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The year is 2381. They have been betrayed. Outlawed and alienated by Starfleet Command. Yet in times of war and uncertainty, the persecuted must endure. Ready to answer the urgent call for truth, justice and freedom. They are that crew.

After returning to base in San Francisco after a long diplomatic mission to Romulus, it was due to pure happenstance that the crew of the 
USS Theurgy managed to pick up transmissions that detailed a horrifying change to Starfleet Command. The senior positions of Starfleet Command - Starfleet's operational authority - included the Commander in Chief, the Chief of Staff and the Chief of Starfleet Operations. These three individuals, along with an unknown number of others in the organization, were revealed through the transmissions to be impersonators of the people they once were; replaced by an unknown enemy.

Before the truth came out, the crew's secretive efforts to meet this threat was compromised, and they had to flee Earth in order to save their own lives. The 
USS Theurgy was hunted by their former collective fleet - the pursuers merely following orders and whatever fabricated truth Command had given them. The Theurgy escaped after an enduring two months gruesome chase through the Alpha Quadrant. Yet the truth be their witness, they would restore Starfleet to the Federation and the President, and enlighten their fellow brothers and sisters in the fleet about the immediate danger they unknowingly were in by carrying out the orders of Starfleet Command.

Yet the Theurgy also had to protect the truth they carried at all cost...

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We're looking for good, descriptive and creative writers that can handle English well. You should also know enough about the Star Trek Universe to be able to partake in creating intense, interesting storylines together with the other writers. We are a very literate group, with a minimum posting requirement of 200 words per post, and the commitment to the story is long-term. We have been running the story actively for five years, and we will continue for many years to come. Therefore, we are not interested in casual, brief commitments, but something that will last for many years.

"What's the nature of the story?"

Star Trek: Theurgy is a detailed, quite dark, story-driven and long-term roleplay and not some shoe-horned excuse to write Star Trek smut scenes. If that's what you are looking for, you can look elsewhere since you'll be really disappointed.

It is not expected of any of our writers to detail the intimate relations of their characters with others, even if it's allowed. Several writers among us have an aversion to writing graphic sexual scenes, so if that's not what you care for, then that's no problem at all. The story revolves around a ship and a crew in dire straits, against impossible odds, and with a lot of intrigue and mystery to it. We just don't enforce limits on what you care to write, like explicit scenes of violence or intimacy, as long you adhere to our General Rules and all writers consent to the specific scene their characters are in.

"How do I join the story?"

This page should serve quite well for an answer, but it's recommended you contact the GM if you have any questions:

JOINING THE CREW

 

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The Joining Form
 
  • Character Name: (The full proper name of your character)
  • Position: (Example: Engineer, Chief Engineer, etc.)
  • Rank: (Example: Lt, Cmdr, etc. Check Rank & Uniforms for all options)
  • Callsign: (Optional) (if its a fighter pilot character)
  • Character Species: (Try to use the available races in the Trek Universe, if you'd rather create one, consult with the GM before writing anything for the application)
  • Character Gender:
  • Character Age:
  • Character Birthplace:
  • Height: 
  • Weight:
  • Eye Color:
  • Hair Color:
  • Interests: (Be concise by using one word to describe each interest, which are then explained in depth under 'Personality Profile')
  • Education: (A list with years and place of education. Example: XXXX-XXXX: Acadmy/Intitute/etc. 3 years is the minimum requirement for Starfleet Academy unless your character hold previous experience, is part of the enlisted officers, warrant officers, or a civilianTactical CONN Academy and Starfleet Medical adds one year or education depending on previous experience.
  • Service Record: (A list with date-date: rank, department, location. Example: XXXX-XXXX: Ensign, USS Example. There is no exact amount of years to gain rank, but it is considered that it would be from two to five years for an officer to gain the nextrank. Try to be realistic with the years between promotions.
  • Decorations: (A listing of the decorations that your character has ever received throughout his or her or it's career, or even during education. Example: XXXX: Name of Decoration/Medal/Award)
     
  • Background Story: (The factual life story of your character thus far. This is the main historical background on your character, usually the longest part of the biography and most important. Be as subjective or objective as you like, but don't make it a short read. 250 words or more is required)
     
  • Personality Profile: (This section describes your character's psychological profile, what they're like in general)
     
  • Physical Profile: (The full physical description of your character, be as detailed or as concise as you'd like to be here. Also, let the GM know who you would like to use to depict your character in the Star Trek. Theurgy story. It can be any actor, actress, model or other personality that hasn't yet been used for another character)
     
  • Special Notes: (Optional) (This optional section can contain any additional notes about your character that you consider important. If your character is a vegetarian, for example, you can put that information here if you didn't specify it in the Background or Personality Profile)
 
Welcome aboard the voyage of the USS Theurgy!
 
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I am not a moderator here, but as a science fiction story and scriptwriter, and rpg guy sometimes, I have some ideas for improving this.

I am confused by all this extra stuff all in a row here. It seems to be a web site for a game system, a role playing game, but here on this site it looks incredibly over complex and might be better suited to a godaddy account page or a google blogger, or something like that. It's just too much to look at in five continuous posts.

The name is also confusing, as it seems they're saying 'the orgy' or the 'the urge' or something, but that could be a translation from another language.

It certainly is well detailed, but it is quite cluttered and not user friendly. You might try initially making links to the page where the game is first, and then post the brief contents and over all game play.

A description of the game is one thing. An essay on the mechanics of it is another. You want to hook your gamer audience into playing the game. The content about mapping and setting up certain characters can go on your game page where they can read that under 'about' or under 'characters' or 'in universe rules' and such.

In scriptwriting they say, which applies here also, 'Show the scene, don't tell'. If you have to tell, make sure the characters and setting are doing something that forwards the story. This will be part of the 'scenario' of the game play. Such as the mission. The mission is where the crew is going to have their adventure.

In TNG the episodes that dealt with showing the story, such as a landing team, or away team, on a planet, so called planet hell sets, were more interesting than the meeting room episodes where the cast was stuck on the ship, the so called bottle shows.

A simple synopsis of play to start out with, then go from there.

Is it a strategy game, battle game, first person shooter, mission based or what? I couldn't tell from reading all of that.

Not to say it's all wrong. It's not. It is just confusing as an introduction.

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Hi there! Thanks for your feedback, I will take it all into consideration. A couple of answers below, but to explain it all thoroughly might make it an essay. Mainly, I think there is a bit of a misunderstanding.

- All the stuff posted here is an info dump, correct. The game itself is played out as a post-by-forum roleplay on another site (check the links). I make the info available since those who are interested will be reading, and those who aren't, won't. It's a method of attracting the right kind of players too, not just those who come by and play for a couple of weeks and then leaves. The game is a long-term commitment and I am not interested in accepting those that don't even want to read up and understand the the story.

- The name of the roleplay? Star Trek: Theurgy? Theurgy is one word (not two) and it signifies a lot of things, the aspect closest to hand the MVAM procedure (ritual) and how - as if by magic - the ship becomes three. http://www.yourdictionary.com/theurgy. More importantly, it has to do with the AI, as a short explanation. The ship as an AI, named Thea. Short for Theurgy. Definition:

1) Divine or supernatural intervention in human affairs.

2) The performance of miracles with supernatural assistance.

So, with Thea a part of the ship and crew, that should explain it well enough.

- The character development process between the applicants and I is an organic process that takes place over PM (see first post), in which the needs of the story and the wishes of the applicant (what kind of character s/he wishes to write) meet and generate the best possible solution.

- Not sure what you are getting at with the comparison to TNG. Are you referring to what happened in the synopses of the past Episodes? They are the outcome of 10-15 writers playing out the events, and each one of them is almost at novel-length.

- As for what kind of game it is, click the links and you'll know, but I agree, I could make it more plain that this is a play-by-forum simm/group rp/roleplaying game that is open for new applicants. :)

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on this info!

Best Regards,

Auctor Lucan

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I am confused by all this extra stuff all in a row here. It seems to be a web site for a game system, a role playing game, but here on this site it looks incredibly over complex and might be better suited to a godaddy account page or a google blogger, or something like that. It's just too much to look at in five continuous posts.

After having seen the site some days ago, it's a story-driven RPG. Theurgy is the name of the ship. I also agree that this isn't laid out in the best manner, at least for this site. The order could be better and some of the information omitted. The introductory plot can go with the intro and the joining notes with the story summaries clutter the summaries and confuse the application process, Would be easier just to note on the application form: If your character had any interactions of note when it comes to the stories told this far, please make them part of your character description.

Full crew roster is just not needed here. Maybe just the positions you'd most like filled at the moment.

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Good ideas, I will probably scale it down and somehow make it more clear. The crew roster might be a bit much even if it shows a lot of available positions. It could be better off at the origin.

Thanks for the feedback!

Best,

Auctor Lucan

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WANTED POSITIONS IN STAR TREK: THEURGY 

No specific position. Bring your requests to the GM.

It is recommended that your character has been in stasis since before Episode 01, and only now could be resuscitated after getting the medical attention he/she needed. This might be a bit restrictive for you in terms of positions available to have served in before being put into stasis, but at the same time, it also allows for your character to be completely clueless about what the ship has been through since before Episode 01. Your character was, in short, lethally injured and put into stasis until the ship could acquire the artificial organs and medical supplies needed to attempt surgery.

Best Regards,

Auctor Lucan

 
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