It’s Monday – that means it’s Metaverse Day! Join us tonight at 6PM PT for the return of our original RPG livestream, MASTERS OF THE METAVERSE, exclusively on http://twitch.tv/zombieorpheus!
If you’ve never seen the show – don’t worry! This is the perfect time to jump in and experience the ZOE storytelling you’ve come to know and love. And if you’re hankering for more backstory, check out the ZOE Wiki and the Masters Of The Metaverse section for a complete crash course in all things Metaverse related. After the show, come by the ZOE Discord to chat, ask questions, and hang out with other ZOE fans.
Last Monday, the latest arc of PROJECT: METAVERSE ended in ways no one saw coming. Jesse James is alone in the dining hall early in the morning when she hears that Robert Ford is making a run for it. Rushing after him, she is confronted by the ghost of her brother Frank, who warns her that she is riding into an ambush.
The others gather at breakfast, waiting for Billi to arrive so that they can go off on their treasure hunt. When they go to her room, they find that TOM is no longer sharing an avatar with Andi and that they are now $10,000 richer. It appears that Billi robbed, and subsequently destroyed, one of the nearby hotels.
With enough money to now enter the poker tournament, the crew heads off to Custer’s welcome party. At the event, they meet a few unsavory characters, like a necromancer and J.M. Browning, as well as making peace with others – namely Robert Ford. They also pass on the message from Samuel Clemmons, to which Custer seems less than impressed. Billi is visited by the spirits of her dead friends, who lead her to a secret passageway inlaid with silver that leads down to the basement of the Alamo. The day of the tournament arrives and the group convenes for a final strategy session.
TOM offers several pieces of advice – he notes that Robert Ford is Jesse James’ destiny and that she should follow her destiny. Doc Holiday’s job is to get everyone to the poker tournament. Billi needs to get to the basement of the Alamo. Brony is trying to help John Hardin do the right thing and turn his life around. He no longer cares about points, much to TOM’s approval. TOM also notes that the local population is quite strange, leading the others to realize that there is a distinct lack of wildlife – and that everyone in town is a werewolf.
Once at the poker game, Doc sits down at the table and is greeted by the ghost of his friend Wyatt Earp. Earp proceeds to help him know when to fold and when to hold as Billi, Jesse, and John attempt to set up some distractions and get into the basement unnoticed. Things proceed as well as can be expected until J.M. Browning tries to gun down the entire room, only to have his guns fire confetti instead. Chaos ensues and the team breaks into the basement.
Once there, they discover that it is in fact a tomb to Davy Crockett and Kit Bowie, adorned and filled with silver. And it’s a good thing too, as the entire upstairs is now filled with werewolves that are heading down the steps. The crew makes a valiant effort but are soon overrun. They manage to take out many of the lesser werewolves including the leader of the pack, George Custer, but it’s too late. One by one the avatars fall and their pilots go offline. The last thing we see is the devil in the form of Wyatt Earp reaching out a hand to Doc Holiday saying, “You didn’t think it would be that easy, did you Doc?”
MASTERS OF THE METAVERSE is an RPG set in a world completely designed and created by Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. In it, players control two characters: a pilot and an avatar. Each one gives the players different skills and abilities – but the catch is they can only access one at a time. The setting is unique and changes with each story arc. So far, we’ve visited a city of superheroes, an old west setting with zombies, magical space princesses, an alien invasion, and even spent some time in the world of Fartherall.