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Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio

 

 Pay Close attention!

Ok, Noobs schools in session, time to learn how to create a good character In This Chapter you will learn.

·          How to set up a good character

·          Choosing a look

·          Choosing a good skill set for a character

·          RPG Etiquette

·          Joining a team

·          Closing

Setting up a good character

Ok, myself having over 600 accounts, it’s never a hard thing for me to come up with the name of a character. However when Rpging, the name you bear is more than just a User Name, it’s the title by which you’ll be known for basically for as long as your character is in “Cannon play”. Ok, now maybe I’m going a bit too far, you can have a user name and it has nothing to do with your character; take my character for example, My account name is Sha, however my characters name is Carmen, catch my drift? Oh whatever you want a Username people will know you by.

I typically don’t pay attention to Viners with numbers in their name I.E Goku45 (If this is you, I’m so sorry just an example).   So for this lecture, I shall choose the name Sharpshooter. Now when choosing a name you want to choose something that’s going to coexist with your alignment, most people choose a name that can go either way like “Acer, or Precise” These names don’t scream Hero, Neutral, Villain. Ok for sharpshooter I chose Neutral.

Nope Your not done!!!!

Now you want to write a bio, for your character try to be a specific as possible, use enough detail to get your character’s story across, however you want your bio to be readable, so a few lines or a 1,000 paragraphs might be   overkill. Once you’ve chosen your character, and written a bio. Save and let’s go to the next section however we shall return!.

Choosing a Look/ Choosing a skill set.

Now my character’s name is Sharpshooter, so the look I want to choose for it is maybe a character that uses a gun or some type of bow and arrow. I’ll chose Abbey Chase as my “look” You should try and choose a look with a lot of pictures, preferably with a lot of hand to hand pictures since, more than likely Gambler and Kurrent will challenge you to an image war. A lot of the time people choose to make their look, their profile pic and then change their AV to something else, which is fine, but your “look should be posted in the official look thread”.

Now, before you can actually rpg, you need a set of powers, that make your character a walking, flying, swimming or holy ghosting ass kicker! Now, If your character is of the batman type (Street leveler) than most of your skills will include gadgets, your fighting ability will should shine more as a SL; However if you’re going for the Superman type, then you have a range of things, from eye beams to earthquakes however don’t forget your weaknesses. If sharpshooter’s skill set is this

ü   Bullet curving

ü   Weapon’s master

ü   H2h fighter

ü   Flexibility

ü   Cybernetic implants

Then you need weaknesses that will balance out the powers, however since Sharpshooter is a Human, a simple “Human weaknesses” Should suffice. I’m not evening going to address god characters because they anger me, ask someone else.
 
* There is a template to How you set your character up, in the Info Gathering Thread. I won't touch it because it's not my thread, but that's a good way for you to set up what kind of character you want.

Rpg Etiquette

One thing about an rpg, is you want to keep everything persistent, (especially in battles) when a rpg starts your powers and characters (Unless specified by the rpg outlines) should remain the same way. However here are some things you don’t do.

ü   Don’t lead the story off in another direction (Something I really just stopped dong) if the story is about rebuilding the world, don’t talk about Dinosuars walking the earth that’s a huge W.T.F.

ü   Secondly in a battle rpg, what you want to do is describe the location so well that the person your facing can also build on that description. Don’t fight in a world that’s only known to your character, because most times people won’t know what to write about.

ü   When battling, end your post with a good lead for the other person, let’s say, me and Talon are fighting, first off if our characters have no prehistory with one another, it’s good to mention that, however if I’m posting first I need to make sure the reason that me and Talon have crossed paths is clear.

Saying “Sha ran through the jungle careful not to trip on any wayward roots, trying to catch her breath she stopped at the mighty waterfall.”

That’s not a good way to end a first post because it never indirectly mentioned Talon, now unless Talon posted that she stumbled upon me at the waterfall, then it’s ok, however that’s what I call “Not pulling your weight” a battle rpg is a story as well you cannot allow one person to bear the load in moving the story, cause it gets boring quick.

When being trained, don’t switch characters just because your rpg better as one character. Listen when you truly master how to rpg, what character you use won’t matter.

There are a few etiquette rules I will go over in part 2.

Joining a team

Most teams require you have some sort of rpg experience, however with or without it, you maybe or may not want to be in a team. You should a team because one if your new, it gets your name recognized around the vine, and besides who wouldn’t want to be friends with MR and Feral Nova?! Join a team that fits in with your characters look and personality. If I created a Superhero team where everyone had Kryptonian powers, it’d be weird having a human shooter on the team understand?

In closing, it will help greatly if you happen to Actually know a few things about comics! Hello it is a comic site, venture out and battle (I wouldn’t battle Buckshot about Wildstorm, or Vance period, because they are know it all’s) but if you draw show it, if your write, then do fan fics but most importantly have fun. 
 

Closing

There are a few things that can help with making up a character: such as: 
(As seen in the Info gathering thread)
 Faction: Hero, Neutral or Villain
Super Name: Your characters name as it appears on the vine.
Age:
Your characters age
Gender: Male or Female
Height: Your characters height in feet
Weight:
Your Characters weight in pound
Eye Color:
Your characters eye color
Hair Color: Your characters hair color
Identity: Whether your identity is publicly known or secret and only known by a few
Registration: Whether your character identity is registered in the super hero registration act
Super Power Origin: How did your character get their powers Science, Meta-human, Human, Alien, Mutant, Lycan, etc.
Place of Birth: Where was your character born
Known Aliases: Names or nicknames your character is known by besides your Super Name
Name: Your characters real name when not in costume. 


 
Will do part 2 in a few days!

#1 Posted by Bio Guyver (6855 posts) - - Show Bio
Makes note cards
#2 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL

#3 Posted by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio

Ohhh   teach me.  Make me a good RPGer

#4 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
"  

 Pay Close attention!
"
is paying attention
 
wait, what's this thread about?
Moderator
#5 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio
@LstPaladin said:
" Ohhh   teach me.  Make me a good RPGer "
LOL
 
@aztek the lost said:
" @Sha said:
"  

 Pay Close attention!
"
is paying attention  wait, what's this thread about? "

LOL
#6 Posted by Kiara_Sullivan (30075 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
" @Sha said:
"  
Pay Close attention!
"
is paying attention  wait, what's this thread about? "

I Dunno... I'm busy looking up the teachers dress :P
#7 Posted by TheDrifter (26563 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice

#8 Posted by Sharpshooter. (2 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL kiara, don't make me give you a detention ;)

#9 Posted by Kiara_Sullivan (30075 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sharpshooter. said:
"LOL kiara, don't make me give you a detention ;) "

After hours? Hey you might enjoy the view yourself then xP
#10 Posted by sarah morgan (421 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL!

#11 Posted by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio

I need a teacher...  lol

#12 Posted by Risky (12629 posts) - - Show Bio
@LstPaladin said:
" I need a teacher...  lol "
Me?

#13 Posted by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio

perfect,  now I know I can focus on my.........studies.... lol

#14 Posted by Barbie (830 posts) - - Show Bio



#15 Posted by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio

oh,,,, boy   just what I need to do,,, is focus on my concentration.

#16 Posted by ThisIsGonnaHurt (29794 posts) - - Show Bio
Is totally not paying attention to his classwork...
#17 Edited by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio

raises his hand... can I stay after class..:P  I know I've been a bad boy...

#18 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio

You guys did such an amazing Job taking this off topic

#19 Posted by Halago (264 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
" You guys did such an amazing Job taking this off topic "
When shown such a picture like THAT!!! How can we not!
 
Even an OOB like u would know.
 
(hahahahahha im an ass)
#20 Posted by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha: sorry...  see I told you I was a bad boy....   
#21 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio
@Halago said:
" @Sha said:
" You guys did such an amazing Job taking this off topic "
When shown such a picture like THAT!!! How can we not!  Even an OOB like u would know.  (hahahahahha im an ass) "
-_- lol
#22 Posted by Halago (264 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
" @Halago said:
" @Sha said:
" You guys did such an amazing Job taking this off topic "
When shown such a picture like THAT!!! How can we not!  Even an OOB like u would know.  (hahahahahha im an ass) "
-_- lol "
LMAO!!!
#23 Posted by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio

reaches in his desk and pulls out a brownie...

#24 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:

 Pay Close attention!

 
O_O
brings the teacher and apple
#25 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio

You guys are crazy lol

#26 Posted by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio

psssst... be careful the teacher doesn't like for us to get off topic....  lol

#27 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha: I think you succeeded in getting your classes attention. So when does class actually start? xD
 
@LstPaladin: Off-topic? Never. She has my full undivided attention. lol
#28 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio
@Andferne said:
" @Sha: I think you succeeded in getting your classes attention. So when does class actually start? xD
 
@LstPaladin: Off-topic? Never. She has my full undivided attention. lol "
LOL. It was on my mind for some reason, so i had to throw it out there
#29 Posted by Dollface (1023 posts) - - Show Bio

Great idea Sha!!

#30 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio
@Dollface said:
" Great idea Sha!! "
Thanks
#31 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha said:
"I typically don’t pay attention to Viners with numbers in their name I.E Goku45
Not counting the picture, this was the high point of the post for me. I had me laughing with a big smile.
#32 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio
@Andferne said:
" @Sha said:
"I typically don’t pay attention to Viners with numbers in their name I.E Goku45
Not counting the picture, this was the high point of the post for me. I had me laughing with a big smile. "
LOL
#33 Posted by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio

drops his pen on the floor... whoops....

#34 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio
@LstPaladin said:
" drops his pen on the floor... whoops.... "
LOL dont make me tell Risky
#35 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha: If I was you I would repost what you put here on your training team thread. At the opening of it or on the team page.
#36 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh Right

#37 Posted by LstPaladin (9430 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sha: Maybe she will join us in class.
#38 Posted by Andferne (38808 posts) - - Show Bio

 gets struck by the black board eraser for talking about the teachers skirt
Sonofa >_<
#39 Posted by Shanana (53459 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL

#40 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19327 posts) - - Show Bio

Ha...this is wonderfully great...This is exactly what is needed for new RPers......Now I have a reference point for my trainees... XD
#41 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@Risky said:
" @LstPaladin said:
" I need a teacher...  lol "
Me?

"
ohhh don't be stealing an old Rina look ;p ;p she is awesome <3 her so much
 
 
man its amazing its like the perverts of the vine just sniff out a picture.... idk how they do it, maybe there is a preferance button only for males that lets you know when a hot picture is posted? is that it? o___O  
 
waits for teacher to explain 
 
oh btw brilliant thread Sha
#42 Posted by Precise (22886 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead.: It's our perv sense.. much like Spider-Man's danger sense.
#43 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@Precise: no no it must be more than that.... I mean none of them even really commented on what she wrote... its like a mesmerising thing.... I must learn and study this.. do many experiments ;)
#44 Posted by Precise (22886 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead.: Keeps mouth shut :p
#45 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@Precise said:
" @.Mistress Redhead.: Keeps mouth shut :p "
takes notes on how easy it is to manipulate them ;p
#46 Posted by Precise (22886 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead.: That's not why I kept my mouth shut :p
#47 Posted by Shimura Kagami (57 posts) - - Show Bio

The women who commented on this thread, are just as bad as the men :p
 
Amazing pointers Sha, this should be added to the RPG rules. Now lets hope some of the newbies pay attention LOL

#48 Edited by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@Shimura Kagami: who Kiara? I did not see any women saying anything! ha (goes to check to make sure) quickly edits when she sees Risky said stuff.. ignore her she is a pervert ;p
 
@Precise: oh just say it, when am i ever pervy about another character on the vine? hmmmm
#49 Posted by Shimura Kagami (57 posts) - - Show Bio
@.Mistress Redhead.: Risky also posted a picture of a woman holding a cane, and made the hint that she would be LP's teacher. And I dont think she was gonna teach him amout physics :p Also your first comment was aimed at how much you love the girl in the pic Risky posted, and how all us men are perverts, before you commented on the actual topic. The only girl who did was Dollface. So all in all. Women just as bad as men ;P
#50 Posted by cly (15458 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice thread. :D