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    (Commentary Thread) Ruceeglaelsktinag: A Study in Applied Christian Theology of War

    Forum ate first attempt to post this Commentary Thread and wouldn't give it back...


    You don't have to specify your additional Oaths that go beyond the general truce/parlay thing for the meeting if you don't want. You can select a color for your character to speak in. Please include any opening statements or questions in your first post if possible. If you do, separate them from everything above with a

    horizontal line (bottom row, right-most button on the screen that the "Go Advanced" button takes you to.)

    I'll probably be creating a Google Doc for the campaign information stuff, and WILL be creating GoogleSheets for the battlemaps (which you will all be expected to edit each time you take a turn, unless you set up otherwise with me in advance, for instance if your internet options change and you get blocked from that site by some overly-zealous firewall).


    Game Thread

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    EDIT: I'll also (re-)state that covering as many topics as possible, in as much depth as possible, rather than the small statements of most more focused discussions, especially verbal ones is something I believe to be helpful for this particular "debate" situation. And note the quote marks around "debate" because most forms of debate are entirely too surface level or based on swaying emotions for my tastes. Of course, if emotional statements, and/or taking one thing at a time are the only way you can contribute I will gladly welcome that much, especially if you clearly state your limitations in advance.
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    Gimme a second and I'll sticky the commentary thread for you.
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    Thank you kindly.

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    Definitely looking forward to getting started. I'll be posting in the Game Thread shortly.
    "[Mathematics] is the revealer of every hidden truth, for it knows every hidden secret, and bears the key to every subtlety of letters; whoever, then, has the effrontery to pursue physics while neglecting mathematics should know from the start he will never make his entry through the portals of wisdom."
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    A few notes on various subjects:

    And I just learned that it doesn't SEEM like these forums have a spoiler code... I've checked as best I can right now, and I thought I remembered there being one on the previous incarnation of these boards, but it seems I was mistaken. Guess I'll have to settle for setting the text color to white and letting people highlight stuff to read it... don't reply with quote to this message unless you want to see all of this.

    If the were-raven mentioned the fact that he is of the understanding that he would be executed if he went to Rucee Proper to anyone with some degree of knowledge of how Rucee's policies work in that regard, he would learn the following:
    Applying for diplomatic status would be very easy in this case.(End of White-Text sentence)

    Regarding Bloodsoaked's Doylist* reasons for existing, and Rucee's policies on long-term occupation. (Copy-paste from a PM I sent to someone who asked if they could post an immediate reply to Bloodsoaked, which I told them the specific way of doing, in as much as they would be posting it now, but technically they wouldn't be actually SAYING it until after the introductions are complete).
    Do note that it would merely be a happy coincidence if Bloodsoaked had anything further of any particular insight to say. Arguing with him could be excellent roleplay, but the only reason I created him on the spot was to provide the explanation for why long-term occupation of the Vedag didn't happen in the past, and the current plan is that it not be the case this time around either. The biggest exceptions would be small colonies that were founded on land that the Vedag holders were deported from. The idea with these is to NOT have Rucee ruling over the locals in the long-run, while still maintaining close enough geographic proximity that xenophobia can be eroded.(End of White-Text paragraph)

    *The Doylist perspective asks: "Why did the author make this this way to serve the story?", this is in contrast to the Watsonian perspective which asks: "Given the pre-established situation in this story, including but not limited to the personalities of the characters, the laws of magic/super-science/etc, the in-universe history of the universe and intelligent species, what caused this particular thing to be true?"

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    i can still see the text slightly without highlight, also, if someone were to use an alternate theme, they would still see it plainly. you might consider linking to text you wish to remain un-apparent.

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    Roleplaying is, among other things, telling a story. I told Thomas Maltuin that I felt the story would be easier to understand if he included his characters thoughts in italices. He requested that I remind everyone to keep In-Character and Out-Of -Character knowledge separate. In other words, your characters can't read minds, so when roleplaying them ignore any information that is in italics and anything else that your character wouldn't know.

    Of course, from time to time, bending the story a little bit can be good, such as when a character with a fear of skunks passed out at the sight of my wereskunk character. I failed a roll so the GM decided that my character thought that he was actually afraid of my briefcase. I had my character set down his briefcase out of sight, and sit down next to the guy then wrap his tail around the guys head as a comforting thing (since his own children found that very comforting). The other characters talked mine into unwrapping him and standing back before he woke up or I would have ended up launched across the room by his super-strength. Given that this is an advanced technique, most of you should probably ask in the OOC thread before doing that. Permission from myself OR whoever you are using OOC knowledge about should generally suffice provided no tactical advantage is gained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Maltuin View Post
    i can still see the text slightly without highlight, also, if someone were to use an alternate theme, they would still see it plainly. you might consider linking to text you wish to remain un-apparent.
    Well it would be a bit cumbersome, but I suppose... maybe a fourth thread that we link to individual posts of for each spoiler?

    Also: This board has themes? I did not know this...

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    One forum I was a member of had an RPG thread, and, whenever the GM/DM or another player wanted to communicate something in secret, they did so via PM.

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    I'll talk with the higher-ups and see if we can enable spoiler-text (if it costs money, I might slap down the cash if it's not too much). PMing vital information to the player is a good substitute though.
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