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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?
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I'd guess from looking at the climate map that Faramount sees irregular earthquakes, regular hurricanes, and of course during the rainy season, regular thunderstorms. I'd certainly be open to having a regular RP of the consequences of such. 

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I'm all for writing prompts but I'd say, expand them to include more than just Mother Nature and also include positive events. As an example, there are things like Eurojackpot, Euromillions, why not Eurthmillions/jackpot? It would be interesting to see people write about citizens winning. Or cultural events, things about the most prominent diaspora in your nation, etc.

In regards to an easy way to do Mother Nature events and other events that require a pinpointed location, you could give each area a number and then run it through a random number generator. Oh, number 5? Okay, Eastern Argis is getting it, that sort of thing. Same with the events themselves, really.

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On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 11:16 PM, Orioni said:

So much that it is sometimes difficult to read everything that's being written.

I've been sitting here reading posts from the last two weeks or so for a couple hours now. It is hot as balls and, nevertheless, I am determined to psuh through. :<

On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 11:16 PM, Orioni said:

But I only recall 1 such recent event when a typhoon struck @Andalla and @Orioni.

Pressing F to pay respects for the victims of Walmington-On-Sea. @Gallambria

On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 11:16 PM, Orioni said:

Question: is there any interest within the community for a monthly or bi-monthly writing prompts? 


On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 11:16 PM, Orioni said:

Followup question: what would be a simple way to do this?

The new OMAHA satellites were thought up by @Andalla and me to create more weather based RPs. Weather is such a cool topic. Maybe I'll go for atmospheric Physics after my Bachelor's degree to get into meteorology…

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@Orioni: I'm willing to take up the challenge for typhoons around the world. If we could create some sort of outlet where I can regularly post details of developing storms around the world, I'd be able to handle it. I can give the technical details of the storm and its location; perhaps some estimates on the damage (if there will be any at all). But unfortunately nothing beyond that. The decision on how any affected nations react should be up to that person. 😉

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4 minutes ago, Rihan said:

Sounds like we need a weather station set up.

*Turns on TV* "...big giant wave of nastiness is coming towards the city of...(unintelligible words)...get to higher ground at once..." *Turns off TV* "Eh, not affecting me," the ignorant person said as he got up and walked towards his kitchen, only to see a massive wave coming quite close to his home...

I've done SUMATRA a while back. It was definitely on a good track, but I just didn't have the time and willingness to maintain it. But now that my responsibility would cover, well, the whole region, it might just get a tad more exiting...

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