CZAR CROSS: THE LOST SHIP
AUGUST 13TH @ 12PM Noon Central Time
Ten years ago a great woman by the name of Polaria Ambrose united the seven systems and became the Czarina of the Delmok Empire. Under her rule, what was once a wild and dangerous place, has become peaceful and flourishes with prosperity. To celebrate this accomplishment, she and a variety of very important, very rich guests were invited onto a space cruise ship for a grand celebration of her rule! It was supposed to be the event of the year, but a band of space pirates showed up to take the ship hostage and in the chaos, the entire ship and everyone on board died.
Except, it didn't happen.
Everyone on the ship woke up feeling groggy and confused, to find that they were no longer orbiting the resort plant and were now adrift somewhere in space. The space pirates never revealed themselves and the explosion never happened. Aside from a few cases of food poisoning, everyone on board is safe and alive. The yacht, however, cannot seem to get in contact with anyone nor calculate where in space they are!
What will these lost guests do now?
WHO: Everyone is invited! Character Bios/Pics are not required, but totally encouraged! Post 'em if you got 'em.
WHAT: You are playing a guest or staff aboard this space cruise. Some really crazy shit might've happened, but you can only vaguely remember things, so maybe it didn't? All you know now is that you're lost in space with a very unpleasant mixture of people!
WHEN: AUGUST 13TH - THURSDAY @ 12PM NOON CENTRAL TIME. Ending @ 3PM.
WHERE: Join us in the CZAR CROSS chat room. You'll find the link to our chats in the CHAT tab when it's time to play.
HOW: This is a ACTION ROLEPLAY WITH IMPROVISATIONAL GAME MASTERING. That means the object of this roleplay is to interact with other characters, and from those interactions I will create a plot and story around you. There will be action moments, where your characters will be in danger and they will need to find a way out of it. With this ChaRP "lol random" behaviors are discouraged -- what your character says and does will have in game consequences, so choose wisely!
My roleplays are alwaysNEWBIE FRIENDLY so even if you are terrible at roleplay or have never participated in a ChaRP before, this will be easy for you to get involved in. :D Ask questions, let me know when you need help. I often give tips and direction out of character in the main chat room when people need a little direction.
EASY CHARP TIPS!
Try to show up a good 10 to 15 minutes before the ChaRP is to begin. That way you can read up on any important info, and it makes it easier for your GM to know how to start off the ChaRP when there's a head count.
Don't worry if another player is doing something similar to your idea. DO IT ANYWAY! Similarities and things in common happen in real life too. Everyone also plays differently, so two characters who are both "sweet and shy" will still end up being totally unique people. Two assassins could create a fun and interesting conflict!
Talking to other players about their character before the roleplay is a GREAT way to create connections and background for your own!
Post SHORT AND FAST. Charps are very quick pace and contain a LOT of players. Players can't wait 20 minutes for you to write a wall of text, and if there's too much text they won't be able to read it fast enough and will MISS details. If it takes you longer than two minutes to type your post, you are taking too long and might get lost in the action. This is an exercise in quick and concise writing!
Make sure your character name is mentioned in every post, close to the start of it if possible. This is especially helpful when there's many players, so we know who is playing what character.
Like in Real Life, a character may not be able to acknowledge or notice your character immediately because they are engaged in doing something else. (For example a new character walking in to the room, but the other characters arguing about muffins and do not see them.) Don't get discouraged if you go can't get someone to interact with you right away. Just keep posting and doing actions with your character, or even approach others who also seem to be idle and it WILL happen.
Do not take events in the roleplay personally or assume that bad reactions are because they think you/your character sucks. Everyone is playing a character and reacting to things as their character would!