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PostSubject: Creating your Characters Biography for this Game Setting   Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:39 am

[1] BEGINNINGS (HOW DID YOU BECOME WHAT YOU ARE?):

Brief synopsis of how your character came to be what they are, from Childhood to now. (e.g.: A Vampire's Embrace, a Werewolf's first change, a Mage's Awakening, or simply how a mortal was raised and why.)

    EXAMPLES:

       Where did you grow up? With who? Are you still in touch?

       How did this influence your character? Why are you not there now?

       Who were your friends, family, mentors?

       How were you educated? What was school like, if your PC attended? If they didn't, why not?

       How were you Embraced (Kindred), Awakened (Mage),  etc.?

       If you're a mortal, how did you end up wherever you are now?

NOTE: It is REQUIRED that you put your character's actual age as well as perceived age on the BG. If there is a large enough discrepancy to be a problem, you must explain realistically (meaning being capable according to the stats you bought) how you dealt with this. (Driver's license, Resources, Jobs, Banking, Living Family or Friends, etc.) If you did things that require certain stats, you must buy them at creation.)


[2] LEARNING (HOW DID YOU LEARN WHAT YOU KNOW?):

Brief explanation of any dots you have in skills that would obviously have been taught, learned or earned (languages, weapons, academic subjects, etc.) Also, provide explanation of SKILLS you have with 3+ dots.

   EXAMPLES:

       Where'd you get streetwise from? Were you a runaway? A Thief?

       What exact languages do you speak? If you know more than 2, how'd you pick up so many?  

       Who exactly are your Allies/Contacts and what do they do for you?

       How did you learn to use weapons, and what kinds?

       What monetary source are your Resources from? What do you do to protect and grow that income?

       If you put Fame, where's it from? Are you known on sight, through reputation, or what? (Example: I haven't got a clue what Salvador Dali looks like, though I know and love his art.)

       If you have a fake ID or fake Mortal Identity, what criminal do you know that got it for you, or what Gov't lackey do you control who edited your paperwork, etc.)


  [3] PURPOSE/AGENDA (WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE DOING IN NEW BABYLON?):

       How did you end up in New Babylon?

       Out of anywhere in the world that you could be going, why here in specific?

       What draws you here? And what's going to hold you here?

   Mandatory Question for #3: What is one short-term (immediate) and one long-term goal your character wishes to accomplish? (And steps to do so, if you think you already know them) This question will set up the agenda your character should be up to at all times. The purpose of this question is to make sure you aren't in a place where you have nothing to do. You should have a goal in mind at all times, even if you don't pursue it every day IC.


   [4] USEFULNESS/SIGNIFICANCE (WHY SHOULD OTHER PCs CARE?):

       What does your character do that other PCs will care about?

       Does he know someone here? Work somewhere local? Have a skill to barter with?

       What makes your PC care to talk to other PCs?

       Where will you be hanging out, that other PCs might to run into you or seek you out? (An ST can help you with specifics, if you aren't sure what to say but can name the type of place)

   This question will set the stage for the locations your character will use to enter the storyline.
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