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Unnatural Updates for the Week of 8.7.2023


COMING UP THIS WEEK:


8/9 @ 4pm SLT: Welcome Wednesday at Ashmore Lodge! Come learn about this location and it's role in roleplay on Unnatural!


8/9 ALL DAY - Last day to submit photos for photo contest.


8/10 @ 4pm SLT: Fight Club - Anyone who wishes to participate may ICly know of Fight Club either through word of mouth or due to seeing one of the ads online and around Ashmore. https://gyazo.com/1c141bf06381937bf05734e5256b5e51. If you wish to become a member simply message Tadashir [Mike Jones] on either discord or in world. Send an IC text message or just stop by Bad Moon Saloon or the Junkyard.


Check individual race pages to see how your character responds during the full moon! /www.unnaturalrp.com/races


>>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.

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SAVE THE DATE:


8/16 @ TBD - Welcome Wednesday


August 26th and 27th (Blue Moon)


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THIS WEEK IN UNNATURAL:


Ashmore Health, received a generous donation from the Horizon Health Network which allowed for the hospital to open up all floors again. Though, the blood supply is dangerously low. Citizens are being asked to donate blood. Cooling stations remain at the University and in front of City hall while temperatures remain higher than usual.


Tensions among races have hit a boiling point, after 3 bodies were found discarded amongst the city's trash and the full moon attack on a group of "hikers" during their moonlit journey.


Friendships and bonds are being tested. Where do your loyalties lay?

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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


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RP TIP OF THE WEEK: Powergaming/Godmodding/Metagaming


TL;DR


Bad roleplay concepts are different in different games, styles, and groups of forum roleplaying games. What is “powerplay” at one RPG is referred to as “godmodding” elsewhere. This is how it is defined in Unnatural:


Metagaming - Using information your character would not know in your RP


Godmodding - Controlling other player’s characters or property (including NPCs)


Powergaming - Creating overpowered characters, or RPing situations that put your character at an unfair advantage over others


Avoiding godmodding, metagaming and powerplaying is far simpler than it sounds, the easiest way is when in doubt ask the other player. It doesn't take more than a second to send them an IM and see what they think about the action you're planning. This will prevent confusion and will prevent any hurt feelings that may arise from one player 'controlling' another player's character.


Also, remember to give an opportunity. Never post with a successful action, always give the other person the opportunity to decide if they want the action to be complete by using words like 'attempt', 'try', etc. By following these simple steps you'll be able to avoid the most common pitfalls of RPing.


For more in-depth definitions and examples check out Kali's blog!


Have a great week 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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