While Eras is tied to the NationStates region The North Pacific
, having a citizenship or even a nation present in the region isn't a prequesite. The only thing a prospective roleplayer needs is a Forum Account
in order to post in the Roleplay Subforum, where all In-Character activity takes place.
After registering, you'll want to head to the Map Thread - you can either join the Discord and discuss with more established roleplayers what place could fit you best or make a claim right away. Eras has no hard limit on what you can and cannot do with your nation in respect to its geographic position, so there's never a need to worry about feeling limited.
Typically, you don't need to wait for your map claim to be processed in order to begin partaking and building your nation which means, from this point on, you're able to roleplay, worldbuild, and grow in Eras. For a detailed FAQ see the Additional Links.