Welcome to Umbagog, where nobody is well-adjusted.
Umbagog: Supremacy StageSupremacy
Half-Deads may now advance to Uber Half-Dead
You’re at the top. What did you do to reach this point?
Climax and resolutions
Completion of your character's first arch
More agencyWorld building
Prompts (Complete 4)
Establishing your niche within a group by assuming more responsibility. What new tasks are placed upon your shoulders now that you’ve achieved seniority. How extreme is this level of trust, and are you able to live up to it?
Diplomacy is now something demanded of you with increased frequency. You’re required to associate with other members of organizations and direct them. What’s your method of keeping everyone on the same page? Do you improve inter-group relations and to what degree?
There’s is competition for your niche. What is the capacity of the competitor to assume your role and how do you defend
Umbagog: Society StageSociety
Undead may advance to Half-Dead if they haven’t already
Who invited you and how did you get here?
Multi character interactions
Complex relationshipsSetting changes
Prompts (Complete 4)
Moving from a lonely lifestyle and back into a social one is difficult. Now you’re not only concerned for your own well-being, but the needs of others. What kind of advantages or disadvantages come with social living? What kind of difficulties?
You face a difficult moral dilemma and all options run contrary to your morals. Who is most affected by this decision? How does your moral compass adjust?
You can’t get along with everyone, even in your own head. Inevitably you’ll find yourself in conflict with something or someone. Who is this antagonist? What struggle set off this rivalry, whether it be internal or external?
Umbagog: Survival StageSurvival
Undead are below Half-Dead level at this stage.
The zombie apocalypse starts. Did you avoid infection? How?
Simple interactionsDeveloping personality, attributes and history
Mental and physical development
Prompts (Complete 3)
Undead: Do at least two challenges as a zombie before progressing to Half-Dead to determine your character’s shape.
You face a physical obstacle to your path which you must surmount. How do you continue towards your goal?
Inclement weather descends on the region and you must find clothing or shelter to defend yourself against the elements. What solution did you find or create?
How do you react to a scene of great and terrible depravity?
You meet another character (human or otherwise) and must scramble for a valued resource. How did you fare?
One of your most treasured
Uber Half-DeadsSuper-powered death machine. Oh joy. But the fun comes at a cost.
The stage above Half-Dead is achieved through the consumption of other Half-Deads in the same process a Three takes to reach Half-Dead. As many Half-Deads must be consumed as it takes to properly modify the Uber’s next mutation.
Forced consumption of Half-Deads also has a chance of initiating a feeding frenzy, after which the Half-Dead will auto-pilot consumption based on instinct.
Mutations from Half-Dead to Uber are generally less extreme than from Three to Half-Dead. The sudden appearance of ten more limbs or another head or a sharp spike in growth from weeny man to elephant-sized is unlikely if not impossible given the energy requirements. Again, Wendigo is lazy and prefers to modify what is there than to create something entirely new.
There’s no consistency in appearance between Uber Half-Deads exc
Umbagog: Halloween Challenge"That cairn in the woods is haunted."
Cameron peered at the mound Sean pointed out, beneath the oaks in the deepening gloom of the forest.
A few gasped. Most just shifted in silence, the hairs rising on the back of their necks. The Underground boys were very impressed.
Cam glared at Sean. "You're so full of shit, Sean. Everything's haunted with you. What, the zombies aren't real enough for you?"
"There are lights that flicker around it at night," Sean said with annoying solemnity. "The guards on the walltop see them. There are skulls there. Fresh ones. Anyone who goes near it dies."
"Like in that other haunted grave story of yours, where the girl sticks the knife in the grave and dies of fright when she pins her own dress? Let me guess. That one was true, too?"
Sean gave a small shrug. "I heard it was."
"Let's go," one of the Underground patrol said. Everyone was wide-eyed and pale in the oncoming dark. "Jack wants us back before nightfall."
"Dammit, you're all a bunch of babies
Umbagog Vacation Log7/5/12
We have started our journey to Umbagog. The trip took us up the White Mountain State Park area, heading north on the 93. Upon a neighbor's recommendation, we stopped at the Flume to pick up travel brochures. Being short on time, however, we decided not to enter the park itself and went on our way to Whitefield.
There is the slight chance--if you follow Miranda's challenges--that you will recognize Whitefield. Miranda was born and raised there until zombies arrived and the family left for the Community in Gorham. Whitefield, to my surprise, is actually quite a bit smaller than Gorham in spite of being a main hub for a lot of traffic coming from five directions. It circles around a small town center with a few outlying houses here and there. There's a cannon and a war memorial and a few shops and a church or two. Oh, and I think the school is K-12. Miranda must have been very bored there. We stopped for ice cream at Jack's Snack Shop (I laughed at the coincidence) and Erin
Where you make a character, break 'em, and debate whether to put them back together again (and for how long).
This post-apocalyptic world features zombies, mutant zombies, and basically-dead-inside not-zombies. Join and explore a world of psychology, horror, and hurt as we create a collective universe together centered in northern New Hampshire (renowned for its maple syrup and POTUS primary season! Oh and cold. Brutal horrifying cold).
There's no time limits on challenges. We encourage progress at your own pace with a team of ready and willing art/writing mods to guide you through stages. Talk with, about, and at other members and their characters via our Skype chat (note FablePaint for inclusion) or waffle about on your own like you did when you were a kid playing with action figures. Which was fucking rad.
What's The Hullabaloo?
Where do They All Go?
So What's the Game?
Complete Challenges to acquire rank
Official Umbagog Youtube where we collect playlists and video reference material for you, including videos of the region or just fun gory movies and biology information.
Our Tumblr where we collect any member's Tumblr-based Umbagog art and inspirations. This updates pretty regularly
Old Information Archive where Umbagog's previous challenge and structure information is stored
Umbagog Chat Room
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