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Neuschia

Grossvietnam wrote:Any Catholic nations want to receive refugees???

*Neuschia vigilantly monitors activity within the Socialist Imperium of Greater Vietnam and discreetly clip a few Anti-Communist posters in the Neuschian capital as part of a political campaign*

*angered robotic yawning*

Neuschia wrote:“Listen, we came from the east. Neuschia sent us your way and said you’d let us in. Or are you RACIST? We heard Pakistan has opportunity. Some of us also want free schooling if that’s possible. By the way, there’s some others behind us too.”

“Sir, I’ll be frank with you. At everyone at their core is, to a certain extent, racist. Now, yes, Western Pakistan has opportunity but, it’s not as good as something in Scandinavia or America. And only primary school and high school are free. Everything else isn’t. As for the upside, we have an election coming soon so I guess you can vote who gets to be the next PM. Also, if you want a bit more freedom here, may as well settle in the rural north. You can farm up there and have the right to own an MG3 in Pashtunkhua. But enough sidetracking and give me your documents so I can get my paycheck.”

Post self-deleted by Western Pakistan.

La xinga wrote:*When nations like your question on the RMB but they don't give u an answer.*

\_(. .)_/

Once again, 2nd time, going nuts, going zuk.

Normal people: 20

Marty Robbins, an intellectual: “1 and 19 more.”

La xinga wrote:*That way you don't need to double post to answer this.*

WELCOME TO ZUKCHIVA'S GUIDE TO RMB RP!
**Please note that this guide is unofficial (for now >:]).**




Sooooooo. Welcome to my guide to the RMB! This is a work in progress [WIP]!(It's a tad bit difficult to type so much in a few days, so I need to stretch it out.) I decided to make a guide to RMB RP since the forum rp (more on that later) is getting their own upgrade. So why don't we?

But first, my credentials, so you can choose for yourself whether to believe I can actually write a guide on RMB RP.

I've been a part of modern RMB RP since before its inception around a 1 year+ ago. I was actually a part of RMB RP before that (massive science fiction godmod roleplay.)

I stole (from a free site where you ARE allowed to do so) and updated the map that is the predecessor to the predecessor of our current map, Valsora! (More on that later as well.)

I was once a sort of ambassador from the TEP government to the RMB before giving my post to The angel of charit.

I was selected to be an RMB RP mod until Charity made their rule-set that was adopted by RMB RP.

Fun fact, my favorite Jojo character is this dude:

(Sorry, I couldn't help myself. ;-;)

Now that I've shown you my credibility (or not), you can choose to read on or stop here! I obviously can't and won't judge you for what you decide. Plus, even making it this far is a testament to you being able to stand up to my boring tones and droning words. So kudos to you! Let's get going.

**Note: There will be TLDR; spoilers under each section. It's up to you if you wanna read them only and skip the rest, though if you don't know much about RMB RP, I'd suggest you read the whole guide.

I believe I have enough experience in RMB RP to write a guide about it.




Mainstream The East Pacific Regional Message Board Roleplay is the name for the largest roleplay that occurs in The East Pacific's [TEP's] Regional Message Board [RMB]. This roleplay is what this guide is about, and is what I mean when I say RMB Roleplay [RMB RP]. Other RMB RPs can be found in the "ROLEPLAY ALTERNATIVES", which is at the bottom of this guide.

So, remember, RMB RP can mean any roleplay happening in any region. But for the purposes of this guide, it refers to Mainstream TEP RMB RP.

RMB RP is mainly a nation-based roleplay. Meaning that it deals with the interactions of nations with each other. While it is based on nations, character roleplay is sometimes used to highlight important events, such as diplomatic meetings and in some cases, war. This is because this gives a more personal and detailed outlook on such events.

Character roleplay is basically roleplay describing the reactions of a character to events roleplayed by a roleplayer. These can include a character hurting another character, characters talking to each other, or a character signing a treaty by another character. And it's fine to roleplay as a citizen or a resident of your nation! Just make sure that your character is appropriate for the situation at hand.

For example, you wouldn't want a normal citizen to be leading your nation in diplomatic negotiations. In the same vein, you don't want a bunch of muscular men competing in a women's beauty contest.


If I were you, I'd run.

However, sometimes you will speak as your government instead of through characters. In this case, you talk as you would in any texting application to show your nation's thoughts on certain ideas. Through your nation and characters, you create, you will be able to roleplay on the RMB sufficiently.

Mainstream RMB RP is based around nation interactions, though sometimes characters can be used for roleplay.]




IC is an abbreviation for In-Character [IC]. Basically, IC means ANYTHING that is directly impacting the roleplay world. For example, your nation declares war on another nation. This is an IC action.

OOC is an abbreviation for Out-Of-Character [OOC]. OOC means ANYTHING that does NOT affect roleplay in any way (also known as nothing that is a roleplay post of any sort) is considered OOC. For example, you say "Hello Jim!" to your friend on the RMB, but it is not a roleplay post- it's literally you saying hi to him as human interaction and is not in any way a roleplay action. This is an OOC action.

IC actions should have NO effect on ANYONE in real life. They should not affect anyone's feelings. Of course, we are human beings and end up growing attached to our nations and other nations. That's ok- just try to limit your level of emotion. In roleplay, you WILL, eventually, loose in some way or another. When that occurs, you could become very angry OOCily, and hurt someone else OOCily.


It can really hurt sometimes, even if it's online.

It is extremely important to distinguish an action ICily from OOCily. Not doing so can cause a lot of anger, conflict, and even suffering in some cases. If you are confused about whether someone's post is IC or OOC, ALWAYS ask them what it was. DON'T react, you can cause very needless conflict for a simple mistake.

And even if someone else's post IS OOC, try not to react and log-off if needed. If the nation in question does not retract their statement and/or apologize, tell any RMB RP mod how it affected you and the nation in question will receive consequences.

IC is actions affecting roleplay, OOC are any non-roleplay statements and actions. Be careful to know if a post is IC and OOC, and try not to be angry if someone insults you OOCily.




Valsora is the map for RMB RP! Being ran by Valsoran Cartographers, it's pretty much the official map of RMB RP. While it isn't officially required to be on the map in order to participate in RMB RP, most nations prefer to be on it anyhow. I'll outline the claim process (with screenshots!) to help you make a claim.

**Note: Before you do this, make sure you know what continent you will be claiming on. Claims are based on culture, and you must have realistic geography wherever you place your nation. The continent names and their cultures are shown below:
Nonscio: American and European
Yaestrovakia: Eastern European and Slavic
Araseaos: European, German, and American
Solitas: German
Orientalis: East Asian and Pacific Islander
Unistan: Middle East, South Asian, African, and Arabic
Antarctic: None

1. Open the Valsora map in a new tab. (Click on the dispatch shown below and scroll to the bottom.
nation=valsoran_cartographers/detail=factbook/id=main

2. Open a paint program (Paint.net or Microsoft Paint will work.) I'll use MS Paint.

3. Copy the Valsora map from the dispatch.

4. Paste it onto your paint application (you can use CTRL+V to do so).

5. Select your drawing tool. Make sure it is thick enough to be seen easily but thin enough so it doesn't obstruct your claim. (The smiley face represents the thickness I'm using. You may want to make it a tad bit less thick. No need to send any type of smiley face to Nova, unless you want too. :D)

6. Draw your claim! Keep in mind your culture and region- if you can't remember where the continent is, look to the Valsora dispatch to find the continent map. (I've staked my claim in Unistan for the example. You DO NOT have to put a claim in Unistan if your nation doesn't match its culture as shown in the list above; same for the other continents.

7. Circle your claim! Use a different color than the one you used for your claim. Make sure it's a noticeable color such as bright red.

8. Save your image as a PNG. I'll save my image as "Valsora example claim".

9. Go to any image uploading website (I'll be using imgur.com in this example, but you can use other sites!)

10. IF YOU'RE USING IMGUR, click "New Post" on the top light grey bar near the left.

11. Click "Browse".

12. Type in your image's name in the bottom search bar. (Note that none of the pictures shown is the image I want. That's ok- just type the FULL name of your image in the bottom bar and select the option that matches the exact name of your image (make sure it says .png at the end.)

13. Click the "open" button. Wait for the screen to stop loading (shown by the moving green bar at the top.)

14. Right click the image and select "Open image in a new tab."

15. Click on this: Valsoran Cartographers

16. Scroll to the bottom and click "write telegram."

17. Copy and paste the following message template into the box (Delete anything in {these squiggly things} and replace them with what they say:

Hello! Here's my claim for Valsora!

{Insert URL link from step 14.}.

The claim is circled in {whatever color you chose to use to circle it.}

My nation's name is {Insert nation name.}, and its culture is {insert equivalent of your nation's culture to its real-life culture.}

Hope this doesn't trouble you too much! Thanks!

Alternatively, if you do not know where you wish to be, simply send Nova a claim telling your name, your culture, and that "I am fine with wherever you place me.", and Nova will place you accordingly- no image required in this case.

The RMB RP Map is named Valsora. To send a claim, send Nova-Columbia a picture of your claim with your nation name and its real life equilivant in culture.




Now to the part you need! Nation creation! In RMB RP, you don't need much (If any) nation development to begin roleplaying! However, I would recommend you to come up with these nine simple parts of your nation before you get started. Let's go!

**Note: The RMB RP mods are here to help. Send them a telegram or direct message on Discord if you need them to help you with any of these aspects. Alternatively, I'm available too, and am always willing to help (Or most of the time. Still counts! >:[)

  1. Culture: This is probably the most important aspect of your nation! Your culture is your people's way of life and it will affect basically in your nation.

    It's not necessary as of now to make a totally new culture though. A culture is a massive thing and can't be created in a say by most people. Instead, copy a real-life culture from a country on Earth for now. Don't worry, you can change it later!


    Remember to smile! :)

  2. Name: Your nation needs a name to be identified by other nations and characters. To make one, try looking up names from your general region of culture (Ex: Look up European countries and examine their name structures) and then come up with your own! If you can't, you can search up a random name generator or ask for help from the RMB RP mods!

  3. Location: Your location is a very important aspect. With it, it decides generally who your first allies or enemies are, trading distances, and how your nation will operate militarily in the world. Choose wisely- your nation can and will be affected by it later. (But don't take it too seriously! You can always ask to move if you want, just not often.)

    The above aspects should've been decided when you were making a Valsora claim. If you haven't made one yet, you can continue below. But make sure to send Nova a claim with the previous three aspects! :D

  4. Geography: Your geography influences how your military will act, and how invasions of your nation will occur (if they happen.) It should also affect your population density, a.k.a. how much of your population is in a certain area. For example, mountainous regions can have some people, but generally, they have fewer people than forest regions.

    To find what geography is acceptable at your location, ask surrounding nations about their geography! Alternatively, you can also use an Earth climate map to find your general climate and geography. Your nation's geography needs to be realistic. If you're in an area where it's generally desert and small mountains, you aren't going to be a snowy nation.


    Ah, look at that nature! It's sad that Valsora's biomes are constantly ravaged by war and memes...

    If your nation's wanted geography is not on the continent your general culture is on, then simply put your nation on where you want it geographically. Then say that your nation is a former colony from a nation that shares some of your values. (I.e. if I wanna be a desert Yaestrovakian nation, I'll place my claim in Unistan, but claim that I'm a colony of a long-lost Yaestrovakian nation.) There we go!

  5. Population: Your population decides your military size. For most wars, the more soldiers you can send out, the higher chance you have of winning (but that isn't always true.) To decide your population, you need to look at your location and size. Generally, the smaller you are, the larger your population density is. Similarly, the larger your population, the smaller your population density is.

    Since there are different population densities for every nation (some nations are rural, some are urban), a tiny nation can hold up to as many as 50-60 million people. In the same way, a very large nation can hold as low as 20 million people, depending on where all of its people are. But generally, your nation's population should be around 20 million to 700-800 million, depending on your size and location.

    Location is important because location, as discussed earlier, decides your geography. Your climate and geography are huge factors in your population: if you're in a harsh region, chances are that your population will be much smaller than another nation with a similar size to yours in a bountiful region (like a forest or plains). Be sure to keep this in mind!

    After you decide your population, be sure to send it to one of the RMB RP mods. They will help you decide a more reasonable population if needed and will keep it in store if you wish for them too.

    If you want to see the population of others', look into other nations' factbooks and ask them directly to find their population!

  6. Government: This is not a necessary function to roleplay, but it definitely is recommended. It would be nice to know what type of government your nation is. Dictatorship? Democracy? Theocracy? Monarchy? Anarchism? There are many different choices and each has its own unique set of values!

    You don't necessarily need to decide the specifics of how your government functions now- just describe somewhere (a factbook is heavily recommended), it's basic systems. For example, who is the executive? The legislative? Who deals with the justice of the law? With that, you can roleplay and continue to develop your government!


    Sometimes, heroes take the law into their own hands.

  7. Leader: Your leader is an extremely important aspect of your nation. Many times, you will use your leader to communicate for your nation, whether it be in a meeting or (sometimes) on the battlefield. Like many things, a leader will take some time to develop. But you don't need to worry about that for now... or for a long time!

    Just come up with a name, and then stick with a personality you attach to that name. Now, decide how that person looks. And there you go! You have a leader!

    Keep in mind that while most if not all leaders lead their government in either the most powerful or most known position, sometimes exiled leaders can also represent an aspect of your nation. (Example: The leader of the government represents oppression of the people, the leader of the revolution represents the people's true will.)

  8. Economy: The economy of your nation is not that much important but you should decide it now. It can and will help you to set up roleplays in your nation later. (For example, capitalists rebelling against the socialist government.) There are many different ways an economy can function- so you'll have to research on your own. But for simplicity's sake, here's the two main ones are Capitalism and Socialism.

    Capitalism is where businesses have total freedom from the government. But in capitalist economies, the government does not decide which industries are run completely by the government. It cannot. No taxes, no regulations, absolutely nothing. Obviously, this doesn't really work out in most nations, so most "capitalist" nations really have a large free market, with restrictions set in place to control businesses.

    Socialism is where entire industries are owned by the government. Depending on the nation, this can mean all businesses to only highly essential businesses.The economic tries to make life easier for the people by removing the factor of price, so that everyone gets the same quality in their services. An extreme form of socialism, communism, has the government take over all industries and everyone has an equal working wage.


    DING DING DING! FIGHT!

  9. Military: Your military is VERY important. It basically defends your nation against another military. However, military equipment and tactics are a very diverse topic. You'll have to research them yourself. Sadly, I have not had the time to do some research myself, so this guide won't help you out in that regard. But, scroll down to the Discord Servers or click on it. I'll show you a server you can join and ask two people for help, there.

    However, my recommendation is that until you get your custom made military, that you try to utilize the military of a real life country who shares your similar climate, and hopefully, ideals and culture.

    Something to note: know that you'll also have to research how military units work, because RMB RP's wars are based on modern technology and basic modern warfare tactics. Again, you can ask the two awesome people I mentioned above to point you to guides to build up your knowledge.

There we go! These are things you should make a basic outline of before roleplaying! :D

Before you roleplay, I recommend making sure your nation has something resembling these nine factors: A name, a culture, a location on Valsora, its geography and climate, a population size, a military (with basic equipment and basic troop numbers), an economy, a government, and a leader.




Just like almost any other roleplay, organization, or country in existence, RMB RP has certain rules that one must follow in order to be a successful roleplayer and have fun. The rules were developed by The angel of charit. The rules speak for themselves, but I'll go over the most important parts in order to emphasis them.

**Note: The following rules are meant for Mainstream/Valsora RMB RP only, as the majority of this guide is. To find the rules for other roleplays, ask the roleplay leaders for them! I'll list them later. Now, let's get back to business. ;D

The rule-set can be found right... here!

  1. The first part of these rules are about "Godmodding". Godmodding is basically as the rules define it.

    -Taking control of someone else's characters.
    -Breaking the rules to gain an advantage.
    -Not letting someone respond.

    And as such. Please remember, the consequences for godmodding can vary, but you face high chance of being banned from Mainstream RP just by doing it. So please, don't do it.

    The ruleset also talks about OOC and IC, which I have addressed in the sections above. As a refresher, IC is for roleplay actions, and OOC is for non-roleplay stuff. Try to avoid getting them mixed up! And if you do, no worries. Just try to be more careful whenever OOC and IC situations become mixed up and confusing. :D

  2. The second part of the rules is about "Technology and Weapons". It is pretty simple: any technology that does not exist or exists in a proto-type stage in real life cannot be made for major use (besides mechs, but the usage of mechs is heavily discouraged.)

    Now, another important thing in this section is nuke restrictions. As quoted by the rules: "Nuclear weapons are restricted, and capped at 50 kilotons. [-]Note, restricted in this sense refers to three things. Nuclear weapons must be able to be countered (shot down) they cannot be deployed more then five times in a war, and the size cap [50 kilotons]."

    This means that your nukes cannot be large, and there is a limit to how much can be used in a war. The reason this rule has been set is because nuclear devices are very efficient devices in ending a story, and ending a nation. No one wants their entire nation to collapse into rubble because another roleplayer couldn't handle loosing a war. However, exceptions can be made to this, but you must ask one of the RMB RP Mods before trying to exit the boundaries of nuclear restrictions. Otherwise, you will be godmodding.

    Fun fact: Nuclear weapons are quickly shot down by a defense system set up by the Angel of charit (created in 2019.). So unless you want to waste your nation's money by firing nukes, it is a good idea to follow the rules on this matter!


    Nuclear war is devastating. But [INSERT RANDOM IDEOLOGY] is much more destructive.

  3. Part 3(ALLIANCES) is simple as well. 10 members per alliance, no more. This is to prevent massive alliances locking in stalemates, which effectively kills roleplay for a while. There are no exceptions to this rule.

    That being said, short-term coalitions do not count towards the limit. For example, if 20 nations teamed up to war against 2 nations, it's fine. But if those 20 nations later decide to stay in a coalition after the war, it is not fine. Because at that point, they become an alliance and surpass the limit. But no worries: it's difficult to surpass the limit.

    There are only so many nations! :D

  4. Part 4(GRACE PERIOD) talks about the grace period for new nations. In short, the moment you start roleplaying as a new nation, the timer starts ticking for two weeks. Within said two weeks, no one can attack you in any way or form. You're very safe from harm. The time period is given so that you are not overwhelmed by roleplay, and can get a good gist of what's going down before being thrust into war.

    Note, however, that if you do any sort of war act, you irrevocably loose your grace period.

    In the same vein, if you decide to never engage in a war, then no nation can attack you. However, you must talk to the RMB RP Mods before enacting such a state. Based on the circumstances and your track record, the mods will determine if you deserve an exception.

  5. Part 5(Military, size, economy, resources. WIP) is very straightforward as well. Your military can only make up 3% of your population, including personnel. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule. This is because having too many soldiers would crash any nation's economy, so you would have to have an obscenely gigantic economy to field more soldiers past your population limits, which would be godmodding.

    **Note: Yes, your economy has to be realistic too. If you need help deciding your economy's output, talk to the RMB RP mods.

    Another short thing, RMB RP does not use NationStates statistics. All stats should be coming from you or a roleplay mod, not NationStates. But, if you do choose to base your states on Nationstates', you HAVE to make sure they are realistic. Otherwise, you're godmodding!

  6. Part 6(VOIDING) basically talks about voiding processes. If someone is godmodding in their post, simply tell them that you are voiding that specific part of their post, or their post as a whole. Make sure to show why it is godmodding. If they disagree, bring it up to one of the RMB RP mods, who will solve the issue.

    If you believe that a nation has godmodded too much and deserves to be banned from RMB RP, contact the RMB RP mods. They will deal with the situation. Make sure to provide evidence to back up your case.


    One way to see voiding is that you're throwing what you're voiding into a black hole. Hoping that it will never see the light of day again.

  7. Part seven(MAPPING) talks about the map. In short, it is very recommended to get a spot on Valsora to roleplay. The map is owned by Nova-columbi, but I am currently updating it. Here's the map dispatch (again), for easy access!

And that's it! This should (hopefully), help to prevent you from godmodding in your future roleplays. :D On to the next section!


Wow! You did it, you did it! You read the main part of my guide! Congratulations are in order! But, you can keep reading the rest of the guide if you want... just a suggestion. :P

RMB RP has one active Discord server available for your usage. The link is right... Linkhere. The serve is ran by Angel and, shocker, the RMB RP mods! While a lot is talked about there, RMB RP events do sometimes pop up, and it's a very easy place to each a good portion of the RMB RP community. It's definitely recommended to go here. Check it out!

RMB RP also has a sister discord server available! Meant for TEP Forum Roleplay (which is pretty cool as well), we have our own little alcove of channels there. However, it is not very active, but the community often talks about non-roleplay stuff and hosts VC sessions every now and then. It's very cool! The link for the above server will be right... [url=https://discord.gg/epQSprN]here!

And yet, another discord server... the official Valsora server! Yes, we have a mappy map server, which I think is very cool. :) You can find it Linkhere. In this server, you can, like any other server, chat with others! You can also access an incomplete history of map updates, add to the general worldbuilding of the continent, annnnd give us suggestions about the map!

And last but not the least, the official TEP server! Yes, I know, I know. You want to finish this darn guide and get to roleplaying! But, I just want to make sure you are aware that the East Pacific is not just about roleplaying. There is government, military, and just hanging out! You don't have to worry about it at all, but if you want to become more involved in the future, the link is right Linkhere. You're welcome to join!

**Note: While Discord is a very good program to communicate with others and will enhance your experience, you should always ask permission of your parents. In addition, no 12 year olds or below are allowed on any Discord server, per company policy. Please do not join a Discord server if you are not 13 or older, as you put the entire server at risk of deletion. Thank you!


Discord is awesome, but we all know that the RMB is where it is at. ;D

And now, for the collection of a few resources in-case you don't want to zig-zag!
The Rules:
nation=the_angel_of_charity/detail=factbook/id=1150883

The Map:
nation=zukchiva/detail=factbook/id=1158341

A Resource To Help You Get Started In NationStates If You Wish To Do Other Stuff:
page=dispatch/id=1247163

More resources and servers may be added here in the future. Make sure to check in! :>


So now you've reached the true end to my guide. There is another section after this, but it's mainly for other RMB RP roleplays and forum roleplay. So if you wanted a guide to mainstream roleplay, here you go! This is it...

Thank you for reading this piece of work. It has taken me a couple of hours, but I say it was worth it. I love you all a lot, even if I do not know you. Because guess what? We are all born to be awesome. But sometimes, we need help along the way, which is why I made this guide. So that you all can have help in order to become awesome at RMB RP. ^-^

And, because I love you so much, I'll leave you a list of tips that I've gathered in currently my one and a half year's of experience in this RMB. Please remember, however, that these are personal tips about various subjects, and they may not work out for you. And that's okay, alright? Alright.

1. Do not break your grace period. It is one of the most valuable things you will have as a new nation, because it gives you time to get acclimated and see if you want to stay in the region. Trust me, it is no fun to join and within two days, loose half your claim to your neighbor.

2. When you are trying to make your own unique culture down the road, start with your people's attitudes and their history. The way people view things, even as a group, changes what habits and traditions they follow. And your history can change their attitudes over time as well, so just think on that when you set out on that difficult journey.

3. Don't godmod. Just don't. You will loose a lot of respect in the community if you do. Now, accidental godmod is okay (we all make mistakes, after all), but don't purposefully godmod to the point where you are making everyone start hating you. It won't work out well.

4. Build relations with those nearby you. Especially if you plan on engaging with others in war, do it. Build up alliances and mutual defense pacts. These nations may one day be the deciding force between whether an invader succeeds in invading your nation, or whether he/she even decides to attack you in the first place.

5. Be firm and consistent when dealing with other nations. If you've made a promise commit or own up to it and say you can't complete it. Being hypocritical and being wishy-washy when interacting with others will make you loose reputation OOCily and ICily.

6. Control your emotions. It's very difficult for many people to separate IC situations from OOC feelings. But if you become unable to control your OOC emotions and feel intense anger or sadness, please log off. Don't escalate the situation. And sadly, if it comes down to it, leave our RMB if it means keeping your mental sanity. RMB RP is usually very fun, but it can get pretty nasty at points, so if you feel that you can't take it, then just pack up and go.

We will understand.

7. Listen to the mods. They are experienced roleplayers and are either trying to help you, or the community. Please, try not to place them in a difficult place. Because when you shove someone too hard, they will come back at you harder, and it makes bad situations even worse for everyone.

8. Don't feel bad if no one listens to you nor likes your posts for the first month or two when you roleplay. The RMB ignores newcomers a lot, because many nations appear and then disappear within 30 days. If you stick around for two months or more, then people will start noticing you and liking your posts.

9. The key to getting respect ICily is a mix of IC and OOC actions. OOCily, don't be a jerk and take advice when given to it. If you don't like advice, reject it in a kind and considerate manner. Also, be active a lot (IF POSSIBLE- don't let NS take over your life), and talk with others. Get to know them.

ICily, roleplay with good grammar and capitalization. Try to make your writing flow, and make it the best you possibly can. No one expects you to pump out three 1000 word roleplays a week, but just keep a constant flow of roleplay going.

Doing this, you'll become a valuable RMB RPer very quickly.

10. Try to make roleplay about story-telling. Not about winning or loosing wars, nor solely about gaining or loosing land. If you focus more on the story, then you will have fun way more often than if you treat roleplay like a combat game. And trust me, fearing that you will loose land is sensible, but it will hold you back from roleplaying big time.

So I guess what I am saying is, learn to let go. Have fun. If you loose your land, try to make that into an epic roleplay, full of vengeance and anger and righteousness. Make roleplay fun.

And welp, that's it! Thank you all again for reading this, it does mean a lot to me! Adios, y'all. Hope to see you around. :)

WORK IN PROGRESS, CHECK BACK LATER!

April 3rd, 2019
- Created Original Guide
-added "ABBREVIATIONS", "WHAT IS MAINSTREAM RP", "IC V.S. OOC: AN IMPORTANT DISTINCTION", and "VALSORA: THE RMB RP MAP" sections to guide.
April 4th, 2019
-Cleaned up code from yesterday.
September 13th, 2019
-Fixed some mistakes.
-Added "THE LAW OF THE LAND: RMB RP RULES", "DISCORD SERVERS + OTHER RESOURCES", "THE END AND SOME TIPS".

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1. Click into this dispatch.
2. Click the link to the left that says 4...Valsora: The RMB RP Map
3. Click the spoiler called "Claiming Processes"

Follow da steppos. should be gud I think, but it uses an outdated version of the map but shouldw ork.

The Cult of the Great Cthulhu wrote:“There’s some names best left unsaid...

like that jolly german freak’s...

Faint jingle bells sound throughout R’lyeh

Zukchiva for whenever you get online, what's the time system in the Valsora RP? I have several projects currently running that I need to know when they'll be finished.

Rage Mage wrote:Yeah. If they were canon. Then my healthcare would be bloodletting at best. Soooo yeah...
*Remembers something*
Wait. Lerasi if I make the Phoenixes in the same capacity as The Rage Mage, like not participating or affecting any RPs. Then can they be canon? They’d be like, the scions of The Rage Mage. They’d just live on Rage Mage. But they wouldn’t display any actual magical properties to any one. Everyone who is part of Rage Mage would just see them as an extremely brightly fire colored bird. They’d have no powers. So basically, they have their powers when they are in The Rage Mage RPs. But they are rendered powerless in normal RPs due to them being wiped from memory.

That'd prolly work.

Golbad wrote:like the nation of Brethren? I'm going to be working with Brethren to bring them to the modern age, I could do the same with you

Is that allowed?

Golbad wrote:Zukchivafor whenever you get online, what's the time system in the Valsora RP? I have several projects currently running that I need to know when they'll be finished.

Iirc, one month is one year. And Nova runs the map now, not Zuk.

Wersh wrote:No what? No to telling me who put me in that crate? Or just no in general? I'm trying to get the truth, and you are the closest thing to it I have seen in a while since I was taken to that base by whats her face... um.... Oh, Javaelin.

"..........."
"Doesn't matter. C'mon."

The Death Syndicate wrote:

I think Zuk is one too. But Alger isn't, to the best of my knowledge.

Lerasi wrote:That'd prolly work.

Yeeeee haaaaaww!

Guten Abend every one. How was your day today?

Lerasi wrote:That'd prolly work.
Is that allowed?
Iirc, one month is one year. And Nova runs the map now, not Zuk.

There's no time system. People usually follow real-life time and speed things up/slow things down at their need and whims.

Lerasi wrote:I think Zuk is one too. But Alger isn't, to the best of my knowledge.

Algerstonia as well as I are both moderators.

Zukchiva wrote:
WELCOME TO ZUKCHIVA'S GUIDE TO RMB RP!
**Please note that this guide is unofficial (for now >:]).**




Sooooooo. Welcome to my guide to the RMB! This is a work in progress [WIP]!(It's a tad bit difficult to type so much in a few days, so I need to stretch it out.) I decided to make a guide to RMB RP since the forum rp (more on that later) is getting their own upgrade. So why don't we?

But first, my credentials, so you can choose for yourself whether to believe I can actually write a guide on RMB RP.

I've been a part of modern RMB RP since before its inception around a 1 year+ ago. I was actually a part of RMB RP before that (massive science fiction godmod roleplay.)

I stole (from a free site where you ARE allowed to do so) and updated the map that is the predecessor to the predecessor of our current map, Valsora! (More on that later as well.)

I was once a sort of ambassador from the TEP government to the RMB before giving my post to The angel of charit.

I was selected to be an RMB RP mod until Charity made their rule-set that was adopted by RMB RP.

Fun fact, my favorite Jojo character is this dude:

(Sorry, I couldn't help myself. ;-;)

Now that I've shown you my credibility (or not), you can choose to read on or stop here! I obviously can't and won't judge you for what you decide. Plus, even making it this far is a testament to you being able to stand up to my boring tones and droning words. So kudos to you! Let's get going.

**Note: There will be TLDR; spoilers under each section. It's up to you if you wanna read them only and skip the rest, though if you don't know much about RMB RP, I'd suggest you read the whole guide.

I believe I have enough experience in RMB RP to write a guide about it.




Mainstream The East Pacific Regional Message Board Roleplay is the name for the largest roleplay that occurs in The East Pacific's [TEP's] Regional Message Board [RMB]. This roleplay is what this guide is about, and is what I mean when I say RMB Roleplay [RMB RP]. Other RMB RPs can be found in the "ROLEPLAY ALTERNATIVES", which is at the bottom of this guide.

So, remember, RMB RP can mean any roleplay happening in any region. But for the purposes of this guide, it refers to Mainstream TEP RMB RP.

RMB RP is mainly a nation-based roleplay. Meaning that it deals with the interactions of nations with each other. While it is based on nations, character roleplay is sometimes used to highlight important events, such as diplomatic meetings and in some cases, war. This is because this gives a more personal and detailed outlook on such events.

Character roleplay is basically roleplay describing the reactions of a character to events roleplayed by a roleplayer. These can include a character hurting another character, characters talking to each other, or a character signing a treaty by another character. And it's fine to roleplay as a citizen or a resident of your nation! Just make sure that your character is appropriate for the situation at hand.

For example, you wouldn't want a normal citizen to be leading your nation in diplomatic negotiations. In the same vein, you don't want a bunch of muscular men competing in a women's beauty contest.


If I were you, I'd run.

However, sometimes you will speak as your government instead of through characters. In this case, you talk as you would in any texting application to show your nation's thoughts on certain ideas. Through your nation and characters, you create, you will be able to roleplay on the RMB sufficiently.

Mainstream RMB RP is based around nation interactions, though sometimes characters can be used for roleplay.]




IC is an abbreviation for In-Character [IC]. Basically, IC means ANYTHING that is directly impacting the roleplay world. For example, your nation declares war on another nation. This is an IC action.

OOC is an abbreviation for Out-Of-Character [OOC]. OOC means ANYTHING that does NOT affect roleplay in any way (also known as nothing that is a roleplay post of any sort) is considered OOC. For example, you say "Hello Jim!" to your friend on the RMB, but it is not a roleplay post- it's literally you saying hi to him as human interaction and is not in any way a roleplay action. This is an OOC action.

IC actions should have NO effect on ANYONE in real life. They should not affect anyone's feelings. Of course, we are human beings and end up growing attached to our nations and other nations. That's ok- just try to limit your level of emotion. In roleplay, you WILL, eventually, loose in some way or another. When that occurs, you could become very angry OOCily, and hurt someone else OOCily.


It can really hurt sometimes, even if it's online.

It is extremely important to distinguish an action ICily from OOCily. Not doing so can cause a lot of anger, conflict, and even suffering in some cases. If you are confused about whether someone's post is IC or OOC, ALWAYS ask them what it was. DON'T react, you can cause very needless conflict for a simple mistake.

And even if someone else's post IS OOC, try not to react and log-off if needed. If the nation in question does not retract their statement and/or apologize, tell any RMB RP mod how it affected you and the nation in question will receive consequences.

IC is actions affecting roleplay, OOC are any non-roleplay statements and actions. Be careful to know if a post is IC and OOC, and try not to be angry if someone insults you OOCily.




Valsora is the map for RMB RP! Being ran by Valsoran Cartographers, it's pretty much the official map of RMB RP. While it isn't officially required to be on the map in order to participate in RMB RP, most nations prefer to be on it anyhow. I'll outline the claim process (with screenshots!) to help you make a claim.

**Note: Before you do this, make sure you know what continent you will be claiming on. Claims are based on culture, and you must have realistic geography wherever you place your nation. The continent names and their cultures are shown below:
Nonscio: American and European
Yaestrovakia: Eastern European and Slavic
Araseaos: European, German, and American
Solitas: German
Orientalis: East Asian and Pacific Islander
Unistan: Middle East, South Asian, African, and Arabic
Antarctic: None

1. Open the Valsora map in a new tab. (Click on the dispatch shown below and scroll to the bottom.
nation=valsoran_cartographers/detail=factbook/id=main

2. Open a paint program (Paint.net or Microsoft Paint will work.) I'll use MS Paint.

3. Copy the Valsora map from the dispatch.

4. Paste it onto your paint application (you can use CTRL+V to do so).

5. Select your drawing tool. Make sure it is thick enough to be seen easily but thin enough so it doesn't obstruct your claim. (The smiley face represents the thickness I'm using. You may want to make it a tad bit less thick. No need to send any type of smiley face to Nova, unless you want too. :D)

6. Draw your claim! Keep in mind your culture and region- if you can't remember where the continent is, look to the Valsora dispatch to find the continent map. (I've staked my claim in Unistan for the example. You DO NOT have to put a claim in Unistan if your nation doesn't match its culture as shown in the list above; same for the other continents.

7. Circle your claim! Use a different color than the one you used for your claim. Make sure it's a noticeable color such as bright red.

8. Save your image as a PNG. I'll save my image as "Valsora example claim".

9. Go to any image uploading website (I'll be using imgur.com in this example, but you can use other sites!)

10. IF YOU'RE USING IMGUR, click "New Post" on the top light grey bar near the left.

11. Click "Browse".

12. Type in your image's name in the bottom search bar. (Note that none of the pictures shown is the image I want. That's ok- just type the FULL name of your image in the bottom bar and select the option that matches the exact name of your image (make sure it says .png at the end.)

13. Click the "open" button. Wait for the screen to stop loading (shown by the moving green bar at the top.)

14. Right click the image and select "Open image in a new tab."

15. Click on this: Valsoran Cartographers

16. Scroll to the bottom and click "write telegram."

17. Copy and paste the following message template into the box (Delete anything in {these squiggly things} and replace them with what they say:

Hello! Here's my claim for Valsora!

{Insert URL link from step 14.}.

The claim is circled in {whatever color you chose to use to circle it.}

My nation's name is {Insert nation name.}, and its culture is {insert equivalent of your nation's culture to its real-life culture.}

Hope this doesn't trouble you too much! Thanks!

Alternatively, if you do not know where you wish to be, simply send Nova a claim telling your name, your culture, and that "I am fine with wherever you place me.", and Nova will place you accordingly- no image required in this case.

The RMB RP Map is named Valsora. To send a claim, send Nova-Columbia a picture of your claim with your nation name and its real life equilivant in culture.




Now to the part you need! Nation creation! In RMB RP, you don't need much (If any) nation development to begin roleplaying! However, I would recommend you to come up with these nine simple parts of your nation before you get started. Let's go!

**Note: The RMB RP mods are here to help. Send them a telegram or direct message on Discord if you need them to help you with any of these aspects. Alternatively, I'm available too, and am always willing to help (Or most of the time. Still counts! >:[)

  1. Culture: This is probably the most important aspect of your nation! Your culture is your people's way of life and it will affect basically in your nation.

    It's not necessary as of now to make a totally new culture though. A culture is a massive thing and can't be created in a say by most people. Instead, copy a real-life culture from a country on Earth for now. Don't worry, you can change it later!


    Remember to smile! :)

  2. Name: Your nation needs a name to be identified by other nations and characters. To make one, try looking up names from your general region of culture (Ex: Look up European countries and examine their name structures) and then come up with your own! If you can't, you can search up a random name generator or ask for help from the RMB RP mods!

  3. Location: Your location is a very important aspect. With it, it decides generally who your first allies or enemies are, trading distances, and how your nation will operate militarily in the world. Choose wisely- your nation can and will be affected by it later. (But don't take it too seriously! You can always ask to move if you want, just not often.)

    The above aspects should've been decided when you were making a Valsora claim. If you haven't made one yet, you can continue below. But make sure to send Nova a claim with the previous three aspects! :D

  4. Geography: Your geography influences how your military will act, and how invasions of your nation will occur (if they happen.) It should also affect your population density, a.k.a. how much of your population is in a certain area. For example, mountainous regions can have some people, but generally, they have fewer people than forest regions.

    To find what geography is acceptable at your location, ask surrounding nations about their geography! Alternatively, you can also use an Earth climate map to find your general climate and geography. Your nation's geography needs to be realistic. If you're in an area where it's generally desert and small mountains, you aren't going to be a snowy nation.


    Ah, look at that nature! It's sad that Valsora's biomes are constantly ravaged by war and memes...

    If your nation's wanted geography is not on the continent your general culture is on, then simply put your nation on where you want it geographically. Then say that your nation is a former colony from a nation that shares some of your values. (I.e. if I wanna be a desert Yaestrovakian nation, I'll place my claim in Unistan, but claim that I'm a colony of a long-lost Yaestrovakian nation.) There we go!

  5. Population: Your population decides your military size. For most wars, the more soldiers you can send out, the higher chance you have of winning (but that isn't always true.) To decide your population, you need to look at your location and size. Generally, the smaller you are, the larger your population density is. Similarly, the larger your population, the smaller your population density is.

    Since there are different population densities for every nation (some nations are rural, some are urban), a tiny nation can hold up to as many as 50-60 million people. In the same way, a very large nation can hold as low as 20 million people, depending on where all of its people are. But generally, your nation's population should be around 20 million to 700-800 million, depending on your size and location.

    Location is important because location, as discussed earlier, decides your geography. Your climate and geography are huge factors in your population: if you're in a harsh region, chances are that your population will be much smaller than another nation with a similar size to yours in a bountiful region (like a forest or plains). Be sure to keep this in mind!

    After you decide your population, be sure to send it to one of the RMB RP mods. They will help you decide a more reasonable population if needed and will keep it in store if you wish for them too.

    If you want to see the population of others', look into other nations' factbooks and ask them directly to find their population!

  6. Government: This is not a necessary function to roleplay, but it definitely is recommended. It would be nice to know what type of government your nation is. Dictatorship? Democracy? Theocracy? Monarchy? Anarchism? There are many different choices and each has its own unique set of values!

    You don't necessarily need to decide the specifics of how your government functions now- just describe somewhere (a factbook is heavily recommended), it's basic systems. For example, who is the executive? The legislative? Who deals with the justice of the law? With that, you can roleplay and continue to develop your government!


    Sometimes, heroes take the law into their own hands.

  7. Leader: Your leader is an extremely important aspect of your nation. Many times, you will use your leader to communicate for your nation, whether it be in a meeting or (sometimes) on the battlefield. Like many things, a leader will take some time to develop. But you don't need to worry about that for now... or for a long time!

    Just come up with a name, and then stick with a personality you attach to that name. Now, decide how that person looks. And there you go! You have a leader!

    Keep in mind that while most if not all leaders lead their government in either the most powerful or most known position, sometimes exiled leaders can also represent an aspect of your nation. (Example: The leader of the government represents oppression of the people, the leader of the revolution represents the people's true will.)

  8. Economy: The economy of your nation is not that much important but you should decide it now. It can and will help you to set up roleplays in your nation later. (For example, capitalists rebelling against the socialist government.) There are many different ways an economy can function- so you'll have to research on your own. But for simplicity's sake, here's the two main ones are Capitalism and Socialism.

    Capitalism is where businesses have total freedom from the government. But in capitalist economies, the government does not decide which industries are run completely by the government. It cannot. No taxes, no regulations, absolutely nothing. Obviously, this doesn't really work out in most nations, so most "capitalist" nations really have a large free market, with restrictions set in place to control businesses.

    Socialism is where entire industries are owned by the government. Depending on the nation, this can mean all businesses to only highly essential businesses.The economic tries to make life easier for the people by removing the factor of price, so that everyone gets the same quality in their services. An extreme form of socialism, communism, has the government take over all industries and everyone has an equal working wage.


    DING DING DING! FIGHT!

  9. Military: Your military is VERY important. It basically defends your nation against another military. However, military equipment and tactics are a very diverse topic. You'll have to research them yourself. Sadly, I have not had the time to do some research myself, so this guide won't help you out in that regard. But, scroll down to the Discord Servers or click on it. I'll show you a server you can join and ask two people for help, there.

    However, my recommendation is that until you get your custom made military, that you try to utilize the military of a real life country who shares your similar climate, and hopefully, ideals and culture.

    Something to note: know that you'll also have to research how military units work, because RMB RP's wars are based on modern technology and basic modern warfare tactics. Again, you can ask the two awesome people I mentioned above to point you to guides to build up your knowledge.

There we go! These are things you should make a basic outline of before roleplaying! :D

Before you roleplay, I recommend making sure your nation has something resembling these nine factors: A name, a culture, a location on Valsora, its geography and climate, a population size, a military (with basic equipment and basic troop numbers), an economy, a government, and a leader.




Just like almost any other roleplay, organization, or country in existence, RMB RP has certain rules that one must follow in order to be a successful roleplayer and have fun. The rules were developed by The angel of charit. The rules speak for themselves, but I'll go over the most important parts in order to emphasis them.

**Note: The following rules are meant for Mainstream/Valsora RMB RP only, as the majority of this guide is. To find the rules for other roleplays, ask the roleplay leaders for them! I'll list them later. Now, let's get back to business. ;D

The rule-set can be found right... here!

  1. The first part of these rules are about "Godmodding". Godmodding is basically as the rules define it.

    -Taking control of someone else's characters.
    -Breaking the rules to gain an advantage.
    -Not letting someone respond.

    And as such. Please remember, the consequences for godmodding can vary, but you face high chance of being banned from Mainstream RP just by doing it. So please, don't do it.

    The ruleset also talks about OOC and IC, which I have addressed in the sections above. As a refresher, IC is for roleplay actions, and OOC is for non-roleplay stuff. Try to avoid getting them mixed up! And if you do, no worries. Just try to be more careful whenever OOC and IC situations become mixed up and confusing. :D

  2. The second part of the rules is about "Technology and Weapons". It is pretty simple: any technology that does not exist or exists in a proto-type stage in real life cannot be made for major use (besides mechs, but the usage of mechs is heavily discouraged.)

    Now, another important thing in this section is nuke restrictions. As quoted by the rules: "Nuclear weapons are restricted, and capped at 50 kilotons. [-]Note, restricted in this sense refers to three things. Nuclear weapons must be able to be countered (shot down) they cannot be deployed more then five times in a war, and the size cap [50 kilotons]."

    This means that your nukes cannot be large, and there is a limit to how much can be used in a war. The reason this rule has been set is because nuclear devices are very efficient devices in ending a story, and ending a nation. No one wants their entire nation to collapse into rubble because another roleplayer couldn't handle loosing a war. However, exceptions can be made to this, but you must ask one of the RMB RP Mods before trying to exit the boundaries of nuclear restrictions. Otherwise, you will be godmodding.

    Fun fact: Nuclear weapons are quickly shot down by a defense system set up by the Angel of charit (created in 2019.). So unless you want to waste your nation's money by firing nukes, it is a good idea to follow the rules on this matter!


    Nuclear war is devastating. But [INSERT RANDOM IDEOLOGY] is much more destructive.

  3. Part 3(ALLIANCES) is simple as well. 10 members per alliance, no more. This is to prevent massive alliances locking in stalemates, which effectively kills roleplay for a while. There are no exceptions to this rule.

    That being said, short-term coalitions do not count towards the limit. For example, if 20 nations teamed up to war against 2 nations, it's fine. But if those 20 nations later decide to stay in a coalition after the war, it is not fine. Because at that point, they become an alliance and surpass the limit. But no worries: it's difficult to surpass the limit.

    There are only so many nations! :D

  4. Part 4(GRACE PERIOD) talks about the grace period for new nations. In short, the moment you start roleplaying as a new nation, the timer starts ticking for two weeks. Within said two weeks, no one can attack you in any way or form. You're very safe from harm. The time period is given so that you are not overwhelmed by roleplay, and can get a good gist of what's going down before being thrust into war.

    Note, however, that if you do any sort of war act, you irrevocably loose your grace period.

    In the same vein, if you decide to never engage in a war, then no nation can attack you. However, you must talk to the RMB RP Mods before enacting such a state. Based on the circumstances and your track record, the mods will determine if you deserve an exception.

  5. Part 5(Military, size, economy, resources. WIP) is very straightforward as well. Your military can only make up 3% of your population, including personnel. There are absolutely no exceptions to this rule. This is because having too many soldiers would crash any nation's economy, so you would have to have an obscenely gigantic economy to field more soldiers past your population limits, which would be godmodding.

    **Note: Yes, your economy has to be realistic too. If you need help deciding your economy's output, talk to the RMB RP mods.

    Another short thing, RMB RP does not use NationStates statistics. All stats should be coming from you or a roleplay mod, not NationStates. But, if you do choose to base your states on Nationstates', you HAVE to make sure they are realistic. Otherwise, you're godmodding!

  6. Part 6(VOIDING) basically talks about voiding processes. If someone is godmodding in their post, simply tell them that you are voiding that specific part of their post, or their post as a whole. Make sure to show why it is godmodding. If they disagree, bring it up to one of the RMB RP mods, who will solve the issue.

    If you believe that a nation has godmodded too much and deserves to be banned from RMB RP, contact the RMB RP mods. They will deal with the situation. Make sure to provide evidence to back up your case.


    One way to see voiding is that you're throwing what you're voiding into a black hole. Hoping that it will never see the light of day again.

  7. Part seven(MAPPING) talks about the map. In short, it is very recommended to get a spot on Valsora to roleplay. The map is owned by Nova-columbi, but I am currently updating it. Here's the map dispatch (again), for easy access!

And that's it! This should (hopefully), help to prevent you from godmodding in your future roleplays. :D On to the next section!


Wow! You did it, you did it! You read the main part of my guide! Congratulations are in order! But, you can keep reading the rest of the guide if you want... just a suggestion. :P

RMB RP has one active Discord server available for your usage. The link is right... Linkhere. The serve is ran by Angel and, shocker, the RMB RP mods! While a lot is talked about there, RMB RP events do sometimes pop up, and it's a very easy place to each a good portion of the RMB RP community. It's definitely recommended to go here. Check it out!

RMB RP also has a sister discord server available! Meant for TEP Forum Roleplay (which is pretty cool as well), we have our own little alcove of channels there. However, it is not very active, but the community often talks about non-roleplay stuff and hosts VC sessions every now and then. It's very cool! The link for the above server will be right... [url=https://discord.gg/epQSprN]here!

And yet, another discord server... the official Valsora server! Yes, we have a mappy map server, which I think is very cool. :) You can find it Linkhere. In this server, you can, like any other server, chat with others! You can also access an incomplete history of map updates, add to the general worldbuilding of the continent, annnnd give us suggestions about the map!

And last but not the least, the official TEP server! Yes, I know, I know. You want to finish this darn guide and get to roleplaying! But, I just want to make sure you are aware that the East Pacific is not just about roleplaying. There is government, military, and just hanging out! You don't have to worry about it at all, but if you want to become more involved in the future, the link is right Linkhere. You're welcome to join!

**Note: While Discord is a very good program to communicate with others and will enhance your experience, you should always ask permission of your parents. In addition, no 12 year olds or below are allowed on any Discord server, per company policy. Please do not join a Discord server if you are not 13 or older, as you put the entire server at risk of deletion. Thank you!


Discord is awesome, but we all know that the RMB is where it is at. ;D

And now, for the collection of a few resources in-case you don't want to zig-zag!
The Rules:
nation=the_angel_of_charity/detail=factbook/id=1150883

The Map:
nation=zukchiva/detail=factbook/id=1158341

A Resource To Help You Get Started In NationStates If You Wish To Do Other Stuff:
page=dispatch/id=1247163

More resources and servers may be added here in the future. Make sure to check in! :>


So now you've reached the true end to my guide. There is another section after this, but it's mainly for other RMB RP roleplays and forum roleplay. So if you wanted a guide to mainstream roleplay, here you go! This is it...

Thank you for reading this piece of work. It has taken me a couple of hours, but I say it was worth it. I love you all a lot, even if I do not know you. Because guess what? We are all born to be awesome. But sometimes, we need help along the way, which is why I made this guide. So that you all can have help in order to become awesome at RMB RP. ^-^

And, because I love you so much, I'll leave you a list of tips that I've gathered in currently my one and a half year's of experience in this RMB. Please remember, however, that these are personal tips about various subjects, and they may not work out for you. And that's okay, alright? Alright.

1. Do not break your grace period. It is one of the most valuable things you will have as a new nation, because it gives you time to get acclimated and see if you want to stay in the region. Trust me, it is no fun to join and within two days, loose half your claim to your neighbor.

2. When you are trying to make your own unique culture down the road, start with your people's attitudes and their history. The way people view things, even as a group, changes what habits and traditions they follow. And your history can change their attitudes over time as well, so just think on that when you set out on that difficult journey.

3. Don't godmod. Just don't. You will loose a lot of respect in the community if you do. Now, accidental godmod is okay (we all make mistakes, after all), but don't purposefully godmod to the point where you are making everyone start hating you. It won't work out well.

4. Build relations with those nearby you. Especially if you plan on engaging with others in war, do it. Build up alliances and mutual defense pacts. These nations may one day be the deciding force between whether an invader succeeds in invading your nation, or whether he/she even decides to attack you in the first place.

5. Be firm and consistent when dealing with other nations. If you've made a promise commit or own up to it and say you can't complete it. Being hypocritical and being wishy-washy when interacting with others will make you loose reputation OOCily and ICily.

6. Control your emotions. It's very difficult for many people to separate IC situations from OOC feelings. But if you become unable to control your OOC emotions and feel intense anger or sadness, please log off. Don't escalate the situation. And sadly, if it comes down to it, leave our RMB if it means keeping your mental sanity. RMB RP is usually very fun, but it can get pretty nasty at points, so if you feel that you can't take it, then just pack up and go.

We will understand.

7. Listen to the mods. They are experienced roleplayers and are either trying to help you, or the community. Please, try not to place them in a difficult place. Because when you shove someone too hard, they will come back at you harder, and it makes bad situations even worse for everyone.

8. Don't feel bad if no one listens to you nor likes your posts for the first month or two when you roleplay. The RMB ignores newcomers a lot, because many nations appear and then disappear within 30 days. If you stick around for two months or more, then people will start noticing you and liking your posts.

9. The key to getting respect ICily is a mix of IC and OOC actions. OOCily, don't be a jerk and take advice when given to it. If you don't like advice, reject it in a kind and considerate manner. Also, be active a lot (IF POSSIBLE- don't let NS take over your life), and talk with others. Get to know them.

ICily, roleplay with good grammar and capitalization. Try to make your writing flow, and make it the best you possibly can. No one expects you to pump out three 1000 word roleplays a week, but just keep a constant flow of roleplay going.

Doing this, you'll become a valuable RMB RPer very quickly.

10. Try to make roleplay about story-telling. Not about winning or loosing wars, nor solely about gaining or loosing land. If you focus more on the story, then you will have fun way more often than if you treat roleplay like a combat game. And trust me, fearing that you will loose land is sensible, but it will hold you back from roleplaying big time.

So I guess what I am saying is, learn to let go. Have fun. If you loose your land, try to make that into an epic roleplay, full of vengeance and anger and righteousness. Make roleplay fun.

And welp, that's it! Thank you all again for reading this, it does mean a lot to me! Adios, y'all. Hope to see you around. :)

WORK IN PROGRESS, CHECK BACK LATER!

April 3rd, 2019
- Created Original Guide
-added "ABBREVIATIONS", "WHAT IS MAINSTREAM RP", "IC V.S. OOC: AN IMPORTANT DISTINCTION", and "VALSORA: THE RMB RP MAP" sections to guide.
April 4th, 2019
-Cleaned up code from yesterday.
September 13th, 2019
-Fixed some mistakes.
-Added "THE LAW OF THE LAND: RMB RP RULES", "DISCORD SERVERS + OTHER RESOURCES", "THE END AND SOME TIPS".

Read dispatch

1. Click into this dispatch.
2. Click the link to the left that says 4...Valsora: The RMB RP Map
3. Click the spoiler called "Claiming Processes"

Follow da steppos. should be gud I think, but it uses an outdated version of the map but shouldw ork.

Ok, I think I'll complete the process by tomorrow. Thanks!

Aslaconrad wrote:MARCH ON ALKENWERF

staunch Supporters of the Hohenzollern Dynasty in Aslaconrad have marched on the imperial Palace Today calling for the Abdication of Maximillan Von Habsburg only a few months into his reign as Kaiser

[nation]Kampf Empire[nation]

Osterreich und Ungarn

Österreich condemns the protesters as violent, pushy, and pawns of the regime in Neue Königsberg, while the 7th and 8th armies are ordered to the border for security purposes.

Osterreich und Ungarn wrote:Österreich condemns the protesters as violent, pushy, and pawns of the regime in Neue Königsberg, while the 7th and 8th armies are ordered to the border for security purposes.

*Angry confused sounds*

Zukchiva wrote:There's no time system. People usually follow real-life time and speed things up/slow things down at their need and whims.
Algerstonia as well as I are both moderators.

I thought I read somewhere that one month=one year. Odd.

Zukchiva wrote:There's no time system. People usually follow real-life time and speed things up/slow things down at their need and whims.
Algerstonia as well as I are both moderators.

so then what do I do? How do I tell when my military programs are done? I really don't think nationstates is going to last 15 years

Shavara wrote:Freixa takes a seat. "Now, what kind of meeting brings you here?"

“Well, bit of this, bit of that. I got a couple things on mind but I was thinking mostly a meet and greet. San Sierra’s the best damn ally we could ask for. You’re competent, worth our time, your people are good people, and your trustworthy. That goes a long way nowadays. And so, I figured I’d come myself, see the Government, see our closest ally in person.”

Lerasi wrote:I thought I read somewhere that one month=one year. Odd.

Now that's a big ooof

Lerasi, La xinga, and Theavare

Theondume sighed a heavy sigh as he lay alone in the grass of a planet millions of lightyears from Valsora. The purple star that this particular planet orbited around was setting on the horizon and this valley was the perfect view of that sunset. It was beautiful. Of all the sunsets on all the planets Theondume had seen in this universe, this one topped the list. The next evening, he'd be on another planet. And the day after that and the day after that until the end of the Universe. But that was the future. Theondume stayed here. Now. He didn't have to worry about the future or even the past. The beauty of the sunset was enough for him, at this moment. It was a shame that no mortal would ever see it. In two thousand years, a stray asteroid would ruin this perfect valley. A thousand years after that, a solar flare would scorch the planet. Another sigh. As the sun dipped below the horizon at last and night fell upon this strange world, Theondume sprouted large black feathery wings and flew off.

Lerasi wrote:Theondume sighed a heavy sigh as he lay alone in the grass of a planet millions of lightyears from Valsora. The purple star that this particular planet orbited around was setting on the horizon and this valley was the perfect view of that sunset. It was beautiful. Of all the sunsets on all the planets Theondume had seen in this universe, this one topped the list. The next evening, he'd be on another planet. And the day after that and the day after that until the end of the Universe. But that was the future. Theondume stayed here. Now. Hd didn't have to worry about the future or even the past. The beauty of the sunset was enough for him, at this moment. It was a shame that no mortal would ever see it. In two thousand years, a stray asteroid would ruin this perfect valley. A thousand years after that, a solar flare would scorch the planet. Another sigh. As the sun dipped below the horizon at last and night fell upon this strange world, Theondume sprouted large black feathery wings and flew off.

suddenly a magic space neko shows up and uwuifys him

(joke btw)

Fried chicken shall be a default.

Grossvietnam, Lerasi, and Remnant of america

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