The choice is yours as you reap the spoils of war! Galactic Republic or Sith Empire. Light or Dark. Loyalist or Saboteur. Your decisions will change the future of a galaxy shattered by war.
Published Apr 13, 2019
New armor sets, decorations, weapon tuning, and more have hit the Cartel Market this week!
Published Apr 11, 2019
Game Update 5.10.2 ‘Heralds of Victory’ is live, featuring the Guild Heraldry system and updates to the Preview Window!
Published Apr 11, 2019

Flow is a mental state, not unlike a trance. You’ve probably experienced it in some shape or form either in games, in roleplay, or at work. Mihály Csikszentmihályi coined the term back in 1975 as a way to describe how the brain can reach a state where all of its mental processing ability is focused on a single task.

Consider for a moment what inputs your brain is dealing with right now. Do you have YouTube in another window? Are you stressed about homework, work, or even preparing an event? Are you sneakily reading this while you’re waiting for someone to pop out an emote? There’s more on that later.

We’re all pretty rubbish at multitasking. I’ll crib an exercise from this video to demonstrate. In your head, silently, try reciting the alphabet silently from A-Z, then count from 1-26.

Go ahead.

You can probably do that pretty rapidly, and it probably isn’t very difficult for you either. Now try the same thing, but pair letters and numbers as you go. So, A1, B2, C3, etc. Go until the tenth pair.

When you're ready.

Different, right? If you tried it, you can probably work out why I asked you to do the whole alphabet on the first one, but less than half the second time. We’re bad at multitasking - really bad. In other words, the worst state for your mind to be in is one where it has to consider many things all at once. In fact, this can lead to a stress response, which takes control away from your human bits and puts your lizard brain in charge.

The Concept Spotlight are a series of articles highlighting the probabilities and the role of a particular character concept and theme. Here we talk about what it is, what it does and how it exists in the roleplay setting. From civilians to warriors, the Concept Spotlight intends to touch on every theme in your Star Wars roleplay galaxy. Eventually.

Concept Spotlight
The Party - Part I

Introduction

From the dynamic duo to the full on raid group, the party was, is and always has been a fundamental aspect of roleplay. The party is your group of characters brought together in order to pursue a common goal, which, traditionally, is to beat the bad guys and liberate the village from the clutches of evil or to deter incoming peril. Whatever your objective is, the best way to do it is with someone at your side. The reader will recognize a common analogy (ab)used throughout this article, used for the good purpose of comparing our method of roleplay to a younger one. As with the previous, this article will be split into several posts to protect you from an eternity in the the god-forsaken plains of text-wall hell.

Iradox This is a well-written article. I'm looking forward to reading your next entry.

Concept Spotlight

The Criminal - Part II




Picking up from last month's issue, the second part of the Criminal Character Spotlight highlights some of the troubles and conflicts criminal characters have to deal with as a detriment on their lifestyle and other key aspects of criminal identity, such as organizations, independents and infamy.

Oblitus This is an interesting summation. To say that a life of crime is a lonely one gives birth to an interesting paradox of C...
Vizu My favourite part about playing a criminal is making up why he or she does what he/she does, and why it's OK. For i...
Ruchira Letane A very thorough look at the criminal construct! Thank you for the article!

The Concept Spotlight are a series of articles highlighting the probabilities and the role of a particular character concept and theme. Here we talk about what it is, what it does and how it exists in the roleplay setting. From civilians to warriors, the Concept Spotlight intends to touch on every theme in your Star Wars roleplay galaxy. Eventually.

 

Concept Spotlight

The Civilian

Iradox A very interesting read. I recall running into some of your civilian characters both on Imp and Rep side, and very much ...
Captain Shanks Would you consider a spacer (smuggler, pirate, cargo pilot) a civilian?
Vexter Varkus Indeed! I agree with what Qog said, and also support the view presented in the article. I would also like to add that pr...

Community Highlight: Phe & Conash

This time I am happy to highlight Phe and Conash, two roleplayers who have dedicated their time to keeping up the Artisan's Rest. Advertised as a neutral hub to kick back and socialise in, the Rest is open every Wednesday for open roleplay.

When speaking to both of them with these questions, their passion for keeping the Rest open and helping the community was obvious. Thank you to both for their dedication to keeping this part of the Darth Malgus roleplay circuit going!

Keep on reading for the Q&A.

Captain Shanks I really need to visit the Rest now! I know its been around for a while. Great job you two!
Novsta As someone who helps out occasionally at the Rest, I'd like to make it known that these two are awesome and create ...
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