Hello and Welcome New Players!
We have an online rulebook you can download and read. You can sign up for DriveThruRPG with your Facebook account and get a PDF copy of the rulebook for free!
Make sure to check out the “Event Recaps” under the “Ingame Information” tab of our website. There you will find recaps of what has been happening in the past of our events that you are allowed to know in-game. This prevents you from “coming in blind.” (But, feel free to come in not knowing anything as your character if you want to!)
Other than that, here’s a bit of information you should know:
The different types of characters you can play in Dystopia Rising are known as “Strains”. Every chapter has a list of Strains that are Common, Uncommon, Rare and Banned. Each Chapter has a different set of which strains are Common, Uncommon, Rare and Banned. This is to create a more immersive world that shows sometimes Strains populate more in different areas than others. We’re going to go into detail here what that means for you!
Common Strains are open for anyone and everyone to create a character from. If you’re home game is here with us, all of these Strains are our common Strains!
Nation of Accensor
Uncommon Strains means these types of people pop up in our world occasionally, but they aren’t as easy to see around. If you want to play an Uncommon Strain it will require an approval of your Character’s Costume AND Background Story just so we can make sure you have an understanding of how these Strains work. You can submit your application for an Uncommon Strain by e-mailing DRPennStaff@gmail.com We must see your full costume on your body in order to approve it. If you’re home game is here with us, all of these Strains are our Uncommon Strains!
Rare Strains means that, while not impossible, seeing this type of person in DRPA will be incredibly rare as their strain was not known to settle in these parts of town. If you want to play a Rare Strain it will require an approval of your Character’s Costume AND Background Story just so we can make sure you have an understanding of how these Strains work. Rare Strains will also require an expenditure of 200 AP points, which are earned from donated time as an NPC, helpful tasks, or donated items while at an event. We can only approve of one person to play a type of a Rare Strain per one hundred players. This means if we have one hundred locals and there is already an Diesel Jock in play we can only approve another Diesel Jock once there is two hundred locals total. If you’re home game is here with us, all of these Strains are our Rare Strains!
Banned Strains per settlement only means that these types of Strains will never be able to be local to Dystopia Rising Pittsburgh. This does not mean if you are playing one of these Strains, and are local to another chapter, that you can not visit us. It purely means that no character of these Strains is home to us. Seeing these strains in our world is incredibly rare, as they’re all travelers!