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    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:28 am

    So we have a in character (IC) RP thread and a lot of people now wish to make characters for their toons to join in. Unfortunately not everyone is as good at writing or coming up with concepts. In order to help those people out I've made this thread where you can ask for help making a character, and those guys who have experience in doing do (Me, Viral, Fed etc) can help you out.

    Now the hardest part of making a character can be starting. So when people have asked me in the past for help I've thrown a bunch of questions at them to kick start their brain. I finally got around to compiling an official list of these questions and writing an example for each for anyone to look over and use to help them start. The first spoiler contains all the questions on their own to make it easy to use. The second spoiler contains example answers as well as questions.

    Question Template:
    Who are they?
    What do they look like?
    Where are they from?
    What gear do they use?
    Why are they in Lordran? What are their goals?
    How do they plan on achieving their goals?
    What will they do if they complete their goals?
    How did they get to Lordran?
    How long have they been there?
    Why are they working with their organisation?
    How did they become part of said organisation?
    How long have they been with them?
    Who are their friends? Their lovers?
    What sort of relationship do they have with other cov members?
    Who did they learn from?
    Do they have magic? How do they use it?
    What is their personality?

    Example Answers:
    So to show you how to use this I’ve done an example.

    Who are they?
    Oscar II, leader of the Noble Knights

    What do they look like?
    Strong features, based on the Astoran Noble Face. Bald with black hair, blue eyes.

    Where are they from?
    Astora

    What gear do they use?
    EK set with SKSword and Crest shield or Ornstein’s set and DSS.

    Why are they in Lordran? What are their goals?
    To cleanse it of corruption. He wants to eliminate the corrupted lords.

    How do they plan on achieving their goals?
    By leading his knights against their protectors and slaying them all.

    What will they do if they complete their goals?
    He will recolonise Lordran with humans and make it a proud land once again.

    How did they get to Lordran?
    He led a large fleet there with all his knights.

    How long have they been there?
    A little under a year.

    Why are they working with their organisation?
    He created it to make Lordran safe again.

    How did they become part of said organisation?
    He journeyed around the civilised world petitioning knights from each country to join his crusade.

    How long have they been with them?
    Since the beginning.

    Who are their friends? Their lovers?
    He is friends with many of the knights from Astora that he fought with before he founded the NK. He is also good friends with his Regimental Commanders, and many of the knights who joined him from other countries, especially his dragonslayers. He has no lovers currently.

    What sort of relationship do they have with other cov members?
    He is good friends with many, and is respected by most of those he does not know. A few knights bear ill will towards him from his previous wars, such as the Astoran raid on the Carim labs, but even these knights fight for his cause. However despite his efforts many of the ordinary soldiers under him dislike him as a stereotypical noble whose just out for fame and glory.

    Who did they learn from?
    He learnt his skills as a knight from his father, Oscar. He learnt his skill with a spear from countless hours of researching Ornstein and time spent training with other astoran knights who use spears primarily.

    Do they have magic? How do they use it?
    He commands lightning miracles and force miracles. He uses the lightning for dealing with ranged foes and the force magic for up close attacks where his spear is unwieldy or he needs room to move.


    What is their personality?
    He is a man devoted to his goal. Due to his upper class upbringing he does share some stereotypical traits of a noble, however his training as a knight has helped him lose some of them. He respects strength of arms over magic and despises politicking. He is not quick to anger but when angered he is a pillar of righteous fury, determined to bring justice down on those who wronged him. He is very respectful and honourable, never resorting to tactics he considers cheap.
    So if you need help just post a basic description of your character/using the template in the spoiler and we'll get around to helping you big grin


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    Re: Character Build Help

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:29 am

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    Post by Federally on Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:32 am

    Good job Doughy. Hopefully this thread doesn't wind up with just you and me chit chatting with Serious lol!


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    Post by billy_bayonet on Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:04 pm

    Who are they? The dark lord Name was lost in history known as "abel"
    What do they look like? His hood is hardly ever removed, yet those have seen it say he looks from the east
    Where are they from? Unknown, thought to be from the East
    What gear do they use? The dark set, with Chaos weapons
    Why are they in Lordran? What are their goals? Remove the gods and free humanity from the curse
    How do they plan on achieving their goals? Killing everything not allready dead
    What will they do if they complete their goals? Live his life to the end
    How did they get to Lordran? Kaathe Summoned him to the Abyss
    How long have they been there? Unknown
    Why are they working with their organisation? He rules over the Darkwraiths
    How did they become part of said organisation? Kaathe offered him The Four kings old job
    How long have they been with them? 10 years
    Who are their friends? Their lovers? Drake and his council of lords
    What sort of relationship do they have with other cov members? Mutual respect
    Who did they learn from? Kaathe
    Do they have magic? How do they use it? Pyromancy
    What is their personality? Calm collected ruthless and unwilling to show mercy



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    Re: Character Build Help

    Post by Yomamoto on Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:56 pm

    If i make a character for rp on here where do i take it to rp at?


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    Re: Character Build Help

    Post by Vadislov on Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:05 pm

    There's a cool forum that people RP in, just read what happened so you can stay on track. Or listen to the band Earth and run around thinking about pretty things... That got me going for RP lol.


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    Post by Yomamoto on Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:07 pm

    WHat forum is it under?


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    Post by Vadislov on Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:10 pm

    Also there's a character Bio build thing as well, I love back stories to things so that's where I headed right away when I joined this site.


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    Post by Federally on Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:19 pm

    Yeah the character bio thread is a sticky up top


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    Post by ViralEnsign_ on Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:43 pm

    Applying all that Mary Sue stuff to a character is extremely helpful I find.I dont have the link but I'll copy paste out of the CReative Writers thread in the off topics section.


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    Post by Yomamoto on Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:53 pm

    I like making an extensive backstory but i just recently found out about these forums lol, so i gotta read up first ^.^ thank you guys for being so helpful


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    Post by Vadislov on Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:26 pm

    I love to help people out, and your gamer tag is hilarious.


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    Post by Yomamoto on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:57 pm

    I've had it for four years though it's changed a bit throughout the years cuz of mad kids on games like halo LOL


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    Post by Yomamoto on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:22 pm

    Another question is there any specific story line for the forums? If so i'd love to read it or is it mainly following the actual story concept of the game?
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    Post by Yomamoto on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:35 pm

    Thank you tons dough


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    Post by DoughGuy on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:39 pm

    No problem, just be aware its a big read.


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    Post by Yomamoto on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:41 pm

    i see that


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    Post by ViralEnsign_ on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:47 pm

    Sorry about the Painted War story not being finished im just completing the last two parts of that now.

    Also I tried to make a map of what I imagined the DkS world looked like.... may even bring up a thread about that at some point.....


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    Post by DoughGuy on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:47 pm

    Damn where was that? I think it may have been in an early NK thread.


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    Post by Federally on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:47 pm

    Doughy you ought to link him to Viral's newest PWW anthology thread as it has his most up to date lore on it.


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    Post by DoughGuy on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:47 pm

    See the second link? Get on skype!


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    Post by Federally on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:51 pm

    I'll be home in like 30 minutes, will get on then.


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    Post by Yomamoto on Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:15 am

    :o i have skype, you should add me?


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