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Khas

The ASVS Revitalization Project

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Khas    12,125

So, I've been talking with Tyralak, RayCav, and others, and we've reached one inescapable conclusion: we need to revitalize the board.

 

The "Star Trek vs. Star Wars" debate is mostly a thing of the past now (though other "Versus" matches are welcome), and we need to find a new way to revitalize ASVS - we can't let what was once the largest Usenet group of all whither and die.

 

So.... what was an idea we had?  Simple.  We shift ASVS' focus - from "Versus" to roleplaying, fanfics, art archives, technical analyses.... and a full-fledged story, similar to what TFC - the late "Trek Wars: The Furry Conflict" had.  The story will be a Star Trek/Star Wars crossover (What else could it be?  We still need to remember our origins.), and will involve characters created by the membership - so basically TFC, but with less fur.  More details to be posted later (I will say this though - it'll use the Star Trek Online era for Star Trek - aka the early 25th century, and the Sequel Trilogy era for Star Wars).

 

ASVS will retain its name, as well as its open attitude and loose rules.  Basically, we're going to try and fill a niche that was opened nearly a decade ago, and hasn't really seen anything fill it since.  Will we succeed?  Who knows.  But it should prove to be a worthy challenge, pass or fail.

 

So, any thoughts?

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IkaikaKekai    10,516

Expect a mildly psychotic, meat eating Ithorian with a flamethrower and backpack full of rocket launchers.

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Khas    12,125

Okay - here are some rules for the users and their characters for the main "story".

1: People can have multiple characters.

2: Characters will be divided by faction - first by franchise, then by alignment - "heroic" or "villainous".

And now, the list of factions from the two franchises:

Star Trek:

 - Heroic:

 -- United Federation of Planets

 -- Klingon Empire

 -- Romulan Republic

 -- Cardassian Union

 -- Ferengi Alliance

 

 - Villainous:

 -- True Way Alliance

 -- Tal Shiar

 

 

Star Wars:

 - Heroic:

 -- New Republic

 -- Resistance

 -- Chiss Ascendancy

 

- Villainous:

 -- First Order

 

 

Both (as in, both Trek AND Wars, and both heroic AND villainous):

 -- Civilian

 -- Pirate

 -- Mercenary

 -- Bounty Hunter

 -- Smuggler

Next Post will have the races for each faction that members can choose from.

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Khas    12,125

Alright, now here come the playable races for each faction:

United Federation of Planets:

Human

Vulcan

Andorian

Tellarite

Caitian

Efrosian

Bolian

Betazoid

Bajoran

Klingon

Benzite

Ferengi

Trill

Talaxian

Liberated Borg (Human)

Pakled

Saurian

Denobulan

Rigelian

Aenar

Xindi-Primate

Xindi-Arboreal

Xindi-Reptilian

Kelpien

Iotian

Custom Race

 

 

Klingon Empire:

Klingon

Gorn

Orion

Nausicaan

Lethean

Ferasan

Liberated Borg (Klingon)

Custom Race

 

 

Romulan Republic:

Romulan

Reman

Liberated Borg (Romulan)

Custom Race

 

 

Cardassian Union:

Cardassian

 

 

Ferengi Alliance:

Ferengi

 

 

Tal Shiar:

Romulan

 

 

True Way Alliance:

Cardassian

Jem'Hadar

Vorta

Changeling

 

 

New Republic:

Human

Twi'lek

Wookiee

Togruta

Rodian

Zabrak

Mon Calamari

Quarren

Ithorian

Duros

Pantoran

Talz

Sullustan

Abednedo

Toydarian

Gungan

Droid

Custom Race

 

 

Resistance:

Human

Twi'lek

Wookiee

Mon Calamari

Abednedo

Sullustan

Droid

Custom Race

 

 

Chiss Ascendancy:

Chiss

 

 

First Order:

Human

Droid

 

 

Civilian/Mercenary/Bounty Hunter/Smuggler:

All of the Above Races, as well as:

Breen

Tholian

Tzenkethi

Hirogen

Neimoidian

Zygerrian

Custom Race

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Gunbird    516

What about stories that not part of those settings......like my horror story .

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Khas    12,125

They'll be shared here too.  

 

As I said, this is a "Main Story" for ASVS, as we revitalize it and celebrate 21 active years (counting the Usenet group).

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Tyralak    12,061

I will be thinking of ways to consolidate the other forums, and restructure things for a greater focus on OC, stories, and shitposting. So, be prepared for some things to move around.

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Khas    12,125

So, instead of "Versus", I take it these will be our focus/foci:

 - A "Main Story", like TFC - just with less fur.

 - Fanfics

 - Roleplaying

 - Art

 - Original Fiction

 - Technical Analyses

 - Shitposting

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Khas    12,125

And the occasional "Versus", just in case someone has an idea for a match.

 

 

Also, will the main story be hosted on the forum, or will we expand the site to allow for it, much like how Spacebattles, Starfleet Jedi, and SDN have/had more to their sites than just the forum?

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Tyralak    12,061

I will see what other products Invision has to add on. There may be an addon more suitable for a dynamic story. They have a blog system, and a gallery system. Those might be useful. I'll check on pricing.

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