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Sinyal wrote:Yes I know, in real life I would like to die saving everyone on earth by sacrificing myself. (While drunk and saying yeet every second of course...)

That's deep man. x)

Guiness Freaks wrote:Beer leader and the twins are playing the Oregon Trail card game. They all died of dysentary.

There's a card game version?

Loftegen 2 wrote:There's a card game version?

there's a card game version of minecraft for flip's sake!

Sinyal wrote:there's a card game version of minecraft for flip's sake!

I suppose that shouldn't surprise me...

Sinyal wrote:Yes I know, in real life I would like to die saving everyone on earth by sacrificing myself. (While drunk and saying yeet every second of course...)

Yeets knowingly.

Loftegen 2 wrote:There's a card game version?

It's odd because I'd think the card game would have come before the computer game and yet here we are.

https://www.target.com/p/the-oregon-trail-game/-/A-50562794?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Toys%2BShopping_Local&adgroup=SC_Toys&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=m&location=9005494&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&ds_rl=1246978&gclid=Cj0KCQjw9JzoBRDjARIsAGcdIDVbahED8LHuTe6-TM9mBerZNMvX49xCV3G5lzmCTn61jRXZIwO3x7gaAjsrEALw_wcB

That looks fun. :P Maybe for all those computer addicts who want to share their favorite video games with their children yet don't want them glued to screens and not hanging out as a family...

Sinyal wrote:signing off!

Seeya friend! :)

Did a kind of the same thing as Sinyal by doing a timeline of my country.

[1056 A.D] Nomad Roman survivors begin a colony in Lazarus.
[1100 A.D] The colony has named its country Sulfux under the leadership of Emperor Kald.
[1115 A.D] War begins with another primitive colony neighboring Sulfux.
[1125 A.D] The war with the primitive colony ends.
[1126 A.D] Emperor Kald dies, his son the new Emperor, Emperor Kald ll.
[1130 A.D] A violent plague disperses Sulfuxians for 400 years.
[1530 A.D] Humans find Sulfux native ruins again.
[1535 A.D] Sulfux is reunited creating the country under the leadership of, Emperor Kald lll.
[1545 A.D] Sulfux invents the first herbal medicines increasing the lifespan of the citizens.
[1560 A.D] Emperor Kald III passes away, his son the new emperor, Emperor Kald lV.
[1600 A.D] A war starts with neighbors.
[1610 A.D] Emperor Kald IV dies, his son creating a new dynasty, the Septums.
[1640 A.D] The war with the neighbor's end, Sulfux winning.
[1670 A.D] British Explorers discover Sulfux making it an ally.
[1680 A.D] Emperor Septum dies, his son the new emperor, Emperor Septum ll.
[1700 A.D] Sulfux creates an education system better than before and modern.
[1730 A.D] French Explorers discover Sulfux and declare war.
[1750 A.D] Emperor Septum ll dies, his son the new emperor, Emperor Septum ll.
[1760 A.D] Sulfux wins the war, occupying southern France and French Canada.
[1780 A.D] Sulfux helps the US in the Revolutionary War.
[1812 A.D] Sulfux helps the US in the war of 1812.
[1820 A.D] Emperor Septum lll dies, his daughter creating a new dynasty, the Crims.
[1830 A.D] Sulfux finds a mine that helps it advance very quickly.
[1850 A.D] Sulfux sends a satellite to space, it is kept secret.
[1880 A.D] Empress Crim dies, her son the new emperor, Emperor Crim ll.
[1900 A.D] Secretly, Sulfux launches a habitat onto the moon.
[1914-1918 A.D] Sulfux is not involved in WW1.
[1930 A.D] French partisans rebel in southern France, the countries military quickly stops it.
[1935 A.D] Emperor Crim ll dies, his son the new emperor, Emperor Crim lll.
[1940 A.D] Sulfux gets into WW2 fighting for the Allies.
[1945 A.D] The Allies win WW2, Sulfux gaining land in Africa.
[1960 A.D] Rebellions uprise in Africa with the rebels winning, they create their own country.
[1965 A.D] More rebellions uprise but are easily put down by modern guns.
[1980 A.D] Sulfux launches secret habitats from the moon onto Mars.
[2000 A.D] Emperor Crim lll dies, his son creating a new dynasty, the Pavocs.
[2019 A.D] Sulfux today!
Read factbook

Sulfux wrote:Did a kind of the same thing as Sinyal by doing a timeline of my country.

[1056 A.D] Nomad Roman survivors begin a colony in Lazarus.
[1100 A.D] The colony has named its country Sulfux under the leadership of Emperor Kald.
[1115 A.D] War begins with another primitive colony neighboring Sulfux.
[1125 A.D] The war with the primitive colony ends.
[1126 A.D] Emperor Kald dies, his son the new Emperor, Emperor Kald ll.
[1130 A.D] A violent plague disperses Sulfuxians for 400 years.
[1530 A.D] Humans find Sulfux native ruins again.
[1535 A.D] Sulfux is reunited creating the country under the leadership of, Emperor Kald lll.
[1545 A.D] Sulfux invents the first herbal medicines increasing the lifespan of the citizens.
[1560 A.D] Emperor Kald III passes away, his son the new emperor, Emperor Kald lV.
[1600 A.D] A war starts with neighbors.
[1610 A.D] Emperor Kald IV dies, his son creating a new dynasty, the Septums.
[1640 A.D] The war with the neighbor's end, Sulfux winning.
[1670 A.D] British Explorers discover Sulfux making it an ally.
[1680 A.D] Emperor Septum dies, his son the new emperor, Emperor Septum ll.
[1700 A.D] Sulfux creates an education system better than before and modern.
[1730 A.D] French Explorers discover Sulfux and declare war.
[1750 A.D] Emperor Septum ll dies, his son the new emperor, Emperor Septum ll.
[1760 A.D] Sulfux wins the war, occupying southern France and French Canada.
[1780 A.D] Sulfux helps the US in the Revolutionary War.
[1812 A.D] Sulfux helps the US in the war of 1812.
[1820 A.D] Emperor Septum lll dies, his daughter creating a new dynasty, the Crims.
[1830 A.D] Sulfux finds a mine that helps it advance very quickly.
[1850 A.D] Sulfux sends a satellite to space, it is kept secret.
[1880 A.D] Empress Crim dies, her son the new emperor, Emperor Crim ll.
[1900 A.D] Secretly, Sulfux launches a habitat onto the moon.
[1914-1918 A.D] Sulfux is not involved in WW1.
[1930 A.D] French partisans rebel in southern France, the countries military quickly stops it.
[1935 A.D] Emperor Crim ll dies, his son the new emperor, Emperor Crim lll.
[1940 A.D] Sulfux gets into WW2 fighting for the Allies.
[1945 A.D] The Allies win WW2, Sulfux gaining land in Africa.
[1960 A.D] Rebellions uprise in Africa with the rebels winning, they create their own country.
[1965 A.D] More rebellions uprise but are easily put down by modern guns.
[1980 A.D] Sulfux launches secret habitats from the moon onto Mars.
[2000 A.D] Emperor Crim lll dies, his son creating a new dynasty, the Pavocs.
[2019 A.D] Sulfux today!
Read factbook

Nice!

an group of scientests in @@@(naiton)university has invented an technology to build an GPS in to the brain, and automaticly know where you are. Protesters against took that problem to the government, and waiting for the legislation.

Option1: The protester from the "Humanity is best" group, Maxibane Shandra says angrily, "Changing the human brain? That's nonsense! We are not computers! The problem is define. The government needs to ban these machine-brain people, orelse they will make other parts in the brain machines, and this nation will be filled with cold-blodded machines. You don't want to be an mindless machine do you?"
[EFFECT]build-in machines are banned
[STAT]Religiosness increases a bit, godforsakenness will fall a bit, economy will fall 3-5.
Option2: "Banning this marviolus technology? Nonsense!" says the head of the "smarter brain project", Maine brown. "By using this technology, we, infact all of us can be more than 10-times smarter. We can also defend our naiton if we use machines for other parts in our brain, and it will be an big hit if we sell it out. We can use it for every thing! the government's got to support and accept the project for an better future! long live @@@nation@@@!"
[EFFECT]The government is supporting a project to building in machines in brains.
[STAT]Scientifically advanced, economy encrease a little, and people become smarter.
Option3: An survivor from floating 109 days in the ocean sais "ashame the government! If the government supported these fellows, i wasn't floating in the ocean. Luckly, I survived, and the solution is clear! Government should research an technlogy to make or selves all machines exept the brain, and no more things like that will happen again! for the people that died in stupid accidents, these projects should be getting more than half the government stock"
[EFFECT]The government is supporting projects to make cyborg-like people.
[STAT]Science increases a lot, economy up 10, and gonforsakenness well increase.
Option4: "Before consumin' these machine projects, I have my words" sais sheriff Trainias Outlaw, "We don't need those stinkin' machines anymore. I sawn lot's of sites in my life, but those natives, they don't use machines, but do you know they 're the happiest in the nation? Not even these projects, all not needed house machines should be gone! Only industry machines should be approved!"
[EFFECT]Machines, exept industry is banned
{STAT]Economy goes down about 25, government will be eco-friendly

This is my new issue, please review.

Do you dare to look behind the curtain?

I don't remember exactly when I created Lady Zaharra. At a guess it was probably at least five years ago, specifically for NationStates, and started out as just a name for my nation's leader. Over time she started to take on aspects of a pair of older characters that I'd been playing around with for over a decade.

One was from the early days of Everquest (and I'm talking 1999 early). That character was a necromancer, who openly served the god of disease, but who was also able to walk freely through every 'good' city in the game (thanks to a LOT of faction grinding). One time, during an expedition to a dungeon of sorts called Mistmoor, I straight up told my friends that if things went south, I was gating (porting) out of the zone and leaving them all to die. They laughed about it, even after I did just that. From stuff like that came the idea of a character that was 'evil' but who worked with and helped 'good' people. Who made no secret of the fact that she was only helping because it served her purposes to do so, and who repeatedly warned the 'good' folks that they'd be fools to trust her.

The second character had the same name as the first one, but was otherwise quite different, and was developed during my fan-fic writing days, as a foil for another writer's...what I would call a Mary Sue self insert author avatar. Without going into too much detail, the other writer would stick this character into various fictional universes, where said character would suddenly be better and more popular than any of the established characters. I'm sure you all have some idea what I'm talking about. Anyway, the particulars of my own character (who was also an author avatar since her name was my pen name) were that she was ancient, powerful, hated the other writer's avatar character, and was at odds with said avatar's boss (and the boss's rival - it was weird and complicated).

Which brings us back to Lady Zaharra. I haven't decided yet what she is, beyond that she is or was human. I'm playing around with the idea that she gave up a great deal of her humanity in the course of acquiring knowledge and power. She is at least a couple of thousand years old, if not much, much older, and most likely can't be harmed by mundane weapons, not even nukes. Maybe.

Motivation-wise, I've basically adopted the three way struggle from fan-fic times: she's working against two other entities who either believe they are, or who want to be, gods, and she is determined to stop them.

The battleground is the past (which is dead and cannot be altered, only observed); the future (ever-changing, ephemeral, and also unalterable, but in a totally different way*); and the present, which is a wave front advancing through space-time, and the only part that is, for most purposes, real. There are multiple parallel/alternate timelines, but not as many as most people might think: for most of the history of the universe there was only one timeline, and the creation of divergent ones involves something bordering on cataclysmic. (I haven't figured out exactly how that works yet.)

Two final details: 1) Timelines sometimes end. Whatever event causes the splitting of a timeline can sometime seperate the present from the past. The past is remembered, but it can't be reached from after the point of diversion. 2) Timelines sometimes merge, which is usually catastrophic at best, and can also seperate the past from the present, when it doesn't end one or both (or more, or all) of the converging timelines.

The above is why Lady Zaharra often tells people that their life or death crises are of no concern to her.

*The future can't be changed because every future is a mere possibility. All but a handful simply vanish, as if they had never existed, when the present reaches that point.

Read factbook

Yap218 wrote:A group of scientists in @@@(nation)university has invented a GPS that can be put in the brain, and automatically know where you are. Protesters have taken the problem to the government, demanding you take action.

Option1: Maxibane Shandra from the Humanity is Best group says angrily, "Changing the human brain? That's nonsense! We are not computers! The government needs to ban these machine-brain people, or else they will replace the rest of the brain with tech, and this nation will be filled with cold-blooded machines. You don't want to be a mindless machine do you?"

[EFFECT]Built-in machines are banned.

[STAT]Religiousness increases a bit, godforsakenness will fall a bit, economy will fall 3-5.

Option2: "Banning this marvellous technology? Nonsense!" says Maine Brown, the head of the Smarter Brain Project. "By using this technology we, in fact all of us, can be more than ten times smarter. We can also defend our nation if we use machines for other parts in our brain, and it will be an big hit if we sell it out. We can use it for every thing! The government's got to support and accept the project for an better future! long live @@@nation@@@!"

[EFFECT]The government is supporting a project to build machines in brains.

[STAT]Scientifically advanced, economy increases a little, and people become smarter.

Option3: A survivor who floated 109 days in the ocean says, "Shame! If the government had supported these fellows, I wouldn't have been floating in the ocean. Luckily I survived and the solution is clear! Government should research technology to make ourselves all machines except the brain, and no more things like that will happen again! Think of the people who die all the time in stupid accidents; these important projects should be getting more than half the government's attention."

[EFFECT]The government is supporting projects to make cyborg-like people.

[STAT]Science increases a lot, economy up 10, and godforsakenness well increase.

Option4: "Before consumin' these machine projects, I have my words" says sheriff Trainias Outlaw, "We don't need those stinkin' machines anymore. I sawn lot's of sites in my life, but those natives, they don't use machines, but do you know they 're the happiest in the nation? Not even these projects, all not needed house machines should be gone! Only industry machines should be approved!"
[EFFECT]Machines, besides those used in industry, are banned.
{STAT]Economy goes down about 25, government will be eco-friendly.

I messed around with it a little! Hope you find the edits helpful. :) There's actually a whole forum section for this on the NS Forums that you might want to check out!

Loftegen 2 wrote:Do you dare to look behind the curtain?
I don't remember exactly when I created Lady Zaharra. At a guess it was probably at least five years ago, specifically for NationStates, and started out as just a name for my nation's leader. Over time she started to take on aspects of a pair of older characters that I'd been playing around with for over a decade.

One was from the early days of Everquest (and I'm talking 1999 early). That character was a necromancer, who openly served the god of disease, but who was also able to walk freely through every 'good' city in the game (thanks to a LOT of faction grinding). One time, during an expedition to a dungeon of sorts called Mistmoor, I straight up told my friends that if things went south, I was gating (porting) out of the zone and leaving them all to die. They laughed about it, even after I did just that. From stuff like that came the idea of a character that was 'evil' but who worked with and helped 'good' people. Who made no secret of the fact that she was only helping because it served her purposes to do so, and who repeatedly warned the 'good' folks that they'd be fools to trust her.

The second character had the same name as the first one, but was otherwise quite different, and was developed during my fan-fic writing days, as a foil for another writer's...what I would call a Mary Sue self insert author avatar. Without going into too much detail, the other writer would stick this character into various fictional universes, where said character would suddenly be better and more popular than any of the established characters. I'm sure you all have some idea what I'm talking about. Anyway, the particulars of my own character (who was also an author avatar since her name was my pen name) were that she was ancient, powerful, hated the other writer's avatar character, and was at odds with said avatar's boss (and the boss's rival - it was weird and complicated).

Which brings us back to Lady Zaharra. I haven't decided yet what she is, beyond that she is or was human. I'm playing around with the idea that she gave up a great deal of her humanity in the course of acquiring knowledge and power. She is at least a couple of thousand years old, if not much, much older, and most likely can't be harmed by mundane weapons, not even nukes. Maybe.

Motivation-wise, I've basically adopted the three way struggle from fan-fic times: she's working against two other entities who either believe they are, or who want to be, gods, and she is determined to stop them.

The battleground is the past (which is dead and cannot be altered, only observed); the future (ever-changing, ephemeral, and also unalterable, but in a totally different way*); and the present, which is a wave front advancing through space-time, and the only part that is, for most purposes, real. There are multiple parallel/alternate timelines, but not as many as most people might think: for most of the history of the universe there was only one timeline, and the creation of divergent ones involves something bordering on cataclysmic. (I haven't figured out exactly how that works yet.)

Two final details: 1) Timelines sometimes end. Whatever event causes the splitting of a timeline can sometime seperate the present from the past. The past is remembered, but it can't be reached from after the point of diversion. 2) Timelines sometimes merge, which is usually catastrophic at best, and can also seperate the past from the present, when it doesn't end one or both (or more, or all) of the converging timelines.

The above is why Lady Zaharra often tells people that their life or death crises are of no concern to her.

*The future can't be changed because every future is a mere possibility. All but a handful simply vanish, as if they had never existed, when the present reaches that point.

Read factbook

No I don't want to see into your mind Loftegen, plz nu. ;=;

(Great factbook btw, very interesting.)

Your Imaginary Friend wrote:No I don't want to see into your mind Loftegen, plz nu. ;=;

(Great factbook btw, very interesting.)

LoL! And thank you!

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