Hey, all! I've been thinking of starting an RP for one of my favorite sci-fi franchises, so, here goes. This RP would, of course, take place in the Mass Effect Universe. I have two ideas in mind, and I was hoping that I could get some feedback in here on which you think we should do. Idea No. 1: Galaxy At War. Named after ME3's Multiplayer, that's actually still kicking, this would take place during the events of the third game and go along with the Mass Effect game canon. It would probably be somewhere in between Rannoch and Thessia in the game storyline, to allow everyone's characters in immediately. We would, however, be going along with the decisions of my choosing. Mostly Paragon, saved the Council, destroyed the Collector Base, made peace between the Geth and Quarians, etc. This idea would allow everyone to be their decided characters, for the sake of free will in character customization. Idea No. 2: Alternate Universes. Now, this is something I thought of while deciding how this RP could play out. Instead of the normal ME storyline, we'd make a new one. It would still follow the ME Storyline, roughly, but without the crew we all know and love. For instance, Commander "Shepard" might not even be Shepard, or human. He/She could be Turian, Quarian, etc. As such, companions would be different too, and more or less plentiful than each individual game. Now, with this, everyone has a choice in how the story will play out. (WOO, Democracy! Yeah!) For example, when a big decision comes up, I'll start a poll here, keep it for a day or two, then let the main character pick said decision. As such, whatever Commander Shepard's race is, will switch their place with Humanity's in the Universe. Example: The Relay 314 Incident/First Contact War would be reversed, with the Turians being the newcomers, if Shepard is a Turian. Now, I am personally fond of both these ideas. If I can get three or four people on here join the RP and help decide which of these ideas we should go with, I'll start up a new thread for that. But first, a few rules hat go for both of these. 1. No real characters. Now, in the Alternate Universe, you can have your character replace a scene where one of the original characters would be, with my permission. You can't be Tali or Garrus, etc. You MAY have the same first or last name, personality, etc, just, please, don't mash them into an obvious copy. For example, don't be a Turian named Garrus with Garrus's same personality. 2. Follow the Pokecharm website's rules. 3. As if this needs to be said, but no god modding. 4. Don't control other people's characters, etc. 5. You can have romaces, etc. just don't get too descriptive. Also, a note on swearing, no matter which one this goes to. This is Mass Effect, so swearing is okay. You've been warned!