- Aug 21, 2010
Hello there, fellow RCRPers. During the time that I have been here, I have noticed many characters that appear like flat objects. They haven't developed!
Roleplaying with those characters can be boring and monotone. The person does not have feelings or any special characteristics.
How can I develop a character?
You could try making up a simple story for yourself. Include things like 'Where is he/she from?' 'How old is he/she?'.
Write down some characteristics your character has. Is he/she... Very generous? In the need for speed? A very stupid person?
What can I develop?
There are many, many things. A few examples:
- Appearance. How does your character appear? Tall? Short? Fat? Thin? Beard? Bald?
- Likes & dislikes. What does your character order at a bar? What color does he/she like on his/her car? Does your character hate on city-folk, maybe?
- Fear. What is your character scared from? Small rooms? Being in a group of people? Cops?
- Origin. Where's your character from? Red County? Vice City? New York?
- Personality. Is your character jolly? Easily angered? Loving everybody?
Why should I develop my character?
Developing your character creates roleplay for you and others. You can shoot a gun for the sake of killing another, but how would your character feel about it? Sadness, perhaps? Developing your character is an important aspect of roleplaying.
Two of my characters:
- Ross DiMauro. The SANews CEO who has a slight alcohol problem. Loves his purple Washington. Father from Italy, mother from Scotland. Hates spending money.
- Vincent Payne. A mobster with morals. Prefers not to use a weapon, because of his dislike of deaths. Prefers to injure. Does not break his promises and likes working on his Burrito.