The multiple threads are Hammer-approved. [hr] Summary: This epic game is character-development centered with some occasional battle. It takes a refreshing new look at the classical trilogy period with new characters and an alternate universe that places a premium on high quality role playing and interaction. It is set during the classic period, but with an AU backstory of the events two years after Endor. This thread is to list the rules, post character profiles, and maintain faction rosters. The actual threads for gameplay and discussion will be posted later. Note: This post will be updated often, so please check by to see if anything has changed. The latest update timestamp will be listed up here. (the updates section has been moved to the END of this post) Other threads: [link=http://boards.theforce.net/role_playing_forum/b10328/28750020/p1/?1]The Main Game thread for in-character posts[/link] [link=http://boards.theforce.net/role_playing_forum/b10328/28750103/p1/?0]The Community thread for out of character posts and GM appeals[/link] The Rules/Roster thread (this thread) <html>[blockquote]<font size=7 face="Book Antiqua">The Shattered Galaxy</font> It is a dark time for the Galaxy Proper; the Rebel Alliance has been dealt a heavy blow at the Battle of Yavin with the death of Luke Skywalker at the moment of their greatest victory. Princess Leia Organa, visited by the ghost of Ben Kenobi, learns her heritage and trains with Yoda to confront her father. She leaves with her training incomplete to help serve the Alliance. She confronts her father and his Emperor at Endor, and eventually convinces him to turn on Palpatine. Lord Vader is crippled in the process and does not live much longer. The Death Star II is destroyed and the Alliance emerges victorious. The Empire was wracked with a terrible civil war for an entire year before a new Emperor emerged. But this was not all. The Imperial Inquisition and the Prophets of the Dark Side were angered that one of their own did not occupy the throne, and fought to impose their dark theocracy on the galaxy. They proclaimed themselves Sith and waged war on the Empire. The Rebellion took advantage of this and freed much of the Outer Rim Territories, calling for a new era. They became the Galactic Alliance and swore the rest of the galaxy would be theirs. But now it is split, torn between three sides unwilling to come to terms. It is a shattered galaxy.[/blockquote] [hr] The Rules 1: READ THIS POST before submitting your character sheet. 2: Follow the Game Rules and the TOS! 3: Heed the Game Masters! 4: No God-Moding! 5: No posting another?s damage or consequences! 6: Post your damage or consequences afflicted against you! 7: No using OOC knowledge for IC gain! 8: No posting the passage of time in order to reach a distant conflict! Too far, you?re too late. 9: No Superweapons (Death Star, Galaxy Gun, Sun Crusher, Alpha Red, etc) 10: Minor Superweapons are permitted with the authorization of the Game Masters! (Cloaking Device, Cloning Tech, etc) Some Game Information The Shattered Galaxy RPG is a free-form game. Meaning that the players are free to play out the game as they see fit within reason. This does not mean that players are free to God-Mode as they please. Fairness and courtesy is strongly encouraged from all players. The three Game Masters, called the Triumvirate, deal with any problems that arise. Force-Users are limited and their numbers will be issued in proportion to existing non Force users. Only a few people will get to start as Force users, and most of them at a mid-to-low level. In order for other Force sensitive characters to appear, they will have to learn to discover their powers in character. In order to have a balanced game, it is strongly recommended and encouraged that players paid heed to who has already joined which factions and join the faction that has the least amount of players.