WIP Feralware: Hell Creek

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  1. Viergacht

    Viergacht Thunderdragon Roleplaying LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    That's just a working title, I might change it to something more blatantly dinosaur-y later on.

    Basically, think a LitRPG version of Jurassic Park (I was inspired by watching this vid of all the JP games )

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    Takes place in the near-future. An unexpected leap in computing has made virtual reality/near-AI much more available to the general public and also kindled an economic boom and upswing of interest in science. A prestigious American museum is debuting its newest attraction: a game that lets visitors tour a fantastically realistic virtual replica of the Hell Creek Formation, a late Cretaceous gathering of some of the best known dinosaurs, including T. rex, Triceratops, and Dakotaraptor (a species that was actually the size of the JP raptors - the real Velociraptor was the size of a small dog).

    At the opening ceremony, the group of schoolchildren who won the contest to be the first users strap in, log on . . . and can’t log out. Officials struggle to keep the attendants from panicing and spreading the word that the program has been hacked, and they’re locked out. No one knows what’s going on inside the virtual reality, but everyone fears the worst - especially after one of the kids suffers a deadly seizure that seems to prove if their avatar dies, they die in the real world, too.

    The Main Character is not a gamer, but a paleontologist, and is drafted by the museum to accompany a rescue party into the dinosaur world and keep everyone alive while programmers race to fix the program from the outside. But this proves to be harder than they think . . . the dinosaurs have been reprogrammed to be unusually aggressive, and the MC suspects a particularly vicious and persistent Dakotaraptor pack might have human controllers. Then there's the greater mystery of who did this, and why? The original programmer who was angry his game was bought out and “dumbed down”? Someone with a vendetta against one of the kids’ parents? An angry creationist? A museum worker upset that good honest fossils are being ignored for glitz and technology?
     
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  2. Alara Branwen

    Alara Branwen Level 11 (Thief) LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    If you write this I think you're probably going to have a real winner.
     
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    VRRanger Level 12 (Rogue) Roleplaying Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    can you please have one of the kids become a dinosaur wild shaping Druid? pretty please...
     
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  4. Viergacht

    Viergacht Thunderdragon Roleplaying LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    There are definitely going to be players turning into dinosaurs ;)
     
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