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Posted: Jan 26 2012, 04:30 PM
What is Initium: Exodus?
Initium: Exodus is a sci-fi play-by-post RPG set in the year 2412. With Earth uninhabitable, the Nu System is home to humanity. The Alliance government controls the Inner Planets and the independent and unfortunate people of the system inhabit The Fringe. Recently a ship has set out with nearly 6,000 Fringers hoping to colonize a planet outside the Nu System.
The game isn't based on any existing work(s) of fiction, so no pre-existing knowledge is required to play!
The Newbie Guide
let us guide you through the steps of joining this game!
In order to try to make it as easy as possible for people to explore the game and get involved in it, the staff members have put together this guide to the basics of joining Initium. First things first- If you ever have any questions or concerns, never hesitate to send a PM to an admin or post in the Questions and Suggestions forum, and have fun, even if you're just here to browse.
The steps of this guide are set up in an order that will hopefully start by familiarizing you with the game and end with leading you through the character creation process. Feel free to skip around as you see fit, but try to hit every step so you don't miss any important info!
The Setting, Plot, and Premise
You hopefully know the basics of the game, but there's more to know! Check out these topics in the Rules and Information forum to learn more. New players aren't expected to memorize this info, but it's important to read through it to get a basic understanding of the game.
The Setting: What you need to know about the playable areas: Initium and CRV Exodus.
The Alliance vs. The Fringe: The planets of Alliance and Fringe space and the basics about Alliance and Fringe culture
The Push: Our system for keeping things fresh and exciting!
--You should also take a quick look at Technology of the Fringe--
The Rules and Questions
Click HERE to learn about the game and how it's played (rules), and HERE to see some FAQs (there's some important info there!). Post questions in the Cbox or the guest-friendly Questions and Suggestions forum if you can't seem to find the answers you need at this point.
If you're pleased after reading all of that, you probably want to register an account and join us in telling this story. Register an OOC account using whatever name/alias you want to be known by/referred to on-site (this will be used in OOC forums, for NPCs, for GM fun, etc.). Once you have a basic idea for a character, register an additional account with the first and last name of that character (properly capitalized, please). Before you start working on a character bio, you may want to check the Characters forum to see what current players have come up with and how they've addressed their bios. The Codex forum may provide you with more in-depth information to help you develop your character concepts. You can browse a list of Adoptable Characters and Ideas if you'd like and consider registering for one of those characters if you don't already have an idea in mind.
The Character Creation Process
Check out the bio form and start filling it out. Once the little bio's done and posted in the Characters forum(with your character's name as the thread title), you're good to go! It's as easy as that. Please don't post in any IC forums until you've posted a character bio. If you choose to utilize a play-by (PB), please check the listing of Face Claims so you don't duplicate a PB.
It's suggested that you make your rounds to visit a few different threads once you have a character bio posted and are ready to get goin'. Posting in The Player/Character Directory and the face claim list will ensure your info gets in there ASAP and make the admins' lives easier. More importantly, you should head over to the Introductions: All About Us thread to learn about your fellow players and/or tell us a bit about yourself to break the ice. Make sure you post in Plotting-by-Player to set up a thread in which you can provide any kind of plotting info you want to make available on-site. Browsing the threads there will help you identify some options that should help you get going in the game. Don't forget to post in Questions and Suggestions if you need some help!
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Enjoy the character-building, plotting, and storytelling!