Wanted: Worldbuilders, Galaxy-builders, Universe-builders, and Intuitive Minds
I'm looking for a certain kind of writer. The goal is not to develop a single RP, or to join just one story that is bound to end eventually, but to build upon existing foundations, expand on early concepts to build a masterpiece that is more than the sum of its parts.
The final objective is simple: A setting in which multiple RPs can take place. Where you can re-use characters and ideas, re-use nations and races, build new concepts and reference past stories, while allowing new and better stories that add on to the existing lore and depth of the universe.
I want writers with ideas. Who can take a concept, build on it, mold it, and add it to a collective of other concepts written by a collaborations of like-minded writers to be a truly unique creation.
I want writers who with a desire for a setting in which they can re-use their favorite characters or create new ones as they so desire. Too often I spent time developing a character over the course of an RP... only to have the RP die off, and not have any other place to use said character.
I want co-GMs and participants, creative minds with a love of science fiction, people who are willing to take the initial plunge into the unknown in order to make it known, build it from the ground up, and make a great universe, and proudly say, "I helped build that."
I understand the need for familiarity. I understand that starting something foreign, adapting into someone else's world can be difficult. It is my understanding that most of the writers I am looking for would prefer to run an RP rather than participate... I know, because I am the same way.
However, I believe the potential benefits outweigh the initial hardships. I've tried to make a few RPs in this universe as an attempt to familiarize players to the environment, and they've met with limited success so far. It is my understanding that people desire familiarity, and are hesitant to join something that looks too different from what they're used to.
This is why I want writers to help build it themselves. One is most familiar with their own creation, after all.
So, would anyone like to build new worlds and new civilizations, in a collaborative galaxy building project?
I ask only that you adhere to some universal laws of consistency, so as to make this galaxy balanced and consistent with itself. I have established guidelines for doing so, but I am always open to suggestions in order to expand these guidelines.
I find my standards to be quite lenient... most commonly-used science fiction technology is acceptable, and if it is not, I may be able to assist in making it more acceptable. I stress a very logical and analytic way of deciding what works and what doesn't. There may be arguments and disagreements, as there always are between great minds, but at times it is more essential to enforce balance than it is to allow new ideas that can drastically alter every RP that takes place in this galaxy.