The Star Army setting is unique and interesting because it has been built over the years by SARPers. These rules govern the addition of material to the Star Army's setting canon. It was updated in 2021. 1)
PROTIP: If you are a new or struggling creator, check out our Star Army Creator Mentor Program
We have temporarily relaxed rules to:
The relaxed rules apply from May 1, 2023, to September 30, 2023, which we'll call the “Summer of SARP”
Welcome Creators! Here are some basics before you make your first design. Submissions should:
Submissions should stay in the WIP: namespace until they are approved. However, if a submission is not in the WIP namespace at the time of submission, it is not necessary to move it into the WIP as long as the submission is expected to be approved promptly (no need for extra work).
In general, only the article author may edit WIP articles until the article is submitted, except for technical fixes like spelling, grammar, and fixing broken links. This is to protect authors from unwanted interference, as some authors are sensitive to other people touching their unfinished articles. Please don't alter other people's works-in-progress unless you get their permission first.
If the submission contains images that are in the WIP namespace, the reviewer and/or the submitter need to send a PM to Wes to move the images into their permanent location after the article is approved. Guests are unable to see images in the WIP: namespace. Also, the WIP namespace is occasionally cleaned out which could result in loss of images for articles with images still in the WIP namespace.
We have a lot of diversity here on Star Army, but we have a basic set of standards for submissions.
When you make a submission don't include things like:
We also generally won't accept cutting edge or advanced technology for factions that don't have any role-play going on.
<blockquote>Tip: Make an effort to improve on existing designs; we have a lot of good designs that could use some refit or upgrading.</blockquote>
We are trying to improve our setting:
Rather than just add stuff to the wiki, we ask that things be introduced through roleplay prior to submission.
|Class||Submission Types||Roleplay Requirements|
|A||Playable Factions||A successful GMed roleplaying plot lasting 3 months or more that introduces the new faction through contact with an existing faction|
|B||Species, Starships, Subfactions, Major Corporations, Star Systems||1 RP Thread focused on the submission|
|C||Small Craft, Weapons, Androids, Power Armor, Small Corporations, Nonsapient Species||1 news post or 1 RP post|
|D||Random setting fluff||Mentioned by or seen by any character in any RP|
For a thread we mean an RP thread with multiple posts and preferably multiple participants. The idea is to generate RP.
When possible try to include art.
Articles for the Star Army of Yamatai require artwork if they're in the following categories.
This the guide our moderators use when Reviewing Submissions. Check it out to see more details as to what is expected.
When your submission is approved, our team will:
After your submission is approved, you are responsible for: