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-====== New Players'​ Guide ====== +====== New Players'​ Guide 🔰 ====== 
-Welcome to Star Army! This article has the basic steps and info you'll need to participate. Please read it thoroughly.+Welcome to Star Army! This article has the basic steps and info you'll need to participate.
  
-{{http://​stararmy.com/​images/​people_and_armors.jpg}}+===== How Does RP Work Here? ===== 
 +In Star Army, you and other members create characters who live in the high-tech fictional universe of Star Army and then use your imagination to write your character'​s actions and dialogue to create collaborative storiesThat's role-playing (RP). Your character'​s actions will affect the shared [[:​setting|setting]] for future players.
  
-==== Setting Overview ==== +RP is done on the forums and we also have a Discord channel for chatting. It's OK to do RPs in chat and then post them to the forum. For the full guide to roleplaying on Star Army, see [[guide:​roleplaying]].
-//“The Earth is the cradle of mankind, but one cannot remain ​in the cradle forever.” - Konstantin Tsiolkovsk//​+
  
-After endless warsEarth has become merely a legend. Humanity has survives in the form of its distant colony worldsPeace is a rarity, carefully maintained in little havens while while military forces fight off against alien invasions. Nations are under siege and overextended,​ leaving huge frontiers where piracy is becoming increasingly common. Technology is advanced but stagnant, and includes anti-gravity fields, energy weapons, faster-than-light drives, brain-uploading,​ and free energy from "​aether"​ engines.+===== Creating Characters ===== 
 +When you're readystart making characters using the guides found on the **[[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]]** wiki pageOnce your character ​is approved you're free to start [[guide:​Roleplaying]] by joining ​[[active_plots|plot]] group or by joining or creating a roleplay thread.
  
-=== Yamatai ==== +  * [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads are great place to start. 
-The {{:yamatai:​yse_flag.png?25&​nolink|}} **Yamatai Star Empire** is technologically-advanced transhuman empire with most of the population using biological android bodiesIt's got anime-inspired flavor and is protected by huge, politically powerful military called ​the **Star Army**, which the site is named afterThe Star Army is known for its mass-produced cat-eared warrior women, the **Nekovalkyrja** (pronounced ​//Nay-ko-wul-ku-ree//). Due to their numbers, there are more women than men in Yamatai+  * Got an idea for roleplay thread? Start an interest check thread in the [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/index.php?​forums/ooc-plot-planning.28/|OOC and Plot Planning]] forum
-=== Nepleslia === +  Find other players to RP with in the [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-players.159/​|Introductions ​and New Players]] forum.
-In stark contrast, The {{nepleslia:​nespleslian_flag.png?​25&​nolink|}} ​**Democratic Imperium of Nepleslia** is a gritty cyberpunk nation of humans, cyborgs, and mutants that deals with high crime in its megacitiesMixing of genetic material from super-solider programs has resulted in muscular half-breeds and a population that is considerably more male than femaleNepleslia has a space navy and space marines.  +
-=== The Vast Universe === +
-As you go through character creation, you'll be introduced to several other interesting factions you can create a character for. You can also make your own faction if you like. Around the known factions is an endless sea of strange aliens, bold outlaws ​and jealous insurgencies.+
  
 +===== Account Setup =====
 +Star Army is an "​account per player"​ (APP) site, which means each member should only have one account for the forums. The same login will be used for all of your characters. You must be **18 or older** to join Star Army. There is no cost to join or participate. Before joining, you should probably read the [[guide:​rules]].
  
-==== Roleplaying Overview ==== +Register an account on [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php|the forums]] by clicking "​Log ​in or Sign up" on the upper right corner ​of the page. You're invited to then introduce yourself in the [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-member-resources.159/​|Introductions & New Players Forum]].
-In Star Army, you and other members create characters who live in the high-tech fictional universe ​of Star Army and then use your imagination to write your character'​s actions and dialogue to create collaborative stories. You can create and play characters forged by this unique universe and their actions will affect ​the setting for future players+
  
-=== Play-by-Post ==== +Optional: Create a wiki account. ​**The wiki login system ​is separate from the forum oneso you will need to register for both.** You'll need a wiki account ​to create ​and edit wiki articles ​(such as if you want to make a page for your character). [[https://​stararmy.com/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=start&​do=register|Register an account for the wiki]].
-**Star Army** is a play-by-post roleplaying community, which means we operate by posting text on the forum. Unlike tabletop roleplaying gamesStar Army is mostly just writing and does not use complex game mechanics (math)We post in third-person and in past tense, like a novel. Most story plots have a **Game Master** (GM) assigned whose job is to guide the story, describe the setting, ​and write the actions of background characters ​(NPCs). In the Open Roleplay forum, the creator of the RP thread may act as a GM.+
  
-=== Flexible Time === +:!: If you have trouble registeringcontact ​the adminSee the **Questions and Assistance** section belowStar Army uses advanced anti-spam methods that may occasionally flag a legitimate user for further review based on IP addressemailusernameor other characteristics.
-At a site-wide levela year in real life is equivalent to a year in the Star Army universeHowever, you are not required to stay aligned with the actual dates throughout the yearTo help keep track of space and timeplease include the locationdateand time at the start of your posts as needed.+
  
-=== A Shared, Living Setting === +===== Questions and Assistance ​===== 
-Star Army is a shared, living world that is always growing. Your writing can add to the setting, and your RP may be affected by events in the setting. Because you'll roleplay with other people, expect to be surprised sometimes! Have fun and be brave. +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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-==== Account Registration ===== +
-You must be **16 or older** to join Star Army. There is no cost to join or participate. +
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-The wiki login system is separate from the forum one, so you will need to register for both. +
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-  - Register an account on [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php|the forums]] by clicking "Log in or Sign up" on the upper right corner of the page. +
-    - You're invited to introduce yourself in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-member-resources.159/​|Introductions Forum]]. +
-    - Important notes: Forum accounts with 0 posts are regularly deleted as an anti-spam measure, so post something! Also, newly registered users start with private messages disabled and may require posts to be approved by a moderator in some forums until after their third post. +
-  - [[http://​stararmy.com/​wiki/​doku.php?​id=start&​do=register|Register an account for the wiki]] +
-    - You'll need a wiki account to create and edit wiki articles (such as if you want to make a page for your character). +
-    - No wiki knowledge is required to create a page for a character; We have a form that automatically adds the wiki code for you. It's linked on the [[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]] article. (Related articles: [[faq:How do I add a page?]], [[faq:How do I move a page?]]) +
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-==== Creating and Roleplaying Characters ==== +
-Start making characters using the guides found on the **[[creating_a_character|Creating A Character]]** wiki page. Once your character is approved you're free to start [[guide:​Roleplaying]] by joining a [[:​list_of_active_plots|plot]] group or by joining or creating a roleplay thread. +
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-  * Anyone is welcome to join [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads so they are a great place to start. +
-  * Got an idea for a roleplay thread? Find RP partners in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​ooc-threads-interest-checks-rp-signups.28/​|OOC Threads, Interest Checks, & RP Signups]] forum. +
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-The ideal roleplaying post: +
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-  - Advances the plot/​story +
-  - Is fun and interesting to read (Think details, action, and humor) +
-  - Involves other characters (Give the next poster something to react to!) +
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-Star Army is a community, so get the most out of this site by being proactive; get (and stay) involved. Make friends of your fellow roleplayers by showing them you're fun to write with! It doesn'​t matter how long you've been a site member: what matters is what you're doing. +
-==== Questions and Assistance ==== +
-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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-=== Community Help === +
-These methods allow you to get your questions answered by the community. +
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-  - Post on the forums ([[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​roleplaying-setting-discussion-questions.2/​|Roleplaying/​Setting Discussion & Questions]]). +
-  - [[http://​tinyurl.com/​stararmy-chat|Connect to the Chatroom]] and ask our members for assistance ([[guide:​irc|IRC Guide]]). **No login required.** +
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-=== Admin Help ==== +
-Contact [[user:​Wes]],​ the admin, via these methods: +
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-  - Send email to [[[email protected]]] +
-  - Call or text message (209) STAR-ARMY (+1-209-782-7276). +
-  - Tweet questions to [[https://​twitter.com/​StarArmy|@StarArmy on Twitter]] +
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-==== Roleplaying Jargon ==== +
-The following are some common terms in the Star Army Roleplay Community. +
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-  * [[:Damage Rating]] ([[:DR]]): A guideline for how much damage weapons do. +
-  * [[:Game Master]] (GM): A plot's storyteller/​referee +
-  * [[:In Character]] (IC): Content that is in the story world. +
-  * Joint Post (JP): A chat role-play session between multiple players, later posted on the forums. +
-  * [[:​Non-Player Characters]] (NPC): Characters whose actions are not written role-players,​ but rather by the [[:​game_master]] (GM). +
-  * Open Roleplay: Roleplaying threads that anyone may join. +
-  * [[:Out Of Character]] (OOC): Content that is not part of the story world (real life). +
-  * [[:Player Characters]] (PCs): Characters whose actions and dialogue is written by a role-player. +
-  * [[:​Role-Players]] +
-  * [[:SARP]]: Star Army Roleplay ([[:​SARPcake]],​ [[:​SARPtalk]],​ [[:​SARPiverse]]) +
-  * Single Post (SP): A role-play post by a single player, posted directly on the forum. +
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-=== Related Pages === +
-  * [[computing:​glossary | Computing]]:​ A glossary of specific computing & digital warfare terminology +
-  * [[iromakuanhe:​language#​popular_expressions|Iroma Terminology]] +
-  * [[stararmy:​glossary]] +
-  * [[:​firearms_terminology]] +
-  * [[:​freespacers:​terminology]] +
-  * [[guide:​dictionary]] +
-  * [[guide:​vehicle_roles]]+
  
 +  * Post on the forums (Ask questions in the [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-players.159/​|Introduction forum]] or [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​setting-discussion.2/​|Setting Discussion]]).
 +  * Talk to people in the [[https://​discord.gg/​RunXe4p|Discord chat]]
 +  * You can also contact [[user:​Wes]],​ the admin: [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​conversations/​add&​to=Wes|Start a Conversation with Wes]]
 +    * if you can't log in, email [email protected]

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