I have this idea for a rp in my head for a while, but I didn't know how to list it as Traditional or Non-Traditional. I only ask is because it could go either way since my idea is of a group of pioneers on a journey for new lands to settle, in a Redwall setting of course. The settlers could be either random folk who decided to join up or from known places like Redwall Abbey or Salmandastron and such, a mixed group to be sure on their way to lands unknown.
So, in regards to characters If one does want to try this out, I have questions that I ask myself that can help set a good backstory(and sound advice). The other is a vote I guess, on what kind of new land the settlers find themselves in initially and try to thrive while building a settlement.
I give kudos for Fernleaf for a good character bio format.
Nickname: [Display Name]
Full Name: [Character's first and last Name]
Species: [Water rat, Giant Otter, Black sea otter, Bank vole, etc…]
Full Name: Jargle Sliteye
Species: Brown Rat
Then fill in the following Categories:
Description: (Eyes, fur, height, typical expressions, scars, typical clothing etc…)
Possessions: (Weapons, jewelry...be reasonable)
- Another Example
- (No "He was the best in the world/Mossflower at Swordplay/knife-throwing/archery/swimming")
- (No "Impossible to kill" or "COuld smell a rat from fifty feet away")
- Another Example
- ("Gets mad easily" or "Has BloodWrath" or other stereotypes are not weaknesses, no matter how you try to rationalize it)
- (True Weaknesses equal "Can't swim," or "Dislikes and cannot use polearms of any kind," or "not physically attractive" are weaknesses. In my experience, Scars don't detract from most charas' appearance very often, either. So don't add it unless it's truly hideous and no one would want to come within fifteen feet of them)
(Character history. Also, posting rules apply here. Separate the paragraphs, but in this case keep it short and sweet)
Here are said questions I found useful in asking myself for character background.
Where was he/she born?
Who are the parents? Are they alive and are there more?
What were they doing before?
Why leave it all?
What did they leave behind?
What does your character want?