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Neu Engollon
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Neu Engollon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:43 pm

The Macabees wrote:
Ruskland-Preuben wrote:Why are all the good RPs nowadays closed or invite only? I rarely see open signup except for RPs using oneliners.


This won't work 100% of the time, but it will work a surprising amount of the time:

TG the OP.

Don't say, "I want to join the RP."

Read the RP first, then TG the OP with ideas of how you would involve yourself in the thread. Show them that you intend to join on good faith, are invested in making it enjoyable (which you proved by reading the thread and knowing what's going on), and have the potential to be a good RP partner for them.

If possible, link to a few of your past RPs as a sort of resume.


I have done this many times, usually through my PMC based NS account. You will almost always get a favorable response. The only times I think it wouldn't is if the OP has something against you personally, or if they have already flaked off and have given up on the RP, or on NS as a whole.
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Gudmund
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 63
Founded: Aug 02, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Gudmund » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:06 pm

RP War & Conflict Question
I have yet to encounter any 'all out war' RP situations (aside from 'Could you beat the AN' based topics). I'm expecting that I and some other nation(s) will eventually go in-depth on explaining how we destroy/takeover/invade certain parts of one another. To be frank, I don't like the idea of someone claiming to have instantly obliterated my nation, or that they just steamrolled through my defences in a matter of days. Especially so when the attacking or defending nation has little to no info provided.

I'm asking if I should establish some easier to takeover landmarks/bases to make things flow easier, and give other nations actual goals/targets instead of vaguely attacking everything at once (so that I don't have to repeatedly explain). For example, should I make a detailed map displaying where shipyards, factories, cities, territories, colonies and other such things are located? I often get disappointed because other nations immediately invade, skipping over the fact that my nation is set in a different part of the galaxy.

Any tips or suggestions? Would you/other users appreciate that kind of information being provided? Would others even bother to read through so much info? What sort of info do you/others like to see before initiating conflict?

(I may not respond to answers, but I will definitely read them)
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Nation: Gudmund
Region: The United Federations
Setting: Future Tech (2060+), the ruling nation of a non-human, but humanoid, low population galactic Empire spanning just beyond its solar system. Primarily using advanced, mass-produced droids to fill the ranks of its military alongside living soldiers.

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The Macabees
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Postby The Macabees » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:20 pm

Behind interesting wars are a group of individuals, of whatever size, who are knowledgeable about what they're doing and knows what to think about in order to meet their objectives.

Even in tribal societies, warriors were taught to track, survive, read the land, etc. Commanders, even if commanding only through inheritance, usually had some sort of court education and young princes/lords experienced it alongside their father after a certain age if possible.

So they know what questions to ask. They know what they don't know, so they know what to look for.

I would say, if you created a map or a resource, you would at least be able to guide opponents toward your vulnerabilities. It sounds counterintuitive, but if you're frustrated about not having a war that meets your standard, something which I understand and totally sympathize with, then the best bet is to help your opponents understand the details about you that the opponents you want to fight would know.

Edit: Also, somewhat related: War and Storytelling.
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Bengal and Assam
Diplomat
 
Posts: 587
Founded: Jun 18, 2017
Democratic Socialists

Postby Bengal and Assam » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:09 am

Um, hello everyone. I am kinda looking for a region with
multiple interconnected RPs running that affect
the world the region is based in. I'll appreciate in.
Suggestions pls....
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Rhodevus
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Founded: Apr 19, 2013
New York Times Democracy

Postby Rhodevus » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:17 am

Bengal and Assam wrote:Um, hello everyone. I am kinda looking for a region with
multiple interconnected RPs running that affect
the world the region is based in. I'll appreciate in.
Suggestions pls....


Hi!

Sunalaya is a modern tech region that has an interconnected historical canon among all its nations. We roleplay historical and modern day roleplays as well as have some futuristic RPs (although this is considered as a secondary canon not fully linked to the MT one).

If you would like more regions to check out, these types of posts generally belong in the Find-A-Region-Megathread
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Bengal and Assam
Diplomat
 
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Founded: Jun 18, 2017
Democratic Socialists

Postby Bengal and Assam » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:19 pm

Rhodevus wrote:
Bengal and Assam wrote:Um, hello everyone. I am kinda looking for a region with
multiple interconnected RPs running that affect
the world the region is based in. I'll appreciate in.
Suggestions pls....


Hi!

Sunalaya is a modern tech region that has an interconnected historical canon among all its nations. We roleplay historical and modern day roleplays as well as have some futuristic RPs (although this is considered as a secondary canon not fully linked to the MT one).

If you would like more regions to check out, these types of posts generally belong in the Find-A-Region-Megathread

Thank you very much, I will check it out......
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BBSOne:Communist inspired riots in the Australian city of Brisbane. Governor Matthews has declared Martial Law in the city.....

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Rezmaeristan
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Posts: 129
Founded: Nov 19, 2018
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Rezmaeristan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:03 pm

This might have been asked, but how would I set up RP related to fleshing out my nation's history? Specifically I want some other nations to RP various positions that affected Rezmaeristan's history.

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Deutschess Kaiserreich
Diplomat
 
Posts: 570
Founded: Sep 23, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Deutschess Kaiserreich » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:09 pm

Rezmaeristan wrote:This might have been asked, but how would I set up RP related to fleshing out my nation's history? Specifically I want some other nations to RP various positions that affected Rezmaeristan's history.


I would have the players RP characters in your nation rather than their own nations. If you do wish to have nations I would suggest they go through a vetting process on an OOC thread and have good communication with them through the proper channels like Discord or the OOC thread.
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Shwe Tu Colony
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Founded: Sep 27, 2016
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:18 pm

Rezmaeristan wrote:This might have been asked, but how would I set up RP related to fleshing out my nation's history? Specifically I want some other nations to RP various positions that affected Rezmaeristan's history.


Well, you'll want to be more specific than that, but generally my advice would be to set up the past scenario & then letting players know what your intended fate is if there is one, such as a predetermined victor to a war. From there, you can let them play as foreigners or your own citizens & past figures; the former allows you to develop preexisting relationships with others, whereas the latter might be more plausible, especially in older eras where transportation wasn't nearly as developed.
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Kylarnatia
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Kylarnatia » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:05 am

Rezmaeristan wrote:This might have been asked, but how would I set up RP related to fleshing out my nation's history? Specifically I want some other nations to RP various positions that affected Rezmaeristan's history.


Both Shwe Tu Colony and Deutschess Kaiserreich have given pretty good suggestions, and I would say very much the same. Time is a very broad spectrum, and history (our understanding of said time) is curated in order to fit a certain frame of reference. So, you need to decide first what period of history in your nation's past you want to tackle first, and figure out any predetermined outcomes or events you want to transpire. Once you've done that, you should set up an OOC thread to interact with players who might be interested; it might be useful for them if you give them some details on what 'roles' you need to be filled (e.g. do you need an imperial overlord from whom you gain independence, and if so do you need allies to that cause etc. etc.). This can be very much the same for character / small group roles as well, not just nation state roles.

Having Discord is a useful way to keep up with players and talk to them in real time, and also to potentially work on collaborative pieces of writing.
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