Trying to find the appropriate topic name for this idea wasn't easy. Essentially what I'm proposing is a roleplay in which the players act out the role of an entire civilization rather than a single person. It's a pretty simple concept, really.
For example, you would post a bit of information about your people. What system they occupied, or what planet if they only occupy the one. Their anatomy, technology, society, and religion. Anything that you feel is necessary to properly summarize and entire religion.
I wanted to try this roleplay because it affords us many unique opportunities. For one, everybody contributes to the plot rather than following slightly more strict parameters that are sometimes set. The opportunity for imagination is on a much bigger scale. Most of all, though, it affords us the opportunity to really speculate about how we'd want to do things if we could. Creating a civilization will make you look at ours and consider all of it's flaws and how those could be (in your opinion) improved. Or you might want to play as a primitive tribe of warlike monsters or some kind of insectoid hive-mind ant race or something.
I think it'd be interesting to see what kinds of crazy religions and technologies come up, and it'd be fascinating to watch everyone try to coexist. I intend to set up some sort of a council. Basically every race gets a representative on the council who reports back to his or her people. This would be the basis for our interaction. Whenever there's a new threat, or someone has invented a weapon that maybe someone else wants deals can be made. I WILL say that I think it would be a waste if every single planet starts to make war with each other. Civilization would be pretty short-lived if every world becomes a screaming hellstorm of flaming nothingness.
If there are people out there who are interested, or who have suggestions for me here then by all means post here and let me know. I'll be lurking around.
Ah! One thing I do want some suggestions on is the civilization profiles or information. So any ideas on this next item would be greatly appreciated.
And now we play the waiting game...