about the Diligent
What is this?
The Diligent is a text based role-playing game and collaborative writing experience, also known as a sim, simm, or simming. We're an online role-playing game in which players interact with each other and a predefined environment through text. We're a freeform game and don't follow an RPG ruleset.
Where do I begin?
First, check out our forums. Read through current posts of active members of the crew. Take a look at our mission archives to see firsthand what our posting is like. Then, if you're still interested, look through the crew manifest for an open position that interests you and start dreaming up your character. Once you're ready just fill out our application. We'll review your character and may suggest changes or for you to expand upon a couple of things, but it's a quick process!
How do we play this RPG?
As a member of the crew you'll be able to add posts to our current active mission thread. There, you'll post in story-format; that is, your writing will resemble that of a book. You'll utilize your own character and a myriad of NPC's for this, while tagging in other players to bring their own characters into the story with you. By posting back and forth in this way we're able to create deep and interesting stories from the perspective of many writers working gether in tandem.
What is Bravo Fleet?
The Diligent is part of a larger simming organization known as Bravo Fleet. Being a part of a larger fleet gives us access to a huge pool of potential members as well as a larger organized canon that we can utilize to build our own stories along with major story arcs that span across numerous other sims.
rules of the game
- Our story is a part of Bravo Fleet. All members are expected to have a working knowledge of Star Trek movies and television shows, the Bravo Fleet and Task Force 38 story, as well as the recent history of the Diligent.
- Due to potentially mature content all players must be ages 16 and up.
- All player characters present in a post must be listed as a character in the post.
- All players are expected to maintain the character profile page for any characters they have added to the manifest.
- All content and posts should be written in proper English with minimal grammatical and spelling errors.
- Senior staff are expected to post at least once every seven days. Completing a joint post meets this requirement.
- Non-senior staff are expected to post at least once every fourteen days. Completing a joint post meets this requirement.
- Players are expected to reply to joint posts within three days.
- If a player cannot meet the activity requirements for a temporary period of time, a notification should be posted.
- No player character may be killed off without the express permission of its creator.
- Player characters and Secondary characters should only be controlled by their creator, except for limited dialog or when permission is given by the creator.
All rules and policies are subject to change at the CO's discretion.