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Agadar
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Postby Agadar » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:53 am

I can't help but notice that whenever there is a (civil) war somewhere every other nation either sends in a peacekeeping force or an invasion force with millions of soldiers. Is this normal for RPG's, or are these people simply bad RP-ers?
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Postby Jenrak » Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:56 am

Modifications have been made, and trims done, with links to the original II Desk provided. Hopefully this works.

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The New Aryan State
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Postby The New Aryan State » Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:44 am

I found a little advice regarding the writing of short stories, and thought it applied pretty well to NS. From Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut;

1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Obviously these rules should be taken with a pinch of salt, but I think they should, all the same, be read.
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Postby Terrmish » Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:57 pm

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Postby Sans frontieres » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:17 am

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Telibi
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Postby Telibi » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:39 am

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Postby Tavalu » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:55 pm

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Postby EagleScout24 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:16 am

How do you start your own forum/document?

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Solm
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Postby Solm » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:04 pm

EagleScout24 wrote:How do you start your own forum/document?


EagleScout24, They are called topics, and here's what you do:

Look at this image: http://www.screencast.com/users/ophoeni ... ef7ba38e5f

The red arrows point to a button that says "New Topic," all you need to do is click that, enter a title for the thread, and then start writing the post, then hit submit in the bottom right of the screen.

Hope this helps, have fun.
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Postby EagleScout24 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:30 pm

thank you

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Alanana
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Postby Alanana » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:03 pm

how do you wright the stuff under the part that says how many times u have edited ur post?


example
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editing stuff
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this is the part im talking about
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Alanana
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Postby Alanana » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:29 pm

Alanana wrote:how do you wright the stuff under the part that says how many times u have edited ur post?


example
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editing stuff
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this is the part im talking about

never mind my question one of my friend answered me as u can see :p
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Postby Rastynhaven » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:50 pm

Euroslavia wrote:



Nationstates Terminology


Types of Tech Levels:
PT - PT is Past Technology, it can be anything from muskets to bow an arrows and swords. PT also includes machinery used as recently as the Korean War, WW2, or The Vietnam War.
MT - MT is Modern Technology, It is the current technology of earth, modern planes and weapons.
PMT - PMT is almost modern technology, technology that isn't out yet, but is in development. Technology in the 2030s, like New and improved missiles and airplanes.
FT - FT is Future Technology, it can be anything from space technology to plasma rays, it is anything in the future, usually involves space tech.
FTL = Faster Than Light, e.g Warp Speed
STL = Slower Than Light, e.g No warp speed, fast space transportation, but nothing moving faster than light
FTLi = Faster Than Light Inhibitor, (see here for more details)




About that, you missed one, FanT, Fantasy Technology, it's basically magic.

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The black republic 1
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Postby The black republic 1 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:14 pm

how do i buy weapons
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Samozaryadnyastan
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Postby Samozaryadnyastan » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:04 am

@above: Go to the 'Global Economics and Trade' forum, and then go buy whatever.
However: just saying "I want 2000 tanks and 8 million guns" is a form of godmodding.
Go here and it will give you an estimate as to what your military might have sloshing around in funds. For example: my defence expenditure is apparently $450 billion. Yours is about $1.9 billion. The IRL US has a defence expenditure of close to $550 billion, and they can't afford to go replacing their entire armed forces more than once every half-century or so.
Don't forget that huge amounts of your military funding is to be spent on soldier's pay, ammunition, fuel and spares for equipment. By the end of all that, there's going to be very little left over to fund re-armament.

Is there any required etiquette for writing a one-man fic as opposed to an open or invited RP?
Is it looked down upon for any particular reason?
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Escchelary
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Postby Escchelary » Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:48 am

I've been thinking about beginning to RP recently and before I do, I have a few questions to ask.

One, how does one create a link to a topic (like a OOC to an IC) that doesn't appear on the main forum index? Does this occur because in comparison to other topics it does not have as many posts and drops down the ladder or because of something else?

Two, (I have a feeling this will be answered by the above question) how does one create a fact book that does not appear on the national info. forum index?

Thanks for the help.

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Oiseaui
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Oiseaui » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:12 pm

Escchelary wrote:...how does one create a fact book that does not appear on the national info. forum index?


Not quite sure what you're getting at, but here's a great Factbook Guide:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=13419

Quite a few people use NSWiki. If you click my "Factbook" link in my signature, it's an example (my own Factbook.)

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The Montiar Alliance
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Postby The Montiar Alliance » Sun May 08, 2011 12:17 pm

I've got a question. Lets say Maxtopia and Bigtopia are RPing. Maxtopia is attacking Bigtopia's fleet and launches two hundred cruise missiles at them. Bigtopia responds by trying to intercept them. Would it be up to Bigtopia to decide how many cruise missiles he destroys or would it be up to Maxtopia?
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Postby Samozaryadnyastan » Sun May 08, 2011 12:53 pm

The Montiar Alliance wrote:I've got a question. Lets say Maxtopia and Bigtopia are RPing. Maxtopia is attacking Bigtopia's fleet and launches two hundred cruise missiles at them. Bigtopia responds by trying to intercept them. Would it be up to Bigtopia to decide how many cruise missiles he destroys or would it be up to Maxtopia?

Technically, it's up to Bigtopia, since he's the one being attacked. Then again, it's Maxtopia's forces that are technically taking losses.

Either way is open to godmodding, where either side could claim their weapon systems obliterated that of the other. However, since Bigtopia is the one who stands to lose physical assets (ie: ships) from such an exchange, I feel it would be mostly his say.
It might be up to Maxtopia for how many missiles get through, but Bigtopia has to be the one that states what damage they do, IIRC.
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