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Please consult your pseudoscientific horoscope to determine that.
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It could be cookie corruption since that's where login info is stored, or just cookie issues in general depending on browser. But I can't say for sure that's what it is, or that it isn't some bug.
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Usually if I sit long enough in one place, like a roleplay for example, and refresh I'll be logged out. On desktop and in my own experience anyway. Clearing your cache -->wil<--l log you out though.
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Or it might be a completely different issue. If it could be reliably reproduced, that would be helpful, and in my case the way I do that is by just not moving from one part of the site to another.


You are not you--you have no body, no blood, no bones, you are but a thought. I myself have no existence; I am but a dream--your dream, a creature of your imagination. In a moment you will have realized this, then you will banish me from your visions and I shall dissolve into the nothingness out of which you made me. I am perishing already, I am failing, I am passing away.

In a little while you will be alone in shoreless space, to wander its limitless solitudes without friend or comrade forever—for you will remain a thought, the only existent thought, and by your nature inextinguishable, indestructible. But I, your poor servant, have revealed you to yourself and set you free. Dream other dreams, and better!

Strange! that you should not have suspected years ago—centuries, ages, eons, ago!—for you have existed, companionless, through all the eternities.

Strange, indeed, that you should not have suspected that your universe and its contents were only dreams, visions, fiction! Strange, because they are so frankly and hysterically insane—like all dreams: a God who could make good children as easily as bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave his angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice and invented hell—mouths mercy and invented hell—mouths Golden Rules, and forgiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man's acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites this poor, abused slave to worship him!

You perceive, now, that these things are all impossible except in a dream. You perceive that they are pure and puerile insanities, the silly creations of an imagination that is not conscious of its freaks—in a word, that they are a dream, and you the maker of it. The dream-marks are all present; you should have recognized them earlier.

It is true, that which I have revealed to you; there is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream—a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought—a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!

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>New CYOA, Divine Pretender, has been added to the list.

That works. I noticed the look you'd left but was just offering to have something more happen so that the impetus for interaction with the others isn't solely on you.

I'd imagine that he's not at all in the loop about the death of Zeus, so you might have an interesting plot thread with him coming to somehow discover that through reconnaissance or maybe somehow monitoring and spying on the gods' communication channels. He could presumably be monitoring all major communications from his hideout under the hopes that he gets some sort of signal from beyond their current system.

That's actually another interesting goal to consider working towards -- maybe he wants to either build signal infrastructure and a power source to run it, or otherwise capture or hack that infrastructure in Olympus so that he could get a message out to report what's been going on. It seems like he's thought of the possibility too; I took note of the line at the top where he says, "Command better be giving me one hell of a promotion when communication is finally re-established..."

Anyhow, those are just ideas! I'm fond of Isaac and you can consider the sheet accepted.

>Cool! And yeah, I already had an idea in mind for one of his eventual goals to be capturing the I.R.I.S. and possibly even the Remote so he could start building up additional infrastructure to send a message through. Not to mention uplift the "mortal" societies. An arguably harder task than dethroning the gods themselves. And presumably he would be monitoring communications, although I hadn't actually created any kind of device for that so I can't really say as to how he'd be doing that exactly. But it is something for me to consider.
I just want to praise all of you and say that I've been immensely pleased with all the character sheets so far. Good work everyone!

For my own part, I think that I've mostly finished a CS for the late Zeus. It's notably missing his relationships with the others as individuals, particularly after they became gods, but by posting this to show some of his personality and backstory I think it'll help inform various ideas for how they might have felt about him. I'll happily discuss that part and add in more details about his relationships later.

Zeus Prime, what I've taken to calling the clone that rules as of the start of this RP, will have some key differences but a lot of things like his artifacts will be the same or similar. Still, I'm going to be working on a sheet for him next, then I intend to make the official OOC thread so we can move out of this interest check. The new OOC thread will definitely contain more details about the planet Hellas (where this takes place) and perhaps some other things that I think are important. If there's any lore of background information that you think I should put in the OP for when I do that, then let me know.

@Zyx I quite like Isaac! I understand why you're excluding the divine names etc. Still, I mentioned in my sheet that Zeus has declared that Isaac is to be known as Typhon to the mortals -- it seems fitting since Typhon was one of Zeus' challengers and enemies, and also 'the father of monsters'.

Some concern has been raised about whether you'll be a bit isolated and shunted out of the action near the beginning of the IC. I think I have a solution, though: the late Zeus, though he surely would have hated Isaac for his defiance and refusal to join the conspiracy, may have been nonetheless pragmatic enough to not try too hard to find and destroy his hideout. With Isaac around as a bogeyman there's a common enemy so that the others in the pantheon have something to fear and a reason for unity, and because Isaac only is able to attack every so often and he rebuilds his forces at fairly predictable intervals it's not too unreasonable to let him do his thing for a few centuries. Zeus Prime, on the other hand, might not see the value in such a unifying enemy and so could immediately order a renewed effort to locate Isaac with the goal of killing him or throwing him into Tartarus. Thoughts on that?

>The monikers are sensible, and as for the initial action, I could see that working. I will say though that I did leave myself a hook into things near the end of Holcomb's backstory if need be. His army is, as of the present, just waiting for him to wake up. Once he does I had planned for him to do some scouting with those recon drones just to make sure he knows where all the vital targets are, and then have him start moving units down south.
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Isaac sounds fundamentally really cool as an antagonist! I appreciate you throwing a little nod towards Hades' mortal name in there too. Love that you used the Warhammer animation for a representation of Isaac's personality lmao. I can't wait to see how you'll roleplay him in the near future!

>Thanks. I mean if I know the real names of every original crewmate, that's what he's going to refer to them as anyway. It'd be funny if some god is actually named Bob, and he just calls them that during a battle, lol.
”Th, thank you.” The young boy stammers. His eyes not leaving the cup precariously balancing on a small plate in his hand, as if trying to use sheer will alone to keep the glowing boiling liquid in its container.
After a few more careful feet of movement he slowly slides the plate down onto an empty table only to look up and around, noticing the intended recipient is now gone.

Defeated he frowns and stands idly lost.
His eyes soon drift back to the fox-masked lady and Clay

Lyren does not speak, they barely even move. And yet there is a feeling, an instinctual sensation, of the reply that would commonly be voiced in this case. That of, "you're welcome."
There needs to be a level of cooperation in order for competition to be interesting, at least to me.

Poor two second analogy, but I have to be willing to admit you hit me in the head. I didn't block it. I didnt tense me neck muscles at just the right time to absorb the force. I didn't open my mouth and bite your fist at the last second. I'm not actually a master of the Iron Jaw technique and therefore you didn't actually just break your own fist in my face.

You got me. It hurt. I'm probably bleeding. My bell is a little rung. I'm gonna have to adapt. I wasn't ready for that. Fucking ouch man. Damn.

>True, although I do think having a plan for scenes on top of that would help as well. That way you actually know which way the plot is going to go rather than just making up in the moment.
>Now that I've worked out the details of the new idea I mentioned, here's my current sheet. It's not very mythological I know, but that's kind of the point since Holcomb is against the idea as a whole. It's still a WIP since I'm not sure if someone's playing a similar role or the exact geographical layout of the planet in question. Also because I'd like feedback before declaring it complete.

>Addendum: I've just found the perfect representation of Isaac's personality.

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...this is more just a statement on the fundamentals of what makes roleplaying as a hobby enjoyable than any specific statement on Nation RP. Like, it's all about cooperation - give and take, like I said earlier. If that just doesn't mesh or if you feel like it's a hassle to how your creative process works, nobody's gonna judge you on that. But cooperating with other players isn't anything unique to NRP...that's just Roleplaying Basics 101. And if that's just something you don't want to deal with for one reason or another, then that's fine.

NRPs go and die just like casual or advanced or 1x1 RPs do, and there's no magical sticking point that will just make players stay around just because there's "nation" or "advanced" attached to it.

>I see.

>I would say more, but I'm not sure what more needs to be said on my behalf at this juncture. Other than that I suppose I assumed more cooperation given the nature of the roleplay. It seems to be one thing to make a character and plan out events in advance, but another to essentially take several disconnected and individual nation concepts and then write them all in a single setting, while also ensuring they mesh well. It reminded me of collaborative worldbuilding more than RP I guess.
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