Introduction: Creating A Character
Creating a character is easy but creating a believable one who the player can empathize with and relate to is a bit more complicated. To resolve this, the most obvious answer is to create a character profile.
Profiles come in handy, allowing you to lay the foundations of a character with depth that you can easily reference and guide your story. For example, the character of the person dictates how he or she will act in certain situations.
The document includes:
name, gender, race, age, birthday, height, measurement, beliefs/religion, hobby, basic description, astrological sign, Chinese zodiac sign, blood type.
Current info: family background, birthplace, home, history, possessions, pets.
Physical description: hairstyle, body, eyes, physical condition, marks, clothing
Personality: likes, dislikes, fears, goals, occupation, hobbies, favorite food, least favorite food, prized possession, vernacular (way of speaking), character behavior, aptitude, social and other pressure/problems, relationships, positive and negative characteristics, personality, other.
Abilities: physical, magical, other.
If your character does not have an attribute in a certain category such as magical, just leave it blank, type “none”, or erase it from the profile list. Remember: just because it’s listed doesn’t mean the person has to have it.
If you are having trouble downloading the files above, just highlight the text below and copy and paste it onto your favorite text editor.
Chinese Zodiac Sign:
>possessions, make-up, jewelry, etc.
>least favorite food
>most prized possession (important or emotional value)
>vernacular (way of speaking)
>social and other pressure, problems
>relationships (with who and what kind)
>beliefs, superstition, moral value
This profile was originally created by Neoshaman of the Love Revolution team with some additions and introduction by Rio. Many thanks to Neoshaman for creating a useful and handy document!