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Madrinpoor
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Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:55 pm

Meretica wrote:Anyone that would attend a press conference where the Speaker announces a series of anti-corruption bills and proposes forming a House Committee to fight insider trading?

Whenever Min Leader Tommy Sommo gets accepted, he'll obviously be there.
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Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Mar 29, 2022 6:58 pm

Prince Kropotkin wrote:Given there's literally nothing else to do I suppose MC can come.

Do you know how this RP is supposed to work?
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Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:00 pm

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NS Nation Name: Greater Arab State
Character Name: Thomas Volker
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 44
Character Height: 5'11
Character Weight: 180 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform (2007-Present), Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform (2001-2007), Chair of the House Committee on Administration (1999-2001), Representative for Missouri’s 8th Congressional District (1995-Present), Representative for the 145th District of the Missouri House (1989-1995)
Character Country/State of Birth: Missouri
Character State of Residence: Missouri
Character Party Affiliation: Republican (1976-Present)
Faceclaim: Mark Meadows
Main Strengths: Knows where the bodies are buried, strong connections both within his district and across Missouri on account of both his tenure in the state legislature and his House career, noted reputation as an organiser and diligent worker
Main Weaknesses: Representative of a minority faction of the GOP, staunch ideological stance doesn't endear him to moderates, weak on economic policy, has a skeleton or two from his career as a state legislature and his first years in the House
Biography:

Thomas Volker was born on the 22nd of December 1962 in the small town of Leopold, Missouri. The firstborn of Rudolf Volker (1938-Present), a then-Captain serving in the United States Army and Grace Volker (née Dare) (1940-Present), Thomas enjoyed a comfortable upbringing steeped in discipline and a strong emphasis on the family’s Lutheran faith, unusual in the largely Catholic community of Leopold.

Academically, the sole Volker son performed well, albeit not to any extent significant from that of his peers.
Politically, Thomas’ convictions, naturally Conservative due to his upbringing, were firmly consolidated by the influence of his maternal grandfather, a retired attorney who whilst studying at the Washington University in St Louis’ Law School, led the University’s chapter of the America First Committee, and who was currently serving the first of two terms as Prosecuting Attorney for Bollinger County after his election in 1960. This culminated in Thomas joining the Republican Party at the earliest date he could. It was also during his schooling that the young Volker met Torrie Kaiser, who had recently arrived to the state. The two developed a close relationship, culminating in marriage in 1985.

After graduating high school in 1981, Thomas proceeded to study Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies at Washington University in St Louis, where he continued to show a strong academic performance whilst also actively involving himself in the university’s College Republicans, during which he secured an internship with then-White House Communications Director (Not-Pat Buchanan) in the months prior to his graduation in 1985, enabling the Missourian to develop a nascent political network within the conservative movement, as well as a strong relationship with the conservative stalwart. After graduating, Thomas enrolled in the University’s School of Law, studying a joint JD/LLM in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, where he was noted for being particularly skilled in terms of preparation during mock trials, a matter which the law student used to compensate for what was generally an otherwise dull presentation. Having graduated in 1987, Thomas found work at the small law practice which counted amongst its founding partners his late grandfather. Although the work the young attorney took on was for the most part unremarkable, it enabled Thomas to network further within his little corner of southeastern Missouri, something which would prove a substantial benefit within the next year.

Come 1988, the incumbent Republican State Representative for the 145th District announced their retirement from the state legislature, thus leaving the seat open. Seeing his opportunity, Thomas ran for the Republican primary, emphasising his social conservative credentials as well as the commitment to moral standards shown during his time in private practice. After winning the Republican primary with 46% of the vote, Volker easily won the general election. Representative Volker’s tenure in the Missouri State House was one that saw attention drawn to the freshman, largely as a result of the Republicans being in a minority throughout his time in Jefferson City.
Nevertheless, Thomas was able to achieve some legislative success through sponsoring a bill seeking to strengthen community banks by cutting regulation on them at the state level, with the bill being signed by Governor (Not-John Ashcroft) in 1991.

However, the State Representative garnered some controversy in the state after endorsing the insurgent campaign of his mentor (Not-Pat Buchanan). Furthermore, the early 90s also saw Representative Volker representing the interests of the-then growing 'patriot movement' in a number of cases, particularly regarding the scope of the federal government's powers. Although these efforts would cause Thomas to develop a reputation as a firebrand in Missouri, it enabled him to build support amongst staunch conservatives in the region by carving out a unique niche which up to that point had been unrepresented in either state or federal politics, and which would provide the Missourian with an opportunity in the immediate future.

As 1994 approached, and now in his own third term, Thomas Volker announced his campaign for Missouri’s 8th Congressional District after (Not-Bill Emerson) declined to run for another term. Running as a “trade-sceptical” conservative, and emphasising his own credentials on family values, State Representative Volker handily won the primary with 53% of the vote. Despite now being the Representative-Elect in all but name, Thomas continued to run an active campaign during the general election, emphasising his conservative credentials on family values and law and order in traditionally Republican areas whilst at the same time using his “trade-sceptic conservatism” in an attempt win over traditionally Democratic and union voters in the Lead Belt region. And so, Thomas Volker was duly elected to represent the 8th Congressional District of Missouri with 64% of the vote, a narrow gain from that won by his predecessor in the previous cycle.

His freshman term in the House saw Congressman Volker draw little attention initially, with him regularly voting the party line on legislation. However, that changed when the Missourian endorsed (Not-Pat Buchanan)‘s primary campaign in 1996. Thomas’ stumping for the candidate within his district enabled his ally and mentor to win the states delegates. Nevertheless, Volker’s support for the candidate would prove to be troublesome after his endorsee dropped out during the convention, leaving the freshman Congressman to deal with a displeased House leadership.

As a consequence of his support for the insurgent candidate, Thomas was denied a seat on the House Judiciary Committee and was instead placed at what was perhaps the worst place for an ambitious legislator to find themselves, the House Administration Committee. Nevertheless, Congressman took to his committee assignment as well as one could with such a committee, whilst also working his way back into favour with the GOP leadership by doing the rounds of news outlets during the impeachment of (Not-Bill Clinton) in which he defended the impeachment on the grounds of the presidency requiring only those individuals with the “highest moral fortitude and sense of public service, capable of representing the fundamental values and hopes of the American people”.

Moreover, Congressman Volker also improved his working relationship with the leadership by actively throwing himself into the work of the Administration Committee. As the new millennium, and with it a new set of primaries drew in, Volker’s chance finally came.

Initially, the Congressman endorsed his old mentor (Not-Pat Buchanan) out of a sense and loyalty to the elder statesman of the paleoconservative movement. However, the latter's withdrawal from the primaries and, despite the efforts of his protege, campaign for the Reform Party nomination caused Thomas to endorse the campaign of (Not-George W. Bush) based on both the candidates non-interventionist leanings, as well as providing the Missouri with a further opportunity to ingratiate himself within the GOP. Congressman Volker actively stumped for the Governor during both the primary and general elections. Finding himself now in favour, Thomas was moved up from the Administration Committee, where he had served as chairman since 1999, to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. However, his new found favour was overshadowed by the beginning of the War on Terror in response to the attack against the United States on September 11th 2001. Despite his scepticism towards foreign interventions, Thomas was for the most part supportive of US troop deployments in both Afghanistan and, to a lesser extent, Iraq, on the grounds that the United States was the direct victim of an attack by its enemies.

However, this soon proved to be detrimental to the Missourian as the situation in Iraq stagnation as the insurgency developed. Moreover, the uncovering of the extent to which the (Not- George W. Bush) Administration had used 'enhanced interrogation techniques' in gaining information from detainees had provoked a backlash both within Congress and amongst the electorate, backlash which Congressman Volker was acutely aware of due to the remit of his congressional committee. This culminated in the Democrats retaking Congress for the first time in 12 years and with it, the majority on the Oversight Committee. Having lost his Chairmanship of the committee, and still in a minority within the Republican Party, the Congressman finds himself working away on means through which to strengthen his faction's position within the GOP, and with it, establish a more authentic conservative movement.

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Thomas Volker has been married to Torrie Volker (née Kaiser) for 21 years. In that time they have had five children: Thomas Jr (Born September 1989), Sarah (Born April 1991), William & John (Born January 1993), and Madeleine (Born November 1999).
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Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:00 pm

Mareadmonte wrote:
Jovuistan wrote:Where is Woolworth in all this?


Sincere apologies. Had a really rough week and couldn't post for a bit.

Irl comes first.
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Makko Oko
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Founded: Jan 20, 2018
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Postby Makko Oko » Tue Mar 29, 2022 7:17 pm

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NS Nation Name: Makko Oko
Character Name: Vanko Lest
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 50
Character Height: 5'9
Character Weight: 130
Character Position/Role/Job: Vice President Of The United States
Character Country/State of Birth: Florida, United States
Character State of Residence: Florida
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Faceclaim: Marco Rubio
Main Strengths: Is linguistic (can speak many languages), arms/military training and knowledge, good record, quite charismatic, favorable personal ratings, strong support among minorities and is a great protector and representative for Russian-Americans
Main Weaknesses: Foreign born name so they are not well-liked by hard-leaning republicans, has never participated in any election other than the presidential one so no congressional or legislative experience and very unorthodox in terms of background and style
Biography:

Vanko Lest is a Russian-American born in the state of Florida by their parents of Elvira Komarova and Edgar Lest. They are currently the Vice President Of The United States serving under John Cush. The story of their Vice Presidency is quite intriguing, with Vanko going to a private school, that was all-boys and getting heavily bullied. This bullying led to them joining the military at 18 at the behest of their mother and father, who wanted them to fight in the Russian military, but he refused due to having no friends, links or information on that nation, never setting foot in it once.

They made their way up to a 2-star general in the United States Army and fought in the 1st Armored Battalion during the Iraq War, serving at least 50 confirmed kills. They amazingly got out injured little to nothing physically but mentally, he suffered from severe PTSD and after the Iraq War exited on a medical discharge after 10 years in the military. After the military, they were volunteering for a soup kitchen serving homeless Russian-Americans. This led to their liking to getting a job as a cook at a restaurant in Orlando, Florida. One day, John Cush, who at the time was a Senator, before the Presidential campaigns had started, had visited the restaurant to eat a meal and they said "It was one of the best meals I've ever had, I have to meet the person responsible for this meal" and he asked the waiter for the chef to thank them personally, and out comes Vanko Lest, who John Cush said "I've never seen a Russian-American under any office, how would you like to be my Vice President if I win, to thank you for this meal, and to get out of paying haha" and he agreed, wanting to help all those bullied just like him and the Russian-Americans who lack representation.

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Ex-Nation

Postby Yaruqo » Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:02 pm

Meretica wrote:Anyone that would attend a press conference where the Speaker announces a series of anti-corruption bills and proposes forming a House Committee to fight insider trading?

Miller would be down.
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Tehrangeles
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Founded: Nov 13, 2018
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Tehrangeles » Tue Mar 29, 2022 8:54 pm

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NS Nation Name: Tehrangeles
Character Name: Charles “Chuck” Bloedel Ward, Jr.
Character Gender: Boy
Character Age: 71
Character Height: 6’1” (Used to be taller, has shrunk)
Character Weight: 190 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Democratic Presidential nominee (2004), United States Senator from Washington (1987-Present), Governor of Washington (1981-1987), Secretary of the Army (1977-1979), United States Representative (WA-1) (1975-1977), Staffer to Senator Frank Church (1965-1974), United States Army (Enlisted) (1951-1959)
Character Country/State of Birth: Washington
Character State of Residence: Bloedel Reserve Manor House, Bainbridge Island, Washington / Tacoma, Washington
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: -Ward now
Ward in Lebanon during Operation Blue Bat
Main Strengths: Widely respected as an statesman, experienced, strong fundraiser, strong foreign policy credentials
Main Weaknesses: Seen as aloof/elitist, career politician, baggage from 2004 campaign, perceived as having shifting political views
Biography:
Julius Bloedel, born in 1864, moved to Washington in 1890. As a speculator, he engaged in a number of high risk-high reward ventures in the Territory, including railways, timber, and ship-building. Ultimately, the man built a fortune and became an early magnate in the Pacific Northwest. The estate he built, Bloedel Reserve, is now a public park on Bainbridge Island. However, the home (named Bloedel Reserve Manor House) remains in the family. Bloedel had two sons and a daughter. The latter, Grace, married Charles Ward, the heir to another family of old money which had moved into the area from New England. Charles joined Grace’s brothers in managing the Bloedel family’s many holdings. The two gave birth to two sons, Richard and Charles Jr. While it was clear Grace’s brothers would inherit most of the Bloedel wealth, Charles Sr. still groomed his sons to seek prosperous careers in their own right. From a young age, it was clear that Richard, the elder son, would seek a career in investing, much like his speculator grandfather. Charles, the younger son, did not share his brother’s ambition, intelligence, or promise.

Rebelling against his parents, he fled the boarding school to which he was consigned. At the age of 16, he flirted with the burgeoning Beat Generation, reading early Kerouac and Holmes. His parents took notice of this, and promptly enlisted Charles in the Army following his graduation from high school, at the age of 17. Charles Jr. followed in the footsteps of his older brother, who fought in the Second World War, and his father who fought in the First World War years before.

Charles enjoyed his time in the Army, as it was an escape from the pressures of his blue-blooded family. Following the completion of his training, he fought in the last year and a half of the Korean War. He was assigned to the 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment. His most noteworthy operation was the 1952 suppression of the prisoner rebellion at the Geoje POW Camp, wherein he sustained a bullet injury to the leg. Following the incident he spent six months in Japan for recovery, after which he rejoined his unit, which remained in Korea until 1955, two years after the effective end of the conflict. During that time, he was commended the Purple Heart for injuries sustained, and a Bronze Star for heroism in combat. After that, his unit was reassigned to Fort Bragg, where they remained until redeployment in 1958 to Lebanon, wherein he participated in Operation Blue Bat to allow for the ascent of the Chehab presidency. Charles became fairly bored on the peacekeeping mission, as his job mostly involved managing a street checkpoint in a village north of Beirut. As boredom overtook him, Chuck was the subject of constant sternly-worded situational reports, as he was frequently caught sneaking a retinue of Lebanese women in and out of the baracks. He redeemed himself during a short roadside exchange of fire with Shi’a rebels, in which he saved the life of his commanding officer to earn a Silver Star. In 1959 he returned to Fort Bragg, and almost immediately began the process of receiving an honorable discharge. Following eight years of service, he retired from duty as a relatively well-decorated Master Sergeant, even with his minor disciplinary incident.

At the direction of his parents, Charles (by then going as “Chuck,” a nickname he received in the Army) enrolled in Williams College, in Massachusetts- a liberal arts school which received funding from both the Boedel and Ward families. After graduating with a degree in history, Chuck wanted to continue his studies in order to become a professor of history. However, during his time in Massachusetts, his brother died in an automobile accident. Therefore, he became heir apparent to his wing of the family. So, he changed track and enrolled in law school at Yale. While his parents fully anticipated he would use the degree to better manage the family trust, Ward’s rebellious streak was rekindled once more as he fell in love with Clarice Goldsmith, the daughter of a wealthy marketing executive and an undergraduate at Barnard College in New York.

Clarice was very socially conscious, and shifted Chuck from the old money Republicanism of his family which he had somewhat absorbed, into a politically-aware liberal Democrat. Instead of moving back to Bloedel Reserve to manage the family estate, Chuck married Clarice in Manhattan after earning his law degree and followed her to Washington, D.C., where she was taking a job with the League of Women Voters. Clarice converted to Lutheranism from Judaism to provide at least some appeasement to his parents.

In the capital, Chuck took a job with Senator Frank Church of Idaho, first as a legislative assistant. He assisted with a number of responsibilities, including the Senator’s work on the Foreign Relations Committee. As time went on, Chuck became increasingly close with the Senator, spending nine years on his staff. By the end of his time, he ascended to legislative director for the Senator’s office. His most proud achievements were helping to draft the the Cooper–Church Amendment of 1970, and the Case–Church Amendment of 1973, both of which sought to curtail the Vietnam War.

In 1974, with Church’s support, Chuck sought his own political office. He and Clarice had started spending time in Tacoma and becoming acquainted with Washington’s first district beginning in the early 1970s, buying their “primary” residence in the city in 1972, and becoming involved in the VFW of Eastern Washington. While Clarice thought it would be wise to begin his own pursuit of elected office in the part of the state closest to Church’s own base of support, Chuck genuinely enjoyed the natural beauty and down-to-earth nature of the city. It was different from the stuffy lifestyle with his cousins at Bainbridge Island, and was far from their tendrils which permeated throughout Seattle. Moreover, his parents began to write him off as a lost cause, becoming somewhat embittered. Ultimately, Chuck was elected in the Watergate wave, flipping a longtime Republican seat.

His success did not last- in 1976 the seat returned to its natural leanings, and Chuck was given the boot. He supported major legislation, but was generally a backbencher with minimal real impact. Though he supported Church in the 1976 primary, he eventually switched his support to Jimmy Carter, who he got along with on a personal level. He supported the Georgia Governor vocally in the 1976 election, even as Ford narrowly carried his state and district, which some say may have contributed to his defeat. As a result of his efforts, Carter appointed Chuck as Secretary of the Army, which he was confirmed to soon after his departure from the House.

As Secretary of the Army, Chuck’s most notable work included completing and improving the shift to the all-volunteer force, stressing programs to enhance professionalism, and emphasizing the award of contracts to minority businesses to fulfill the new federal commitment to encourage diversity. In 1979, following the midterms, he left the position and returned to Tacoma. Political operatives in the state had urged him to seek a comeback to elected office, requiring him to leave the cabinet.

The incumbent governor was increasingly unpopular due to a number of reasons, including management of the Mount St. Helens disaster. Chuck had the opportunity to win the blanket primary from the Governor’s left- which he managed to accomplish. He went on to narrowly win the general election, distancing himself from his former ally, President Carter, in the process. This political comeback seemed like a Trojan horse at first, as Washington was immediately struck by rising unemployment, indications of recession, and subsequently, disapproval for Governor Ward. Ward pushed for new sources of revenue, such as a small sales tax increase. This filled the 2.5 billion dollar budget shortfall. Additionally, Chuck strengthened environmental protections. Against pressure from business groups and many legislators, he vetoed a bill permitting for an environmentally-risky development project by Chicago Bridge & Iron in a sensitive shoreline area of Whatcom County. He also successfully blocked a proposed oil pipeline that would have crossed under the Puget Sound over potential endangerment of the waterway's ecology and refused to back down amidst public support of the project. He also helped develop and implement land-use and growth-management policies that made Washington an early environmental leader. This came to pass with the advice and support of his wife, Clarice.

Ultimately, due to his unpopularity, Ward faced a strong primary challenge from the Democratic State House leader, and a strong field of Republican challengers. However, Chuck pointed to his principled leadership, and refusal to back down from important causes, and promised to establish a program which would provide medical insurance to the working poor. Through this campaign strategy, he narrowly won re-election. In his second term, he oversaw the implementation of his promised policy, and Washington’s economic recovery, With an increasingly collaborative legislature, steered hundreds of millions of dollars of increased spending toward state universities, increased standardized testing in public education, and improved legal protections for LGBTQ people.

In 1986, halfway through his second term, he launched a campaign for United States Senate. While initially unenthusiastic about the prospect, Democratic operatives saw the popular governor as the best means through which to win the competitive Senate seat. After a tough campaign, he won against the incumbent by a narrow margin. Ward quickly became a prominent member of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, much like his former mentor. He took a seat on the commission investigating missing service-members in Asia, contributing significantly to the report. He also established a liberal voting record, and became a frequent fixture of cable television. In 1994, Chuck’s father died at the age of 100, with his mother dying weeks later at the age of 86. Chuck inherited the family trust from the somewhat estranged couple, which he turned into a non-profit trust called the Grace and Charles Ward Foundation, which is used to support charitable causes under the direction of Clarice.

In 1996, Chuck began to enter the imagination of the pundit class as a potential presidential contender, after he delivered a forceful DNC address, and published memoirs about his military service, which were credited for being genuine and introspective. These ambitions, though, could not come to fruition in 2000, as the incumbent Vice President opted to run. Though Chuck was on the Vice-Presidential shortlist, he was not selected. This was something for which he has remained grateful. However, Chuck still made yet another forceful and memorable speech at the 2000 DNC, allowing him to remain in the public eye.

In 2004, he all but coasted to the nomination. Running with a fairly liberal platform, President Cush attacked Chuck for being a “Left Coast Liberal,” elitist (despite his own background), and a flip flopper. Additionally, controversy arose when a group called “Geoje Vets for Justice” emerged to falsely challenge the legitimacy of Chuck’s combat experience and commendations. This phenomenon is now referred to as being “Geojed.” Chuck also had a moment which garnered significant negative attention, wherein he saluted at the DNC and said “I’m Sergeant Chuck Ward, and I’m reporting for duty!” These issues came to a head after the RNC, as Cush maintained a near 15-point lead over Chuck. Chuck worked hard to close the gap, however. He decisively crushed the incumbent in the debates, and criticized the President’s own military record when compared to his own.

Despite starting the race as an underdog, Chuck nearly won- with the electoral college coming down to a few thousand votes in Ohio, and a narrow win for the president in the national popular vote. Chuck took the defeat with dignity, and returned to his work in the Senate. In 2006, he won re-election to the Senate, and continues to criticize the ongoing war in Iraq. Pundits have speculated that he could become involved in the ongoing primary, if not outright launch a campaign or his own.

Other Info: Practicing Lutheran, on the Board of Trustees of Williams College, married for 48 years, has three adult children, two of whom are politically involved.

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New Luciannova
Envoy
 
Posts: 275
Founded: Nov 16, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby New Luciannova » Tue Mar 29, 2022 10:00 pm

Mareadmonte wrote:
Meretica wrote:CHS might attend in the name of unity.


Well I didn't intend for it to be a partisan thing anyhow, anyone is welcome to come down!

If they're in, I'm in.
Is this a bring your kids thing or just for us adults?

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Hopal
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1563
Founded: Apr 30, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Hopal » Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:59 am

Meretica wrote:Anyone that would attend a press conference where the Speaker announces a series of anti-corruption bills and proposes forming a House Committee to fight insider trading?

Shields would attend.
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Madrinpoor
Minister
 
Posts: 2218
Founded: Dec 01, 2020
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Madrinpoor » Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:24 am

Makko Oko wrote:snip


No worries! Here is basically how this RP works.

1. It's not like DnD or even NS Sports, with a point system and game mechanics based on roleplay stuff. This RP is ENTIRELY storytelling, and basically the wonderful admin team led by the capo dei capi Dentali, who is very experienced and fair, decides polling and elections based off of the political situation (IRL 2007/8 politics and in character posts and stuff), your character's views, and your posts. I'd recommend looking on the In Character thread and seeing how other players post, to get a foothold.
2. Of course, the best way to learn is by doing. However... while we still don't have a VP (yet), we don't let people new to the RP play Senators or leadership positions. Because, Governors, Mayors, or Representatives are much better for new players to dip their toes into the RP, while still being fun. You can make new characters of more advanced positions later, of course, but we'd like you to start with one of those.
3. I seriously recommend that people join the Discord, once you're accepted, because while everything crucial to the RP will be posted on here, the Discord is where up to date updates, advice, funny stories, CSR's constant stream of 2008 polling information, and Melovinta's...gifs...are shared.
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Aureumterra III
Diplomat
 
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Founded: Sep 21, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Aureumterra III » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:06 am

Meretica wrote:Anyone that would attend a press conference where the Speaker announces a series of anti-corruption bills and proposes forming a House Committee to fight insider trading?

Oscar would definitely

On another note making an intro post for him soon
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Postby Makko Oko » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:20 am

Madrinpoor wrote:
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No worries! Here is basically how this RP works.

1. It's not like DnD or even NS Sports, with a point system and game mechanics based on roleplay stuff. This RP is ENTIRELY storytelling, and basically the wonderful admin team led by the capo dei capi Dentali, who is very experienced and fair, decides polling and elections based off of the political situation (IRL 2007/8 politics and in character posts and stuff), your character's views, and your posts. I'd recommend looking on the In Character thread and seeing how other players post, to get a foothold.
2. Of course, the best way to learn is by doing. However... while we still don't have a VP (yet), we don't let people new to the RP play Senators or leadership positions. Because, Governors, Mayors, or Representatives are much better for new players to dip their toes into the RP, while still being fun. You can make new characters of more advanced positions later, of course, but we'd like you to start with one of those.
3. I seriously recommend that people join the Discord, once you're accepted, because while everything crucial to the RP will be posted on here, the Discord is where up to date updates, advice, funny stories, CSR's constant stream of 2008 polling information, and Melovinta's...gifs...are shared.


OOC: Makes perfect sense to me! I think I'll be a Governor Of Florida since that was there I was born. Should I edit my post to reflect that or post a new one? Just want to get everything done correctly lol.

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Postby Lavan Tiri » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:25 am

Makko Oko wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:
No worries! Here is basically how this RP works.

1. It's not like DnD or even NS Sports, with a point system and game mechanics based on roleplay stuff. This RP is ENTIRELY storytelling, and basically the wonderful admin team led by the capo dei capi Dentali, who is very experienced and fair, decides polling and elections based off of the political situation (IRL 2007/8 politics and in character posts and stuff), your character's views, and your posts. I'd recommend looking on the In Character thread and seeing how other players post, to get a foothold.
2. Of course, the best way to learn is by doing. However... while we still don't have a VP (yet), we don't let people new to the RP play Senators or leadership positions. Because, Governors, Mayors, or Representatives are much better for new players to dip their toes into the RP, while still being fun. You can make new characters of more advanced positions later, of course, but we'd like you to start with one of those.
3. I seriously recommend that people join the Discord, once you're accepted, because while everything crucial to the RP will be posted on here, the Discord is where up to date updates, advice, funny stories, CSR's constant stream of 2008 polling information, and Melovinta's...gifs...are shared.


OOC: Makes perfect sense to me! I think I'll be a Governor Of Florida since that was there I was born. Should I edit my post to reflect that or post a new one? Just want to get everything done correctly lol.


Also, dear, this whole thread is OOC. We have a separate thread for in-character stuff, you don't need to denote speaking OOC in this thread.

One word of caution, though: Florida is a huge state, and a majorly important state. As a brand newbie I'd personally recommend you do Governor of a smaller state, or a member of the House from Florida.
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Postby Makko Oko » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:38 am

Lavan Tiri wrote:
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OOC: Makes perfect sense to me! I think I'll be a Governor Of Florida since that was there I was born. Should I edit my post to reflect that or post a new one? Just want to get everything done correctly lol.


Also, dear, this whole thread is OOC. We have a separate thread for in-character stuff, you don't need to denote speaking OOC in this thread.

One word of caution, though: Florida is a huge state, and a majorly important state. As a brand newbie I'd personally recommend you do Governor of a smaller state, or a member of the House from Florida.


Oh! My apologies, I didn't know, I just make it common practice to do it whenever I'm not speaking as a character. Would Governor of Hawaii work? They're very small and I personally like Hawaii lol.

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Postby Jovuistan » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:41 am

Makko Oko wrote:
Lavan Tiri wrote:
Also, dear, this whole thread is OOC. We have a separate thread for in-character stuff, you don't need to denote speaking OOC in this thread.

One word of caution, though: Florida is a huge state, and a majorly important state. As a brand newbie I'd personally recommend you do Governor of a smaller state, or a member of the House from Florida.


Oh! My apologies, I didn't know, I just make it common practice to do it whenever I'm not speaking as a character. Would Governor of Hawaii work? They're very small and I personally like Hawaii lol.

We already have a Governor of Hawaii, unfortunately.
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Postby Makko Oko » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:44 am

Jovuistan wrote:
Makko Oko wrote:
Oh! My apologies, I didn't know, I just make it common practice to do it whenever I'm not speaking as a character. Would Governor of Hawaii work? They're very small and I personally like Hawaii lol.

We already have a Governor of Hawaii, unfortunately.


This may sound like an odd request, but Governor of D.C? I checked and you guys don't seem to have one at this time. D.C is a small area, and while it's not legally classified as a state, it does have a governor.

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Postby Lavan Tiri » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:46 am

Makko Oko wrote:
Jovuistan wrote:We already have a Governor of Hawaii, unfortunately.


This may sound like an odd request, but Governor of D.C? I checked and you guys don't seem to have one at this time. D.C is a small area, and while it's not legally classified as a state, it does have a governor.


We do not have a Mayor of D.C., no. You can go for that if you'd like, but I'd advise you to try and go for a position where it's easier for others to interact with your character. Some jobs are self-isolating from the rest of the RP and we want you to have fun with the group, ya dig??
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Postby Jovuistan » Wed Mar 30, 2022 7:52 am

If you want a Governor position where you can interact with other characters, I recommend trying one of the early primary states. Your char would have some good leverage with their endorsement then.
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Postby Madrinpoor » Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:41 am

Lavan Tiri wrote:
Makko Oko wrote:
This may sound like an odd request, but Governor of D.C? I checked and you guys don't seem to have one at this time. D.C is a small area, and while it's not legally classified as a state, it does have a governor.


We do not have a Mayor of D.C., no. You can go for that if you'd like, but I'd advise you to try and go for a position where it's easier for others to interact with your character. Some jobs are self-isolating from the rest of the RP and we want you to have fun with the group, ya dig??

Maybe non-voting delegate from D.C.? Either in the House or Senate? That way you could have a more high-status job, I think. I don't know if there's precedent for that.

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Postby Makko Oko » Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:22 am

Jovuistan wrote:If you want a Governor position where you can interact with other characters, I recommend trying one of the early primary states. Your char would have some good leverage with their endorsement then.


Hm...any primary state you'd recommend? I don't know much about politics irl lol. I do know the primaries are where people from both parties are voted to represent them in the Presidential elections though. I know it sounds bad to not know much about irl politics, but it doesn't mean I don't like roleplaying it :).

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Postby Jovuistan » Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:33 am

Makko Oko wrote:
Jovuistan wrote:If you want a Governor position where you can interact with other characters, I recommend trying one of the early primary states. Your char would have some good leverage with their endorsement then.


Hm...any primary state you'd recommend? I don't know much about politics irl lol. I do know the primaries are where people from both parties are voted to represent them in the Presidential elections though. I know it sounds bad to not know much about irl politics, but it doesn't mean I don't like roleplaying it :).

That's okay. Feel free to ask questions and we're happy to answer. The traditional first primary states are Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. They're all relatively small states population-wise but being early in the primaries means a Governor there can have some influence.
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Postby Tehrangeles » Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:38 am

Dentali, I am officially calling for your resignation if you do not accept my app in a forthright manner.

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Postby Meretica » Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:42 am

Tehrangeles wrote:Dentali, I am officially calling for your resignation if you do not accept my app in a forthright manner.

He's ill. Patience is a virtue.
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Postby Tehrangeles » Wed Mar 30, 2022 9:44 am

Meretica wrote:
Tehrangeles wrote:Dentali, I am officially calling for your resignation if you do not accept my app in a forthright manner.

He's ill. Patience is a virtue.

I’ve known Dentali longer than you’ve been alive- he can overcome any illness to do my bidding.

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Postby New Luciannova » Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:13 am

Makko Oko wrote:
Jovuistan wrote:If you want a Governor position where you can interact with other characters, I recommend trying one of the early primary states. Your char would have some good leverage with their endorsement then.


Hm...any primary state you'd recommend? I don't know much about politics irl lol. I do know the primaries are where people from both parties are voted to represent them in the Presidential elections though. I know it sounds bad to not know much about irl politics, but it doesn't mean I don't like roleplaying it :).


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Florida is an early state too and would be exciting overall. Also in 2008 Michigan was an early state and for Republicans the Wyoming Caucus came early too.
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