NationStates Jolt Archive

(AMW) OOC possibly leading to retrospective RP...

23-09-2008, 10:18
Yeah. Er. So!

Lately I've been expanding on Beddgelert's history (and it now seems that we've only been Beddgelert, as opposed to Geletia, for just under twenty years), which you can find here (, hopefully, on the off-site forum. I'll probably try breaking it down into individual posts and tidying the sections up a bit, but not until it's all done.

Anyway, I've hit the modern era in the truest sense. It's 1989 and the nation that I'll be playing in AMW is just being born. So I thought, since things are so slow around here and we've got some new players and are looking for more, none of whom will have a clue about any of the old history anyway, I might try to make something of an RP out of it.

If it happens, it will be the story of February 1989, The Year that Spring Came Early, in The First Geletian Republic, six and a half years after the fall of Llewellyn Map Gelert and the Geletian Principality.

Since it should be a good opportunity for fleshing things out, it seems worth my while to make a thread out of it, but the obvious concern is simply how to get other players involved in an internal Geletian affair.

It is basically a left-wing revolution in a left-wing revolutionary state, of course, though what foreign intelligence and administrations make of it at the time is something that remains to be seen.

I'm sure it will be of interest to the People's Republic of Spyr, because their man Kezo is President of the Geletian Republic when this kicks off, but whether that translates into much of an opportunity for Spyr's involvement is beyond me. Since it represents upheaval in Europe, there's also scope for concern in Rome, Kyiv, Berlin, and London, but of course the outcome is decided, so there are limitations.

Perhaps it'd be worth my while to start the thread out by establishing its relations with other states so that the upheaval means something to them, but I don't want to get too sidetracked playing the Geletia of the 1980s.

In the end, input welcome!
24-09-2008, 02:12
I'm interested, but I'll have to see how this whole thing develops before I can really say what Britain would have to say about it. I will, true to my practice of meddling in everything, take some kind of role in how things turn out, but whether or not that's supportive of the revolutionaries will really depend on how everyone else swings and what the revolutionaries actually have to say for themselves.
24-09-2008, 11:23
Well, here we go. It's 1989! (
29-09-2008, 19:10
What movie are you getting all the Chivo pictures from? I'm curious.
30-09-2008, 07:56
It's from The Prisoner, a British TV series from the 1960s. Chivo is Patrick McGoohan (also of Danger Man (Secret Agent, or something like that, when sold in America) and, unfortunately, Braveheart, as Longshanks). It was filmed in Wales at the resort village of Portmeirion, in the region that my family's originally from, just outside Porthmadog and not too far from another village, name of Beddgelert.

Damn it, I was going to point out that you may know The Prisoner indirectly from an episode of The Simpsons and post up a picture of Chivo meeting Homer, but Photobucket is crashing Firefox for some bloody reason, so that'll have to wait.

We killed Hans Moleman.
Kievskaya Rus
08-10-2008, 04:45
hmm, well not directly related to the Beddgelert plot (yet) I figure that 1989 was such a pivotal year in kieven history that I'd start something going there as well. Some of you may recall that there was a little conflict about my claim as it assumed a huge part of central asia as an NPC. If it's okay with everyone I'd like to at least keep Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan as part of my claim to be used as an NPC (and possibly invaded and reabsorbed into the empire at some later point). Hopefully that's acceptable.