The multiple threads are Hammer-approved. Please read the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Message.aspx?topic=28742447]rules thread[/link] and submit a character profile to the appropriate GM (as detailed there) before posting in this thread. Please keep all out of character comments to the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/role_playing_forum/b10328/28750103/p1/?0]discussion thread[/link] unless they involve clarification of the in-character post you are making. [hr] Welcome to the Shattered Galaxy's main game thread. TSG is a large scale RP with an epic premise, but a focus on intimate and detailed character development. Battles and the like will come eventually, but they will not be the focus. This is not a game where we want page after page of battle posts that take weeks to complete. We're interested in making a great character and having a good time interacting with others. In other words, we really want to get into the role part of role playing. This thread is for gameplay only. All character profiles are to go in the rules thread, linked above. All out of character commentary (unless a very short comment accompanying an in character post to clarify some element therein) belongs in the discussion/commentary thread, along with any issues you wish to bring up before the gamemasters. Storyline discussion and plot outlining will also occur in the discussion thread. To begin the game, each of the three faction GMs will post an in-character speech about the state of their faction. They will tag all members of their faction and corresponding subfactions, who will all conveniently be viewing/listening to their address at the time of their first post. You are encouraged to portray your character's (or characters') response to this speech, and then you're given leave to start playing. Remember, this is not a GM-guided game. GMs are here in an oversight position, but all other activity is in your hands. That is not to say that anything goes--you obviously have to do things that make sense in-character, so trampling on the Emperor's private garden is not a good idea. You can still do it, but you'll have the adequate response happen to you. Some people of higher in-game rank will give you orders and assignments, but if you're an independant or very low ranking character, you'll have to explore and seek out in-character meetings with others on your own. It'll be fun!