We're really glad that you're joining Star Army, or at least thinking about it. This guide is going to give you all the most important information that you need to know about Star Army and guide you through some initial setup.
Star Army is a primarily a community for role-playing, writing, and world-building. We create characters and try to imagine being in their situations, writing their dialogue, thoughts, and actions. We're also constantly creating new parts of our shared world. The core element of our universe is the Star Army of Yamatai, a military force reminiscent of those you might see in popular science fiction media or anime. Yamatai is part of several playable factions in the Star Army setting, each of which has its own flavor, roleplay opportunities, and technologies. Star Army can sometimes contain mature themes, so we only allow adults (people 18 or older) to join.
Earth is merely a legend at this point in the far future. Instead, Star Army takes place in a huge galaxy called Kagami. The Kagami Galaxy is largely unexplored by the playable factions, which share a particularly fertile corner of the galaxy called the Kikyo Sector.
Common technologies in the Star Army setting include FTL drives, androids, synthetic life, brain-uploading, aetheric energy, nanomachines, forcefields, and 3D holograms.
You can make characters in any faction you like and in as many factions as you life. Your options are:
Here's some other recent events that occurred in the last few years:
We recommend joining Open Roleplaying threads the day you join. You're here to RP, right? You don't need any prior approvals to join Open RPs. That's what makes them open. You can find them in the Open Roleplaying forum. You can also make your own thread. We suggest posting an interest check in the OOC and Plot Planning forum to find partners prior to starting it. There's also a #looking4rp channel on our Discord server to arrange RPs.
Star Army has an excellent guide to roleplaying here: Roleplaying.
There's some long-term RPs we call plots, and they're listed here: plots. When plots are seeking players they post what they're looking for here: Characters Wanted. You can creating a character for your favorite plot or for general use.
These are the latest topics in the Open RP forum (with the time of the latest post in parentheses):
In addition to adding to the Star Army Universe with roleplaying, you can also submit pages to become a permanent part of Star Army's lore and canon.
Here's what we recommend:
Getting into Star Army is easiest when you ask someone to mentor you through it, and we're happy to do that! If we haven't volunteered yet, just ask! You've got questions: there are many ways to get answers or help:
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