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Profile Skeleton for NPCs and Minor Characters
« on: July 05, 2011, 08:10:19 AM »
Not all of the important positions will be filled by people's major characters, sometimes there just needs to be cannon fodder and random faces to fill in the blanks.

Have a character idea, but already have a character or two?
Have an idea, but don't want to use the character that it would produce?
Turn them into an NPC.

If there are some sections below that you really don't think are necessary for your character (they are just a random bystander with little importance, for example), feel free to remove them.

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[center][size=14pt][u]Name and Occupation[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]Taken Name:[/b] [Supply Character's Taken Name]
- [b]Pronunciation of the Name:[/b] [How do you say it? DO NOT SAY "AS IT IS WRITTEN".]
- [b]Given Name:[/b] [Supply Character's Given Name]
- [b]Pronunciation of the Name:[/b] [How do you say it? DO NOT SAY "AS IT IS WRITTEN".]
- [b]Character Job:[/b] [What job or position does your character have?]

[center][size=14pt][u]Character Mentality[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]Character Personality:[/b] [Describe]
- [b]Character Likes:[/b] [List them]
- [b]Character Dislikes:[/b] [List Them]
- [b]Mental Traits:[/b] [Is your character a perfectionist? Unusually observant perhaps? Maybe a quick learner? Mental traits go here]

[center][size=14pt][u]Nationality and Allegiance[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]Race and Nationality:[/b] [What race is your character, and what is their Nationality?]
- [b]Allegiance:[/b] [What side is your character on?]
- [b]Reasons for Allegiance:[/b] [Why do they serve/work on the side that they do?]

[center][size=14pt][u]Relationships[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]Allies:[/b] [Who are some of their major allies?]
- [b]Enemies:[/b] [And their major enemies?]
- [b]Family:[/b] [Who are their family? Leave this field blank if they aren't very important]
- [b]Friends:[/b] [Who are their friends? Only use this field if there are other characters you have made or specific people]
- [b]Significant Other:[/b] [Do they have a significant other? A spouse?]

[center][size=14pt][u]Character Age[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]True Age:[/b] [How old are they actually?]
- [b]Appearance Age:[/b] [How old do they appear to be?]
- [b]Character Birthday:[/b] [Don't Put "Doesn't Remember".   dd/mm/yyyy]

[center][size=14pt][u]Character Appearance[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]Character Skin Colour/Ethnicity:[/b] [What skin colour?]
- [b]Character Height:[/b] [In Feet and Inches or cm]
- [b]Character Weight:[/b] [How much does your character weigh in kilograms?] 
- [b]Character Hair Colour:[/b] [Make it descriptive not just "blonde", what shade of blonde? Texture?]
- [b]Character Hair Length/ Style:[/b] [How is the hair worn? Describe it.]
- [b]Character Eye Colour:[/b] [Don't just say blue, what shade of blue?]
- [b]Character Description:[/b] [Body Build, Muscles, Breasts, moles, scars, etc.]
- [b]Character Attire:[/b] [What does your character wear?]

[center][size=14pt][u]Habits and Mannerisms[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]Character Voice:[/b] [What does your character's voice sound like?]
- [b]Speech Traits:[/b] [Does your character have a stutter? Say umm, er, etc. a lot? Have a heavy accent? A speech impediment?]
- [b]Habits:[/b] [Does your character bite their nails, hair, cuticles? Do they crack their knuckles? Put smoking and drug addictions etc. here as well.]
- [b]Mannerisms:[/b] [List any special mannerism's here, does your character twirl their hair? Shuffle their feet? Do they have a tick? Or turn red when they lie? Do they always open with the same battle stance/move?]

[center][size=14pt][u]Weapons, Equipment and Artifacts[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]Large Equipment:[/b] [List large pieces of equipment here. And nothing stupid, if anyone decides they will carry around a car with them I'll eat your soul.]
- [b]Small Equipment:[/b] [Smaller pieces of equipment such as torches or ropes]
- [b]Pocket Items:[/b] [What does the character often have in their pockets?]
- [b]Ammunition:[/b] [How much of and what types of ammunition does the character carry around?]
- [b]Weaponry:[/b] [What weapons, if any, does your character have?]
- [b]Magical Equipment/Artifacts:[/b] [If your character owns any artifacts or magical items, explain them here. Still list them under the appropriate area of equipment above though.]
- [b]Other:[/b] [Does the character own a house? A car? A small piece of land? The Death Star?]

[center][size=14pt][u]Magic and Abilities[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]Magic:[/b] [Elemental or Adept? If they have had Cleaver Training, state it here. Unless still in training, Elemental and Adept cannot both be chosen.]
- [b]Specialization:[/b] [Elementals, what is your strongest element? Adepts, what is your magic defined as? E.g. Necromancer.]
- [b]Immersion Metamorphosis:[/b] [Does your character's magic cause some physical aspect of your character to change? Explain how exactly they change. Have they ever reached Empowered Metamorphosis? See the approved magic disciplines to see if this applies to you. This also applies to some diseases.]
- [b]Ability Specific Info:[/b] [Necromancers, what is your magic stored in? Other adepts may require some additional info. Elementals leave blank.]
- [b]Signature Ability:[/b] [What is your character's signature ability?]
- [b]Strengths:[/b] [What are your ability’s strengths?]
- [b]Weaknesses:[/b] [What are your ability’s weaknesses?]
- [b]Training:[/b] [Where/How did your character learn?]

[center][size=14pt][u]Magical Diseases[/u][/size][/center]
[If your character doesn't have a Magical disease or affliction just delete this section.]
- [b]Magical Disease or Affliction:[/b] [Vampire? Werewolf? Zombie? Anything else that is a magically based or created disease?]
- [b]Inflictee:[/b] [Who inflicted your character with this disease/infliction?]
- [b]Bite Mark:[/b] [Vampires, Werewolves, Zombies, is there a scar from your bite mark? Where is it?]
- [b]Benefits:[/b] [What are the benefits of this affliction?]
- [b]Downsides:[/b] [What are downsides of this affliction?]
- [b]Fitting In:[/b] [Does this affliction mean your character needs to do something to fit in with normal society? If so, what?]
- [b]Suppressant/Cure:[/b] [Is there are cure for this affliction? A way to suppress it perhaps?]

[center][size=14pt][u]Goals, Motivation and History[/u][/size][/center]
- [b]Major Goal:[/b] [What is the character's major goal in life?]
- [b]Minor Goals:[/b] [What are some of the character's minor goals at the moment?]
- [b]Reasoning behind goal:[/b] [WHY does the character want to do these things?]
- [b]Motivation:[/b] [In troubled times, what motivates the character to continue towards their goal?]


- [b]Additional Notes:[/b] [Is there anything else important that was not covered by the previous sections? Something that you would like to add that does not go elsewhere? Place it here.]
- [b]Suescore:[/b] [Your Mary Sue score goes here. Just as a basic indicator, it is not the final determinate about how good the character is. See [url=http://www.skulduggeryforums.com/forum/index.php?topic=2238.0]the explanation for this section here[/url] if you need help. If you are uncertain about something, leave notes here about it.]

Less description is required with these than with a normal character, and the bio section has been cut out, meaning that people will not need to spend ages working on the one character.

If you need to add some members to an organization, or have people that need to be added for a backstory or acquaintances, you can make them with this format rather than the full one.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2012, 08:54:36 AM by Winter Ninjason »

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Re: NPCs and Minor Characters
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 09:32:08 PM »
Kii, are we going to update this?

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Re: NPCs and Minor Characters
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 11:01:16 PM »
ohyeahthisexists.

Uhh...
Sure, did you want to?
I can't get around to it till the weekend.
Eight hours of Uni today .___.

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Re: NPCs and Minor Characters
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 08:50:59 AM »
I just removed the bio, because our NPCs tend to be more important than most others.

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Re: Profile Skeleton for NPCs and Minor Characters
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 05:58:18 AM »
I think NPCs such as Grand Mages and Elders should have to use the full profile, and be critiqued just as heavily. Perhaps even heavier. They are the top mages around, pretty important, and not like the other NPCs.
They are NPCs, but they aren't minor in anyway at all.
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 07:35:59 AM »
Then they should be posted to the actual Character Profiles section.
The whole point of an NPC is that they are quick and easy and you don't have to think of a background.

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2012, 07:56:15 AM »
But for the Major Roleplay forum, they are NPCs.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2012, 08:32:13 AM »
Grand Mages maybe, Elders not so much.

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Re: Profile Skeleton for NPCs and Minor Characters
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 09:30:40 AM »
I agree with Winter :3

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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 09:48:53 AM »
Grand Mages maybe, Elders not so much.
How so? The Elders are pretty much the same thing, just a little less political power and such.
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 11:34:41 AM »
It depends on the Elder. Someone to just be in the room shouldn't have it, but if you want them to actually do something they should.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2012, 11:43:22 AM »
Hm. True.

Can you move the Elders to the ORP Profiles board please, Winter/Kiiyashi?
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Re: Profile Skeleton for NPCs and Minor Characters
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 01:00:21 PM »
I think that they should almost have their own section. Elder/Grand Mage Profiles [MRP]

Kii is this possible? That way they would be characters without bios that get the special treatment of normal characters.

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2012, 01:01:12 PM »
That's a better plan. I think it's good.
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2012, 01:06:20 PM »
Done!

Gogogo, move those profiles!