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The Broken Russian States
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Postby The Broken Russian States » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:10 pm

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The Broken Russian States wrote:I could add the ability to play as one character in the Cold War RP I made. That way there isn't fighting after all the "good" nations are taken. The biggest issue for a character RP in a war setting is the fact that one person is a lot easier to kill, and lots of RPers are going after that one person. When you have basically the two most powerful alliances in the world in 1972 fighting in a full scale war with each other, one person is not very helpful. Especially because lots of people are going to try to eliminate the one character.

Here's the biggest issue I have:

"Soviet Forces once again attack Western Berlin, with thousands of soldiers, jets, and tanks to overwhelm the NATO defences. A Soviet Anti-Air groups fires desperately on the Allied aircraft, until one finally makes its mark through the flares. It's the fighter of (_________)"

And then a big fight starts in the OOC. I've seen it happen with Nation/Character RPs.

Seriously, I don't see what's fun with two big anonymous blocks waging war on each other for the hell of it.

No, my RP is instead of Kennedy trying Diplomacy, he orders the F-102's to fire the Nuclear Laced missiles at the Soviet Weapons carriers. It sparks World War 3.
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:11 pm

Natair wrote:Just throwing this idea out there, what about a realistic gladiator RP? You can pick your weapons and armor and such, and everyone can fight in duels of varying types?

Hell, it doesn't even have to be Roman tech. Future-tech gladiators would be kickass.


I ran an FT gladiator arena once. Quantification was highly necessary.

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Postby Natair » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:19 pm

G-Tech Corporation wrote:
Natair wrote:Just throwing this idea out there, what about a realistic gladiator RP? You can pick your weapons and armor and such, and everyone can fight in duels of varying types?

Hell, it doesn't even have to be Roman tech. Future-tech gladiators would be kickass.


I ran an FT gladiator arena once. Quantification was highly necessary.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=264992&hilit=Thoughtdeath

Yeah, I hate numbers games though. I think I'd rather try T1 rules before resorting to numbers. OR go the full D&D ruleset route. I just hate involving movement as units.
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Postby Gvozdevsk » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:20 pm

The Broken Russian States wrote:
Agritum wrote:Seriously, I don't see what's fun with two big anonymous blocks waging war on each other for the hell of it.

No, my RP is instead of Kennedy trying Diplomacy, he orders the F-102's to fire the Nuclear Laced missiles at the Soviet Weapons carriers. It sparks World War 3.

So why did the Soviets not respond with a nuclear attack of their own when nuclear weapons were used against them?

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Postby Natair » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Gvozdevsk wrote:
The Broken Russian States wrote: No, my RP is instead of Kennedy trying Diplomacy, he orders the F-102's to fire the Nuclear Laced missiles at the Soviet Weapons carriers. It sparks World War 3.

So why did the Soviets not respond with a nuclear attack of their own when nuclear weapons were used against them?

I think they did >_>

And then we went all " 'MURICA! FUCK YEAH!" and declared war.
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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:27 pm

Natair wrote:Just throwing this idea out there, what about a realistic gladiator RP? You can pick your weapons and armor and such, and everyone can fight in duels of varying types?

Hell, it doesn't even have to be Roman tech. Future-tech gladiators would be kickass.


I remember a future-tech gladiator RP I participated in.

It was long ago. Nat was in it, back when he had a soul. :P
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Postby Constaniana » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:29 pm

Zarkenis Ultima wrote:
Natair wrote:Just throwing this idea out there, what about a realistic gladiator RP? You can pick your weapons and armor and such, and everyone can fight in duels of varying types?

Hell, it doesn't even have to be Roman tech. Future-tech gladiators would be kickass.


I remember a future-tech gladiator RP I participated in.

It was long ago. Nat was in it, back when he had a soul. :P

So back in ye olde days when he used :) and :p ?
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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Constaniana wrote:
Zarkenis Ultima wrote:
I remember a future-tech gladiator RP I participated in.

It was long ago. Nat was in it, back when he had a soul. :P

So back in ye olde days when he used :) and :p ?


Yep.
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Postby The Broken Russian States » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Gvozdevsk wrote:
The Broken Russian States wrote: No, my RP is instead of Kennedy trying Diplomacy, he orders the F-102's to fire the Nuclear Laced missiles at the Soviet Weapons carriers. It sparks World War 3.

So why did the Soviets not respond with a nuclear attack of their own when nuclear weapons were used against them?

Why do that when you can burn Europe to the ground? Besides, it ruins the storyline if you just end the world right then. The only person who has used nuclear weapons is the US, everyone else has them banned.
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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:50 pm

Zarkenis Ultima wrote:
Natair wrote:Just throwing this idea out there, what about a realistic gladiator RP? You can pick your weapons and armor and such, and everyone can fight in duels of varying types?

Hell, it doesn't even have to be Roman tech. Future-tech gladiators would be kickass.


I remember a future-tech gladiator RP I participated in.

It was long ago. Nat was in it, back when he had a soul. :P

Ah, Julius!

Julius was cool.
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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:52 pm

Nationstatelandsville wrote:
Zarkenis Ultima wrote:
I remember a future-tech gladiator RP I participated in.

It was long ago. Nat was in it, back when he had a soul. :P

Ah, Julius!

Julius was cool.


That RP was nice enough.

Shame it didn't last.
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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:53 pm

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Nationstatelandsville wrote:Ah, Julius!

Julius was cool.


That RP was nice enough.

Shame it didn't last.

It was my first.

I blame it for everything since. You all have a lot of crimes to answer for.
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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:54 pm

Nationstatelandsville wrote:
Zarkenis Ultima wrote:
That RP was nice enough.

Shame it didn't last.

It was my first.

I blame it for everything since. You all have a lot of crimes to answer for.


We are sorry that your corruption threshold happened to be so low. :P
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:05 pm

Natair wrote:
G-Tech Corporation wrote:
I ran an FT gladiator arena once. Quantification was highly necessary.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=264992&hilit=Thoughtdeath

Yeah, I hate numbers games though. I think I'd rather try T1 rules before resorting to numbers. OR go the full D&D ruleset route. I just hate involving movement as units.


Hmm. Interesting read that. I've never heard of T1 before, but it seems coherent enough.
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Postby Nightkill the Emperor » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:33 pm

How do you lot deal with writer's block?

Personally, I like to watch other shows and listen to music (especially the latter). Then I usually just type stuff until an idea comes out from somewhere.
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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:35 pm

Nightkill the Emperor wrote:How do you lot deal with writer's block?

Personally, I like to watch other shows and listen to music (especially the latter). Then I usually just type stuff until an idea comes out from somewhere.


I listen to music as well. Sometimes I play games as well, or read stuff.

The drawback with music is that sometimes I get all self-absorbed and can't focus. :P
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Postby Norvenia » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:36 pm

Nightkill the Emperor wrote:How do you lot deal with writer's block?

Personally, I like to watch other shows and listen to music (especially the latter). Then I usually just type stuff until an idea comes out from somewhere.


I don't. This is one of many reasons why I am far from the most reliable writer here. I just do other things for a few days to a few weeks until I feel like I have something to say. Usually, the actual cause of my writers' block is RL busyness anyway; I'm too focused on other things to spare brainpower for writing. So I try to get some of those things done, and when I do, the spare time thus created generates ideas of its own accord.

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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:37 pm

Nightkill the Emperor wrote:How do you lot deal with writer's block?

Personally, I like to watch other shows and listen to music (especially the latter). Then I usually just type stuff until an idea comes out from somewhere.


Read. Then read some more.

Most of my writing is emulating one author or another, or many at once. To that end, reading is my muse.
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Postby Corvus Metallum » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:43 pm

Nightkill the Emperor wrote:How do you lot deal with writer's block?

Personally, I like to watch other shows and listen to music (especially the latter). Then I usually just type stuff until an idea comes out from somewhere.

As much as I love listening to music, it really doesn't help my writers block at all. Usually, I just listen to it for stress relief and to zone out. What usually does help combat that terrible plague, however, is reading. Until recently, I haven't had the time go to the school library and pick something out. Even if I've read it before, just taking a step back from the creative process and simply looking at someone elses work is probably my best cure for it.

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Postby Terintania » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:33 pm

I'm never not listening to music, really.

How I deal with writer's block is either not to write until it goes away, or force myself to post, anyway.
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Postby Ayreonia » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:39 pm

Nightkill the Emperor wrote:How do you lot deal with writer's block?

Personally, I like to watch other shows and listen to music (especially the latter). Then I usually just type stuff until an idea comes out from somewhere.

I just start writing anyway. My usual block stems from a lack of motivation, but once I get the ball rolling, I just puke the words on the screen. So for me, it's the starting that's hard.
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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:42 pm

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Nightkill the Emperor wrote:How do you lot deal with writer's block?

Personally, I like to watch other shows and listen to music (especially the latter). Then I usually just type stuff until an idea comes out from somewhere.

I just start writing anyway. My usual block stems from a lack of motivation, but once I get the ball rolling, I just puke the words on the screen. So for me, it's the starting that's hard.


Hey, same here.

On pretty much everything, actually, not just writing. :P
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Postby Ayreonia » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:45 pm

Zarkenis Ultima wrote:
Ayreonia wrote:I just start writing anyway. My usual block stems from a lack of motivation, but once I get the ball rolling, I just puke the words on the screen. So for me, it's the starting that's hard.


Hey, same here.

On pretty much everything, actually, not just writing. :P

Yeah. I'm often amazed at what I'm capable of when I put my mind to it. I'll try that tomorrow.
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Postby Tiltjuice » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:13 pm

Nightkill the Emperor wrote:How do you lot deal with writer's block?

Personally, I like to watch other shows and listen to music (especially the latter). Then I usually just type stuff until an idea comes out from somewhere.


Take a break and play Civ 5.

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Postby Nationstatelandsville » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:28 pm

Nightkill the Emperor wrote:How do you lot deal with writer's block?

Personally, I like to watch other shows and listen to music (especially the latter). Then I usually just type stuff until an idea comes out from somewhere.

Neil Gaiman.

And sometimes Community. Depends on what I'm trying to do.
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