Game Rules

The RRW Jarok RPG follows the standard rules and policies of Bravo Fleet. This RPG will be operated under a rating of 2-2-2; which means per policy, ages 16+ may only apply to join the RPG. It also means: No content may inappropriately depict acts of sex, assault, or violence.


  1. Enjoy being part of the Jarok RPG – get to know and encourage one another with your creativity.
  2. We will not always agree on everything, but when we do disagree it’s important that those disagreements are handled respectfully. It’s also essential that when a moderator (generally meaning the GM) asks for a discussion to stop, it stops.
  3. Bravo Fleet’s Non-Discrimination and Harassment policy applies to every interaction you have as a member of this group, whether it occurs directly on Jarok’s server or not, so please be courteous and respectful in your interactions with your fellow authors.
  4. Membership on the game’s Discord server is required to participate.
  5. The game manager reserves the right as specified under the fleet’s RPG policy to remove any player at any time, especially for conduct that does not align with these rules.
  6. In our game, we write our posts in the third person in the past tense (unless you are writing a log entry, then make sure you use the blockquote feature). For more guidance, see below.
  7. Remember, we are set in a specific faction of the Star Trek universe, we use plasma weapons, not phasers; this includes plasma torpedoes, not quantum torpedoes. We use singularity cores, not warp cores. We have a cloaking device that other factions that we will primarily encounter, Klingons and Free State, also have! The Federation does not.
  8. Have fun and participate not just with the Jarok but with Bravo Fleet too!

Activity Requirements

  • Authors are expected to post or respond to a tag at least once every two weeks.
    • Solo posts should be at least 250 words long.
    • Joint posts should be at least 250 x n words long, n being the number of players writing in a joint post.
  • Authors are expected to respond to tags within 48 hours.
    • If an author has a secondary character, the requirements are per character, so you need to use both of your characters at least once every two weeks.

Applications and Characters

  1. Due to Jarok’s RPG setting, only Romulans and Remans are currently allowed. Officer Exchange Programs will be considered, depending on the character’s biography and sample post. This means: No Humans, Klingons, Gorn, Tholian, Cardassian, Caitian, Kzinti, or all common Alpha, and Beta Quadrant species without specific permissions. These however are an absolute No: El-Aurian, Q, Borg, ex-Borg, cyborg, Augment, Mirian, Jem Hadar, Founder, Vorta, Breen, Tzenkethi, Metron, Medusan, any Delta Quadrant species, or any non-canon/custom species characters will be accepted aboard the Jarok.
  2. Only characters with complete biographies will be accepted aboard the Jarok. If you are unsure of what “complete,” means, the Character Creation Program through Bravo Fleet’s academy is heavily encouraged.
  3. The sample post is required for everyone and must be written with the character you are applying with.
  4. Before submitting an application, you should join our Discord and discuss your character idea.
  5. Please select a rank for your character that is appropriate for their age, the position you are speaking, and the ranks of other characters in the game. For example, if the Chief Operations Officer is a Sublieutenant, you should not then apply to join that department with a Centurion. We may request that you modify your character’s rank as part of the join process. (Although with character creation on BFMS, Romulan Ranks are not available for the Current Service tab, so just select Story and leave the rank section blank until further notice. The Service Record tab, however, does have Romulan Ranks.)
  6. Players may have a secondary character, but it should go through the same application process as a primary character and is subject to the same activity requirements.
    • A player may not hold more than one department head position or more than one position in the same department between their primary and secondary character. For example, if you’re the CMO your secondary character can’t be the Chief Science Officer or the Head Nurse. This rule may be waived on a temporary basis, for example, to fill a need in the middle of a mission.
  7. Beyond a player’s primary and secondary character, additional characters will be approved on an extremely limited basis, at least in terms of what will be approved for addition to the game’s actual manifest. Named NPCs are preferred to random, disposable NPCs and we will keep track of them in a document, not on the website. This allows us to be economical with the website’s resources and to avoid needing to constantly update the manifest with infrequently used NPCs.

Tagging and Stage Directions

Tagging is the practice of indicating that you are leaving room for someone else to respond. An open tag is open to anyone in the post, and it’s not obligatory for everyone in that post to reply to it. A closed tag is open only to a particular person or a limited group of people and is necessary to be addressed before the post can be submitted.

Tags should be placed in square brackets, with either “Open”, a character’s name/position title, or a selection of appropriate position titles for a response, when the post involves more than just two people. As a courtesy to your fellow authors, it’s good to put tags in bold, so they are easy to spot in a longer document. For example:

[Tag Saren]

[Open Tag]

[Tag Ops or Science]

Stage directions are instructions within a tag to give the player guidance on how to appropriately reply. These are most often given by the GM or the person leading the post, especially for things that are outside of a character’s control, like the results of a sensor scan or the efficacy of an attack, as they would be in a traditional table-top RPG. For example:

[Tag – Ops or Science – Cloaked enemy warbird has been detected via their engine emissions.]

You could also use this in a situation where you’re providing help with a character’s motivation when such a hint might not be best suited to the text itself.

[Tag Orex – Isha’s face does not give any indication of them being frustrated, but their struggle to put a panel back into place which is normally a piece of cake to do, clearly shows that they are mildly frustrated about something.]

Specific Faction Golden Rules

Jarok is a Romulan Republic Faction setting RPG, so there are certain technologies, events and other things to remember that make our RPG different from other RPGs.

  1. Technology – Romulan technology is a bit different from that of the Federation.
    • Reactor – Romulan vessels use an artificial quantum singularity reactor, not a warp core. There are also nullifier cores that are used to precisely balance the radiative emissions of the ship’s engines. If any of those are damaged or go out, we risk being detected while cloaked.
    • Weapons – It’s plasma beams/disruptors and plasma pistols/rifles, not phaser arrays or phasers. It’s plasma torpedoes, not photon/quantum torpedoes.
    • Defense – Along with shields, we have a cloaking device that can be used to avoid direct fire or sneak up on an enemy, or for espionage tactics.
    • Auxiliary Craft – These are the crafts that are available to us: Scorpion Fighters, Tiercel-class shuttlecraft which is comparable to a Starfleet type-8 shuttlecraft, and the Kestrel-class runabout which is comparable to a Starfleet Danube-class runabout.
  2. Organizations / Institutes / Political States – Officers on board the Jarok are of the Romulan Republic are commissioned by the Romulan Republic Navy, not Romulan Republic Force or any other term. The only friend that the Romulan Republic has currently is the Federation. The Romulan Republic has no treaty with the Klingon Empire. There is more helpful information located at: Romulan Republic In Play.
  3. Rank Structure: The rank structure in the Romulan Republic is similar to any other faction, just with different names to them. This will show the equivalence of Romulan Republic ranks to Starfleet ranks:
    • Junior Officer Ranks
      • Uhlan – Ensign
      • Sublieutenant – Lieutenant Junior Grade
      • Lieutenant (Same)
    • Senior Officer Ranks
      • Centurion – Lieutenant Commander
      • Subcommander – Commander
      • Commander – Captain
      • Subadmiral I – Commodore
      • Subadmiral II – Rear Admiral
      • Vice Admiral (Same)
      • Admiral (Same)
    • Enlisted Ranks
      • Until we are able to discuss with Lore in regards to what exactly Enlisted Ranks would be called or considered as Enlisted in the Republic Navy; we have nothing to provide as of yet. A Wiki page will eventually be created to cover Romulan Republic Ranks or Romulan Ranks in general.

(Credit goes to David and MJ. The rules were a mish-mash from Columbia and Endeavour with slight alterations to fit the Jarok RPG.)