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Last updated on Sunday May 14th, 2017. If you find this dispatch helpful, please upvote.


"...And now all Narnia will be renewed," said Aslan. "But come. We have no time to lose.Ē

1. What is this place?
This is a region, one of thousands in NationStates. You can think of regions as continents in real life. They are basically containers for nations, and nations can only be in one region at a time, though each nation can move as often as it pleases.

2. What is there to do?
In Narnia, there is a multitude of activities for you! You can partake in the World Assembly, roleplay as a member of a faction in Narnia (Linkclick here to be sorted into one of our four factions), involve yourself in our regional government, or partake in theological discussions on our discord!

3. What are the rules here?
Aside from NationStates rules and Augustin Alliance rules, a good rule of thumb is to be polite and gracious to everyone. A more complete set of rules for our Discord server can be found here, and the game's rules can be found here.

4. How does the government work?
The government of Narnia is in a constant state of battle: four factions all fight for the throne. Every once in a while, the dominant faction is permitted to be challenged. Whoever wins attains the throne for until the next challenge occurs. While this is the case, this is not the only way to attain power: the positions in the immortal conclave are appointed, not won by challenge. This includes the Delegate.

5. Can I be the delegate?
Of course! If you amass enough endorsements, you can become delegate! There are no rules here on who can or canít be delegate. A good way to start is to endorse everyone in the region. This will make them want to endorse you back!

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Still wondering what this game has to offer? You are in luck! NS is a vast, complicated world, and you can play for years before you even break the surface. Here are a few resources to help you find something that interests you.

FAQ: The official game FAQ can be found here, and a more comprehensive version is maintained on the Technical subforum here.

Roleplay: On NS, roleplay (commonly known as RP) is text-based, and consists of players writing collaborative stories that bring their nations (or people within their nations) to life. It usually takes place on the NS forums, player-created offsite forums, or region RMBs.
RP Guide: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=170098
RP Questions: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=118474
Advice for New Players: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=33989

Gameplay: The term "gameplay" (commonly known as GP) encompasses a number of things. It includes the "issues game," where players answer issues to build their nations in a certain way and compete on World Census reports; the "invasion game" (commonly known as raiding and defense, or R/D); and regional politics.
NS Issues: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=88
R/D Guide: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=307728
Region Building: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=353470

Real-world debate: This is mostly self-explanatory, and takes place in the General subforum (commonly known as NSG), or on regions' offsite forums and RMBs.
First Stop for NSG: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=88796

World Assembly: The World Assembly (commonly known as the WA) is a mixture of RP and GP. It is the world's only international legislative body, similar to the real-world United Nations. Many players like to spend time writing their own WA resolutions or discussing proposals written by others. This takes place in the General Assembly and Security Council subforums. If this sounds interesting to you, it is highly recommended that you begin there, by asking questions and reading other players' work.
General Assembly Rules/Advice: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=159348
Security Council Guide: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=218040

Something is missing... So, you may ask, how does one declare war? What about setting up alliances, or trading? NS does not include functions for war or trade, but that should be no obstacle to you! If you have a large enough group, you may attack another region, which is called "raiding" (see "Gameplay" in the section above this). You can also begin an RP war with another player (complete guide here). Trade is RPed on NS, so the best place to go is the GE&T subforum (Help Desk thread). Alliances are a little more complicated, because they can take so many forms. Again, there is no built-in function for alliances, although embassies can be established between regions, and are sometimes used to signify formal agreements. In general, alliances between nations are RPed. Alliances between regions, on the other hand, are most often political gameplay agreements.

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