Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On the Player Character

This is going to be a fairly basic, commonsense guide to writing a player character for an RPG (play-by-post, or tabletop, or what-have-you). Some of you are going to read this and think, "well, duh!" And that's fine. Not all of this is obvious to everyone, though, so I'm just aiming to help.

So, you want to create a player character! Depending on the game, you may have a class system to work with, or you may have free rein. Regardless, you'll want to create a character that's believable. So, onward!