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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}}+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 storiesYou can create and play characters forged by this unique universe and their actions will affect the [[:​setting|setting]] for future players.
  
-==== Setting Overview ==== +For the full guide to roleplaying on Star Armysee [[guide:​roleplaying]].
-//“The Earth is the cradle of mankindbut one cannot remain in the cradle forever.” - [[wp>​Konstantin Tsiolkovski]]//+
  
-There was once a time when people looked to the starry skies above and wondered if we were alone. But we were never alone and, for better or worse, we will never be alone again. 
  
-We don't know how far away from Earth we are, or how long ago humans first left EarthIncalculable knowledge has been lost to war, plagues, and alien occupationsFrom the ashesa pocket of new civilization rose in a corner of the galaxy teeming with life...the Kikyo Sector.+===== Account Setup ===== 
 +Star Army is an "​account per player"​ (APP) sitewhich 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 **16 or older** to join Star ArmyThere is no cost to join or participateBefore joiningyou should probably read the [[guide:​rules]].
  
-After endless wars, Earth has become merely a legendHumanity 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 invasionsNations are under siege and overextended,​ leaving huge, sometimes lawless frontiersTechnology is advanced but stagnant, and includes anti-gravity fields, energy weapons, faster-than-light drives, brain-uploading,​ and free energy from "​aether"​ engines.+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 pageYou'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]].
  
-=== Yamatai ==== +OptionalCreate a wiki account. **The wiki login system ​is separate from the forum one, so 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 page for your character)[[https://stararmy.com/wiki/doku.php?​id=start&​do=register|Register an account for the wiki]].
-The {{yamatai:flag_of_yamatai.png?​25&​nolink|}} **Yamatai Star Empire** is a 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 female warriors, the **Nekovalkyrja** (pronounced ​//Nay-ko-wul-ku-ree//)Due to their numbers, there are more women than men in Yamatai. After tense negotiations,​ Yamatai has recently signed a defense treaty with Nepleslia and Lor.+
  
-=== Nepleslia === +:!: If you have trouble registeringcontact the adminSee the **Questions and Assistance** section belowStar Army uses advanced anti-spam methods ​that may occasionally flag legitimate user for further review based on IP addressemailusername, or other characteristics.
-In stark contrastThe {{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 female. Nepleslia has space navy and space marines. It was previously part of Yamataibut rebelled several years ago. Nowthe two nations are part of a military alliance.+
  
-=== The Vast Universe ​=== +===== Creating Characters ===== 
-As you go through character creation, you'll be introduced ​to several other interesting factions you can create ​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.+When you're readystart 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 ​[[active_plots|plot]] group or by joining or creating a roleplay thread.
  
 +  * [[https://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads are a great place to start.
 +  * Got an idea for a 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.
 +  * 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.
  
-==== Roleplaying Overview ==== 
-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 ==== 
-**Star Army** is a play-by-post roleplaying community, which means we operate by posting text on the forum. Unlike tabletop roleplaying games, Star 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 === +===== Questions and Assistance ===== 
-At a site-wide level, a year in real life is equivalent to a year in the Star Army universe. However, ​you are not required ​to stay aligned with the actual dates throughout the year. To help keep track of space and time, please include the location, date, and time at the start of your posts as needed.+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:
  
-=== A Shared, Living Setting === +  ​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]])
-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. +  * 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] or text to 1-209-782-7276
-==== 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]]. +
-  - [[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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-:!: If you have trouble registering,​ contact the admin! See the **Questions and Assistance** section below. +
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-==== Creating and Roleplaying Characters ==== +
-Lurk as long as you want. No pressure. When you're ready, 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 [[active_plots|plot]] group or by joining or creating a roleplay thread. +
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-  * [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​open-roleplaying.194/|Open Roleplaying]] threads 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/|Planning and OOC forum]]. +
-  * Find players to RP with in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-member-resources.159/​|Introductions forum]]+
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-The ideal roleplaying post: +
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-  - Advances the plot/​story +
-  - Is fun and interesting to read (Think detailsaction, 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 memberwhat 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.** +
- +
-=== Admin Help ==== +
-Contact [[user:​Wes]]the admin, via these methods: +
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-  - Send email to [[[email protected]]] or use the forum'​s [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​misc/​contact|Contact Form]] +
-  - 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. +
-  * [[gamemaster]] (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. +
-  * [[guide:​characters|Non-Player Characters]] (NPC): Characters whose actions are not written role-players,​ but rather by the [[gamemaster]] (GM). +
-  * Open Roleplay: Roleplaying threads that anyone may join. +
-  * [[:Out Of Character]] (OOC): Content that is not part of the story world (real life). +
-  * [[guide:​characters|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]]+
  
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