Subject: [gurps] Role Playing Plagues



Anyone done a like things, sorry watching specials on the 1918 Flu outbreak.

Wierd, how a small disease not normally deadly to birds, can be so deadly in
humans.

With a combo of access to alot of people, concentrated, whose immune systems
are weak from war, stresss, living in cold and clamy environment, likely
digging up ground all over the place. Soldiers from all over the British
Empire, training in one of several large training camps.

The disease spread and killed some 50million in a 1 to 3 years period.

How would you role play in a like world?

I know it is wierd how the disease came about during a time when soldiers was
digging into the ground, with alot of exposure to birds/fowls and to pigs..
Some theroize that the disease had been around for a while, and it had cycled,
so that some older was immune to it, but those who was like 25-30 was not
immune or lower immunity, cause of age, timing, and many was at war, WW1 was a
very stressful time for many. JRR Tolkien served and you don't seem to hear
much from him about. After all, he served it seems as a medical officer or
something during the War? Makes you wonder how he was influenced by the war, in
his later books?

Mike

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