Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead (Remake), Ash vs Evil Dead
This saga of movies, developed by Sam Raimi, has a few central themes. 1) There is a book called the Necronomicon that, if read, will embower a very dark entity that can release the undead, possess and convert the living into demonic beings, and perform all manners of creepy super powered feats in its endeavor to kill or enslave its foes and take over the world.
Also in the series, there has been one man who had consistently been a thorn in the side of evil. This man is Ash Williams and with the aid of his chainsaw arm (literally a chainsaw strapped onto his nub of am arm [dude lost his hand at one point]) and his boomstick (shotgun), he has taken on the Deadites (the undead legion of the evil entity behind the Necronomicon) and foiled or delayed an evil takeover time and again.
This RP would be for Original Characters only (no one is playing Ash). This would also be in a medieval setting where the book has already been read and evil has escaped its confines, releasing its horde of baddies upon the earth. You are stationed in the castle that holds the Necronomicon, a dark spellbook wrapped in the skin of humans that holds the secrets to the worst magics imaginable. Your job is to make sure that Evil never regains the tome.
Hostile encounters would start out slow, at first, before eventually avalanching into something that seems indomitable. Most of the lore will be borrowed from the Army Of Darkness installment of the series, sans Ash.
What I have not decided, yet, and something I could use suggestions on is this:
In the movie, Ash is transported from modern day back to medieval times in order to take on the Evil Dead. He brought with him some modern weapons and came equipped with modern knowledge.
What I am curious about is if people would like to play an OC that goes through the same process (Modern person in a medieval world) or if they'd prefer to skip the time traveler gimmick and just say that each player is native to that medieval place and time.
I'm not familiar with the Evil Dead series or the Army of Darkness movie. Should I still play?
Yes! If you want to, anyway. The bare bones of what you need to know is that this is a medieval setting, there are undead things about and poltergeist-esque escapades that are bound to ensue. Prior knowledge of the films or tv series is not required. If you know what zombies, monsters, swords and sorcery are, you should be fine.
I've committed to several RPs over the weekend and would likely need at least a couple of weeks before I can dedicate good time to this one but, meanwhile, I'm curious if enough interest is even there to invest in that sort of thing. Let me know!