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IC, What do you call initiations?

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While IC and talking to someone, how does your character say initiations? 

Do you call them robberies, starting hostilities?

I just flat out call them initiations.

Ex: "Yeah, this guy just initiated on me at Green Mountain. I didn't know what to do, so I just bolted!"

What do you call them?

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I try to avoid the word "initiation", or any form of it. 

I would say, "Yeah, this guy just held me up at Green Mountain" or "Yeah, this guy pulled his gun on me" etc, etc. 

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Take action, start shit, raise your guns, initiate. There is a wide variety of things people say in the group I'm in but I will say that you saying "initiate" IC is a whole lot less popular.

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Ya I find that it hurts RP when people use the word initiation when describing a hostile encounters try and avoid it at all costs

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Yeah I try to avoid any words that are directly taken from rules or anything of the sort. I usually say I was attacked, threatened, or held up. The word initiation just makes me cringe a little when people use it in game. The same thing as when somebody says "character" in game.

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I've never used the term initiation IG, it just sounds wrong to me. I just say I got held up, or they pulled a gun on me.

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At the start of a robbery, "This guy/woman is trying to rob me"

When shooting starts, "Holy fuck, they're shooting at me/us"

After the incident, "Some poor fool tried to rob me earlier"

I don't like using words directly from the rules, nothing stopping you from doing it but it usually changes the mood of the encounter.

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Much as has been said, I avoid the word initiation just because it has that huge OOC meaning for everyone playing here.

I do frequently use "tried to hold me up" "Threatened my life" or other such similar phrases.

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"shit hit the fan" the answer to everything

"Holy shit boys, them fucking Russians made the shit hit the fan at Green Mountain, it was flying everywhere"-Mr Fortune 2015

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Anything other than using the word "initiate". :P

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a waste of time... :|

i just say something along the lines of "being held up" or "they pointed their guns" or "threatened to shoot"

anything simple and that sounds realistic when you say it out loud in the real world and not something youd read from the rules page hahaha

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Like people have said, It's best to avoid the whole series of this ''initiation'' thing in game. I tend to say things as i would in real life and I would assume they are accurate.

''They demanded such and such from me.''

''They were being really aggressive.''

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I never used the word  "initiation" IC. I simply explain what happened without using that word.

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As stated above, try to refrain using the word "initiation" IC. There is just too much ooc bound to it.

There are many more ways to explain what happened or is happening.

Inb4 someone says:

"Stop, I initiate on you! Now drop all your clothes".

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Using the word "initiation" as a verb IC means I am going to ask into which religion were you initiated.

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Using the word "initiation" as a verb IC means I am going to ask into which religion were you initiated.

Oh, I can see great rp comming from that now.

I already imagine the situations right now... Oh god oh god... :D

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Yeah I try to avoid the word initiation IG. My characters response depends on the circumstances of the initiation, weather you are just being held up or robbed or someone is starting shit.

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I use the word Initiate frequently.

Like he initiated a fight.

He initiated a robbery.

He initiated a hostile questioning.

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I use the word Initiate frequently.

Like he initiated a fight.

He initiated a robbery.

He initiated a hostile questioning.

Thank God... I thought I was the only one... :D

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For me it depends on the character.

Christian: Asshole tried to fuck with me

Lumina: Some prick thought it'd be wise to try to take my shit

Calvin: Nary some dumbass tried to start some shite earlier

Naomi: Some people tried to rob me, amazing that people are still that desperate enough to take initiative like that. And here I thought the world was full of spineless pricks.

But I don't really use the word 'Initiate', it sounds... off in a apocalypse aspect.

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Simply,

"They pulled a gun on me, and I shit my pants"

"They proceeded to rob me, and I shit my pants"

"They shot at me, and I shit my pants"

The benefit, no one is going to ask you to drop your clothes after you shit your pants...

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I usually use "hold/held/holding up". Sounds so strange when people say IG "that guy initiated on me earlier today".

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