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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2019, 11:45:38 PM »
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2019, 07:18:10 AM »
dittoing the dislike of the desert. the badlands lived in one for a while, and it never really appealed to me back then; i only joined once they moved to the casino. without running water, logically living in a desert would be pretty difficult, too difficult for it to make sense for any real pros to outweigh the cons.

i lived in southern florida for most of my life, considered a tropical environment, and i will say that almost everyone on our street had solar panels, and there was plenty of power to be had from them. when there were hurricanes it screwed them up, but hurricanes aren't mandatory of tropical settings.

also to again point out that water mills are,,, also a thing. even in non-swampy areas, all they really require is a strong currant to get electricity pumping.
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2019, 11:56:58 AM »
Hm... I kinda like both ideas. I think an area like Louisiana would be interesting- especially like the pictures Sheo posted. But, I think a desert territory does provide more possible plots and so long as an oasis is nearby (maybe itís a dayís trip away or something and thatís another plot in itself).

I think with deserts, like Hoot pointed out, thereís sandstorms and all kinds of different natural plots that pop up with it. I think such a different landscape would help set it apart from the other groups, not to mention the desert could be viewed as a defense against other groups since theyíre neutral. I also think a lot of times people mistake neutral groups for being boring or for being Ďsoft,í but if these people lived in a desert, I think that would make them pretty badass which gives them a bit of an edge- like theyíre neutral sure but donít fuck with them theyíre wild lmao.
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2019, 07:13:32 AM »
i like the idea of maybe a nomadic desert group? like they'd travel around depending on the season and have outposts dotted all over the desert, as well as various landmarks and stuff - maybe they've got tunnels? or some kind of easily defensible plan b in case they get attacked or a bad storm hits, bc obviously having your settlements scattered across most of the desert isn't as defensible as one big living space.

maybe the settlements could be season-specific, like they'd spend most of summer and maybe spring living in a settlement near an oasis, and the winter maybe they have a more sheltered base at the foot of some desert mountains and so on and so forth. oh, and for water, wells are also a possibility, as they work without electricity!
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2019, 11:56:44 AM »
OOOO I RLLY LIKE THE NOMADIC IDEA

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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2019, 10:50:17 PM »
aaaa bless! it could maybe even pick up the trading idea that northstar was focused around? except to a lesser extent maybe, because it'd make sense to have a bunch of like,,, travelling merchants if they're nomadic? so that could be beneficial to the other groups as well oof
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2019, 04:43:03 PM »
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2019, 08:48:36 PM »
And while deserts are bland, it makes me think of a perfect place for a neutral group to habitat. Perhaps they could be a more nomadic egalitarian group, hunter gatherers or foragers... scavengers, something along those lines? They could have camels! Maybe there is an oasis, or a few oasis's that are known to the inhabitants?

For a group who's home base is in a desert, it would make sense to be at least semi-nomadic. And if they raised some sort of livestock, then a semi-migratory pattern to pastures and the like. There are a number of migratory animals that live primarily on desert land, so cultivating that seems like an interesting idea. (Plus they would be able to trade skins/meat/byproducts of the animals.)

As for a home base, I've been doing thinking (always dangerous.) And I was thinking, what about a cave in a cliffside? It worked 14,000 years ago (give or take) for nomadic people. And it would be a rather interesting dynamic, the group could carve stuff into the side of the caves, there are some beautiful pieces of work that have been carved into cliff faces (before technology), why not in the new world?

Anyways, those were most of my thoughts.

Also, in shortage of water, there are a number of plants (and animals) that retain water relatively well. There's also geological features in deserts (such as caves) that can have small well springs hidden beneath them.
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2019, 12:04:25 AM »
For a group who's home base is in a desert, it would make sense to be at least semi-nomadic. And if they raised some sort of livestock, then a semi-migratory pattern to pastures and the like. There are a number of migratory animals that live primarily on desert land, so cultivating that seems like an interesting idea. (Plus they would be able to trade skins/meat/byproducts of the animals.)
i also second the semi-nomadic idea, if they move around too much, they won't have enough of a place to call home, and may lose interest if the group moves around too much/doesn't stay in place for too long.

i think the group should set up shop more out in the open, with a bazaar/oasis not too far from the town, and an icehouse underground? (not to push ideas!!) but i do think it would be easier to just live out in the open, an open-air town..
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2019, 02:28:42 PM »
Iím quaking over Ajís ideas I love them a lot

And yeah maybe the groupís like. shop area thing is more like what Honey said?

To prevent them being nomadic too much, maybe they move once every six months or something? Like spring/summer theyíre in the desert or smth, and fall/winter theyíre in the oasis (or vice versa it doesnít matter for me)
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2019, 05:09:24 PM »
a bazar type thing?

rotating lands/same area, a few different encampment types.
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2019, 03:51:20 PM »
i absolutely love the idea of a cliffside/cavern home base sksksk! and definitely the bazaar! maybe if they're in the cliffs there could be like a huge central cavern that serves as a sort of town square type of thing? like that's where they'd set up shops and such for most of the year oof

also!! i love the idea of this group being absolutely wild like, not evil wild because we already have the badlands, but just i don't know, fearless? for some reason it just makes sense that a group of people in such a harsh landscape would have to be fearless. scavengers finding themselves in sticky situations for the sake of some scrap metal, hunters fighting off snakes, eagles and coyotes, and just people trying to survive, y'know?

also i can 100% imagine oasis cliff diving being a thing
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2019, 04:13:18 PM »
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2019, 07:07:39 AM »
I know Iím really late to the party but Iíve got some input. I created a semi-nomadic group a little while back with one of my prexisting characters Silas but itís been a little difficult to start it up because of the lack of numbers (mainly because I didnít advertise the prefix whoops but I guess I can change that) and they are doing basically everything everyone is suggesting. They never stay in one spot because they donít really want potential enemies to know where they are, but they know where potential enemies live at all times so thatís like their reasoning for moving often. They consider it as a strength.

But, they have places they stumble across to call home for a while where they cultivate whatever they can in the environment and then collect it before moving on. In ways, their pattern of living is similar to how the Irish travellers would travel without really identifying any territory as their own. At the moment, they are close to stumbling upon a caravan park nearby a river where they plan to stay there for a while to raise some livestock and also try figuring out how to fish with the limited supplies theyíve got.

So I mean like, itís already an existing group that can be developed further. If you guys are down for it, itís always here to develop into a larger group especially since Iíve already started with it and it seems to match what the majority are interested in?? Iím more than happy for us to develop the group further if others are up for it!

EDIT: THIS is the guide for the group if anyone is interested at all. The guide is very... outdated, though wHOOPSIES
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Re: NEW GROUP PLOTTING
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2019, 10:56:47 AM »
honestly i'm down for anything if we can just get something happening?
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