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    Nymeria (Admin), Aisling Ryswell, Samara Sand, Tanyth Toland & Elysa Dayne.

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  1. Linda

    "Try out the game!" link not working?

    Where did you find that link? We switched webclient a while back, must have missed changing it somewhere. :) This is the correct one: http://www.westeros.org/BoD/Portal
  2. Linda

    What is this thing exactly?

    Blood of Dragons is a roleplaying game that is played in real-time over the Internet. It is entirely text-based and uses a platform that is similar to a chat room but with various features that make it more suited to roleplaying. There is some limited use of stats and skills but the focus is very much on roleplaying and writing. Each player takes on a character from family trees we've already created and then plays a part in an on-going story that is both driven by other players and by the staff.
  3. My point of view is that it doesn't exist. It is something made up for people to be upset about, mostly on the behalf of others. Quite often, it is also applied to aspects of a culture that aren't particularly sensitive in the first place. Is it nice to be purposefully mocking an important part of another culture/religion? Maybe not, and a bit of politeness never hurts, but no one much bats an eye when it comes to making fun of Christianity, for example. I don't see that there should be a distinction made based on size of the culture/religion in question or how much it has been persecuted. If naughty nuns are okay, then sexy Pocahontas is also okay. And if we talk about usage as inspiration for fiction, I see no issue with it at all.
  4. Linda

    Current MUSH Ad

    Address: bod.westeros.org: 3000 Guest Client: http://www.westeros.org/BoD/Client/ Webpage: http://www.westeros.org/BoD/ Forum: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/forum/16-blood-of-dragons-mush/ Current/Upcoming: King Baelor and much of the court has just returned from Sunspear and the wedding of Prince Daeron to Princess Mariah. We have now entered the last year of Baelor's reign. Blood of Dragons is set in the low-magic, medieval-inspired fantasy world of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" (and HBO's "Game of Thrones", though the game is strictly based on book canon). The game is the only MUSH operated with the approval of George R.R. Martin, together with whom the game's owners also co-authored "The World of Ice and Fire". The game takes place 140 years prior to the start of the first book, "A Game of Thrones". King Baelor I Targaryen still sits the Iron Throne, with his uncle Viserys doing what he can to manage the king's increasingly erratic behaviour and see to that the realm is properly governed. In Dorne, Prince Marence -- who never recovered fully from being poisoned -- has abdicted in favour of his son, Prince Maron. The new young ruler is immediately tested as the Iron Bank comes to Dorne on the hunt for a man who defrauded them. This choice of time period allows players to explore a less defined period in the history of Westeros while still experiencing how past events referenced in the books may have played out. The roleplay is focused on the political and social interactions at the courts of King's Landing and Sunspear, with players taking up characters from various noble households. Players have a choice between CGing a character themselves or taking up a previously played, fully pre-generated role. Choose the latter option and you can often be ready to roleplay within minutes. Blood of Dragons is focused on offering high-quality roleplay in a rich, immersive setting with a strong sense of history and continuity. A key ambition of the game is to stay as true as possible to the world-building of George R.R. Martin and in doing so offering an authentic experience of Westeros in the time of the Targaryen kings.
  5. Linda

    Upcoming Events

    This topic is for reposting upcoming events from the in-game Events calendar. The referenced "game time" is GMT-6 / CST. Old events are deleted from the topic semi-regularly.
  6. Linda

    Wanted Characters

    On the game +cdb/wanted will list the currently most suggested characters. We'll occasionally try to post a sample of where it stands at here in the forums. If you are a prospective player and none of the wanted characters appeal to you, or if you are a current player who would like to see a particular character in play, please post to this topic as well. Prospective players interested in PC family members can post here and ask if anyone wants to recruit them for their family. A good idea is to post some general ideas for the kind of character and concept one is interested in. Current players can recruit for family member, characters otherwise connected to their character or just characters they would like to see in play. Keep in mind that these character suggestions may not have been cleared with the Admin and are not guaranteed to be suitable. NOTE: If you post a recruiting message for a specific character, try to remember to remove it if someone takes up the character.
  7. Linda

    Try out the game!

    Curious about the MUSH? Use our convenient browser-based login to try out the game: http://www.westeros.org/BoD/Client/ The above link will log you into the game as a guest, which means you can ask questions on the Guest channel, browse the CDB (character database) and check out if the game seems interesting to you! If you experience any trouble logging in or if you have any other questions relating to trying out the game or getting started on the game, ask them here!
  8. Hi everyone, I think you have all noticed that we have hit a slow period following the summer and the Dorne plot. We have also ended up being more absent than we expected thanks a couple of short-notice trips. In any case, now we need to look at what we want to do during the rest of the autumn on the game, and perhaps even plan as far ahead as next year since time seems to fly. We are in the last year of Baelor's reign, so we have a few little canon events to work in, but much of that is background material rather than something that offers a lot for PCs to do. So that is where we need your suggestions! Please give some thought to what you would like to see on the game. It could be specific plot ideas or more general thoughts about types of roleplay you would like us to facilitate. A constant issue for any game is new player recruiting & retention, so if you have any thoughts on that, do add those as well. You can also submit your thoughts and suggestions via +jobs or via email to [email protected] but we thought it might be handy with a topic here on the forums for discussing ideas as well.
  9. Linda

    Board Issues 4

    That the message regarding ad blockers shows up is intended. However, it should not be showing up if you have whitelisted the site as the first poster reported. If you haven't whitelisted the site, then it will show up.
  10. Linda

    Board Issues 4

    Thank you for the report, that is a weird problem.
  11. Exhausted after this weekend, dressage competition and dog show. https://t.co/Eu5Qo9Dg8O

  12. Linda

    Board Issues 4

    Sorry, no it isn't. It blew up badly last time we tried to install it. We may try again once we have completed some other upgrades, but they are taking a while.
  13. Baroque Play https://t.co/kUTx1OVk12 #SecondLife https://t.co/YBmY9V92yl

  14. Linda

    Board Issues 4

    Looks like the CSS got screwed up and had a bad cache stuck for a while.
  15. Ghost Town https://t.co/QiMfz6vlQq #SecondLife https://t.co/NSrcs4l1kx