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Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:45 pm
  

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Calgary, Alberta. One of the biggest rifts in the world opens up and drops a hell's legion full of demons. I am demon food.

Where I grew up is the Qu'Appelle Valley area of Saskatchewan. That fares a lot better by RIFTS standards. We're used to cold so we might actually weather the multiple nuclear winters. But being stuck between the Bug Swarms of Manitoba to the east and the Demons to the west... it wouldn't be a picnic by any stretch of the imagination.

At least we'd be right next to Regina, which in RIFTS Canada is the home of the Tundra Rangers!


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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:43 am
  

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An hour and a half north of Lazlo, sheltered harbour town on southern Georgian Bay, Nothing but smooth sailing until the raiding parties/pirates come to rape and pillage our farming community. next door we have Midland Ontario home of an optics factory for the military might of had some M.D. structures to fall back on.


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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:15 pm
  

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ManOfAction wrote:
An hour and a half north of Lazlo, sheltered harbour town on southern Georgian Bay, Nothing but smooth sailing until the raiding parties/pirates come to rape and pillage our farming community. next door we have Midland Ontario home of an optics factory for the military might of had some M.D. structures to fall back on.


Maybe the Angels of Penetanguishene will protect the town from the worst that the coming of the Rifts has to offer. Plus, the Naval and Military establishments have a couple of tall ships for defense against pirates.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:06 pm
  

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I would assume that my home town of Decatur, AL would survive to some degree or another. It and the nearby city of Hunstville become the core of Golden Age Weaponsmiths. In my Chaos Earth campaign my players are the remains of a NEMA unit stationed at Redstone Arsenal. That campaign will set-up my Rifts campaign, set in the same area, where the heros find the remains of the Arsenal and become the folks who help to establish G.A. Weaponsmiths.

How much of Decatur/Huntsville survives will be decided by the Chaos Earth campaign!


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I live outside of trenton newjersey . . .so not very well but it could be worse

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:32 am
  

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Denver.

Supposedly the Yellowstone Caldera is going full VEI-8 within a day of the onset of the event. 10m of ashfall, anyone?

So...if I'm still alive in 2098, and there's any hints of laser reflective battlesuits packing huge railguns destroying a third world city anywhere near 2090, I'm gonna move. I'm thinking Luna City on the Moon will be nice this time of year. :D


Prevailing winds must have been moving west-to-east at the time, otherwise the survivors from the Front Range Urban Corridor would not have fled northward towards the ashfall! Yet that is exactly what they did. So presumably Greeley was not as badly impacted.

Presumably nobody from NORAD or the Air Force Academy survived, otherwise they might have led survivors south to the Lone Star military complex. Can you imagine how different the history of North America would be if somebody found the empty, but intact, base immediately after the Great Cataclysm?


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Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:40 pm
  

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Atlanta burned from riots and an earthquake with it's aftershocks (as of 2014, the faultline the city sits on/near is 300+ years overdue for a quake). I was born there, and grew up in Blue Ridge, Georgia, on the state frontiers of Ga, Tn, and NC... Fadetownville...

Personally, I was hoping Yoho would not have had Atlanta burn a second time.... Oh, well...

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Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:57 pm
  

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Tucson, AZ. Lease I Know NEMA will have a huge presence at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. I figure they will have the SAMAS equivalent of Angel Thunder and the A-10's. Hope we survive those big nukes pointed at the Silos and Boneyards.



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Hmmmm well seeing as Palladium has been annoyingly silent on the state of Pa. It would be difficult to say. No major fault lines near Pittsburgh, maybe a small quiet one, far from the coast... I suspect down town would suffer, the surrounding neighborhoods would probably fare better, I assume there would be damage but most of the surrounding neighborhoods are not as built up. Rivers would probably surge but that would likely only effect the neighborhoods on the water.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:43 pm
  

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I live in central North Dakota. If the world wide earthquakes are severe enough it would turn the soil here into a near liquid state which would cause the houses to sink. Then they would be buried under 15 feet of ash so things would not go well for me. Especially when you factor in the breathing difficulties all of that ash would cause. I'd say my chances of survival are extremely low.


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Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:04 am
  

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I'm out of the bay area and in Southern Oregon. My Kin in Norcal are all out of the Tsunami zones so they should be fine.

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I live in the Vancouver area of BC and judgung by the way the coast looks like and knowing that the city I'm in needs dykes to keep the water out, I'd say it is looking to be mighty wet where I live. Casualties would likely approach 100%.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:40 pm
  

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I live in Green valley, AZ. I'll probably be able to survive for a while.


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Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:23 am
  

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I'm in the Magic Zone, near the TN/KY border. Best hope is that enough of the rednecks around gain powers (magic, or psychic) to hold out for awhile. I'm part Cherokee, so maybe that would help me. Who knows, we might be some of the founders of Psyscape.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:49 pm
  

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Top edge of the Prairies. Middle of the continent. Covered in Ice and Snow with ash mixed in.

Kind of an average Christmas but with forest fires.

We all good ;)

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:13 am
  

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Comment: Mondos non cogitarus, Consilium!
Long Island fares about the same as the rest of the New York inlet; Fire Island & Jones Beach, holding their biggest concerts in history at that moment, are subsumed by the far end of the tsunami that hit the city proper, with the added bonus of water traveling from the strike that hit Queens flowing right through Nassau county and smacking into itself like a pair of open hands closing in a single clap. The sound rolls across the island like a pulled zipper-line, deafening all in it's path before being crushed by the two halves as it travels almost at an angle north-northeast, gouging land, homes and everything else in it's path. although the wave does eventually end by the time it hits the north-shore area of StonyBrook, the University there is not spared devastation from the sound-clap; it travels far past that point well into Vermont.
Like that of Manhattan and Queens, the worst part came after, as the demons, the nightmarish creatures, the insane, and far, FAR worse swarmed through the wreckage......

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Unread postPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:22 am
  

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Well I live in Richmond kentucky....and was born in dayton Ohio.... both of which are in the magic zone if I am not mastaken. Now as a practising druid I might well be ok. and I think we would only be under about half a metter of ash and in farm contry wonce the wenter ended we should be haveing bumper corps...

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Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:02 pm
  

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Gwinn/KI Sawyer Michigan, an hour away from what is Ishpeming, Northern Gun...so I'm guessing pretty well.


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Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:57 pm
  

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Jasper, Alberta.

Nestled in a mountain valley, it is possible that it could survive the Great Cataclysm without too much trouble. While there is some minor volcanic activity in the area (hot springs about an hour drive away), it is unknown if it would erupt as a full blown volcano. Even the Yellowstone eruption isn't likely to put much ash into the area as the prevailing winds could push most of that to the east (weather here can be a little unpredictable). Though there is likely to be some geological upheavals (the Rockies of Rifts are supposedly higher than they were before the Cataclysm), it is unknown just how much will be in the area.

Food may be a problem as there isn't much farming in the area (national park), but there is plenty of game animals to hunt, so that probably wouldn't be too big of a problem.

The biggest problem is likely to be from the Ley Lines themselves as the Rocky Mountains are supposedly thick with them. I don't know of any places near by with any kind of mystic significance so it is possible we are sufficiently far enough from any for them to be an immediate problem... but it is likely that there will be an influx of monstrous or demonic beings... or at least regular raids. Unfortunately, do to being inside a national park, the likelihood of having advanced weaponry to defend ourselves is slim.

The mountains will likely hide us from major threats, such as the rifts in Calgary (about 5 or 6 hours away by car along roads that are likely impassible during these upheavals)... at least for a time. As with other supernatural threats, there will likely be raids by the demons from there in the years to come.

That said, it is possible that Jasper survives the Coming of the Rifts... due to the relatively isolated area in which it is in. The people will likely adopt a more primitive... hunter/gatherer existence at least until a decent spring comes to allow for farming. Raids by some monsters and such will likely be brutal, but possibly not completely devastating. Without access to high technology, it is possible that people may learn to rely on magic and psionics... given that the area is likely rich with magic (even if ley lines aren't that close).

Not sure exactly when the Cyber-Knights (or at least Lord Coake) or the Cyber-Centaurs of Ixion appear, but rumors put the appearance of both relatively close (the latter in BC, while the former was likely somewhere along the Rockies... probably a little further south though). Not sure what the Jasper survivors would be like by this time... if they have managed to create some sort of settlement or abandoned the townsite for a nomadic existence... but with the arrival of these potential allies to the area, the chances of a permanent settlement (or staging area/listening post against Calgary) is reasonably good.

In short, while Jasper will likely suffer just as much as any other area on the planet... it is possible that it could weather the storm... at least for a time. Would it make it to the Post Apocalyptic Calendar and be a thriving community in Rifts Earth? Unknown... but possibly.

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:22 pm
  

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Flattened, then drowned in ash.

Keokuk, IA. Southeast tip of the state. First we get flattened by a mystically enhanced quake from the fault line south of here, and then we get buried under fifty feet of ash.

Humorously, my mom's place, about 25 miles NE of here, along the southern end of the already hyper-fertile farm zone, wouldn't really have to worry about the quake (barring Act of God stuff), and the region is salted with underground shelters from the 1950's. Their survival depends on how long the fimbrul winter lasts.


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My hometown's got a Marine Reserve Center, so there's the possibility of some NEMA firepower being stocked there...on the other hand, it's right in the middle of Connecticut...either the monster hordes liberated by the deaths of the big cities around us get us, fleeing refugees strip the place clean, or the local terrain channels the Atlantis tidal wave up and over us.... :(
Been nice knowing you guys...

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Unread postPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:03 pm
  

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San Bernardino less 100 miles LA; Gone


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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:07 pm
  

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Judging from the Madhaven book, some remnants survive, probably just buildings inundated by the flood.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:59 am
  

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Oklahoma City.

There's basically nothing written anywhere about what happened to the cities of the Great Plains. We just know they're gone. There are no ley lines around, no real major fault lines, we're decently far from Yellowstone, and the ocean is nowhere near us. And yet, there's still nothing here by the time of Rifts.

I'm guessing super-tornadoes. Massive super-tornadoes 50 miles wide with 1000 mph wind.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:35 am
  

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i'm just north of Vancouver wa, which means most likely, fire, volcano's tsunami's and if we survive all that ... eventually the reachers of the deep likely clean up, although it might not be as bad as I am thinking but its likely pretty bad.


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(Just revisiting this thread, had a further idea.....)
Beyond the eastern most reaches of Long island, well past Islip, Northport & Bohemia, the waters seemed to lose much of their initial strength. Most homes suffer damage but do not collapse, thanks to reinforcements & rebuilds from several previous storms that did similar but not as intense damage. Surprising, those living in Montauk & the Hamptons not only survived, but provided aide for those fleeing refugees that made it that far.
Then the monsters came. As they swept through the towns, destroying & killing, a number of newly-minted psychics and magic-wielders coalesced into a loose 'defense force', using the very energies used by the nightmares against them. This gave some stalwart citizens the chance to fight back, using whatever was available. At first, it seemed too little, too late...but soon the evil onslaught began to be routed. A significant victory at the besieged town of Mastic-Shirley, by the combined forces of local police, National Guard reservists, ordinary citizenry, psychics and magic-users, routed a sizable cluster of demons and drove them clear of the town. Word spread quickly to the other towns, and soon they formed their own 'Auxiliary Divisions', named after the citizen police force.
What surprised many, even out as far as Montauk, that the vacationing 'glitterati' that owned the palatial homes out on the Island opened their doors and shared their homes with the fleeing & wounded, converting their expensive mansions reserved only for spectacular parties into makeshift hospitals, shelters and defensive fortifications. Stored foods were quickly re-distributed to the needy, 'concierge' or private doctors gladly volunteered their services, and fishermen braved the now dangerous waters for resources.
Despite the loss of electricity, many of the towns and people weathered the apparent apocalypse intact.

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... only to have their descendants enslaved by the Splugorth a century later. ;)

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I'm originally from New England so everything there is gone, I also lived in Denver and up by the ski resorts in the mountains along the I-70 corridor. I also found out the Buffalo mountain in Silverthorne, Colorado is also a volcano (currently dormant) so in addition to Yellowstone, Buffalo would obliterate the I-70 corridor and the mountain communities along with it. According to the book NORAD was wiped out by the Yellowstone eruption, but even assuming it survived there's the demon invasion to deal with too.
(Let's not forget the NINE eruptions along the west coast as well).

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Braden Campbell wrote:
... only to have their descendants enslaved by the Splugorth a century later. ;)


Sadly true. A few of the offspring of the Hamptons 'glitterati', raised on horrific stories of the first days of survival, and some witnessing first hand further assaults, made secret contact with a few Splugorth Slaver teams, offering to trade the 'rank & file' for a recapturing of their ancestors' "rightful ascendance" on the social food chain. The Slaver Lords quickly agreed.....
Then swept in & enslaved everyone. Those that resisted were blasted to gooey clouds of red paste, and they were the fortunate. The rest that showed any marketable value were quickly enslaved & sent off to the markets.
What few towns stood against the Apocalypse not a century before were quickly taken, gutted, stripped and left to rot. Eastern Long island is nothing more than a overgrown, forgotten zone of forgotten times, with a few patrols of various dee-bees trying to ferret out any feral humans & wildlife to relieve the boredom of having to sweep through the areas.

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