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 ==== Introduction ==== ==== Introduction ====
-There are pros and cons to playing an independent character. On one hand, you are able to go anywhere in the setting at your leisure, only interacting directly with faction managers and the setting manager when necessary. On the other hand, as a role-player it may be difficult to find other player characters for yours to interact with and not all of your threads ​may be considered ​canon.” Rather than having a forum to roleplay in, you will generally be using the top-level forum of the nation your character happens to be in, (for example, the Abwheran Star Empire forum) or the Other Factions and Independent Ships forum. Sometimes you may be the only poster in your thread. For this reason, we recommend independent characters for motivated, prolific writers with some familiarity with (or interest in researching) the [[:SARPiverse]].+There are pros and cons to playing an independent character. On one hand, you are able to go anywhere in the setting at your leisure, only interacting directly with faction managers and the setting manager when necessary. On the other hand, as a role-player it may be difficult to find other player characters for yours to interact with and some of your threads ​might be considered ​"​[[guide:​canon|soft ​canon]]." ​Rather than having a forum to roleplay in, you will generally be using the top-level forum of the nation your character happens to be in, (for example, the Abwheran Star Empire forum) or the Other Factions and Independent Ships forum. Sometimes you may be the only poster in your thread. For this reason, we recommend independent characters for motivated, prolific writers with some familiarity with (or interest in researching) the [[sarp:sarpiverse]].
  
 === Why Not Require All Characters To Be In Plots or Factions? === === Why Not Require All Characters To Be In Plots or Factions? ===
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 In the words of admin Wes: "We need an alternative to the traditional plot where the GM is in control, plays the captain, the players play grunts, and the party goes where the GM feels like instead of making its own choices. If we get a player that says "I want to make an RP thread where my Freespacer travels the galaxy visiting all the major factions to gain their culinary knowledge"​ or something I want them to be able to do it. I think that playing a Star Army soldier is a core part of the Star Army RP...but there'​s more to us than that..."​ In the words of admin Wes: "We need an alternative to the traditional plot where the GM is in control, plays the captain, the players play grunts, and the party goes where the GM feels like instead of making its own choices. If we get a player that says "I want to make an RP thread where my Freespacer travels the galaxy visiting all the major factions to gain their culinary knowledge"​ or something I want them to be able to do it. I think that playing a Star Army soldier is a core part of the Star Army RP...but there'​s more to us than that..."​
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-==== Canon and Continuity ==== 
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-In general, we try to include all roleplay as canon—meaning that your RP becomes an official part of the SARP history that must be acknowledged by and accounted for all the other role-players on SARP.  For example, if your character crashed a spaceship on a planet in your roleplaying thread, the debris could be noted on the planet’s wiki page and appear in other roleplay threads (maybe they want to salvage it). 
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-Reasons that RP threads might be considered non-canonical include non-canon elements (e.g. unapproved tech), or major events and changes to the setting that were not discussed/​approved with the people responsible for the affected factions or characters. People have worked hard on their toys; try not to break them without permission or they might ask that the offending post not count. 
  
 === Crossovers === === Crossovers ===
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 ==== Creating Your Independent Character ==== ==== Creating Your Independent Character ====
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 In general, you can use one of the species-specific guides found on the [[guide:​creating_a_character]] article and modify your character to suit your needs. In general, you can use one of the species-specific guides found on the [[guide:​creating_a_character]] article and modify your character to suit your needs.
  
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 Below are some some ideas for what your character'​s occupation might be. Below are some some ideas for what your character'​s occupation might be.
  
-  * [[:Cargo Transporter]] +  * [[faction:independent:cargo_transporter]] 
-  * [[:No Occupation]] +  * [[pirate|Pirate]] 
-  * [[:Pirates|Pirate]] +  * Bounty Hunter (There'​s a [[plot:​bountyhunterseries|Bounty Hunter Plot]] ​and a [[:​bounty_list|bounty list]]!
-  * Bounty Hunter (:!: There'​s a [[plot:​bountyhunterseries|Bounty Hunter Plot]]) +  * [[guide:Merchant|Merchant]] (bars, restaurants,​ shops, etc) and/or Barkeepers
-  * [[guide:​Merchant]] (bars, restaurants,​ shops, etc) and/or Barkeepers+
   * Arms Dealers/​Black Market People   * Arms Dealers/​Black Market People
   * Lawyers   * Lawyers
   * Freelance Mechanics   * Freelance Mechanics
   * Refugees   * Refugees
 +  * [[guide:​slavery|Slave]]
  
 ==== Starting Roleplay Threads ==== ==== Starting Roleplay Threads ====
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 These are some suggested neutral locations for faction-independent roleplay: These are some suggested neutral locations for faction-independent roleplay:
  
-  * [[planet:​darso_vii]]:​ Coliseum and slave market +  ​* [[system:​Asura]]:​ A highly populated YSE world that the YSE has only the loosest control over. 
-  * [[system:halna]]: Lowsec starport +  ​* [[planet:​darso_vii]]:​ Coliseum and slave market ​in an independent star system. 
-  * [[planet:hx-24_i_urtullan]]: Independent city-state +  * [[location:inferno_wind]]: Spacer'​s Lounge on desert world [[planet:​Valaad]] 
-  * [[system:nassau]]: Pirate haven +  * [[planet:nell]]: Trading post in former ​[[species:Mishhuvurthyar]] space. 
-  * [[stararmy:​pisces]] Concourse D: A shady international free trade zone wing on a Yamatai military ​station +  * [[stararmy:bases:pisces]] Concourse D: Shady international free trade zone on Star Army station 
-  * [[planet:vice]]: Old, independent planet +  * [[planet:osman]]: A frontier ​world with aspirations of nationhood. ​
-  * [[location:​inferno_wind]]:​ Spacer'​s Lounge on desert ​world [[system:​Valaad]]+
   * [[location:​rot_madchen]]:​ Abwehran Restaurant on [[system:​ase-006:​waypoint_trade]]   * [[location:​rot_madchen]]:​ Abwehran Restaurant on [[system:​ase-006:​waypoint_trade]]
 +  * [[system:​splrug]]:​ A Mishhu-run independent mining operation always looking for black market smugglers
 +  * [[planet:​the_black_moon]]:​ Lowsec starport in the [[system:​halna|Halna system]] in YSE space.
 +  * [[system:​nassau]]:​ Pirate haven. Independent star system.
 +    * [[planet:​bastia]]:​ A nationless corporate-run asteroid city in the Nassau System
 +  * [[planet:​urtullan]]:​ Independent city-state in an unclaimed star system.
 +  * [[planet:​vice]]:​ Old, independent planet
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 +  * The abandoned starport "​Gateway Station"​ on [[planet:​phaeton]] in the [[system:​Murf|Murf system]].
 +  * There'​s an abandoned Star Army base on [[planet:​ux-1_i]].
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 ==== Transportation ==== ==== Transportation ====
 Here's some recommended starships and small craft for independent characters: Here's some recommended starships and small craft for independent characters:
  
-  * [[geshrinari:​light_freighter]] +  * [[corp:​geshrinari_shipyards:​light_freighter]] 
-  * [[geshrinari:​type_30_cargo_runner]] or [[geshrinari:​type_33_cargo_runner]] +  * [[corp:​geshrinari_shipyards:​type_30_cargo_runner]] or [[corp:​geshrinari_shipyards:​type_33_cargo_runner]] 
-  * [[novacorp:​jilanth]] (can be cheaply bought from the [[:Star Army of Yamatai]] as surplus)+  * [[corp:​origin:​courier_2a]] 
 +  * [[corp:​novacorp:​mucoyi]] 
 +  * [[corp:novacorp:​jilanth]] (can be cheaply bought from the [[stararmy:star_army_of_yamatai]] as surplus) 
 +  * [[corp:​novacorp:​deix]] 
 +  * [[corp:​novacorp:​forin]] 
 +  * [[corp:​novacorp:​devint]] 
 +  * [[faction:​freespacers:​traveller]] 
 +  * [[faction:​neshaten:​tisaren_shuttle]] (Neshaten only) 
 +  * [[corp:​zen:​tripster]] 
 +  * [[corp:​united_manufacturing_cooperative:​starship:​medical_shuttle]] 
 +  * [[corp:​geshrinari_shipyards:​butterfly_class_shuttle]] 
 +  * [[corp:​geshrinari_shipyards:​ge-t1_shuttle]] 
 +  * [[corp:​geshrinari_shipyards:​ge_t1_2a_shuttle]] 
 +  * [[faction:​lorath:​starship:​ferryman_shuttle]] 
 +  * [[corp:​origin:​onset_shuttle]] 
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 +There'​s also some ships and gear available at the [[stararmy:​surplus_store]].
  
 ==== Tips ==== ==== Tips ====
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 ===== Related Pages ===== ===== Related Pages =====
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   * [[guide:​creating_a_character]]   * [[guide:​creating_a_character]]
   * [[:​independent]]   * [[:​independent]]
 ===== OOC Notes ===== ===== OOC Notes =====
 This page was originally created on 2013/01/09 09:36 by [[user:​wes]]. This page was originally created on 2013/01/09 09:36 by [[user:​wes]].
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