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 Creating Your Character
Book of Shadows
 Posted: Jul 3 2015, 06:30 PM
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In Charmed, the characters powers were often reflections of their personalities and quirks. Piper's neurosis and "needing more time” played off her ability to slow down molecules. Prue’s assertive personality and quick temper foreshadowed her telekinetic powers. Phoebe’s lack of ambition and purpose evoked a sense of irony with her power of premonitions.

Although these powers were reflective of the sisters as individuals, they did not choose them. These powers were merely their destiny. In order to stay true to this theme the members of this RPG do not get to choose their playable character’s powers or playable race. Instead, this is done by the Game Master and Administration through the non-playable characters Destiny, Fate or Fortune.
    Fate decides the powers and race for most characters. Players have an influence over the fate of their characters as it is determined by the force, moral alignment, and veto you choose for them.
      Force and Alignment
      The Lawful Good are the designated "Protectors of the Innocent" who obey the Laws of Magic enforced by the Governors of Good Magic and written by The Authorities. The Neutral Good obey the Laws of Magic, but refuse to serve as a "Protector of the Innocent". The Chaotic Good will routinely and consistently act outside the Laws of Magic, if they believe it will benefit the Greater Good.

      Although the Lawful Evil work in their own interest, they bow to the power of the Evil Authorities and the Laws ordained by them. The Neutral Evil are independent of the influence of the Evil Authorities, but do not challenge the established power for fear of reprisal. The Chaotic Evil wish to overthrow the established Evil Authorities and will use magic for personal gain regardless of the consequences.
    Destiny decides the powers and race for characters who are meant to fulfill very specific destinies regarding the Grand Design. Characters destined to wield a magical artifact, defeat a powerful foe, or preserve the magical balance receive replies from Destiny.

    Fortune decides the powers and race for characters at random. It’s a game of risk as fortune can be bad or good. Your character could be lawful or chaotic, good or evil, lower level or upper level, young or old, mortal or immortal, magical or non-magical ... any combination thereof!
Before creating a playable character (original or canon), members must submit a character profile. This profile will give these Forces of Nature a feel for the character you want to create and bring to life in Charmed: After the Prophecy. Based on the character pitch, these Natural Forces will indicate the powers, species, and power level of a member’s playable character. Additionally, they will inform you about the character's living space, financial status, occupation, and other key information that should be incorporated into the character's biography.

The purpose of this creation format is to make things more interesting, to instill order, and to basically keep those damn "omnipotent" Mary Sues off our site. It's important to remember that, as in life, nothing is guaranteed when posting in The Nexus. Your character could have great fame and prestige within their chosen career, but absolutely no ties to the supernatural. Contrarily, the fates could determine that your character is at the bottom of the barrel when their chosen career is in concern, live in a crampy little apartment, but possess overwhelming power in terms of weilding mystical forces.

However, these Forces of Nature do recognize that there are some who are ultimately unsatisfied with their Fate or Destiny to such a degree that it affects their ability to enjoy the game. For those individuals, there is an option that is open to them. Prior to posting a character biography, any player may message John directly and request a new Nexus for their character!

Only those who received a Nexus from either Fate or Destiny are eligible as Fortune is meant to be a "luck of the draw" and cannot be overridden. In fact, this new Nexus will be given by Fortune and it will negate any previously requested Veto. And, of course, nothing is without a cost as the new Nexus could potentially entail a lower power level, more passive or restrictive powers, lower socioeconomic status, etc. Be warned, once this option is chosen it cannot be undone!


To create a character, please start a new thread using the form below.
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Book of Shadows
 Posted: Jul 3 2015, 06:43 PM
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CREATE A NEW THREAD. TITLE IT WITH YOUR CHARACTER'S FIRST AND LAST NAME. CREATE YOUR CHARACTER USING THE FOLLOWING FORM BELOW.

Character Creation Form
Behind-the-Character
PLAYER ALIAS: What should we call you?
PREFERRED PRONOUNS: He/Him, She/Her, etc.
PLAYER AGE: No ageism here, just helps us know if we have minors on the board.
PLAYER EXPERIENCE: How long have you role-played?
PREFERRED CONTACT: How can we contact you outside the forums?
TIMEZONE: Pretty self-explanatory.

The Set-Up
CHARACTER FACE CLAIM: Who is the celebrity play-by?
CHARACTER NAME: First and Last Name please. Middle Name is optional.
CHARACTER AGE: In ##’s.
FORTUNE: Yes or no? (IF YOU ANSWER YES, SKIP THE REST!)
FORCE: of Good or of Evil?
ALIGNMENT: Chaotic, Neutral, or Lawful?
THE VETO: Name three of the playable races (humans, magical humans, mages, monsters, demons, or angels) you prefer not to play at all. You can also skip the Veto.

Character Profile
PERSONALITY BLURB: This should be a brief description about your desired character. What are some of their recurring habits? The good ones? The bad ones? What typically upsets them? What typically makes them happy? Does your character have any particular goals and dreams? How ambitious is the character in reaching these goals? This pitch should give a general, but clear, vision of your character’s dimensionality.

ROLE-PLAY SAMPLE: Provide a decently length role-play sample with the character you intend to bring to life within our role-play world. This helps Destiny, Fortune or Fate gain a "feel" for the type of magical aspects your character should be endowed with. This role-play sample should be reflective of the elements mentioned in your character’s personality blurb. Please do not have your character use any special abilities or refer to themselves as a particular breed of species. Once again, these aspects are to be given to your character by Destiny, Fortune or Fate.

You can complete this role-play sample in one of two ways. The first is a “Freestyle” option where you can have your character perform something mundane or supernatural. Such examples include dealing with a break-up or making their first visit to an occult shop. The second is a “Scenario” option where you can reply to one of the audition scenes provided below.
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Book of Shadows
 Posted: Jul 3 2015, 07:00 PM
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[b][u][i]Character Creation Form[/i][/u][/b]
[b][u]Behind-the-Character[/u][/b]
[b]PLAYER ALIAS[/b]:
[b]PREFERRED PRONOUNS[/b]:
[b]PLAYER AGE[/b]:
[b]PLAYER EXPERIENCE[/b]:
[b]PREFERRED CONTACT[/b]:
[b]TIMEZONE[/b]:

[b][u]The Set-Up[/u][/b]
[b]CHARACTER FACE CLAIM[/b]:
[b]CHARACTER NAME[/b]:
[b]CHARACTER AGE[/b]:
[b]FORTUNE[/b]:
[b]FORCE[/b]:
[b]ALIGNMENT[/b]:
[b]THE VETO[/b]:

[b][u]Character Profile[/u][/b]
[b]PERSONALITY BLURB[/b]:

[b]ROLE-PLAY SAMPLE[/b]:
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