The roleplay I propose is space based and in a sol system future of my own creation, influenced by games such as nexus the jupiter incident and modern technologies. It will be based around the early 2100s, possibly upwards of 2150. Humans have not yet left our solar system, but have colonized many of the planets. Technology will be based on some promising technologies of today, but still with a fictional aspect to make things work right. As soon as i have computer access i will be writing up a timeline and synopsis of events that lead up to where the story would begin, but the story would revolve largely around a ship and its crew, though if players should choose they can be in control of their own ship, have as many characters as they can actively manage, either antagonist or protagonist, or which ever roll they should choose. There would be 2 main factions which would be explained through out the beginning of the story, though smaller factions may or may not be present, and other adventures may present themselves. If anyone is interested in this space based style of roleplay, speak up. Tomorrow evening ill have details on the story and universe posted for those who just arent sure.
Edit: forgot to add this would be a casual RP
Updated with a partial intro to the story. If enough people are interested, I'll start an OOC to discuss in more detail the ships, the universe, political situations of the solar system, and answer questions before jumping into an IC
In the year 2017, everything went horribly wrong for the Human race. Religious extremists decided their best way to combat their enemies was to destroy what little bit of oil remained in the world. Little did they know what they had started. The ensuing world war that followed was devastating, ending with billions of people dead, and the onset of a nuclear winter. The few million survivors of this holocaust retreated underground into what was then nuclear and biological research bunkers built by the United States, Germany, Great Britain, France, Japan, Russia, Canada, and China. Those who were not able to reach one of these nations unfortunately perished. Shortly after the onset of this nuclear winter, through satellite communications, the remaining national governments decided that humanity could not survive divided as they were. Due to this, a new world government was formed. This new, unified government was coined the United Earth Confederacy, or UEC for short. After the first couple of years under the UEC the number of people had started to grow. It was discovered by the UEC that the resources that had been evactuated would run out in 50 years or less if the population continued to grow. As such, they ordered the construction of new tunnels and chambers below the bunkers. Geneticists used advanced cloning techniques and stored genetic data to reproduce many crops that had been lost in the war. Inside the largest of chambers below each bunker, giant farms were constructed to produce Oxygen and food for the growing population. By 2045, the resource crisis for the growing population had been averted. But sheer space was dwindling.
A brilliant, German scientist by the name of Christopher Oberheist devised a plan to return to the surface of the earth. While everyone else had been focused on solving the food and air shortages, he had spent the previous 15 years working on a filtered air pump specifically designed to remove harmful radiation and elements from the atmosphere of the earth. The UEC was quick to accept his designs, and adapted them for large scale construction. With the combined workforce of the now over 20 million people living below the surface of the world, it took only 2 years to bring dozens of these filters online. The result was nothing short of a miracle. In only 20 years, the surface of the earth was once again capable of supporting life. The 'Oberheist' filters had done their job well. By 2075, cities had been rebuilt on the surface of the earth, agriculture was booming, and the population had skyrocketed to nearly 7 million people. Knowing that the natural resources of the Earth were dwindling, even with only a fraction of the population the earth had once supported, the UEC turned its focus to the stars.
The first spacecraft the UEC brought into service were little more than glorified space shuttles, designed to construct a shipyard and spaceport in standard earth orbit, as well as laying a foundation for several space elevators. During the construction of these stations, the UEC developed and commercialized more efficient chemical rocket engines, and also developed further on Ion engines; though these early large scale models of the Ion Drive were not yet ready for fieldling by the time the stations were complete. The construction of earth's first cargo and colonization ships were ordered with chemical engines. These ships were crude, little more than boxes with rockets on them, and had a range of just beyond the moon. Using powerful computers, these boxes were launched towards the moon with enough supplies to establish a moon base. By 2100, there were regular shipments of materials and goods from a thriving moon colony going back and forth between the moon, and small colonies had been established on Mars. By 2150, several colonies had been established beyond the asteroid belt on moons. Human populations in the solar system were getting ready to break 20 billion due to genetic acceleration and baby boomers from previous generations following the 3rd world war.
Throughout the expansion of humanity into the solar system, however, many ships had been lost. The UEC had conducted searches for these ships and assumed they had been destroyed when they didn't find any traces. In 2148, a cargo ship on its way back from Mars had managed a short message back to earth just before going dark. The message had detailed the ship was under assault from a ship resembling one constructed from Martian materials. Alarmed, the UEC began arming ships with basic missiles and commissioned the construction of corvette class military ships armed with Gauss cannons and less powerful railguns, known as the Bayonet class corvette. Believing the colonists living on Mars were responsible for this atrocity, Earth dispatched troops to the planet. The ship that had been reported assaulting the cargo ship was never found, and the troops were withdrawn. From this point on, however, relations between Earth and Mars began to degrade. As demand for more luxury goods and rare items on earth increased, the UEC imposed more and more taxes and demands on resources from the Martian colonists. The seemingly more and more oppressed people of Mars began to think. As such, an underground movement was formed. The year is now 2167, and things between Earth and Mars are very tense, but as such there is still unification through out the solar system. It has been discovered that there are several pirate factions operating out of the asteroid belt, which until a few years earlier had been believed uninhabited. The UEC has just finished construction of a new military class ship, known as the Iaculum class cruiser.