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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #30: December 06, 2017, 02:38:05 AM »
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #31: December 06, 2017, 02:59:09 AM »
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #32: December 06, 2017, 03:09:56 AM »
...Now, are we crazy enough to actually create this guild? Should I? No point to it, though, I mean... Screw it, why not emulate a medieval fantasy dating service? Its always a pain to find someone you'd actually enjoy marrying/courting in-game. This might make for some... Interesting... Results. Possibly game-changing, what with the politics/interactions of nobles who wouldn't typically have contact with one another.

Or, we could go the sheer hilarity route and have all guild communication be assumed to be anonymous, and it effectively be a place for people to step out of their proverbial armor and be... Whatever. Silly. Crazy. Apolitical. Saucy. What-have-you.

Either way, this actually sounds pretty entertaining.
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #33: December 06, 2017, 03:12:39 AM »
Not on Dwilight, please. It’s hard enough maintaining SMA.
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #34: December 06, 2017, 04:11:01 AM »
...Now, are we crazy enough to actually create this guild? Should I? No point to it, though, I mean... Screw it, why not emulate a medieval fantasy dating service? Its always a pain to find someone you'd actually enjoy marrying/courting in-game. This might make for some... Interesting... Results. Possibly game-changing, what with the politics/interactions of nobles who wouldn't typically have contact with one another.

Or, we could go the sheer hilarity route and have all guild communication be assumed to be anonymous, and it effectively be a place for people to step out of their proverbial armor and be... Whatever. Silly. Crazy. Apolitical. Saucy. What-have-you.

Either way, this actually sounds pretty entertaining.

Not on Dwilight, please. It’s hard enough maintaining SMA.

Agreed. Funny as it is.


Although, if you put a lot of effort into it, you could keep it SMA by making it a very serious service/organization geared toward debuting young and important noblemen/women for marriage prospects? It could involve whole courting processes, dowries, the usual political implications/intrigue, etc.
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #35: December 06, 2017, 06:40:54 AM »
Turn it into a high-society ritual for the young and upcoming. Charge a wicked fee/gain favors in exchange for helping unmarried nobles meet their match by actually analyzing personality data given by said prospects. Just compile a simple database of said profiles and use the search function to sift through same-similar profiles, or/and whatever said prospect claim to desire.

If said match is sponsored by a "higher" party, we can charge extra to their parents/guardians/leaders/priests/whatever to streamline the process by eliminating undesireables as per their dictation - a sort of compromise between what the prospect wants and what their hosts desire. Typical medieval matchmaking. Maybe a fee to provide a particular number of prospects direct to either bride/groom or said marital tyrants, or an under-the-table fee to completely bypass certain criteria as a compromise more suitable for the bride/groom / hosts.

The options are limitless, and if properly applied, would not violate SMA. All we'd be doing is compiling data, asking a few questions, and presenting prospects to suitors.

Of course, if you want us to actually arbitrate the process rather than just do your homework for you, we charge extra for that too.

Ps, we get dibs on feast/drinks. Marriages make for great networking opportunities. Hello, future clientele! Nice bouquet you caught there... How much is it worth it to make your dreams come true?
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #36: December 06, 2017, 06:50:09 AM »
Turn it into a high-society ritual for the young and upcoming. Charge a wicked fee/gain favors in exchange for helping unmarried nobles meet their match by actually analyzing personality data given by said prospects. Just compile a simple database of said profiles and use the search function to sift through same-similar profiles, or/and whatever said prospect claim to desire.

If said match is sponsored by a "higher" party, we can charge extra to their parents/guardians/leaders/priests/whatever to streamline the process by eliminating undesireables as per their dictation - a sort of compromise between what the prospect wants and what their hosts desire. Typical medieval matchmaking. Maybe a fee to provide a particular number of prospects direct to either bride/groom or said marital tyrants, or an under-the-table fee to completely bypass certain criteria as a compromise more suitable for the bride/groom / hosts.

The options are limitless, and if properly applied, would not violate SMA. All we'd be doing is compiling data, asking a few questions, and presenting prospects to suitors.

Of course, if you want us to actually arbitrate the process rather than just do your homework for you, we charge extra for that too.

Ps, we get dibs on feast/drinks. Marriages make for great networking opportunities. Hello, future clientele! Nice bouquet you caught there... How much is it worth it to make your dreams come true?

It's brilliant. Not sure how this hasn't been done before in this game. Maybe something similar has? Seems particularly perfect for Dwilight, too.

I don't think you'd even have to do so much actual match-making work, so much as pretend you are. The actual matches would be more about status/politics, after all. But if the organization gained enough reputation it could become the way to be presented as a suitor/debutante for anyone who is anyone, at least!

Could be fun, especially for the right characters.
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #37: December 06, 2017, 12:30:02 PM »
...Unfortunately, my Dwilight character speaks broken English in 3rd person perspective.

...Dear Gods, that would be the most HILARIOUS person to found this whole endeavor.

Perth, want to go 50/50 on this? I need someone who can speak proper Engrish so Masalu doesn't scare off all the fancy-schmancy high-borns.

Screw facebook, twitter, tinder, youtube...

We need some properly fancy, authoritarian, respectable, high-society name for the guild.

I'm thinking the fluffy sort of proud stuff you'd expect.

Like... Cmon brain, give me a random sentence...

Matchmaker's Guild is too generic.

Marital Brokers? Marital Mediators... The Highborn Marital Society? Marital Mediators of the Highborn Society...?
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #38: December 06, 2017, 01:05:38 PM »
...Unfortunately, my Dwilight character speaks broken English in 3rd person perspective.

...Dear Gods, that would be the most HILARIOUS person to found this whole endeavor.

Perth, want to go 50/50 on this? I need someone who can speak proper Engrish so Masalu doesn't scare off all the fancy-schmancy high-borns.

Screw facebook, twitter, tinder, youtube...

We need some properly fancy, authoritarian, respectable, high-society name for the guild.

I'm thinking the fluffy sort of proud stuff you'd expect.

Like... Cmon brain, give me a random sentence...

Matchmaker's Guild is too generic.

Marital Brokers? Marital Mediators... The Highborn Marital Society? Marital Mediators of the Highborn Society...?

Most Honourable Society of Debutantes and Bachelors
Most Excellent Society of Eligible Ladies and Gallant Gentlemen
Highborn Society for Introductions

...

Crufts for Nobles

...

Or you just name it after the founders. Just like you've got Burke's Peerage for the list of peerages in England, you could have the [Insert Family Name]'s Introductions Society.

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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #39: December 06, 2017, 01:48:10 PM »
Auru'in & Perth's Highborn Union Society?
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #40: December 06, 2017, 01:48:44 PM »
Look at us, already sounding like some rich uppity merchant's guild. Ah, the cosmic irony.
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #41: December 06, 2017, 03:45:32 PM »
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #42: December 06, 2017, 04:19:15 PM »
Perth, want to go 50/50 on this? I need someone who can speak proper Engrish so Masalu doesn't scare off all the fancy-schmancy high-borns.


Yes, possibly. Let's see where things go! Kemen is highbrow (or thinks he is) and thinks a lot of himself/his family so it could work.


Auru'in & Perth's Highborn Union Society?

Something like this. Highbrow, exclusive and important sounding. One part social club, one part politicking, one part courting/marriage. Hosting big, fancy, important balls could be a cool way to bring nobles from around the continent together to schmooz.
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #43: December 06, 2017, 05:08:42 PM »
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I'm definitely a match. Can you imagine the army of scribes which Erik would need only for this purpose? I've never bothered to do a PR about his "alcoviteiros" (in English, a procurer/pimp... cannot find a good synonym). Also, Hrafn will offer a Hiero Gamos to Sigrid in some time... I just don't know if she'll accept to be the hunt instead of the huntress  ::)
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Re: Annual Check-In
« Reply #44: December 07, 2017, 01:38:56 AM »
Hrafn, we can implement this on any continent. Hell, once we flesh it out with proper rules/lore, we can "loan" our "entity" out, like franchises. :)

Gives players a useful tool to both improve relations, excite nobles, and incite intrigue.
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