• Colonialisation. A forum RP. Try not to catch Malaria.
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Well I decided to try my hand at a forum RP again, starting in the year 1500. Based loosely off my earlier RPs, this one will try to simulate the Homogenocene from its inception and show the changes wrought by this to trade, ecology and life on Earth. Map of the year 1500: [img_thumb]http://http://i.imgur.comr/26MGj.png[/img_thumb] There are 4 Kingdoms to choose from initially. Depending on circumstances in the rest of the world, new opportunities will spring up. England, Spain, Portugal and France. Furthermore, out of these nations, you can choose to be a private or crown colony. A private colony offers greater control over your own affairs, but is subject to a number of investors who want returns. A crown colony meanwhile is much more stable, but is subject to taxes and laws intended to keep firm control over it. A crown colony already exists in Hispaniola, set up by Christopher Columbus. It has already killed (Indirectly and directly) a large part of the population. Furthermore the native plants and animals are competing fiercely with new arrivals, with the newcomers slowly winning. The island has been found good for growing sugar cane and other fruits, allowing it to become financially viable for the crown. Barely anybody in Europe even knows of the Americas beyond these islands, save for a few British and Norwegian Fishermen and some Portuguese explorers. Please send in this for your first turn, followed by the turn sheet. [quote] Kingdom/Nation: Headquarters: Company name: Company flag: (Only private companies may have flags/names, crown colonies fly the flag of the Motherland) [/quote] Please send in turns of the following format: [Quote] Motherland actions: (Try to get investors, colonists, royal support, etc) Exploration actions: (Where to explore, how to explore, etc) Colony actions: (Establishment, expansion, economic focus, etc) Foreign affairs: (Interacting with native groups, criminals, pirates, foreign governments, etc.) [/quote] Please send in all actions with your establishing turn if you are a new player. Please also read at least the last turn before sending in your command sheet. Music of 1500: [i]Josquin des Prez – Nymphes des bois[/i] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N86qrLlddO4[/media] Worldwide events of 1500: [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1500[/url] Turn 0: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35572208#post35572208[/url] - 1500 Turn 1: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35584021#post35584021[/url] - 1500 - 1504 Turn 2: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35586039&viewfull=1#post35586039[/url] 1504 - 1508 Turn 3: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35592848&viewfull=1#post35592848[/url] 1508 - 1512 Turn 4: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35599119&viewfull=1#post35599119[/url] 1512 - 1516 Turn 5: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35618165&viewfull=1#post35618165[/url] 1516 - 1520 Turn 6: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35626351&viewfull=1#post35626351[/url] 1520 - 1524 Turn 7: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35639713&viewfull=1#post35639713[/url] 1524 - 1528 Turn 8: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35659912&viewfull=1#post35659912[/url] 1528 - 1532 Turn 9: [url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35673056&viewfull=1#post35673056[/url] 1532 -1536 Turn 10:[url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35698902&viewfull=1#post356989021536[/url] 1536 - 1540 Turn 11:[url]http://facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35722646&viewfull=1#post35722646[/url] 1540 - 1544 Turn 12:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35742241&viewfull=1#post35742241[/url] 1544 - 1548 Turn 13:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35771002&viewfull=1#post35771002[/url] 1548 - 1552 Summary: [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35784220&viewfull=1#post35784220[/url] 1500 -1550 Turn 14:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35795222&viewfull=1#post35795222[/url] 1552 - 1556 Turn 15:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35829622&viewfull=1#post35829622[/url] 1556 - 1560 Turn 16:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35849236#post35849236[/url] 1560 - 1564 Turn 17:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35879663&viewfull=1#post35879663[/url] 1564 - 1568 Turn 18:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35898343&viewfull=1#post35898343[/url] 1568 - 1572 Turn 19:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35925979&viewfull=1#post35925979[/url] 1572 - 1576 Turn 20:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35939906&viewfull=1#post35939906[/url] 1576 - 1580 Turn 21:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=35979822&viewfull=1#post35979822[/url] 1580 - 1584 Turn 22:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=36010551&viewfull=1#post36010551[/url] 1584 - 1588 Turn 23:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1177424?p=36047865&viewfull=1#post36047865[/url] 1588 - 1592 Turn 24:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1177424&p=36089963&viewfull=1#post36089963[/url] 1592 - 1596 Turn 25:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1177424&p=36171675#post36171675[/url] 1596 - 1600 Turn 26:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1177424&p=36194741#post36194741[/url] 1600 - 1604 Turn 27:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1177424&p=36260862&viewfull=1#post36260862[/url] 1604 - 1608 Turn 28:[url]http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1177424&p=36300872&viewfull=1#post36300872[/url] 1608 - 1612 (Final turn) The game is finished now.
if you get too pushy while under a crown, is it possible for you to simply lose in a turn with the crown commanding you to step down as leader, or will you be given the choice to fight back/convince the kingdom?
[QUOTE=MountainWatcher;35572422]if you get too pushy while under a crown, is it possible for you to simply lose in a turn with the crown commanding you to step down as leader, or will you be given the choice to fight back/convince the kingdom?[/QUOTE] The latter. Also there will be warning beforehand if you get too pushy. If you want control over your own affairs, and a better chance of own governance, try a private company. If you would like to be a vassal state of your motherland and more or less protected (But under a lot of restrictions) try a crown colony.
Say we end up with a thriving colony and we secede. Could we capture land outside of America?
[QUOTE=MountainWatcher;35572775]Say we end up with a thriving colony and we secede. Could we capture land outside of America?[/QUOTE] I shall see when we get there.
I'm joining, a more local Rp than empires sounds good.
I have 2 turns in so far..
What/where should HQ be? In the motherland or where our base is in the new world
I'd expect this to be more active, only two players so far?
In the same boat as Ven, where or what should our HQ be?
Well, I took a private company and picked Lisbon for my headquarters, Sob checked it out and didn't say anything about it, so I'm guessing the headquarters is in the mainland
Yeah the HQ is where in Europe your company is based
Van Kaeo sent in his turn. Anybody else wishing to join has an hour to do so, then I shall post the turn.
let us run the new world into a bright new age of running into the ground.
i'm a fuckin' tired of this games - start, change gm, the game dies.
my name is peperony and chease I have a very weak immune system and live in a city where dysentery runs rampant ready to start
[img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/VJeJz.png[/img_thumb] EVENTS OF 1500-1504 [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/Flag_of_Milan.svg/300px-Flag_of_Milan.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of England – Mr Face, Van Kaeo[/b] -The reigning monarch Henry 7th, seeks to establish a stronger hold in the Americas, having heard of the exploits of Columbus in the West Indies. He gives support to a explorer to go down the coast. -A private company is established in Dublin by a variety of investors having heard of the exploits of other explorers. [I]English Crown Colony – Mr Face[/I] -At some expense, 7 ships are acquired and set out from Bristol. The trip is aided somewhat by English and Norwegian fishermen along with Cabots earlier explorations. The route followed is towards Newfoundland, with reports the area is rich in cod. -Despite the existence of trained longbowmen, and some crossbows, some matchlock arquebuses are obtained for the trip. They prove notoriously unreliable weapons and make people question the military prowess of the colonel in charge. -Exploration up and down the Northeast coast is conducted, and some tribes are inevitably met. Due to earlier contact with English fishermen the natives are not surprised, and help provide some navigational directions and trade sparingly. -Much good land has already been taken up by natives, and a few sparing attempts are made at setting up several camps. All but one of them in Newfoundland fails due to lack of knowledge of the area and supplies. -The Newfoundland settlement clings onto life, and the King expresses interest in developing this further as the cod in the area has proved bountiful. Usual crops are poor in yields, prompting investment into cod fishing. -An Irish exploration convoy is met, and after some trade is conducted a sickly Irish crewmember is taken in. Some natives try to attack an exploration attempt (In modern day Boston). The natives are driven off by arquebuses, terrified by the weapon. The camp made nearby is abandoned when the residents catch syphilis. [img]http://i.imgur.com/DSJwf.gif[/img] [I]Helical Medicinal Solutions – Van Keao[/I] -After several words are invented and chosen for the name of the company, a large portion of the English pale decides to invest into this company, seeing that the monarch in England is likewise encouraging exploration. -Support is requested from the crown to set up a colony, and an act of parliament is passed allowing them to set up a colony in the Newfoundland area. -Several ships set out towards Newfoundland, shortly after the English colony leaves. The convoy discovers the mouth of the St Lawrence river, and names it the St Patrick river for discovering it on St Patricks feast day. -Exploration is conducted along the river, and a temporary camp is established in what is now Southern Ontario. The settlement is ruined when the winter weather forces the inhabitants to leave, for many of them spent much of their time looking for gold and opium rather than planting crops. -On the way back for more supplies, a crewmember called cccritical with dysentery is left in the English colony in Newfoundland for treatment. -The natives offer medicinal knowledge and plants in return for various trinkets, these are glady accepted. The most viable plant is one that when burned and inhaled, produces a pleasurable effect. The natives warn that this should not be overused, or else it damage the soul. -The convoy returns to Ireland, bringing a variety of curious artefacts from the New World, with the company back home having collected enough funds and people to organise a proper settlement attempt. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg/320px-Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Portugal – Mountainwatcher.[/b] -Companhia das Quinas Americanas is set up by a collection of investors wishing to make some money off the recently discovered Brazil. [img]http://i.imgur.com/u5WHm.png[/img] [I]Companhia das Quinas Americanas - Mountainwatcher[/I] -Several exploration and trading fleets arrive at the Brazilian coastline, and begin to pick up on the work done by several earlier explorers. -Native tribes are contacted, and some rudimentary trading links are set up. The Portuguese are quite friendly towards the natives, and begin to sell them various manufactured goods and trinkets in return for a variety of interesting goods. -The only real viable trade good discovered is Brazilwood, which luckily is in high demand and abundant in Brazil. Exports begin to gradually increase and start to make the company wealthy. -Many explorers begin to live with and interact with the natives, leading to a fruitful exchange of information. -A permanent trading post is established on the Potengi River. -Investors are bemused by some native plants and animals that return (Most dying on the voyage). [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Flag_of_New_Spain.svg/200px-Flag_of_New_Spain.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Spain - [/b] -The Spanish continue to explore the New World, with Christopher Columbus making his final voyage. The city of Nueva Cádiz is founded on the island of Cubagua, Venezuela and it is shortly followed by the founding by Alonso de Ojeda of Santa Cruz in present day Guajira peninsula. On the coast of present day Colombia, near the Gulf of Urabá, Spanish explorers led by Vasco Núñez de Balboa explore and conquer the area near the Atrato River. -Orchards begin to be set up in the Spanish colonies. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg/200px-Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of France - [/b] -Pretty much nothing happens with regards to colonial enterprises, but some explorers do go out to see the big fuss going on overseas. [b]Ecological events[/b] -The native life of Hispaniola are decimated increasingly by Europeans, with African grasses slowly outgrowing American plants, and the surviving ones being eaten by livestock. -This has begun to spread to more islands of the Caribbean. -Dysentery from an Irish seaman spreads into a native village located in Newfoundland, however due to the sparse population on the island it does not spread far and only kills a few dozen at most. -Rats and cats start to spread on Newfoundland and Ontario, but the cold weather limits their activities. [b]Music of 1500-1504 - Josquin des Prez – Salve regina[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddvt1982YOg[/media] Send in new turns please. Use this format for commands. [Quote] Motherland actions: (Try to get investors, colonists, royal support, etc) Exploration actions: (Where to explore, how to explore, etc) Colony actions: (Establishment, expansion, economic focus, etc) Foreign affairs: (Interacting with native groups, criminals, pirates, foreign governments, etc.) [/quote] If a new player, use this in additon. [quote] Kingdom/Nation: Headquarters: Company name: Company flag: (Only private companies may have flags/names, crown colonies fly the flag of the Motherland) [/quote] Send this to me via PM. Please send in all turns titled as "Kingdom/Company name - Turn 2 - Playername" Players: Mr Face - England (Crown Colony) - [url]http://www.flags.net/images/largeflags/UNKG0100.GIF[/url] Mountainwatcher - Portugal (Private Colony) - [url]http://i.imgur.com/u5WHm.png[/url] Van Kaeo - England (Private Colony) - [url]http://i.imgur.com/DSJwf.gif[/url]
Shoot, I missed the deadline by like a minute, goddammit.
Aw yeah makin' up fancy words in this bitch
[QUOTE=kamikaze470;35584074]Shoot, I missed the deadline by like a minute, goddammit.[/QUOTE] Send in turn anyways.
Hello we're Helical Medicinal Solutions, now GIVE US YOUR FUCKIN' LAND SO WE DESTROY OTHER FUCKIN' PEOPLE! You get a pill of headaches in return.
Uh except I'm not doing that. Helical Medicinal Solutions is a for profit hospital and medical company. We plan to exploit the tobacco, marijuana, and opiate poppies in this area for medicinal purposes. [editline]15th April 2012[/editline] Here I figured this might help you guys identifying the natives near your colonies. [t]http://thomaslegion.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/indian_tribes.jpg[/t]
What about the South?
I have all turns in from previous players. Any new players wishing to send in a turn please do so now.
[QUOTE=MountainWatcher;35584468]What about the South?[/QUOTE] Do your own google search
20 minutes to send in any new turns. Kamikaze is a new player. Ruskie is now a new player. New turn will be delayed slightly to account for the new players.
I say we all grow to have all of america and then, declare independence and conquer our mainlands.
[QUOTE=MountainWatcher;35585773]I say we all grow to have all of america and then, declare independence and conquer our mainlands.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/V0zK8.png[/IMG]
[img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/vt6dB.png[/img_thumb] Players: Mr Face - England (Crown Colony) (Red, Newfoundland) Mountainwatcher – Portugal (Private Colony) (Green, Recife) Van Kaeo - England (Private Colony) (Shamrock Green, Ontario) Kamikaze - France (Private Colony) (Blue, Puerto Rico) Ruskie – France (Crown Colony) (Deep blue, Uruguay) EVENTS OF 1504-1508 [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/Flag_of_Milan.svg/300px-Flag_of_Milan.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of England – Mr Face, Van Kaeo[/b] [b][I]English Crown Colony – Mr Face[/I][/b] -Exports of fish begin to gradually increase, as the Canadian coasts prove very bountiful. Colonists begin to immigrate to take advantage of this, and already existing Fishermen begin to stay in Newfoundland rather than returning home. -Longbows, Crossbows and more arquebuses are purchased and brought to the colony in Newfoundland. However some of these weapons are not really used, and are instead sold to some natives. -Salt begins to be imported over at considerable expense, and some fishermen decide to make their own salt cheaply by boiling seawater over a fire. -Cod and clam fishing is invested into by the fishers, but attempts at lobster proves pointless. There is no demand for the lobster, and the lobster is ground up to make fertiliser for the colonial vegetable patches. -Trade with the natives continue, the Algonkian tribes particularly favour the manufactured goods and clam shells. One oddity is that an Irish brooch is shown to an English trader in the area. -Smallpox spreads to the English colony, and subsequently into Newfoundland. -With colonists coming in, and natives dying, the entire island is claimed entirely for England. [img]http://i.imgur.com/DSJwf.gif[/img] [b][I]Helical Medicinal Solutions – Van Keao[/I][/b] -Assistance is requested from the crown for colonial enterprises, but is rejected. The Crown is too busy managing their own colony in Newfoundland. -A new convoy sets out, and after a while eventually sail down the St Patrick river and set up a colony at what is now Toronto. They name it New Dublin. -Trading and exploration parties set out to acquire various resources. Some return with a new thing in their arms. Others return with a tomahawk in their skulls. -The colony quickly starts to build an earthen palisade after this incident. -The natives show the colonists how to produce maple syrup, and production of the sweet substance begins. -A native raid occurs after a explorer was caught stealing tobacco plant seeds. When the natives are dispatched, one of them is found to have a Welsh Longbow in their possession. -Curious new things trickle into Ireland, such as a sugary brown syrup, and some tobacco. After some try out the syrup, they become hooked and demand that imports begin immediately. -Bees are brought to the colony to set up honey production, due to honey being a preservative and a desired commodity like sugar. The bees however escape from captivity and begin to breed and spread throughout the area. -Smallpox spreads to a native group, and within a year the disease is spreading like wildfire. New Dublin begins to struggle in this alien landscape. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg/320px-Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Portugal – Mountainwatcher.[/b] -The natives brought over are observed to be “Drinking smoke” from a pipe in the manner that Arabs do with Opium or Cannabis. Several of the nobility are entranced by this addictive substance and demand that a regular supply be set up. -Sugar demand begins to increase, with the African coastal islands already producing it to be insufficient and malaria ridden for Europeans to use. [img]http://i.imgur.com/u5WHm.png[/img] [b][I]Companhia das Quinas Americanas - Mountainwatcher[/I][/b] -A family of natives is brought to Lisbon by the trading company to see life in Europe. Unfortunately 5 of the 7 people brought die by the end of the experience, due to various diseases and the 2 remaining ones are brought back to the colony. -Attempts to make furniture out of Brazilwood begins, but then the manufactory producing it finds that musical instruments are much better suited to this, and swap to making that. -Exploration continues northwards along the coast, with valuable new information gained and trade contacts set up. Brazilwood production begins to slowly increase. -The trading post grows into a proper settlement, and begins to permanently remove forest and plant the ground with European style crops. Sugar is planted due to the favourable climate. -Exploration up the Potengi river continues, and several more trading posts ranging from 10 to 60 persons per post are established. -An offer is made to the English to sell them brazilwood in return for salted fish. The trade is quite successful, and the Portuguese colonies in Brazil now have Canadian fish making up part of their diet. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Flag_of_New_Spain.svg/200px-Flag_of_New_Spain.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Spain - [/b] -San Sebastian de Urabá is founded by the Spanish, and they further consolidate their hold on their new world colonies. -Christopher Columbus dies, wealthy and a religious fanatic unsatisfied by never finding Asia. -The Arawak populations begin to collapse due to disease and war, and a labour shortage begins to gradually emerge in the Spanish colonies. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg/200px-Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of France – Kamikaze, Ruskie[/b] -A company is set up in Honfleur, appealing to merchants and nobility for exploration and investment into the New World. Some Genoese Bankers gladly back the idea, remembering Columbus. -The French King, seeing the example of the English and of the private company, decides to set up his own colonies. [b][i]French Crown colony – Ruskie[/i][/b] -Various nobles and the King decide to fund the colonial enterprise, partly to annoy the Spanish even more. -A convoy sets out to the new world to set up a colony, heading south down the coast away from most other activities in the new continent. -The convoy arrives at modern day Montevideo in Uruguay. There is a lack of native tribes in the area, but the ones met by the French are quite hostile. A military fort is constructed to protect the French. -The relative isolation of the fort means it struggles on the edge of existence. The convoy maintains a desperate supply line back to Europe. -Some cattle unfortunately escape along with some horses during a native raid. The French stuck inside their fort are unable to do much about the situation. The native tribes in the area are however forced to stop the attacks after disease catches among them and relieves the French. [img]http://i.imgur.com/XM6BF.jpg[/img] [b][i]Nouvelle-France – Kamikaze[/i][/b] -The company sets off for the Caribbean, and lands on an island previously discovered but unsettled by the Spanish. Puerto Rico is claimed by the French and named Jean-Baptiste. -A small military fort and trading post is established on the island, the natives are slightly hostile but later willing to trade finding out that the company could be a potential ally against Spain. -A diplomatic outrage ensues, inflamed by the situation in Italy. France refuses to give up their claims in the New World, and the plans for the league of Cambrai collaspe. -The Spanish demand the French leave Puerto Rico. [b]Ecological events[/b] -French and Spanish influence in the Caribbean has begun to greatly change the ecology of the lands, and the Arawak population is taking a severe battering as their way of life vanishes. -The Portuguese trading posts have begun to slowly push back the forests as demand gradually increases. Marshy soils begin to dry out and streams form as the forests are cleared. A native group is forced to move 200 metres inland after the land there can no longer support their method of farming. -The introduction of the bee to North America has caused pollination to dramatically increase, and plant growth to accelerate. -Smallpox has begun to decimate tribes throughout the Northeast of North America, the abandoned villages are soon rapidly overgrown with help from pollinating bees. -Measles has begun to spread throughout Uruguay, very slowly however due to the low population. -Livestock have begun to spread throughout Uruguay, and although a number are hunted by natives in the area, they maintain their existence. [b]Music of 1504-1508 - Spinacino intabulation of La Stanghetta - G. van Weerbecke[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrVLCQU-6Wc&feature=relmfu[/media] Send in new turns please. Use this format for commands. [Quote] Motherland actions: (Try to get investors, colonists, royal support, etc) Exploration actions: (Where to explore, how to explore, etc) Colony actions: (Establishment, expansion, economic focus, etc) Foreign affairs: (Interacting with native groups, criminals, pirates, foreign governments, etc.) [/quote] If a new player, use this in additon. [quote] Kingdom/Nation: Headquarters: Company name: Company flag: (Only private companies may have flags/names, crown colonies fly the flag of the Motherland) [/quote] Send this to me via PM. Please send in all turns titled as "Kingdom/Company name - Turn 3 - Playername"
Oh shit. Ven's got Maple Syrup again.
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