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, we rejoined our pilots in New York City as they uncovered more secrets. Told by an anonymous source that Colonel Jaxun’s son is in danger and needs to be rescued, Bruno Hamilton races toward New York City. Careening to a stop next to them, Bruno orders Aquamarine and Crash to get into his car. They do so, with Program assassins in hot pursuit. They are soon joined by Thomas (much to Bruno’s confusion), and the team manages to fight off their attackers through skills that don’t make much sense to Bruno. After switching cars, they have a chance to regroup and Bruno fills them in on what he knows.
Bruno has been sent to retrieve Crash, because he was told that the survival of Colonel Jaxun’s son is imperative to the survival of his missing granddaughter – who is also somehow connected to the Metaverse. Once Crash is safe, Bruno will lead them on a rescue mission to save the “McPhernon boy” from The Program. He also informs them about the existence of multiple Nicks, Project: Metaverse, and the events of the last several weeks (i.e. death, murder, destruction, and Henrich).
Further, Bruno has just remembered that the man they saw in the Project: Metaverse facility, the one with the nametag “Henrich”, is the spitting image of the Nick Krieger that he knew in Vietnam. That Nick Krieger was working with Jebediah Lexington, a CIA spook. Bruno was working with Colonel Jaxun, Crash and Tessa’s father, someone who he still believes is alive. Crash is both surprised and excited by this as he had been under the impression that his father was dead, a fact made doubly confusing a few weeks ago when he received word from Tessa that she was going out in search of their father.
Aquamarine and Thomas are very disturbed by the news about Nick and Project: Metaverse, but further conversation is put on hold as they reach the area where the “McPhernon boy” is being held. It looks like they are too late, as a convoy of black SUVs is seen leaving the area. Thomas stays behind to check out the surrounding warehouses, while the others chase after the retreating vehicles.
Inside a warehouse, Thomas finds a note on the back of an old comic book page, “I miss you Maddie…”. Thomas returns to the others and relays what he has found. This triggers Aquamarine who remembers that she had a bodyguard by the name of Maddox McPhernon who had a special brother named Mac.
Finally catching up to the convoy, the pilots attack and manage to secure Mac through methods varying from action movie style weapon-play to unexpected seduction. Mac is initially frightened of the newcomers, but eventually warms up to Crash and Aquamarine. They load into their car and speed off just in time for more Program assassins to swoop in. Fighting off SUVs and helicopters, our team makes it to the border and heads into Canada. There they are lead to a garage with a large Winnebago inside. As Bruno greets Opal and Patric, the others observe that the camper contains Jenika – and metapods.
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.