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Hi, friends, and welcome to another installment of 'things I'm probably going to regret'!

It's been a hot minute since I've been around on the guild, but I'm back to bring you all the latest brainchild of many - yet another free-form-ish space sandbox in the style of the great @keyguyperson and @duck55223. Already I can hear you crying out from the pile of dead and buried roleplays, 'But Aria, how is this one different??!' and let me tell you, there's quite a lot:

We're basing it in discord.

There will be none of the silliness of clusterfluffling into first in-person contact within five posts. There is a regional system for players to interact within - no player will have the full story. Players are to keep their sheets secret, so that no one can metagame (which I know it totally never happens at all but it's better to be safe than sorry.) There is a strong focus on personal development. Players will become personally invested in their empires and paranoid about the other life-forms they come across - are they friend or foe?

The galaxy is alive, and not just with player characters.

Despite the discord setting, it's going to be rather slow-paced - discord was simply more convenient for the multiple discrete regions and so forth. Posts every few days to couple weeks is probably going to be the pace we settle into.

In terms of player experience, we hope that the stat system isn't going to impede on creativity too dreadfully much. It is still basically free-form, the GMs simply ask you to assign numbers to help them keep track of things.

If this sounds interesting, come check us out at the link here.
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Interested. I will malinger around in the discord for the time being and get a sense of things before I start putting anything together.
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Hi this has my attention. However i would like to know more about its PvP elements, is this a slow burner or not? Perhaps we shall only know afterwards.

In any case i was somehow bamboozled one day into playing a fascist space nation. I created them as a bit of a critique on fascism but it seems to have been far too plausible and scared some people and was kicked from the game. The GM specifically called me a "statist" even though I'm not in fact, (I'm more of an individualist). Anyway the idea has kept smouldering in my mind and has had further refinements, its even got a tiny amount of praise so well theres that.

In any case they are scary in the sense of how Starship troopers was scary to you as a kid the first time you saw it. But it was also cool because people think warriors are cool (and they are).

If youre prepared for Starship Troopers style spooky then here we go. My faction truly are monsters. However they are more like Samurai than Nazis.

The Nazis leader was an artist, and artists seek to be witnessed. And thats a little fruity.
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@banzai tracers I’ve never seen starship troopers, so I cannot comment. If you would like to hop into the discord using the above link, we can discuss more there. I am slightly concerned about the fact that you got kicked from a game on account of your playing fascists - usually RP creators try to be open minded unless it seems that one is pushing their own personal political agenda. At the least, that is the standard that I hold myself to and I’m sure other creators will concur. We’re all here to have fun, and, yknow, not romanticize people and ideologies that attempt genocide. Anyway! I look forward to hearing from you.

Similarly, if there are any lurkers here, please pop into the discord for a chat! I’m increasingly not-present on the guild and sometimes forget to check my messages.

EDIT: Because I forgot to answer your question, the answer is that it's up to you as a player race. As it is, we don't really have weaponized ships or even casual spacefaring yet (lots of research vessels, manned ones within your own system and maybe generational deep space research things) but it will come in time.
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Well the dude literally called me a statist in a nation states game. So thats a bad sign for his ability to use logic.

He was basically throwing his weight around as GM and the thing is, i too am a GM (I've run 3 games on Roll20) so how long do you think im just gonna put up with that? He was expecting me to be a brown-noser in exchange for getting to play my facist nation however im not a facist so i don't really have any emotional needs to play them. If i was to brown-nose for the chance to play them then i guess that'd mean i was a real facist!?

What im trying to say is im a pretty good person and i don't need to brown-nose or put up with people throwing their weight around in order to still be a good person.

My faction is basically an evil human faction. So don't expect them to be comfortable to watch. You can even make them the big-bad of the local system and id be totally down with that.

I'll jump into discord later maybe, i have to go to work now.
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@Banzai Tracers the only problem I foresee here is that there are no humans in the galaxy we’re setting this in. Humanoids were acceptable but no humans as we know them. The Milky Way is several billion light years away, if it even exists in our universe. Other than that, I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

(You seem very tripped up on what this guy said to you in a nation states game. Please don’t bring that baggage into my RP; I have 0 tolerance for real world or personal politicking in my games.)
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@RomanAriaYes basically they are genetically modified humans that are basically their own species now. I could easily run them as humanoids.

"You seem very tripped up on what this guy said to you in a nation states game."

Tripped? Well you did ask... and i had to explain.

"Please don’t bring that baggage into my RP; I have 0 tolerance for real world or personal politicking in my games."

Do you mean pushing people to belive in your political ideology? I dont have any political ideologies so i dont do that. However i prefer it when players i interact with are logical.
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@banzai tracers I assure you, everyone in the RP possesses at the very least a generous modicum of logic. With that being said, there is to be no debating of political ideologies within the server. Whether or not one has a personal ideology (which, do forgive me, but you're rather pushing the point of not having one too hard for me to take it at face value), we are not here to debate the relative merits of governmental systems - that's what has torn nation RPs and friend groups apart and sorry, but I will not stand for it.

Whatever the case, you are free to play as any political system you choose. If you would kindly hop into the discord to continue this conversation and start planning your species out in more detail once you have the lore and sheet format, I would be much obliged.
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