RP Character creation tutorial

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    exile_lexie

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    RP Character creation tutorial

    Post by exile_lexie on Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:07 pm

    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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