This article was written by Maxwell Traenor from UFOP: StarBase 118
We as writers are used to “painting a picture” with our words. Setting a scene that our characters inhabit is arguably the most important part of our writing in order to immerse the reader fully into the universe our characters live and breathe in. But, the phrase “paint a picture” can be deceptive. It implies sight, as in describing how the world looks through our character’s eyes. Read More
I found this good article with advice for creating characters by Lori L. Lake, and there’s a great section about creating secondary/minor characters (in roleplay we normally call these NPCs because nobody specifically controls them). Read More
This is an extract of an article by Lori L. Lake (see the original here) which I thought was great advice, not just for writers, but for roleplayers too. Read More
Create an interesting character– you can easily get bored of writing about a character who doesn’t interest you. Others only like reading about interesting characters also. Read More
This article was originally written by me for the Blue Dwarf website, but most of this applies to most other roleplaying games where you need to create a character.
The character you play is probably the most crucial part of your role-playing experience. Your character will be your outlook onto the crazy world of Blue Dwarf, and how you interact with it. It is your character’s actions that you will write about, so they should be interesting! Read More
I have seen many games where the mod has asked you to write three or more sentences per post. While this is a good rule to live by… or should I say write by, not every post can be like this. There have you even been mods should have asked for a certain word count or even a paragraph number. All well and good. But again not every post can have a certain number of words or certain number of paragraphs. In fact, many replies to certain post only done with one sentence or one word. How do we stop this growing trend of short blurbs for posts? Read More
Let’s face it, originality is dead.
Or is it?
Some people have a hard time thinking of original titles or character names for their games, but that shouldn’t stop them from playing. In fact, there are several different types of generators out there on the web alone that can help create a game or character that is unique to you. You can google a hundred different types of name generators for characters alone or you can find some of the most popular generators on the web. Read More