Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Harsh Welcome on the Planet of the Apes


Player Characters:
Jeff Call as Brock Irving, "Don't move or this chimp gets it"
Justin Davis as Conrad "Rip" Ripper, "Is the atmosphere breathable? I check the science stuff"
Billy Longino as Olsen Potter Graves, "Give that monkey a banana"
Lester B. Portly as Eddy Woodward, "They finally did it"
Jason Sholtis as Francis LaCava, "My God...They're communists."
And introducing:
Jarrett Crader as Aurelius, "But I must see it!'

Nonplayer Characters:
Ted Cassidy as Eezaya
? as Gorilla Sergeant Pullo
? as Gorilla Sergeant Vorenus
Mariette Hartley as Lyra-7
Alex Cord as Dylan-14

Synopsis: The astronauts land on the post-apocalyptic Earth, heading for their former base in Carlsbad Caverns. They are shocked to discover a group of talking apes--and a human thrall! After a tense standoff, they capture the gorrilla soldiers. With a chimpanzee hostage/companion they arrive at the ancient installation and are surprised to find it still inhabited by people who call themselves PAX.

At last, some apes on the Planet of the Apes! I used (modified) versions of the stats from Fight On! #12 for Apen by Andrew Trent.

The apes claim to be from a place called Terminus City but were a splinter contingent of an archeological expedition some distance to the north led by the ever-curious Dr. Georgius. He has with him a platoon of gorilla soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Perdix. The captured Vorenus threatens the astronauts with retaliation by a Colonel Salaco and possibly the human-hating General Orcus. Are these idle threats? We'll see.

The astronauts landed there ship in the area of what once was Whites City, New Mexico, but their is no sign of human habitation now.

Eezaya first appeared to be a meek slave to the apes but he claims to be a warrior of a tribe along the "ancient border" to the South. He plans to unite his people with their human enemies against the ape invaders. By Eezaya's appearance we might think he is a descendant of the "White Comanche" Izaiah as depicted in the pilot films Genesis II and Planet Earth.

The current inhabitants of Continental Command at Carlsbad Caverns look a lot like inhabitants back in 2133, as depicted in Genesis II (including unfashionable jumpsuits). They even have similar names. Probably just a coincidence, though.

1 comment:

Jim Shelley said...

While I'm sure this was a lot of fun to play, it would be even better to watch! Get on the phone with Netflix stat!