1. No godmodding(Being able to win and do anything with no effort, never dying, etc.)
2. Don't kill off other players' characters unless you roll dubs.
At the edges of the universe, there was something spreading. World by world were falling to a disease that ate the world, fungi that rotted away at life, and processed it into fumes of spores. Even fire and nuclear weapons couldn't stop this, it would only develop stronger, more resilient spores and fungi.
The only known source was what we now dub "The Black Cloud." The timing was almost perfect: Most of the universe was getting disturbed by the mad time-travelling wizard, Mazkertis. Whoever, or whatever created this Black Cloud, and was spreading rot, could not pick a better time. To start at the edge of the universe, on the side without the Stouttish Islands, or Knights of Keruvim, well, it was just perfect.
Of course, some people did care about this. They couldn't hope to fight Mazkertis, with his powers, or any of his allies. The Edge Systems now put a S.O.S out for anyone to help with this. Barricades were put up on the infected worlds to prevent anyone from entering, in fear of spreading the spores.
Victims of the disease slowly rot away, but a rapid exposure to spores accelerates the process to be almost instantaneous. Signs of the disease are:
-Rapid loss in color of the skin, either white or black
-Rapid loss of weight
-Strong, rancid odor coming the joints
Later stages of the disease are noted by:
-Fungus growing on the body
-Mists coming out from pores to spread spores
-Bones growing to be out of the body
-Red or Orange eyes with black sclera
In the final stages of the disease, victims are stripped of most of their flesh, with the fungus covering bone structures and emitting a constant mist of spores. They will do anything to infect others at this stage, including suicidal attacks, or eating others more easily infect them with their blood.
The disease is being called "Ghoul," right now, in reference to the infected appearances resembling gangly ghouls. Others call it the Fungal Rot, Zombies, or any other undead related words. Some individuals have an immunity to it, for unknown reasons.
[b]Name and Aliases:[/b]
Affiliations means what factions, people, or groups they have some loyalty or relevance too.
Relations is family, friends, and enemies that might be relevant.
Abilities can include supernatural powers or talents.
I am also only going to make characters in response to others, basically NPCs. There are several space stations around the infected planets, and The Black Cloud is slow enough to observe and see where it's moving to respond. My recommendation is to just start as someone going to the area to investigate, or took a contract to help. Or maybe they just have a deathwish.