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Title: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 25, 2009, 08:15:43 pm
Government RP Thread (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15637.0)
Government RP Wiki (http://ladympire.com/wiki/index.php/Government_rp)

Hey everyone, if you haven't already, take a look at Guidelines for Role Playing at Gaming Steve (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=9398.0)! This is a basic rundown of what and what not to do while RPing. Read it carefully. Disruptive patrons will be asked to leave.

I tried this new RP almost a year earlier and was able to get through several turns before inactivity took its toll. I was thinking about bringing it back and because it's not a spore RP i figured i would place it here to open it up to more people. Here's the earlier thread (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=8506.0) i was talking about.
There are several things i'm going to try different though.

Overview
After years of separation and general destruction the human race has managed to unify under one general government known as the "Human Republic". But of course this was a huge undertaking and the general setup of the government is still under debate. Currently only one major organization, the Human Senate, has been created and the populace still needs to decide which representatives they wish to send to this new government. This is a truly open assembly.
All former political parties are now powerless as their constituents now consist of the entire world rather than the country they were once limited to. It is the perfect time for new political policies to enter the playing field, a perfect time for taking power.


Setup
-You are part of a small political party that has been behind the scenes for several years. Recently you were able to rise up the ladder and have been chosen to lead your party into new heights of power.
-Create a party and a character that leads your party.

General
There are five major classes that the population is split into.
Upper Class
Upper-Middle
Middle Class
Middle-Lower
Lower Class

In order for your party to be successful you must really focus on only one of these classes rather than a generalization that attempts to cover all three. Population distribution will be posted later along with the percentage of wealth each class controls. Just remember this, even though the Upper Class has very small actual votes, they control a majority of the wealth. And even though the Lower Class has huge numbers (votes) at their disposal they hold little real value. It would not be wise to shun either of these parties exclusively. Lack of wealth or lack of votes can be a bad thing for a party's health. Choose the right balance.

When creating your party you must include the following information:
Name:
Economic Standing:
(Choose between 0%-100%, 0% being free market and 100% being command economy)
Social Standing: (Choose between 0%-100%, 0% being free rights 100% being controlled rights)
Party Leader: The name of your party leader.
Leader Description: Any information you want to share about your party leader.
General Information: General information about your party and anything else you want to add.

Rules
-Each party is allowed to propose bills that will then be voted upon by everyone. There is a limit of only 1 bill on the voting floor at a time. Any more and it gets too hectic.
-This new Human Senate has been created with only 500 seats allowed. Elections will be held periodically.
-All sorts of diplomacy is allowed between parties and characters. It can be either up front or behind shady doors. Its up to the players.

Bills
In the event of a proposal, each creator chooses which way their party votes. In general all of the senators follow exactly what the party leader says. So if you have control of 30 seats and you vote in favor of a bill, 30 votes will be added for that bill.

 251/500 votes are needed for the passing of a bill.

The general layout should look like this:
Name:
Body:
Redrafts:*

*This contains any changes mentioned by another party and agreed upon by the party proposing the bill. There can only be one change per bill announcement.

Elections
Every once and a while (specific time period is not known at this point), there will be elections that determine the representatives to popularly elected government institutions (only the Human Senate at this point). Think of me as the public. I will determine which votes go where which will put certain parties in power. Anything you want the public (me) to see post in one of these topics. If not, then keep information secret. Declarations my parties can either be positive or negative.

Current Parties
The Caretakers (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg664081#msg664081)
The Machinators (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg664240#msg664240)
Party of the Ongoing Tree (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg664427#msg664427)
The Socialist Party (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg664470#msg664470)
Econoriks (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg664686#msg664686)
Equilibrium (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg664695#msg664695)
The Cole-Bert Coalition (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg664700#msg664700)
Democratic Order of Mediocrity (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg664714#msg664714)
The Techno-Utopians (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg665184#msg665184)
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Josasa on January 25, 2009, 08:16:06 pm
Elections
1st Election (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg664635#msg664635)
2nd Election (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15637.msg664763#msg664763)

Bills
Current Bill
Supreme Court Judges Nominations/Approvals
Candidates
Joseph B. South
Anton Andreev
Dane B. Montaigne
Richard N. Kenian
Rhaklian J. Muhanan
Jake Larson

Accepted Bills
Rejected Bills
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Josasa on January 25, 2009, 08:16:28 pm
Demographics

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Brandonazz/GovernmentRP.png)
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Raz on January 26, 2009, 03:15:22 pm
Name: The Caretakers.
Economic Standing: 33%
Social Standing: 0%
Party Leader: Martin Black
Leader Description: Martin was born into a low-to-middle class family slightly over thirty-two years ago. He was an extremely successful man in school, and eventually the military of his country looked into recruiting him. He was almost totally shocked at how much money he had been offered to join the military, and quickly took it, mostly because he thought he could escape his ramshackle home. He developed weaponry technologies for a period of years, until he talked too much about his views on how things should be run in government. Someone very high level ended up hearing, and Martin was almost immediately out on the streets, lucky to not have been 'silenced'. After nearly seven years in the military, he could barely adjust to street life, usually unemployed, and almost homeless. However, one day Martin decided that he had enough, that he would succeed, and succeed in politics. He ran first for lower level positions, until eventually reaching the position of governor of his state. At that point, the Human Senate was formed. Martin, ever ambitious and intelligent, founded his own party made up of many poor followers that he had accumulated over the years. He called this party the Caretakers. He, and his followers, would represent the lesser peoples of the world.
General Information:  The Caretakers control a great mass of Lower Class citizens, usually utilizing their votes in often under-handed ways. However, they usually will not bend when it comes to increasing the prosperity of the Lower Class, even if it means redistributing the wealth from the Upper Class. They support a regulated economy which is mostly a free market, but know that deregulations leads to busts. There are also rumors of money coming from illegal operations, though no proof has ever been found of these.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 26, 2009, 08:52:02 pm
Name:The Machinators.
Economic Standing: 93%
Social Standing: 98%
Party Leader: Vladimir Kirillov
Leader Description: Vladimir Kirillov (known to members of his party as A-KIRILLOV) was born into an upperclass family in what is currently Russia, yet still had a rough childhood, primarily due to abusive parents.  Inspired by the politics of his hero, Josef Antonov, he set out to create a system in which emotions no longer had any meaning.  He sought to send society through a series of stages concluding with a stage in which humans would be radically different from what they are now- more efficent, but soulless.  He tought himself to be charismatic in his early twenties- not because he actually found it an important skill for his beliefs, but because it increased the rate at which he gained followers.  By the current time, he managed to make his party take up 15% of the world population, and nearly 70-80% of the Moscow area.  As he has aged, he has replaced body part by body part with equivelent machine parts, trying to be ahead of them all.  Actually, a bit under 20% of his body is no longer organic.  Some others high in the party have acted similarly.
General Information:The Machinators intend to send the human race through a series of stages.  Though some levels of information of these stages are avaliable to the public, only those high in the party know of other details that are being laid out.
Stage 1:Roots
This is the stage that the party is currently in.  They are trying to become one of the two most populous parties.  Their members are encouraged to reproduce, and in some cases even clone themselves.  They are also encouraged to spread their beliefs to others.  This stage is expected to last several decades to a century, if successful.
Stage 2:Reform
In this stage, government policies would be reformed to remove choice from the individual and make the government slowly become more and more prominent until the individual has hardly any choice.  This period is expected to last 1-3 centuries, if successful.
Stage 3:Machination
In this stage, rebellions will truly be squashed.  All humans will be part by part transformed into robots, including the government itself.  Though at first it will seem as if everyone is becoming machines, it will be one large machine eventually, spanning the planet.  This stage is expected to last 5 centuries to a millenium, if successful.
Stage 4:Ubermachination
Of course, the machine is trained to do something.  It will slowly destroy everything organic about the earth, smashing nature and making the whole planet one, large computer system.  This period is expected to last several milleniums, if successful.
Stage 5:Growth
The machine will be programmed to determine how to spread to other planets.  This stage will last for as long as the machine lasts.  Eventually, the machine will spread across galaxies, cold, calculating, and ensuring that no aliens ever let emotion get in their way either.

In the mean time, they support the following stances:
Anti-abortion for party members, pro-abortion for those outside the party (they're anti-life, but anti-choice also.  in the mean time, it's better if there are more of them and less of others.)
Pro-Corporations- but slowly, as the corporations grow fatter they will grow into the corporations, parasitically taking their assets and by the end of Stage 2 destroying them.
Pro-welfare- but only if certain conditions are met (ie being a party member)
Pro-public schools- they want to smash the private school.  They only want one place to send children to educate them.
Anti-gay marriage for party members, pro-gay marriage for those outside the party (see abortion)
Anti-net neutrality.  Actually, scratch that.  Just Anti-internet.  They'd prefer to turn the damn thing off and replace it with a public government news network.
Pro-censorship.  See net neutrality.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Detoxicated on January 27, 2009, 10:41:11 am
Name: Party of the Ongoing Tree
Economic Standing: 50%
Social Standing: 0%
Party Leader: Peabody Snoocherkat
Leader Description: Long hair, a "third-eye" tattoo, headband, rock music and silky clothing would be the main facets of Mr. Snoocherkat's appearance. He was born by a single hippy mother and quickly learned the ways of sharing and loving. He strongly believes that the middle class should be the only class existing, and therefore he tries to uplift lower class members, and eventually wants to abolish the upper class.
General Information: The party wants to abolish environmentally unfriendly production techniques, and mainly save the environment, but they allow all forms of expression as long as you don't hurt anyone else with it. E.G: They allow the usage of drugs, and the production of it, but they do not want the distribution. Furthermore they're strictly against war
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 11:21:20 am
About how many players until it starts?
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Little on January 27, 2009, 12:04:24 pm
Name: The Socialist Party
Economic Standing: 30%
Social Standing: 20%
Focused On: Lower Class, Lower Middle Class

Leader Info:

John Elder was born into a middle class family. He lived in a nice home and got good grades. His career path was medical, and for the final term of medical school, he went on a training trip with WorldWide Doctors(WWD) to Bolitis. The stunning poverty he saw there made him resolve to help people everywhere, so he dropped out of medical school a week before his finals and started a political party. Originally just him and a few friends discussing the world's problems in a smoky bar, it morphed into a social movement within his home country of Indetia. Gaining members by the thousands, the group's burst onto the political scene were two events that would shape the party forever.

The first organized group effort was a massive fundraiser for aid and WWD to Bolitis. The party raised over a million dollars in grass-root funds, mostly from door-to-door and Internet donations. The money was sent to the masses in Bolitis, and several members who went there in later years saw their wealth distributed to the poor to start businesses, gain medical care and begin an education. Early videos were brought back, and among a night of partying and celebrations, John and his friends congratulated themselves for helping the world.

The second event was a protest against the government of Indetia for cutting all aid to third world countries by 50% for budget cuts. The protest degenerated into a riot when the governor made a statement claiming that the countries didn't need the money anyways. Over the course of three days, five thousand Socialist Party members blew up several expensive cars, lit multiple sections of the luxury district downtown on fire, and severely beat several members of local law enforcement. Over a thousand party members were arrested the day after, John and his cohorts included. He served three years for arson, assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, and inciting a riot. His sentence was lowered by the judge, who had said, "Your doing the right thing, just not in the right way." John served his sentence, but while in prison, he earned a degree in law and began reorganizing the party when he left prison. The movement went worldwide two years before the Human Republic, and now has roughly ten thousand volunteers and members. John is charsmatic, and intends to lead his party to the Senate.


Party Info:

Goals
Gain Senate Access(Short Term)
Support for the lower class(Short Term)
Tax cuts for middle class(Medium Term)
Tax increases on upper class(Medium Term)
Equality for all regions of the world(Long Term)
Unify the world in peace(Long Term)
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 12:07:39 pm
What are the party attitudes towards other parties?
The Machinators hate the party of the ongoing tree for loving life.  They couldn't care less about the socialists or caretakers, seeing them as more political threats than idealogical ones (despite having completely incompatible goals)
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 27, 2009, 12:34:44 pm
Shall I take the place of Stark Raving Loony?
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 12:40:26 pm
You don't have to take anyone's place.  There are still open slots I think.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Brandonazz on January 27, 2009, 12:47:31 pm
Name: The Socialist Party
Economic Standing: 30%

That number can't be right.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Doomsday on January 27, 2009, 12:52:06 pm
Name: The Socialist Party
Economic Standing: 30%

That number can't be right.

Why not? It's not a Communist party, but a Socialist one.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Brandonazz on January 27, 2009, 12:57:03 pm
That's only a regulated economy. There is a good chunk between 30% and 100%.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 27, 2009, 01:48:12 pm
You don't have to take anyone's place.  There are still open slots I think.

Stark Raving Loony is a political party made of basicly whackos.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 01:50:50 pm
Ah.  I thought you were accusing my party of being stark raving loony, and saying that you should replace me.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: /lurk on January 27, 2009, 02:36:15 pm
You don't have to take anyone's place.  There are still open slots I think.

Stark Raving Loony is a political party made of basicly whackos.

Quilted toilet paper in public lavatories is not wacko. >:(




Of course that's the only one of their policies that I can actually remember, so you might be right after all.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 27, 2009, 02:37:46 pm
You don't have to take anyone's place.  There are still open slots I think.

Stark Raving Loony is a political party made of basicly whackos.

Quilted toilet paper in public lavatories is not wacko. >:(



Of course that's the only one of their policies that I can actually remember, so you might be right after all.

They also suggested Pet passports. Then the governemnt took it seriously. :P
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Little on January 27, 2009, 03:52:31 pm
Updated my post with party relationships. Will there be more parties before we start?

Will parties be allowed to splinter?
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 03:53:20 pm
The Caretakers will be forced to vehemently fight against you Machinators. Anyone who calls themselves the Machinators is obviously both evil, and crazy. We don't need to update with party relations at all. That first post is our party description itself.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 03:53:56 pm
Splintering-probably.
More parties-near definitive.  I know I'll update relationships with every new one.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 03:55:13 pm
No. No. No. No. That first post is just about your party. Josasa didn't say to put your party relations in it.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 03:55:50 pm
Yeah, I mean I'll post after everyone posts their party what my party thinks of it.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 03:56:45 pm
Really we might include our standings toward other parties in our every RP post, like at the bottom.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 04:27:10 pm
Alright, glad to see more people jumped on board.

@Grangan, all that information about the different 'stages' is unnecessary.

Also, you don't need to include the specific issues and your stances on them just yet. Eventually debates will come up in the current events section, calling for the parties viewpoints on these topics.

I think its about time to start the elections with these few parties. Remember, because this is a political scenario it is possible to create your own party and jump in at any time really (although if there are too many parties at one time i may bar any new parties from forming).

And yes, it would be fine if parties split into groups although i wouldn't want one person controlling multiple parties at one time.

If you feel the need to post party relations go ahead, but its not necessary. In fact, it may be in your best interest to keep that information secret for now, depending on how you wish to be seen to the public. Think of it this way, i'm the public and you are the party leaders. Only post the information that you want me to see, otherwise keep discussions between the separate players. PM me if you want to ask any questions too.

I'll be posting election results soon (in a few minutes).
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 05:04:14 pm
1st Election Results

The Caretakers- 156 seats
The Machinators- 34 seats
Party of the Ongoing Tree- 140 seats
The Socialist Party- 168 seats

Other- 2 seats

As you can see it was pretty close all around although the Socialist was able to pull ahead because of their influence within the lower classes as well as a small influence in the middle class.
Everyone else really aimed for the lower class and had to fight over it.

Now that this election is over the party leaders are able to propose a bill. It would be a good idea to stick to your political ideals while trying to morph it somewhat to bring in more followers.
Also, because this assembly was created in order to establish a true government, there should probably be several bills proposing new seats of government to be ratified by the Human Senate. But its really all up to you.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 05:14:04 pm
Vladimir Kirrilov made the announcement.  "I would like to propose a bill that will help ensure that our nation of the world will have a brighter future.  This bill is called the Worldwide Educational Committee Proposal.  I hope you all read and accept it."
Worldwide Educational Committee Proposal:
Henceforth, the government is to establish a committee consisting of sixteen people, to be voted on simultaneously with the senate, in charge of education.  All towns with a population of 5,000 or more must have at least one government-sponsored school.  Non-government schools must pay a special tax of 5% of all tuition fees plus $10,000 and must follow regulations voted on by the Education Committee.


The Machinators have begun releasing political campaigning aimed at the higher class.

---
Relations:
The Caretakers:Caution
Party of the Ongoing Tree:Disgust/Minor Caution
The Socialist Party:Caution
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 05:16:30 pm
We, the Caretakers, believe this bill to be satisfactory for the creation of a structured human government.

Bill for the creation of Three Branches

We propose that we create three branches of government, which shall be the Executive, Legistlative, and Judiciary. All of these branches will have checks and balances on each other.

The Executive shall be headed by a Council of Five. These five split up the power of the Executive branch, and must have a majority of agreement on a particular action. They will have the 4/5ths agreement to veto a bill, and 3/5th agreement to approve a bill.

The Legistlative shall be made of one House. This House will be the Senate, currently known as the Human Senate.

The Judiciary shall have a Supreme Court, with 13 Judges instead of just 9. These Judges shall have their position until they die, and must be voted in by the other Judges, while first winning the majority nomination in the Senate, and the Council of Five.

---
We don't agree with the Worldwide Educational Committee Proposal, and vote against it.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 05:19:38 pm
Alright because of proximity, i'll reserve the next voting spot for Razonatair's bill. Other than that i won't create queues.

I just added a bill 'fillout' form when proposing a bill, although you both did a good job of creating yours.

When voting, post your party's name and whether you vote Aye! (in favor) or Nay! (against), or if you wish to suggest an alteration then do so.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 05:20:42 pm
The Machinators vote NAY! to the creation of three branches.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 05:20:50 pm
-Boo. We shouldn't be voting on such a menial thing as schools when we still lack a structured government. Such issues can be taken up later.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 05:27:31 pm
-Grah. Into character.

Martin stood up, " Vladimir Kirrilov, we haven't yet established a structured government. It is my belief that structuring the government takes precedent over schools. I politely request that you withdraw your bill, so that the focus can be upon ours. And, as you have voted Nay to the bill, what fault can you find with it? " Martin sat down, waiting for an answer from Vladimir.
Title: Re: Government RP
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 05:35:57 pm
"Quite simply, I think that schools are important because our future is dependent on our people, and a thinking man, though potentially dangerous, pushes us into the future far quicker than a working man.  Schools will accelerate the rate at which working men become thinking men."
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 05:41:31 pm
Went ahead and moved my last post.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 05:41:45 pm
Few changes. Two more classes added to create more diversity as well as an entirely new thread for in character posting.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 27, 2009, 05:42:05 pm
*Interrupts* Senators, it seems you are arguing in the back halls of the Senate Building again. Perhaps you should head to Forum.

*Points out that Josasus is changing this to the OOC (Out-of-Character) thread*
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 05:43:01 pm
Grah. Get your stuff right fast, Josasa. I'm keeping the Low focus on the Caretakers, but that sudden class changes can be very sudden. A little more warning next time, eh?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 05:46:21 pm
Yeah i understand. Sorry about that.

I figured that only 3 classes would create a somewhat two party (possibly three party) system, but with 5 classes its possible to actually support 4 parties. And general demographics will change with time, some classes will lose influence (or even population depending on economic situations). Getting a bit ahead of myself though.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 05:55:53 pm
It still says three major classes.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 06:04:26 pm
Hey everyone, if you haven't already, take a look at Guidelines for Role Playing at Gaming Steve (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=9398.0)! This is a basic rundown of what and what not to do while RPing. Read it carefully. Disruptive patrons will be asked to leave.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 06:05:47 pm
Do we really have a villain here?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 06:07:31 pm
Not that i see, i was just reminded that everyone should probably read those guidelines.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Flamester_ on January 27, 2009, 06:09:09 pm
If I can still join.

Name:
Econoriks
Economic Standing: 60%
Social Standing: 80%
Party Leader: Joeseph Arding
Leader Description: Joeseph Adring was born into a Upper-middle class family, in Australia. He lived a easy life, becoming popular with many people due to his parents standing and his natural charisma, though his parents expected great things from him, and often punished him for anything less then perfection. Onto college he decided to pursue political interests to spite his parents that wished to become a doctor. His parents upon learning this disowned him, this cost him most of his friends, and troubled him economically as he could no longer depend on his parents wealth, though he was supported by the large about of scholarships he earned. Graduating top of his class he quickly ascended through the system after becoming governor of a small city, now controlling his own party he plans to become a major contender.
General Information: The party want to, through controlled rights and a influenced economy, completely remove the lower class population by having then climb up the ladder to middle class. They plan to influence the economy so that the natural troubles from a free economy such as lack of food raising the price, as well as avoid the inherent negativeness that a controlled economy brings. They plan to control rights to make sure that the only people that can be free have earned freedom.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 27, 2009, 06:21:16 pm
Name: Equilibrium
Economic Standing: 80%
Social Standing: 40%
Party Leader: Aleksandra Hayate
Leader Description: Aleksandra was born to diplomats and thus spent most of her life travelling. Visits to underdeveloped nations and cities jarred with her comfortable upbringing in embassies and expensive hotels. Though feeling the plight of impoverished labourers, she admired their simple and often romanticised lifestyles, but also took great comfort in her own upbringing and education. Following in her parent's footsteps she toured the world as a translator and embassy worker before eventually breaking into global politics with the formation of her up and coming Equilibrium party.
General Information: Equilibrium seeks to maintain the culture of the most and least wealthy worldwide while compromising on the maintenance of the middle classes. Both the very rich and very poor get massive benefits under the Equilibrium system in the form of low taxes and additional perks, with the middle classes footing the bill. As such, social climbing or degradation would be extremely difficult under the Equilibrium's ideal system, at least from the positions of the society's most and least wealthy. The poor are in little danger of starvation, but must be content to keep their means low if they wish to continue enjoying low taxes while the ultra rich have an incentive to continue earning a great deal.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 06:22:57 pm
Opinion of Econoriks-Willing to, at least temporarily, team up with them, until the goals start majorly conflicting
Opinion of Equilibrium-Shaky.  Mild fear.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 27, 2009, 06:24:37 pm
Oh this is sick, im campaigning for the next elections now.

Name: The Cole-Bert Coalition
Economic Standing: 0%
Social Standing: 10%
Party Leader: Christopher Cole
Leader Description: Christopher was born a rich lad, he was raised to be a politician. High school class president, captain of his swim team, one of the top graduates of his college class, Christopher was book smart beyond belief, and a dirty player as well. He wasn't afraid to bribe or back stab to make things go his way. He has little remorse or mercy for his political opponents, but outside of the political ring Christopher is a charming lad who likes to have fun and joke around. He often is heard saying "I don't let my political life influence my 'real' life", showing he thinks of politics as a game that he must beat. His friend, Steven Bert proposed to him that they begin their own political party and take the Human senate by storm. Christopher happily agreed, only if he could be the leader that is. Steven obliged and thus here he is, leader of the Cole-Bert Coalition.
General Information: The Cole-Bert Coalition stands strong on the idea of a free market. They believe the government should have no control over private enterprise. Thus, they obviously favor the Upper Class and the Captains of Industry much more than the working peasants. As with a free market they believe the government should have minimal control over the lives of its people. They don't think the government has a right to control people, merely steer them in the right direction, thus they want the government to intervene occasionally, just not everyday, and not on everybody. They would have literally no business restrictions, and little union support. They are fans of freedom as well. This is, the Cole-Bert Coalition.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 06:27:19 pm
Opinion of The Cole-Bert Coalition:Laughable.  Does not fear at all.  Intends to quickly and easily demolish, perhaps through false scandals.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 27, 2009, 06:40:17 pm
Name: Democratic Order of Mediocrity (aka D.O.O.M)
Economic Standing: 55
Social Standing: 45
Party Leader: Baron Baron Von Victor, III
Leader Description: Once a leader of a small region in a small country, Baron is both his name and his former title. Growing up in the mountain region of a small nondescript country, young Baron quickly grew to be popular with his people. Whether this was the influence of his despotic father, or sleazy harlot of a mother is not known, but it is widely believed that indeed he was popular. Why else would people send him lovely burning bouquets of roses? Being the son of a noble family has afforded him the best in education. He is one of the richest people in the world, despite his former-country having been so small. He managed this by working the old stock markets, and getting into the "P.I.M.P" business. He is a person of fine moral upstanding, but is not afraid to "smack a 'ho" or grease the political wheels with "funding". He is a very average person, physically. Average height, average hair, and average eyes.

General Information: The D.O.O.M Party favors balance, and establishing of a system a system that works towards evening out the social landscape. They favor the distribution of basic necessities to the middle class, such as food, clean water, and midget house cleaners. D.O.O.M is a party of the masses, it just so happens those masses tend to be the middle classes who are easily swayed by empty promises, the promise of no more reality TV, and well conducted commercials between airings of the hit TV shows "I wanna sell out, compromise my moral integrity, and fade into obscurity!" and "When Midgets Attack V: The Bloodening".
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 27, 2009, 06:41:28 pm
Thats 8 parties, woo.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: /lurk on January 27, 2009, 06:43:41 pm
Economic standing: ??%
Social standing: ??%
Party leader: Blakely Lurkington aka "The Lurker" aka "The Lurkinator" aka "BLAKE-7", Independant
"Leader" description: Pro wrestler turned politician, THE LURKINATOR is guaranteed a seat in the Senate by his legions of loyal fans turning out to vote. Unfortunately his lack of patience for long-winded speeches (which is every speech in the Senate) and inability to agree with any other politicians on, well, anything prevent him from using his popularity to further any particular political agenda. Or perhaps that is fortunate?
General information: "THE LURKER makes decisions from the GUT! GRAAAH!" *Turnbuckles a nearby Senator*




Yyyyyyeah my only excuse is that it's 2:45am.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 06:44:56 pm
No.  Just no.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 06:48:42 pm
You can control the 2 "other" people that are currently in the Senate.

The Three Branches Bill has Failed!
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 27, 2009, 07:00:34 pm
Propose bills in the other topic.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 07:02:05 pm
Yes, also only one bill at a time. I will also limit it that one party cannot propose two consecutive bills.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 27, 2009, 07:04:58 pm
Oh, damn. Should I take down my bill?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 07:05:35 pm
If you could just to cut down on confusion. But you should keep up the 'no' vote if that's what you decide.

EDIT: Sorry Little, this is moving faster than i thought!
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 07:33:44 pm
Try posting a placeholder before you write up the bill so you still get first.


-Also, not everyone is getting to vote.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 07:36:22 pm
True, but if 200 people vote no, it cannot be passed since 301 cannot be reached.

Also, sorry about this reelection thing, but because of the large number of people joining now, i figured it wouldn't do to keep them waiting too long.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 27, 2009, 07:41:02 pm
I suggest that no further parties be allowed in. Our once good amount of power is likely to get divided up quickly. At the least, the last bill should pass since both the Socialists and the Caretakers support it, before the elections occur again. Otherwise, we acheived nothing.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 27, 2009, 08:03:46 pm
The new bill is intended to keep the senate safe, and the guards would be neutral, so :D

Just a precaution.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 27, 2009, 08:12:12 pm
New election results have been posted. The total number of parties at any given time has been set at 8. If you wish to have an ariticle posted in the Current Events section (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15621.msg663815#msg663815) then PM me and i'll post it within that thread.

Remember, large bills normally won't be passed because they generally specialize and lose support from the different parties. Pass small sections at a time and befriend other political parties. You can't pass bills by yourself.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 28, 2009, 05:52:52 am
Hey, just a thought, to make things easier, under the Current Parties tab, can you put the name of each forum member next to thier respective parties to keep some people from constantly searching the post if they forget.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 10:41:15 am
If Detox doesn't post in the government RP at some point today, I say his party's Senators be divided up between the other parties, since inactivity is not good for the RP.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 02:41:54 pm
I was next. Whatever. We'll vote on EropS bill. But I claim next spot.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 28, 2009, 02:49:06 pm
you've already got to propose stuff. You should give the new guys a chance :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 02:50:15 pm
I'm proposing an actual government. We lack one.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 28, 2009, 03:00:51 pm
Aren't we by default a republic?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 03:02:47 pm
I propose a real government. With actual branches. Not a temporary Human Senate. Human Senate is such a bad name too. I still hold that Detox's party be dissolved. He's too absent.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 28, 2009, 03:06:42 pm
Oh, one thing, I still got Bert. :D
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 03:09:53 pm
Oh, Josasa has notified me that Hasiri is to be our 'Media'. I'm not sure how it's going to work though.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 28, 2009, 03:19:51 pm
Reporters, interviews, etc?

Maybe?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 03:20:45 pm
Vote on new bills if you see them?  :P

No, I mean, if we'll PM hasiri the info or what.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 28, 2009, 03:25:44 pm
Oh, are we ever going to like, go home from congress after some time so we dont have to be around at like, 3 am in order to not miss 2 pages of legislation?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 03:26:43 pm
So should this last bill convene the Senate? We need a Bill Limit Per Day.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 28, 2009, 03:34:43 pm
Haseri will be our HRN media person. You can PM him information (such as articles or whatever you want really) and he'll post it along with some comments from the HRN. They may be biased, they may not. It's really up to him. If you want to PM me the info too, i can forward it to him. Articles like these can help boost your influence.

One big thing though, do NOT make up any events that affect voting processes, members of other parties (unless it has been agreed upon by the leader of that party), or major happenings. Try to keep it about your party and what it's trying to do to further your political agenda.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 03:35:37 pm
What of the bill limit?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 28, 2009, 03:43:49 pm
Its quite possible although i'll hold off on that for now.

Other news, i posted the bills on the gamingsteve wiki in order to conserve space over here. This link is included in the 1st post.

Government RP Wiki (http://ladympire.com/wiki/index.php/Government_rp)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 03:44:30 pm
Alright, also, how many times per year does the Senate meet? Because I don't think any entity like that has ever met every day.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 28, 2009, 03:46:55 pm
I'm not sure i want to keep a realistic time scale here. I may decide that after every 5 bills proposed there are new elections or something like that.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 03:48:40 pm
What about behind-doors meetings?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 04:13:34 pm
Inspired doodling.

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Brandonazz/Doodle.png)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 04:18:48 pm
Lol... We don't have anyone named Joseph South.  :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 04:21:57 pm
Just assume he is some guy from my party or something. He has a D next to his name, and his face looks like an abstract painting. I think Baron would like the guy. ;) :-p Still... it's a nice doodle. I kind of pictured the building as an Octagon with a raised center stage section, from which a series of screens arouse. I'll see if I can sketch out what I imagine in a bit. A lot going on at the moment.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 04:23:37 pm
Whooo. Structured government FTW. All the votes tallied up equals 269, the three branches revised edition passes...
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 28, 2009, 04:29:46 pm
How about each party picks a different party animal/color?
The Machinators take offense to such a concept of animals, and thus their animal is a robot and their color is gray.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 04:32:01 pm
Since the bill will pass, how will we handle the election of the President? Will it be random?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 04:34:06 pm
Maybe the Media and Josasus can work on that... we senators can nominate members from our partys and control them like puppets.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 04:35:20 pm
Yeah maybe. So, go ahead and post Doom, since the bill will pass anyway.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 04:50:15 pm
Done. Sorry about that. A lot going on at once. >.>
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 04:53:12 pm
I kind of pictured the building as an Octagon with a raised center stage section, from which a series of screens arouse. I'll see if I can sketch out what I imagine in a bit. A lot going on at the moment.

More like this two minute sketch?

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Brandonazz/Rush.png)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 04:56:51 pm
Yea... with the leaders having a small section/microphone/podium at the front. That's pretty much exactly like I thought of it. Since we are limited to 8 parties, it was just a way for me to keep it organized.

Edit: Razon... if you want to stay and listen to the Machinators and Cole-Bert Coalition, you can. My guy is out of the room so he'll be mostly unaware of this information until later.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 05:00:05 pm
Cool.

But now that the office of President exists...

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Brandonazz/AdviceDogTemplate.png)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 28, 2009, 05:01:41 pm
If I win that button will be labeled "Mass Machinization".      >:)


You know, I think I'm becoming the villain.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 05:02:50 pm
You were the villain the moment you wanted to make a machine that destroyed all organic life.

Though, in politics, everyone is the villain.

And at Brandon, Its the President of teh frikkin Planet.  :P Har.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 28, 2009, 05:03:07 pm
I think your becoming the laughing stock, :D

Oh, my nomination by default is Steven Bert.


How long is the meeting going to take? I am thinking we will be reconvening Friday right? To allow all these backdoor and personal meetings some time to pan out.

(Have a swim meet tomorrow so I wont really have a chance to be hugely active)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 05:14:25 pm
It'll take as long as it needs and depends on who is on.. but at the very least we need to slow this down a little so more people get time to vote. I'm trying to type out a post now.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 28, 2009, 05:21:02 pm
Yeah, we won't reconvene until Friday (possibly Saturday depending), that should give us some rest. Nice job on passing the government bill, now this will be very interesting.

On the Presidential Elections, they will be the same as the Senate although i may create a 'primary' that cuts out those candidates that don't really have a chance.

Also, because this new bill calls for the Judicial Branch, no further bills we be accepted at the reconvening of the Senate until it is decided which judges get into the Supreme Court. After that is all decided we should be able to move on. This could lead the creation of a load of more prominent characters as they are run through the Senate to be approved.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 05:36:23 pm
Then I suggest we open this up to more participants. People who want to run for a Judge Position or President, although Senators will be able to nominate presidential candidates from their party.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 05:37:29 pm
I think others running to be a Judge is fine, but leave the Presidents to the Parties.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 28, 2009, 05:43:29 pm
That's very possible. If anyone wants to become a judge then they're more than welcome to. I am wondering though, how will we fill up 13 slots?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 05:44:07 pm
Each Party gets one Judge, and the rest get taken by other people? And tell Grangan to take his nomination down. I don't think now is the time.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 28, 2009, 05:45:27 pm
When a judge gets elected we find someone to be them?  I know it would feel more like politics to me if not only did my party disagree with people, but it agreed with other people internally.  It would help the feel if there was another person also playing the part of part of my party.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 28, 2009, 05:46:07 pm
Whooo. Structured government FTW. All the votes tallied up equals 269, the three branches revised edition passes...

So, basically, identical to the current US system.

Way to make the non-us citizens feel out of their depth.  :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 05:46:44 pm
No one wants a Worldwide Parliament.  :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 05:47:15 pm
I would have voted against it if I had a party.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 28, 2009, 05:48:32 pm
Don't advance this too fast. I still need to do my ad campaign and announce my nominee. I need to eat/study. Back in around 3 hours after half an hour.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Neoadept on January 28, 2009, 05:48:43 pm
Are any senate seats going to open up any time soon?  Failing that, could I get in as a lobbyist?

Or maybe I could get in as a judge by appealing to both the Machinators and the socialists.



Name:  The Techno-Utopians
Economic standing:  20%
Social Standing:  15%
Party Leader:  Theodore Ulten
Leader Information:  Theodore, Ted to his friends, was like many Trans-humanists, swept up in Vladamir's speeches and apparent interest in improving the human race.  But, as time went on, it became clear that the party was not being led to their ideals.  As it turned out, artificial organs did not make him one of them.  Still, he seemed to be their best hope for changing the future in their favor, so they stayed.  At least until the Senate was created and it became clear that he had a very Authoritarian streak.

It was at this point that Ted led a group to splinter off of the Machinators and create the Techno-Utopian party.  Charismatic and devoted to the cause, he quickly rallied support for the party from other technology oriented groups, expanding the party well beyond the relatively small trans-humanist movement.

General Information:  The Techno-Utopian party is devoted to improving human life through the use of technology.  From life extending replacement parts, to towering space elevators, the party endorses any and all scientific advancement that could conceivably be used for the betterment of mankind.

On a smaller scale, the party supports education, enormous research grants, health care, and the freedom of information.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 05:50:20 pm
Ho Hum. Lobbyists. Never really thought about them. But, I know we're at the 8 party limit right now.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 05:51:31 pm
If they get in, they'll take at least a third of the (nominally) socialist party's electorate with them.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 28, 2009, 05:54:13 pm
Awww...

That would make me a weak party  :(
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 05:55:33 pm
Which reminds me, I forgot to post this here.

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Brandonazz/GovernmentRP.png)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 28, 2009, 05:57:11 pm
Have you considered the effects on ME?  If I'm going to be a villain, I have to be an actual threat, something I'm working on.  This would utterly destroy me.
Anyone in the techno-utopian party would have their artificial organs self-destruct before he could splinter so far off.  The Machinators don't want to help nor pretend to "improve" the human race, they want to "replace" the human race.

I'm to the right?  I never would have guessed.     :P   I thought my characters were rather far to the left, even if I was to the right.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 06:01:03 pm
Grangan, your idea of a party is terrible.

Sorry.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 06:01:37 pm
Not stupid, utterly insane. The Machinators are amusing, at least.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 28, 2009, 06:01:50 pm
OBJ.? That's new to me, whats it stand for?

Also, personally i enjoy Machinators and their liveliness.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 06:02:21 pm
Objectivism.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Neoadept on January 28, 2009, 06:03:12 pm
Yes, because joining a party gets all of your organs tagged with self destruct mechanisms.  That is not how parties work.  :P

Brandon, maybe that lower right side should be Libertarian instead of objectivist?  Objectivism is a philosophy, whereas Libertarianism is a form of government.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 06:04:38 pm
I was going to, but it uses that on the social freedom scale.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 28, 2009, 06:04:50 pm
Not neccesarily by that method, but what I'm implying is that if you get deeply into Machinatorism, and then begin to think in an utterly different way, your lifespan will be severely limited, to the point at which you will not be able to form a new party.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 28, 2009, 06:05:18 pm
No one wants a Worldwide Parliament.  :P

Hey I don't want a two-house parliamentary system either (though come to think of it the idea of commons and lords gels quite well with the Equllibrian party line) since its an RP we could push the boat out and try some crazy new system rather than just copying an existing style of government :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 06:06:09 pm
And have it fail like Communism?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 28, 2009, 06:07:20 pm
What I was getting at with my education bill was just a senate with a sub-senate for each subject.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 28, 2009, 06:07:41 pm
And have it fail like Communism?

What could possibly cause it to fail? Its a made up fictional situation ::)

Not to mention that communism isn't a flavour of democratic government, its a type of government in itself.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 28, 2009, 06:07:55 pm
I was actually kind of hoping you would try a new system such as possibly adding a new branch or even rearranging it so that it was different. But it is up to you guys. After the next election (which will determine a lot) there will be some new events/crisis that the government will have to respond to. Should get interesting.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 28, 2009, 06:08:44 pm
Hurray!

Save it for tomorow evening  :D
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Neoadept on January 28, 2009, 06:09:20 pm
They weren't deep in, these people joined it only because they thought is was their only shot at getting the laws they wanted passed.  When an alternative opened they just had to check a different box on their driver's license applications.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 06:09:35 pm
It's hard to think of a 4th branch.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 28, 2009, 06:10:11 pm
I say there should be another vote where all people who think we should copy an existing government aren't allowed to.

Or at least act like that last bit never happened and be a little creative?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 28, 2009, 06:11:50 pm
Hurray!

Save it for tomorow evening  :D

It might be a bit longer than that. This can be a period where everyone can RP outside and develop their characters more as well as conduct deals between parties.

@ Neo: Sorry, but we are at an 8 party limit although yours will be ready to replace any other party that falls out of the race (if you are still willing to participate). At this point though you can create several characters to be run through the Senate for positions in the Judicial Branch, as we are opening that up to new people. Create a character bio and when the Senate does reconvene they can determine whether or not they want you in the Judicial Branch.

Its all up to you.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 06:12:11 pm
Well, nothing is set in stone. Those events could cause a major restructure. It's a temporary solution on a problem that wasn't gonna get solved otherwise. To much bickering about useless stuff. Let's just assume that since no one opposed them, The Machinator party is Senate Secretary. As for Speaker of the Senate, I was thinking that could go to either the Socialists, Equilibriumists or The Caretakers after the election. Let's just assume that my party had it this time, and that it will shuffle between the next 7.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 28, 2009, 06:13:10 pm
I think some of my character's already have personality  ;D
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 06:14:08 pm
How about order of joining? Since I think D.O.O.M. was last, it goes to the Caretakers.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 28, 2009, 06:14:46 pm
Je suis mange moi dinner, et la etudie pour moi exame.

Au revoir, pour maintenant.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 28, 2009, 06:16:18 pm
It's hard to think of a 4th branch.

I actually created a 5 branched system in which the figureheads of the 7 major religions acted as part of the government (even though this is a combination between state and religion). I just thought it would be funny to see the Pope, Caliphate, and the Dalai Lama (among others) discussing political issues.

Another branch could be legal documents themselves that are described as 'The Law'. But that wouldn't be changing much.

Another branch could be a small council made up of Class Representatives that solely push the needs of their respective demographic.

And yet another could be a council made up of those corporations that produce the most wealth (and provide the most jobs) to help determine how to stabalize the economy.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 28, 2009, 06:17:45 pm
That would require like, 3 topics really.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 06:17:56 pm
Je suis mange moi dinner, et la etudie pour moi exame.

Au revoir, pour maintenant.

She is going to eat dinner and study for her exam.

Goodbye.

I believe that's how it goes.

Anyway, I think 3 branches is enough.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 28, 2009, 06:18:03 pm
I like that idea because I was second.     :)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 28, 2009, 06:31:31 pm
Je suis mange moi dinner, et la etudie pour moi exame.

Au revoir, pour maintenant.

She is going to eat dinner and study for her exam.

Goodbye.

I believe that's how it goes.

Anyway, I think 3 branches is enough.

I think three branches is too much. One branch was good enough for the Romans and its good enough for me :P

Note: I am being facetious
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Neoadept on January 28, 2009, 06:33:43 pm
Rome also had an executive branch, but the senate was allowed to murder it.  :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 28, 2009, 06:38:07 pm
Ha
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 28, 2009, 06:38:36 pm
Rome also had an executive branch, but the senate was allowed to murder it.  :P

the system worked.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 06:39:02 pm
Razor. Who are you talking about? Elder?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 28, 2009, 06:40:13 pm
Elder, yeah.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 09:40:22 pm
Grangan says: Pretty sure this fits the PG-13 forum standards... I went to a pretty good length not to be explicit... and I did it for a plot reason too.

No Off-Topic conversations in topic please.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 28, 2009, 09:41:40 pm
???
Since when have I been Grazony?
And I'm assuming from the fact that you edited just that out that I did succeed at making it PG-13?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 28, 2009, 09:42:10 pm
Ten bucks says they come back as machines  ;D

The murdered hookers would be a prefect thing to place on Vlad!  :D
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 28, 2009, 09:43:44 pm
Kind of why I bothered to make the post.
I note though that I doubt it will be the end of the Machinators.  Loads of scandals have never ended either of the current political parties, even when they happened to the main leaders.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 28, 2009, 09:52:07 pm
True, this is a.. well it's sort of a game, so it doesn't need to follow real life. I mean I somehow drove a thousand miles away in a limo with a ninja on the roof. That's realistic how? You did just made it that much harder for us to place any harder crimes on you. Killing a few hookers is nothing to a politician. It gets rid of your character, but not your party. We were trying to destroy your party. Well we won't find out about it until later anyway. We are in a meeting, and since none of us placed guards/spies around you. We have to figure this out for ourselves.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Haseri on January 29, 2009, 08:34:27 am
What was said a few pages ago was correct. I am indeed the media. If anyone has anything they want posted, interviews, political broadcasts, etc, they can request it into my daily broadcast.

HRN control all media outlets. To stop public uproar, HRN put out several different news stories at once. The idea stemmed from the fact that 'it's what you want'. From a special menu that comes free with you buy the HRN upgrade for your cable or satellite reciver, you can choose what stories you listen to and in which order. Only want sports? Or economic news? Maybe just the weather? It is supported by ads between each module.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 29, 2009, 02:05:36 pm
How do interviews work? Do you provide a list of questions? Do we exchange? Or is it 100% Fabricated?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 05:13:46 pm
I believe we need a total 'particide' of the Machinators. I don't understand how the hell they even came to exist.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 05:15:57 pm
I am the goddamn villain.  I do goddamn villainy.  Yes, this makes me evil.  That is because it is my role.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 05:16:39 pm
A near impossible role. Not to worry though, we'll weed out and destroy every one of you if need be.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 29, 2009, 05:20:05 pm
I was trying to excuse myself from the Conversation, Grangan. I had things I wanted to get done tonight because I have work in the morning tomorrow. If I don't get them done soon (including this Medieval Character), I'm not getting them done until tomorrow. Besides, how did your character get my character's personal cellphone number. You never had anyone look into me or my background, let alone perform illegal actions into finding out my contact info. I'll let that slide, but just pretend you get a busy signal? I was gonna have Baron email you when he returned from the bathroom.

Grangan, there are no villains in this RP. It's politics. In politics, we are all villains to the other party. Even if we are "political allies" we work to best the other. Your party is a party of douches. No offense, and not to be mean, but it could really use some work. We can let a lot slide, because there is a lot about the world we don't know, but more and more your characters/parties are getting worse. I'm not trying to be mean, but the only way you'll get better and learn is if people tell you these things.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 05:22:20 pm
In PMs with Josasa, he said that though everyone is a villain, I have become more of a villain than anyone else.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 29, 2009, 05:22:44 pm
Grangan, stop it.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 05:29:25 pm
Eh, the Machinators are more of a huge target than anything else.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 29, 2009, 06:01:12 pm
In PMs with Josasa, he said that though everyone is a villain, I have become more of a villain than anyone else.

I said, the special case with you is that everyone thinks your the villain. This doesn't give you any special properties.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 06:03:40 pm
I've even designed a bill decided to strip all machines of any official rights. The next logical step is to strip cyborgs of their rights.  :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 06:20:20 pm
Could everyone please stop picking on me?
Thanks.  I thought I was doing a good job until suddenly some people started complaining about me here.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 29, 2009, 06:22:25 pm
Could everyone please stop picking on me?
Thanks.  I thought I was doing a good job until suddenly some people started complaining about me here.

Grangan, here's the thing. We don't need a villain. Everyone already fills that position. Stop thinking that you are the only villain.

The only thing you are doing is making sure that your party will lose power because of its outrageous policies.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 06:23:56 pm
I would fix that, but you were the one who stopped any bill proposals.
My next bill would have been rather reasonable and agreeable.  The only reason I can imagine someone voting against it is that they hate the Machinators and don't want a single bill to pass.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 29, 2009, 06:24:28 pm
Realistically, nobody but the deranged or the half-machine would vote for the party. They'd be kicked out the senate before they could even vote.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 06:24:58 pm
hate the Machinators and don't want a single bill to pass.

Dead on.  :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 29, 2009, 06:50:20 pm
Everybody, keep it calm. Grangan is trying, we can give him that. His party is a bit loony, but that's acceptable. He hasn't made any major mistakes.

I did much worse at my first RP attempt  :)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 06:51:14 pm
I still consider the possibility of an armed Caretaker-Machinator conflict to be very real, so long as the Machinators remain insane.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 06:52:28 pm
I'm going to try to transform them from "Non-dangerously but obviously insane" to "subtly but dangerously insane", which was my original vision".
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 06:53:29 pm
Yeah, well, you're going to be gone for a while if it's a few weeks.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 29, 2009, 06:55:47 pm
And the assassination gives you the perfect chance.  ;D

The Socialist Party used to be dangerous.  Very dangerous ;D
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 06:57:09 pm
What do you think would be best for making my party better?  Assassination or scandal?  Or scandal during which he is assassinated?  Or assassination after which he is discredited when a scandal is discovered?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 07:06:43 pm
-Different post.

I think direct assassination would be the best bet to force the Machinators to shape up or get out. It would send the best message.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 29, 2009, 07:10:31 pm
It would send a message, but you have to think about it from the Population and a PR point of view. There is a reason politicians don't go around plotting assassinations anymore, and it has nothing to do with the law.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 07:12:29 pm
And? There are seven other parties. Not to mention the fact that they all hate the Machinators. Connecting it directly to any one person, or party, would be impossible. It might even be a single person with a grudge against the Machinators, seeing as how they are definitely insane metalheads.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 29, 2009, 07:13:44 pm
I like the Machinators.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 07:14:50 pm
What can the Cole-Bert Coalition do about it if Vlad dies? Really nothing. I don't see why anyone would even join their party.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 07:15:10 pm
I think the problem with assassination is that people who are neutral to or just sort of dislike the machinators will feel sorry for them if one gets killed.  I think that the assassination of Robert Kenneddy actually increased the number of Democrats.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 29, 2009, 07:15:38 pm
nothing, but it will be a really, really nice political boost for us.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 07:16:54 pm
Maybe the Machinators need more power to be more a threat. Maybe this entire assassination plan is something to designed to strengthen them. Maybe I actually agree with Machinator views. You never know.  :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 29, 2009, 07:20:40 pm
No, i do know. You havent liked them since page 4, no way its been a trick. :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 07:22:51 pm
That's what you think, eropS.  ;)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 29, 2009, 07:34:42 pm
That's what you think, eropS.  ;)

Yeah, it was since page 1!
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 07:37:01 pm
Eh, alright, it was really just a joke.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 07:37:29 pm
Or so they think.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 29, 2009, 07:38:22 pm
John just wants the Machinator Seats. Will the ad I did have any effects at all, or no?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 07:39:50 pm
Tis fine.  I'll be firing back with an ad of my own soon.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 29, 2009, 07:47:30 pm
I'm planning an interview and maybe an ad. I just need to figure out how these Interviews work.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 29, 2009, 07:49:09 pm
Yeah, I'm gonna do an interview when I figure out how they work.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 29, 2009, 08:25:21 pm
This should also include my own candidate as well.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 08:26:25 pm
Just confiriming that I do indeed intend for Vlad to get killed.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 29, 2009, 09:09:24 pm
Well i created several characters just for the hell of it and thought i should post them here. There main role would be candidates for the judge positions (since there are 13 of them and that's a lot new characters to write). Well here they are:

Name: Dane B. Montaigne
Bio: Born amidst the chaos of the Great Unification in Marseilles, France. As a young man Dan showed great promise wtih his schooling, even going so far as to be moved ahead two grades in his earlier years of education.
Two years into his college career of studying law, France was drawn into the war. Fearing that a draft would be imminent, Dane emigrated to the U.S.N.A. where he was able to acquire his law degree at Harvard.
After several years of practicing law and dealing with various scum, Dane applied for judgeship and slowly developed a career in international law.

Name: Richard N. Kenian
Bio: Orginiall born in the former state of Texas, Richard and his family moved to Brazil in the early part of the 21st century. Upon graduating from high school he was drafted into the Brazilian Army where he experienced combat in several theaters. During his tours of duty he was given several legal cases in which he was successful at defending his clients.
After an honorable discharge he continued practicing law with a very promising record. At the creation of the Human Senate he decided to attempt becoming a judge for the Supreme Court.

Name: Rhaklian J. Muhanan
Bio: Rhaklian was born in the former State of Israel. As his mother often told him, she remembered an explosion scaring Rhak into taking his first breath after being born.
Throughout his life he grew up amidst the Middle Eastern conflicts along with the Great Unification later in his life. His college career was based on engineering and he studied throughout the former nation of Germany.
During his engineering career he designed several prominent buildings throughout the former U.K. and Dubai. Even though he was successful he went back to school to get his Masters Degree in law. Upon graduating he quickly applied for judgeship in international law.

I'm not exactly sure what will happen with these guys, as it seems unfair that the moderator would control judges within the government. If anyone can think of a better use for them feel free to take control.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 29, 2009, 09:17:11 pm
Any particular party affiliations or are the neutral?

USNA? United States of North America?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 29, 2009, 10:05:06 pm
Name: Jake Larson
Bio: Born into a wealthy family in the country of Indetia. He got good grades in school, and went to the European School of Law entirely on scholarships, something his father would brag about. While he graduated top of his advanced placement class and with special mention from every one of his professors, he felt his life seemed empty. He would drive in a Porsche and see homeless people sleeping under the freeway on his way to work. While doing work at a small law firm, he became convinced his life was going to be nothing but work, and went to look for a way to help those in need. He found the early Socialist Party, which was at that point little more then scattered ideas. Jake became a key member because of his spirit and financial support. While their movement grew, Jake began to forsake the greedy lifestyle his family lived.

A defining moment in Jake Larsonís life was when the Socialist Movement (the early name of the Socialist Party) raised the money to donate to needy people in the third-world country of Bolitis. He went door to door, and saw the kindness and generosity of which people would help those less fortunate. Jake became passionate about his cause, and when the fortune they had raised through hard work was rendered a pointless gesture due to the government cutbacks on aid, he proposed a peaceful protest. The other members agreed. They gathered at the Ministry of Foreign relationships, five thousand strong, and protested. When government officials openly dismissed foreign aid, Jake was enraged.

The second defining moment in Jake Larsonís life was when he took a beer bottle that was filled with gas out of his coat, dipped a cloth into the bottleís gas and stuck it in the neck. He lit the end and hurled it through the Ministry window. The police ran forward with pepper spray and batons, so Jake fled. He avoided arrest, and laid low for a few weeks. When he resurfaced, most of the Movement was in jail or underground. He joined a small political party a week later, and decided to wait.

During the Great Unification, Jake left Indetia when the economy collapsed, and fled to what was formerly known as France. He left when France fell into civil war, and fled back to an economically devastated Indetia. To his great surprise, John Elder had been released and was re-establishing the Socialist Movement as a legitimate political party. Jake was elevated. He quickly joined the establishment efforts, and two years later, they had formed a massive web of contacts and locations around the world, each location a part of a local charitable organization. They recruited from the places where they could rely on finding good people, and went worldwide.

When the chaos of the Great Unification ended, the Human Republic was formed and Jake saw the opportunity to take the Socialist Party goals of improving the world to a whole new level. Jake gained one of the Senate seats the Socialist Party had won, and now has decided to run for judge.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 29, 2009, 10:20:19 pm
Name:Anton Andreev
Bio:
Anton graduated from Greater Human University with Straight As and majors in Law and Engineering.  He was particularly interested in "psuedo-social technoorganisms", and was in the class also containing Vladimir Kirrilov which was the birthplace of Machinatorism.
During the War of Unification, he fought for the unification, steadily rising in ranks.  He eventually became a 3-Star General and was important in capturing the USNA Capital, which would later become a major city in the Human Republic.  At that time he forgot about Machinatorism, as it drifted into the world background.  After the Human Republic formed, he was contacted by Vladimir Kirrilov about the forming party of Machinatorism.

Anton always was rivals with Vladimir and would do anything to kill him, discredit him, or otherwise get him off the stage.  Though they are both Machinators, they disagree.  Vladimir is for the pushing of pro-machine values today, so that part of the machinazation will be done even before the world is overtaken.  Anton, however, has decided that it is best to wait until the world is the Machinator's before beginning the Machinization.  Nevertheless, Anton has a brain implant that increases intelligence.

He had a cameo role in the film A Gear in My Heart, a Machinator semi-propaganda drama.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 30, 2009, 02:14:42 pm
No candidate

We going to reconveen soon?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 30, 2009, 03:09:10 pm
I have off tomorrow and I have a lot of things to do for this game, so I'm ready to restart late tonight or tomorrow.. just let me get my Candidate Bio and stuff prepared.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 30, 2009, 03:21:57 pm
I'll leave that decision up to you guys. At this point there are no bills, but there are all the judges that need to be sorted through. This will be big stuff though, just keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 30, 2009, 04:31:14 pm
Step one of my Master Plan (IE First thing completed on my List of things to do):

Design a Flag and Logo:
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m163/OpDDay2001/flagprelim2.png)
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m163/OpDDay2001/SmileyLogo.png)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 30, 2009, 04:38:54 pm
Had an idea for getting another player in.
Like Haseri is the media, make a new player some major corporation.  We need several to be more realistic.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Neoadept on January 30, 2009, 04:53:58 pm
I did raise the Lobbyist option at one point...
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 30, 2009, 04:57:21 pm
Wait, we need to determine who was at war with who. I don't like the idea of this supposed USNA being the villain in the war.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 30, 2009, 05:00:00 pm
There was a war?  ???

I thought the Great Unification was just world collapse.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 30, 2009, 05:14:57 pm
It was various things. Josasus has hammered something out. For the most part, Grangan's post is largely non-canon. The was a war, but it started with India and Pakistan. This is how he summarized it:

Quote
<Josasus> general growth of the world, mainly BRIC
<Josasus> then, due to growing populations and lack of resources war breaks out between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir Regions
<Josasus> Iran, and the middle east back pakistan and declare jihad on non-islamic populations
<Josasus> israel is inevitably drawn in
<Josasus> the USNA responds to this (but strangely not the India-Pakistan)
<Josasus> pakistani militants are able to pull an atomic bomb into New Delhi (because of mountainous terrain
<Josasus> it detonates killing roughly 1 million people (# subject to change)
<OpDDay2001> BRIC?
<Josasus> world enraged
<Josasus> Brazil Russia India China
<OpDDay2001> Ahhh
<Josasus> yeah
<Josasus> UN, hoping to stem nuclear war off, backs a nuclear attack by India on islamabad
<Josasus> they believe that India will do it no matter what so they hope that by endorsing only one, it will keep the nuclear detonations at 2
<Josasus> it is successful, but the UN falls apart

<OpDDay2001> Russia approved that?
<Josasus> but does that make sense?
<OpDDay2001> Yea
<OpDDay2001> Except Russia or China would attempt to veto in the Security Council.
<Josasus> i would say that Russia has been democratized (in a larger way than it is today)
<Josasus> yeah
<OpDDay2001> Assuming we let China in sometime in the future
<Josasus> yeah

<Josasus> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRIC
<Josasus> this is happneing now
<Josasus> i would think that diplomatic ties between BRIC would be strong
<Josasus> they want to become the larger power than the USNA EU combo
<Josasus> so they back their ally India because it has been wronges

<OpDDay2001> Ahh makes sense...
<Josasus> so its believeable?
<OpDDay2001> So... basically.. the world, except for certain instances, progresses in completely the opposite direction as ours.
<OpDDay2001> Like Russia becoming more Democratic.
<OpDDay2001> >.<
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on January 30, 2009, 07:18:38 pm
Quick heads up, tomorrow about 11 - 6~ CST im out of here for a rather long swimming invitational.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 30, 2009, 07:41:52 pm
B- Are you sure that my party is towards the right?  I mean I know I am but I think my party is more towards the left.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 30, 2009, 07:44:28 pm
The left right is based upon your economic veiws.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 30, 2009, 07:45:39 pm
Oddly, I agree with my overall placement but not left-right placement.  I agree that my party is Fascist, but Fascism doesn't seem to the right to me...
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 30, 2009, 08:03:25 pm
Fascism is an extreme Right position (please capitalize Right and Left when using them for political discussions please, as I almost tore Grangan a new one for contradicting himself). I suppose it's an extreme position in it's own right, but most Fascist Regimes are to the Right.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Brandonazz on January 30, 2009, 09:08:33 pm
Please use 'its' when using it in the possessive form, then.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on January 30, 2009, 09:23:07 pm
The history with a much needed revamp. Thanks goes out to Dooms and Little!

Quote from: The Great Unification Wars
At the beginning of the 21st century, a truly global economy came into view, as jobs shifted from continent to continent. The stage was set for huge economic growth in of several countries around the world. As mentioned by several keen observers, the countries of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) underwent several decades of intense growth as the necessary democracies came into place and international trade barriers were lifted, allowing for easier trade. In turn, this all lead to labor specification and it looked as though humanity was on track to an uplifting future.

But as the way things worked out, all good things come to an end And they did, in a magnificent fireball on the morning of June 17th. London, the financial center of the world, went up in a giant mushroom cloud at the hands of a religious extremist group. While it is still unsure from where they were able to obtain the nuclear weapon, many believe it was obtained in Russia.

The ensuing widespread chaos and panic nearly ripped the world apart. The UN was dismantled as many countries and the general world population had lost faith in their capability to obtain and ensure world peace. The nations that formed the European Union, following the actions of the UK, closed its borders and left in disregard the economic and political reforms that had taken years for them to establish. The world entered a severe recession and general depression as the many different nations entered periods of isolationism.

Following these events, warlords throughout Africa and the Middle East stepped up their military actions in attempts to gain more power without interference from the usual world powers. As things heated up around the world, the newly created USNA, formed from the former nations of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, stepped in and attempted to curb the rise in violence. While there was some success to their actions, the largest military power in the world got caught up in the occupation of almost 1/5th of the world. This drained their resources and manpower while consolidating their enemies against them, rendering them unable to aid the countries that needed it.

During this occupational period the rest of the world continued through the depression. Those areas hardest hit economically were the former Soviet satellite states like Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, and Indetia; most of the European continent; and newly developing Latin American countries. The regions of Southeast Asia, South America, and parts of the former Russian Federation suffered the worst in terms of violence. Several brutal wars erupted throughout these areas, killing millions and drawing more and more countries into conflict...
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 30, 2009, 10:42:31 pm
Preg tests can't be silver Grangan.  ::)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 30, 2009, 10:43:20 pm
Not in normal people    :P
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 30, 2009, 10:43:52 pm
It's physically impossible for them to be silver. They're not made with silver in mind.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 30, 2009, 10:44:53 pm
I can't tell you why it turned silver because it would give away something that I intend to reveal later.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 30, 2009, 10:45:43 pm
Funny how it's a chemical-based test, in which the only possibilities are red or blue.  ::)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 30, 2009, 11:35:41 pm
Grangan, to quote the Robot Devil: "Your characters lack subtlety!"

You are not being smart. You are not being clever. Your not even properly hiding your intentions. From the very beginning, it was fairly obvious what you had intended. Changing how a real world object works with question marks and an expletive, does not a writer make. I'm not trying to be mean, I mean I am being mean, but I'm not trying to be. You have to understand, you aren't smart. You aren't hiding anything, and you are ticking people off. It's not even your party or your character that is the problem. As "meh" as they were, it's how you RP them that is the problem.

Look at my character. He should be a joke. He should of been ran out of town countless times by now, but I play him in such a way that he fits the story. He seems out of place, but if people bothered to look, Baron only gets really inane when he's planning something. It's relevant to the story. Your party, your characters, and the story you are trying to force on us don't fit. That is why people are on your case. That's why we were trying to kill Vlad and dismantle your party. It's not because you are the "villain" but that you made yourself our highest target because as long as you are around we can't play properly.

Now, I'm saying all this (against my better judgment) because you will not learn until someone spells it out for you. You are not helping the RP in any other way then making sure we have someone to pick on besides each other. It wouldn't have to be personal if you would just listen to us and take our advice. There is a reason we have RP Guidelines and Rules, but you should also learn to listen to others and discuss these things. You don't need to keep everything secret, as the secret isn't the fun part of these stories.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 31, 2009, 11:20:59 am
Listen, that last post was finishing up a plotline that started when Vlad was alive.  It's not the sort of thing that the more modern version of my party would start.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 11:21:50 am
The Machinators will probably get into line now that the message has been sent.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 31, 2009, 11:50:40 am
There, I ended said storyline ASAP.
Now we can get on to serious politics.  I think I came up with a bill that would be just about as foolhardy to oppose as it was for me to oppose that senator protection bill.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 31, 2009, 09:13:23 pm
*morbo image*
POLITICS DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 31, 2009, 09:16:15 pm
We never set a way for politics to work outside of 2 bills. ;) Besides.. it's a technicality.

Edit: Also, you pressed it. I was going to stop short of this. I was going to throw a curve-ball to try and throw off others. I was actually going to vote for your guy to be a judge, but you made it to easy. You gave me the jugular vein, when all I wanted was limb. If you can RP your way out of this, then you belong here. Look at it that way.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 09:20:47 pm
Mmm... Civil War. Fun times for the winners.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 31, 2009, 09:21:40 pm
I myself wasn't going to tell you any of that philosophy- my party's long term philosophy, I note, not their shorter term philosophy- until you asked about it.  So you got me into this.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 31, 2009, 09:29:40 pm
Yes, but you're a politician. You can lie. You also gave to many clues with Vlad. We ignored them because we figured it'd get better. Because it's more fun with more people. I left you several openings, and Raz (knowingly or not) just opened it wider for you. Whether you are able to find that hole or not is up to you.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 31, 2009, 09:31:24 pm
Lie?

...

Why the **** didn't I think of that?  It probably would have been even more incharacter for my party than what I did.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 09:41:40 pm
Like hell I'll let the Machinators get disbanded. The whole civil war thing is a trick.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 31, 2009, 09:45:51 pm
How, persay, do I get out of this one?  Contradict what I just said?  Sure they'll belive that.  *eyeroll*
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 31, 2009, 09:49:46 pm
Anyone mind I'm posting times? 12:00 will be quite important...
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 09:53:54 pm
And he's really not kidding.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 31, 2009, 10:00:29 pm
How, persay, do I get out of this one?  Contradict what I just said?  Sure they'll belive that.  *eyeroll*

I've been sealing up holes every couple of posts. Originally, before you revealed the Party's ideals, the hole was simple enough. Make a case for yourself that you are human, but use technology to advance your standard of living and the standards of living for all people. That hole closed up after a couple of phrases on your part. It's no fun for me if I tell you how to get out of it... but think... There is always a reason why Baron does or doesn't do things. Why wouldn't he declare war on your party besides what he said? It's not like your party is stronger than the combined might of the world and a media that is sure to swing in the majority's favor. So try and think from Baron's perspective... why wouldn't he fight a war against them even if they are treasonous against mankind? It's not quite as simple as he wants to win reelection. All politicians want that, but thing about the underlying thoughts someone like that would have. It's not as if he's that adverse to violence. He talked about having Vlad killed. So there is a reason he thinks war would be unjustified. Find it and you might find a way out.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 31, 2009, 10:04:23 pm
I think I found the hole after thinking but I want to insure it's the right one to insure I don't put my foot in my mouth... again...


Does it involve not wanting the destruction and backpedalling a war would bring after the world has already been brought to peace?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 31, 2009, 10:13:52 pm
He already said something like that... that's part of it... but think more selfishly and look at my posts. All you need to do is press a simple question, ask it to yourself first and you'll have it.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 31, 2009, 10:16:06 pm
My mind just broke.  I think I realized what's going on and it makes incredibly little sense.

The idea is that though I am being a hypocrite by trying to take away freedoms while retaining my own freedoms, you are ALSO being a hypocrite by keeping your own freedoms and taking away my freedoms.  Am I getting closer?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 10:18:14 pm
There might be a mini-war if Elder stays so adamant.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 31, 2009, 10:21:12 pm
That could be one way to look at it... but members of your party no longer want to be human. They don't want human thoughts or emotions. They are controlled by one, of course, fear of death, but that isn't it.

It's a simple question, one a two year old asks constantly once they learn the word. It's a question that sometimes doesn't have an answer. If you manage to press that, I'll open a bigger hole.. probably. Either way with the media broadcasting this, your support will dwindle and die out.. but at least you'd get better at RPing.. that's my main goal with this right now.

Raz: Yea. Why... are you guys so crazy and dead set on that? Though what did you expect when you 'threatened' a paranoid political leader. Why.... would you do that?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on January 31, 2009, 10:22:21 pm
Why?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 31, 2009, 11:01:46 pm
I'm going to bed for the night. If you get it you get it. If you don't well... you will eventually.

This is fun though. Pressing others and getting them to press back. It builds suspense.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 11:01:57 pm
Pfft. Isaac forgets something called an outbox.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 31, 2009, 11:03:51 pm
He knows about an outbox  ::)

He sent the whole conversation, his messages included.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 11:05:43 pm
Fun times to hunt down Isaac. Martin though will get off free because he's such a planner. If anyone questions him, he'll have plenty of evidence that he attempted to keep Elder alive.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 31, 2009, 11:06:42 pm
What both of you are forgetting though... is that there are Caretakers in the area. A trained personal army without it's own Medic unit? John could live yet... if Raz you rush over humvee with a Med Team and get John to the nearest hospital. Little would decide to really kill him or not though. But you could try and save him, which may save relations sorta.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 11:08:38 pm
The only problem is Martin has no idea Elder is compromised. If Baron gets his butt into the bathroom, and his HQ just happens to have a message saying Elder's been shot, it could happen then. But not until Martin is aware.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 31, 2009, 11:09:32 pm
I didn't forget. If the army had come into the area, I would've had the shooter stopped, questioned, gun noticed, and the shooter being detained. John might live or die, the wound's aren't good...

Isaac's just using the emails as a distraction while he runs. The Party will be busy hunting down Martin with a long list of questions that need to be answered while Isaac runs.

I'll go flip a coin to see if John lives or dies.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 11:10:48 pm
You also forget Isaac is being tailed. The moment Martin learns of Elder's being shot, Isaac's car tires will be blown out, and with a number of helicopters flying into the area to apprehend him.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 31, 2009, 11:12:38 pm
Oh, I know  ;D That will be fun.

Back in five-10 min.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on January 31, 2009, 11:13:01 pm
You guys forget I'm going to bed and can't control what happens when I sleep. lol Night.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 11:14:57 pm
I say that the RP involving Elder and such be put into freeze mode until Doom returns. Afterall, Baron would've gone into the bathroom to speak with Martin.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 31, 2009, 11:28:01 pm
How does Baron know about any of this?  ???

Or am I missing something?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 11:29:08 pm
I thought he'd sent people to watch Elder.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 31, 2009, 11:34:01 pm
Where does it say this?  ???
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 11:37:42 pm
I remember it somewhere.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 31, 2009, 11:39:52 pm
Approximate page or such?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on January 31, 2009, 11:40:27 pm
Not sure. You want to comb through 13 pages? I sure don't... plus I'm about to go to bed.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on January 31, 2009, 11:43:41 pm
G'night  ;D
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 01, 2009, 05:18:22 am
Baron doesn't know specifics, but I mentioned earlier how my party headquarters has anticipated my requests for information on other. I strongly implied that they were watching and gathering information. All Baron knows is what HQ emailed him.. which was that there was Caretaker movement near where Elder was located.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 12:02:24 pm
This doesn't make sense. Martin never ordered the convoy to deplore.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 01, 2009, 03:42:29 pm
But there would of still been movement, and Little had her assassin run into a Caretaker.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 03:56:58 pm
The children caretaker =/= Caretaker
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 01, 2009, 04:01:23 pm
I missed read than.. I thought there was a capital C there. At the very least your forces would prepare to move out, meaning commotion at their base and the library also was in a ruckus. It's not a stretch to assume that that would mean something is happened. I never said Martin did it, but Baron thinks he knows what's going on.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 04:02:55 pm
Also the fact Martin never notified the convoy to even begin moving out. So there would just be the Library ruckus.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 01, 2009, 05:03:35 pm
Wasn't Martin's force prepaered to enter the area?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 05:35:55 pm
No. It would've taken about 30 minutes to get it all ready.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Cyst on February 01, 2009, 06:35:53 pm
Name: FREEDOM
Economic Standing: 5%
Social Standing: 0.00000001%
Party Leader: Jo Sittezin
Leader Description: Born in the lower class Jo believes that freedom is the way of the intelligence.
General Information: No food, drink, or pets allowed in the office between 3:00 am and 5:00 am.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 06:36:25 pm
Phail for not figuring out that we're already at the limit for parties.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Cyst on February 01, 2009, 06:41:42 pm
Where does it say that?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 06:42:52 pm
Maximum of 8.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on February 01, 2009, 06:44:22 pm
About 15 pages ago, come on back when we boot the non active parties. :)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 06:46:07 pm
Badger still needs to really work on actually TRYING.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on February 01, 2009, 06:47:23 pm
Well, i agree his bio's and post need more substance, he's trying at least.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 06:50:12 pm
Not to mention the whole .0000000001 thing. Badger really doesn't even try to do things right, go look at his other posts in other RPs like the Medieval RP.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on February 01, 2009, 06:51:23 pm
Chill man, all 4 post? Relax. He's here, he's not complaining, he's fine by me and should be fine by you unless he does something actually worth getting up in arms about.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 06:54:15 pm
" Gurok strides valiantly of of a small sailing boat and walks down a narrow path to the center of town and drinks from the large fountain using a golden goblet illy gained. He mumbles some incoherent words and walks into the nearest tavern and orders a mug of ale. "

Bad.

" As Gurok leaves the tavern and walks towards what he assumes to be a stable of some sort and, as kindly as a drunk man can, asks for a mount of one sort or another. "

Worse

" Gurok shouts into the stables, "Hello anyone there?!?" "

Worse

" Seeing that the owner of the stables was asleep, Gurok takes a large lizard and rides towards the great city of Vos only to find a battle unfurling. Gurok had heard of Vos and knew the location well so finding it was no trouble. "

More worse

" Gurok takes out his bow and shoots into an arrow hole. He then rides to Kyro and asks why the battle had started. "Hello sir magus, why haft thou started this scuffle?" "

Worst
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Cyst on February 01, 2009, 07:11:01 pm
Well sorry if that distracts you.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 07:11:59 pm
You need to look at your posts before posting them and think, " How can I make that longer? " or, " How can I make it more descriptive? " Things like 'who' 'where' 'what' 'why'.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Cyst on February 01, 2009, 07:15:00 pm
You try doing that with a PS3. Also instead of flaming me, use some constructive criticism.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on February 01, 2009, 07:16:11 pm
... Dont PS3's have keyboard? I... I dont see that argument....
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 07:16:29 pm
You need to look at your posts before posting them and think, " How can I make that longer? " or, " How can I make it more descriptive? " Things like 'who' 'where' 'what' 'why'.

This is constructive.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Cyst on February 01, 2009, 07:22:44 pm
... Dont PS3's have keyboard? I... I dont see that argument....
Yes and a very bad one at that.
You need to look at your posts before posting them and think, " How can I make that longer? " or, " How can I make it more descriptive? " Things like 'who' 'where' 'what' 'why'.

This is constructive.

Yes it is but everything else you said was very rude and useless.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 01, 2009, 07:24:06 pm
... Dont PS3's have keyboard? I... I dont see that argument....

They do; PS3 Keyboards (http://www.google.com/products?hl=en&q=PS3+keyboard&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=1&ct=title)

There is something called tough love. You need to seriously work on your writing.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 01, 2009, 07:24:58 pm
Badger, I really hate to be negative, but I kind of agree. I think you need to work harder.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on February 01, 2009, 07:37:26 pm
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

sorry, irony was awesome. Badger I support you, so dont feel like were all against you.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 01, 2009, 07:41:10 pm
Badger-You fail so hard that if you got elected president of the United States, got a Nobel Peace Price, and saved 10 kittens from their death every day for a year, I would still hate you deeply because you just fail that hard.
Come back if you reincarnate into another life, hopefully one that fails less hard..

Don't be a ass. Seriously, that was harsh.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on February 01, 2009, 07:50:49 pm
Let's all just settle down here.

Badger, at this point we are at a party limit so you won't be able to make it in. I would suggest that you put some more thought into your party if you do want to participate.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 01, 2009, 11:04:53 pm
What's everyone waitin' for?  :-\
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 02, 2009, 12:57:17 am
I was sick. I slept nearly all day yesterday. Now my fingers are numb and it's 4 in the morning.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on February 02, 2009, 03:04:47 pm
I think inactivity is taking its toll. Elections will be posted as soon as the judges are appointed and approved. I'm considering shortening the number of judges needed to fill the Supreme Court for the sake of making it easier on everyone.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on February 02, 2009, 03:07:54 pm
I'm waiting for DOOM to talk.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 02, 2009, 03:11:43 pm
Ahh yes.. sorry.. >.> I've been sick and forgot you were waiting for me.. though... They made it difficult for me to leave.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: eropS on February 02, 2009, 03:13:23 pm
I dont want you to leave...
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 02, 2009, 04:39:33 pm
I meant into the Bathroom where Raz is waiting. >.> I'll get to the post now.. I think.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 02, 2009, 05:55:22 pm
Btw, the cellphone call is easily hackable...

 ;)
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on February 03, 2009, 09:26:57 am
You just plain need a message that starts like this-
//To: X
From: Y
Encryption: Very High
Subject: Drugs
//
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 03, 2009, 09:32:29 am
The encryption is important Grangan. It tells us how likely it is for our parties to crack or intercept the message.

Very High - Very difficult, almost impossible
High - Difficult, but takes some time
Medium - Not to difficult, but not easy.
Low - Fairly easy
Very Low - Easy
None - Usually not important to look at, but is incredibly easy for others to intercept. Good time to use code words/phases.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 03, 2009, 11:49:27 am
Sick today, might not get any posts.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on February 03, 2009, 05:02:08 pm
Alright, I'm stepping in on this. 13 judges is way too many. I'm altering the bill down to only 7 as it is still an odd number and much more manageable. I know that Elder's death was significant, but we still need to try to push forward with these appointments. Those that are not currently involved in this RP scene are losing interest. We need to get that back.

Election results will be posted after the nomination and approval of judges has been completed.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 03, 2009, 05:05:57 pm
At the same time, there are parties that need to be demolished. Such as Detox's, which hasn't made a single post.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on February 03, 2009, 05:07:28 pm
At the same time, there are parties that need to be demolished. Such as Detox's, which hasn't made a single post.

These things are already being taken into consideration.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 03, 2009, 10:03:31 pm
"You must the Baron."

I'm incredibly tempted to respond: "Yes, I am be."
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 03, 2009, 10:04:48 pm
I'll edit in be  :D
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 03, 2009, 10:12:47 pm
I'm tired, and odd. So I'm heading to bed. I'll leave it to Raz to answer. I broke in to cause trouble, but really have nothing to add to the interrogation, except that I have guards with guns closer by than Martin does... so I'm also there to protect him as much as I am to get information from him.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 04, 2009, 07:14:36 pm
In case you haven't figured it out, Rachel is much less competent and charsmatic then John.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 04, 2009, 07:15:58 pm
Man. I think I get allergies big time in the winter... Sucks. And yeah, Rachel is ehhish.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 04, 2009, 07:17:40 pm
Ehhish as a character, or as a person?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 04, 2009, 07:18:49 pm
Charismatic. I'm not really sure since I feel a little dizzy right now from the medications.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 04, 2009, 07:37:19 pm
Damn Little. You left the room to soon. Just pretend you were still at the door when Baron was speaking.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 04, 2009, 07:49:00 pm
Dun dun dun

BTW Little, you still haven't made Mark go the base.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 04, 2009, 07:51:47 pm
I know.

He's going to be there very soon.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 04, 2009, 08:10:31 pm
I just implied Nuclear War or close enough to it, and Martin didn't flinch. Who's the crazy one? I don't even know. >.>

Oh yea... Baron was apparently involved in the strife Pre-Unification. I hate how my characters write themselves.. it confuses even me sometimes.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 04, 2009, 08:13:15 pm
Yeah well there might be a few 'loose' nukes hidden away in a Caretaker compound somewhere for those 'just in case' moments where all hell breaks loose and you need to point a really big gun to get things fixed. If one of Martin's Caretaker bases did get nuked, he'd likely immediately go straight for Baron's head. But yeah, there is far more to his bio than I wrote.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 04, 2009, 08:20:06 pm
Same! ^_^

The advantage of the Socialist Party in war is invisibility.  You can't pick their members out of crowds, most of the older members have alot of experience in urban guerrilla warfare, and they have a steady stream of recruits(they have major connections with a ton of charitable organizations).

Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 05, 2009, 08:12:43 pm
There's been a minor timeskip.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: /lurk on February 06, 2009, 05:21:55 pm
Actually it's a line from the Banghavad Gita, only quoted by Oppenheimer.

What do they teach you in school these days?


Anyway I like how this RP is going. Keep it up you guys!
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Raz on February 06, 2009, 05:22:36 pm
Yeah. It's a quote of a quote. I remember that now.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 06, 2009, 05:42:08 pm
Do you think it'd be okay if Rachel repealed the former party position, and voted Aye for the disolving of the Machinators, or would that be illegal?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 06, 2009, 05:49:04 pm
I removed the motion from the floor. So, it didn't count at all in the first place.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 06, 2009, 05:52:04 pm
Okay  ;D
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on February 06, 2009, 05:53:19 pm
Just a reminder, try to get those judges appointed so we can move on to the general elections along with the Presidential elections.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 06, 2009, 06:17:19 pm
Little, giving up your senate seat already? >.> You can't serve in the Senate and be a Judge at the same time. I don't think.. so... yea.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on February 06, 2009, 06:19:25 pm
If you want to change it, we only actually need one more judge. That will put us at seven.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 06, 2009, 06:34:10 pm
Alex Vasel is dead, actually.

I know. Socialist Party can just shift someone new in, can't they?
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Doomsday on February 06, 2009, 06:38:18 pm
They can.. I just didn't know if you were somewhat discarding those characters/putting them on the sidelines. The Senate is where the action is, the Courts are useful for major decisions being made.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 06, 2009, 06:40:08 pm
Jake's being shunted, although he will play a fairly important bit later, I think.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 08, 2009, 12:16:30 pm
I'm away from the 13th to the 20th. Sorry for the double post.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Josasa on February 08, 2009, 03:55:21 pm
Well, now that there are enough candidates for judges, we can begin the questioning process. Also in your posts you can state whether or not you approve of the candidate. The votes will be tallied for each nomination separately.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on February 08, 2009, 04:53:44 pm
I figure double-posting in RPs really ain't cool, so somebody else post... :-\
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Grangan on April 19, 2009, 10:14:34 pm
plz revive this.  it was fun.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: Little on April 25, 2009, 01:03:44 pm
It was fun, I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Government RP (OOC)
Post by: PatMan33 on May 12, 2014, 08:46:43 pm
And this one I was thinking about tonight on the way home from work, which is what started my journey of reflection through our past.

I was thinking of something like a "city" RP. In it players would be cities... if that makes sense. And you'd be competing against other cities and role playing with the cities. It sounds kinda abstract I guess, but the idea was to allow people a large, dynamic system that they could exert control over which is used to interface with other players.

Dunno, that was definitely a weird idea. Thoughts? I like what this RP did.