This dispatch contains a user-friendly introduction to our regional roleplay, aimed at players who are not fully familiar with Selene or who prefer to take things slow, by providing a simple step-by-step walkthrough with the information that all roleplayers need to begin their journey.
Click the ⛫ icons within this dispatch to see more detailed information about the regional roleplay.
Events happen in Vesta, one of ten planets in the Selenid System and the only known to have intelligent life, during the late 21st century. The world is engaged in a cold war between two large alliances and countries are establishing permanent bases in other planets, setting the stage for the manned exploration of the cosmos.
The World Society serves as a global forum for the peaceful resolution of disputes and the promotion of human development.
◇ Commonwealth of Nations (CN): supports free commerce and innovation, opposes interventionism.
◇ Valentian Alliance (VA): supports economic growth and prosperity, the promotion of human rights, and mutual defence.
There are six rules to consider before one joins the roleplay. These are simple rules meant to help everyone have a good time.
Treat others with respect. Posting content that is offensive or violates the privacy of others may lead to warnings and, if necessary, expulsion.
Secure permission from others before posting about their countries. You may not attack or otherwise affect other countries without first coordinating with them.
Countries cannot be all-powerful or immune to problems. Countries must also have prior diplomatic and trade relations with the world; that is, they cannot claim that they just came out of isolation.
You can use real world languages and religions, but you must give them different names or take the ones already in use.
Time passes three times as fast in roleplay as it does in the real world.
You will be removed from the map if you fail to have a nation in the region and roleplay at least once per month, but this does not prevent you from rejoining at a later date.
IMPORTANT - ON COUNTRY INFORMATION
We do not use NationStates figures, such as population and gross domestic product, in roleplay. When in doubt, please message our Roleplay Councillor or join our Discord Server to ask for help in designing your country.
For your convenience the world map is already divided into 52 plots ready to be selected. There are also maps showing the climate zones, cultural zones, and mountain ranges applicable to each plot so that you can have all the necessary information to select the plot that best fits your country concept.
See the spoiler below for the full detail of existing plots and which have already been claimed by a given country:
States with Limited Recognition
These are countries that control portions of another plot but are not members of the World Society and are only recognised by a few of other countries.
Use the link at the bottom of this section to submit an entry to the Global Information Survey, a short form that will help you figure out basic facts about your country and will let our Roleplay Councillor know more about your country before we can add it to the map.
See below for a detailed explanation of the form:
The Global Information Survey
A. General Information
The country or countries most similar to yours, which must comply with the Culture Map. You cannot use the United States as your reference country, but you can use individual states if necessary.
The code of your selected plot out of the ones listed on the map.
The full name of your country, which may be different from your NationStates account (e.g. Empire of Selene).
The short name of your country (e.g. Selene).
The capital city or otherwise the city where the national government is located.
Form of Government
The way in which your government is organised (e.g. presidential republic, parliamentary monarchy, etc.).
The title and name of your national leaders (e.g. President John Smith, Queen Mary, Prime Minister Jane Doe).
C. People and Society
The term used to refer to people from your country (e.g. Selenid).
The population of your country, which may not be higher than 250 million.
GDP per Capita
The economic output per person in your country, which may be similar to that of your equivalent country.
The languages most spoken in your country.
The religions with the most adherents in your country.
To submit an entry simply click the button below, replace each xxxx with your country's information, and hit Send. Your submission will be delivered to our Roleplay Councillor, who will contact you if they have any questions before adding your country to the map.
Please do not roleplay until your submission is approved.
There are a number of things that you can do after submitting an entry:
Join our Discord Server to interact with your fellow roleplayers and get any assistance that you may need.
Post updates from your country on the Regional Message Board, but only once your submission has been approved.
Visit the Roleplay Management Portal and use its various user tools, including its spaceflight and sports tournament simulators.
Read about the History of Vesta to know more about the main events from the 21st century.
See the list of Languages and Religions in the world to ensure that yours are listed.
Complete the Sports National Self-Assessment to ensure your country is adequately ranked for the next Olympics.