dimov's advice article

OOC: Basics on how to make a good RP/courier character

There are good characters and bad characters. Canon characters (House, Yes Man, etc.) are exempt from these guidelines, as they are the way the are supposed to be.

Basics:

  • NO Supernatural abilities (invincibility, super strength, flying, etc.)
  • Good background story. No NCR/Legion super mega general badasses.
  • Unique personality. No heartless, soulless, badass John/Jane Doe people.

Having a character with supernatural abilities, such as not being able to get hurt, make it generally not fun to RP with. A good background story tells exactly WHO your character is. A detailed story makes your character more fun to use to RP, too. I don’t think I need to explain the third one.

An example of a good character is: Jack Anderson, NCR trooper. He is medium built with brown hair and eyes. Jack was born and raised in Shady Sands with a drunk, abusive father. He enlisted in the NCR military to escape the hell that was his life.

Summarized background story, average job, nothing too special about him. This is good.

A bad example: Dr. Major General Sgt. Captain Invincible 10 foot tall guy with laser eyes! Who is also a vampire!

Please try to make characters you would see in the real world.

Half assed report by Dimov.