The Muse. What is the muse? In actual definition, it is part of an ancient culture that means it's literally the personification of knowledge and the arts. So you could say our forum, The Muse, represents the fine arts. This forum is a place to make friends online, those who love to talk about how to improve a story they're writing, or maybe those who love to give critique to help others. So what isn't the muse?
founder of muse
coding admin
writing admin
design admin
roleplay admin

Guardians Arising BMF HelloImmortality Academy X TLT Final Prophecy

Advertise Us!

Congrats March VIP of the Month! Let's all give a grats on her wall!
Latest topics
» Word Chain
by Buggy Today at 9:53 pm

» Would You Rather?
by Buggy Today at 9:47 pm

» Sandwich Game
by Buggy Today at 9:41 pm

» Magi Roleplaying Site
by Guest Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:27 am

» Road to Recoveries [Closed]
by Pure Song Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:58 am

» Bonjour, mon amies!
by Buggy Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:54 pm

» Freeloader
by Kiamii Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:22 pm

» That awkward moment when challenge
by XxTheUnspokenTruthxX Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:40 pm

» Mega Millions
by Tyler Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:39 pm

RP 1: Creating a Character

Post new topic   Reply to topic

View previous topic View next topic Go down

RP 1: Creating a Character

Post by Tyler on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:35 pm

Article I. Part I: The Reasons
You see those long profiles filled to the brim with detailed questions and you freeze. What in the world are you supposed to put? You can't possibly come up with an answer to all of those questions!

You can actually.

Picture yourself standing at your front door and low and behold, some neighbor just moved in! You, the ever curious bugger that you are, snoop towards the bushes and spy on them.

There are a million of details you pick up about them, like perhaps they have an ugly vase with a picture of Hercules on it and one of them smells like rusty nails? While you don't notice everything about them in one go, there are things you can't help but pick up on because it strikes you.

A character is just as much that new neighbor. You don't know everything yet, but there are things you come to learn about them as you go. Maybe you don't want to pick up such obvious or such meager facts, but they all lead to who someone is.

Last edited by Tyler on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:57 pm; edited 1 time in total


Posts: 326

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: RP 1: Creating a Character

Post by Tyler on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:55 pm

Article I. Part II: The Profile
    The Generals
  • Full Name: Generally, everyone has a full name. Some may claim that their character does not have one or doesn't remember, but they do. Whether it's only a first name or last name, there's a full name somewhere. That name your mother screams when she's mad at you? That's your full name. Usually it'll consist of a First, Middle and Last name with the occasional suffix (ie: I, II, SR, JR) involved if your character comes from one of those sort of families.
  • Nickname: Not everyone necessarily has a nickname, or a nickname that is even a nickname, but nicknames define how a person is seen by someone. I get called Ty all the time and that seems slightly less serious than Tyler. It's all in how you WANT your character to be seen. Like Alexander is formal but Al, Lexi, Xander, Andy, Lex are not.
  • Birthday: Now this, every single person has. There's twelve months out of the year and depending on what month you choose, 28-31 days involved. Mentioning the year is helpful too, but I suggest looking at the date on the roleplaying board you are on. Saying you're 18 and putting the date 1980 but the board is set in 2012 might not exactly work unless you're a traveler.
  • Age: This is the tricky bit because depending on the board, it'll change a lot if the terms of say a school (ie Hogwarts Prime) switches a lot like two months real life equals a term, then this has to be modified quite often, but you can always put child, student, etc there.
  • Birthplace: As much as everyone likes putting America, UK, China, etc. There are actual cities you can put here. Give your character a particular place they were born. Depending on the city can also show why your character acts like they do.
  • Current Home: Again, there are actual cities you can put here and this one matters more because your character is currently residing here.
  • Blood Status: This one pertains to Harry Potter a lot more, but there are sites that blood status could be like half-breeded wolf or something so this is just as important. Think about how many full-bloods/purebloods there are when choosing your blood/power/creature status. Also note that a pureblood wizard might not be educated in the fundementals of a cellphone like a muggleborn. Try not to have a pureblood who knows everything, or a muggleborn who knows wizarding culture.

  • Appearances: This is very important because it's the appearance that defines what people in game might think of you. Maybe that chick behind door number five had bright green eyes, but a terrible red hairdo. The features strike the person the most, like what society thinks of blondes and brunettes.


Posts: 326

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Permissions in this forum:
You can reply to topics in this forum