Any questions, please ask here. I don't mind PMs, but I'm going to likely put the answer here anyway just in case someone else also has the same question. :)I set it to the same amount of choices as there are choices so you can choose as many are relevant to you. You can also change your choice at any time.
Just choose as many as you are even willing to try out. Actually, we could have a game containing ALL mediums. I'll have to look into it, but we can do post by post and we can also probably have a section where we can post ones created in IM/IRC/email/collaborative document, etc. Scheduled IRC
is where we either have a day of the week (or something) set up to do mass, instantaneous role playing. Or it could be where we schedule IRC sessions based on when we need do mass role playing (like bridge scenes).Freeform IRC
is where a chat room is pretty much free to enter at any time to interact with whoever else is there. Or you could create one to do a group RP. Of course you're always free to use IRC PM to build a one on one post. (Though we'll just say that'll be under Freeform IRC.)Email
is where you and one or more people collaborate on a story in it's respective medium.Post by Post
happens here and I'm sure you're familiar with it. Collaborative Document
is where you can create a document somewhere on the web, share it and you and the other(s) can edit it. It's really awesome and I hope I get to use it with some people.
This is intended for a long-term group RP with overlapping stories or at least multiple scenarios. However, I'm not going to say you have to commit to that. You can pop in for as long as you want.
, I think I have a very specific idea for that one. Sakaria. It'll be a newly added member of the Federation. However, the Purists are still rather upset about it and so our Fleeters have to come in to protect the colonists/tourists and help keep peace.
Generally, you can play ANYTHING on planetside. A Starfleet officer or native. As a native, you can be anything as far as profession, etc. The ratio of civilian/officer isn't really important here. Heck, we don't even NEED officers in this one. We could just say that since there's conflict, the Federation denied their membership.
I can provide more information on Sakaria if we agree to play there.
However, there can be more than one planet we can play on. :) Other planet ideas are welcome. (Original or canon) Please PM those me or keep the description brief in your initial post and I'll PM you to discuss it. Spaceship
is pretty plain jane to start out with. Civilians are ok, but the majority should contain officers. I personally don't plan to play a commanding officer. Also, we don't need much plot if people are ok with just working on personal storylines and character development.
We can NPC in some commanding officers and create conflict to give characters something to develop off of, but commanding officers aren't necessary. However, if you wish to play one, please PM me. Experience preferred, but if no experience, I will ask you write me a sample or something. :) No offense, but it does take a specialness to be able to write commanding officers. It takes an ability to write authoritatively, etc. I would even like a green commanding officer to something to add some intrigue to things as he/she gets his/her feet wet. So long as they eventually get where they need to be. :)
For a Space Station
, well, we can include the first two eventually (even if we don't decide on all three at first). But it's like spaceship. However, the civilian/officer ratio is less important. Professions may be limited as just about the only civilian profession one might have is merchant or reporter. Space
could be other ships. Merchants, Maquis, other rebels, etc. Possibilities are endless here.All Four
is my personal favorite, but depending on how much interest we have, we may have to pick just one for now.
I personally prefer TNG or DS9/Voyager. I've ALWAYS wanted to play Maquis. I want to say timeline is not that important, but it will be when BSing about what tools/weapons we're using or even our uniforms. In some settings, it may very well not matter.
If you choose No Star Trek
, you MUST give an alternative idea. I prefer you PM me, but you can post a brief description here. Even if we don't go with it, someone can PM you about playing that idea out with you.
- Canon Aliens preferred (and these are going to relate to what timeline we choose). Original aliens are ok if run by me. (If we're doing a non-officer Sakaria story, NO aliens. They are a self-exclusive planet.)
- I'm not going to be a stickler for the whole military protocol of Star Fleet, but some of the stuff is common sense. We'll deal with that as we go.
- Rank, name, etc., is up to you. This is your character. You can make him/her as experienced or as green as you want. Just keep in mind to keep the behavior suited to the rank and that even cadets aren't going to be too silly. Like even a cadet knows how to lay in a course (even if it takes them a bit more time) and a Lieutenant isn't going to be going around causing silly havoc (at least not unstealthily).
- You do NOT have to interact with the rest of the players. Though it is encouraged, you are free to simply use this as a place to write about a character being involved in whatever, and of course, by doing so, you're allowing US to react (even without interacting with your character) to things you say or do. :)
- Anything goes besides anything that damages the ship or anything major like that. Want that to happen? PM me so we can plan it out. (It can still surprise the other players.) Other than that, just beware of consequences. Your character is giving tactical information to the enemy? Um, yea. That might get you more than a slap on the wrist.
Ok, this is rather a huge post as it is. More to come as votes, questions and comments come in.Also, I am perfectly fine with one on ones in Star Trek (OCs only). PM me for one on ones!
I'm just trying to get a group thing going so we can experience the depth of a whole community. :)
Alrighty. I've decided that once we get things going, there will be a thread in Group RP (Extreme for most freedom) as well as an OOC thread. You are not required to post there, but then again, what's the point if you don't? We'll use all the medium options so everyone can play no matter what their preference for that.
However. We'll do things a little differently. It will be play by post in a way, however, it won't be an interactive play by post.
Reactive solo and joint posts only. No interactive replies intended to interact with anyone within the thread. If you wish to interact with another character, please create a joint log outside the thread and once finished, you can post it in the IC thread. The thread is not for direct roleplay, you can post your character's reaction to the events going on here, but if you want to interact with other characters, please do it elsewhere (through PMs, IM, or chat-play) and then post the final transcript here.
Oops. One more thing. If you want us to make our own timeline, it'll have to be after DS9/Voyager. The latest movie won't be a factor unless you want to mess with Romulus or Vulcan. If you do, you have to remind me which was destroyed in the new timeline. LOL Either way, to reiterate, we will make the original timeline, if people want that, well after any of the series. We could say BOTH Romulus and Vulcan are destroyed that way. (Hey, revenge was had!)
Also, you'll have to help decide what new technologies, etc. are included.
And NO crossovers! No lightsabers, cylons, etc. We can make something similar, but it will look very different, using a different technology and called something completely different. If you want to pull in Star Wars, BSG, etc. technology, you've got to muddle it enough to where if I hadn't seen the show that inspired it, I'd never know.
Even if we make up our own stuff (No Star Trek option). Just for the non-ugh factor, let's change up and rename that stuff we'd love to play with. I don't mind things being an inspiration, but I'm sure we have enough imagination to twist it to something totally our own.
Added my votes, I'd be open to a completely new idea, not so much interested in the colab document thing.
Also: In the new timeline, Vulcan got destroyed by the Romulans at the start of Kirk's career, in theory that should result in them having more time to evacuate Romulus before everybody there dies, but don't even get me started on that whole thing because I tend to bust a blood vessel in my eye when I think about it too long.
Oh, I don't expect many will be. Online document collaboration is really new and it's taking awhile for people to get into it. I'm not sure it'll ever take off. But that's ok.
Completely new idea as in a non-Star Trek?
LOL Well, I rather not get into any debates in this thread on that. I couldn't care less about the whole thing myself. If it's too controversial and causes too much drama, we just won't mess with those parts of the universe. :) (However you're more than welcome to take it to another forum in the site to debate your little hearts out.)
Is Sakarian a made up race? Im familiar with Star Trek TNG, Voyager, and Deep Space Nine, and I don't recall any race called sakarian in any of those canons.
I don't mind the civil war idea, and I do like your choice of betazoid/human idea (trying to resemble the characther of Deanna Troi eh?)
Sakaria is made up. The originator was in a game I was in and I loved his idea. When I joined another game, I took his idea and I couldn't remember all the details and I filled in with my stuff. Other people also helped.
She's NOTHING like Deanna. LOL She's a badass (or I try to make her like that).
Yeah, completely new. I don't have any ideas for it (then again, I'm a little fuzzy right now, might have something tomorrow), but if something else is come up with, I'll probably be interested.
Hahah, sorry, I wasn't trying to start an argument about it, but it's been a source of contention and nit-picking among Trekkies since pretty much 10 minutes after the first screening ended.
Oh, we can do something different. I don't have any particular ideas either at the moment. When you come up with something, please share.
And I know you weren't. Just a pre-emptive strike if anyone decided to reply to your comments.