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Repairing the World - A Solarpunk Nation RP


”... -n… -ome… in… -one… out there? -nyone out there? If… out there… -ease reply, -er. C-...-lling -nybody to… -ait… Allah b-... -raised! Ijah! We… signal! Hello?!crackle Hello! Come -n! This… Ashoka Bodh…padyai. Ugh-! Stu-... -d sig-...-al is so… There! Hello?! This is Ashoka Bodhisattvachatopadyai, calling from Basecamp Nusantara in what was once Indonesia. We have done out best to rebuild here after the… Well, I am sure I don't need to tell you anything. I am sure we both agree that, no matter what happened, Allah willing, we can only move up from here. We have a long road ahead, but hopefully we can rebuild a better world than what we inherited. Tell me: Where are you calling from and how many are with you?”


Art by Jimmy P. Duda, artstation.com/jimmy_duda.

The year is 2100. The wounds suffered upon the Planet Earth and its billions of inhabitants by the heritage of the Industrial Revolution has left the world in an unrecognisable state. The scale of destruction wrought during the past century and a half is beyond any method of measurement, and humanity and non-humanity have both paid dearly for the dreams of the few. Great sorrows have swept across every continent: war, famine, thirst, disease, infertility. Trauma lives in every heart.

Yet while time neither an arrow nor a circle but something in between, it is nonetheless impossible to rewind. Global communications are slowly coming back online, and while there are disagreements and bitter hatred over many things, all that remains of humanity agree on one thing: The mistakes of the past exist alongside us as very contemporary entities, and while they may never be undone, we can do our best to correct them.

In that sense, there is hope that the future may yet again improve.




In this roleplay, you take on the role of a nation, a community or even an individual and explore their existence in a world very similar and yet profoundly different from our own. Most global institutions, if not all, have collapsed completely, and many countries have become unrecognisable from their contemporary form. Perhaps your community will try to amend the consequences of climate change by returning a much less affluent, but stable way of life for its people? Or maybe you want to explore lives of descendants of the global elite who have isolated themselves in impenetrable bunkers on distant islands, continuing their lives much like before? Maybe your community believes climate change was a hoax and that the world ended because it was God's will? Or maybe you want to explore the life of a lone vagrant, travelling the vastness of the world and witnessing the undergrowth reclaiming the soil that concrete stole from it all those years ago? The world is your oyster (provided it hasn't gone extinct).

The aesthetic of the RP is inspired by solarpunk, but you may dress your community in any way you want, from sci-fi technology to palaeolithic. However, I would encourage everyone to explore the holistic consequences of their community's way of life: How would a coal-powered city be viewed by their neighbours in the wake of climate change? Where would the resources enabling your people's affluence come from? Can radical changes in ways of life take place if the community elders grew up in vast luxury? Lots of ways to conceptualise the future - let's play with them!

DISCLAIMER: As you may already have picked up, this RP will necessarily touch on a lot of political, philosophical and religious topics. All are welcome to join and explore these topics, and are encouraged to work with different angles, but I sincerely hope that we can remain respectful of each other regardless of our views.



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It’s been a while but this feels like something I’d love to partake in
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Count me in as well!
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Dang been forever but interested
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Echoed sentiments as above. I would love to put down the jello and bingo chips and feel words with the youths once again.
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So, what you guys plan on making? I'm still sorta undecided, ideas juggling in my head, although a name has popped up that sounds promising (and potentially sinister depending on things) "Gaia Preservation(Or Reclamation) Initiative".
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I'm thinking something along the lines of a multispecies vineyard village in Northern Scandinavia. Sort of a regional trading hub for travellers coming from the warm south going north to the more liveable regions along the North Sea.
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Btw, I highly recommend checking out the artist linked under the image above. He has some dope art for the occasion.
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I would probably wait to read more about the setting, like the state of the world, what the non humans are

but I had 4 ideas

1 would be some sort of federation of mountainous peoples in central Europe (Dinaric Alps and a few of the other ranges nearby) that hid away in some sort of bunkers when the world was hit by cataclysm and only recently reemerge; almost kind of like dwarves in fantasy (though I planned them to be normal humans)

2 was something like the Vandals of late antiquity where during the apocalyptic event army units from places that got hit hard invaded places that were hit less hard and took them over (so i.e. Spanish divisions taking over Morocco)

3 I wanted to be in some fertile part of the cradle of humanity where after the collapse of world societies this region kind of just became an important broker of natural resources (food, minerals) while relying on fresh water from abroad (their desalinated water all goes to irrigation)

4 some sorts of Eurasian nomads, herding cattle in solar powered RVs driving from oil well to oil well that they then go on to sell lucratively in Europe and Asia

Leaning towards idea 1 becasue I like the idea of the naivete these people emerging from their idyllic underground facilities would have and the ensuing culture shocks but I'll wait for more details of the world and other players ideas.
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I'll erect some sort of OOC and maybe expand a bit on the world if you'd like, @Andreyich. It's pretty much the worst climate scenarios + a bunch of wars at irregular intervals in various places around the world all the way up to the 22nd century. Some are still ongoing, probs. I don't wanna write too much in stone as I want the players to help imagine what the world will be like, but I will put up the map of the world in 2100 with respect to sea levels as imagined if business-as-usual emissions continue. I'll slap it into the OOC when I make it.
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I'll erect some sort of OOC and maybe expand a bit on the world if you'd like, @Andreyich. It's pretty much the worst climate scenarios + a bunch of wars at irregular intervals in various places around the world all the way up to the 22nd century. Some are still ongoing, probs. I don't wanna write too much in stone as I want the players to help imagine what the world will be like, but I will put up the map of the world in 2100 with respect to sea levels as imagined if business-as-usual emissions continue. I'll slap it into the OOC when I make it.


that makes sense! but I guess I was also curious about the full extent of anthropogenic damage to the world. I.e., has nuclear war fucked up the planet? Or has soil damage from over-farming left long stretches of the world of incredibly poor fertility? billions of fish dead from ocean toxicity and the seas are covered in algal bloom? has space debris created a Kessler effect where satellites basically don't work at all anymore? and if not, is stuff like GPS still functional? has some agent orange analogue chemical fucked up much of the planet's soil (akin to the earlier question)? or are there some major plagues from bioweapons to be aware of? are fossil fuels and other 'limited' resources like helium and such gone? I guess I'm also wondering how much of the world might be 'degraded'. Are we at the point there'd be de facto tribals like fallout? or is it more global mad max? or just poverty and degradation everywhere? i'm guessing the nonhumans you speak of are mutants of some sort that diverged from humanity. can we expect that much of the landscape is covered in some scifi mutations like walking plants and stuff? or weird new unrecognizable creatures?

sorry if I'm being incredibly nitpicky, but I feel all these questions are relevant to my ideas lol
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Been thinking on what sort of faction the Gaia Reclamation Initiative would be, and one potential outcome is a sort of AI project by either a private organization or one of the power blocs of the late 21st century. The AI made with the purpose of helping and direction restoration efforts of the world if things truly got dire. There are some blanks in between, but at some point, the AI would go full Skynet/Ultron on its creators, seeing machines as better stewards of the Earth. It probably be based in Antarctica.

That's the first draft so far, may change at some point of course, may even turn into something completely different XD.
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Leaning into some ideas for the Nepal region, especially if rising tides have swallowed the lowlands and made the Himalayan foothills ocean-front almost like fjords. Would love to have some of the local folklore made into “mutant” vestiges of humans/fauna. Probably some heavy emphasis on wind power.

That being said, happy to consolidate to an area that people are actually playing if that makes RPing easier to engage.
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Just a heads up that the OOC is on the way! I've just been a bit busy, but it should be out by Friday!
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Woo! Looking forward to it!
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wow! can't wait!
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