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  1. This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  2. As roleplayers we are often inspired by multiple sources. This can be a tv show,book, movie, something we saw online, and even other roleplayers. For some of us we walk a fine line between playing our own original creations and literally taking something someone else made and playing them. This is something I've seen all over the place, an argument for or against using other people characters as their own roleplay characters. My opinions vary on this particular topic. For instance, I believe if you're RPing on an actual fandom site playing a premade character from another location isn't actually a bad thing. You're obviously not the creator of said character, everyone is aware of it, and you're not claiming to be. However, in my opinion, when RPing in a completely original verse, or one even inspired by another verse, playing a character that has been torn from the pages of someone elses book is just plain wrong. For instance if I joined a zombie RP site, and made Machone, but gave her a weird name, and a different playby, it's still the same character, and not my own creation. This would be different if I was RPing INSIDE the TWD verse, where Machone was created, and everyone is aware I didn't write her. What is your opinion? How close can you get to inspiration before you toe the line of ripping someones hard work off? I had one person tell me they found using a playby who played a character that happened to be a ballerina, and making my character a ballerina as well, we ripping and plagiarism. I don't quite agree with this, I find it to be more smarter playby searching since they'd have the same pictures I would need to depict my character, but what is your opinion? If someone puts all of the credits from the inspiration sources, how close can a site come to using other locations information before it becomes their verse and they can no longer claim creation? How close can a character come to your inspiration before it actually becomes that character?
  3. This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  4. HotPinkUnicornMess

    Female Elf

    This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  5. Ok so I'm just curious as to whether I'm the only freak here that's had a dream about a character or not. In my case last night, I had a dream about someone else's character. I used to role play with this girl a while ago and she had this character who was severely anti-social. I had a dream about him, his name was Punk. Wasn't sure whether I should run from him or not. Anyone know the character from Lee Child novels (or the movie) Jack Reacher? Kind of like him but with more of an inkling to murder people except like, just a very select couple people.
  6. Here's the hypothetical... You're playing on an RP forum that is sandbox-y but very character driven. All the players, new and old, have only one or two characters each, which they have invested a lot of time and energy into. Some of these characters were earned through IC means, meaning a player cannot easily create a character of a similar nature without investing significant time into the RP. There are guilds, families, kingdoms, and all sorts of drama-heavy and impactful plots abound between the whole character-base. The players are so interconnected on an IC level, that removing any one character - while not ruining the RP - would cause IC ripples that may become waves. Felt deeply and for a prolong period of time. The setting has some combat-focused elements, but the RP is not at all combat-centric. Yet, characters may kill other players' characters without OoC permission. Meaning, the character you have invested many hours and threads into, that you and others love very dearly, can be killed by another character before you're ready for their story to end. There is no means of resurrecting a dead character. In this hypothetical, what sort of rules would you want to stand between a character and death? Throwing out the "OoC permission" rule altogether. I've contemplated this question for a long while, and am curious to see what other people think! Leave it as a free for all, perhaps stressing "IC actions = IC consequences?" Perhaps a "no-murder" time period for new players or characters, so people have to be invested in the RP before they can kill off well-established characters? A form of voting system, if the character should be allowed to kill another in a given scenario? (This thought sounds far too much like a popularity contest type thing, and makes me cringe and twitch.) A Game Master who (impartially, I hope) determines the "validity" of a given scenario, determining if the character should live or die? A set of fair combat or "killing" rules, mechanics, etc.? Would the possibility of IC or OoC ostracism, or even revenge, keep you - and others - from ever killing another character at all? The social pressure making it a non-issue? I'd love to hear y'all's thoughts!
  7. This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  8. This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  9. So I was just scrolling through tumblr and I saw this collage of images of Frodo Baggins and I just stopped for a second and realized that Frodo had been one of my favorite characters since I was in elementary school, but I never have (nor would I) play him on a site -- even though I do play fandom characters... I thought it might be interesting to know if other people have characters they adore beyond pieces but for whatever reason (feel free to divulge), they never have (maybe never would) play them. -- or maybe even characters you tried, but just couldn't do. I'll start us off: Frodo Baggins (LotR) Wolverine (Marvel) Magnus Bane (The Mortal Instruments) Dr. Strange (Marvel) River Tam (Firefly) Delenn (Babylon 5) Natasha Romanoff (Marvel)
  10. This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  11. This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  12. This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  13. This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  14. HotPinkUnicornMess

    Female Zabrak

    This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  15. http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/index.html
  16. Are there any patterns you catch yourself falling into when creating new characters? Things like gender, physical/personality traits or things like birth dates/zodiac signs? Whether or not they keep pets, or the kinds of pets they keep. Any sort of thing, really. Are there any kinds of traits that you intentionally incorporate into all characters? As an example (arguably a particularly odd one), I was once on a site with a player who would literally only play characters with a name that began with C. So what are your patterns and quirks with character building? And, more importantly, is there any specific reason why?
  17. This topic was inspired by @MissQ's comment in I'm so tired of.... I am sure it has been touched on in other topics or might have been a topic all on its own at some point (a search did not turn up any results though). Although some ranting and venting is okay, that's not the purpose of this topic. The questions are just guidelines. Please don't think you need to answer all of them or answer them in order. They can be combined, ignored, etc. This is a free-for-all discussion for fun and elucidation. I'll weigh in with my thoughts once we get going. What character concepts do you love? What traits make you avoid a specific type of character? What are your character concept preferences when you create a new character? Please clarify if genre-specific. What traits and concepts do you prefer RPing with (perhaps opposite the type of character you are writing)? When looking over a new RPG to join, what do you need to see to make you drool over creating a character? [Clarification: based on active character profiles, wanteds, etc.]
  18. Hey y'all. What kind of extras do you like to stuff in those 'free for all' places to enhance your character development? I'm coding tabs for our development threads with different sections for people to put things in. So I'm trying to figure out what kind of things people may want to put in there... I've seen development used for playlists, extra photos / mood boards, thread trackers.... EDIT: For context, I'm adding a screen cap of the code so y'all can see what I mean by tabs / sections. I'm making my code into a tutorial so people can customize it and add whatever they want. Still want ideas on what I could add! Thanks guys!
  19. This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  20. HotPinkUnicornMess

    Female Pink Twi'lek

    This image is free to use for RP purposes only. You may use this image to represent a character, create a character avatar, banner, signature. You may use this image to create a forum header, forum graphics, or RP site graphics. You must credit Pinkatron2000 or GreaterRealms somewhere on the website it is used, or within your character(s) profiles if using for avatar/signature use. Thank you.

    © Pinkatron2000/GreaterRealms

  21. When I was debating what characters I wanted to bring back with Tally, I almost decided not to pick up one of my old favourites. Why? Because I also play his wife. Is that a weird thing? Do you get put off by players who play characters on both sides of a relationship? It was weird when it happened. The characters had some shared backstory, but they were so different. Both were also in relationships with other characters, and one even had a character made for them. Problem was: none of it would stick. The more scenes I wrote that included these two characters, the more they sort of... moved together. It wasn't a conscious thing on my part it just happened. I was so confused by it. I'm writing both halves here, so shouldn't I have full control? Eventually I gave in, and let them be. But I do wonder what people think when they realise that I write both of them, and whether it raises eyebrows. I don't really do scenes with just them, I tend to write short stories (it flows better) to fill in gaps/provide background on what they're doing. They still have active lives outside each other. But... I don't know. It could be weird. It could be seen as playing with myself. I'm not sure. What are your thoughts?
  22. We all get into those slumps. The one where writers block just slams us and we cannot figure out how to reply, how to start a new thread, how to get our character to interact with another. It can be difficult to get out of them. One of my favorite ways to do this is to come up with a random list of character prompts. Just small one sentence thread descriptions that could be fun, random, silly, hectic, chaotic, or insane for anyone to be a part of. What are some of your favorite thread prompts?
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