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Futuristic The Voyages of the U.S.S. Phoenix

Geozaki

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Here is what I'm working on. As things are ready I'll make them available to you all. My plan is to prioritise the CS Thread so that you guys can all get onto creating your characters while I flesh everything else out. When an item is marked as complete, it doesn't mean it's completely finished, just enough for the RP to begin.

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= I am currently working on this
= I have finished working on this and it is ready to go
= I haven't started on this yet

To-Do List:
Setting Up Character Sheet Page
Setting up an OOC Thread
Setting Up the 'Database'
Setting up an OOC Discord Server
Setting up an OOC Thread
Create and post my own character
Create an Introductory Post
Let's a GO!

The year is 2498, and humanity ventures amongst the stars as a prominent member of the Galactic Union, a federation consisting of multiple species from numerous planets and star systems which work together under a banner of peace and freedom. The Union has an impressive fleet of ships ranging from fighters to frigates, one of these ships is the U.S.S. Phoenix, (U.S.S. = United Star Ship). The Phoenix is an exploratory ship, meaning that it and its crew are tasked primarily with exploring unknown regions of space and other similar tasks, though sometimes the Phoenix finds itself performing other duties too. You are a member of the crew of the Phoneix, and these will be your stories...
Apologies for the crude introduction, I've been thinking about this RP for a few days but wanted to post an interest check before thinking too hard about major details as I didn't want to flesh everything out fully if no one was interested. This RP is inspired by franchises such as Star Trek and The Orville and will follow the crew of the Star Ship Phoenix. Much like in the two franchises mentioned above, the ship will be home to its crew and their families and, as an exploratory vessel, the job of the Phoenix is to 'Boldly go where no one has gone before'. (Yeah... that was a bit plagiaristic, it won't be in the main RP lol). The RP will focus on the crew and their lives on board the ship in a sort of slice of life kinda way, and also on the new discoveries and dangers that they encounter during their journeys through space. In an ideal world, this RP will last for some time and we'll be able to experience many arcs throughout its lifetime, so if you're interested in creating your own 'encounters' for the Phoenix and her crew then that's awesome too. Let me know and we can discuss any ideas you have and work them into the story as best we can.

I wish to make it clear that you do not have to have seen either Star Trek or the Orville to participate in this RP, it's not a fandom RP as it will be separate from those universes, the idea was just inspired by those franchises. As long as you can enjoy the idea of a large crew living together and working together on a spaceship, then you'll be more than welcome.

As for characters, there will be 2 primary groups of characters, crew and family.

Crew - The crew will likely be our largest roster of characters, they are the people responsible for running the ship. From flying the ship to maintaining the ship and everything in between. These characters will get the most adventure and action.
Family - Each member of the crew will have their own quarters aboard the Phoenix and many crew members have family members living with them aboard the ship as well. These characters won't be active members of the ship's crew but will still live day to day. These characters will be mostly slice-of-life characters and generally will be less involved in the adventure elements of the RP however, they will still have to deal with any consequences and may get swept up in the action from time to time.

There will be other characters too, such as NPCs and the such.

We will, if possible, need a full command team. If a member of the command team is not accounted for then their duties will be split among the other command team members.
If you wish to request a specific role then say so and I'll put your name next to it to mark it as reserved. As an example, in this case, I will take the role of captain so my name is beside the captain role.

Captain - Geozaki Geozaki - The Captain is pretty self-explanatory. They are in command of the ship and any actions taken by the crew is their responsibility
First Officer - Jackson123 Jackson123 - The First officer is the captain's second in command, they are often consulted when it comes to big decisions and, should the captain fall sick or be unavailable, the command will then fall to the first officer. (There can also be second officers, third officers and so on, but these titles will likely be given to other members of the command team rather than being separate roles of their own).
Helmsman - Mr. Skull Mr. Skull - There's often a large group of people aboard any ship who can fly it, but the primary helmsman is often the best of them all. It's their job to safely navigate the vastness of space while also being ready to chase targets or lay down some evasive manoeuvres should conflict arise.
Navigator - The navigator is often another helmsman who helps keep the helmsman on the right track.
Tactical Officer - AKIMBOCROSS AKIMBOCROSS - The Tactical Officer is in charge of the ship's weaponry and shields. While the hope is that they are required to do very little, especially on an exploratory ship, when they're needed they must be ready for anything, one mistake could be the difference between life and death. They are also in charge of the tractor beam.
Science Officer - Xenobiology Xenobiology - The Science Officer is in charge of the Ship's scanners and is able to quickly contact the science teams through the ship to coordinate any required research, analysis or medical attention as required.
Chief Medical Officer - Karcen Karcen - Rarely seen on the bridge, the Medical officer is in charge of the team working to keep everyone healthy.
Chief Engineer - Mineczka Mineczka - The Chief Engineer is responsible for co-ordinating ship-wide repairs, they must be able to manage their teams and prioritise what needs repairing first to keep the ship operational, to aid them with this, their station has a detailed overview of the ship's systems, shield status and hull integrity. In addition to this, the engineer can allocate the ship's power to certain subsystems. The ship generally has a balance of power across all substations, but in the event of a loss of power or other extreme circumstances, some systems may have to be sacrificed to keep others operating as effectively as possible.
Chief of Security - Nothingness Nothingness - The Chief of Security's job is to keep everyone on board the ship safe. When working on the bridge they can see any reports from throughout the ship relating to injuries, damage or other oddities so that they can effectively command their security teams and, in the event that the engineer's display ceases to function, they can provide the Chief Engineer with live information on damage as it comes in from the ship's crew. The chief of security is also responsible to ensure that landing parties have adequate security details, keeping the people living on the ship safe from each other and keeping everyone safe from outside threats or the members of boarding parties.
Communications Officer - Lost Echo Lost Echo - The communications officer is in charge of sending and receiving hails to and from other ships and will often deal with the majority of communications that do not require the attention of any other member of the crew.

The Helmsman, Tactical Officer, Science Officer, Chief Engineer and Chief of Security will all have teams working beneath them, responsible for keeping the ship running.
The helmsman will lead the other pilots and navigators on board. This team will be required to step in for the navigator or helmsman aboard the bridge if needed and may be asked to pilot shuttles or fighters at any given moment.
The Tactical Officer will lead the tactical team, the tactical team's responsibilities include helping come up with strategies to overcome difficult obstacles or enemies as well as keeping the ship's armoury and munitions safe and ensuring that the ship's weapons are functional at all times.
The Science Officer will lead the science team. The science team is huge and consists of many roles such as medical (Which is overseen by the Medical officer), research, analysts and so on.
The Chief Engineer will be responsible for running the engineering team. The engineering team are in charge of ship maintenance, installing upgrades and overseeing important ship functions such as the engine.
The Chief of security is in charge of the security team. The security team will have the most weapons training and must act like police officers aboard the ship. In addition to this, members of the security team will be called if there's ever a firefight on the ground, be it inside or outside the ship.

If you wish you can be a member of the teams if you don't wish to be the officer in charge of them, or if the official position has already been taken.

Apologies if this is hard to follow, it's quite late here right now and I'm still working on some of the details.

The RP is planned to begin after a massive repair job to the Phoenix, which was all but destroyed in a recent battle. Some of the crew will be new whereas others will have survived the battle. I know it's not much to go on right now, but thought I'd add that in case you want to think about your characters and how long they've been aboard.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Hopefully, we'll have a super awesome RP together!

Edit: Although I only mentioned Humans in the 'dramatic opening paragraph', you are more than welcome to play non-human characters. If you wish to be a member of a race that already exists in fiction, such as Star Trek's Vulcans, The Orville's Xelayans or Battlestar Galactica's Cylons then feel free. (Obviously, races not used as an example are welcome as well). You may also create your own species if you wish. The only real restrictions are that they can conceivably work within the RP and that they are not indestructible omnipotent god-like beings, in other words, nothing massively OP.

Edit Again: CS Thread is UP! Futuristic - The Ongoing Voyages of the U.S.S. Phoenix - Characters - Open and Accepting
 
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AKIMBOCROSS

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Interested in maybe playing Tactical officer
(this gave me nostalgia as it reminded me of an old roblox game i used to play that was one of my first rp experiences)
 

Geozaki

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I have added the following to the introductory post:
Edit: Although I only mentioned Humans in the 'dramatic opening paragraph', you are more than welcome to play non-human characters. If you wish to be a member of a race that already exists in fiction, such as Star Trek's Vulcans, The Orville's Xelayans or Battlestar Galactica's Cylons then feel free. (Obviously, races not used as an example are welcome as well). You may also create your own species if you wish. The only real restrictions are that they can conceivably work within the RP and that they are not indestructible omnipotent god-like beings, in other words, nothing massively OP.

I also added this:
I wish to make it clear that you do not have to have seen either Star Trek or the Orville to participate in this RP, it's not a fandom RP as it will be separate from those universes, the idea was just inspired by those franchises. As long as you can enjoy the idea of a large crew living together and working together on a spaceship, then you'll be more than welcome.

I am posting this separately as well so that anyone who has already read the introductory post has more of a chance to read the changes and, also because that way this post may work as a subtle BUMP... or at least it would've been subtle if I hadn't mentioned it... I really hope some other people wish to join in as I've been thinking a lot about this RP and am pretty excited by what it could be.

Anyway, sorry to be a pain.
 

AKIMBOCROSS

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I have added the following to the introductory post:
Edit: Although I only mentioned Humans in the 'dramatic opening paragraph', you are more than welcome to play non-human characters. If you wish to be a member of a race that already exists in fiction, such as Star Trek's Vulcans, The Orville's Xelayans or Battlestar Galactica's Cylons then feel free. (Obviously, races not used as an example are welcome as well). You may also create your own species if you wish. The only real restrictions are that they can conceivably work within the RP and that they are not indestructible omnipotent god-like beings, in other words, nothing massively OP. (clip)
we all know where this is going
*laughs in furry*

But jokes aside I am hype for this, but I do have to ask, will we be using a discord server to communicate or just on site ooc? And when do character sheets/character submissions plan to be released?
 
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Geozaki

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we all know where this is going
*laughs in furry*
Honestly, that is fine by me if that's what people want their characters to be.

But jokes aside I am hype for this, but I do have to ask, will we be using a discord server to communicate or just on site ooc?
I am also super duper hyped!
As far as discord is concerned I didn't really think that far in terms of set-up. I guess I'll likely do what I usually do and that is, I'll create a Discord server and have it be recommended that people join, but not compulsory. (As I know some people have no wishes to create discord accounts and so on), then the people who want to join the discord can, and the people who don't want to, don't have to. We would still have an OOC thread either way, so I'll do my best to make sure that anything posted into the OOC thread of massive importance is also copied into Discord and Vice-Versa.

And when do character sheets/character submissions plan to be released?
ASAP! I pretty much decided as I was creating the glorified BUMP post last night that I'd go out on a limb and create the RP properly anyway. Even if no one else shows interest from this point, I think we could still create a pretty cool RP! (If you are reading this and haven't yet shown interest, then please don't let that comment deter you lol). If I get the time I intend to start getting the thread put together today, but I know that I'm going straight from work to a birthday party and so may not get all that much time to do so, however, all being well, I have a day off tomorrow (from work at least), and will start/continue working on things tomorrow if all else fails. I'll keep you guys updated. I may even add a progress bar or something to the introductory post if I have to stop part-way through and am feeling fancy ;D

I'm totally down for Chief Engineer if you'd have me~! ^^
Yes of course we'd have you! I have put you down as having reserved the Chief Engineer spot in the introductory post and very much look forward to RPing with you! Welcome aboard!
 

Geozaki

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I have begun setup for the main RP but was cut short by work, I have added a progress bar to the introductory post in an attempt to keep you all as updated as possible.
 

Mr. Skull

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Interesting! I have tried to get into space soap opera groups in the past, with little luck.

I think this will be very fun, so I will like to be the helmsman if possible. Good luck setting this up!
 

Geozaki

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Interesting! I have tried to get into space soap opera groups in the past, with little luck.

I think this will be very fun, so I will like to be the helmsman if possible. Good luck setting this up!
I hope that it is indeed very fun and that we continue with the RP for some time to come!

I have added you as your primary helmsman and can't wait to RP with you!

And thank you very much for the luck! Hopefully it will all be ready soon and it will at least be somewhat understandable :P
 

Nothingness

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So just to be sure, are we going to try and fill out all positions of the crew first before we move onto the roleplay?
Or are we heading into the roleplay and eventually get that last slot filled?

If we are in dire need of the position I will not mind playing more than one role.
 
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Hi, this sounds amazing. I'm wary of signing up since it's been a while since I've roleplayed (though I literally did sign up today on an easy, slow one.) How often would you expect people to post? Daily? Weekly? Would you prefer if in general we follow a post order, since this seems like it'd be large?

Also, more importantly, why don't you have a Communications Officer?
 

Geozaki

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So just to be sure, are we going to try and fill out all positions of the crew first before we move onto the roleplay?
Or are we heading into the roleplay and eventually get that last slot filled?

If we are in dire need of the position I will not mind playing more than one role.

I’m working on the threads for the RP as best I can. The plan is to have the CS thread up soon for people to start posting CS’ and then have the RP up and running not too long after.

Honestly, I hoped to have the CS part up today but due to a fault with my laptop’s power supply I’ve done a lot less than I’d hoped today, though have made some progress on my phone.

I have been working on the basis that there could be a lot of interest or very little, so the plan will be to start regardless of whether all roles are filled, should a role be I filled them the duties of that person will be temporarily split up among other people until that role is filled.

However, you are still welcome to play multiple characters if you want to, be that to cover more roles or to add some crew members and characters who don’t take up a command slot.

Hi, this sounds amazing. I'm wary of signing up since it's been a while since I've roleplayed (though I literally did sign up today on an easy, slow one.) How often would you expect people to post? Daily? Weekly? Would you prefer if in general we follow a post order, since this seems like it'd be large?

I’m glad you like the sound of it. I understand your wariness, but if you wish to join at any point, be that now or in a few weeks time when you feel more re-adjusted to roleplaying, you are more than welcome to do so!

I’m not planning to have any specific post frequency requirement or forced post order as sometimes there can be multiple interactions happening at once, or someone may be waiting for something before they make a post. Generally if someone else is waiting on you then it would be great if you could reply within 1-3 days just so that no one is waiting super long before they can resume rping. Other than that post as and when you feel able to do so.

In a similar area of discussion, I’m also not planning to set any serious post length descriptions other than something along the lines of ‘avoid one liners when possible’. I do encourage longer posts but understand that sometimes there just isn’t enough to enforce 2 full paragraphs for every single post.

Also, more importantly, why don't you have a Communications Officer?
That is a good question. I guess at the time I was thinking something along the lines of ‘that will fit in with this role’ or that I’d just forgotten about communication, I was pretty exhausted when I created this interest check so me forgetting is entirely possible. As soon as I get my laptop up and running (which all being well should be within the next few hours), I’ll add a communications officer role. I’d do it now but my phone hates editing large posts for some reason.



Sorry if a lot of this post made little sense, if you need any clarification on anything I’m more than happy to oblige
 
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AKIMBOCROSS AKIMBOCROSS I more thought of a tower of Babel-esque situation, but that works too.


Geozaki Geozaki No, you make perfect sense. (Especially on the part of forgetting because you're tired.) I should actually be able to manage 1-3 days. Still, I'm going to wait a bit to fully sign up...mostly because I'm not sure which one I'd choose.
 

Geozaki

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AKIMBOCROSS AKIMBOCROSS I more thought of a tower of Babel-esque situation, but that works too.


Geozaki Geozaki No, you make perfect sense. (Especially on the part of forgetting because you're tired.) I should actually be able to manage 1-3 days. Still, I'm going to wait a bit to fully sign up...mostly because I'm not sure which one I'd choose.
Thanks, I’m glad that sense was present lol. That’s no problem at all! There will be a space for you on the Phoenix no matter if/when you want it or in which capacity you would like to join in.

Geozaki Geozaki
No worries! Take your time to work on it, just was curious was all.
If I can be of assistance in anyway, I shall help however I can!
Thank you very much! I appreciate it!



As a general update:
I’m about to go to work, but my laptop is finally back in working order (more or less). And so once my shift is over I hope to be working on the threads in full capacity again.
 

Geozaki

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As a general update for everyone:
I've managed to make some decent progress and am fairly confident I should be able to have the CS thread up either tonight or tomorrow, I'll keep you all updated!
 

Karcen

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hmm this could be neat given this is the future with aliens abd such what of an AI a ships AI would that be avilable to perhaps taje up an open role?
 

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