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6/11/2015 11:48:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
INTRO

Back when I first joined the site, people used to host "role-playing games" that had loose plots or were based on real-life stories. Players were asked to role-play various characters and interact in persona, while still attempting to win the game. Most of the activity in the game occurred via PM; so, unlike mafia there were no DPs. It really encouraged a lot of scheming (sometimes backstabbing), and it was exciting because everyone lacked important pieces of information, which meant that every decision they made was a risk and that allies couldn't be trusted. They were generally pretty fun, and perhaps could've worked out better if they had been better designed.

I've been working on a Star Trek-themed game that--while not precisely "role-playing"--is similar to the games of the past. I think that I've removed some of the kinks of my previous game (namely, I made the last game overly complicated), and so I want to see if I can find any players for this game. Obviously, this is experimental, so I am not sure how much (if any) interest there will be in it, but I think it should be fun.

No previous Star Trek knowledge is necessary.

THE RULES/GAME OUTLINE

There are 12 factions, representing various powers in the galaxy. Each power has a certain number of ships, ground troops, planets, and funds that they start out with. Every power also has a special ability of some kind. Every power also has various stats (which are revealed to them in their PM).

Every phase/cycle players may communicate via PM with other players to build alliances, engage in trade, exchange information, etc. Players may even agree to jointly attack other players, etc. All PMs would have to include the mod (i.e. me). A cycle would last 60 hours.

In addition to these communications, players may take a variety of actions, from one of two list. Special actions would need to be submitted halfway into the cycle, and regular actions would be submitted at the end. A full list of actions would be provided to players after sign up, but they would include attacking, recruiting, ship-building, hiring spies, etc. Up to 2 of each kind of action (special/regular) is allowed per cycle, plus a usage of a special ability.

At the end of every cycle, a post will be made in the forums detailing--in a format yet to be determined--some of the key things that occurred. Not all actions will be revealed, but big things (like a conquered planet) will be made public. There will be a pre-game stage that will allow players to position their forces, as well. That will last 24 hours.

Finally, there may be various twists throw at users. It is more likely than not that you won't be a victim of these, but they are meant to keep the game interesting. There are 5 possible twists, with likelihoods of occurrence running 10%, 10%, 10%, 5%, and 5% respectively. If a twist occurs, I will randomly select someone who will be impacted by it.

The win condition is simple. Destroy the armies and capture the planets of your enemies to win. The last 2 players (out of 12) alive will win, whoever they are. Forming alliances or non-aggression deals (including alliances or deals of more than 2) may be essential in order to be victorious in the end. Players can break these alliances at any time. Forming alliances that match those in the Star Treks will earn you some bonus money (not too much though), but you can form alliances, ultimately, with whoever you so choose.

SIGN-UP

So...if you're interested, I think this would be really cool to try to revive. I need 10 players, one for each of the major powers in the game (Dominion, Federation, Ferengi, Breen, Romulans, Kazon, Borg, Cardassian, Hirogen, Bajoran, and Orion Syndicate). No requests for various powers.

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6/12/2015 12:20:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I havent played rtd in awhile hmmm. I'll hesitantly /in
crying to soldiers coming home to their dogs why do I torment myself with these videos?
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6/12/2015 5:11:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
SIGN-UP

So...if you're interested, I think this would be really cool to try to revive. I need 12 players, one for each of the major powers in the game (Dominion, Federation, Ferengi, Breen, Romulans, Kazon, Borg, Cardassian, Hirogen, Bajoran, and Orion Syndicate). No requests for various powers.

1. Daytona
2. HPG
3. TUF (possible)
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Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


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6/12/2015 5:43:11 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/12/2015 5:13:32 PM, UtherPenguin wrote:
"May the Force be ever in your favour"
- Spock

Way to mix metaphors...lol...
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6/14/2015 12:21:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
SIGN-UP

So...if you're interested, I think this would be really cool to try to revive. I need 12 players, one for each of the major powers in the game (Dominion, Federation, Ferengi, Breen, Romulans, Kazon, Borg, Cardassian, Hirogen, Bajoran, and Orion Syndicate). No requests for various powers.

1. Daytona
2. HPG
3. TUF (possible)
4. Eagle
5. Ford
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Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


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6/14/2015 12:45:26 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/14/2015 12:21:16 AM, bsh1 wrote:
SIGN-UP

So...if you're interested, I think this would be really cool to try to revive. I need 12 players, one for each of the major powers in the game (Dominion, Federation, Ferengi, Breen, Romulans, Kazon, Borg, Cardassian, Hirogen, Bajoran, and Orion Syndicate). No requests for various powers.

1. Daytona
2. HPG
3. TUF (possible)
4. Eagle
5. Ford
6. Tejretics (possible)
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"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe." - Frederick Douglass
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6/14/2015 10:12:54 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
SIGN-UP

So...if you're interested, I think this would be really cool to try to revive. I need 12 players, one for each of the major powers in the game (Dominion, Federation, Ferengi, Breen, Romulans, Kazon, Borg, Cardassian, Hirogen, Bajoran, and Orion Syndicate). No requests for various powers.

1. Daytona
2. HPG
3. TUF (possible)
4. Eagle
5. Ford
6. Tejretics (possible)
7. YYW
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


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6/14/2015 10:15:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
SIGN-UP

So...if you're interested, I think this would be really cool to try to revive. I need 12 players, one for each of the major powers in the game (Dominion, Federation, Ferengi, Breen, Romulans, Kazon, Borg, Cardassian, Hirogen, Bajoran, and Orion Syndicate). No requests for various powers.

1. Daytona
2. HPG
3. TUF (possible)
4. Eagle
5. Ford
6. Tejretics (possible)
7. YYW
8. Skepsikyma
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10.
11.
12.
"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
- Hilaire Belloc -
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6/14/2015 10:34:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
/in
"It's awfully considerate of you to think of me here,
And I'm much obliged to you for making it clear - that I'm not here."

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Sapphique
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6/15/2015 1:00:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
/in
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6/15/2015 3:30:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/11/2015 11:48:35 PM, bsh1 wrote:
My Star Trek knowledge isn't extensive, but I'm /in to play

Warning though, if you plan on starting before Friday, my activity will likely be limited to null during that timeframe.. I've got lots of exams. After that, I'll be very active :P
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6/15/2015 5:04:08 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/15/2015 3:30:58 PM, Daltonian wrote:
At 6/11/2015 11:48:35 PM, bsh1 wrote:
My Star Trek knowledge isn't extensive, but I'm /in to play

Warning though, if you plan on starting before Friday, my activity will likely be limited to null during that timeframe.. I've got lots of exams. After that, I'll be very active :P

Okie dokie.
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6/15/2015 5:04:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/15/2015 3:30:58 PM, Daltonian wrote:
At 6/11/2015 11:48:35 PM, bsh1 wrote:
My Star Trek knowledge isn't extensive, but I'm /in to play

Warning though, if you plan on starting before Friday, my activity will likely be limited to null during that timeframe.. I've got lots of exams. After that, I'll be very active :P

Good luck on your exams!
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6/15/2015 5:04:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/15/2015 4:47:13 PM, AFism wrote:
Can I play even though I'm new? I know a lot about star trek.

Sure. You can join :)
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6/15/2015 5:05:15 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/12/2015 12:40:13 PM, TUF wrote:
If this gets a decent group of players in, I may join.

Are you in?
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6/15/2015 5:05:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/14/2015 12:45:26 AM, tejretics wrote:

Are you in?
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6/15/2015 10:01:09 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
SIGN-UP

So...if you're interested, I think this would be really cool to try to revive. I need 12 players, one for each of the major powers in the game (Dominion, Federation, Ferengi, Breen, Romulans, Kazon, Borg, Cardassian, Hirogen, Bajoran, Tzenkethi, and Orion Syndicate). No requests for various powers.

1. Daytona
2. HPG
3. TUF (possible)
4. Eagle
5. Ford
6. Tejretics (possible)
7. YYW
8. Skepsikyma
9. Harder
10. Saph
11. Dalt
12. AFism
13. Wylted
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6/16/2015 4:50:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/15/2015 5:05:15 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 6/12/2015 12:40:13 PM, TUF wrote:
If this gets a decent group of players in, I may join.

Are you in?

I don't know like any of these players. Are some of these guys new?
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6/16/2015 5:39:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/15/2015 5:05:27 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 6/14/2015 12:45:26 AM, tejretics wrote:

Are you in?

I don't think I can devote enough time for it, since my school year has started. So, no. Sorry.
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6/16/2015 3:15:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/16/2015 5:21:04 AM, TUF wrote:
Never mind totally ignored the non mafia part

Okay, so not /in?
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6/16/2015 3:15:51 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/16/2015 5:39:29 AM, tejretics wrote:
At 6/15/2015 5:05:27 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 6/14/2015 12:45:26 AM, tejretics wrote:

Are you in?

I don't think I can devote enough time for it, since my school year has started. So, no. Sorry.

Okay.
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