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- THE CD FORUM POSTICON SYSTEM -

Below is a summary on the posticons used for the character description approval process. The posticon of the first post should always be edited according to the current state of completion of the character description (either by the player, a Moderator or an Administrator).
1) PLAYER - CD is incomplete. Use this posticon if you have not finished your CD.  4) MODERATOR - CD has been approved by one moderator. A second mod's approval is needed.
 2) PLAYER - CD is completed. Use this if you have finished working on your CD.  5) MODERATOR - CD has been approved by two moderators. An Administrator should soon take care of the titling.
 3) MODERATOR - An expert's opinion is needed. The specific field in which the expert's help is needed should be added to the title.  6) ADMINISTRATOR - An administrator has titled the character, and the thread will soon be moved to the CD Archives.
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« on: June 11, 2010, 11:50:33 AM »

Feel free to Copy and Paste the following Template in order to create a CD that conforms with site requirements.


INTRODUCTION

Name
  • Please choose a name which fits into Caelereth (you can use the Elven or Dwarven dictionaries on the site, or the list of human tribe-specific names).
  • Your display name should be the same as your character's name. If it is not, you may either change your character's name or your display name (the latter can be done in the 'Account Related Settings' section of your profile).

Gender
  • State your character's gender, male or female.

Age
  • Upon choosing an age make sure that your character could realistically achieve the skills you'd like to give your character.
  • There is an Elven Age Calculater available if needed.

Race
  • You will need to chose your character's race
  • If your character is a crossbreed between two races then state the two races.
  • You can find out more about the races we have at the Races section on the site.
  • Some races are banned from play; please check the Restrictions.

Tribe
  • You will need to choose a tribe ("ethnicity"), for your character.
  • If your character is a crossbreed, state your tribes.
  • Check the 'Races' section on the website for a list of tribes and their traits.

Occupation
  • This is what your character does to make money.

Title
  • This should tell players what you are at a quick glance (fighter, mage, thief, etc.).
  • Once approved, it will always be visible left to your post once you are titled, just like your character portrait.
  • This does not have to be a title by which your character is addressed, though it can be so.
  • Be creative and unique when choosing this. Don't be afraid to add an adjective to a mundane job.
  • If you need help coming up with a title, take a look here.

Character Portrait (optional)
  • You don't need to have a character portrait, but it is nice to have one in any case.
  • If you need some advice on where to find a suitable portrait, take a look at our Character Portraits page.

Overview (optional)
  • Summarise your character concept in a few short sentences in an overview paragraph here so people can see the most important characteristics of your character at a glance.



APPEARANCE

Height

Weight
  • A description of your character's build should at least be present somewhere in the Physical Appearance sub-section, but we like to have a number to help picture your character.

Hair Colour

Eye Colour

Physical Appearance
  • What are the physical attributes that your character possesses?
  • Do you have a slender, curved female body or the muscled build of a dwarven warrior?
  • These attributes are to some extent defined by your race, tribe, and gender, and may also limit what you can do.
  • What are some of the characteristics that might set your character apart? Perhaps a scar of some sort, a tattoo, a hunch, or a missing limb?

Clothing
  • How does your character dress?
  • You don't need stick too close to what your tribe wears, though this is always nice, but keep it sensible.
  • Jewelry and other accessories should also be mentioned in here.
  • The more details provided, the better!



PERSONALITY & ABILITIES


Personality
  • What is your character like?
  • Describe the way your character views the world.
  • Are you happy and outgoing, or grim and silent? Maybe dark and sinister?
  • this should be kept somewhat consistent throughout your role-playing.

Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Strengths and Weaknesses are used to gauge a character's level and balance of power (Advantages and Disadvantages).
  • There is no limit to how deep or complex your character's strengths and weaknesses can be, but you are encouraged to have a least a few of each.
  • Your character's strengths and weaknesses should be listed in their own sub-sections with two to three sentences of explanation:

  • Strengths:
    • Anything your character is better at than the average person is considered a strength and should be included in this section.
    • These may include skills, knowledge, or advantageous physical characteristics.
    • Each strength should be listed separately, with a short explanation of how it is of advantage to your character.

  • Weaknesses:
    • Weaknesses should counter your strengths, and can even be present in areas your character excels.
    • Some areas to consider for weaknesses are lacking skills, knowledge or a physical attributes, particularly in areas that most influence your character.
    • The lack of skills and knowledge that the average person does not have, such as weapon skills or magical ability, is not considered a weakness.
    • Each weakness should be listed with a short explanation of how it disadvantages your character.


Magic (magic-users only)
  • If your character possesses any magical ability, they should be mentioned here.
  • If you are a Ximaxian Mage:
    • Level 3 or less: You can just list your spells and what they do.
    • Level 4 to 6: You will need approval from the administration and you must list how the spells work (Magic Mods can help)
    • Level 7 to 9: Requires development work, approval from the administration , and you must list how your spells work
    • Level 10 to 11: Requires significant innovative development work, approval from the administration, and you must list how your spells work
    • Level 12: Restricted/Banned
  • If you are NOT a Ximaxian Mage: Do not simply give a list of spells. Tell us how powerful your character is, what sort of things he or she can do with his or her magic, and how it works.
  • Having magic is highly discouraged for a first time character; It is a complicated system and often lengthens the approval process.



HISTORY


History
This is one of the most important sections. It should explain why your character is the person that he or she is today. Mundane things such as where you were born and where you moved are important, but not nearly as much as other things. Did your parents die? Have you been in many battles? Did you have a sheltered childhood? These are some of the things you could include in your history. You should also mention how you obtained the skills that you have.

Keep in mind that all relevant information, whether it is known to your character or not, should be included. Amnesia and the like is no excuse for leaving out any such information. Also, the older your character, the more information we will expect to see/read. A 300 year old elf, should have a good amount more than a 15 year old human.



ACCESSORIES


Weapons
  • State any weapons your character possesses here.
  • You might want to look what we have already developed specifically for Caelereth.
  • Keep in mind how easily obtainable each weapon is to your character. If your character possesses a weapon that he or she would not have been able to easily obtain, you should mention how it was acquired in the History section.

Belongings
  • You only need to mention the important ones, and anything you have that people would not normally have.
  • As with weapons, if your character possesses anything which he or she would not have been able to easily obtain, you should mention how it was acquired in the History section.

Familiars (if any are present)
  • If you own any animals, it should be stated here (e.g. your horse, cat, dog, parrot, etc.).
  • Also, describe what they look like and how long you have had them. This is especially important for the longer lived races, as you are going to out live your companion by a good margin.
  • Setting this section up much like a character may help.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 01:28:03 PM by Alýr (Rayne) » Logged

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