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Tips: 0.25 INK Postby LukeShepherd on Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:59 pm

I am interested in the link between roleplaying forums and strategy games, for example Medieval-Europe.eu in which the roleplaying forums are associated with in-game events and characters, but not quite like MythicReign.com where the RP forums are unrelated to the strategy part of the game.

I like science fiction as well as medieval fantasy. I am also interested in storylines that feature the interplay between religion, science, reality, belief and alternative political systems. I am an aspiring writer, but never have enough confidence or skill to get my ideas written down in a coherent form. My day job is a software developer and data scientist.

As well as the two games already mentioned, I have also played some non-RP strategy games such as Hyperiums.com, LastKnights.com, Project-Terran.com and HighDescent.com. A long time ago, I used to play tabletop RPGs such as D&D, which in some ways isn't proper roleplaying at all, more like a kind of wargaming.

I am a fan of Dr. Who, Blakes 7, Sapphire & Steel, Star Trek, Star Wars, Andromeda, Outlander, The Man in the High Castle, and similar TV series. I also like medieval novels such as Cadfael.

In terms of personality, I am an introverted, highly sensitive empath, with a hint of autism and low self-esteem.

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Re: Aspiring writer

Tips: 0.25 INK Postby LawOfTheLand on Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:43 pm

While I'm certain that some concepts can transfer over, I'm not sure if a link exists as such. But you're right in that D&D grew out of wargaming when a decision was made to pull the focus in on individual characters.

As for storylines that involve the interplay between political systems, The Multiverse has everything you're looking for, as it's pretty much the only place on the site where so-called "nation roleplay" is practiced. Check out the groups page at universes/the-multiverse/groups and find one that looks interesting!
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Re: Aspiring writer

Tips: 0.25 INK Postby lostamongtrees on Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:13 pm

Ooo welcome! I too love strategy games, and especially love how In Character activity and organization can lead to larger scale conflicts, events, and overall shenanigans!

Going to go ahead and second a referral to The Multiverse. If you're interested in how small-scale plotlines can especially impact the greater Universe they exist in, character driven story, the potential for epic battle, as well as quests and a myriad of interactions...yep, The Multiverse!

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Re: Aspiring writer

Tips: 0.25 INK Postby Remæus on Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:10 pm

LukeShepherd wrote:I am interested in the link between roleplaying forums and strategy games


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