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PostSubject: Character Advice Collumn    Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:23 am

Stuck on your character's background?

Don't know what to do with the bastard now that he or she has accomplished their most driving goal?

Having trouble finding the right "Voice" for you new alternate you?


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PostSubject: Re: Character Advice Collumn    Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:38 am

ah come on! Someone's gotta have some need for advice!

Maybe we could just BS about the cool backstory and story elements we've come up with for characters recently?
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PostSubject: Re: Character Advice Collumn    Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:48 am

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PostSubject: Re: Character Advice Collumn    Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:26 pm

I didn't even know this thread was around. I didn't see any new posts.

I've got a cliche character concept to work with though...

Its basically a Necromancer (Wizard) that speaks only through his raven familiar. Its a vague concept I know but I think it could lead to some cool RP. Any thoughts?

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PostSubject: Re: Character Advice Collumn    Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:47 pm

The Raven speaks like Chris Rock.

Don't ask, just the first thing that came to mind XD
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PostSubject: Re: Character Advice Collumn    Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:58 pm

It would be really cool if the raven spoke in a voice that matched neither the necromancer nor the raven, like a young boy or girl. Not a plucky happy voice, but like young kids talk when they're somber, ya know?


Also, have you considered a broad brimmed hat?
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PostSubject: Re: Character Advice Collumn    Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Maybe a purple feather on the hat? Purple is a cool color for necromancers. And the raven's special voice should totally be Gilbert Gottfried.

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PostSubject: Re: Character Advice Collumn    Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:54 am

It might be interesting if, rather than merely speaking through the raven, he has to telepathically communicate with the raven and hope it says what he wants it to. In other words, treat the necromancer as genuinely unable to speak and have the raven as an independently-willed 'translator', who sometimes accidentally-on-purpose gets it wrong or even says rude/inappropriate things without any input from its 'master' (leaving the poor necromancer to glare at it with a "WTF you stupid bird, you're going to get us both killed!" sort of look).

Alternatively, perhaps the raven is actually the real necromancer, whose soul is trapped inside a bird due to him screwing up the ritual that should have made him immortal (his soul went into his familiar rather than his phylactery?). The 'wizard' is just a convenient peasant/corpse/slave/mentally-handicapped-identical-twin the necromancer has mind-controlled (or paid) and dresses up in his old robes so nobody realises what's happened (because the ritual that went wrong is highly illegal).

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