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Welcome to Barbarians of Gor. Season Three is Ending and Season Four begins on June 22nd.
There will be a soft opening for Season Four Sunday Night June 16th.

Immersive OOC, Gorean

From Barbarians of Gor

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.

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Season Four
Season Three is ending on Jun 22nd. Season Four soft opening is scheduled for Sunday Night, June 16th. Between now and July 6th, the staff reserve the right to change or shore up any rules in accordance with the season goals. Often, no matter how your write something, someone will make an assumption that needs to be clarified.