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June 2021 NEWSLETTER Midsummer's GreetingThe celebration of the Solstice is an ancient tradition around the world, marking the longest and shortest days of the year, a shift of the seasons and symbolizing renewal and change for both sides of the hemisphere. It can mean a lot of things to a lot of people, and has inspired numerous works fashioned from long standing folklore and stories, tales of fairies and creatures alike, from a time when the worlds of fact and fiction collide into a...
Hey All, So over the past few days, we've had several maintenance periods that began after the data center fire in Utah, which you could read about here. Some of the things we've done since then have been the following: Return to the Utah data center once they managed to correct the situation and recover our server which has been moved to a new part of the facility. One of the things that have made us resilient over the last decade+ is the fact that we take backups of the site regularly...
The staff here at RpNation would love to wish you all a happy and safe pride month whether you're out, visible, closeted, or questioning! The first pride parades began 50 years ago as riots and protests against oppressive laws, hate, and discrimination. In the U.S. the month of June is dedicated to commemorating and honoring those riots- specifically Stonewall, a series of demonstrations that occurred in response to a police raid on a gay bar- with parades and many other events and...
MAY 2021 NEWSLETTER Housekeeping Notes https://www.rpnation.com/threads/welcome-back.492432/ RpNation Song Recommendations - Staff & HelpersNeed to find some new music? Here is what we are listening to. Take a listen! @Honeymead ― Featured Discussionhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/how-do-you-take-your-coffee-in-the-morning.492731/ @myfanwy ― Featured BBCoderhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/plentiful-palettes-a-resource.492087/ @Sushi Muncher ― Featured...
Hey All, Just posting up a quick notice to let you all know that later in the evening (EST Time) at some point we should be having 1-2 hours of downtime as we move back the site to our server in Utah that has been successfully recovered after the April outage, which you could read more about here.
I want to thank everyone who sent in feedback via the form, here or the betasite, and those who have reached out privately to me via PMs. We are not planning at this time to proceed with this change, that is the point of beta, after all, to gather feedback and test. Instead, we will be shifting focus to work with what we got, fix the issues, and move forward. Hey All, We’ve gone ahead and released a beta site for those of you interested in helping test new features and provide feedback...
We’re back! As not everyone may be aware of the situation: RpNation went dark April 4, 2021. To sum up what happened, the facility where our server is hosted suffered a catastrophic event. The facility lost power, which caused the backup generators to kick on. One of those generators caught fire, triggering the fire suppression system. So, not only was power lost to the whole facility a second time, but many servers were at risk of water damage. On April 6, 2021, after being in contact...
APRIL 2021 NEWSLETTER @lunardenouncement ― Featured Discussionhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/show-me-your-plants.488176/ @Yukitera ― Featured BBCoderhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/excelsium-archives-yukiteras-code-workshop.490956/ @Baconhands ― Featured Writerhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/children-of-volk.491320/ @DovahBeat ― Featured Artisthttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/dovahbeats-art-dump-plushies-tails-and-more.491037/ @Yhmera ― Member of the MonthWhen did you start...
MARCH 2021 NEWSLETTER March Donation Badge by @Fyuri @BakaTheIdiot ― Featured Discussionhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/what-makes-a-character-feel-more-human.488426/ @MitsuMitsu ― Featured Artisthttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/a-dumpity.487548/ @dirt ― Featured BBCoderhttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/dirts-less-than-mediocre-codes.488573/ @The Dreamer of the Lore ― Featured Writinghttps://www.rpnation.com/threads/the-thousands-musings-of-the-romanticism-and-sadness.489807/ @Javax...
February 2021 NEWSLETTER February Donation badge by @peritwinkle Housekeeping Notes Apply to become a newsletter Helper! Donate to become a site Supporter! We have a new Patreon tier, featuring custom character art by @AEONmeteorite! Details are here. Dress up with our swag available in our merch store. @BittyBobcat ― Featured DiscussionWhat do your rp partners do that you love? A thread filled with feel-good, wholesome content of RPN members complimenting and praising their...
January 2021 NEWSLETTER January Donation badge by @peritwinkle Housekeeping Notes Apply to become a newsletter Helper! Donate to become a site Supporter! We have a new Patreon tier, featuring custom character art by @AEONmeteorite! Details are here. Dress up with our swag available in our merch store. @BlueLokiLex ― Featured DiscussionWhat do you get when you combine two faces together? Find out more! @Grish ― Featured ArtistCheck out a truck load of whimsical, digital art...
Hey All, The incomparable @AEONmeteorite, who has done all the art for recent newsletters and our merch (check that out here), is donating their time to the site by helping us create an affordable Art Tier on our Patreon where you can get a character drawn for one hundred dollars (100 USD). However, this tier will be limited to 5 people at a time so that AEON can stay on top of the requests. (Once all slots are filled, we'll make an announcement when one opens up again.) If you maintain...
December 2020 NEWSLETTER December donation badge by @Fyuri Housekeeping Notes December is nearly here, which means Christmas is right around the corner! Join RpNation this month as we ROCK our way into Christmas with the music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Throughout the month, we'll be hosting musical events featuring live narration from @Ghan as TSO tells the story of Christmas through their head-banging rock albums. Join our Discord server and learn more. Don't miss out...
RpNation Merchandise RpNation Logo StoreYou'll be able to find hoodies, t-shirts, stickers, mugs, totebags each in different styles and colors! You can find all of our official merchandise here! Creation NationRpNation is not just a roleplaying site, we are a center for amazing creativity, from writers to musicians and artists alike. Being able to support that was a huge priority for us when we researched and setup merch. Our RpNation Logo Store above will not have new additions often...
NOVEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER November Donation badge by @peritwinkle Housekeeping Notes The RPN Fall Contest of 2020 is officially over. We would like to thank all who participated! Stay tuned to see the results and how to cast your vote for a story to win the User’s Choice Award! Be sure to check out the entries submitted here. Have you checked out the RPN merchandise lately? Well, you should! We promise this is not a trick as we have new bootiful Halloween-themed designs for the...
OCTOBER 2020 NEWSLETTER October Donation badge by @Fyuri Housekeeping Notes The Creativity forum has been updated with a new board specific to non-roleplaying related writing! Go ahead and share your work with the community. RpNation Status is now live. Check this website to see whether the forums are having a hard time or if it really is just your internet. RpNation's Discord server now has it's own Modmail bot! Please use this new feature if you would like to reach out to the...
Hey All, First Tool: Etherpad For years, one of the biggest requests we've gotten is for the ability to collaboratively write in real time together with each other on the site, and while that is out of the scope of a forum software, that does not mean that it isn't for other things, particularly something secure, open source and widely used. We have launched our own etherpad instance at RpNation's Etherpad Etherpad is a Google Documents alternative that allows you to share a single link...
RpNation Newsletter September 2020 Thank you @AEONmeteorite for the marshmallow sharks in hot cocoa, thank you @Daisie for the Autumn scenery. Thank you @peritwinkle for the September donation badge! Housekeeping Notes - Sexual Kinks RpNation does not permit sexual roleplaying as our community is expected to know. This article is intended to go over a specific section of our Erotic Content rules. The dictionary definition of these terms are the following: fetish an object or...
RpNation Newsletter August 2020 News & Updates - A triumphant return and a sad departure News & Updates - Do you want RpNation Merch? Other - Style Feedback Thank you @AEONmeteorite and @Daisie for the June and July badges. Roleplay of the Month A Night Bleeds by @Out Of Words The blood moon is nothing supernatural, science tells us it occurs when Earth's moon is in a total lunar eclipse. Makes sense, only the humans can't see past the blinders of normality forced onto their...
Hey All, So this is something that has been on my mind again and something that has constantly come up by various members over the years and it has been a pretty consistent request over the past 12 but I have never formally polled the site about this. Do you want RpNation Merch? We have been trying since last year and early this year to find a way that we can do this in a method that is both logistically sound and produces high-quality items. We got invited to try Merch by Patreon, a new...
Greetings and salutations, exalted users of RpNation. I am Captain Hesperus, Administrator, Archlord of the Fourteenth Realm of Hell and Grand High Poobah of the Cult of Ghan (May His Code Ever Compile). I come before you today to advise you that the bindings upon my erstwhile prison have expired and I have returned to the site in the fullness of my power and the saltiest of my forms. You may once more fall down and admire me from both afar and near (though not too near, I prefer my...
Hey All, Before I begin talking about today's update, I just want to let you all know that I hope everyone is safe and that everyone is on my mind with the current coronavirus situation and that if you need to talk, my PM box is open, and we also have our Personal Discussion forum under the general discussion area for ranting. As RpN Staff, it is our hope that the site and roleplaying can at least provide some comfort during this time of distress. After all, the site was originally created...
Hey All, Just updated our forum software to the latest version they released and with it have come many bug fixes. While the list is large, I'm going to go ahead and post the major things that affect us or I think is important. Various Editor bug fixes including but not limited to: Fixing some overzealous image removal code in the editor if image uploads were having issues (this was a big one for signatures). Adjust in-editor vertical alignment to be the same as it is in the published...
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Hey All, We hope you've had a great and safe Christmas, or equivalent holiday you celebrate in December. The Year is rapidly closing in on us and with it, a wonderful decade of you all making this the greatest roleplaying community on the internet. We've been going since 2008 and we plan to keep going for another decade+. Have a Happy New Year, have fun, be safe and enjoy your roleplays! Changelog: Dark theme got an overhaul. Dark theme has been made the default style of the site. You...
Hi all, Every year we have a tradition of @Ghan doing a reading of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (we just like listening to his voice xD). What is this you might ask? Well the answer is simple, it is a band that has made Christmas music with some story to be read in-between each song. We will be doing three days of this, covering three different albums. We've decided to split it up this year so that @Ghan doesn't strain his voice and so that the reading won't last one really long night...
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