An overview of our role-play

Forces of the Empire is an interactive role-play club. We do most of our role play at a distance, as our members are scattered throughout the country (and the world). So how then, you might ask, do you role-play? And a good question it would be too.

A great deal of the role-play that goes on throughout the year occurs by Aol Instant Messenger or through our E-Mail lists.

For those members not online, it may occur through snail mail. Someone will come up with an idea, mail it to the others who might be involved, who will respond with what their characters will do in response to the idea, and so on. Sometimes this kind of thing will happen over the phone, though it does get expensive.

When everyone involved in a scenario has worked out what will happen, one of a number of things could happen: Nothing (everyone involved knows what happened, what more do you need?), or they may publish an account of what happened in the newsletter, or they might get together and write a story about it that could be published in the club fanzine, or newsletter, or just distributed to those interested.

We also do live action role-plays. This may be as simple as getting together for a weekend and role-playing our characters, or as complicated as the Blaster Battle at MediaWest*Con.

Here are some of the things to keep in mind when role-playing with us (rules, if you will):

This isn't really as bad as all the rules make it sound. Once you get into the club, and begin role-playing you will get a feel for how things work.

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