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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.
  
- +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.
-===== 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. +
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-**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. +
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-Most RP occurs in ongoing RP plots. After their second RP thread starts, they can get their own subforum. A //plot// in this case refers to an ongoing role playing story and its group of players. In the Star Army RP, these are often based on starships. ​ Before you make your character, if possible, do a little background reading on the role-play and get an idea of which plot you want to join. +
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-**In Star Army RPs, we 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.//+
  
 For the full guide to roleplaying on Star Army, see [[guide:​roleplaying]]. For the full guide to roleplaying on Star Army, see [[guide:​roleplaying]].
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   * You can also contact [[user:​Wes]],​ the admin: [[https://​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. 
-    * [[damage_rating_v2]] 
-    * [[damage_rating_v3]] 
-  * [[game_master]] (GM): A plot's storyteller/​referee 
-  * [[guide:​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. 
-  * [[:​characters|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. 
-  * [[guide:​out_of_character]] (OOC): Content that is not part of the story world (real life). 
-  * [[:​characters|Player Characters]] (PCs): Characters whose actions and dialogue is written by a role-player. 
-  * [[guide:​role-players]] 
-  * [[:SARP]]: Star Army Roleplay ([[sarp:​sarpcake]],​ [[audio:​sarptalk]],​ [[sarp:​sarpiverse]]) 
-  * Single Post (SP): A role-play post by a single player, posted directly on the forum. 
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-===== Related Pages ===== 
-  * [[wip:​guide:​computer_glossary| Computing]]:​ A glossary of specific computing & digital warfare terminology 
-  * [[faction:​iromakuanhe:​language#​popular_expressions|Iroma Terminology]] 
-  * [[stararmy:​glossary]] 
-  * [[firearms_terminology]] 
-  * [[faction:​freespacers:​terminology]] 
-  * [[:​glossary]] 
-  * [[guide:​vehicle_roles]] 
  
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