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RP Character creation tutorial

Post by Guest on Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:12 am

Well first things first my little newbie... you chose to become an rp-er...
That means Role-player, and this basically entitles a certain amount f respect and responsibility,
I am guessing you already have prior knowledge of the Topic the rp you are joining is about
So i'm guessing you came for a little help creating your character? Well, I hope your not expecting
Me to handout a character to you... i will help you make your own though...
What’s in a name?
For the character I will be using the basic set-up of one of my own RPs which is a final fantasy rp...
I’m sure you’ve heard of final fantasy before... the first thing we need to do is create a name...
Now, usually I close my eyes and go through the alphabet thinking of male and female names
For each letter... E.G.: A= Avalon (m) Alexandra (f) B= Bogart (M) Beatrix (f) and so on until
I reach a name I like the look of... for the sake of this character I will use Alexandra as it’s closest
To my username... so it goes in the first area like this:

Name: Alexandra

Gender:
Job Class:
Race:
Age:
Theme Song:
Appearance:
Weaponry:
Skills:
History:

The next thing to think of is a last name; I suggest something that sounds right in an ff game
So Sinclair will work for this so I will put it in here:

Name: Alexandra Sinclair

Gender:
Job Class:
Race:
Age:
Theme Song:
Appearance:
Weaponry:
Skills:
History:

Sex?
No I don’t mean bedroom play... I mean gender. Now when you have created a name it should be
Pretty obvious what gender your character is I mean in the case of Alexandra she must be female
So I will place it in here:

Gender: Female

Job Class:
Race:
Age:
Theme Song:
Appearance:
Weaponry:
Skills:
History:

Job Class??
Not all RPs ask for this but its good to have one anyway as it can often dictate a characters
Personality, e.g. if they are a thief they may be very secretive whereas a warrior will be
Much more hands on.
For mine I will put healer... we all need a good one in the Fantasy realms so I will put that
Job class here...:

Job Class: Healer

Race:
Age:
Theme Song:
Appearance:
Weaponry:
Skills:
History:

Races?
And no I don’t mean the egg and spoon or the three-legged I mean elven, dwarfish, human etc...
As my FF RP is based on ff7 I will make Alexandra a cetra, or an ancient for the real Newbies

Race: Ancient

Age:
Theme Song:
Appearance:
Weaponry:
Skills:
History:

Age?
Well this depends on your race I mean elves have two ages their physical age (what they look like)
And their actual age (Self-explanatory) but my character isn’t elven she is an ancient/cetra so
Ill put a youngish age lets say 20 once again here it is:

Age: 20

Theme Song:
Appearance:
Weaponry:
Skills:
History:

Theme song?
I know what your thinking... don’t only TV shows have corny theme songs but you’re wrong. Theme
Songs can be extremely important they set a theme for your characters personality and his actions
In game. For example the upbeat tune of the chocobo music makes most people go crazy trying to
Catch one. Now there’s only one question to ask... what song is your character... it’s a tough decision
And its one that will stick with the character so think hard, my choice is easy as I know the RP topic
And my character style so ill put Aeris theme as mine

Theme Song: Aeris theme

Appearance:
Weaponry:
Skills:
History:

Keeping up Appearances
Now on to the often hardest topic: appearance I will write a brief description of my
Character but I am sure you will know how to flesh it out

Appearance: Long brown hair tied with a purple ribbon in a plait style, purple dress
With red trim and Blue socks with doc marten boots. Her face is 'Girl-next-door' kind of pretty
And her big green eyes set it all off

Weaponry:
Skills:
History:

Weapons arsenal??
Again this is extremely dependent on the type of rp some will allow guns others limit to
Medieval weaponry as my RP is final fantasy it will allow guns but not too modern or
Non-fantasy but that’s not my weapon instead I will use this:

Weaponry: Quarter-staff- a long rod designed for combat and as a walking staff if needed

Skills:
History:

Now were getting there the character is coming along nicely don’t you think? What’s next then?

Skills?
Well these are your general abilities and depending on the topic they can include super-human
Abilities too like shape changing for vampires or flying for winged creatures. My character is
Pretty normal for a role-play character. So ill put one skill only:

Skills: Healing Wind - restores a set number of hit points to the team

History:

Now for the final and most crucial part
It’s History!

The history of a character is very important you see it usually contains the
Personality of your character and what happened to make them like that, for example if they
Lost their parents at a young age then they could be depressed a little of course they may
Hide it behind a mask of confidence. So here’s a very brief history, remember though the longer
The better so work hard on this one:

History: she was orphaned at the age of 7 when she lost her mother, she never knew her father
But she did know that her mother was in a happy place so she was never depressed, yes she missed
Her mother but she didn’t cry too much. Unfortunately due to being alone for so long she finds
It hard to form relationships with people especially friendships

And now after all the hard work let’s see what we ended up with?

Name: Alexandra Sinclair

Gender: Female

Job Class: Healer

Race: Ancient/ cetra

Age: 20

Theme Song: Aeris theme

Appearance: Long brown hair tied with a purple ribbon in a plait style, purple dress
With red trim and Blue socks with doc marten boots. Her face is 'Girl-next-door' kind of pretty
And her big green eyes set it all off

Weaponry: Quarter-staff- a long rod designed for combat and as a walking staff if needed

Skills: Healing Wind - restores a set number of hit points to the team

History: she was orphaned at the age of 7 when she lost her mother, she never knew her father
But she did know that her mother was in a happy place so she was never depressed, yes she missed
Her mother but she didn’t cry too much. Unfortunately due to being alone for so long she finds
It hard to form relationships with people especially friendships

Well mine is finished and I would definitely accept it for a first character... but of course
Your character should’ve ended up a little better than this and maybe a little different depending
On the topic of the RP
Well good luck Newbies, I am sure you will become veterans before long

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Re: RP Character creation tutorial

Post by Tempest Wind on Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:47 am

This is a really nice Tutorial for future noobs, this shall help them alot.
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Re: RP Character creation tutorial

Post by Guest on Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:02 am

thank you i hope so too

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Re: RP Character creation tutorial

Post by Tempest Wind on Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:59 am

Dont worry this tut for CC, is easy and simple..and you give examples..so that is even better..i should give you rep for that one
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Re: RP Character creation tutorial

Post by Guest on Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:23 am

Would you? Or have you already? How do I tell?

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Re: RP Character creation tutorial

Post by Juss on Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:24 am

He did it already! If you see a green line on the right upper side of your post, you have got some rep Wink
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Re: RP Character creation tutorial

Post by Guest on Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:30 am

Ah, thank you, I didn't spot It way up there

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