Carcer AmericanaThis is /tg/'s attempt at a setting in which modern America is turned into a fantasy adventurer's paradise. Citizens are turned by monsters, landmarks and important buildings are dungeonized, and a foreigner can make a fortune if he can survive long enough to nab himself some treasure.
>>39373864http://pastebin.com/ZpPkmULm Where I'm keeping the notesOn an otherwise ordinary day, the United States of America ceased to exist.Bad news travels fast, and thanks to the magic of the information age, the utter and complete disappearance of an entire nation swept the world like wildfire. China panicked because a major consumer of their goods had just vanished off the face of the earth, and the world economy suffered a crippling blow. Military personnel stationed overseas suddenly had no home to return to. Some worried that certain world powers might take advantage of the absence of a serious rival.And then, two days later, America returned.But it was not the America the world had known. As the aerial news coverage showed, the infrastructure was intact, but it all seemed to have become more sinister practically overnight. When the UK sent an exploratory team to New York City to investigate, they found not humans, but monsters. Monsters of every shape, size, and poison potency.Strangely enough, the citizenry seemed to have no idea what had happened, nor that anything had happened at all. They claimed that America had always been like this, and that if you didn't like it, you could fuck off back to Europe.But there was treasure to be had, and if anything can get someone to come to America, it's the promise of money. Chests full of gleaming gold coins had materialized in buildings (referred to by locals as "dungeons") all across the nation, jealously guarded by the Americans themselves. Only the bravest and most skilled could get to that gold.If you want to add anything to the setting, go for it
I think it'd be nifty if, instead of Standard European Fantasy monsters, the setting sticks to monsters from Native American and frontier folklore (Jersey Devil, Piasa) and modern American urban legends (Mothman, Bigfoot, etc) like in OP's pic.
>>39373864Repost>I imagine how you defined yourself most in life would influence. Very devout people would become cleric-type monsters, avid hunters would become werewolfs and skinwalkers. Scholars become mages, athletes and physical laborers become brute monsters like ogres or orogs. Honey boo-boo's mom becomes a gelatinous cube and basement dwellers become kobolds. The wage slave who doesn't car about his job but loves drag racing on the weekends gets to be a centaur or some other incredibly fast monster.
>>39373888The black people have become negroid satyrs. Behavior is otherwise pretty unchanged.
>>39373930Problem with that is that there's really no variety (plesiosaur, big hairy dude, big animal, etc, Jersey Devil and Mothman are anomalies), and most of them are solitary monsters. There's no social beings like goblins or that shit
>>39373864Why just united states?Why not the entirety of the americas and now Europe has to recolonize
>>39373930From the other thread>America's reputation as a melting pot could potentially make things interesting by throwing in monsters and mythical creatures from every country in the mix.>Could you imagine how freaky a China town populated by creatures from Chinese folklore must be? Imagine those creatures living along side things from Slavic myths and Mexican legends.
>>39374001 I feel that things like that should be trends rather than hard and fast rules you could end up as something completely random due to your area needing it. also we are going with a hard and fast no one remembers their old lives now?
>>39374014 we need the canadians human for main source of trade
>>39374001Depends on location and personality though, like all transformations.For instance, some are now pimp-drow
>>39374064Maybe everyone is suffering an almost hypnotic push ti just accept things as they are and not dwell on the non-monster past because being a monster rocks. Now get back to mining that dungeon maze for the dragon.
>>39374104so the monsters are npc only now?
>>39374001Fuck off, /pol/. This whole thing is designed to devolve into the most craptastic series of racist jokes imaginable. Next thing you know, the monster tribes will scare each other from land by seeing who the most vigorous clapper is.
>>39373930All the folks in the Appalachian mountains turn into the Moon Eyed People. Old Cherokee tale. Pale skinned humans lived in the mountains that were forced west after they lost a war with the Cherokee. They were nocturnal, couldn't see well in the day and were mound builders. Probably equivalent to a goblin-like race or fae or something.
>>39374012You don't know anything about American mythology at all if you think there's no social monsters. There's literally hundreds.
>>39374095>>39374064Alright, so which ones are goat people? The ones that still live in the south? Drow to the North?>>39374124I just think hip-hop satyrs would be funny.
>>39374123I imagine the party is comprised of foreigners looking to get some money and fight some monsters.>>39374104>being a code monkey while the CEO you never see rakes it in>digging a dungeon while the dragon you never see rakes it inI don't see the difference
So do you guys think there are raids on Canada and Mexico to try and reindustrialize/retech the country? Or would that be more the goal of Draconic CEOs?Could give good motivation for Adventurers.
>>39374159why limit things like that?
You know guy it´s funny, because i am working with some friends in a webcomic who has a similar idea about Carcer America, but focused in México
>>39374159The dragon provides a really great dental plan AND a fully backed 401K.
>>3937400120 million or however many of the same monster is guaranteed to be unnecessarily boring.
>>39374243ups forgot pic
>>39373930A strict decrease in variety isn't very fun, anon. Especially since they're almost all just>Bigfoot>Another bigfoot>A pleiosaur>Another pleiosaurand not really associated with treasures
>>39374247Yeah, someone already pointed that out. That being said, inside experience tells me black culture really is that homogeneous at times. However, from what I've seen:>The music and art crowd would likely be satyrs>Sports crowd could become Orcs>Religious and business crowd would be DrowAny other ideas?
>>39374293>That being said, inside experience tells me black culture really is that homogeneous at times.Its more S&S style treasurehunting in a contemporary setting than Shadowrun.
>>39374289You're completely forgetting all of Native American mythology which is absolutely rife with crazy weird shit that gives Euro fantasy a run for it's money.
>>39374289Maybe in the setting bigfeet could be a race? A hostile, nomadic, primitive people who have a tendency to take over buildings or abandoned towns. If they aren't abandoned, they soon will be.On the other hand, plesiosaurs could be akin to dragons in this setting. Rare, big, and in multiple different types.
>>39374339Ah, in that case disregard just about everything I said.
So, how are we going to inclue serial killers?Yeah, there are in no way strictly Anerican, but they've become part of Americana, a deranged psycho killer who does horrible things to his victims prior to the killing.
>>39374293Or people could just be people. I want a giant city sized dungeon crawl, not pol v. tumblr. Imagine Disney World the dungeon, and at the heart of it the Demilich Disney.
>>39374207I imagine that would certainly be an issue, but most raids would probably be fairly key most of the time. Perhaps most of the new American monsters are content staying in the UDA for the most part but occasionally get rowdy enough to cross the border for fun or loot.Of course there'd also be the ever-present threat of one of the dragons or some charismatic leader rallies a big enough group to do a major raid into Mexico or Canada.
>>39374386They could be some halfbreed Americans. Because, like humans, Americans fuck pretty much everything, and therefore probably would have some kind of offspring with their new native humanoid beings. And half dragons. In this case half plesiosaurs.
>>39374350There's nothing wrong with *having* Americana monsters, but its unnecessarily restrictive to have them all be so. Not to mention that S&S and european monsters are just as much a part of the cultural gestalt as old timey Americana monsters.Its a setting with contemporary dungeon crawling, doesn't have to just be local tribe mythology.
So it's like a weird fantasy version of Roadside Picnic happening to an entire nation?I can dig it.
>>39374388I was thinking a whole plane, really.Disney's plane, the happiest place in the Aether.ALSO:What do you guys think about MOON DUNGEON. Space travels going to be easy with all these wizards around.
Reposting >>39374291Detroit ... In this city, as in most, aristocratic vampires from the outskirts feed upon a myriad of downtrodden creatures who cower within the towering labyrinth of strange architecture.But despite the seemingly constant violence among the clans of monsters, there is great treasure to be found by those with the strength to claim it.The great foundries run by golems and elementals still constantly churn out wondrous machines and magical tools. If anybody could harness the spirits that make the hammers fall and the cogs turn, they would be able to field an army.
>>39374386They'd probably end up as some of the really vicious and predatory monsters that you can't really bargain with, but just do your best to avoid. Boogiemen seem like one good choice; a creature who never see until they're coming after you to do who knows what.
The South turns into orcs with southern accents that are lazy and have barbecues all day. They only get violent around yankees.
>>39374513I vote the new American humans are just called Yankees as a race. All in favor?
So that other thread turned into this? Not disappointed.Know my state is thunderbirds, but goddamn if this happened I'd just want to be a fucking vampire.
>>39374529So the millions of Americans who were outside the States at the time of the event are called Yanks? Alright.They'd probably get bonuses to Diplomacy and Knowledge of the country, considering that's where they're from.
>>39374386Could also go the kinda pretentious root and have them not change at all because, hey, they're already monsters. Maybe they're the few people who remember what America was like, and they're *pissed* that now everyone, not just them, is seeing monsters and conspiracies. And no one knows why they understand at all, they just do.Could also be a good source of "magic" weapons. Sam's Revolver, Dahmer's Acid Jars, maybe a combined Garrote item.
>>39374529Sounds good imo, though it'd be pretty fucking hard to deal with that shit emotionally.
>Be a lizardfolk in the lands of Florida>Between the Magical Kingdom of the Lich Lord Disney and his construct wonderlands and the swamps>Regularly get called on to perform large magic weather rituals to send storms at foreign ships trying to get too close>Annually we all gather and create a great hurricane elemental to purge the larger European foothold bases that routinely pop up along the coasts. >The foreigners must never know about the Fountain of Youth we guard.
Hmm, where I live would be interesting.Belvoir is more of a support base than a combat one, but has tons of extremely smart and high ranking people despite its more relaxed nature.Also the headquarters of very many intelligence agencies and R&D. I'd think it'd resemble Duke's Archives, being filled with books both mundane and extremely dangerous. Basically a gigantic yet comfortable library inhabited by various menial servants and powerful spellcasters.
>>39374582I kinda like the idea that some creatures you couldn't really trust at all would be the ones who are pretty much human. You can bargain with all the other inhuman-looking beings running around from kobolds up to dragons, but that regular looking guy you came across? You can't turn your back on him because you'll have a knife sticking out it soon after.I feel like they should have some supernatural items/skills a la nWoD's Slashers, at least when it comes to killing. Otherwise they're just regular humans who need to eat, breathe, and sleep same as anybody else.
Clarksville, Tennessee.It's essentially the crappy grinding area filled with goblin grifters and kobold methheads that lies next to the super dangerous dungeon known as Fort Campbell
>>39374755Yeah, like something like the Freeway Killers wouldn't be three disconnected killers, but one killer than can be more than one place at once. Or a Bundy type would be the smartest type of creatures on earth. All those people saying god or the devil or the neighbor's dog told them to? They're right.
>>39374713Also, there are quite a few headquarters or satellite office for many units, so you might encounter quite a variety of mobs.
>Live in New Hampshire>Mountain Trolls>Regularly migrate northwards to raid and pillage>Living near that border is now extremely dangerous.>Its a troll life.
On the topic of dungeons, I've posted my story about Mission San Antonio before, but just pointing it out now, that place is literally just a stereotypical fucking horror movie setting.
>>39374826Some kind of mind reading shape changer maybe.
I'm still a fucking dry bones over here.I have no idea what hipsters turn into, but there would be a lot around here.
Indian Burial Ground is now a thing to be concerned about, there's even insurance problems with it!
>>39374979Whatever the Starbucks logo is.>Captcha: ibastMaybe Mac-using Egyptian Cat people?
>Living in California>A large amount of merrow, amphibious people, and bigfoot tribes>the bigfeet hunt us frogmen >so do the merrow >we hide in the rivers and ponds since merrow are exclusively salt water
>>39375030Tribe leader Venom-On-Skin.
>>39375006so... hipsters turn into mermaids?I am 100% OK with this.I fucking love mermaids. And I ccan put up with hipsters.
>>39375030>50% of frogmen tribes bring rain and have healing bodily fluids>the other 50% of tribes bring shit luck, and practice witchcraft capable of deicide
>>39375102>Hipsters are no longer into 'Underground' culture, but Underwater>They claim that Atlantis was a magical country before it was cool>Always calling the Drow and other vaguely 'Underground' races posers>Super anti-pollution. They live in the sea, after all.>Oh shit, Sea-attle. Seattle is Magic!Venice now.
>tabletop gamers turn into their player characters and go on a mindless rampage>their former DM, now a being entirely composed of energy, is paying you to go and stop them
>>39375166>Energy being>Not some kind of fate-weaver
>>39375030>the Bigfoot tribes are led by Edechewe, the skyturner. He leads them on grand raids for territory, and can sense even the deepest merrow and frogfolk.
>>39375181A giant spider would probably be better than an energy being.
>>39375030sother california would probably be different in comparison to nothern california, due to the whole desert thing not being condusive to bigfoots or water based creatures. Maybe they would be coyote gnolls and rattlesnake lamias?
>>39375181>>39375223Perdido Street Station much?
>>39375223>>39375181And this could take place in NYC, which is now a giant insect nest.
Samsqanch and Plesiosaur: The Country
Needs UFOs, greys and alien abductions, but they don't need to necessary be from space
>>39375248Seconded for coyote gnolls and rattlesnake lamia by frogman califag.
>>39375251I've never heard of that book before. Doesn't seem like a similar concept based on the wikipedia page.
>>39375260>Implying New York is not the playground of Dragon hoards, armies of Golem accountants, outcasts from every culture, Dutch adventurers, and people who give no fucks (because they sold their ability to give a fuck along with their need to sleep, hence why the city never sleeps).It's rumored that the library contains a fruit from Eden itself: The Big Apple.
>>39375293Maybe they could be the government spooks because of their mutual connection to conspiracy theory.>>39375320This is a better idea but there should definitely be an anthill section of manhattan. I love the idea of termites in tophats forcing their pamphlets advertising smutty wasp musicals on you.And that the skyscrapers are giant termite mounds.
The Lobo tribes are mostly harmless herders. They're gnolls who've migrated from their Aztecan roots in Mexico.But, beware the Chupacabra, they are the diabolically tainted dire-gnolls who prey upon all that walks under the sun.The tall savannah grasses sway beautifully in the wind, but watch your step. The giant fire ants put the entrances to their nest there. A small enough problem one at a time, they swarm when confronted with an enemy. Do not be surprised to find them at any time. Their tunnels stretch everywhere, and no adventurer has yet found the fabled Queen.The dryads of the Live Oaks are a welcoming lot, but do not tarry overlong, for decades may pass unnoticed beneath their great limbs (and other great body parts).The Mesquite dryad is insidious and prevalent. Do not touch one, for they are poisonous and drain water and life from what they touch. But, should you slay one, burning their remains produces a smell both appeasing to God and Man.The centaurs are the peace-keepers and border patrol. Or, at least, they claim they are. Do not anger them, for they are quick to temper and brutal in their vengeance. However, should you show strength in your dealings with their enemies, they will give you some moderate respect.What few battle sites in Texas there are are haunted. Caves dot the land and centuries of stashes just wait to be found. But, for true wealth, plunder the ruin cities that dot the coast.
>Oklahoma>Life continues as usual with fucking nothing happening
Whatever you do, don't go through the Gateway Arch.It's a Gateway, alright. But a Gateway to where?
>>39375320NYC has ~7000 tonnes of gold from the federal reserve alone - but the Big Apple would also be a hell of a find, and probably easier to steal.Good luck dealing with the Copper-and-Iron Colossus coming in from the island though
Whats the era like? International Spec Ops teams gunning down huge monsters sounds badass as fuck, but can quickly turn childish when your reward is a box full of gold coins.
Don't go into the Slime Pits without some acid resistant gear
>>39374513I love how people bitch about the blacks but no one defends the Southerners. Not even American.
Which place has the hottest monster babes?
>>39378129I bet Nevada has some fine fire elementals
>>39377966I'm Southern and I don't give a shit about his statement because it just means he doesn't know shit about the South. We would have graveyards filled with Confederate Death Knights, our farmers would turn into treants and dryads, and each State has their own history and folklore. Plus you think the Bible Belt is extreme now? Imagine a bunch of monster cultists that devout. I don't live in Louisiana so I won't get started on swamp monsters and voodoo, but stories of hags who steal your skin and weave it into a suit for her husband Satan, Demon dogs, and god knows how many ghost stories. We have great universities, a strong martial tradition, and the best food in America. But I know some of people who that orc thing would be true for, so whatever.
>Be a Elf>germanic elf>Being germanic elf in a sea of mexibolds who are mostly perpetual shit>Live in the ruins of schlitterbahn, cement plants and set them up as actual castles and fortresses>be cool with all the laotian monsters, they are pretty cool>lots of rivers, the heart my city is freaking island>Forcing lesser races to pay high taxes to travel down i35>If they dont pay, we fucking snipe them from our impenetrable hillcountry forestsWow, this is fucking rad
>The Free Republic of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation:The urbane Demon-Scholars of Brown University have begun compiling the first great taxonomy of Homo Monsterus Americanus, offering vital information for monster hunters... for a /small/ price....>Dragon City SedonaHome to many gigantic, fire-breathing, reptilian hippies, Sedona is a no-go zone for humans and humanoid monsters. Self-proclaimed "psychics" speak of a vast whirlpool of Monster Energy at the heart of the town, zealously guarded by a phalanx of huge man-eating hippies. A human who can make his way to the whirlpool and survive it's challenge can gain control of the Hippy Dragons, and unleash a vast tide of eco-friendly destruction on his foes.>San Francisco Island Broken off from the mainland during the Happening, San Fran is a peaceful community of friendly monstergirls. VERY friendly, if you get my drift. Visitors note how welcoming and indulgent the monstergirls are.... but they also note a seeming total lack of males. Where have all the brave heroes who came to "subdue" the monstergirls gone?
>>39375030Based Frogmen.STAY STRONG, AMPHIBIAN MAN!
>>39374014Because "Muh Murrica!"No, to be honest.I think the ones participating are americans (USA),So its a country they know and want to play in it.For example if i play a zombie setting i would set it in my country.Because its my country and i know it. So its interesting to me what it would look like in a zombicalypse and easier, because i know the place.
>>39378834>>39374014I don't think it matters. OP's pic is of the USA, but some posts ITT talk about Mexico too.Are there any unique Canadian monsters? The Sasquatch is found in America too IIRC?
>>39378584>schlitterbahnMy brother from another, geographically close mother!I will find you.
>Visitors note how welcoming and indulgent the monstergirls are.... but they also note a seeming total lack of males. Where have all the brave heroes who came to "subdue" the monstergirls gone?Time to go to San Francisco
>>39379183Good luck, Anon.Oh and stay away from Angel Island. The Angels aren't friendly, and they don't welcome visitors.
>>39379204Yeah, I remember that Angel Thread from the other day
re-posting from the last thread>Louisiana/New OrleansA land covered in wretched swamps and tortured forests where light refuses to touch the earth. The swamps are filled with a dark, thick, slippery fluid that clings to objects and trees exist in a foreign form that borders of life and death.Deeper into this coiled land lies a city, a city of blasphemous rituals and magic where life and death bound into mockeries of one another. Rotten ingredients and sinful currencies are exchanged for unnatural knowledge and forbidden pleasures bought from cackling hosts in evil services that give praise to forgotten lords. The corrupting energies, left over from these performances, are left to sink into the surrounding lands further twisting it around a form of mock mortality.Worse still are the mysterious scaled things that are said to dwell within the heart of the surrounding swamplands and the indescribable horrors these beings themselves call gods. Horrors that no man, sane or otherwise, dare say exist. Whose unearthly croaks and gurgles can be heard coming from the bottom of those pools of black ink.
>>39373864So in this scenario, what happens to Alaska, Hawaii, and the various territories owned by the U.S.?
>>39377966Funny thing is, most of those blacks ARE Southeners. Most blacks in the US live in the South.
>>39378714>San Francisco>not full of gay monsters
>>39379407Only the actual States were affected. Territories were seemingly left untouched
>>39379407The territories would not change but Alaska and Hawaii would, as they are states.
>Would be transmuted into a feyfolk or dwarf caster (I work with computers all day) with guns.>Cleaning AR while defending dungeon.>Boss becomes blue dragon (work for an electrical company)>Still get 401k and dental>Removing kobold and britbong with AR and magics while wearing a suit.Make it happen. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
>>39378714>San Francisco filled with happy friendly people.Sure didn't seem like that when I went there.
>>39379546>thinks working with computers is magic>doesn't realise he is the archetypal office droneEnjoy your new life as a goblin or zombie, normie.
>>39378714>>The Free Republic of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation:>The urbane Demon-Scholars of Brown University have begun compiling the first great taxonomy of Homo Monsterus Americanus, offering vital information for monster hunters... for a /small/ price....I live in R.I. so does that mean everyone here is a demon or just the university members? Cause alot of people here are white trash, pot heads, and wanna-be mobsters/ real-mobsters.
>>39379570What are you on about? They're so happy they even call themselves "Gays"!
>>39379596There are lots of types of demon, from tiny dumb imps to genius pit lords and elder abominations. Assume you become the kind of demon that suits your intellect and personality.
>>39373864I don't see the Boggy Creek creature on that map...
>>39379585Bitch, I'm a CAD drafter. Without me half the engineers in the building are worth less than a burger flipper.Even without the tech, I'll be fine as an operator skellington. I can store extra .30 caliber baby killing assault clipz in my newly empty chest cavity. >"Mr skellington, Why are you rattling?">"I FOUND OUT I CAN STORE AMMO IN MY SKULL CAVITY! ">Wh-why are you yelling?">WHAT?! I CANT HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF ALL THIS FREEDOM IN MY BRAIN CASE!! "
>>39379672Your mom isn't on it either, so we can safely assume it doesn't depict ALL known monsters...
>>39378129Phoenix, Arizona would be interesting.A city of glass and water in the middle of a desert, populated by beings of flames such as phoenixes and djinns.
>>39379677>he spends his days using a glorified photoshop program>he thinks he's important>he doesn't realise his job is pure makework set up to employ the retardedTop kek. Good thinking about the ammo storage, tho.
>>39374464I've always liked the idea of having an adventure on the moon. Very old-school pulp is fun.
>>39379543>>39379528>>39379757>Only States are affected>Moon DungeonMoon confirmed for 51st
>>39379709>Thinks AutoCAD is glorified PhotoshopI'm not saying CAD is hard, at its base level; shit, it was easy enough for me to manage it as a 14 year old. I'm saying that Draftsmanship is a persistently useful and applicable skill which is arcane in its application, but obvious in its result.Anyone can doodle in CAD; but to create drawings which can communicate what they need to, to a group of construction people unfamiliar with even the most basic aspect of engineering, in enough detail to manage to keep everything to spec? There is a reason I am paid well to do my job; and its cause other people can't do it as well.Now I'm imagining a skellington in business casual, toting an AR and coffee just leaving scattered bullets behind him everywhere.
Do we still have internet and tech companies or have they turned into something different?
>>39380229I'd say they become magical artifacts now.
>>39379843>he draws computer dollhouses all day>people tell him what a good boy he is>"don't forget to color it in, Timmy!">he thinks the candy vouchers he gets are real moneyToppest kek.And a skellington would need a well-fitted shirt to hold those bullets in even a little, I think. Maybe even some kind of internal linen stuffing?
Oh, maybe there can be Greys in the south west?
>>39380241Magic artefacts often come in threesThere's the Big Apple from NY, the iApple from California, what's the third one?
>>39380411I'd imagine they would be aberrations or aboleths if we're keeping with the fantasy theme.
>>39380358>Implying engineers don't constantly pick my brain for clearance and tolerance information.>Implying I'm not deferred to on manners of routing of cable, placement of large equipment, and the like based on analysis done during initial drafting.Definitely a well fitted shirt. You'd feed clipazines in through the collarbone/neck area and grab them from a hole/Velcro pouch in the stomach/chest.>Eating ammo and magazines separately.>"What the hell are you doing?!">"Bab oh holhind.">"What?">*gulp* "Bag of holding. One opening in the top, one on the side. I literally tactically shit loaded clipazines.">"That doesn't make any sen-""Be a dear and hand me the brass, powder, primers and bullets over there; I have some gastronomic reloading to do."
>>39380466As long as they can have magitek flying saucers and still abduct people
>>39380501Mind-Flayers were actually from outerspace in 2e so that shouldn't be a problem.
>>39380524Even though it would be less actually plausible, it would probably be more consistent with the setting for greys to be extradimensional than "merely" extraterrestrial.
There's so many supposed sightings of thalassomedon looking sea monsters around the world.How likely is it that the species isn't actually extinct, and just very uncommon, prefering to live deep and out in open saltwater? Maybe they make their way to the areas they've been sighted through uncharted underwater cave systems.
>>39375293>1957>despair but also an erection
>>39378963There's all the Inuit stuff and although it's for northern states and canada there's the WendigoMost Inuit stuff was all about teaching kids not to leave the group though since they tended to fall into the ocean or get eaten by wolves
>>39380723More like the legend of the monster is so old that it inspired similar myths in descendent cultures. Additionally, because myths often arose from fears and motivations inherent to humanity in general. Most cultures also have a monster in the form of a human or once-human which feeds on other humans, with an emphasis on their psychological need for cannibalism being both the cause of their condition and the source of their horror.
>>39375320Meanwhile the rest of new york...is forests. and littered with ruins of cities from a bygone age.
>>39380818Also Ogopogo aka giant sea monster that predates the nessie myth
>>39378331Fuck you, New York has the best food. Though I will say Fried okra is amazing.
>>39377966But the south is where most of the blacks live.
Would it just be ancient and traditional north american monsters, or would more recent urban legends and pop culture apply as well?
Question.Those two days that the US has vanished. What is there in its place? Is there a watery gap between Canada and Mexico? Does the ocean rush to fill in the vacuum of the missing land and cause global catastrophe along the coasts that is only repeated once the country returns? Or is it just temporarily replaced with an impenetrable blackness, a void that even the air seems to avoid?
>>39380971The last one. No one knew what was in there, they sent in drones but they couldn't get past the barrier
>>39380448Johnny's Apple. Y'know, like Johnny Appleseed.
>>39381024>They send in a drone>A few hours later it returns as a giant blood thirsty bat monster>Satellite imaging only provides blackness, static and the occasional jumpscare ghost face
>>39380971It becomes a blank, grey, flat expanse with a sign that says 'Under Construction'.
>California turns into a land populated entirely by adrenaline junkie goblins>Broscience actually works, the activated almonds pit is a treasured location that provides the greatest of gainz >squatbro earth elementals use rock hard glutes to rocket up and take down patrolling aircraft>Curlbros become master discus throwing giants, using overly swole arms to function as living artillery. But, because they skip leg day, they cannot move and throw things, making them immobile and mostly sitting ducks>On the beach, and in the dungeon-towns, hipster-druid satyrs fight to maintain crops of dank firecrop, minimalist weaponry practical in beating back the legions of the swole
>>39381073Oh yeah.Johnny's Apple, the Big Apple and the iApple - transport/teleport (or food), wealth and knowledge
Very important question: What happens to the great sports of America?Real Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Driving-in-circles-ascar.
>>39381254/tg/ has you covered.
>>39380484just stop man, you are trying way to hard to defend your job on a anonymous imageboard
>>39381254Do monster trucks just become monsters?
>>39381254Local governments are actually grouped into city states based on pre-existing major league sport team loyalties. Football is adapted into team combat simulations, at the highest levels being more of a genuine arena death sport with an infamously high mortality rate. I'm not sure what roll basketball or baseball would have in monster america
>>39381307Nat 20 sounds like a good roll.
>>39381302Combine monster truck rallys, demolition derbies and bull-riding.
>>39381278At this point I assumed we were just taking the piss out of each other. In all reality, my job is fun and challenging, and very rewarding, but isn't anything really special.
>>39381344And Ork-style death machines. >tfw Wacky Races themed rally
>>39381307Captured humans are forced to play as the opposing teams in a bloodbowl type football game.
>>39381497I was thinking more of football culture being adapted into a military-state style warrior culture.
>>39380358>>39379709Here, anon, for making me laugh at work.
>>39374242Dude. Warhammer 401k
>>39373959>>39374476>>39378714>>39378331>>39376045>>39375565>>39375320>>39375166>>39375030>>39374980>>39374943>>39374713>>39374704>>39375136>>39375248>>39379258>>39381219Just highlighting some stuff to review latter. I might do some writefagging tonight if the thread is still alive.
Mount Rushmore has to be some kind of golem. Probably a plot-ending level of power.Would those 'tourist trap' places (Come and see the Worlds Largest Collection of Rice Statues!) be dungeons run to attract adventurers to their deaths?
>>39380818>Inuit stuffDon't they have Inuits in Alaska? Seems the kind of place they should be found.
>>39375565The Alamo of San Antonio, although infested with various factions of cultists, is actually one of the safer parts of the state, a labyrinthine fortress all but impenetrable to those who would wish to invade, but entry would require garnering the favor of the fervent patriots to a non-existent state, a risky and possibly dangerous proposition. However, east of the great ruins of Houston lies a less famous but infinitely more dangerous battleground, where the ghosts of those slaughtered at San Jacinto remain like a grudge, pulling down into the mire of the swamps which line the gulf tributaries anyone foolish enough to approach. Rumors that the lost treasure of their master sunk into the swamp with the bodies, however, prove to tempting to keep everyone away. I'd still rather swim across the crystal bay than set foot in Big Bend. For it wasn't water that carved those peaks and canyons.
>>39381779>The name's Rex>SKELLINGTON REX, P.I.>Attorney at Law>Yeah that's right, a PI AND an attorney>Plus, a skellington>WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW?
>>39382570Things like Tupilaks (frankinstein monster-esque zombie assassins) are pretty fucking weird
>>39382602Only Inuit story I know is about some legendary Inuit guy who built one of those rock cairns they like so much in order that he would be remembered after his death. Seemed a cool story from a pre-literate era that has lingered on into recorded history.I can't remember his name, tho.
>>39382631>rock cairnsOne of these things. Not this particular one, tho.
>>39382659Perhaps it movesBut not in a standard way, but according to set of rules which will never fully be explained or make sense.
>>39382697The Arctic has a rich vein of cosmic horror to tap into. It's basically the most hostile environment on Earth, more so even than many desert regions. Death, darkness and cold are the predominant Inuit mythic tropes, and they only have three words for colors: Dark, Bright, and Blood.
>>39373864The area I live is heavy in immigrants . Half of my neighbors have been in country less than a decade, the rest two decades. What would happen to their memories? If Mexico and Cuba and the rest weren't taken as well.First generation immigrants in general. What would it be like for them?
>>39382723I'm reminded of that one picture of an enormous eye looking out from underneath an ice shelf, though I don't have it.
>>39381219>>California turns into a land populated entirely by adrenaline junkie goblinsWhy is North Cali's contribution of depressing, Kentucky like rural land always ignored in favor of the South's stupidity?
>>39382881NoCal is full of hipster San Fran cunts buying up all the nice properties as second or third holiday homes. Even Oregon and WA are turning into San Fran jr, it's disgusting. You have to head way up into the boonies to find any good old fashioned Californian HIllbillies these days.
>Be a kobold>Get myself hired by a group of Euro-scientists>Help them get "samples" of the local "wildlife">Help them with research>Become their adorable mascot>Routinely sabotage them in secret>Finally lead them to their dooms with promises of a powerful enchanted object>Take all their hard worked data and sell it to the highest bidder>Spend the money on debauchery>Repeat once I run out
>>39382957How the fuck are you supposed to identify whether a kobold is male or female
>>39382929Or the Mexican/Salvo neighborhoods. A lot of hillbillies are living in those neighborhoods now.
>>39383017They're still mostly in the south, but yeah they've been creeping north too. Pretty soon, you won't be able to swing a cat without hitting a deli or a taco stand from Salem to Seattle.
>>39383003You stick your finger up their slit and feel around. If something pushes back, it's male.
>>39383134Is there a way that doesn't involve sexual assaultAre kobold voices sexually dimorphic?
>>39383003same way you check a crocodile
>>39383152You can't sexually assault a Kobold, they're not people.
>>39383152Does it really matter in the end? They have more than enough holes to make whatever you want to do worthwhile and they'll probably enjoy just as much as you do.
Will Tupac come back from Serbia and use his rap magic to make himself a new home on the east coast?
So how do guns fit in to the setting?What's to keep a nation from going total war in one big push for territory with tanks, planes, and guns?
>>39383737American military still exists, it's just staffed by monsters.
>>39383737The rest of the world's military is geared to fight humans using conventional weaponry. A blind rush would result in catastrophic losses to bizzare and supernatural forces they don't even have any idea about in advanceNone the less, that's probably what would happen in the first couple weeks of monster america's reemergence. Though it's likely that they would be able to establish some more or less safe colonies along the boarders fairly early on. Probably on the canadian edge, the US-mexico border region is already barely habitable.
I don't see New England getting a lot of love so I have this idea to shareSo love craft wrote most of his stories in New England, so The area can be full of deep ones and shoggoths and mi-go and stuff. The people have either accepted It and worship God and Cthulhu and the elder gods on equal measure, or formed radical Puritan and catholic revival groups>shoggoths and pilgrims
>>39381369I could totally see the baja 500 becoming the Alta 500 where groups of mexican racers race in some of the most inhospitible terrain and even through some dungeons themselves in southern california while feinding off the dangerous monsters and their fellow armed and dangerous racers as well.
>>39381268Man, whatever happened to the NACL? That shit was fun, and then it just disappeared.
>>39374780>Fort CampbellI'd think it'd be an interesting fantasy twist of a keep and the surrounding town.There's a large town with plentiful crappy and seedy shops run by goblins and ogres surrounding a massive fortress filled with aven knights and dire eagles.
>>39382874This the one you're talking about?>>39383737They'd be facing a lot of unknown threats in trying to claim land. While I doubt they'd face too much trouble unless the natives rally together properly, actually holding that territory would probably be a lot harder. There's also the fact that it's entirely possible they won't all be working together. So perhaps they're too worried about losing too much and then having another country swoop in and claim all their hard work. Geography and demographics should also be taken into account. The US covers a lot of land and only has land borders with Canada and Mexico, neither of which are particularly well equipped to annex large portions of the former US. Add in the fact that the US is the third most populous nation on the planet (well behind China and India, but still a decent amount more than those that rank right under it like Indonesia, Brazil, and Pakistan) and you've got vast amounts of land and a lot of new monsters running around in it.I imagine that the more powerful nations/alliances would attempt to gain control over particularly valuable areas, they wouldn't be able to hold large swathes of territory that easily.
>>39384828>This the one you're talking about?Yeah, thanks
>>39383986>shoggoths, pilgrims, and headless horsemenFixed.On that note, do Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware have ANYTHING?
>>39385676Fucking tons>DC. See last thread for details>Great Dismal Swamp>Ghost Civil War>The Flame-Pits of Delaware (look it up)>Federal Agencies and their ephemeral whims
>>39385676Maryland should have giant lobsters and >>39384828crabs(like Maine), and Virginia would probably have plenty of confederate ghosts. Also coal mines right?
>Ohio>what the fuck is cool about Ohio>seriously
>>39373930Maybe if you listed some ACTUAL Native American examples besides Piasa you'd have something.Also>>39374012>>39374289You fuckers don't know shit about cryptozoology.
>>39385950Sports.Also a really shitty joke that could be a great concept to turn the entire state into.Honestly you should ask that about the Dakotas or Nebraska.
>>39385950When you go into ohio, you literally cannot leave. Attempt to do so, and you'll get turned around and wind up back in ohio. Outward bound plains crash, cars break down. HAHANOW YOU ARE STUCK IN OHIO
>>39386200>Ohio is now the Bermuda Triangle of America
>>39386200>>39386230>If you drive or run across the boarder at exactly midnight, you'll make it across>But you'll always wake up soon after back where you started as if it were all a dream>Even if you do manage to escape, you will never truly leave.
>>39386502>be wizard>become powerful enough to leave Ohio>notice the Ohio effect spreading behind you as you walk>IN WIZARD AMERICA, OHIO NOT LEAVE YOU
>>39386230>>39386502>,Ohio is filled with various alien species, from the flatwoods kind to reptilian to classic grays>all the architecture is replaced with futuristic buildings with a very heavily illuminati theme
>>39386502That kinda just sucks. At least have an escape clause. I don't think grimdark levels of hopelessness are necessary in this setting.
>>39386779Fine, alright then. You can only leave on your birthday by performing a ritual known as "The Birthday Wish" and then running for your life from the beast that it summons. If you survive for 24 hours, you are forever free. Until the next time you wander across by accident.
>>39386779>Ohio>not already grimdark in real life
>>39386827>the beast is actually George W. Bush>his demonic power maintains the trapping effect
>>39386937>There have been many attempts at slaying the beast whenever summoned>With time ohio residents have slowly begun more and more hopeless. Their seclusion increasingly evident to anyone who wanders within their realm>Eventually they have all congregated to one fortress carved into the earth itself, becoming fearful and religious in their circumstances>The demon Bush is slowly seen more and more as a god protecting them from the outside>The Church of W is instilled as the state religion, it's leader serving the duo role of both head of church and head of state, only able to be overruled by death (who I presume is very real in this setting) and the demon Bush himself.
>>39387103I thought the presidents were all liches
>>39387238I haven't been paying much attention in the first thread and just dropped in while passing buy.
>>39386779It's not grimdark, it's dark humor
>>39373864born and raised in MA and ive never heard of a friggen pukwudgie
>>39387321>MA fag>doesn't know anythingSeems legit.
>>39373864>from kentuckySo would i turn into a goatmansheep?
>>39387418Pretty close to there
>>39385950It uh.Voting? The candidates for the Lich-Presidency engage in a massive heart sacrifice and mind control campaign across the lands, sowing chaos, destruction, and patriotism as they go?Fucking Ohio.
>>39387238It could be the collective dismay of the nation at his presidency. A nightmare made flesh, from the collective psyche.Obviously the real Bush is sending adventurers at him.
>>39387475I know its an ebin meme, but Bush was by no means a bad president, or even a bad human being.If you want an everliving lich POTUS, why not Nixon? He's been a meme way longer than Shrub.
>>39387566Oh, he was a fantastic guy, and an alright president. A lot of people tend to go nuts about how terrible he was, though.The other thread had the idea that ALL the presidents were liches, with their phylactery being the Constitution. You'd have to destroy the US to kill them. Except Teddy. He's just immortal.They also have subtle influence over the minds of those sworn to the Constitution
If the US and its people were transformed into dungeons, lairs and monsters, wouldn't the border towns in Mexico and Canada be the fantasy adventurer's paradise?Windsor could get rich off adventurers stopping for supplies on the way to Detroit, for example.
>>39387646Teddy Roosevelt, a 50ft tall goliath of invulnerable steel that summons a herd of ferocious bullmoose with every step, was last seen heading for Africa to go on a hunting safari
>the entirety of Congress turn into Dola>Dola were Polish spirits of fate who set fate up, and would harass anyone who went against it
>>39387708It'd be the towns SECOND closest to the border that would prosper.The closest would probably get raided for tech constantly.
>>39387708probably, also frontier towns would probably start cropping up in the rural midwest since so few people live there now, not many monsters would be there.
>>39387771Dola for the House, roman-style Genius spirits for the Senate.
>>39373959>mage koboldAw yussSurvival rating is high.
>>39387774Depends on how smart/dangerous/organized the monsters are, I guess.I mean yeah, if most people get transformed into big ass monsters, they could get together and wreck shop. But the Canadian and/or Mexican armies could probably keep the peace if they just had to deal with Kobolds.In the East and West, anyways. There's a whole lot of nothing in the middle and next to Alaska.
Minnesota is populated mainly by Humans, Dwarves, Elves and the odd Satyr. Apart from the Interstate the landscape has completely changed to that of numerous Dark Age Norse settlements, with Runes and Icelandic being the main language spoken by these fine folk, who when not raiding Cleric temples and pillaging towns, like to go to the neighborhood Tavern where you can challenge your best friend to mortal combat via Holmgang (overseen by a government appointed Volva and soothsayer of course). Minneapolis and St.Paul host annual Blots and the Library of Congress contains numerous Sagas about the twin cities origins as being built by two rival clans of Frost giants as great fortresses. While those Frost giants mostly live of reservations nowadays the city is still home to a bustling population of nearly 4 million souls barring the token undead population of course.
>>39375136>I'm a shitty Baltimore hipster>Now a crab-person, living in a glorious castle deep in the harbor>Still smoking seaweedNot bad.
>>39388036>>39388244>Minnesota is populated mainly by Giant Viking Bearmen, Dwarves, Elves and the odd Satyr. Apart from the Interstate the landscape has completely changed to that of numerous Dark Age Norse settlements, with Runes and Icelandic being the main language spoken by these fine folk. When not raiding Cleric temples and pillaging towns, Minnesotans love to go to the neighborhood Tavern where you can get drunk off of mead and challenge your best friend to mortal combat via Holmgang (overseen by a government appointed Volva and soothsayer of course). Minneapolis and St.Paul host annual Blots and the Library of Congress contains numerous Sagas about the twin cities origins as being built by two rival clans of Frost giants as great fortresses. While those Frost giants mostly live of reservations nowadays the city is still home to a bustling population of nearly 4 million souls barring the token undead population of course.
>>39382318We will wait anon.Or at least I will. Frogman Califag.Waiting. Watching.Learning.Later archiving.
>Fort Knox is a massive complex that now after the passage of the Dungeoneering Act of 2015 is legal to raid for its treasure albeit with no less security being put in place (you name it, it's probably there). Those who can get past these challenges and open the vault will find themselves astounded by the sea of gold and riches which open up before there eyes of which promptly turns into about 50 or so Gold Golems
So far we have>California is the voodoo land of swamp gumbo>Minnesota is Norseland>The presidents are cliches, besides maybe two>New York is essentially Monstercon>Ohio is hell on earth, ruled by the demon king George Bush
There's some dissidence here about what races would become what monster, or what have you, so I thought maybe I'd throw mt idea out there.So, basically, you are transformed into a monster from the mythology of your respective race, but your LIFESTYLE determines what KIND of creature you become. So, like, if you're athletic, and have European ancestry, you become an elf, or like, if you're Japanese, and are swole as fuck, you become an oni or something. Thoughts?
>>39388755>Polish heritage>also direct descendant of the greasy king guy from braveheartWhat the fuck am I?
>>39388755>kind of lazy but not lazy enough to be a landwhale>scholarly, but not scholarly enough to be a genius>politically moderate and/or apathetic>not very ambitious at all and have basically achieved most of what I ever wanted in life>family mostly/ostensibly African-American, of slave descent with dubious claim of Cherokee mixing>live in MarylandI figure my options are black-eyed susan alraune, oriole harpy, some kind of crabfolk, or whatever the world's most boring monster is.
>>39388755Makes more sense than otherwise.>>39388719You mean Louisiana.ASLO:>Seattle is now underwater. And filled with hipsters>Florida is contested between Disney's Plane and the Wizards of Canaveral>Mormon Temple Dungeon>Darkly chivalric Dixie
>>39381307>I'm not sure what roll basketball would haveCOME ON AND SLAM
>>39388818Beige Dragon, from the Elemental Plane of Boring.There are many planes attached to the UDA, such as:>Plane of Capitalism>Plane of Communism>Plane of Freedom>Plane of Security>Disney's Plane: The happiest plane in the Outer Realms>Plane of Deep-Frying>Plane of Shopping>The DMV (adjacent to the Plane of Boring)>The Internet (Actually a series of cylindrical pathways connecting Demiplanes. Created by Al Gore's dark rituals)>The Interstate (Older than, but similar to, the Internet, except between physical locations.)And many more!>>39388888Check'd. The Magic and The Wizards will stop you before you can complete the dunk.
>>39388972>Beige Dragon>literally breathe boredom at intruders>they get bored trying to steal your treasure and go do something else>continue posting on MonsterChanThat actually sounds pretty comfy.
>>39389012You mean>Literally yawn boredom at intruders
>>39389046Beige Dragon confirmed comfiest of monsters.
>>39388869>Cultists have made a temple out of the former Basketball hall of fame.>To get to the inner sanctum you must defeat the resurrected, mummified bodies of Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlan, Charles Barkley etc. >Upon entering the chamber you see a circle of cultists chanting the final scores of every single NBA finals game while the high priest slits their throats one by one behind a barrier of chaos energy>The High priest cackles and exclaims to you that you are too late, "he" shall become manifest>he then stabs himself, his body consumed by the chaotic energies stored in the room>from him, an Avatar of James Naismith appears as the god of all B Ball with a reddish aura and Olympian physique to boot and challenges each of your party to a one on one in which refusal results in something similar to a Chaos Dunk being unleashed on your face.
>the grand library of congress is guarded by a sphincter, who asks riddles only a true American would understand>homeless people turn into mimics>Weird Al is now a Knucklevee who runs a grand theatre, entertaining guests far and widewhat would Chris-Chan turn into?
>>39388826What about Universal Studios and all the other theme parks?What about GATORLAND?!!
I like in Southern OntarioAm I American enough to turn into something cool?
>>39389295You turn into a sentient hat.
>>39389264They've either bent a knee to Disney or Canaveral, or have been marshalling power from their Brand-Totems to create psychic constructs capable of doing battle with the Mouse.>>39389295Alas, you have to be on the other side of the border.You can be an adventurer, protecting Canada against monster raids and bringing back artifacts and gold!If actually being a monster is what you want, just pay a wizard. Try to steer clear of our side of the Great lakes though. Rust Monsters out of Detroit and Bear-Vikings out of Minnesota.>>39389336>Polythreme detected.
>>39388972>Plane of Firearms which is guarded by the not so secret society of the NRA from government infiltrators. >Plane of Patriotism where all the soldiers who died in foreign wars dwell and assist those in battle who thank them for their service >Plane of Cows, where all those poor creatures who died so that Americans may have their god given right to 1$ hamburgers as well as 20$ steak go when they die.
>>39389295You get raided by Viking Bears from across the border if you live by a lake or river. So I guess you'll be turned into paste.
>>39389358>Plane of Planes: Lorded over by Orville and Wilbur, all aircraft travel through this plane on their journeys.>Plane of Power, where Tesla and Edison make battle, siphons drain energy to feed the Material, and AC/DC play every night>Plane of Disco: A dead landscape of shattered orbs and dimly glowing panels, this plane is controlled by the undead, for Disco may never truly die.>The Great Planes AKA The Plain of Grain: Magical farmland, very typical red farmhouse style, as far as the eye can see. Beware, lest you catch Old Macdonald's eye.>There was once a plane of Terror. Once. Now it the Plane of Surveillance, controlled by the Lich-President's servants, scouring the Plane for any surviving former residents.
>>39380826They say the city of Buffalo was once home to great magicians, Dwarven craftsmen and Elven art galleries of magnificent craftsmanship. Nowadays little of that remains while the city along the lake slowley but surley is consumed by widening holes known to residents as "vacant lots" as if they'll someday be hopefully filled again. To journey down these holes will find yourself in an assortment of caverns and dens filled with Ratmen who run an underground racket of illicit services. They wil offer to relieve your tension by fulfilling whatever vices you may have, for a price of course. Who can say how much treasure they have scrounged up in the deepest parts of the Rats den.
Also, what about overseas US territories? Do the Caribbean countries have to contend with lizardmen pirates raiding their coastlines or something?
>>39389820Cuba does. What were once Cuban-Americans didn't just forget their dislike of Castro.
>>39389666>666Thank you Satan Speaking of, Since the plane-jumping businesses have become quite lucrative a few Capitalmancers from Delta Airlines have made traveling to them easy and cheap by splitting off from Delta to form the worlds first large-scale teleportation company: Omicron. Just make sure you pack a lunch before you leave because the food on these trips tend to be a little bit...conjured.
>>39389046>>39389107>>39389012REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHUMIES GET OUT OF MY CAVE
>>39385676"And so my congregation we must remember to remain pure of heart, spirit and action. Just beyond the walls of our village the roads crawl with beasts that rend the mind and bring the soul into the black abyss of oblivion We must remain strong against the machinations of the God-Forsaken heathens who live in the cursed city of Boston, where great ziggurats built to praise the foul alien demon Cthulhu tower out of the green ocean. You may ask, Father, how will we fight them? How can a person stand against such horrors? We will fight them the same way we have for centuries, with shotgun shells, the muscle of men and the unshakable purity of our immortal souls, which will burn away the evil madness. By Washington, By the Constitution and By Almighty God! We will show the horrors from beyond the stars that New Hampshire does not belong to Them!
A monstrous hydra roams up and down the great Mississ'ippi River, devouring any who challenge its dominion.
>>39390035>The body of the Hydra is an old timey paddle-wheel riverboat captained by the spirit of Mark Twain
>>39390014>Treasure consists of gigantic Oniholes and a humongous Dakimakura of Romoko. The socially awkward female dragon protagonist of the Japanese anime: Rarghamote
>>39390035Lake Erie is home to the Kraken, and every year a festival is held in it's honor.
>>39390031Paladin militias formed by concerned citizens and Puritan Clerics seek to protect their homes from the Elder Gods and their hippie, socialist human lackeys that raid their homes for treasure.
>Silicon Valley, where Those Who Think live inside the great corpses of their creator-gods, Old Machines, eternally trying to resurrect them, guided by ancient directives passed down since time immemorial by the Old Machines when they were still alive: Mikkr'zvt, Mrk-Nn-Tzh, and Lunnux
>>39390130>>39390014I laughed a little too hard at that.
>>39390297But all groups, the Puritans, the Iroquois, the Catholics, the Cultists. They all avoid leaving there homes on certain nights of the year, when the full moon shine brights and the world comes to life. Many bodies have been found in the potato fields and pumpkin patches with heads taken off. some even whisper of entire villages, hamlets, longhouses and fortresses found empty by trading caravans, the headless corpses stacked into undecipherable patterns. All people in New England, from The Lighthouse in Maine to the High Priests in Boston fear himThe Headless Horsemen rides tonight, along the roads and the pumpkin patches. and his blade calls for blood
>>39390266>>39390460Also meant this as a reply to the paladin post
>>39383986>>39385676>>39390031>>39390460You guys seem confused.There are no American humans inside the country anymore. All are now monsters. The only American humans are expats, tourists on vacation and military personnel stationed overseas.
>>39390570Oh thanks for telling me, I for some reason was under the impression there were normal humans.Well now to rework thisMy home region will be represented goddammit!
>>39390570Who said the pilgrims had to be humans? Just make them any amalgamation of humanoid creatures with a conscious and say that they all have fallen into a religious fervor where they live together.
So, what would Louisiana be like?
>>39390647Just imagine colonies and forts full of Puritan Deep Ones who arent big on the whole Cthulhu worship thing
>>39390657Gatormen Voodoo Swamps It was already posted.
>>39389767Syracuse Once a city of thriving industry and plays has become toxic to the world around it. The lake Oswego through the efforts of generations of Druids is once more barely safe to consume though the great salt plain of Geddes taints the waters edge. Upon a hill stands the Order of the Orangemen sages from across the land and of all races that practice a strange art of warfare involving the lobbing of great balls of fire though the air and study the nature of the Sylvan Landscape.
>>39390616>>39390570Because New England lacks any really interesting folklore, I'm writing this very Lovecraft centric, so do add to it. And I cannot think off the top of my head for any specific monster race's to make the puritans and Iroquois Alright thought it over again. New England is mainly divided into three areas.In Massachusetts and Connecticut, The Old Ones and Elder Gods indirectly rule over large groups of warring cultists made up of a myriad of monster races, Mechanical Tik-Tok Men, Deep Ones, Monstrous beast-like spawn of Yog-Sothoth, Shoggoths, and many more. They particularly fight over important holy sights, particularly The Reliquary of the Blessed Seer in Hartford, where the one who first predicted the coming of the Old Ones was born. And over the great Ziggurat in Boston, where it is prophesied that Cthulhu will rise from and destroy the world. The areas of New Hampshire, Most of Maine, and Rhode Island are a little bit different. Rather than the monstrous inhabitants worshiping the Old Ones with great fervor, the instead turn to God, heavily fortified Puritan communities have sprung up in these places, eking out and agricultural existence amid constant assaults from the cultists. These communities have faith that burns likes fire, and fire is their preferred tool when dealing with the heretic worshipers of Eldritch Gods.In the northern parts of the region, the Iroquois have reappeared as a powerful force, battling both the puritans and cultists alike with ancient spirit magics and liberal amounts of tomahawks
>>39390570That's dumb, and you're dumb. Why can't there be bizzare fantasy themed humans?
>>39391322The first thread's OP mandated it.
>>39390923The City of Boston, one of Americas oldest. Here the population is diverse but the cities is home to one of the largest Leprechaun populations in America and holds the Largest Tuatha festival, a week long event on top of St.Patrick's consisting of beer, music, Green hats and the annual sacrifice to the Celtic deities of old (though most Leprechauns identify as Catholics so don't mention what they're doing is blasphemy). It also hosts the second largest population of followers of the Old Ones in the East Coast. This historic city is also home to some of the most prestigious magical and technical universities in the country. However, the neighboring city of Cambridge is motr famous for being the home of the Harvard School of technology and magical-law, which looms high above the city on a floating island chained to the bay so that it could never fly away, much to everyone's great disappointment
>>39391369Well fuck that guy. How are you supposed to have cultists or vampires or, you know, garden variety undead? Just make everyone who wasn't made into some mythological beast into an elf that way they aren't human anymore?
>>39391404Essentially. That or a Dwarf or Gnome or Undead whatever.
>>39391404Oh, there are undead humans, and spirits, and vampires, and there are DEFINITELY cultists, but no run-of-the-mill humans.They come from beyond the borders.
>>39391392Ha, can't beleibe I forgot about leprechauns. Got this idea of like educated and snobby aristocratic loceceaftian horrors from the cities looking down in there Puritan neighbors in the countryside of New England
>>39391322>>39391404The entire premise is predicated on there being no more humans in America after the reappearance, only monsters and fantasy creatures.
>>39391527But I mean, can there be people who are technically genetically human while still being fucked up like being worshippers of some eldritch abominations or witches/wizards or whatever.
>>39391569Er, more like the deep ones I guess from Innsmouth. No pure humans left
>>39391610>>39391569They would be Deep Ones, but not Deep One hybrids. There are no humans left inside with US.Even if they were hybrids, they have no knowledge of life before the disappearance. If you asked, they'd say "What disappearance?"
The former city of Chicago is a wonderous mix of Victorian-style technology mixed with the wonders of steam and electricity. Large, monstrous electronic-charged golems travel through the city, nigh unstoppable but following a rather interesting patrol above and below the city proper. A series of dungeons litter the lakeside, all along a route the locals call the Drive of the Lake.The dungeons are as follows:A coliseum where any and all can fight, against random foes ranging from the smallest Fae to the largest metal golem, though there is an unusual occurance of large grisly bears being the for most adventures fight.A dungeon where a cult of sky worshipers reisde who call upon the gods above to revive the mad wizard Alder.The Dungeon of Fields is a series of magical portals and rooms that transport you to various periods to fight anything from wooly mammoths to actual T-Rexes.S&I's Dungeon (pronounced as Sai) is the current home of a demi lich whose futuristic (think 50's style robots) golems and chimeras wander the halls, guarding new, undiscovered forms of magic and science, as they are abandoned projects of the mad demi-lich.And towering above the city lies the Tower of Seers, an impossibly tall structure made of black crystal and twisted, charred metal with two large, diamond spires at the top. Rumors circulate that this tower is filled with traps, stairs, rooms that go on forever, and bottomless pits. And this doesn't even begin to cover all the cultists and zombies inside. But if you can harness the power inside, you could deliver a message to the gods themselves.
The Hells Angels. They say that they used to be a motorcycle gang back before everything changed. Now, well they live up to their name. A gang of devils who serve the man downstairs himself. Some say they inspired Son of Sam. Not that far fetched, they tend to go about possessing troubled souls to do their biding, rarely good things. Some still ride their bikes but it's usually both safer and faster for them to just fly from place to place. You can tell an angel easily by their horns and their members jacket, they enjoy being able to stand out in a crowd. Slippery demons they are, hard to catch, harder to get it talking. But once you break them they'll tell you where they stash their goods. Hey, break them enough and you might even get them to lead you straight to the residence where every divorce lawyer goes to pasture, if you know what I mean.
>>39392037>cont.The Cell Field, located at the edge of the city, houses all the souls of those who have died in the area. For a price, you can chat with them, kill them again, or even set them free. Rumors abound of a group of men who died and freed themselves from the curse of the field, but those are just rumors.There is a place in the northern half of the city, a zone where only the dead reside in, and every few days these living dead flock to a location called the Ivory Wall, an imposing wall made of bone and ash, and every time these dead bash the walls, hoping to one day break the curse keeping their bodies alive. But no one there remembers anyone succeeding. And every year the wall seems to grow larger and larger...The former world-reknown universities and colleges in the city are still there, but their libraries now house forbidden knowledge and are closely guarded by cultists and fanatics who seek to use that knowledge for evil gains.There are rumoros of a hellish place west of the city, where giant minotaurs and ice demons work in tandem to guard the treasures located inside their Keep of Unity, as a giant metal golem patrols outside with a large ball and chain to fend off any would-be treasure hunters.
>>39379407Canada builds a Giant Wall to keep out the giant Arctic Wolf BehemothsAnd Hawaii becomes a high tier dungeon with Ghost Warriors holding the shores from being breached by more ferocious creatures.
What happened to those nuclear silos you say? Well, they're still there, still armed, but no ones manning 'em. You heard me right, not a single soul has set foot inside those facilities that lives to tell about it today. Now, the government won't tell you any of this, but apparently there's a 'malfunction' in the mainframe where some sort of virus has hijacked the firing mechanisms and they can't seem to fix the glitch. So it's locked all the doors, cut off all communications, and basically sealed these bases shut from any outside contact. Ever hear of Dead Hand? No? Well, It's like that, but entirely by accident. They've tried everything, sent god knows how many soldiers down there to their deaths, and yet it remains same as it has been. Now, by all means you can try your luck, an armed nuclear warhead would sure as hell have a lot of people paying you top dollar. Just don't expect to come out of there alive if you do go in. Only God knows what awaits you then my friend.
>>39392434I'm sorry, Dave.
>>39392495>>39392434So do you think they would be like pic related, or something else?The MAGIC!Nukes, I mean.
>>39382318STORY TIME, whether you want it or not. “Thank you all for coming. Exactly 7 days ago the United Nations lost all contact with the United States for 48 hours. Any ship that tried to enter the area was found drifting at sea near Mexico and Canada. Likewise all aircraft attempting to enter U.S. space were found stranded outside their borders. Any attempts at electronic communication failed. All attempts at radio contact failed, but were responded with this noise.” A cacophony fills the room and the delegates quickly force it off. “This noise has been analyzed and despite the claims that it has concealed whispers no message has been found. No researcher has been able to study it for more than 12 hours without demanding reassignment.” There are murmurs among the nations who were rumored to force their scientists to study the noise, although they all denied that those who listen to it too long began to act strangely. “We attempted satellite imagery, but the only thing we could see was this.” A picture is projected of dark clouds covering the nation, ending exactly where America’s national borders ended. “Any person who tried to enter the U.S. during this time were found unconscious and amnesiac a mile from where they tried to enter.”“Although we never regained satellite imagery or radio contact, eventually we were able to reenter their borders. This meeting will address what the soldiers who came back alive saw, and will discuss what we need to do from there.”Approximately 1 hour after we were able to enter the nation Canadian Special Forces attempted to fly to the Capital to see what had happened. This” the speaker says as he slides to the next image “was where the statue of liberty should have been.” America’s symbol of freedom had been replaced with an evil looking knight, whose red eyes were directed at the camera. “From this point on we will be relaying on the testimony of the sole survivor of the downed plane.”
>>39392846Who knows. It's certainly a possibility. Either way you don't want to be anywhere near it once it goes off.
>>39392891>”Downed plane?” Diplomats from all over the world begin speaking over each other demanding why they hadn’t been informed earlier, asking who downed it, each trying to appear like they had some control over the situation.Eventually they quiet down as a video of an unknown bandaged soldier is played, apparently interviewed from his hospital bed.>“Just tell us what happened, in your own words.” The video explains his name, his mission, and repeats what the U.N. speaker said until the soldier starts to talk about what he could see from his helicopter. ”I’m used to snow, but the wilderness of New York shouldn’t have been layered in it this deep during April. The most worrying thing was how silent everything was. You couldn’t see any animals, any sign of life anywhere. We were ordered to fly over New York City on the way to see how bad the damage to the city was. The first thing we noticed was the statue, at least twice as big as the real Statue of Liberty. It wasn’t facing the harbor like it should have been. No matter where we flew it looked at us with those soulless eyes. We flew closer to get a better look, and then it moved.”>“It moved?”“It swung that giant sword right at our helicopter. We started crashing immediately and the other chopper flew away to avoid being downed. We should have died. There is literally no way any of us should have survived that crash.”>”But you did.”
>>39392914“When we woke up I never would have imagined I was in New York. Somehow-again, this should be impossible-we were in what I think was once Manhatten. How we traveled that distance I don’t want to know. The city was no longer steel and glass. It was rock, brick, concrete, shattered glass, all wadded into one lump. The only way I can describe the city is like an insect hive, giant mounds covered in holes. By the time I had my bearings I realized the walls were moving. Giant man-sized insects pushing and shoving traveling across what used to be the streets of the city. Some were carrying rotting carcasses, but the majority seemed to be building the hives themselves. It was only a matter of time until one of them stumbled across us, and as soon as it did it charged. We lit it up, but that was our first mistake. It took an entire clip before that thing was down, and the juices oozing out of it ate through the floor. Then we heard them. Every single one of those damn things was charging at us. We had to choose to stay up there and definitely die, or run into the hole and probably die. I ran, and I ran and I ran and I tried to ignore the screams behind me. By the time we stopped there were only two of us. We found ourselves in something completely different. This wasn’t the spit and rock from before. This stone was crafted, and torches lit the halls. Travelling this way was better than heading back to certain death. Looking back I would have preferred the bugs.”“5 minutes in and spears shot up from the ground into our feet. Makeshift Molotov’s dropped from the ceiling. Floors dropped away, ceilings collapsed, and then I saw eyes watching us. Yellow, reptilian, filled with sadistic malice.” The soldier takes a moment to rub where his eye used to be. “They were wearing us down, waiting until we collapsed from exhaustion. We tried to shoot them, but it was a mirror and they began to laugh. I still hear it, a cross between an alligator and a hyena.
>>39392939Eventually we had to rest, and then the torches snuffed out. Then we felt stabbing pain in our thighs and feet. I didn’t want to risk shooting John, so I tried to grab where I thought they were and bashed its head against the wall. It was no bigger than a child, but I felt it biting me killed it. I heard John’s hands clawing at the floor as they dragged him away. I knew I was next.”>The interviewer waits a few minutes before asking him what happened next, and has to ask twice before the soldier even realizes it. “It took three swings to kill it. When I heard its skull crack I felt the wall behind me fall away. I assumed it was another one of their tricks before I saw the room. It had a bed, food, and no entrance. A torch hung on every wall, and in the corner stood a hooded figure, the only thing I could see where its eyes. Apparently every damn thing in that place had eyes that glow. I could finally see what had been attacking me, although I wish I hadn’t. Imagine a crocodile the size of an 8 year old, carrying a bloody short sword. I finally realized how bad of shape I was in when I collapsed.”
>>39392963“I woke up on the bed, covered in bandages. The hooded thing was now sitting a table, covered in food. It motioned for me to sit, and for some reason I joined. I didn’t know I had moved until I was already sitting down. Its voice was a high pitched whisper as it motioned for me to eat.”>”That long rest should have done you some good. This area is a little above your level, I recommend starting from the border and working your way here next time.”“I asked it what it meant, but it would only tell me to eat and get my strength back before I had to go deeper. I starting yelling at it, but it never showed any emotion. I can’t forget it.”>”I’ll give you a path to the very bottom of the dungeon, where you’ll be able to find an exit. Look for a glowing blue orb, although you shouldn’t touch any of the treasure.”“It winked at me, and handed me a bag. Food, water, rope, and a ten foot pole.”>”Always need one of those.”“was the only reason I could get out of it. Eventually I stood up, and despite everything I had been through wasn’t in any pain. Before I could ask it anything else it snapped its fingers and I started to fall through the floor. It wasn’t joking about that tunnel, I must have slide for over an hour. I started hearing things. Screams of pain. Scream of ecstasy. Chanting that sounded like prayer. The sounds of hundreds of beings walking in the tunnels around me, waiting for me. Waiting for me to exit the tunnel so they could do to me what they did to my team. Some areas were so hot I felt I was in hell. Some were so cold I thought I was invading Russian in winter. Eventually I saw light, and landed on what appeared to be a marble floor.”
>>39392939>>39392963>>39392914>>39392988It's p good so far, but your soldier is talking like a writer instead of a soldier
>>39392988“I was surrounded by mountains of gold. I don’t mean that as an exaggeration, I mean I was terrified one of those piles was going to collapse and drown me in a sea of metal. Scrooge McDuck would have felt like I pauper in their presence. That wasn’t the scary part though. The scary part was the dragon sleeping of top of it.”>”Dragon? Are you sure you weren’t seeing things?”“It’s hard to imagine a 10 ton winged lizard being anything else. Its head was bigger than a tank. After what felt like an eternity I found the orb, naturally under the damn thing’s tail. I fished it out with the 10-foot-pole when a pile of the treasure began to fall my way. By the time I was on my feet it was beginning to move, and I couldn’t find the orb. I hide, I ran, I dug. By the time its eyes fell on me I so afraid I began wishing I was dead. You can’t comprehend what it’s like to be in this thing’s presence without having been there. Just as it opened its mouth I saw two things. The first was the orb. The second was fire in the back of the monster’s throat. I grabbed the orb having no idea what it would do, only to wake up in my bed. I thought it was a dream until I saw that everything I was touching came with me. I was covered in gold, mediaeval weapons, stuff out of a Lord of the Rings movie. I found out I had been declared dead with the rest of my team.”>The rest of the film is a series of medical tests proving the soldier’s sanity and that he thought he was telling the truth. It ends with one final cut to him.“We didn’t survive that crash on accident. Those bastards wanted us to land there”.
>>39393013>It takes thirty minutes of discussion before the delegates are satisfied that this isn’t a cruel joke. By the time everything I settled the speaker has a common sack in his hand. “Inside of this bad is everything recovered from the patient’s home.”>The speaker opens the mouth of the bag and dumps the contents on the floor, a pile of gold and items the size of couch.“As you can guess, this bag was also one of the recovered items. Somehow this bag can contain a seemingly infinite amount of items inside of it. Also recovered were a sword made of a never before seen alloy stronger than anything known to man, and a red crystal capable of powering an entire city. We must discuss what all of this means.>Hours pass as each delegate agrees that this new America is too dangerous, that they must work together to recover any survivors. Before the next day each nation were sending in teams to try and reclaim the nation’s treasures first. Somewhere a hooded figure laughs. >>39393007 I don't know how to talk like a soldier. I barely know how to talk as a writer.
>>39393030For an example>The city was no longer steel and glass.A soldier wouldn't say this. Nobody would say this. They'd say>There weren't any buildings anymore
>>39393030>>39393013>>39392988>>39392963>>39392939>>39392914I liked it!
>>39393056Duly noted. Thank you for the constructive criticism. All advice from all anons appreciated.
>>39393087Ever read World War Z? There's a bit where a soldier is being interviewed about a battle and he sounds very genuine. A bit too vulgar for your after-action report, but the interview takes place years after so it makes sense.
The State of Washington has become a strange place. It ever was, to those who studied it, but now the dichotomy of the state is even more apparent.The Western side of the Cascades has grown to Sea-Attle, the Merfolk Capital of the Pacifican Empire, opposing the Atlanteans. Beyond its salt soaked thoroughfares and watery ways, the land is rich and green, populated by Sasquatch, Thunderbirds, Werewolves, and other beasts of the untamed wilds. Though the Red Mound Stronghold of the Dwarves is a bastion of magical and pseudo-technological power, home of the Boering Clan, the Mirocfost, and the Wise Ones of The Coast. Crossing the mountains can be perilous, as they serve as nesting grounds for the mighty thunderbirds, and are plagued by wendigos, and hidden homes of the Sasquatch. Some venture through the Dwarven tunnels to avoid the frequently-closed and dangerous passes.On the other side, it's a different world. The tight woods become rolling hills, carved by ancient glaciers. the land is wide and clear, and tended by farmers. But not just any farmers. The land is notable for having few of the great beasts of the plains. No bison run here, nor imported horses. No, this is a land of Squirrels, Chipmunks, Marmots, and Rabbits. So to have the people changed. They are known as the Firbolds, and are clear cousins of the Kobold, but where the kobold is scaled and paranoid, building traps, the Firbold is furred, and while still skittish, relies on speed instead of cunning. They are master sprinters, and adept and making hidey holes both for themselves, and the many foodstuffs they grow and store for later, whether to consume themselves in the brutal winters, or trade to others. The firbold shun the eclectic nature of the West, viewing the creatures therein as self-absorbed, and too dedicated to high minded magics and spirits than the simple pleasures of the Earth.(cont)
I imagine one of the first things that would happen is the UN sending in their inefficient forces in to capture the US's nuclear weapon stockpile, as no one would trust the Monstermericans, followed by every other nation that could either to get them out of the hands of the monsters, or for greed.But little do they know the extend of the change, of course even the nuclear arsenal would be effected. Warheads now turned to orbs that call forth Atomic Elementals should they be broken.
>>39393154One territory of the East differs from the rest: the settlement of Pulled-Man. Where dwell the Cougaren. A fierce band of cat-like creatures, the Cougaren are raiders of the stockpiles of the Firbold. They are known for having unceasing appetites, but are not terrible enemies for the intrepid party: their fierce combative attitude is belied by relatively weak fighting presence. Their bark, such as it is, is far more aggravating than their bite. In fact, their fierce nature seems to be more self-aggrandizement, for defeating relatively weak foes. Their culture is not unlike ancient Vikings: they will descend upon a town, take what they can, and return to Pulled-Man to indulge in their loot. Most notable of their settlement is that the creatures have made quite a few wineries, breweries, and even orchards for hard cider. The Cougaren are heavy drinkers, and the older members settle for tending such enterprises rather than join the raiding lifestyle.Cougaren can be seen in other settlements and cities through the lands, for they are often quite adept hawkers for various wares, their loud cries common in markets across the land. It is known that they cheer their brethren on sight, speaking in their tongue, and boasting of their people's many (mostly unnotable) successes.>TFW Cougaren.
Archive? This shit's pretty good
>>39393138Haven't, but I'll check it out.>>39393066Wrote it for you Anon.
>>39393286The auto-archive saves us all.
>>39393249Still a little too scaly, but that's pretty right. Imagine something between that and older Alvin and the Chipmunks, and you've got it.
>>39393218I kind of touched on that here >>39392434 where it's simply another dungeon albeit a more dangerous one but I like that idea too. Maybe the new US government sends out witches and warlocks out to shoot down any trespassers of American airspace so any attempt at tactical insertion would be impossible, therefor they need to hire gullible adventurers to go in and die for those Nukes.
>>39393298http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39373864/It doesn't last forever
Might actually need a new thread soon...
>>39392988>”That long rest should have done you some good. This area is a little above your level, I recommend starting from the border and working your way here next time.”Nah, dont reference RPG shit. That's stupid. Otherwise, good job
>>39393546That's the joke. It's a kobold, which, noted at the top of the thread, means it used to be a Basement Dwelling Nerd.So it's actually treating this like the guy's an adventurer, and it's some helpful NPC.I'd hope that, were I a kobold, I could throw out the self awareness of "Ha, just fucking with you. Vancian casting is for nerds!" Thus confusing the guy even more.
>>39393672Actually it was meant to be a generic dungeonmaster stand in.
Ahh, Railroads. Nothing quite like the sight of a solitary train chugging along an open plain. Now, for one thing, trains nowadays contain treasure, and lots of it. With planes becoming hard to maintain with the magical weather patterns and trucks now more than ever subject to bandits, the humble train has once again become the main way for one to both get around and move loot around the country. Now, these trains can be pretty heavily guarded, so expect stiff resistance going in. Oh, and derailing it won't work, the trains themselves run on souls so they have a little bit of a vengeful personality if they get attacked; and well I've never seen a group of men go from shocked to bloody paste faster in my life. Lot's of former train robbers from the old days guarding them as reanimated dead apparently. Guess it takes one to know one. Also watch out for any "Phantom Trains" that you may hear, those be bad omens. Oh and last thing, out in West Virginia apart from the Hog-billies you'll find an abandoned tunnel by the name of Big Bend. Go there late at night and you can hear the ghost of old John Henry still hitting that rock with his hammer, go down there on a full moon and you'll find that those Phantom Trains you've been hearing have a station below ground for Americas "elderly" population live in the wonderful city of Necriopolis. It's like the 1800's down there in style, and you'll find that the Tomb-mansions owned by cats like J.P Morgan and John D. Rockefeller are pretty extensive, and house quite the haul.
For the last century, the most popular potions and elixirs in the UDA have been brewed in Atlanta.Be it the rooted alchemical taste of Coca-Cola, or the magical and oh-so-genocidal tang of faerie wings in Sprite, these Alchemists have been some of the richest.>>39394065Well, they could always use the Interstate or the Plane of Planes:>>39388972>>39389666I like it, though! It's a really good idea.
>>39394141Other methods aren't exactly the safest or most applicable for transporting large amounts of loot. Plane of Planes is expensive for the trans-dimensional fare you need to pay, and the Interstate has some unsavory characters within it. It'd take some serious guts to try and rob a train head on.
>>39393030I like it. Any more writefags around?
This really needs a new thread.
>>New ThreadSorry about messing up the name