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Unnatural Updates for the Week of 12.18.23


Photo by Dawn Dreamer

Things to do this week

All Week

The University of Northern Pennsylvnia - Ashmore Classes have resumed! For a schedule of classes being taught check out the Unnatural Calendar. Interested in becoming a student or teaching? FIND OUT HOW

Dec. 20th @ 8pm SLT

Welcome Wednesday is an OOC event where everyone is welcomed! Meet new and old roleplayers, ask questions about race, lore, or business. Come get festive at Central Park! This weeks host is Lorekeeper Bear Stillwater!

Dec. 21st ALL DAY

Yuletide Celebration @ Venue TBD. There will be refreshments and a Dirty Krampus Gift Exchange, entertainment and fun winter activities! Questions reach out to AkirDryad (Bear Stillwater)

Dec. 21st @ 8pm SLT

Anger Management Group led by Travis Sohl, LPC. Session #2 meeting at the University. (This is rp only - not to be taken as real thearpy)

Dec 22nd 5pm-10pm SLT

Lazarus is proud to present, Christmas Masquerade. A one night affair celebrating the holiday season. Lazarus will be holding a dual evening of events. A masquerade ball with a burlesque show. All of Ashmore is invited. Perfect for a night out or date night before Christmas!

Dress Code:

-Masquerade Masks

-Gown or Dress for the ladies

-Suit and Tie for the gentleman

Burlesque Auditions: All day Sunday (12/17) and Monday (12/18)

Reach out to Lilith Castellanos (arcadia fehr) in-world or dreyast on Discord to schedule an audition on one of the indicated audition dates.

Want to see more upcoming events? Check out the Unnatural Calendar


Want to host an sim-wide or race only event? Submit your ideas HERE

Make sure after you submit to send a quick DM to Leah Grave (abigail.macalroy) in-world or ryder_storms in Discord.


 

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This week in "As Unnatural Turns"


7 days til Christmas. Make sure you shop local and visit all the fine Ashmore businesses for your gifting needs! I hear if you use your five finger discount that APD has a beautiful bracelet set for you.


Ashmore Health has new leadership! Dr. Carson Capelo was announced as the new Chief Medical Officer and is teaming up Fiadh Ó Caoimh, RN who was announced Chief Nursing Officer. Make sure when you stop them to ask them about that weird growth on your inner leg, you also tell them congratulations!


Fun Fact: Did you know that the official open date of Unnatural 3.0 was on Christmas Eve? Happy Anniversary to Unnatural and the "jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse."

 

ROLEPLAY TIPS AND REMINDERS


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.

 

Other things to note:

  • 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.


Read More about Combat Rules


Mele Kalikimaka, Unnatural!


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

Pauleh - Sim Owner/Community Lead

Lexie Vaher - Community Lead

Leah Grave (abigail.macalroy) - Community Lead

Fen Blacach (fen.syakumi) - Community Lead





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