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December 18, 2007, 10:06 am

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Developing PC's


Advice for players on different ways of fleshing out and developing the Player Characters.

Fleshing out your character with even a basic background and personality will make for a much more rounded and realistic persona.

We as individuals are the sum of all our parts, so if you dont know what your characters’ parts are how can you be consistent. Much of what I have discussed should be noted down for your character so that it will not be forgotten. The most important list is probably your moral code. If you have no moral code you can do whatever you want, but it makes you no better than the beasts of the forest. Dont forget that morals, ambitions and personality can and should change throughout your character’s life.

Always remember that the most important aspect to roleplaying is enjoyment. If youre not going to enjoy playing a certain type of character, then dont do it. Youll just make life miserable for all involved.

This codex is still under construction, if you wish to add to it, go ahead. You are more than welcome to do so. For a clean looking codex start the submission title with: PC’s- and follow up with the topic.

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PC's- Childhood By: Michael Jotne Slayer ( Articles ) Humor/ Editorial - Players

An article that debates the matters of childhood in fantasy RPG’s in relation to the Player Characters.

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PC's- Family and Friends By: Michael Jotne Slayer ( Articles ) Campaign - Players

An article for GM’s and players alike upon the matter of the family and friends of the players.

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PC's- Goals and Morals By: Michael Jotne Slayer ( Articles ) Character - Players

Different aspects of forging your Player Character- Geography and Goals. Enjoyable for Players and Gamemasters alike.

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Voted valadaar
December 18, 2007, 10:45
A good idea for a Codex. I expect there are several Moonhunter posts which would be appropriate for this codex as well.
Voted manfred
December 19, 2007, 4:06
This looks like the start of a nice collection. I suggest you dig into the depths of the archives, and you will find a couple of fitting submissions. One I can suggest already are Character Secrets, another way to develop a PC beyond the basics.


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       By: Alexia

A group of individuals* gather up and search for, "The rod of Lordly Might." Here's the catch, no just any individual is welcomed. There will be a meeting on sundown* in an old bar. As it is, a war is going on between the Eastern Front, and the Western Front. The bar/tavern is in the middle of both lands.
On the same night of the meeting, there's another meeting with the Red Rose (Eastern) and the Black rose (Western).

Once on the mission, there will be other individuals met and given information... there will not be an easy destiny, but nonetheless and adventure to remember.

I used INDIVIDUALS for the fact that you can be any species (just keep away from the elemental and supernatural creatures.). Here are some suggestions: Vampire/ress, Adhiel (Elf), Half-Adhiel (Half-Elf), Orc, Human, Half-Human...
Please do not be: Orc, Troll, Frost/Forest/Urban/Dessert Monsters, Giants, and Titans. Note that you can still be one, just preferably not one.

I used SUNDOWN for a realistic reason (Vamps, Giants, and others meet at night). You don't meet someone who works for the Eastern/Western Kings during the day. I expect some drunks, bar fights, and bloodshed in the story. Mild or no Language is acceptable (unless unexceptable by the MODS).

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