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Romextly
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Postby Romextly » Mon May 17, 2021 6:11 pm

Italia Romanum wrote:Who would be interested into a cross tech RP?

Been wanting to do one for a while but it never came to pass.

I'm doing an rp where some MT teens are thrusted into a light FanT world

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Italia Romanum
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Postby Italia Romanum » Mon May 17, 2021 8:06 pm

Romextly wrote:
Italia Romanum wrote:Who would be interested into a cross tech RP?

Been wanting to do one for a while but it never came to pass.

I'm doing an rp where some MT teens are thrusted into a light FanT world

Neat, but I'm strictly PT and I'm more or less looking for a fresh RP.
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Postby Romextly » Mon May 17, 2021 8:08 pm

Italia Romanum wrote:
Romextly wrote:I'm doing an rp where some MT teens are thrusted into a light FanT world

Neat, but I'm strictly PT and I'm more or less looking for a fresh RP.

Well, wish you luck!

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Widefolkland
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Postby Widefolkland » Tue May 18, 2021 5:15 am

I would be interested in an RP, specifically a modern-tech one, but I do not have any ideas.
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Neo Prutenia
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Postby Neo Prutenia » Tue May 18, 2021 6:59 am

Widefolkland wrote:I would be interested in an RP, specifically a modern-tech one, but I do not have any ideas.


Think about what you like writing about and even more importantly what you enjoy reading about. People tend to forget that RPing is a lot of reading. A. Lot. The specifics aren't that important, and can be easily figured out after you decide on a general idea, i.e. if you enjoy writing/reading war stories, you can go for a variety of combat-themed RPs, like skirmishes, stand-offs in exotic/interesting locations, specific types of battles (e.g. sieges, last stands, etc) or operations (e.g. counter-insurgency, fighting terrorists, hunting pirates, etc). If you enjoy reading/writing more light-hearted things, practically anything goes. Like comedies of misunderstanding? Write about a tourist visiting another nation. Something more dramatic? A visiting socialite, say, the daughter of a foreign dignitary, gets losts and various factions have to find her while she's having fun and shenanigans ensue. Like reading/writing horror? Have a psycho trap your and your RP partners characters in an isolated location and let them fight for survival, e.g. isolated jungle island and some rich guy wants to hunt them.

I hope that helps :)
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Laka Strolistandiler
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Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Sat Jun 05, 2021 5:56 am

I’d like to have and advice on roleplaying physically and mentally ill characters. Not how to make them non-offensive, but how to make them interesting and rule-abiding.
Well, to give more context the character in question is basically suffering from a number of diseases- namely ALS (the disease Stephen Hawking was suffering from) and fatal insomnia. Basically in MT level of medicine she would’ve been long dead, however since this character is in a PMT, she is kept alive by an extremely complicated machine which is almost always replacing every single cell in her body. Essentially she is more dead than alive, still, finding strength inside herself to stay alive.
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An autocratic communist-fascist (it’s complicated) monarchy which is militaristic to the point of suicidal. Nuclear armed ready to use this weapon on any agressor or itself to prevent capture. Population comically compliant to their Queen- an adopted ethnic minority gay tomboy Alexandria who does crazy shit just because she can and no one will stop her. Somehow still having colonies in the 21st century committing war crimes to keep them under control.

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Shwe Tu Colony
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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:58 pm

Laka Strolistandiler wrote:I’d like to have and advice on roleplaying physically and mentally ill characters. Not how to make them non-offensive, but how to make them interesting and rule-abiding.
Well, to give more context the character in question is basically suffering from a number of diseases- namely ALS (the disease Stephen Hawking was suffering from) and fatal insomnia. Basically in MT level of medicine she would’ve been long dead, however since this character is in a PMT, she is kept alive by an extremely complicated machine which is almost always replacing every single cell in her body. Essentially she is more dead than alive, still, finding strength inside herself to stay alive.


Physical issue is outside of my expertise (I mainly write mental issues) but as far as I've known, the people who are disabled are not defined by nor wish to be defined by their condition. It is an undeniable part of who they are, but it is not all of who they are, and it's not well received to turn them into an "omg sick person inspiring" personality. Yours might come close, but largely, I think the biggest part is that disabled individuals want to read and hear about people like them; your character shouldn't just be ALS and FFI, and besides, it's more dynamic and interesting for everyone involved to have a character that can't just be described by their disability. If you want a better insight, I've been told of this here tumblr blog that does answer questions on this topic.
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Laka Strolistandiler
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Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:16 pm

Shwe Tu Colony wrote:
Laka Strolistandiler wrote:I’d like to have and advice on roleplaying physically and mentally ill characters. Not how to make them non-offensive, but how to make them interesting and rule-abiding.
Well, to give more context the character in question is basically suffering from a number of diseases- namely ALS (the disease Stephen Hawking was suffering from) and fatal insomnia. Basically in MT level of medicine she would’ve been long dead, however since this character is in a PMT, she is kept alive by an extremely complicated machine which is almost always replacing every single cell in her body. Essentially she is more dead than alive, still, finding strength inside herself to stay alive.


Physical issue is outside of my expertise (I mainly write mental issues) but as far as I've known, the people who are disabled are not defined by nor wish to be defined by their condition. It is an undeniable part of who they are, but it is not all of who they are, and it's not well received to turn them into an "omg sick person inspiring" personality. Yours might come close, but largely, I think the biggest part is that disabled individuals want to read and hear about people like them; your character shouldn't just be ALS and FFI, and besides, it's more dynamic and interesting for everyone involved to have a character that can't just be described by their disability. If you want a better insight, I've been told of this here tumblr blog that does answer questions on this topic.

I understand that making a character that solely revolves around being physically and/or mentally disabled is bad taste and even worse writing as it essentially replaces all feasible means of character development with a single “meh he’s disabled”. In my case, while her illnesses play an important role in her character development, it’s definitely not her only character trait.

Basically the main idea behind the character is that a person with a strong enough willpower can endure whatever life can put on one- and even though her life is essentially almost constantly drifting between “nearly dead” and “clinical death” conditions, she neither the less manages to somewhat enjoy it, finding fun in the small things. However making her a too positive character might be a bad thing too- because of this I’m planning to give her sort of hatred towards those responsible for her vegetative state as well as make her extremely unempathetic- basically in order to make her “a grey” character. Is this a good idea?
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An autocratic communist-fascist (it’s complicated) monarchy which is militaristic to the point of suicidal. Nuclear armed ready to use this weapon on any agressor or itself to prevent capture. Population comically compliant to their Queen- an adopted ethnic minority gay tomboy Alexandria who does crazy shit just because she can and no one will stop her. Somehow still having colonies in the 21st century committing war crimes to keep them under control.

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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:39 pm

Laka Strolistandiler wrote:I understand that making a character that solely revolves around being physically and/or mentally disabled is bad taste and even worse writing as it essentially replaces all feasible means of character development with a single “meh he’s disabled”. In my case, while her illnesses play an important role in her character development, it’s definitely not her only character trait.

Basically the main idea behind the character is that a person with a strong enough willpower can endure whatever life can put on one- and even though her life is essentially almost constantly drifting between “nearly dead” and “clinical death” conditions, she neither the less manages to somewhat enjoy it, finding fun in the small things. However making her a too positive character might be a bad thing too- because of this I’m planning to give her sort of hatred towards those responsible for her vegetative state as well as make her extremely unempathetic- basically in order to make her “a grey” character. Is this a good idea?


I don't know if I can advise for "too positive" or "too negative," but the distaste seems reasonable enough. Unempathetic would require a bit more of a backstory and I'm not sure if I can advise — I can see it going either way, that she's been through so much physically that the best that she can do for others is verbal and mental or that she's been through so much physically that she's jealous of others.
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Postby Enoch-Hezekiah » Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:09 pm

Would anyone be interested in an election where foreign nations promise influence to various people? Similar to the way that Russia was Pro-Trump or Mexico despised him, but with additional under-the-table external influence?

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Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:07 am

Where should I roleplay my nation’s resignation from the WA and the subsequent government crackdown on civilian freedom? II or NS?
Not a racist anymore, got over the hate to my people but not towards myself
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An autocratic communist-fascist (it’s complicated) monarchy which is militaristic to the point of suicidal. Nuclear armed ready to use this weapon on any agressor or itself to prevent capture. Population comically compliant to their Queen- an adopted ethnic minority gay tomboy Alexandria who does crazy shit just because she can and no one will stop her. Somehow still having colonies in the 21st century committing war crimes to keep them under control.

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Postby Crysuko » Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:09 am

Laka Strolistandiler wrote:Where should I roleplay my nation’s resignation from the WA and the subsequent government crackdown on civilian freedom? II or NS?

if you intend for other people to intervene, II
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Postby Kauzat » Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:44 pm

Widefolkland wrote:I would be interested in an RP, specifically a modern-tech one, but I do not have any ideas.

I have some-ish ideas. like, one and a half of an idea.
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Neu Engollon
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Postby Neu Engollon » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:17 pm

Kauzat wrote:
Widefolkland wrote:I would be interested in an RP, specifically a modern-tech one, but I do not have any ideas.

I have some-ish ideas. like, one and a half of an idea.


That nation/player has ceased to exist a week ago. Can I suggest you just come out with more detail on your idea and if you are searching for some criticism on the idea, or looking for others to collaborate and create an RP?
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Postby Main Nation Ministry » Sun Jul 04, 2021 4:22 pm

I had this idea for a private RP for a puppet nation, but I don't know if it would be interesting or just random. It's an idea for an non-II RP that has to do with a cooking show without any major drama or anyone dying. So it's a bunch of contestants in a Iron/Master Chef show and all they got to do is cook recipes that the show demands, where they have to compete for a cash prize of 1 million. Each contestant gets their own style and introduction, where it's a borderline reality show for them.
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- How do you do fellow kids? You want to see something violent? - Artemis: Deimos Trafficking League (Horror/Mature)
- Descend into the forgotten tourist traps of Florida on this transgressive RP! - The Community (Mature/Black Comedy/Slice-of-Life)

My overall account that I use for P2TM and even for international roleplaying! MNM is a mysterious and extremely dangerous dictatorship filled with supernatural oddities, demons, militarized soldiers everywhere, and a misanthropic nihilistic dictator who doesn't give a damn. It's basically if the SCP Foundation got mixed with 1984.

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Postby Shwe Tu Colony » Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:28 pm

Main Nation Ministry wrote:I had this idea for a private RP for a puppet nation, but I don't know if it would be interesting or just random. It's an idea for an non-II RP that has to do with a cooking show without any major drama or anyone dying. So it's a bunch of contestants in a Iron/Master Chef show and all they got to do is cook recipes that the show demands, where they have to compete for a cash prize of 1 million. Each contestant gets their own style and introduction, where it's a borderline reality show for them.


I don't see any issue, although "major drama" seems a bit hard to enforce considering the emotional baggage some nations put onto their characters. Otherwise, it's definitely a relatively uncommon angle, which isn't inherently a problem.
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Postby Neu Engollon » Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:33 am

Shwe Tu Colony wrote:
Main Nation Ministry wrote:I had this idea for a private RP for a puppet nation, but I don't know if it would be interesting or just random. It's an idea for an non-II RP that has to do with a cooking show without any major drama or anyone dying. So it's a bunch of contestants in a Iron/Master Chef show and all they got to do is cook recipes that the show demands, where they have to compete for a cash prize of 1 million. Each contestant gets their own style and introduction, where it's a borderline reality show for them.


I don't see any issue, although "major drama" seems a bit hard to enforce considering the emotional baggage some nations put onto their characters. Otherwise, it's definitely a relatively uncommon angle, which isn't inherently a problem.


I agree with Shwe. Also, I would put it in the Nationstates forum, not II. That's where those seeking character RPs tend to look. But yeah, if the world song contests and school RPs can happen and become as regular a thing as they have, not to mention sports RPing, there's no reason your Iron Chef take off couldn't. Not everything has to blow up all the time. Unless it's a fragile chef's ego. :p

I'd love to see your idea become a regular NS franchise and submit a contestant when I get more time.
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Postby Main Nation Ministry » Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:32 am

Neu Engollon wrote:
I agree with Shwe. Also, I would put it in the Nationstates forum, not II. That's where those seeking character RPs tend to look. But yeah, if the world song contests and school RPs can happen and become as regular a thing as they have, not to mention sports RPing, there's no reason your Iron Chef take off couldn't. Not everything has to blow up all the time. Unless it's a fragile chef's ego. :p

I'd love to see your idea become a regular NS franchise and submit a contestant when I get more time.

I already intend for it to be on NS, but I wouldn't do character submissions yet. The first season of it is sorely going to have just characters from said puppet nation.
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- How do you do fellow kids? You want to see something violent? - Artemis: Deimos Trafficking League (Horror/Mature)
- Descend into the forgotten tourist traps of Florida on this transgressive RP! - The Community (Mature/Black Comedy/Slice-of-Life)

My overall account that I use for P2TM and even for international roleplaying! MNM is a mysterious and extremely dangerous dictatorship filled with supernatural oddities, demons, militarized soldiers everywhere, and a misanthropic nihilistic dictator who doesn't give a damn. It's basically if the SCP Foundation got mixed with 1984.

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Valdez Islands
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Valdez Islands » Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:19 am

Hello. I've got a question. What exactly could I do with this nation? I made this account a while back as an exercise in trying to break into the National and International Roleplaying side of NS, but it didn't really go anyway besides some attempts at roleplay that fizzled out pretty quickly. I think I want to try my hand at that again, so any ideas?
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Neo Prutenia
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Neo Prutenia » Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:37 am

Valdez Islands wrote:Hello. I've got a question. What exactly could I do with this nation? I made this account a while back as an exercise in trying to break into the National and International Roleplaying side of NS, but it didn't really go anyway besides some attempts at roleplay that fizzled out pretty quickly. I think I want to try my hand at that again, so any ideas?


Depends on what your OOC inclinations are, i.e. what kind of stories you like to write and far more importantly what kind of stories you want to read. If you would like to use this nation for some II RPing, then any form of conflict is the usual go to, e.g. war, crises, disputes, etc. If you're concerned about it fizzling out, you can vet potential RP partners more thoroughly. It also helps to hooks other with an interesting character the participants want to see succeed or fail, e.g. if you're going for a war RP, make a nasty and/or naff character the instigator and the war about that character getting their comeuppance.

Since you mentioned you'd like to try your hand again at breaking into RPing, I'd recommend going for a one-on-one RP. Less participants means less management and stress. And between two people it's easier to keep things focused and coordinated.
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Postby Valdez Islands » Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:52 am

Understood! I'll be sure to give this a nice, long think, see where my interests lie at the current moment. Your concept of a one-on-one roleplay also sounds quite interesting, so I'll be sure to keep that in mind.
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Romextly
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Compulsory Consumerist State

Postby Romextly » Wed Jul 14, 2021 1:50 pm

I'm thinking of a character based rp with mercenaries tasked with a job by a crime lord and infiltarate a heavily corrupt city. Anyone interested?

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Diahon
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Diahon » Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:17 pm

Romextly wrote:I'm thinking of a character based rp with mercenaries tasked with a job by a crime lord and infiltarate a heavily corrupt city. Anyone interested?


Vaguely interested. Need more info, though.

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Postby A m e n r i a » Wed Jul 14, 2021 11:31 pm

Romextly wrote:I'm thinking of a character based rp with mercenaries tasked with a job by a crime lord and infiltarate a heavily corrupt city. Anyone interested?


Might be a good time to redebut an old character I have.
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Postby JHVH 1 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:17 am

If anyone needs a heel/villain for a current RP I will fill the role as long as I can use my nationstate. Just give me the level of evil you want from fluff to cruel and I'll give you my best. I have no issue with being killed off or defeated either, just let me know how you want the story to go.

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