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Category:New To Gor

From Barbarians of Gor

The new to Gor section offers links and articles to help new players get up to speed on our fiction. We are attempting to cultivate a like-minded community that is pro-Gor. We take our fiction seriously and expect you to learn. Our application is focused on making sure you are reading about our setting and rules - not about proving you know the fiction. But don't take this as indication that we are not as serious about our fiction as other servers may be.

If you're not yet on page with this goal, you're welcome to join us as long as you're moving toward the goal. If you have no desire to fit in (or worse, you're just here for easy targets), this may not be the server for you.

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Truth in Advertising
What is Gor? If you know nothing about Gor, you should read this article first.
Gor RP Etiquette (Rules)
There are some significant differences in our role-play etiquette then you may be familiar with if you come from a standard role-play communities. Such differences include the way we communicate with each other out of character, how we handle thought-emotes, meta-gaming, power gaming, and OOC limits. You will be expected to understand these differences. <Read More>
Gorean Cheat Sheet
We have created as brief a list of important information about Gorean role-play as is possible to do with a fiction that spans more then 30 books. It is not everything you need to know, and many experienced Goreans will disagree with the priority placed on one thing over another, but it should get you started. <Read More>
In Character Restrictions
Updated 5/29/24 Weapons for FW have been changed. There are codified rules on how you must dress and act on Gor. Many of these are actual laws in some of the cities and can be enforced in character with a wide variety of punishments. These minimum restrictions apply to all characters regardless of their background -- Hyborians are not' exempt from these rules. These standards are much more flexible than the books and is intended to be a compromise between the ideal and the reality of role-play. Do not ignore this list, we will enforce it if necessary. <Read Me>

Where to find more information

Read the Books
You will hear this over and over and over so you might as well get use to it. Go read the books.
Gorean Cave
The Gorean Cave is generally considered a safe website for Gorean knowledge because it offers book quotes without interpretation
Luther Scrolls
Since the Books of Gor were started back in 1966 many texts have already been written and many persons have spent countless hours studying and sharing information to help others understand better what is GOR. One of these persons is known as “Ubar Luther” who wrote a series of papers (most seem to be over 15 to 20 years old, but still very up-to-date in many topics) called the “Luther’s Gorean Educational Scrolls” that were available on Gor-Now.net, but that site has been hacked. Interpretation of the books is widely contested, and Luther's articles are no exception. However, they are an invaluable resource for those new to Gor and so to preserve them I have moved a copy over to our wiki. <Read More>
Gor Culture Comparison
Many of the cultures from Gor are based on historical Earth cultures. This page is intended to be a way to help new players being their search for the cultures they are most interested in. Further, since we have so many Conan role-players we have included the Conan cultures as comparison as well. <Read More>

What is (Gorean) Immersive OOC

I do not beleive this is a term anyone has used before, and certainly one I've never seen written down. But I ponder stuff and I write things. So it became apparent to me that Gor has a unique OOC community in many Gorean role-play communities. The cause of which is unclear but likely stems from the blending of Gorean lifestylers and Gorean role-players.

Gorean OOC is a way of speaking out of character while maintaining a Gorean Aesthetic. Examples of this may include:

  • A certain polite formality between players that has a heightened sense of courtesy, where terms like Sir, Ma'am, Lady, Girl, Master, Jarl and Mistress are used. In most communities, especially ours, this is not a requirement but rather a style of ooc interaction that lightly maintains immersion even when not in character.
  • The use of Gorean words such as pasang for distance and ahn for an hour. Or even using the gorean words for animals, foods and drinks, even when discussing completely anachronistic topics such as going to the grocery store.
  • The use of derogatory terms towards the free is considered unacceptable, as is outright insulting even slaves. Don't seek to rile others up, mock their knowledge, or challenge without cause.

While it is not required, it is expected to be respected as this community's way of ensuring the mind stays focused on the lore and rp around them as well as a way to help those new to it, so they can acclimate more easily into a foreign world view. Further, a complete departure from Gorean etiquette even in an OOC environment is often distasteful to Gorean role-player's who will view blatant disregard of the standards as indictative of a poorly ran community. As our target audience IS experienced Gorean role-players, those new to Gor are expected to adapt.


Backstory and Race

If you are going to jump into role-play right away you need to know somethings about your character's possible back story. I have outlined the key points. Remember this is set on the planet of Gor.

Our server offers three "races" for players to choose from; Gorean, Hyborian and Earthling. (These races are less actual races and more references to geographical locations like we might say Asian or European.)

  • Goreans are those characters who were born on the mainland of Gor which includes the large continent and surrounding islands represented in the book series by John Norman.
  • Hyborians are those characters who were also born on the planet of Gor but specifically from an unknown region of the planet generally referred to as World's End by the Gorean mainlanders. These Hyborians are the descendants of humans taken from Earth's far history, more then 10,000 years ago.
  • Earthlings are those characters taken from modern day earth to be brought to Gor primarily to become slaves.

Further information for those new to the fiction can be found here: <Read Me>

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Pages in category "New To Gor"

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