((This has a lot to do with a single-player game I have in my request thread, I figured it'd be better as a small group game. Most of the background details will be similar if not the same, though I'm going to nix my custom (unless someone cares to try and play it) in favor of your own races.))In 2058 humanity developed a way to utilize a previously undiscovered subatomic particle found around wormholes to circumvent Einstein's prison. The only downside was that FTL capable engines could only be fitted to the largest vessels. This prompted the construction of truly ark-like city ships that spread out in all directions looking for habitable planets. This first wave of colonization while optimistic was fueled by the giant mega-corporations of Earth at the time. Half a century later Earth boasts over twenty five extra-solar colonies. This would also cause a massive civil war between the various corporate factions on earth and their colonies. In 2118 the Sol Civil War began. It was a terrible war that nearly destroyed all life on Earth. Eventually the remaining nations on Earth eventually formed the United Terran Confederacy. There were no more nations, just the United Senate, a body made up of the fifty Terran Districts and the Colonial Seats made up of the seventy five remaining colonies. Now it is 2197 roughly fifty years after the end of the war and Earth is on the mend. In this time of rebuilding Earth met several advanced races. There were several incidences or small misunderstandings humanity was instrumental in forming the various races into what was a essential a pan-galactic trade organization.
Things existed in a lose confederation until several species decided that they wanted a more cohesive union. Thus the Mutual Protection Doctorate (MPD) was started. It is now 2215 and the first joint operations force was ready and not a moment too soon. From the galactic core came an unknown force of indeterminate origin came in apocalyptic numbers. The Galactic Union Organization (GUO) was able to meet the invaders when several colonies were destroyed before the massive force was halted by combined arms. Based in a prototype carrier of joint construction, the GUO United Horizon boasts the best trained crew in united space. Their special forces are the best special weapons and reconnaissance soldiers in the galaxy. Will it be enough to save billions of lives.
Info: Instead of me busting my hump trying to come up with races that will appeal to people I want you *Uncle Sam point* to design your own race. What better way to get you involved than to allow you to play the alien you want? Now, keep in mind that not every race will be accepted immediately and I might ask you to tinker it a bit. If it gets accepted it will be posted here so that other people can look at it and see if they'd like to play as it. General Role-Play Rules
-- Any player can play any gender. (guys can play guys and girls etc.) I don't have to have guys playing guys and girls playing girls. If you have a problem with this I politely invite you to find another role-play.
--I want people who can write 2-3 paragraph posts and respond to the game proper at least 1-3 times a week. If you do have issues with real life please PM or post in the OOC thread.
--The game will be mostly free-form, but I'll have some behind-the-scenes dice rolls and coin flips to add some luck elements in, but it'll be behind the curtain most assuredly (so you'll all probably get ticked anyways
--I want a diverse group I'll allow two of one kind of race but would like as much distinction as possible.
--The game will be at Bon-E. It's more of a classic space opera than a grimdark one. Though there are dark moments planned of course. Alien Rules:
-- In general I would like to have a male-female paradigm for all the races (unless they reproduced asexually, in which case sex would be pointless). How that's treated along gender lines is up to the creator (what we would call homosexual or heterosexual relationships) it could be normal or stigmatized. I don't want mono-gendered races.
--No omniscience or hyper-powerful psychics, no functional immortality. They can live for a thousand years but they eventually die of old age, no ridiculous healing factors. (Wolverine level). Weapons and Equipment Rules:
I want you to also be able to deign your own fighter craft and weapons, but keep some things in mind.
--Mostly rail-gun based ballistics and missiles/torpedoes. Nuclear fusion is about the top.
--Lasers are kind of newish. They're not exactly big and bulky but they're finicky. They also don't shoot blaster bullets, continuous colored beams please.
--Powered armor as long as it's not totally indestructible, you could also integrate it with your ship if you wanted. Though keep in mind they could have a few personal defense items (light barrier shields or blades or a claymore mine defensive system, shimmery invisibility (can see in motion)
-No lightsabers, but you could have monomolecular blades for your powered armor or personal use (swords knives etc) or vibro-blades or something along these lines.
Cybernetics prostheses are possible, but keep in mind keep it light. Cybernetic implants are possible, but over use could cause them to burn out (to be rolled when I think you're overexerting the use). Species Profile
[b]Name of Species:[/b] (galactic standard name i.e. humans)Character Profile
[b]Homeworld:[/b] (the planet that contains the seat of governance as well as the type of planet)
[b]Type of Government:[/b] (monarchy, republic, democracy, caste based, be as detailed as possible)
[b]Sociological Profile:[/b] (the sociological makeup of the species at large, be as detailed as possible)
[b]Size:[/b] (General size of the species in number of colonies i.e Earth had 75)
[b]Appearance:[/b] (provide either an image link or a detailed description, try to keep away from Mass Effect as much as possible, a little overdone)
[b]Outstanding Powers[/b]: (inherent evolutionary traits i.e. telekinesis, empathic, superior strength/intelligence, keep it to two or three)
[b]Other:[/b] (other notes or things of importance)
[b]Name:[/b] (character's name and nickname)
[b]Race:[/b] (race of the character)
[b]Age:[/b] (species standard and approximate human age)
[b]Sex:[/b] (male, female, asexual)
[b]Appearance:[/b] (picture or description, details should include height, weight, skin, eye, and hair color)
[b]Personality Profile:[/b] (individual's psychological profile include flaws and talents please).
[b]Rank[/b]: (Standard GUO Ranks: 2nd Lt, 1st Lt., major, commander, captain are available)
[b]Specialization:[/b] (a general field that this individual is exceptional in i.e. demolitions, fighter pilot, marksman, medic etc.)
There we go: I'd like some species first, but all and all that's the interest check. GUO United HorizonHumanityName of Species:
Earth. Once believed the only source of life in the entire known universe Earth is a "garden" world. It boasts an overall temperate climate with appropriate tropical and arctic zones. Many species that breathe a comparable oxygen-nitrogen atmosphere find Earth and enjoyable place. The gravity also agrees with many races. There are some auto-immune issues with Earth fauna and flora, but all in all Earth is a planet of averages. Type of Government:
A global democracy composed of a senate that has representatives from the colonies and Earth's fifty districts. It is a combination of the old United States Constitution, the doctrine of the now defunct United Nations and European Union, with some tenants from Sun-Tzu and Plato's Republic
. Sociological Profile:
Humans are a strange mix of conformists and individualists, both social and independent at the same time. They are a highly adaptable and diverse species. In general most humans value the freedom of choice above all else. Though they have their outliers that defy these statements. They can and will fight to the last man and woman for what the believe in. This means they have many social conventions that other races find peculiar. Size:
75 colonies. A moderate-sized confederacy. Appearance: Female
: Humans are known for their amazing ability to adapt and survive in many different climates. They have evolved fairly large brains, and in recent years have seen the rise of psychically sensitive people. While this rarely manifests itself in anything better than intuition or small foresight, it does give them a defense and ability to communicate with more psychically-potent races. Other:
Humans are relatively frail, relying on their brains to create technology for the lack of natural evolutionary ability. Even with modern medicine a human might not live past 125 years of age.