The Sim

As we said on the Main page, this sim is different from most others out there. While our name continues the tradition of the USS Avalon series (NCC-3002-A/B/C/D/E), we seek to capture the theme and feel of the original USS Sunfire (NCC-3935) from old Utopia Fleet. How do we do that, aside from getting a little zany from time to time?

First, this is an open role playing game that primarily uses script format. If you're not familiar with either concept, check out these two Ongoing Worlds articles:

* What is Open Role Playing? (2014)
* 20 Years of Sunfire Script (2020)

Yes, open role playing means everyone writes for everyone. Other players can write for and about your character, and you can write for and about their characters. As for the script posting style, it's not a hard requirement, but we do prefer that most posts be written in the standard Sunfire or IDF script format:


Character: (Thoughts.) ::action:: “Dialogue.” =/\=Communicator dialogue.=/\=

What else separates us from other role plays on the web? We shy away from using NPCs, especially crewmember NPCs. Why write for and involve an NPC when you have the other player-controlled characters at your disposal? We also aren't big into joint points. Our open role playing and script formats enable players to write shorter, but deeper posts that fit within today's fast-paced mobile environment.

In-story, we tend to focus more on examining the nature of reality through our exploration of space and the unknown. While character relationships are certainly important, we don't spend much time on melodrama. Our structure outlined above lends itself well to leaving that more to the imagination.

If you've read this far, why not Join us and give the Albion a shot? We always encourage our players to:

* Be bold!
* Add to the problems & challenges in-story.
* Write the unknown!

The USS Albion officially launched on February 16, 2021, the 21st anniversary of the USS Sunfire's original launch. Independence Fleet and the original USS Avalon were founded on July 4, 2001.