Sacro Estado Católico de Portugal
Common name in local language: Portugal
NS user profile name: Estado Novo Portugues (not used in universe)
Has magic users: no
Head of state: Civil Director Afonso Salazar
Government: unitary one-party autocracy
Political system: traditionalist isolationist Catholic nationalism
Economic system: corporatism
Highly varied. Mountainous in the north, rolling plains in the south.
Mostly hot summers and mild winters. Precipitation is high in the north, low in the south.
Highly religious, conservative and superstitious. Family values and gender roles are strongly important.
Common name in local language: Elsŕç
NS user profile name: Alzatia
Has magic users: no
Head of state: Grand Duchess Veroniek
Government: unitary absolute monarchy
Political system: feudalism
Economic system: subsistence, bartering, guilds
Religion: Catholicism, Protestantism
Landlocked. Flat but bordered by mountains. Abundant natural areas like woodlands and lakes.
Mostly mild summers and winters, and low precipitation.
Mostly rural. Fond of the outdoors. Stubborn in traditional ways and fearful of new technologies.
I first joined this site in 2014. Since then, I've had many nations come and go before I settled on my current lot. I'm a relative newcomer to roleplaying in NationStates and International Incidents—I spent most of my early time here answering Issues and occasionally posting in Factbooks & National Information surveys and Forum 7 games. However, despite being new to RP, I would say I've gotten the hang of it quite well.
I will generally do the following types of RP:
Diplomatic and state visits
Private/one-on-one (business meetings, dates, etc)
Surveys and Q&A
I will generally not do the following types of RP:
War or military
However, I may occasionally make an exception.
All factbooks and forum posts are written from an out-of-character (OOC) perspective. So at times I may use a conversational style, break the fourth wall, or make references to real-world places/events that are not present in universe.
All character actions and interactions are written from a third-person perspective, with the exception of dialog.
Dialog (what's said out loud by a character) is indicated by "italic text in quotations".
If multiple characters have a dialog in the same scene, I will identify who says what in one of two ways: 1) putting the character name before each dialog, or 2) using a unique text color for each character.
Many of the nations I play are non-English, so at one point or another, characters will be talking among themselves in a foreign language. When that happens, the dialog will be highlighted. Unless your characters happen to understand that language, the contents of the conversation should remain a mystery to them.
Meta posts (content that's not part of the story—announcements, comments directed to players, housekeeping, etc) will be differentiated from RP content in one of several ways: 1) putting the text in (brackets), 2) hiding the text in a spoiler box, 3) separating the different sections with a horizontal line.
If an RP host has specified a different writing style, I will follow that. Otherwise, all my posts will follow this style.
Ownership of content
General RP policies
These are the universal policies that apply to all RPs hosted by me. Most of them should be common sense and basic courtesy. In addition, each RP will have its own specific policies and character requirements (age, sex, religion, social class, dress code, prohibited items, magic, etc) based on the type of event, and the laws and customs of the nation where it is taking place.
You may only play or control the characters that belong to you. Which brings us to the next point:
Absolutely no attacking other characters unless you have permission from the owner. This goes for damage to property as well.
Only sign up if you're serious about participating. Of course you can have fun, that's no problem. But if you come just to spam or be disruptive, you'll quickly find yourself being shown the door.
Please keep your writing family-friendly. Occasional profanity is fine, but not gore or bedroom scenes.
When introducing characters for the first time, please state their names and locations.
You the player might know something about another nation or character, but don't assume your character does, unless that information is made available to them in universe. In addition, you should make it clear whether you're speaking as yourself or in character.
All characters must be created by yourself.
Some RPs require a "password" to join. Look for it in the RP's sign-up thread.