(Source: mfmous, via andthencamethen)
When creating a character, there’s a lot of questions you ask yourself. Whether it’s an original character or one you’ve been playing for a long time, using a character sheet to get to know your character better can always be a nice idea. With it’s help, you’ll be able to think about things you didn’t necesarily thought about, and ask some important questions to yourself that might activate your character’s voice, or help you to get your muse back with them. Everyone has their favorite character sheets, some people prefer to have a lot of questions, some others like it a bit more vague, so here’s a masterlist of the character sheets I found on various websites and found quite interesting, plus some other things that could be used to help you see, for example, how other character view yours.
- Blank Character Sheet (+370 Questions)
- Abridged Character Sheet (100 Questions)
- Big-Ass Character Sheet
- Character Creation Form
- Character Sheet by Jody Hedlund
- Creating a character Bio Sheet
- Character Analysis Worksheet
- 100 Character Development questions for writers
- Create a Character Profile
- Character Development Worksheet
- Original Character Bio-Sheet
- Character Chart for Fiction Writers
- A Character Chart By Charlotte Dillon
- Fiction Writer’s Character Chart
- Detailed Character Sheet
- Character Sheet Template
- Character Twenty-Question Worksheet
- In-Depth Character Sheet
- Character Worksheet
- Character Interview Sheet (First Person)
- Background Questionnaire (First Person)
- Characters Perceptions (How do other people perceive your character?)
With these sheets, you could also try to find your character’s Jung and Enneagram Type or use the Moral Alignment tool. All of these things can be really useful to get a better grip on a character.
Then, if you’re trying to create a character, and do not have many ideas, or get stuck, I’d suggest for you to roam around TVTropes, which gives you a lot of tropes used for character creation. Maybe you could try to mix a few of these and create an original character?
Or, if you’re a skillful writer and know how to make your character different from another, make a list of characters in fiction you happen to find interesting and why. Try to keep it short. Then, maybe, try to mix and match things from two or three characters, take a character and change their backstory, to see what would change. Play with them to inspire yourself and create something new, original and truly yours.
Oh, and here’s a little guide to Mary-Sues and OCs, just in case you want to make sure your character isn’t going to become a Mary-Sue or a Gary-Stu
And last but not least, this article about building fictional character definitely seemed interesting to me, and is full of many other links that could guide you during the creating of your character and help you file one of these sheets.
This is the greatest tweet in the history of tweets
i was too sick to sleep so i drew my two-weapon eldritch knight for my RL 5e game. because our DM is a big AD&D player we jokingly decided to use the ol’ Comeliness stat as a random roll (4d6 droplow) with everything else being pointbuy. i got an 18 comeliness. i have no idea how to draw that so i gave her fantastic hair.
her home city is strongly influenced by the dragonborn and dragons they trade and associate with, who are a desert people and introduced flashy swordsmanship and a tendency toward sorcery to the populace. as well as stylish outfits and cool architecture.
oh dear. i kinda broke this queer kid’s bubble today and he was really upset, but in a good way, although i feel bad for some reason. after anthro class, he asked about the flyers for Black Student Union’s event tomorrow and why the Queer Student Union is involved and i told him that police violence is a queer issue too and BSU invited us to participate with them. and he asked why it was a queer issue and i was like “well police really enjoy killing or facilitating in the death of trans women, especially trans women of color, for one.” and he was like “WHAT?!” and i asked him if he had heard about brandy martell or cece mcdonald and he said cece sounded familiar and “something about jail.” and i explained how OPD let brandy martell bleed to death in the street and wouldn’t let medic trained individuals or paramedics near her, and i said they threw CeCe in jail after she killed her attacker. and at first he didn’t believe me but i told him to google it, but i think he suspects i’m telling the truth and i really hope he googles it but doesn’t get depressed or anything. :/ :/ :/ :/ :/ :/
White people are all about historical accuracy up until the point where historical accuracy doesn’t feature them as the focal point of the story.
radical/anarchist analysis of the napa earthquake: the earthquake struck deep in the heart of north bay white suburbia and wine country, which are the drivers of much of the disparity and social problems in the region. though the west napa fault raged through affluent, largely white suburbs, it failed to be intersectional with neighboring faults so that they could achieve true revolutionary praxis and overthrow the oppression and edifaces of surface dwelling, patriarchal man. the fault also failed to find common ground with women, PoC, and sympathetic radicals by imposing its oppressive values of universal structural destruction and infrastructure devastation on oppressed natural allies, thus imitating the core faults of organizations like FEMEN. well done, west napa fault, but next time, shake more banks and mansions and less regular folks!