Roleplay: Great Interstellar War
"Heh—Don't delude yourself. This war is far too big for any one man, battle, or campaign to bring to an end."
— Marshal Vostrikov
The Great Interstellar War (GIW) is a shared roleplay universe on AlternateHistory.com
that was started by user Blackwave. It originated as a "future what if scenario" to be discussed as characters who were in-universe, but it eventually grew to become a full-fledged tactics RP (on both land and in space) with its own comic series as a spinoff, along with various short stories and other user fiction. The GIW universe is set about a few centuries into humanity's future, and the human-controlled galaxy has been rent asunder between two power blocs: the democratic Wester Federation and the communist Red Alliance. No other major factions have been mentioned, but Word of God
says that there are alien factions out in the galaxy that are aware of humanity but don't really care about the cataclysmic war tearing it asunder.
The series is known on AH.com's Shared Worlds subforum as being perhaps the longest-running RP, with the original RP beginning back in 2010 and surviving to this day. There were two "Space Combat" RP-s from the same universe, but they are unfortunately defunct as of 2012. The current RP thread can be found here
, while the comic series can be found here
. (It is necessary to be a member of the site to see it.) The RP also has a wiki page
that you can see without being a member.
Now has a Character Page
This game provides examples of: