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 Welcome to Star Army! This article has the basic steps and info you'll need to participate. Welcome to Star Army! This article has the basic steps and info you'll need to participate.
  
-===== 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|setting]] for future players. 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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-**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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