About the Game

Dystopia Rising SoCal is the Los Angeles chapter of the networked Dystopia Rising LARP game series.

Dystopia Rising is a role playing game that takes place in a post apocalyptic world, long after the fall of civilization to a worldwide zombie plague. This world, many generations after the Fall, takes place in a new dark age where the remains of lost cultures linger in a world without direction. No global governments survived, no armed police to serve and protect, no organized educational systems, and no guidance to pull the world out of the spiral it has fallen into. The world is a dark, dangerous place where humanity is as much of a threat to existence as the undead horde is.

Dystopia Rising is a game that is not centered on the undead. It is a game that is centered on what becomes of the human condition when forced into an environment where survival could very well be your only concern. Do you decide to become a ruthless warlord, an amoral sociopath, or a monster much uglier inside than any zombie is on the outside? Perhaps you take the high road as a nameless wanderer, find higher purpose in faith, or do everything you can to force civility into a chaotic world. No one can tell you what you will do other than your own conscience. The world died many generations ago, and it is your turn to build the new world from the ashes.

Settlement Information For D.R. SoCal

If you were to travel across the Merican continent to the northwest of Vegasia and south of the Rust Coast and then traveled as far West as you could, eventually you would find yourself in the territory known as the Coast of the Fallen Angels. Here, looking out over the oceans of misery, hundreds of small settlements have sprouted up along the coastline. Each settlement, as colorful and eccentric as the people who reside within them, marks a territory held for generations. It is said that when the Fall of Man happened, the ground of the Fallen Angels shook so tremendously that it fractured. These fractures, becoming new rivers and forming new bays, also took the chosen territories of the angels and cast them out to the ocean. It is commonly said that the legendary isles of Holy-Wood can be found if the pious and devoted are willing to risk the travel into the mist filled waterways. Travel west pilgrims, and the ocean of misery will open itself up to show you the way.

The Legend of El Dorado - It's not a well-known myth, but around the Coast of Fallen Angels, particularly on the island of San Califia and the dregs of Lost Angels, there are whispers about a place beyond the infection that is thriving, safe, and life is more than mere survival. Most people don't know the way, although most people dismiss it as an urban myth or "ferry-tale," a place too good to be true... but sometimes the whispers are loud, and other times life gets too desperate. In a world rife with death and misery, perhaps the daunting trek of seeking Paradise City is worth the risk of life. So how do you find it? Maybe that gun-toting Saltwise fishmonger in the corner of the saloon, or perhaps the quiet peddler in the dank alley... they all know someone who knows someone who knows a way to get there, but it's not a straight shot: the journey could take weeks or months, lead by various contacts or "mirrors," some of which are dubious or downright scary, and sometimes they don't find you for days... and that's if you survive!

A Taste of the Signal - by our own Dr. Maze!