I have an idea for a unique Steampunk Apocalypse Game set in an alternate world much different from our own. The world will be called Albion. Albion is slightly more advanced, and slightly less advanced than ours is.
Albion launched into there Industrial Revolution some 200 years ago, however in their ambition to improve technology they tried something very dangerous. They tried to create a new power source. They created a new power source called Banenite (often called Bane for short) At first Bane was an excellent power source, machines were faster, and more efficient. And it was long lasting, it took months before a Bane Pack became depleted. However, what Albion didn’t expect was the danger involved with Using it. Bane was a highly volatile power source, and if it came into direct contact with humans. The effects were catastrophic. Humans first learned in the 1st factory explosion of 507 that was caused by keeping a oversupply of Bane in such a cramped environment. The Banenite exploded spontaneously, and covered all the workers. Most of the workers died from the explosion, but the ones that lived became something else. Something not human, the Bane mutated them into different beings. The changes were different for each of them. Some were mostly unaffected, and had just been disfigured from the mutation. They would have a noticeably abnormal feature about them. Perhaps a curved nose, that resembled a birds beak. Or enlarged eyes and pupils that resembled that of an owl. These transformations were only slight compared to others, and mostly harmless.
However most we’re not so fortunate. Others went upon more drastic transformations. Their entire body morphed, and gained animalistic traits. It is more accurately to describe them as half human, and half animal after what they went through. Some became half bat, and some half crocodile, some even half dog. The ranges were endless. And whatever animal they were transformed into, they likewise gained the habits, an abilities of them as well. This type of transformation became known as a Stage two transformation.
The final mutation seen, was by far the worst mutation there was. This was the Stage three mutation. Victims were mutated into horrible monsters. They grew twice in size, and became very violent. They skin changed, they she’d all hair on their body, and their muscles were enlarged to bulky masses. They fingers were lengthened and they grew sharp claws. Also there facial features changed the most. The no longer had eyes anymore, were they eyes had been now there was two long slits across their face. From their habits, it seemed that these slits doubled as both eyes, and a nose. And their jaw became detachable, to open their mouth wider, revealing a large multiple rows of fangs that descend down their throat in a spiral pattern. These horrible grotesque creatures became known as Null.
This is what started the Apocalypse, this new threat and terror of These Null creatures appearing all across Albion. Now the people struggled everyday, they built walls to keep the Null out, but that also meant it kept them separated from others. And from food sources as well. Also, Albion has been forced to rely on the Bane again, as it seems that the only thing that can kill the Null is the Bane itself. The very thing that destroyed their lives, is also the thing that they must use to rebuild it. Major cities appeared in Albion, they became known as Sanctuaries. These Sanctuaries were home to all, except the Null. This is the world now. This is your world now. How will you survive, or how will you thrive.