worth Zoo – Humanoids that were transplanted from a non-technological timeline (Grens) have taken over the Zoo and are using the mutated animals from the location as riding beasts and other “pets”. The enclave has many warriors and they have sent some of the harder to control animals or animals that mutated into sentient creatures out of the Zoo to fend for themselves.
Camp Bowie W. Blvd Ridglea plaza market – On a rampage of devouring food and other consumables the Porkers finally settled in the market place where there were still food stores in the restaurants. Most of the food is gone now but they are unwilling to leave as they are hoping that the next shipment (that will never come) will arrive soon.
Carswell AFB – This abandoned site is said to be the location of a hive of Cloud Worms (Blights) and no one will go near. These bugs are known to be invisible till they strike and then carry off their prey to the hive to be feed upon.
There was an underground Radiation proof bunker hidden in the area and this is where the characters come from. The Radiation proof location would have worked great except that a few people that were infected carried the virus into the bunker and the adults died. A new culture started there and the traditions of the old world died away. Children were born with mutations and the type of mutations got worse over the decades. Now, 150 years later, food has run low and it is time for a brave team to go out into the world above and procure more food. This is where the players start.
YMCA near Carswell AFB – Mutated Raccoons, called Dabbers, took over the YMCA building as it had an indoor pool and generator that allowed them to keep the pool filtered. They use the pool to clean themselves and keep contaminants out of their fur. There are about 50 Dabbers in the compound. They use the lake to clean gear and new items which they go into the outlying area to find. They are collectors and have filled the complex with things they may find useful. They are the only group that has successfully navigated the Carswell AFB to gather equipment and resources.
Radio Shack Building – This building was pulled from another timeline and in the other world it was an Ishtaran Manufacturing Complex. The building is protected by robots and has not been scavenged by anyone in the area. There are sensors all around the building and under it, to take this building on the characters will need to be very powerful or have lots of fodder to lose while trying to take it.
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