OOC THREAD Space has a billion ways to kill your characters. I, as the GM, have more. The Galaxy as we know it is no longer a safe place. For eons, Humanity's Aetherius Empire had dominated the stars, bringing peace and order to the galaxy as their power spread to every system in their reach. Their strength and technology was unrivaled, and they controlled all within their imperium. Despite all their achievements, this mighty Empire was never prepared for their downfall. The Great Collapse was responsible for the absolute destruction of the Empire and the Human race. Countless centuries of conflict and death ravaged the stars until at long last, they fell silent. Through the darkness that followed, the long oppressed alien races managed to survive, now free from the Empire's dominance. These races built from scratch, emerging from their planets to forge their own starships and colonies. After thousands of years, the systems of the Carina Sector are beginning to experience a new spacefareing age. But the Galaxy is not forgiving. For every treasure that lies in the great beyond, there awaits just as many dangers. Dark forces stir on the edge of the Sector. Pirates, bandits, and hostile races all threaten the peace of those around them. There are even sightings of old Imperial ships darting across the night sky. Your nation, your people, will have to face these and more in their struggle for survival. Will you do it through cunning? Through strength? Through trade? The new Galactic Age is upon us, are you ready? ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hello all, thank you for taking interest in my latest project. This is an Interest Check for a Space-fairing, Sci-fi, Nation Role-play. The story is player-driven, you will take the role of an alien race and write from character, overall, or other perspectives as you expand and explore the galaxy around you. There are a number of over-arching plots, and I as the GM will provide some minor quests on occasion. For the most part, however, the story is yours to create as you interact with me, the other players, and the wide world I have created. I already have a star-map (which accepted nations will be added to), a wide number of quests and NPC nations, a vast number of things for you to encounter as you explore, and the beginnings of a system that will help to develop your nation over the course of this Role-Play. What I want from this Interest Check is to see who is curious or interested in this idea of mine. I'm also open to suggestions and ideas at this point, but keep in mind that I have been developing this for some before posting here. Please feel free to speak your mind, I really want to follow through with this and turn this into a long-lasting story of epic proportions. A quick list of other details: -Writing level will be adept to advanced. -There is currently no cap on the number of nations I'm willing to accept -Tech level will be limited, but I'm open to original and creative ideas. -You must play as an original alien race. No humans, no quasi-humans, and no cannon races from existing media. -Creativity is encouraged, this is a big galaxy, a whole number of things can happen. -I will create an OOC thread if I can gauge an appropriate amount of interest here. Thank you for taking the time to read that, I hope to see your questions or comments.