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 //This article is about the subforum that opened in October 2011.  For the game genre known as the **nation(s) game**, see [[Moderated Games#​History and culture|here]].//​ //This article is about the subforum that opened in October 2011.  For the game genre known as the **nation(s) game**, see [[Moderated Games#​History and culture|here]].//​
  
-**Nation Games** ​is one of the three subfora of the [[Shared Worlds]] forum. ​ Like [[Moderated Games]], it is devoted to nation games, in which each player controls a country and determines its actions within an overall world.+**Nation Games** ​was once one of the three subfora of the [[Shared Worlds]] forum. ​ Like [[Moderated Games]], it was devoted to nation games, in which each player controls a country and determines its actions within an overall world.
  
-The two subfora, despite ​dedicating themselves to similar pursuits, ​maintain distinct ​communities and exhibit substantial stylistic differences. ​ For instance, Moderated Games generally represent in-game time as a contraction of real-life time, while Nation Games divide in-game time into turns which are advanced at moderator discretion.((Is that accurate? ​ I hope so.))+Despite ​dedicating themselves to similar pursuits, ​these two communities ​remained distinct ​and exhibit substantial stylistic differences. ​ For instance, Moderated Games generally represent in-game time as a contraction of real-life time, while Nation Games divide in-game time into turns which are advanced at moderator discretion.
  
 The origins of Nation Games as distinct from Moderated Games can be traced to March 2009, when the [[Sandbox]] opened. ​ Prior to that point, all nation games took place in the main Shared Worlds forum and, due to fear of drawing interest away from active games and killing them, were subject to strict limits on quantity. ​ The Sandbox served as a home for, among others, the game ideas that exceeded those limits. The origins of Nation Games as distinct from Moderated Games can be traced to March 2009, when the [[Sandbox]] opened. ​ Prior to that point, all nation games took place in the main Shared Worlds forum and, due to fear of drawing interest away from active games and killing them, were subject to strict limits on quantity. ​ The Sandbox served as a home for, among others, the game ideas that exceeded those limits.
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 The Sandbox was abolished in October 2011 as part of a general redistribution of Shared Worlds. ​ Nation Games was split off as its own subforum, and the main forum, which had maintained its structure and leadership with only gradual change, became [[Moderated Games]]. The Sandbox was abolished in October 2011 as part of a general redistribution of Shared Worlds. ​ Nation Games was split off as its own subforum, and the main forum, which had maintained its structure and leadership with only gradual change, became [[Moderated Games]].
  
-In March 2015, the bulk of the Nation Games community, citing lack of software and administrative support from the AH.COM administration,​ decamped to a new forum on [[offtopic:​Sufficient Velocity]]. ​ The only game to continue through the disruption was the long-running //A Song of Ice and Fire// Nation Game, but this has since died.+In March 2015, many members ​of the Nation Games community, citing lack of software and administrative support from the AH.COM administration,​ decamped to a new forum on [[offtopic:​Sufficient Velocity]]. ​This event is known today as the "first migration"​ or "the schism"​. ​The only game to continue through the disruption was the long-running //A Song of Ice and Fire// Nation Game, and although ​this game finally ​died shortly thereafter this did ensure that the once highly active ASoIaF sub-community within Nation Games was almost entirely transplanted into Sufficient Velocity. ASoIaF themed continue to be run by the AH.com Nation Games, though without a distinct player-base separate from the rest of the community.
  
-Since then, several new games have been run by [[offtopic:​Chaotic Brillance]],​ [[offtopic:​Dragos Cel Mare]], [[offtopic:​FPSlover]],​ [[offtopic:​Ankh Von Hapsburg]], [[offtopic:​king_of_the_penguins|The_Last_Plantagenet]],​ [[offtopic:​Usilli]] and [[offtopic:​theDisciple]] all to moderate success. ​ The most successful was the long running Vae Victis III, later renamed Divide et Impera, which lasted for a considerable part of 2016.+Since the schism, several new games have were run by [[offtopic:​Chaotic Brillance]],​ [[offtopic:​Dragos Cel Mare]], [[offtopic:​FPSlover]],​ [[offtopic:​Ankh Von Hapsburg]], [[offtopic:​king_of_the_penguins|The_Last_Plantagenet]],​ [[offtopic:​Usilli]] and [[offtopic:​theDisciple]] all to moderate success. ​ The most successful was the long running Vae Victis III, later renamed Divide et Impera, which lasted for a considerable part of 2016.
  
-On 25OCT2016 Shared Worlds was reorganized,​ with all sub-forums (Nation Games, Moderated Games, Map Games) re-combined into the general Shared Worlds forum and the implementation of the genre-tag system. Complaints by notable NG players led to administrative action against some members, resulting in a number of users departing for SV or threatening to do so. +However on 25OCT2016 Shared Worlds was reorganized ​again, with all sub-forums (Nation Games, Moderated Games, Map Games) re-combined into the general Shared Worlds forum and the implementation of the genre-tag system. Complaints by notable NG players led to administrative action against some members, resulting in a number of users converting to the SV heresy ​or threatening to do so. 
  
-However since this "​second migration"​ Nation Games has been partially ​repopulated with new and some returning players. By 2017 the Nation Games community had fully adopted an democratic (poll) system for selecting new games, with a semi-formal rule that only two games be run at one time (although this "​rule"​ is not enforced by administration and has been challenged and broken at times).+As a result of this "​second migration"​, the majority of the long time members of the Nation Games community since 2011 have left. A handful of "old era" players remain with NG, including [[offtopic:​kome|Kome]],​ [[Flamelord]],​ [[offtopic:​evilprodigy|evilprodigy]],​ [[offtopic:​bob_the_great|Bob the Great]], and others. 
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 +Fortunately NG has been significantly ​repopulated with new and some returning players. By 2017 the Nation Games community had fully adopted an democratic (poll) system for selecting new games, with a semi-formal rule that only two games be run at one time (although this "​rule"​ is not enforced by administration and has been challenged and broken at times).
  
 From amongst those new players emerged the first "​Chancellor"​ of the Nation Games community, [[offtopic:​jankmaster98]]. In his time as Chancellor, he has overseen the game proposal election system, created the NG community discord, and started the [[shared_worlds:​ Nation Games Podcast|NG community podcast]]. From amongst those new players emerged the first "​Chancellor"​ of the Nation Games community, [[offtopic:​jankmaster98]]. In his time as Chancellor, he has overseen the game proposal election system, created the NG community discord, and started the [[shared_worlds:​ Nation Games Podcast|NG community podcast]].
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 +==== Nation Games Community Podcast ====
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 +[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​wiki/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=shared_worlds:​jank_homework.mp3|Jank'​s homework assignment]]:​ Nation Games (and historical games in general) are discussed as a form of media. Notable as the only NG podcast to receive any editing. Occurred on 8 February 2020.
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 +[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​wiki/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=shared_worlds:​podcast_1.mp3|Podcast 1]]": A "​Welcome to Nation Games" podcast in which the attendants discuss what Nation Games are. Occurred on 21 March 2020
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 +[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​wiki/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=shared_worlds:​ng_podcast_2_-_war_of_spanish_succession.mp3|Podcast 2]]": Discussion Topic: War of Spanish Succession (chosen by straw poll). Occurred on 4 April 2020
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 +[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​wiki/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=shared_worlds:​ng_podcast_3_-_plans.mp3|Podcast 3]]: Discussion Topic: "​Plans"​ (Chosen by straw poll). Occurred on 11 April 2020
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 +[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​wiki/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=shared_worlds:​ng_podcast_4_-_1860s.mp3|Podcast 4]]: Discussion Topic "​1860s"​. Occurred on 23 May 2020
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 ==== See Also ==== ==== See Also ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​nation-games-academy.267519/​|Nation Games Academy]]**+**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/​threads/​nation-games-academy.267519/​|Nation Games Academy]]**: Posted in the Shared Worlds subforum by the user and at that time avid NGer [[offtopic:​usili|Usili]] in January 2013. Includes discussion of Nation Games and how best to play them. The thread also contains a series of essay or guide style "​lectures"​ by various users, including [[offtopic:​saint_007|Saint_007]],​ [[offtopic:​troyer_iv|Troyer IV]], [[offtopic:​prometheus_2300|Prometheus_2300]],​ [[flamelord]] and other NG veterans of the 2013-2015 era. More recently some content has been added by [[Skrevski]] and [[shared_worlds:​gwrtheyrn_annwn|Gwrthyern Annwyn]] in 2018.
  
-**[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=dQw4w9WgXcQ//​|The Missing Report of All Hell Let Loose]]**+**[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=dQw4w9WgXcQ//​|The Missing Report of All Hell Let Loose]]**: Linked here are the long awaited war reports for 1942 in the AHLL nation game.
  
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