World of Depleted 2013 news

Sidhe "Banshee" Graham may look innocent, but 3/4 of this shattermind will beg to differ!
Sidhe "Banshee" Graham may look innocent, but 3/4 of this shattermind will beg to differ! (Model: Leslie Jenkins)

As some of you know, we’re a bit behind on some of the new updates here at World of Depleted.  The transition between servers has taken a little longer than first anticipated, but we are getting very close to finishing that and re-releasing the contributor site.  It’s been completely revamped, so that you’ll now be able to create new characters and stories dynamically.  New creations will automatically enter the contributor Apocrypha section and you’ll help us choose the creations to Canonize!  Once we’ve found new high quality content through this process, it’ll enter the Canon of World of Depleted!

In case your curious to know what sorts of things you’ll be able to do with these characters and what sorts of access they’ll have, well, let us tell you, it’s pretty huge!  Your going to be able to create characters with new associations, participation in special groups with extra-human abilities, political affiliations, family members, special weaponry, and much more!  It will open the door to creation in ways you can’t imagine!

You’ll also find a new original series that will be written by me personally, a dark Private Investigator serial set in the mean streets of New Barcelona, under the very shadow of the N.I.R.  PI Douglas “Croc” Graham is a deadly man with a deadly secret who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth of a mysterious woman with stormy eyes, even if he has to cross every Reaper, Bullet Timer, and Coppertop in the Imperial City to do it!  For those of you who were fans of Fred Koskin’s work, fear not, there are connections to characters within his stories, as well as ones from the Jenna and Gavin tales!

All this and more as 2013 unfolds!

10 Months in Hell: The Jenna Whitmore Trade Paperback?

Jenna Comic
Jenna Comic
Special guests of the Depleted: Day 419 exclusive screening, got collector's MP3s, which featured special images as their album covers.

Fans of the Jenna Whitmore branch of the Depleted saga, will likely be excited about a secret image that’s surfaced.  While the folks at Viking are tight lipped about what might be involved, the following image was recently leaked from one of the viewers of the secret Day 419 1st Master showings.

Apparently, cast, crew, and special contributors received a special digital swag bag at this event which included secret information about the World of Depleted, as well as four songs from the Depleted soundtrack.  Each song has custom artwork, with different clues about the World of Depleted on it.  According to Jeremy Hanke and the Viking team, these MP3’s with this artwork will not be made available again, so those who received them have a cool piece of digital memorabilia.   The image in question that has fans in a state of intrigue features a cold-eyed Jenna Whitmore wielding a Beretta with the tagline: 10 Months in Hell.  Due to the stylized look, we assume that this image will most likely represent the cover of a graphic novel or comic book.

No word yet on who might be involved, although some fans have enthusiastically postulated that Frank Miller (Sin City) might be tapped to run the comic book, Neil Gaiman (Sandman/American Gods) might be tapped to write the story arc, and Dark Horse (Hellboy/Terminator/Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse) might be releasing the comic.  We were unable to find any confirmation on these theories and feel it would be safest to put this to bed along with the rumor that Ted Nugent will be appearing in the Depleted feature.

Nonetheless, there’s clearly something up with this image and we will be sure to report as soon as we know more!