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Imperium Offtopicum XXIII

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by NinjaCow64, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Ailedhoo

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    We are unsure of the Trade Federation taking on the matter but we will be open if they promise not to fund terrorism.

    The Siamese Tigers have already been unleashed: to put it bluntly if we leaved we will already left our mark...
     
  2. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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  3. Ailedhoo

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    We will need to check with the Princess and deliver her the news...
     
  4. NinjaCow64

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    Crisis Update (4) – 2102

    End of the Siamese Succession Crisis:
    A characteristically stiff Combine news presenter announced the death of Princess Malai on the Oceanic News Network. Her death was blamed on poisoning by persons associated with “known terrorist organisation the Fellowship”. J.R Tolkien, the pseudonym of the leader of the Fellowship, declared that the Fellowship was not behind the assassination and that it was most likely Zeimer’s fault. He further noted that if the Fellowship was in the position to assassinate people dining within Zeimer’s own residence, they would have just killed Zeimer at this point.

    Prince Sakchai agreed with this sentiment, declaring in a press conference that Zeimer was “an enemy of the Siamese royal family” and that “all Oceanic military attaches would be executed immediately for treason”. Unknown to Sakchai, the Oceanic Intelligence Agency had snuck in an agent into his inner circle to keep an eye on him. This agent was fanatically loyal to Zeimer and was so enraged by Sakchai’s words that he shot him multiple times in the head, killing the Prince instantly. The agent was shot moments later.

    With the death of both of their leaders at the hands of the Oceanic Combine, the Siamese Tigers turned into an angry and disorganised pogrom determined to kill any Oceanic citizens and any suspected Oceanic sympathisers. Of course, there were countless civilians caught in the crossfire. By the time Siamese and Japanese forces secured the region, it was too late, the population was decimated, and the cities were in ruins.

    The Siamese War of Succession is over. Princess Saisthorn is the undisputed heir to the throne, at this point coronation is just a mere technicality. Yet this comes at an enormous personal cost to both the Princess and the nation. Vietnam, the country’s most populated region, has been devastated. And now Princess Saisthorn must bear the weight of the Siamese Crown alone, she is now the only living member of the primary branch of the Siamese Royal Family.

    (NPC diplomacy incoming shortly)
     
  5. NinjaCow64

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    From: Nusantara
    To: Provisional Authority of Siam, Princess Saisthorn
    CC: New Kalimantan

    With the news of Princess Malai's and Prince Sakchai's untimely deaths, Nusantaran peacekeepers will withdraw from Siam. We recognise Princess Saisthorn as the only legitimate ruler of Siam.

    We still consider ourselves to be in a state of war with New Kalimantan, but not with any other nation.

    From: J.R Tolkien (The Fellowship)
    To: World

    We would once again like to emphasise that we had nothing to do with Princess Malai's death. This was clearly Zeimer. Let this be a lesson to the world, Zeimer will kill even his most trusted allies when they become inconvenient. We call upon the nations of the world to punish Zeimer for his cruelty towards his own citizenry and his interference in the affairs of foreign nations.

    From: Oceanic Trade Federation
    To: Oceanic Combine

    See how powerful our Merchant Fleet is? We have not even fired a shot and you are already killing each other in fear of our might! This is your last chance to surrender, give us New Zealand and we will not destroy you.
     
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  6. Ailedhoo

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    It appears the OTF does not want peace.

    We will ask Argentina to open eyes to the aggression of the OTF to the Combine.

    Our forces will be prepared for any aggression by the OTF. We will offer them a chance of a white peace now but if they refuse then this is going to be rather... interesting.
     
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    From: Oceanic Trade Federation
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    We take this offer of "white peace" as an admission of the ultimate superiority of the Trade Federation's Merchant Marine. We accept. Let this be a lesson to all those who dare cross the Oceanic Trade Federation!
     
  8. Ailedhoo

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    We commence a white peace in terms of status quo, not a notion of superiority.

    However the Director has been eyeing Africa for Olympian hunting: it would be wise to proceed back to Africa to locate our prize. We concur to white peace but it is a notion of our mutual understandings, not of admissions. Perhaps the coasts of Kenya would be a potential spot...
     
  9. MartinLuther

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    Alright y'all, our fellow proletariat are being blamed in a shameful display by the Oceanic government and media to cover up their own assassination. We the Appalachian people stand in solidarity with The Fellowship against Zeimer. The greedy, imperialist pig must be tried for his crimes against the world.
     
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    The world need not take the word of some banjo playing Morlocks. The Fellowship are terrorists: they murdered scientists attempting to research technologies to defend folks against the Olympians and have the blood of royalty on their hands. For the safety of our citizens, including the Eloi that are maliciously targeted by those chained to envy, we will continue operations to counter terrorism. The fellows of the Fellowship will either surrender or be destroyed for their sins against the peoples of the Combine. As for the Appalachian lot: keep to your piss poor melodies.
     
  11. MartinLuther

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    You may be eating those words, Zeimer.
     
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    The Treaty of Nanjing

    Following the events of the Ocean Combine's disastrous Siamese intervention, Da Suan and New Bharat agree to these points:

    1) Ensuring peace and prosperity in Southeast Asia
    2) Protecting Southeast Asia from imperialist aggression, with force if necessary
    3) In the interests of establishing a relationship of mutual trust, both nations agree to not act in the region without consulting each other first

    Signed General Rajkumar Singh

    A mysterious signature also appears on the document, an illegible scrawl most likely belonging to the enigmatic Emperor of Crime
     
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    IOT XXIII Direct:

    [insert some Nintendo memes here]

    In this post I’ll be discussing some rule changes and also the future of IOT XXIII updates.

    Rule Changes:

    Non-Government Organisations: Non-Government Organisations are multi-state NPCs that have a very small amount of autonomy. These aren’t Multipolarity styled NGOs, they will be handled under different rules if they ever become relevant. NGOs in your games are your League of Nations, United Nations, European Union and Internationales. Currently the only NGO in the game currently is the International Socialist Space Force.

    To create an NGO, at least two nations must spend 1 AP each to create an NGO. NGOs have a name, a high concept and a trouble. They can also have normal aspects (including free invokes) and even stunts.

    NGOs also have a constitution. Constitutions are initially defined by the founding members of the NGO. Constitutions, at minimum, should have the following: 1) A mechanism to add new members 2) A mechanism to eject current members 3) A mechanism for states to determine and approve the use of NGO resources 4) A mechanism to modify or amend the constitution 5) A mechanism to voluntarily disband the NGO. If states cannot unanimously agree on a constitution upon founding, I’ll assume that 2 requires a simple majority of current member states and that states can leave freely at any time and that 1, 3, 4 and 5 requires unanimous approval.

    Typically, NGOs will not take major actions on their own, for them to make any significant actions another nation must spend an AP to take an action of the NGO’s behalf. The NGO will use the nation’s approaches in this case. Nations will require approval via the constitution of the NGO for them to spend AP in this manner.

    Nations, both members and non-members, can of course spend AP to appropriate an NGO’s resources illegally or otherwise sabotage the NGO. The NGO will use the member with the highest relevant approach to defend itself against these sorts of actions and may automatically invoke aspects to defend itself. Stress dealt to the NGO typically be taken on behalf of the NGO by the member who makes the most sense to take said stress.

    If cordial relations break down between all members, the NGO will automatically disband. NGO resources with a fixed geographical location will go to the closet state, other NGO resources will be determined primarily through GM fiat.

    Civil Wars: To more accurately model the Somalian Civil War, I created a new very simple civil war system. Each civil war will have a civil war meter which is broken into a group of boxes that have a stress value associated with it (currently two). Each box will be occupied by one of the factions in the civil war or be empty. Factions will attack each other’s boxes or empty boxes to try and gain more boxes. Of course, foreign nations can help or hinder this process. When all boxes are occupied, the civil war will transform into multiple NPCs with defined borders. Until this point, the region having a civil war will be represented by one nation on the map and all public aspects associated with the factions will be put under the Civil War’s aspects.

    Quest Changes: I decided that the Moonbase Alpha quest was too difficult. I am removing the second step of the quest (Phoenix Has Landed) to make it easier. Here’s what it now requires:

    AP Changes: “4 AP will make the updates faster!” lol. Everyone is back to a flat 5 AP, except a few nations will face some penalties to AP due to the events of last turn.

    So, What the [Tier-2 Swearword] Happened to this Update?

    This update took a LOT longer than anyone was hoping, especially me. A lot of crazy stuff happened both IRL and online last year that ate up so much of my free time. Its let up a little bit, but not that much. I can’t guarantee fast updates, but I’m almost 100% certain that the next update will be faster than this one. During updates I’m going to force myself to dedicate at least one hour a day to writing the update, even if I don’t “feel like it”.

    I completely understand if this long hiatus has soured your feelings on the game, if you feel that way then feel free to quit. Hopefully I’ll have enough players to continue this game, but if I don’t then I’ll put the game to rest. Please let me know ASAP if you’re still interested in continuing, I’d really like to continue this game if I have enough players! If you have any questions/concerns about the state of the game, please let me know in thread, via PMs or via Discord.
     
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    I am interested in taking over Britain, still.
     
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    YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME, NCARS! NOT WHEN I SHIFT INTO...

    MAXIMEME OVERDRIVE!
     
  18. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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  19. Double A

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    can anyone explain to me what made my own joke funny
     
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    you were mocking and making fun of a stereotyped version of obscenely overpowered byzantine rpers like Mathalamus
    and probably me sometimes
     
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