SPC Simms is proud to announce our newest sim which is also the first outside of the Star Trek genre. The new sim is named Dune: Sands of Time and run by Ronald. Dune is a play by forum RPG and requires members to be aged 18 years of age or older. To visit their website click the banner image above!
From their about page:
Dune is a 1965 epic science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, it’s about psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, and religion in a science fiction retro-futuristic setting.(mainly) set on the planet Arrakis also known as Dune. Dune is the only source the most essential and valuable commodity in the universe is melange, a drug that gives the user a longer life span, greater vitality, and heightened awareness; it can also unlock prescience in some humans, depending upon the dosage and the consumer’s physiology. This prescience-enhancing property makes safe and accurate interstellar travel possible. Frank Herbert’s Dune is about psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, and religion in a science fiction retro-futuristic setting.
Dune: Sands of Time is a cooperative writing group based on Frank Herbert’s Dune although set in an alternate universe. This being set in an alternative universe means none of the characters in the books are present and thus nor did the events from the (original) books happend. The advantage of this being set in an alternative universe is that we have much more freedom, we are not limited by the events in the books, we do not have to worry about keeping the continuity with the books. Although cannon characters are not present all houses like House Atreides, House Harkonnen and House Corrino and also factions like Bene Gesserit, Fremen, Spacing Guild, Bene Tleilax and Ixians are all present.
Dune: Sands of Time is a text based role-play site with emphasis on cooperative writing and cohesive stories. If you love to write and tell stories in an encouraging and cooperative atmosphere, this is the place to do it. We want to give players an opportunity to create their own adventures while immersed in the world of cooperative writing in which players write a never-ending story. Roleplaying is writing together, interactively, a story from the point of view of various characters. Of course, being different people who write from the point of view of various characters
There are a few things different from a normal roleplay, for instance for the sake of continuity all characters are premade meaning that when you join you do not create a character that you play. All characters are already there so that when a player leaves their character does not have to be written out which becomes difficult in a setting like we are writing in. Another big difference is that you do not play a character but you play as part of a team for a faction. Instead of playing a character you get to chose one of the houses or other groups you play and you have access to all characters of the faction you have chosen.