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Here is our character sheet that you will submit to be reviewed by the moderators. We refer to our characters a PCs here (Player characters) and Historical characters & other characters played by mods as NPCs (Non-Player Character). Please note that if you are a player who has played with us before but it making a new character, our character sheet has changed a lot. Our game system has also simplified and been updated and there are no more compendiums, wardrobes, or ledgers. Please make sure you are only using the character sheet below and that you have read all the other topics in the Setting and Game Information Forum before filling out your application. 

 

Please note that right now, we are not accepting:

Beauty is not available for females. Sword-fighting and horses is unavailable for males as things to be better than average at. We have more than one character falling into those categories and try to keep a good balance of different abilities within our member PCs. Underused things to be good at are things like cross-bow/bow/archery, hunting, knives, hand to hand/wrestling, dancing, sports like tennis/boules/pell mell, academic domains like science, art, music for males, etc.

 

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Character Sheet Player Profile

Name:

Email:

Age:

How you found us:

What is your background and experience in roleplaying:

What themes do you wish to explore in our game:

What makes you excited to do in our game:

What are you NOT looking for in our game:

 

Character Profile (PUBLIC)

Character Name:

Title: 

Estate Name: (One Family Seat is standard for gentry & peers)

Nationality:

Age:

Gender:

Eye Colour:

Hair Colour:

Avatar/playby:

 

The First Impression & Physical Appearance: 

How do others see your character? Things you could include:

  • You cannot have a "beautiful" or "handsome" character without taking it as a benefit. The same goes for adjectives that are similar.

  • Describe your character's looks, anything above average height for the time is a minor benefit (anything greater than 5'8'' for males, or 5'7" or greater for females)

  • Describe what others might notice in behaviour etc.

  • Remember to fit it with your background story, and don't create the perfect character. Beauty is a benefit and one that we are currently not accepting on incoming character sheets.

Personality:

Wealth Level :

Impoverished, average, or above average (above average is a benefit, impoverished is a challenge)

For a more in-depth explanation of wealth levels, please see the Getting Started Forum

Housing:

St Marks for average wealth, then Red Lion Inn or Dorchester House (ladies only) for anything above average

 

Benefits & Challenges

Points are a tool we ask players to use for character design to help them make a balanced character. The mods balance a character not just by the points assigned but by the way the narrative and backstory reads with the points. For example, your scenario may be worth more or less points depending on how you have it written. That is where the mods come in when they review your application! Simply do your best to use the points as a jumping point to making a balanced character and then we will help you with the rest!

Usually the maximum amount of points we advise is 2 or 3 for each category for a first character, although you can takemore or less than that if you wish. The important thing is that the Benefits and Challenges, when added together, balance out at zero. For second characters, we do allow more points and creativity in the background. We do not allow Above Average Wealth, Rank (Earl/Countess), & Beauty together! 

Anything that is beyond typical or average for your rank, wealth, & station in life would be generally considered some form of benefit even if it's not listed. Anything beyond what would be typical for the background you've written would also be considered a benefit. Keep those things in mind 😄

BENEFITS

Widow (you must take points for her rank too) +1 

Housing above wealth level +1

Fashionable +1

Above average wealth +2

Owns business +1 (not generally allowed on sheets for peers or women) 

Heiress OR baroness suo jure +2

Baronet 0

Baron/Child +1

Viscount/Viscountess/Child +2

Earl/Countess/Child +3

We do not allow higher ranking characters on character sheets!

Special Ability in Science or Arts +1 to +2

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO 2nd CHARACTERS

Connected to Played NPC  +1  Can be more than +1 depending on the advantage

(You come into the game with a connection to an NPC. )

Famous Family +1 or more

(Your have an actual historical surname, but you still cannot be an actual historical character.)

Royal Connections

(case by case)

 

CHALLENGES

For challenges to count, they have to be things which could harm you in roleplay. A dark secret needs the potential to come out and do you social harm. Beholden means someone powerful is threatening you to act a certain way or they will ruin you - it can't be a happy relationship. 

Poverty Wealth Level -2

Unfashionable -1

Son with a Living Father -1

(only if the father can impose rules OOC for the son that are followed IC)

NPC enemy -1

(do NOT pick a super powerful NPC, pick a meaningful enemy but one that you can overcome in seasons of RP!)

Out of Favor -2

(you will need to seasons worth of work making friends and schmoozing to gain important notice)

Not a Royalist (Men only) -1

Bad Reputation -1

Disreputable Family -1

Dark Secret -1 to -2 (like you murdered someone or aren't who you say you really are)

Gentry/Gentleman/Daughter (landed but no title) -2

Knight/Daughter -1

Scars on face -1 

Accent -1 to -2

Foreign (only European/Colonies NOT Irish/Scottish/Welsh) -2

(you cannot combine foreign & accent together, you're assumed to have one & other cultural weirdness)

Other disfigurements/disabilities -1 to -2

Disturbing mannerism -0.5 to -1

Gender Stereotypes -0.5 to -1

(you have mannerisms of opposite sex, are a manly-looking woman or a feminine-looking man, fop-ish doesn't count)

Homosexuality -0.5 to -1

Naive about (observably, in some expected aspect of life: sex, court, politics, etc)  -0.5 to -1

Bad at (observably, in some skill you're expected to know) -0.5 

Horrible at (observably, in some skill you're expected to know) -1

Catholic & Proud (dangerous & cannot hold any office or position) -2

Catholic & Secret (you have to be careful) -1

Other Protestant -0.5

Other Time-period consistent faith that isn't Anglican -0.5

Atheist - THIS WAS NOT A THING IN THIS ERA! Pick a religion. You can be sacrilegious and merry, but God wasn't optional.  

Engaging in something illegal -0.5 to -1

In debt -1

 

Origin/Background

Explain/integrate the above in a narrative story, which makes realistic historical sense and is balanced. This part should make us excited to be writing with you due to the originality and quality of your ideas and serves as a writing example.

If you have a serious secret that you don't want other players to know, please PM it to Defiance

 

Things you could also include:

  • one or two things your character is good at
  • one or two things your character is bad at

  • all other things your character is assumed to be average for their rank

  • events that shaped the life of your character

  • how any people involved in your benefits/challenges 

  • Important background characters/family (bulletpoint style, only a few, no exhaustive histories)

Goals

What are some things your character would like to do in the game?

 


Please copy the empty sheet below. Keep in mind not to use ellipses or other such characters in your application as the board will not recognize them. This can be a problem in Microsoft Word ;)

 

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Character Sheet Player Profile
    Name:
    Email:
    Age:
    How you found us:
    What is your background and experience in roleplaying:
    What themes do you wish to explore in our game:
    What makes you excited to do in our game:
    What are you NOT looking for in our game:
     
    Character Profile  
    Character Name:
    Title:
    Estate Name:
    Nationality:
    Age:
    Gender:
    Eye Colour:
    Hair Colour:
    Avatar:
     
    The First Impression & Physical Appearance 
     
    Personality
     
    Wealth Level :
    Impoverished, average, or above average (above average is a benefit, impoverished is a challenge)
     
    Housing:
    St Marks unless you're above average wealth, then Red Lion Inn or Dorchester House (ladies only)
     
    Benefits, Challenges
     
    Origin/Background
     
    Goals

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