Post by Jade [Maggie] on Mar 18, 2007 22:10:20 GMT -5
When you're accepting Characters from non-mods, there are certain things to consider before accepting.
· If you are a person of rank (fancy-speak for mod or higher) then you can accept characters. · Personality and physical description should each have at least one well-developed paragraph of at least 5-7 sentences. · History should be at least 2 paragraphs of 5-7 sentences each. · Writing should be easy to read, without serious spelling and grammar errors. · Details should be descriptive and non-repetitive. If they're saying the same thing over and over, or just BSing to fill space, then that's not good. · If a member seems to be having problems with details like Race or Title, kindly point out to them that there is a whole board of information about that sort of stuff that should have been read before attempting to create their character.
Use your best judgement. Too sum it all up, character sheets should be detailed, easy to read, and a good window into the soul of their character.
Post by Daemon [Naryae] on Mar 19, 2007 14:53:17 GMT -5
-pokes- but for the history, I think we might want to keep in mind that some people would like to reveal the history as they go, so they can progress the character through playing them. But, I think in general, all these are great guide lines. I wish I had thought of writting this out.
Post by Jade [Maggie] on Mar 19, 2007 20:28:11 GMT -5
Like I said, just use best judgement. If that's the reason for a short history, then go ahead and accept it. My guideline was for people who say "Bob was born in a tree, then went to the academy, then moved to a box in an alleyway." For stuff like that, which has the beginning, middle, and present, I'd like to see some stuff inbetween.
Am I making any sense, or just sounding like a raving loon?