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Unnatural Updates for 7.24.23

Updated: Jul 30, 2023


COMING UP THIS WEEK:


7/26 - Welcome Wednesday @ Mountain Brew 8pm SLT: Hop on the Welcome Wagon into Ashmore and come hang out at the Mountain Brew Cafe! Meet Ünnatural staff, lorekeepers and residents, and ask questions about RP, factions, species, and the sim itself. Stick around for some light RP and plenty of OOC shenanigans! Ashmore welcomes you!


7/28 - Saint Januarius Soiree @ Lazarus 6pm SLT: All vampires are invited for a chance to meet and greet other vampires in Ashmore. Lazarus is closed to the public for 2-3 hours every two weeks. While vampires elegantly and intimately feed and get to know one another. Offering the chance to meet members of the Poconos Region Order of Vampires.


7/29 - Grand Reopening of Redrum Club 6pm SLT: Attention party-goers! The wait is finally over! Club Redrum is back and we're ready to kick off the most epic night of the year with a GRAND REOPENING, OPEN BAR, ADULT FOAM PARTY !


Grab your swimsuit (or not!) and get ready to get wet and wild, slip, slide, and dance the night away in our foam-filled wonderland, surrounded by the city's most energetic and vibrant crowd.


Did we mention the OPEN BAR?


>>Have an event you'd like to see on sim? Submit your ideas here: https://forms.gle/c193nk4NNw3jUwcJ8 Make sure after you submit to send a quick DM to Leah Grave (abigail.macalroy) in-world or ryder_storms in Discord.

 

SAVE THE DATE:


Did you know there will be two full moons in August? It happens once in a blue moon.... Observances will be August 5th and 6th then August 26th and 27th (Blue Moon)

 

THIS WEEK IN UNNATURAL:


The heat is on! The US National Weather Service as issued an excessive heat warning for North and North-East Pennsylvania. Temperatures can get as high as 115 degrees.


What could this possibly mean for Ashmore? Temporary power outrages or "brown outs", heat related visits to the ER, and a boom for the HVAC business.


It can also mean as temperatures rise, tempers will as well. Rumors of continued tension between races are still being spread.


Cooling stations will be set up around Ashmore. Make sure to stay indoors, keep pets inside, and watch out for your neighbors.


It's gonna be one hell of a week!

 

SIMWIDE INFORMATION:


>>>University Role-play


Fall Semester will begin August 28th.


Have an idea for a Campus Club or looking to start a Greek chapter? Submit your proposal!


Campus Club: https://forms.gle/Z64dNrkpibqf7k9a8


Greek Chapter: https://forms.gle/wQ5MWCYZEPN2fdie8


>>>Business Directory


If you'd like to see your business listed on the Ashmore Business Directory please take a minute to fill this form out: https://forms.gle/4L1qunh2ayZ42AZe8

 

RP TIP OF THE WEEK: Combat


As Storytellers are trying to fuel the flames of conflict on sim, we thought it might be a great time to remind folks of the basics in combat.


Combat in Unnatural is freeform with the option to use dice. Players are reminded to play fair and be reasonable. There are several things that can influence the outcome of a combat scene, not just strength or might, who is stronger, but even things like state of mind can affect a character’s ability to fight.


Here are some simple things to remember when engaging in combat with one another:


• TWO actions per post. This includes “defenses” and “attacks”. No matter what you’re emoting, make sure to always list things as attempts. You, as a player, do NOT control how anyone else takes or reacts to your actions.


Example:


​Mary Ann attempts to whack Allen on the head with the blunt end of her pistol


Allen ducked, barely missing the narrowing attack from Mary Ann. He could feel the breeze of air as the pistol swung by his face. Quickly he reacted, reaching for her wrist in an attempt to pin her back against the wall.


• Attacks and engaging with the Police, or other official sim groups typically ends in their favor. Do not be in the mindset that you will win every engagement, while the Police Department does understand they “lose” sometimes too.


• ​Do not view combative scenes as a “must win” scenario. “Win” or “lose” they are some of the best ways to build depth in a story. Remember to play fair, and if mediation is needed to reach out.


• When approaching a scene, wait at least one full post round to make sure your character is aware of what is happening.


• Do not powergame. Your character is not “god” nor a “ninja”, nor does it have unlimited resources on their person. Play to your advantages AND disadvantages. Someone that is large is typically slower. While your character is faster, it might not pack as big of a punch. Play fair!


• If the players involved in a scene can not freeform to an agreement the option for dice is to be used. Players involved can decide the rules for the dice. Remember that RP can make us feel things (it's part of the fun), but we should never take that IC hostility to OOC. Communicate with one another and be civil.


• ​If there is a need for a mod or admin to oversee your scene please reach out in the “Support” discord. Or refer to the “Staff” spot on the Landing Zone. Remember that someone calling for staff to help with a scene is not a dig on you or your roleplay, but simply an attempt to keep things fair. Do not take offense at this.


Stay cool out there Unnatural!


Kali (kaliope.karas) - Sim Owner/Community Lead

Pauleh - Sim Owner/Community Lead

Lexie Vaher - Community Lead

Leah Grave (abigail.macalroy) - Community Lead

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