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-Star Army is a long-running community dedicated to forum roleplaying games set within the original science fiction setting built by many creative players and GMs; your roleplay will help continue to build the Star Army's shared universe.+Star Army is a long-running community dedicated to forum roleplaying games set within the original science fiction setting built by many creative players and GMs; your roleplay will help continue to build the Star Army's shared universe. ​
  
-==== Space Opera Style ====+==== What's a Star Army? ==== 
 +//Star Army// is a term for an interstellar military, similar to [[wp>Space Navy]]. In this roleplaying game, the  [[stararmy:​star_army_of_yamatai]] is the military arm of the [[faction:​yamatai_star_empire]]. Originally, all roleplay was centered around the Star Army; however, the setting has grown over the years to include many other nations and organizations in an ever-expanding universe. 
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 +==== Star Army Roleplaying Is Simple ​====
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-Star Army is a "soft" ​sci-fi setting with faster-than-light travel. ​+//"Everybody Must Have A Fantasy" - Andy Warhol//
  
-If you love Star Trek, Star Wars, and/or Macross, ​you will be at home in the Star Army universe.+If you have never participated in a roleplaythat is not a problem. **The concept of roleplaying is simple: Write the words and actions of your character.** As a kid you had no problem coming up with stories and adventures for your toys; as an adult it's important to hold onto your imagination. Putting yourself ​in the shoes of a Star Army® character can provide a creative output and a fun contrast to everyday life.
  
-The story is set sometime into the future where humanity has spread throughout the stars. Much information has been lost in wars, including Earth'​s ​location and most of historyWhat matters ​is the last 30 or so years, which has seen the rise of the mighty Yamatai Star Empire and its various offshoots, which are faced with constant political and military conflicts.+There'​s ​no complex RPG system, no points, die rolling, or math to keep track of. Star Army's roleplaying ​is done by writing.
  
-==== Star Army Roleplaying Is Simple ​====+==== Space Opera Theme ====
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-//"​Everybody Must Have A Fantasy"​ - Andy Warhol// 
  
-If you have never participated in a roleplay, that is not problem. **The concept of roleplaying is simple: Write the words and actions of your character.** As a kid you had no problem coming up with stories and adventures for your toys; as an adult it's important to hold onto your imagination. Putting yourself in the shoes of a Star Army® character can provide a creative output and a fun contrast to everyday life.+Star Army is a "​soft"​ sci-fi setting ​with faster-than-light travel
  
-There'​s no complex RPG systemno points, die rolling, or math to keep track of. Star Army'​s ​roleplaying ​is done by writing.+If you love Star TrekStar Warsand/or Macross, you will be at home in the Star Army universe. 
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 +The story is set sometime into the future where humanity has spread throughout the stars. Much information has been lost in wars, including Earth'​s ​location and most of history. What matters ​is the last 30 or so years, which has seen the rise of the mighty Yamatai Star Empire and its various offshoots, which are faced with constant political and military conflicts.
  
 ==== Star Army Is Award-Winning ==== ==== Star Army Is Award-Winning ====
-Recent awards Star Army has earned include:+Recent awards Star Army has earned ​from other sites include: 
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 +  * 2012 Simulation Cup: Outstanding Original Sim Award: [[plot:YSS Eucharis]] [[http://​ongoingworlds.wordpress.com/​2013/​01/​01/​introducing-the-2012-simulation-cup-winners-2/​|Link]] 
 +  * 2013 Squiddie Award (Ongoing Worlds Medal for Superior Online Roleplaying) for Best Club/​Originality and Innovation [[http://​www.ongoingworlds.com/​blog/​2013/​03/​announcing-the-squiddie-awards-the-winners/​|Link]]  
 +  * 2013 Tournament of Sims: Best Original Sci-Fi Sim [[plot:YSS Eucharis]] [[http://​roleplay.wikia.com/​wiki/​Tournament_of_Simulations|Link]] 
 +  * 2013 Simming Prize (The Prize for Simming and Online Role Playing in Memory of Seth Cotis) for "its fantastic, interesting concept and design, its unique, inspiring setting, and its active, helpful community that welcomes new players openly."​ 
 +  * 2014 Simming Cup quadruple winner: 
 +    * Outstanding Original Sim: The Fringe of Star Army 
 +    * Excellence in Character Development:​ YSS Sakishima of Star Army 
 +    * Excellence in Prolificness:​ YSS Eucharis of Star Army 
 +    * Excellence in Readability:​ YSS Byakuren of Star Army 
 +  * 2015 Simming Cup: YSS Byakuren for Excellence in Readability 
 +  * 2016 Tournament of Simulations (2016): YE 38: Astral Reverie of Star Army for Outstanding Original Scifi 
 +  * 2016 RPG-Directory Members'​ Choice Award "Where Members Rule" - 1st Place 
 +  * 2017 RPG-Directory Members'​ Choice Award Science Fiction - 2nd Place 
 +  * 2017 Tournament of Simulations double winner: 
 +    * Outstanding Original Scifi: YSS Hana of Star Army 
 +    * Excellent Original Scifi: YSS Kaiyō II of Star Army 
 +  * 2017 Simming Prize: YSS Kaiyō II 
 +  * 2018 RPG-Directory Members'​ Choice Award #150 "​Account Per Player"​ - 2nd Place 
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-  * 2013 Squiddie Award((http://​www.ongoingworlds.com/​blog/​2013/​03/​announcing-the-squiddie-awards-the-winners/​)) (Ongoing Worlds Medal for Superior Online Roleplaying) for Best Club/​Originality and Innovation 
-  * 2012 Simulation Cup's Outstanding Original Sim Award:​[[stararmy:​YSS Eucharis]]((http://​ongoingworlds.wordpress.com/​2013/​01/​01/​introducing-the-2012-simulation-cup-winners-2/​)) 
  
 ===== What People Are Saying About Star Army® ===== ===== What People Are Saying About Star Army® =====
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   - “I  had never participated in any sort of RP before, but the gritty realism and massive context of worlds like Warhammer 40k had always intrigued me, precisely because of that expansiveness. But finding a community which itself was creating that content, expanding the universe on its own rather than via professional writers, was incredible. Well, **it was incredible enough to convince me to give RPing a shot**, something I'm very thankful for."   - “I  had never participated in any sort of RP before, but the gritty realism and massive context of worlds like Warhammer 40k had always intrigued me, precisely because of that expansiveness. But finding a community which itself was creating that content, expanding the universe on its own rather than via professional writers, was incredible. Well, **it was incredible enough to convince me to give RPing a shot**, something I'm very thankful for."
   - “Star Army has an extremely elaborate setting with lots and lots of details. **No other site has the amount of tech** and as in-depth of a storyline and it simply makes SARP unique.”   - “Star Army has an extremely elaborate setting with lots and lots of details. **No other site has the amount of tech** and as in-depth of a storyline and it simply makes SARP unique.”
-  - "​[Over] five years of [wiki] entries, and it shows. It even has kept me up at night thinking about what I have read so far." 
   - **“You will find no better an original setting, no more a dedicated core of players, and no more talented a group of writers than Star Army.”**   - **“You will find no better an original setting, no more a dedicated core of players, and no more talented a group of writers than Star Army.”**
  
 ===== A Shared Vision ===== ===== A Shared Vision =====
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 At Star Army we strive to... At Star Army we strive to...
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 ===== Who We Are ===== ===== Who We Are =====
-Star Army is owned and operated by [[user:​Wes|Wes Davis]] and run with the help of an amazing team of volunteer ​staffers.+Star Army is owned and operated by [[user:​Wes|Wes Davis]] and run with the help of an amazing team of volunteer ​staff, moderators, and game masters.
  
 ==== Administration ==== ==== Administration ====
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 === Wes Davis === === Wes Davis ===
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 Star Army is my passion. Growing up I became fan of science fiction through reading books and watching Star Trek. When I was in high school I was introduced to anime and roleplaying games and started running games with my friends and family. In 2000, I ventured into the world of online roleplaying and web design and created a character that became the seed of the Star Army universe. By 2003, the community around that universe had grown to the point we needed our own website, so I created StarArmy.com. Since then, the Star Army community and universe have grown and matured, becoming the internet'​s number one sci-fi military roleplaying community and I want you to be a part of it. Star Army is my passion. Growing up I became fan of science fiction through reading books and watching Star Trek. When I was in high school I was introduced to anime and roleplaying games and started running games with my friends and family. In 2000, I ventured into the world of online roleplaying and web design and created a character that became the seed of the Star Army universe. By 2003, the community around that universe had grown to the point we needed our own website, so I created StarArmy.com. Since then, the Star Army community and universe have grown and matured, becoming the internet'​s number one sci-fi military roleplaying community and I want you to be a part of it.
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 I love Science Fiction, I got hooked when I was a child watching the Original Star Trek when it was first aired. My loves for Sci-Fi lead me through forms, television shows, movies, and of course books. I started role-playing back in 1981, yes that's right. It was not long after that I found my first Sci-Fi RPG; which was [[WP>​Traveller_(game)|Traveller]]®. Over the years I have played a wide variety of RPG's, but I always gravitate back to Sci-Fi. I joined Star Army three years ago after spending about a month checking out the site. I was intrigued by the community and found the amount of information available surprising. Since joining, I have contributed a lot of content to the site; I also help Wes with maintaining it. But more importantly I have made friends with a lot of people whom otherwise I would have never met. I love Science Fiction, I got hooked when I was a child watching the Original Star Trek when it was first aired. My loves for Sci-Fi lead me through forms, television shows, movies, and of course books. I started role-playing back in 1981, yes that's right. It was not long after that I found my first Sci-Fi RPG; which was [[WP>​Traveller_(game)|Traveller]]®. Over the years I have played a wide variety of RPG's, but I always gravitate back to Sci-Fi. I joined Star Army three years ago after spending about a month checking out the site. I was intrigued by the community and found the amount of information available surprising. Since joining, I have contributed a lot of content to the site; I also help Wes with maintaining it. But more importantly I have made friends with a lot of people whom otherwise I would have never met.
  
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-  * [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​memberlist.php?​mode=group&​g=7|Staff]] +
-  * [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​memberlist.php?​mode=leaders|Forum Moderators]] +
-  * [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​memberlist.php?​mode=group&​g=51|Game Masters]] +
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-==== Other Star Army Members ==== +
-  * [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay/​memberlist.php|Members]]+
  
 ==== Contacting Star Army ==== ==== Contacting Star Army ====
-You can talk to us on the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay|forums]] or in [[http://xrl.us/sarpchat|IRC chat]].+You can talk to us on the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum|forums]] or in the forum'​s ​[[https://stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​chat/​|chat ​room]].
  
 For official correspondence,​ please call (209) 782-7276 or email [[[email protected]]] For official correspondence,​ please call (209) 782-7276 or email [[[email protected]]]
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 Star Army offers a wealth of exciting things to do. It is a mature community that has been running for years, yet isn't overgrown; each person can receive individual attention. Its player-made setting is open to change through your contributions and your characters'​ actions; you could literally alter the face of the universe! Star Army provides an excellent outlet for writers, a fun gaming experience for role-players,​ and a lively, friendly community to visit - we want you to become a regular! Using guides and personal assistance, you can get settled in fast. Click the green button below for the [[guide:​new_players|New Players Guide]]. Star Army offers a wealth of exciting things to do. It is a mature community that has been running for years, yet isn't overgrown; each person can receive individual attention. Its player-made setting is open to change through your contributions and your characters'​ actions; you could literally alter the face of the universe! Star Army provides an excellent outlet for writers, a fun gaming experience for role-players,​ and a lively, friendly community to visit - we want you to become a regular! Using guides and personal assistance, you can get settled in fast. Click the green button below for the [[guide:​new_players|New Players Guide]].
  
-[[guide:​new_players|{{http://​stararmy.com/​images/​start_button.png}}]]+[[guide:​new_players|{{https://​stararmy.com/​images/​start_button.png}}]]
  
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