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Postby The French Popular State » Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:11 pm

Can I join an ongoing roleplay without being seen as an interruption? Also, what's a good way to start roleplaying?
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Postby A m e n r i a » Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:49 pm

The French Popular State wrote:Can I join an ongoing roleplay without being seen as an interruption? Also, what's a good way to start roleplaying?


For the first question, it depends on the individual roleplay. If the title doesn't state the roleplay's status, ask the OP in the OOC section. To start, look at any open OOC threads and apply, although I suggest you look at ongoing IC threads to get a better idea of how to roleplay.
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Are non-conflict RP's alright to post?

Postby Sasanay » Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:19 am

This is pretty specific, but, I've been talking to another nation for a few days, and we both agreed to do a small in-nation event where their ruler visits my country for an IC festival.
As it's a closed RP, and involves another nation, would that go in international incidents even though, A.) It's not an innately negative prompt, and B.) It's for one other person?
I know Closed RP's are allowed, by I'm uncertain if the specific prompt fits in this category.

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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:13 am

Sasanay wrote:This is pretty specific, but, I've been talking to another nation for a few days, and we both agreed to do a small in-nation event where their ruler visits my country for an IC festival.
As it's a closed RP, and involves another nation, would that go in international incidents even though, A.) It's not an innately negative prompt, and B.) It's for one other person?
I know Closed RP's are allowed, by I'm uncertain if the specific prompt fits in this category.


It's acceptable to put into International Incidents, but it makes more sense in the NationStates subforum to me.
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Postby Sasanay » Mon Aug 30, 2021 11:15 am

Shwe Tu Colony wrote:
Sasanay wrote:This is pretty specific, but, I've been talking to another nation for a few days, and we both agreed to do a small in-nation event where their ruler visits my country for an IC festival.
As it's a closed RP, and involves another nation, would that go in international incidents even though, A.) It's not an innately negative prompt, and B.) It's for one other person?
I know Closed RP's are allowed, by I'm uncertain if the specific prompt fits in this category.


It's acceptable to put into International Incidents, but it makes more sense in the NationStates subforum to me.


My apologies, but, is there a specific subforum? (I haven't been able to find a specific one that it would fit in.)

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Postby Santheres » Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:11 pm

Sasanay wrote:
Shwe Tu Colony wrote:
It's acceptable to put into International Incidents, but it makes more sense in the NationStates subforum to me.


My apologies, but, is there a specific subforum? (I haven't been able to find a specific one that it would fit in.)


You may use either Nationstates or International Incidents. It does not matter in any fashion. If it was an open thread, you might get more traction in Nationstates but since it is closed, you simply need to pick one and go for it.

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Do people like futuristic or WW1-2 Esque Mechs?

Postby Brunderfest » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:46 am

:meh: So here:
I want to make a RP where instead of tanks only, tanks rule the deserts and fields and mechs are used where there is mountains and urban areas. You are tasked with doing a convoy taking a president through a country to clear a mistranslation and prevent a war. Do people like 2 legged 2 armed mechs with hands or do they like the more practical Trash can on legs (Search PZM-7 Straznik) and boat hull to increase survival?

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Postby Sunset » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:11 am

Brunderfest wrote::meh: So here:
I want to make a RP where instead of tanks only, tanks rule the deserts and fields and mechs are used where there is mountains and urban areas. You are tasked with doing a convoy taking a president through a country to clear a mistranslation and prevent a war. Do people like 2 legged 2 armed mechs with hands or do they like the more practical Trash can on legs (Search PZM-7 Straznik) and boat hull to increase survival?


There's some missing information here. Who is 'you'? And who is 'a president'? And who is 'a country'?

Generally, assuming this would appear under the International Incidents sub-forum, the various players would then be using their own particular flavors of arms and equipment and thus your question as to 'which is preferred?' would not matter. If your intention is to instead 'run' this RP in something like a more classic tabletop / P2TM style where the players are playing characters that are from a single nation or military then again, the question does not matter; whatever the GM says, goes.

Again speaking generally, potential players in the second style of RP are going to be pretty adaptable. They won't care what you're specifying for gear as long as the story is interesting and engaging and consistent.
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If you do have questions, it might help greatly to review our New RolePlayer Orientation Thread

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do you have to be in character (I imagine acting as a person), or can you still roleplay, say on a forum you made and act as a nation, rather than a specific person?

ex. say… WW roleplay
You wanna act as a nation and attack in certain places
But in character, you act as a specific person
Is it ok to proceed with the former?
(If it’s a specific forum that allows it)
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Postby Santheres » Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:56 am

Jiesfana wrote:do you have to be in character (I imagine acting as a person), or can you still roleplay, say on a forum you made and act as a nation, rather than a specific person?

ex. say… WW roleplay
You wanna act as a nation and attack in certain places
But in character, you act as a specific person
Is it ok to proceed with the former?
(If it’s a specific forum that allows it)


I would say that it is more compelling to view national actions through the lens of a character, but it is not necessary. You will find others who are interested specifically in detailing things more like a grand strategy game with an overarching view. You are certainly allowed to do so, yes; and you can definitely make your own thread for it, or find one that currently exists and join in on that.
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Postby Jiesfana » Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:02 am

Santheres wrote:
Jiesfana wrote:do you have to be in character (I imagine acting as a person), or can you still roleplay, say on a forum you made and act as a nation, rather than a specific person?

ex. say… WW roleplay
You wanna act as a nation and attack in certain places
But in character, you act as a specific person
Is it ok to proceed with the former?
(If it’s a specific forum that allows it)


I would say that it is more compelling to view national actions through the lens of a character, but it is not necessary. You will find others who are interested specifically in detailing things more like a grand strategy game with an overarching view. You are certainly allowed to do so, yes; and you can definitely make your own thread for it, or find one that currently exists and join in on that.


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Postby Rackim » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:39 am

Hello, I'm new here! What should I do to get started?

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Postby Bears Armed » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:06 am

Rackim wrote:Hello, I'm new here! What should I do to get started?

What do you want to do with your nation, apart from answering issues?

You can get involved in your region -- or any other region to which you move -- through its Regional Message Board (on its main page) and any offsite forum &/or Discord that it advertises. If you are in the World Assembly then you can 'endorse' other WA members in the same region, by going to their main pages and clicking on the relevant link, which has effects in regional politics and strengthens the Delegate's voting strength (presuming that you do endorse the Delegate, which most regions prefer...) in the World Assembly.
Create details about your nation, and post these in factbooks or dispatches, or in regional forums if they have sections for this, or in the game's forum's 'Factbooks & National Information' section.
Roleplay different aspects of your nation by writing -- alone or collaboratively -- in the top five of the various sub-forums listed.
Discuss, debate, and even draft, proposed resolutions for either the General Assembly or the Security Council of the World Assembly, in the relevant sections of the forums. (To submit a proposal you need to be a WA member with at least 2 endorsements; submitted proposals then need to gain approval by at least 06% of the Delegates [within a fixed time] in order to go into the queue for voting by the membership as a whole...)
Draft possible new 'issues' for the game in the forum's 'Got Issues?' section, which you can do even before you reach the population threshold (Population increases automatically each day...) for submitting those.
Discuss RL matters in the Forum's 'General' section, or Arts & Fiction in the section by that name.

Is that enough to start with?
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Postby Vosonia » Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:29 pm

Well, I want to rp but there is a problem for me. In where I can make RP? I want to make trades, wars, with other nations and develop my country and show my culture and people. Please help. Thanks

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Postby The Macabees » Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:58 am

Vosonia wrote:Well, I want to rp but there is a problem for me. In where I can make RP? I want to make trades, wars, with other nations and develop my country and show my culture and people. Please help. Thanks


This forum is a good start.

Check out this FAQ.

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Postby Vosonia » Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:51 pm

The Macabees wrote:
Vosonia wrote:Well, I want to rp but there is a problem for me. In where I can make RP? I want to make trades, wars, with other nations and develop my country and show my culture and people. Please help. Thanks


This forum is a good start.

Check out this FAQ.

Thanks! This links helped me, I will start from economic and national events!!!

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Postby Kerbnia » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:10 pm

Hey! So I've been looking for a FT PMT roleplay and possibly region. I haven't finalized my lore yet so I' m very flexible to pre exsiting canon setup from a roleplay. Is there any such worldbuilding roleplays like I described?

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Postby Sunset » Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:20 pm

Kerbnia wrote:Hey! So I've been looking for a FT PMT roleplay and possibly region. I haven't finalized my lore yet so I' m very flexible to pre exsiting canon setup from a roleplay. Is there any such worldbuilding roleplays like I described?


Well, you could jump into an existing RP (Are you looking specifically for FT to PMT or for FT or PMT?) and - writing consistently - establish your canon/lore as you participate in said RP thread. Some people might not like such a free-wheeling approach while others might be just fine with it.

Myself? Gimme the word and five minutes and we'll have at least a first contact thread going...

...but I digress. I would check with a potential RP group as to whether this is fine or if they want something more 'concrete' - a general factbook, a few paragraphs describing who/what you are, etc - and then take things from there. As to a specific group, I couldn't rightly say because it does kinda depend on the conditions I suggested previously. Except for my digression - that offer stands.
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Postby Kerbnia » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:03 pm

Sunset wrote:
Kerbnia wrote:Hey! So I've been looking for a FT PMT roleplay and possibly region. I haven't finalized my lore yet so I' m very flexible to pre exsiting canon setup from a roleplay. Is there any such worldbuilding roleplays like I described?


Well, you could jump into an existing RP (Are you looking specifically for FT to PMT or for FT or PMT?) and - writing consistently - establish your canon/lore as you participate in said RP thread. Some people might not like such a free-wheeling approach while others might be just fine with it.

Myself? Gimme the word and five minutes and we'll have at least a first contact thread going...

...but I digress. I would check with a potential RP group as to whether this is fine or if they want something more 'concrete' - a general factbook, a few paragraphs describing who/what you are, etc - and then take things from there. As to a specific group, I couldn't rightly say because it does kinda depend on the conditions I suggested previously. Except for my digression - that offer stands.

Im looking more a PMT, that may in the future develop into a FT. I'm thinking of advancements that could happen in the next 80 years. I dont want it to be too space or alien oriented rather more focused on the humans and people on the planet ( hence why I am hesitating from doing a full on FT roleplay ) As for your offer, I would love to see what that entails and that sorta thing . But if it seems cool and is what I am looking for, I would definitely join.

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Postby Sunset » Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:30 pm

Kerbnia wrote:
Sunset wrote:
Well, you could jump into an existing RP (Are you looking specifically for FT to PMT or for FT or PMT?) and - writing consistently - establish your canon/lore as you participate in said RP thread. Some people might not like such a free-wheeling approach while others might be just fine with it.

Myself? Gimme the word and five minutes and we'll have at least a first contact thread going...

...but I digress. I would check with a potential RP group as to whether this is fine or if they want something more 'concrete' - a general factbook, a few paragraphs describing who/what you are, etc - and then take things from there. As to a specific group, I couldn't rightly say because it does kinda depend on the conditions I suggested previously. Except for my digression - that offer stands.

Im looking more a PMT, that may in the future develop into a FT. I'm thinking of advancements that could happen in the next 80 years. I dont want it to be too space or alien oriented rather more focused on the humans and people on the planet ( hence why I am hesitating from doing a full on FT roleplay ) As for your offer, I would love to see what that entails and that sorta thing . But if it seems cool and is what I am looking for, I would definitely join.


See, that to me is a very interesting question - 'where will we be in 80 years?' There's a lot of possible answers there, some of which might well occur at the same time! Which leads to my answer...

A 'First Contact' thread is generally but not always the 'first contact' between two FT nations, as roleplayed. Often this will give one or both (or more!) of the players the opportunity to develop their background as questions arise in-character and are thus answered in-character. As Example; The Captain asks the Science Officer about the ship they are looking at and the other player writes back to describe it as 'A monolithic black rectangle that emits an incongruously audible 'hmmmmmmm' even through the airless void', thus establishing that their vessels are monolithic black rectangles. They are useful for those who are looking for something that doesn't need a lot of legwork or buildup and they are often quick - a few posts back and forth until both groups go on their merry way.

But not always.

I for one am pretty much willing to RP with anyone (Though Sunset-as-a-Nation is very, very, very FT) and so with a little finagling the standard FT meet-and-greet could become something like 'A ship finds itself flung through space and time to arrive above a world like our own but not; a future-past that diverged from our own at some point. How will our brave crew return to their own time? Or, perhaps, will they find a new home among people who are what could have been?' There's a lot of creative ground there that could be tilled with the right mindset and attitude.
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Postby Kerbnia » Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:14 pm

Sunset wrote:
Kerbnia wrote:Im looking more a PMT, that may in the future develop into a FT. I'm thinking of advancements that could happen in the next 80 years. I dont want it to be too space or alien oriented rather more focused on the humans and people on the planet ( hence why I am hesitating from doing a full on FT roleplay ) As for your offer, I would love to see what that entails and that sorta thing . But if it seems cool and is what I am looking for, I would definitely join.


See, that to me is a very interesting question - 'where will we be in 80 years?' There's a lot of possible answers there, some of which might well occur at the same time! Which leads to my answer...

A 'First Contact' thread is generally but not always the 'first contact' between two FT nations, as roleplayed. Often this will give one or both (or more!) of the players the opportunity to develop their background as questions arise in-character and are thus answered in-character. As Example; The Captain asks the Science Officer about the ship they are looking at and the other player writes back to describe it as 'A monolithic black rectangle that emits an incongruously audible 'hmmmmmmm' even through the airless void', thus establishing that their vessels are monolithic black rectangles. They are useful for those who are looking for something that doesn't need a lot of legwork or buildup and they are often quick - a few posts back and forth until both groups go on their merry way.

But not always.

I for one am pretty much willing to RP with anyone (Though Sunset-as-a-Nation is very, very, very FT) and so with a little finagling the standard FT meet-and-greet could become something like 'A ship finds itself flung through space and time to arrive above a world like our own but not; a future-past that diverged from our own at some point. How will our brave crew return to their own time? Or, perhaps, will they find a new home among people who are what could have been?' There's a lot of creative ground there that could be tilled with the right mindset and attitude.

I see your point, what amounts of technological advancement will occur in the future? We can only speculate. I'll definitely try to see how I would like to see this First Contact thread will unfold. I will try to stay in touch via Nationstates and when I have more time , I'll try to show you what lore I have for my nation already and how we can make it work with the roleplay.

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Postby Sunset » Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:47 pm

Kerbnia wrote:
Sunset wrote:See, that to me is a very interesting question - 'where will we be in 80 years?' There's a lot of possible answers there, some of which might well occur at the same time! Which leads to my answer...

A 'First Contact' thread is generally but not always the 'first contact' between two FT nations, as roleplayed. Often this will give one or both (or more!) of the players the opportunity to develop their background as questions arise in-character and are thus answered in-character. As Example; The Captain asks the Science Officer about the ship they are looking at and the other player writes back to describe it as 'A monolithic black rectangle that emits an incongruously audible 'hmmmmmmm' even through the airless void', thus establishing that their vessels are monolithic black rectangles. They are useful for those who are looking for something that doesn't need a lot of legwork or buildup and they are often quick - a few posts back and forth until both groups go on their merry way.

But not always.

I for one am pretty much willing to RP with anyone (Though Sunset-as-a-Nation is very, very, very FT) and so with a little finagling the standard FT meet-and-greet could become something like 'A ship finds itself flung through space and time to arrive above a world like our own but not; a future-past that diverged from our own at some point. How will our brave crew return to their own time? Or, perhaps, will they find a new home among people who are what could have been?' There's a lot of creative ground there that could be tilled with the right mindset and attitude.

I see your point, what amounts of technological advancement will occur in the future? We can only speculate. I'll definitely try to see how I would like to see this First Contact thread will unfold. I will try to stay in touch via Nationstates and when I have more time , I'll try to show you what lore I have for my nation already and how we can make it work with the roleplay.


Certainly - telegrams are fine and of course if you've got a question or idea where you think either/or would benefit the general community in the asking of or answer there-of, feel free to post it here!
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Postby Arpasia » Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:49 pm

If I am doing a solo roleplay with playerless countries which I made for this project, what can I do to make it more interesting?
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Postby A m e n r i a » Fri Oct 29, 2021 9:30 pm

Try adding a plot twist. Lead the audience on to think something, then disprove it in the middle of the story.
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Postby New Provenance » Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:56 pm

Hiya! Thinking of joining the forum roleplay side of NS (RPing as New Provenance, that is), and I'm wondering whether its fine if my NS account info (such as the capital, leader, etc.) are different from those currently listed on my nation's page (since the info there relates to another roleplay I'm part of)
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