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Jedi_Monk
06-26-2003, 01:54 AM
I'm creating a new RP and I'm trying to decide on a setting. I want to stay away from any of the established continuity (movies and books). I'm thinking about two time settings:

Pre-Prequel era, 40 years before The Phantom Menace, give or take. The Jedi are still under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Chancellor, unchallenged peacekeepers in the Republic. They're mostly concerned with political situations, trade disputes, terrorists and smugglers.

The second time is 200 years after Return of the Jedi in a post-apocalyptic New Republic. There's been a resurgence of the Sith Empire, and they've been encroaching on the Republic's borders for over 100 years. To combat the Sith, the Republic has declaired martial law and become a facist state regulated by the Jedi. Here you have an enemy to fight against, and you get to have Jedi skirting the Dark Side more often than in the Pre-Prequel timeline.

So, what do you think?

Random
06-26-2003, 10:06 AM
Both are good ideas. I've always thought that I would like to rp in the pre-prequel era. Its more interesting as a jedi than any of the others. Lots of room for some good action.

But your facist Republic idea is very interesting. I'm not familiar with any of the NJO books, so I don't know what state the galaxy is in. But I guess you've gone far enough to skip most of that. Lost of room for good rp'ing and character development.

I guess I'd go along with either and let others pick. I may vote later. Yah, ride the fence, that's what I'll do :D

smurf
09-07-2003, 06:41 PM
post-apocalyptic sounds more interesting. I'd go for that one if i was you.

yep.

ZBomber
09-07-2003, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by Jedi_Monk
I'm creating a new RP and I'm trying to decide on a setting. I want to stay away from any of the established continuity (movies and books). I'm thinking about two time settings:

Pre-Prequel era, 40 years before The Phantom Menace, give or take. The Jedi are still under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Chancellor, unchallenged peacekeepers in the Republic. They're mostly concerned with political situations, trade disputes, terrorists and smugglers.

The second time is 200 years after Return of the Jedi in a post-apocalyptic New Republic. There's been a resurgence of the Sith Empire, and they've been encroaching on the Republic's borders for over 100 years. To combat the Sith, the Republic has declaired martial law and become a facist state regulated by the Jedi. Here you have an enemy to fight against, and you get to have Jedi skirting the Dark Side more often than in the Pre-Prequel timeline.

So, what do you think?

There can only be 2 Sith at a time. It would have to be Dark jedi. ;)

Snafu7
09-11-2003, 12:42 AM
Personaly I like the Post-Apocalyptic New Republic idea.

leXX
09-11-2003, 08:28 AM
The Post-Apocalyptic New Republic idea sounds a lot more interesting to me.

Sivy
09-11-2003, 08:48 AM
i prefer the Pre-Prequel era, but storywise the post-apocalyptic would be better imo

ckcsaber
09-13-2003, 02:59 AM
Originally posted by Jedi_Monk
To combat the Sith, the Republic has declaired martial law and become a facist state regulated by the Jedi.

Ooh, thats a great twist. I'd really be interested in reading something along those lines.

The pre-prequel idea is fine as well, but I think the post new republic plot will give you more control over the story.

Shado Vorn
10-06-2003, 09:51 AM
I like both choices, because both can be worked with on an open level ... but if I had to choose only one, come on now, I would choose the apocolypse baby! There's more conflct, and to have a good rp, you must have good conflict. I'm a wee bit confused though, are you writing a story, or are you going to start an rp thread for others to join in on? If so, I'd be honored to hop in on this one. I'll be subscribing to the thread to find out asap, because if you're starting on it anytime soon, I wanna be there for the action.

Jedi_Monk
10-09-2003, 12:57 AM
I've been trying to find an opportunity to start this RP for a while (as you can tell from the date on my original post). I'm running the Role Playing Group for a Star Wars fanclub called Star Wars Unlimited, and I want to change the timeline from what it is now (Yavin IV academy... isolated and dull... the storylines are so redundant) to one of these two. I'm assuming that about half of our current RPers won't want to change timelines, and another fourth won't want to RP on message boards (which is a prerequisite to moving timelines), so I want to be assured of at least 10-20 RPers as of the start of this thing and I have about 7. But, if any of you guys would be interested in joining, drop me a PM!

Shado Vorn
10-15-2003, 08:19 PM
I sent you a PM not too long ago. Just let me know how things are going, okay? I am interested in joining.