Star Wars Epics (also known as Epics) is primarily a play by post roleplaying site, with forums dedicated to Star Wars discussion as well as media, culture, entertainment, and current events. Set 12 years after the Battle of Endor, the site is currently setting the bar as an independently owned and operated, unofficial, not-for-profit, roleplaying-centered Star Wars website, with a blossoming, entirely flame-free fan community. The use of the word Epics is no attempt to exaggerate the quality of the site; rather it is an attempt to show an aspect of the site's roleplaying which is unique to the genre: each member, from the original founders circa 1999, and everyone that has joined since, can trace their original characters from their first "introductory post" through one continuing massive story, up to today.
Why should you join Epics?
Longevity: Star Wars Epics has been in existence as a roleplaying group in various forms since 1999 and has grown steadily, despite jumping formats several times.
Originality: Star Wars Epics has been copied more than once, in both design and content, by more boards than we can count. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, in our opinion -- but we still try to stay one step ahead.
Management: Every admin reads every post made on the board every day, responds to every PM, is accessible on various IM devices, and every question posted by anyone is answered in 24 hours or less -- usually our replies are within minutes. Oh, and we actually roleplay in the stories ourselves too!
Activity: Star Wars Epics doesn't pad our number of daily posts with spam threads, or spamming in hidden forums, bumping old topics, misrepresenting our member count, or hacking our "members online" list to show fake visitors. What you see is what you get, and we feel that honesty is the best policy.
Community: Star Wars Epics is entirely composed of mature, intelligent people of all ages (17-40+), all of whom get along with each other and with the staff. Our board is drama-free, and we have had to hide threads or edit posts for content only a handful of times, in the entirety of our online existence.
Talent: Let's face it, we're good. Admins from other Star Wars roleplaying sites have eschewed their own boards and come to our site to write when they want quality roleplaying.
But don't take our word for it. Here's a sample of our roleplays (chosen at random from our recent threads):
The Fifth - a Free Zone story (bios aren't required in this forum)
Treason: A Rogue Squadron Tale - some of the New Republic's finest find themselves framed for treason and murder
Bravi'os: Requiem - a Star Wars horror story
Imperial Renaissance - the rebirth of the Empire 12 years after Endor
Epics Infinities - what might have happened had the Empire won at Endor?
And here's a collection of unsolicited praise we've received: Praise for Epics