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What is Mass Effect: Freelancer?
Mass Effect: Freelancer is a text-based adventure game I will be running on this forum, in this thread. Set seven months after the events of the first Mass Effect game, Freelancer follows the adventures of the titular mercenary created by the players, whose decisions will be made based on consensus opinion of the people who post in this thread. If you post in this thread, you're a player. Think of it similar to the old "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels, with everyone who posts in this thread getting a chance to yell suggestions as to what course of action to take next. If you're familiar with "Adventure Quest" type games on other forums, you'll know this style of collaborative storytelling.
How many characters are there?
There is only one protagonist, the Freelancer, who is created and run by the decisions of the players. There are other characters who will show up over the course of the story, but these are non-player characters run by the Game Master (me).
Who are the players?
You! You, and anyone else posting in this thread are the players. When I make a post, you'll see options in front of you, usually with an accompanying image and a Mass Effect-style dialogue wheel. When you see a new post by me with options to choose from, post a selection. The selection that is the most popular is the one that the Freelancer will choose.
What if I don't like/understand the choices?
If you don't understand the options available, feel free to ask questions and I'll try to clarify. Often, "Investigate" will be one of the options available to you and will open up other avenues for information. If you don't like the options currently available to the Freelancer and want to think outside the box and offer a new solution, feel free to do so, but know that 1. the majority of other players will still have to support you and 2. I, as the game master, retain final veto on non-standard suggestions, to prevent silliness and de-railing the game. On that note.
Don't de-rail the game
This is a game thread, in CF. That means it goes by CF's normal rules for game threads. Even though it's got a very open attitude on who can be players (anyone who wants to participate), people who are being disruptive to the game, constantly posting silly and trying to de-rail the game will get reported for it. Don't be a dick!
Sirah'Dyen vas Kulvar