By Sancti Imperii Catholico
As I am very new to this region, I have not really made contact with anyone in this region. I’m hoping to change that with this. If anyone is interested, we could roleplay some negotiations or even something as simple as a brief message from your leader/whoever establishing these things. This would mostly be for me to get to know some people in this region.
P.S: You could also reference any ongoing events/rps going on that I could join.
We have a highly active community. Multiple posts going up every day. So much that it is sometimes difficult to read everything that's being written. Most of these posts are about politics and leadership. Very high-level. Which reminded me of some topics we might be missing.
Mother Nature is an awesome force. But she is hardly ever mentioned here. Earthquakes and hurricanes and snowstorms and floodings and forest fires. In RL these all happen on a regular basis.
A true disaster story is rooted in the primal life and death struggle of man versus classical elements: earth, water, air and fire. Just taking a quick roll call: earth (earthquake), water (the perfect storm, the impossible), air (twister, tornado), fire (the towering inferno). All indisputable disaster stories. In each, the hero fights for their lives against elemental flare-ups.
But I only recall 1 such recent event when a typhoon struck @Andalla and @Orioni.This prompted a discussion with Andalla to figure out the opportunities of more regular randomness. (How can randomness be regular?)
Question: is there any interest within the community for a monthly or bi-monthly writing prompts? Followup question: what would be a simple, easy and fair way to do this?
The other night we were chatting, abet briefly, about the concept of introducing a resource map in addition to the complement of other maps we already have in play. I took that conversation and went digging back into my archives of NS maps of the past that I've kept on hand should some use could come of them and I managed to recover a resource map the former RP'ing region of Caprica made years ago.
It's simple, yet effective. They had made it as a complement to their topographic maps (which I also have on hand).
We do not need an overly complicated map, it just needs to be practical, ensures that resources are seeded in fair and reasonable manner, and gives enough flexibility within the respective resource categories to allow creativity. Like if you have 'ore' - you would have the ability to define it.