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Let’s talk about the Militia

So I’m a militia captain now. (Yay! :D)

I volunteered for the post because I believe it can be spurred to be a good source of RP and other activity in the community. I have a few ideas 

Roleplay:

I’d like to set up Militia RP as something that players can invite into their plots. And as something that, if someone doesn’t want it in their RP plot, that’s fine too. My schedule’s a tad weird so I may not be able to do it or be there personally, so I’d like to get a system set up where we know what the Militia’s going to do in a basic sense and the end resolution will be for their involvement. (I may try to recruit some Lieutennants, Seargents, and Warrent Officers for this, I may see if we can relax a few of the rules on this, I don’t know, and am open to ideas.)

Combat:

I’m thinking about maybe starting a combat club for folks that want to put on Babbage colors and some kind of combat system, hop on a sim and have battles like with ICS. I have no idea where to start with this, or the level of interest. So if anyone wants to help out with this, great! 

 

Other Stuff:

Build contests maybe? I have no earthly idea on that. Though honestly, out side of these things I am open to ideas. Heck, I’d love them! If anyone has any ideas or suggestions as to activities the militia could do, you can post them here or send me an IM or notecard, I’d love to hear them.

 

I would love to hear everyone’s feedback on this. And especially their ideas as to what would get folks doing stuff with the Militia!

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3 Comments

  1. Tepic Harlequin Tepic Harlequin September 29, 2013

    It’s always been good to have the Militia there as an rp resource, know i have included them as allies and occasionally as people needing to be circumvented! Great fun to be had :-)

    Combat, well, not really into that myself on an organised basis, some really good experiments being done in some quarters, will drop a word ;-)

    Build contests? Always fun, wonder what sort of specialised equipment the New Babbage Militia would need – small one man tanks that can go through narrow alleys, and maybe float, for canal work? Huge scope!

    Nice to have you as Captain, and it does look interesting, rp wise, hehehe

  2. Grendel Footman Grendel Footman September 29, 2013

    used to really enjoy the navy’s ICS practices, always willing to try out more personal combat, I’ve used combat systems occasionally on my land in the past, as long as it doesn’t become the focus, it can even add to RP, and avoid arguments of who hit who.build contest, I already like building large destructive machines, was working on trying to weaponize a walking tank, sort of wearable ICS vessel, would give me an excuse to try getting it to work again. so sounds fun to me

    • Ashiko Kuroe Ashiko Kuroe September 29, 2013

      I am very, very hesitant to mix combat systems with RP. For the simple reason that it takes a very quick time to pop into mouselook and pop off a shot, and when folks are typing a post and lagging, they can’t notice that. I think we’re in agreement that it can be an issue, I want to try something along the lines of /me telegraphing and mutually OOCly agreed upon resolutions before I have people slap scripts onto themselves.

      That being said, I’d definitely want to poke ya about combat systems in the future to get a “drill” team of sorts going.

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