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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.
  
-{{https://​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 stories. You can create and play characters forged by this unique universe and their actions will affect the [[:setting|setting]] ​for future players.
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-==== Setting Overview ==== +
-//“The Earth is the cradle of mankind, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.” - [[wp>​Konstantin Tsiolkovski]]//​ +
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-We don't know how far away from Earth we are, or how long ago humans first left Earth. Incalculable knowledge has been lost to war, plagues, and alien occupations,​ and now Earth is merely an ancient legend. But humanity survives in the form of its distant colony worlds. +
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-Technology levels are advanced but stable, and include anti-gravity fields, energy weapons, faster-than-light drives, brain-uploading,​ and generators that can draw practically unlimited energy from the "​aether."​ +
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-From the ashes, a new pocket of civilizations arose in this unusually habitable corner of the galaxy. Peace is carefully maintained in besieged nations whose overextended military forces continue to constantly fight off against alien invasions and insurrections,​ sometimes leaving their huge frontiers and rather lawless. +
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-=== Yamatai ==== +
-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 bodies. It's got an 80s anime-inspired flavor and is protected by a massive, politically powerful military called the **Star Army**, which the site is named after. The Star Army has members of dozens of species serving, but it's best known for its cat-eared warrior women, the **Nekovalkyrja** (pronounced //​Nay-ko-wul-ku-ree//​). Due to mass production of Nekos, there are increasingly more women than men living in Yamatai. +
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-=== Nepleslia === +
-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 megacities. Mixing 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 a space navy and space marines. It was previously part of Yamatai, but it a decade ago, it rebelled and gained its independence. +
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-=== 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. +
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-==== 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.+
  
 For the full guide to roleplaying on Star Army, see [[guide:​roleplaying]]. For the full guide to roleplaying on Star Army, see [[guide:​roleplaying]].
  
-=== 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). 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. 
  
-**In Star Army RPswe usually write in third-person past tense**, the way most novels do. For example//A scowl of disgust appeared on Sayuri'​s face as she watched the lizard creatures eagerly gnawing on the abandoned corpses.//+===== 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 Army. There is no cost to join or participate. Before joiningyou should probably read the [[guide:rules]].
  
-=== Flexible Time === +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]].
-At a site-wide level, a 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 year. To help keep track of space and time, please include ​the location, date, and time at the start of your posts as needed.+
  
-=== A Shared, Living Setting === +Optional: Create ​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 shared, living world that is always growing. Your writing can add to the settingand your RP may be affected by events in the settingBecause you'​ll ​roleplay with other people, expect ​to be surprised sometimes! Have fun and be brave.+
  
-==== Account Setup ===== +:!: If you have trouble registering,​ contact the admin. See the **Questions and Assistance** section below. ​Star Army uses advanced anti-spam methods that may occasionally flag a legitimate user for further review based on IP addressemail, username, or other characteristics.
-You must be **16 or older** to join Star Army. There is no cost to join or participate. Before joiningyou should probably read the [[guide:​rules]].+
  
-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 then introduce yourself in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-member-resources.159/​|Introductions Forum]].+===== Creating Characters ===== 
 +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.
  
-OptionalCreate a wiki accountThe wiki login system is separate from the forum one, so you will need to register for both.** You'll need wiki account to create ​and edit wiki articles (such as if you want to make a page for your character). [[http://​stararmy.com/​wiki/doku.php?id=start&​do=register|Register an account for the wiki]].+  * [[https://stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads are a great place to start. 
 +  ​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. 
 +  * 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.
  
-:!: If you have trouble registering,​ contact the admin! See the **Questions and Assistance** section below. 
  
-==== Creating Characters ==== 
-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. 
  
-  * [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​open-roleplaying.194/​|Open Roleplaying]] threads are a great place to start. +===== Questions and Assistance ​=====
-  * Got an idea for a roleplay thread? Start an interest check thread in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​ooc-threads-interest-checks-rp-signups.28/​|OOC and Plot Planning]] forum. +
-  * Find other players to RP with in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-new-member-resources.159/​|Introductions and New Players]] forum. +
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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. +
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-==== 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: 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:
  
-  * Post on the forums (Ask questions in the [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​introductions-players-seeking-rp.159/​|Introduction forum]] or [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​forums/​roleplaying-setting-discussion-questions.2/|Setting Discussion]]). +  * 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://stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​chat/​|chat ​room]] +  * Talk to people in the [[https://discord.gg/RunXe4p|Discord ​chat]] 
-  * You can also contact [[user:​Wes]],​ the admin: [[http://​stararmy.com/​roleplay-forum/​index.php?​conversations/​add&​to=Wes|Start a Conversation with Wes]]+  * 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     * if you can't log in, email [email protected] or text to 1-209-782-7276
-==== 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 === 
-  * [[computer_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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