Your Guide to Serial Roleplays and How to Make Your Own!

Started by Jenson, July 10, 2010, 10:25:20 pm

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Jenson

July 10, 2010, 10:25:20 pm Last Edit: February 05, 2020, 04:44:40 pm by Tanglepaw12

A serial roleplay, or "SRP" for short, is an episodic series of roleplay sessions tied together by a central continuity. They generally run for several "seasons," each consisting of six to ten episodes focused on a major story thread. Series that run for multiple seasons usually shift the major plot points of the story at the beginning of each season.

SRPs are a massive responsibility, both creatively and personally. The members who participate will be counting on you to guide them on your journey through the Star Trek universe, as well as managing the resources necessary to discuss and plan it out. If you want to tell a story, but you're unsure of your ability to handle an undertaking of this magnitude, a "mini" serial roleplay would be a great place to start!



The Last Outpost hosts multiple series that meet on various days of the week. A full schedule for these sessions is available here:


Star Trek: Scorpion (mSRP) - by Bacon_Season - Saturday @ 19:30BST / 14:30EST - ABOUT THIS mSRP
Star Trek: Temporal Leap (SRP) - by Callum Jackson and Scott Archer - Sundays @ 20:30BST / 15:30EST - ABOUT THIS SRP
Star Trek: Tyrella (mSRP) - by Grizz and Criminula - Sundays @ 18:30BST / 13:30ST - ABOUT THIS mSRP
Star Trek: A Whole New World (SRP) - by Tuvok - Sundays @ 16:00BST / 11:00ET - ABOUT THIS SRP


If you're interested in joining any of these series, you can click the links to apply in their respective sub-forums.




As long as you are a member, you can submit an SRP for consideration! No other requirements!
SRPs can be submitted at any time for any un-taken timeslot. And from there will be required to run a pilot episode with a vote opening following the episode for one week. If the vote passes, then your SRP will be commissioned and must start within two weeks.


To submit your SRP proposal, send Grizz and Tanglepaw12 a personal message with the following information:

The name of your series:
A summary of the story arc:
A rough estimate of average episode length:
SRP timeslot:
Any special server settings you think you might need:
Any special subforum layout considerations for your SRP:
Any maps, music packs, and other files you will be using for the SRP:


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The name of your series:
A summary of the story arc:
A rough estimate of average episode length:
SRP timeslot:
Any special server settings you think you might need:
Any special subforum layout considerations for your SRP:
Any maps, music packs, and other files you will be using for the SRP:


NOTE: A full list of maps included in our RPG-XUE client is available here. This is useful in determining what most of your potential crew members will have available in their installs, which may help in the planning process.


Remember, the more detail you include in your submission, the higher the chances of people attending and enjoying your pilot episode! If your submission fails to garner enough interest, you can refine it and try again in the future. Don't be discouraged! Some of the best SRPs in TLO history have come from rocky starts.


Klaw

July 13, 2010, 04:57:11 pm #1 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
I'd Just like to stress, we are starting to recieve proposals, and we only have a couple spots, for the moment, so if You have an idea, and would like to submit it, "Make it so" :D I'm Sure the Community would be very happy to hear it.

Klaw

July 20, 2010, 12:29:45 pm #2 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
Just a heads Up, the first Deadline for Submitting an SRP proposal for our first SRP vote is Next Monday, July 26th at 9am EST (As Per: http://last-outpost.net/index.php?topic=112.0)

We're Opening up 3 SRP slots, so if You have an idea that you'd like to Use for an SRP, Get it in soon. :D

Jenson

August 15, 2010, 05:02:44 pm #3 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
We currently have an SRP slot open. If you'd like to submit an SRP proposal for consideration, please do so by this Friday, August 20th. As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesistate to ask. We currently only have 2 submissions in the "pending" pile, so fire away!


Jenson

August 16, 2010, 01:48:59 pm #4 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
Bump--Eden Lost has been withdrawn from the pending pile so it can continue as a forum RP. This means we only have one SRP proposal pending. If we do not get a couple more, we may stay at 2 slots. If you have ideas, please send them in!


Jenson

February 06, 2011, 09:45:02 am #5 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
We are currently considering re-opening the 3rd SRP slot. If the vote passes, we will hold an SRP poll shortly after the close of the current interest poll. If you want to submit an SRP idea for consideration for if the poll passes, please PM me by Saturday, February 12th at 9 AM EST (2 PM EST). If you have ideas, send 'em in!


Jenson

February 11, 2011, 09:37:26 am #6 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
Reminder: The deadline for SRP submissions to be considered in the next poll is tomorrow!


Jenson

May 27, 2011, 11:06:02 pm #7 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
If you have an SRP idea you're considering but haven't gotten around to formally submitting yet, time to start organizing your thoughts! The council has decided that we will be filling the Uly SRP slot with a new SRP once Uly completes its Series Finale in a few weeks. If you have any questions, please contact me.


Jenson

June 11, 2011, 12:03:35 pm #8 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
The deadline for applications for the upcoming opening of Uly's timeslot is Friday, June 17th at 10:00 AM EST (3 PM GMT). Please let me know if you have any questions.


Jenson

June 16, 2011, 09:46:10 am #9 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
Reminderbump: The deadline for SRP applications to be considered in this upcoming poll is tomorrow at 10:00 AM EST (3 PM GMT).


Jenson

August 29, 2011, 12:08:52 am #10 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
Please note, an SRP slot may be opening shortly. Members interested in an SRP idea should send them in ASAP.


Jenson

August 31, 2011, 11:55:16 pm #11 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
Bump: An SRP slot will be opening up. More info on that will be posted shortly. In the meantime, the deadline for applications to be considered for this SRP poll is this Saturday, September 3rd at 9 AM EST (2 PM GMT).


Jenson

October 18, 2011, 02:33:43 pm #12 Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 07:00:00 pm by Guest
Bump: An SRP slot is now open. We will be putting up a poll to fill that slot on November 1st, so this gives members a couple of weeks to send in submissions. Please make sure to get your submissions into me by 9 AM EST (2 PM GMT) by November 1st in order to be considered in this next SRP poll.


Telex Ferra

A new SRP poll will be going up soon.

Please send all srp proposals in a pm to me and Andromeda. If you have already sent a proposal to Talus or anyone else, please send it again.





Telex Ferra

January 02, 2013, 11:42:38 am #14 Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 08:31:39 am by Telex Ferra
I have only received ONE SRP proposal.

You have until 1800 GMT on Thursday to submit proposals, otherwise you will be locked out for this round.

IF YOU SUBMITTED A PROPOSAL TO TALUS BEFORE HE LEFT RPG-X CO YOU NEED TO SEND IT AGAIN.