Pilot Episode: "Death's Other Kingdom" The U.S.S. Vanguard is sent to investigate reports of strange visions among the work crews attempting to build a new research station, and discovers a bizarre artifact that radiates weird, haunting phenomena... almost like ghosts. But it turns out that mere ghosts might be the least of their problems...UPDATE as of 11.05.13: Tagan
is confirmed in the role of Yuuna. Welcome!UPDATE as of 11.01.13:
Many thanks to Tagan
for her interest in the role of Yuuna. I am pencilling her in for the Role while she takes an opportunity to observe the game.UPDATE as of 10.30.13:
We are enjoying a very successful play of our Pilot Episode thus far (you can see the results of our first three Scenes in the game thread
). We are, however, very much missing our player for our Chief Science Officer, who had to bow out. As I didn't want to play her character without her, I generated another character on a similar concept -- her name is Commander Yuuna
Right now Yuuna is an NPC. However, I'd be open to having a player take her over for the remaining scenes of the game -- the system is structured around Starring Scenes for each player and I'd like to avoid giving Starring Scenes to NPCs if I can. If you'd like to jump in and try out the game concept without a lot of time spent rolling dice and generating a character, this might be the ideal opportunity for you. I will keep recruitment for the Role of Commander Yuuna open until we're ready to shoot our next Scene... probably just over a week. You can reply to this thread or hit me up by PM. Please read the game document before replying, so that you understand the game concept and expectations.Note as per the subject line: this is a system and action-oriented game.
It is a small-group game set in the Original Series era -- that's the real Original Series, not the "reboot" version -- featuring a five-year mission launching in 2265 on a ship other than the Enterprise
in a setting imagined in the closest possible accordance with the rules and guidelines of the writers of that television series. The ship is the USS Vanguard
, NCC-1685.* The destination... is adventure!
The game will be a directed RP using a micro-lite d20 system called "Where No Man Has Gone Before," in addition to a meta-system of my own devising for PBP games that's designed to speed up the process of getting ideas down by using dedicated "planning threads" to rough out a "scene" before the player "starring" in that scene (rotating so everyone gets equal scene time) writes it up from their perspective.
All the basic game details (expected posting frequency, etiquette rules, details of the systems involved, setting notes and writing tips, background information and character sheets for our core group and semi-regular NPCs) are linked in the game's world-building thread
. Prospective new players are invited to read, comment and ask questions.
We have the following positions on the bridge crew:
We started the game in early October. Our Guest Star for this episode is Sonvek of Vulcan
, played by bigwad73.
Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!(* A vessel that had an unnamed cameo appearance of sorts in the TOS episode "Court Martial," incidentally.)