Star Army is a landmark of original sci-fi roleplaying.

Opened in 2002, Star Army is like an internet clubhouse for people who love sci-fi, roleplaying, anime, and/or gaming. New members are welcome!

Haven't roleplayed on a forum in awhile. Perhaps it's time to change that?

Discussion in 'Introductions & New Players' started by Trainscanflytoo, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Trainscanflytoo

    Trainscanflytoo Active Member

    Oct 4, 2017
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    Hello there, Star Army folks!
    It's a pleasure to meet all of you. The name's Ryder. I'm a 19-year-old student looking to get back into forum RPs like I did in my high school years. Might be a fun way to pass the time, no? I mean, I love storytelling and all that, and plus this site seems to have a ton of awesome stuff, so I'm more than willing to give it a shot.

    Though I will admit I tried signing up a few years back, I ultimately gave up because I felt a smidge overwhelmed. But not this time! I feel now that I've had some more experience RPing on other sites and mediums, that I should come back and try this massive world out again.

    So, since I'm feeling a tinge lazy and this is a perfectly good template, may as well fill it out so as to leave few loose ends behind, right?

    What do you call yourself?
    Ryder! Though if you want to call me by my real name, feel free to DM me and I'll let you know. I'm not shy about it!

    How'd you find Star Army?
    I remember looking around awhile back and joining, but I was so frightened by how much the site has to offer that I turned my heel and ran away. But that was 16-year-old high school me. Until now, I had completely forgotten that this site existed. It was when I had joined RPG-Directory and someone from this site had given me some tips that I had recalled how expansive this RPG is and decided that it's about time I came back and gave it another shot.

    What interested you in joining?
    The Universe. Definitely. I'm a sucker for worldbuilding and seeing the creativity of players that come in and use their creativity to mold their own little section of it.

    Ever done this text-based roleplaying thing before?
    Awhile back in high school when things weren't so busy, I would jump onto forum RPGs and help with telling a story. Buuut I was new, and my skills when it comes to writing full-on paragraphs every few minutes were rather weak at best. But I've built up some stamina when it comes to writing, and I hope that it may prove fruitful in weaving a yarn with other folks on here!

    Any previous experiences you want to share?
    Vague question. No idea. Not really much that's gone on in my life that's really noteworthy.

    Now for the questionnaire!

    Do you prefer:
    • Playing male, female, or other-gendered characters?
    • Spontaneous or planned RP?
      Either or. Though expect me to toss in a little planning for even spontaneous roleplays, just so I can understand what's going on or what my partner wants to do.
    • Military or civilian characters?
      Civilian, mostly, but I'm willing to give military characters a shot.
    • Humans, androids, anthros, or aliens?
      Any! Mostly humans or androids, though. I'm a sucker for mechanical characters.
    • Being on a starship or being on a planet?
      Once more, either or. I love being a part of a starship crew, but I also think that it'd be a wasted opportunity to not go down and take a look at a planet when it's practically handed to you on a shiny platter.
    • Roleplay via forum posts or in real-time?
      I'm fine with both, just depends on my schedule. Ask me if you're unsure!
    On a scale of 1 to 3, what's your preferred level of these in your RP:
    • Language:
      3. No need to censor yourself or your character around me. How much a character swears can tell a lot about them
    • Violence:
      3. Things happen. We're in the depths of space.
    • Sexuality:
      3. I'm 19. Like language, how sexual a character gets with another can often give away a lot about their personality and, like violence, things happen. We're in the depths of space.
    What's something cool you'd love to RP?
    Ooh, I've got a lot of ideas. I can't name them off the top of my head though.

    Anyways, so that's a little about me. Feel free to pm me or something if you wanna chat or if you have an RP idea! Can't wait to see you all on the site!

  2. Wes

    Wes Founder & Admin
    Staff FM of Yamatai Game Master

    Jan 27, 2003
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    It's good to meet you and I'm glad you decided to join up finally. As you settle in feel free to send me any questions you have and also there's usually other folks around online in the chat and/or Discord channel (links near the top of the forum) to answer questions you need answered quickly. Star Army's an expansive and changing universe -- luckily you don't have to learn it all, stick the stuff that's relevant to your character ideas first and grow from there organically. Also sometimes you may see members squabbling over details -- if you get conflicting info just hit me up and I'll make a post that establishes what's the official ruling on things.
  3. Trainscanflytoo

    Trainscanflytoo Active Member

    Oct 4, 2017
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    A pleasure to meet you as well! I'll make sure to take you up on the offer if it ever arises. I know I'll definitely be jumping onto the discord server. I'll try to have my character set up soon. I can't wait to dive in and contribute to the RP!
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  4. Ametheliana

    Ametheliana Ame Ame Ame
    Site Supporter Necromancer Sensei FM of the Iromakuanhe FM of Nepleslia Game Master

    Jun 18, 2016
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    I can't wait to see what you do on the site! ^^
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  5. Immortal Cyan

    Immortal Cyan The Cyan Neko
    Game Master

    Apr 19, 2017
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    Hi new person! Welcome to the site! Here is the New Player's Guide and here is the list of Active Plots.

    Since you said that you prefer playing civilian characters...hmm...188604 is a good destination, in my opinion. It's new player friendly and very fast-and-loose. 188604 is GMed by @Zack.
    I would also recommend Su'Kan, which is GMed by @Ira. I'm the co-GM of a plot called Knights of Asteria, which revolves around a group of pseudo-military ragtag levies. I also co-GM Fort Hajime! It's a boot camp plot that is geared for new players that is GMed by @Ametheliana.

    Feel free to look through the list of active plots for more. There are also new plots starting up in the OOC and Planning forum. These include the YSS Wyvern and the Baba Yaga.

    Have fun!
    #5 Immortal Cyan, Oct 5, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2017
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  6. Ira

    Ira Ser Spit
    Site Supporter Game Master

    Nov 26, 2008
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    Also an FM. Star army has all kinds of cool aliens so not just plot options but characters too!
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  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2016
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    Welcome to SARP buddy
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  8. Zack

    Site Supporter FM of Uso's Organization Game Master

    Jan 21, 2005
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    Hi there!

    I haven't had the usual amount of time to say Hi but: Hi!

    Come hang out in chat if you're looking to talk, and the wiki is a great place to get a feel for the setting. Poke around a bit and see if there is something you like!
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  9. Arbitrated

    Setting Submissions Mod

    Jan 2, 2017
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    Alright I should probably go here for a more proper introduction and such.

    Hello! We've met a couple times in chat last night, I'm Arbles/Arbitrated/that 4'3" tall birb-lady of the site! If you want to play a military character for the "main" faction of the site, quite a few of Immortal's linked plots are pretty nice!

    If you'd like a fast paced plot with some mature RPers, the YSS Kaiyo by @Ametheliana is also a great place to check out!

    If a battleship might be more your style, the YSS Imperator by @HAMnJAM is looking for fighter pilots and bridge crew mostly, but can take quite a few other positions like being a cook, medic, intelligence operator, et cetera. It's not a bad place to try out playing as an officer rather than just a soldier, as well.

    Of course there's more plots than what people are showing off here-there's so many it's hard to keep track of them all! (A bit of a side note, I love the Halloween theme's font for thread titles : P)
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  10. Charmaylarg Dufrain

    Charmaylarg Dufrain Active Member

    Feb 19, 2017
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    Im not staff or an FM or GM. I just like to say Hi and welcome~
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