An RPG based around tv-canon and set in the late 2300s. We offer four different locations with four different experiences ranging from laid-back, daily interaction-focused RP to leveling, XP-based, and/or plot-focused RP.
Earth is a utopia in Roddenberry's canon. Violence, crime, religion, and money are all obsolete as humans have finally reached true understanding and empathy for each other and others.
At WtS, for both RP and practicality purposes we stretch this a little bit. While we do say that currency is used throughout the galaxy (see here), we say that it is completely unnecessary on Earth. All basic needs are provided for including: shelter, food, gainful employment, etc. However luxuries, bigger houses, nicer belongings, etc. all require credits.
We do play that individuals are not barred from believing in religion, but that most humans have moved on past the idea that religion is anything but myth. Those who cling to religious ideals are very few in number and are not persecuted, but are looked at as just a bit dumb, much like one might look at someone who worships Zeus or Odin today.
We do also say that minor crime and violence exist, but not to a significant degree. There are minor law enforcement forces, but not many and their duties are not extensive. To a somewhat larger degree are investigators, as their job covers more than just law enforcement.
The main area people will be RPing in is San Francisco, which is not only home to Starfleet Headquarters and Starfleet Academy, but is a huge hub for business and entertainment in this sector of the galaxy.
Because travel around Earth can happen in an instant with transporters, player characters may live anywhere on Earth and also work anywhere. For example, a character could live in Fiji and go to work each day in Sweden without thinking twice about it.
Feel free to live anywhere. Just keep the timeframe in mind. All places on Earth are modernized and integrated, so living in Paris or Glasgow would not look or feel quite the same as it would today.
Positions The varied positions one can take on Earth, particularly in San Francisco
Civilians live and work in San Francisco. Because this is a massive city full of those from all around the galaxy, the possibilities for characters are endless. The only limitation one must keep in mind is that Earth is a utopia and money is not a big thing on Earth as everyone has their needs provided for (this does not mean that there are not businesses, just that people aren't going to be motivated by money on Earth, nor would they likely make a lot of money on Earth).
*Available to new members*
These are civilians who work for Starfleet. Starfleet personnel can live and work in San Francisco. They can be employees of the academy (See Academy Positions) or they can work for the starbase or Starfleet Headquarters while living in SF. You do not need special permission to work in low level positions for Starfleet in any of the Earth locations. Players may not have characters in positions of power without permission, however.