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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. 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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 ===== Basic Rules ===== ===== Basic Rules =====
 +  - **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.//
   - Posts on Star Army, in general, do not have a word count, meaning they can be as long or as short as you need them to be.   - Posts on Star Army, in general, do not have a word count, meaning they can be as long or as short as you need them to be.
     - Game Masters and thread OPs may make exceptions to this based on their preferences,​ but it's their duty to make it clear at the start of the RP.     - Game Masters and thread OPs may make exceptions to this based on their preferences,​ but it's their duty to make it clear at the start of the RP.
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     - Do not control other people'​s characters or "​auto"​ them without permission.     - Do not control other people'​s characters or "​auto"​ them without permission.
     - Example: You can shoot //at// them, but you can't just //shoot// them, unless you're the GM.     - Example: You can shoot //at// them, but you can't just //shoot// them, unless you're the GM.
-  ​Please post in third-personpast tenselike novel"​Andrew reached for his weapon."+ 
 +===== Play by Post Roleplaying ===== 
 +**Star Army** is a play-by-post roleplaying communitywhich 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). Most story plots have **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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 +See also: [[guide:​game master]] 
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 +===== Plots & Subforums ===== 
 +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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 +See: [[guide:​active_plots]]
  
 ===== Format and Use of Forum Code ===== ===== Format and Use of Forum Code =====
guide/roleplaying.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/14 15:54 by wes