Hello, Expanse fans! For those of you interested in something slightly different, I am starting a discord/forum based role-playing campaign based on the Expanse novels, set just after the events of “Nemesis Games”. SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read the Expanse novels up to “Nemesis Games”, this thread can be viewed as one big spoiler. (I am looking at you SyFy/Amazon series-viewers! ) If you don’t want MAJOR plot reveals… stop reading now. (Or better yet... do yourself a favor and READ THE SERIES!) This will work a little differently than the other threads on this site. This thread exists as its own separate time-line, and are not a part of the shared alternate time-line that most of the forum posts on this site are set in. Also, while there may be a lot of back and forth in private channels or chat to discuss and agree on exactly what is happening in a scene… the actual forum posts where the story will be shared will be written by one of the characters taking part in the scene. These scenes are collaborative efforts. The GM, and all of the players with characters present in the scene will have input on how the scene plays out. When this part is done, we’ll have a bare-bones synopsis of that scene. This part is not very different from any other play-by-forum RPG. What is different is that one of the players will get nominated to be the Point-of-View character. That player will flesh out the synopsis, and write something that people would actually want to read. After that scene gets posted… we rinse and repeat except a different player will get nominated to the be POV character (this helps spread out the work). The pace of writing will be slower, but I think each individual post will end up being more substantial. That’s the plan, anyways. There are basically two modes of play, based on how much time you have to contribute. The story will revolve around a central set of characters. These characters would be analogous to the crew of the Rocinante. These players would have to contribute regularly in the synopsis construction… (probably in the form of participating in a discord thread). This takes as long as it takes… but if we find a good time where multiple people can be on at the same time… this could go very fast. The second mode of play will be for people who cannot contribute nearly as often. Players are invited to play “movers and shakers” analogous to Fred Johnson, Chrisjen Avasarala, or Anderson Dawes. These characters, for the most part, act at a distance. They set schemes into motion and react to events. They can be patrons, politicians, villains, industrialists, scientists… whatever. Depending on what role they take… they’ll either take part in their own scene… or have an effect on someone else’s scene. These scenes might get played out as foreshadowing or as a flashback. All of the main characters will be starting on Luna, looking for a position on board a departing ship, and possibly looking for a fresh start / escape from their past lives. For reasons that will be made apparent in the introduction, such berths will be very hard to find. Five or six such positions have been posted on an “underground” job posting site, a strong indication that SOMETHING is not quite on the up and up. Why the character was on Luna in the first place, why they are looking to leave, and how they found out about the illegal job posting site will be up to each individual player... and should be answered as part of the character's backstory. When things are ready to start, I will post the information from the “underground posting site”. Anyone interested should send me an in-character resume (and any out-of-character notes they feel are relevant). These resumes will be posted in the user information of sub-accounts which will be created for each character, as a way to allow readers to become familiar. Once the campaign starts... additional players are still welcome to join, either as main characters (up to certain limits) or as supporting characters. The only caveat is that it might take some time to integrate new main characters into the story depending on what's happening at the time. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please Direct Message either @Scythen (the GM) or @Raziel (the Discord/Forum Admin).