About - What is New Terra?

New Terra is an online Play-by-Post (PbP) roleplay. Essentially, our escapades come about through writing on the forums, rather than clicking buttons or rolling dice. The main aim is for us to write stories of our characters together. The core setting is about a colonist ship from a technologically advanced nation crash landing on a mysterious alien planet. While the aliens are in the medieval age at best, they have other tricks up their sleeves, namely: magic. Upon New Terra, two worlds collide, science and fantasy.

Unlike many RPGs, we do not have stat sheets. The emphasis here is on the writing and character development, rather than who's the strongest. That said, there is a core balance and no one gets to start out with more than anyone else. We have an expansive system for building custom alien races, choosing magical spells, and also building up your human characters with different perks. Like a game of Dungeons and Dragons, there's a great deal of player-staff interaction. If you do something big, the effects will permeate through the world. If you commit a crime, you will end up wanted.

If you're interested in joining, check up the rules index. This may seem daunting, as there are a lot of pages, but know that it's all been engineered so that everything can run smoothly. Please take the time to read it, you'll save everyone time as you won't need to be asking lots of questions down the line.

Additionally, there's a handy dandy beginner help thread HERE, which aims to guide you through the joining process. If you have any questions, hit up our Q&A thread for new members. Alternatively, you could join our discord and ask quick questions in the help channels there.

Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy your stay!

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