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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if someone could give me a bit more information on how the Area roleplay works. I've done a fair bit of text based RP in the past (mostly on a site called AJJE Games) and I've been looking at this on and off for the past month.
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    The Ares Roleplay is where you assume the role of one or, if permitted, two characters on the U.S.S Ares, a Sovereign class ship in the Alpha Quadrant.

    The role play has officers which set the scene, but the main path is up to you. The dramas and issues and any personal incidents are made up by you yourself, provided it fits in with the theme and isn't totally outrageous.

    I've been in Ares the past few months, at first I was sceptical on how it worked. I started off just taking what I assumed would be a minor officer role, but quickly took to the storyline and started helping out, even influencing how the story played out.

    Overall, its a fun time and if you want to trial it, give it a shot as a standard crewman, that way if you don't like it the character can stay on as a department NPC.
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    #3
    It sounds similar to the ones that I've done before. Is it all done within a single thread or do you have separate threads for particular areas.

    Eg. On the system I used to use, you had separate "areas" you could post too (although it was a play by post system, not forum based)
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    We have two threads. One for OOC (Out of Character) stuff like deciding the next bit of story and getting opinions.

    Then the actual chapter. The way this works is at the very top we put like "USS Area - Deck 5" to show where we are at that time, and at the bottom we can put (Name here) to show if we want a response from a specific person or not. Its quite simple once you get the hang of it.
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    Hey Chris, thanks for asking. If you've done text based role play or even for us that were around when it was, PBEM, then you'll pick up the hang of it really quite easily. There's plenty of talented writers in Ares who can help at the start as you interact with their characters. Drop me a PM at any time if you'd like to know more.
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    It sounds similar to the ones that I've done before. Is it all done within a single thread or do you have separate threads for particular areas.

    Eg. On the system I used to use, you had separate "areas" you could post too (although it was a play by post system, not forum based)
    How we do it here is by doing tagged posts for when we are interacting with other crew. It'll get a bit confusing if you have interactions in two different areas of the ship. I have two PCs(three, if you count Akyv. LOL), so if you want to do some character development on your own, its dirt easy.
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    I just want to say thanks to everyone who has popped in with advice and guidance, It's been handy seeing those responses to gauge what the Ares RP is like. I think I may actually give it a go as it does seem like it could be fun, and I did used to enjoy that form of RP a lot in the past.
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    I just want to say thanks to everyone who has popped in with advice and guidance, It's been handy seeing those responses to gauge what the Ares RP is like. I think I may actually give it a go as it does seem like it could be fun, and I did used to enjoy that form of RP a lot in the past.
    Please do!

    Thanks to everyone else for jumping in and summarizing how everything works here.
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