Character Creation Template

Character Creation Template

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Character Creation Template

Post by Selwyn Thorfinn on Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:24 am

So, you've decided to create a character with us.  I cannot congratulate you enough on your excellent taste.

Before you get started, make sure you've checked the Canon Claim if you're planning on making a canon character, and the Wanted Characters to see if anything there takes your fancy.  Filling canons and wanted characters is a good way to get your character established in the Wizarding World. Also, note that Pureblood characters can only be created if they're drawn from the Canon List or belong in the updated version of this list. If you aren't sure, PM an Admin first.

Current Members
Please make sure you post your app on the correct character's account.  We know how tempting it is to post up a profile without logging out, but it can get confusing and we don't want to accidentally archive one of your profiles because the character name doesn't match up with the account name.

Posting your character's profile


  1. Start a new thread (topic) in this forum.

  2. Title it with your character's surname in all caps, followed by their first name. Like so: POTTER, Harry

  3. In the next post you will find the MANDATORY section of the character profile.  Copy that code into your thread and fill it out.  This section must be included in your profile in order for your character to be sorted.

  4. In the post below that, is the OPTIONAL section of the character profile (it even says optional extras).  You may include any of these parts in your character's profile below the mandatory section.  You don't have to include all or any of them.  You can also edit them if you like.

  5. If you can't finish your profile in one sitting, you should put WIP (work in progress) in the topic description so you can come back to edit it later.  If you do this, you will need to "bump" your topic by posting in it to tell us when you've finished.

  6. Profiles left for two weeks or longer without a reply will be moved to the Character Graveyard.

  7. When an admin does reply, they'll either tell you where your character has been sorted to or ask for changes or clarification.  We try not to reject characters outright.

  8. Please don't post in the claims section (apart from your playby or canon claim) until your character has been accepted.  Your claims won't be considered until your character has been accepted.


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Re: Character Creation Template

Post by Selwyn Thorfinn on Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:44 am

Character Creation Template
Mandatory Section

NOTE: Do not touch the coding.  Simply write your responses after each [/b] tag.
We don't want your entire profile to be in bold.
Code:
[center][img]put an image here (no moving gifs)[/img][/center]
[table][tr][td][color=#990000][size=24]MAIN[/size][/color][/td]
    [td][right][i]They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense[/i][/right]
    [/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
    [left]
    [b]Character's Legal Name:[/b]

    [b]Age:[/b]

    [b]Hogwarts House:[/b] Choose a house/magical school

    [b]Blood Type:[/b]  Pureblood (canons only), Halfblood, or Muggleborn

    [b]Species:[/b] If your character is not human, you should explain this in their history.

    [b]Face claim:[/b] who's your character's face claim?
    [/left]
    [hr]

    [table][tr][td][color=#990000][size=24]APPEARANCE[/size][/color][/td]
    [td][right][color=transparent]...[/color][i]Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel - Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig[/i][/right]
    [/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
    [left]
Give a general description of your character's appearance. Consider what they look physically look like and what their fashion style is. How would we pick your character out in a crowded room?
    [/left]
    [hr]

    [table][tr][td][color=#990000][size=24]PERSONALITY[/size][/color][/td]
    [td][right][color=transparent]......[/color][i]If only the hat had mentioned a house for people who felt a bit queasy, that would have been the one for him[/i][/right]
    [/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
    [left]
Tell us about your character's overall personality.  How do they act on a usual day? Remember, no personality quiz results, and no copy & pasting; it must be in your own words.
    [/left]
    [hr]

    [table][tr][td][color=#990000][size=24]HISTORY[/size][/color][/td]
    [td][right][color=transparent]..................[/color][i]Hey! My eyes aren't 'glistening with the ghosts of my past'![/i][/right]
    [/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
    [left]
    [b]Early Years:[/b]

    [b]Hogwarts Years:[/b]

    [b]After Hogwarts:[/b]
    [/left]
    [hr]

    [table][tr][td][color=#990000][size=24]Out of Character[/size][/color][/td]
    [td][right][i]I'm Harry's half-sister, Dumbledore's daughter, Voldemort's niece, Sirius' cousin, Snape's daughter and Lupin's great grandmother...[/i][/right]
    [/td]
    [/tr]
    [/table]
    [left]
    [b]What should we call you:[/b]

    [b]RP Experience:[/b]

    [b]How you found us:[/b]

    [b]Main Character (we'll PM you on this account):[/b]
    [/left]
    [hr]

How it should look when you're done:

           
MAIN
They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense
   
   

   Character's Legal Name:

   Age:

   Hogwarts House: Choose a house/magical school [or fill out the Sorting Form]

   Blood Type:  Pureblood (canons only), Halfblood, or Muggleborn

   Species: If your character is not human, you should explain this in their history.

Face claim: who's your character's face claim?
   
   



               
APPEARANCE
...Aunt Petunia often said that Dudley looked like a baby angel - Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig
   
   

Give a general description of your character's appearance. Consider what they look physically look like and what their fashion style is. How would we pick your character out in a crowded room?
   



               
PERSONALITY
......If only the hat had mentioned a house for people who felt a bit queasy, that would have been the one for him
   
   

Tell us about your character's overall personality.  How do they act on a usual day?  Remember, no personality quiz results, and no copy & pasting; it must be in your own words.
   
   



               
HISTORY
..................Hey! My eyes aren't 'glistening with the ghosts of my past'!
   
   

   Early Years:

   Hogwarts Years:

   After Hogwarts:
   
   



               
Out of Character
I'm Harry's half-sister, Dumbledore's daughter, Voldemort's niece, Sirius' cousin, Snape's daughter and Lupin's great grandmother...
   
   

   What should we call you:

   RP Experience:

   How you found us:

   Main Character (we'll PM you on this account):
   
   



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Re: Character Creation Template

Post by Selwyn Thorfinn on Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:05 am

Character Creation Template
Optional Section

This one's going to be posted with the way it looks before the code, okay?  Okay.  

This is all optional so you can include all of it, none of it, or just the bits you like best.  That's why they're coded in separate blocks.

Header - you need to use this

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Let us slip into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure
Code:
[table][tr][td][color=#990000][size=24]OPTIONAL EXTRAS[/size][/color][/td]
[td][right][i]Let us slip into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure[/i][/right]
[/td]
[/tr]
[/table]



Personal Information

Nickname/s:

Date of Birth:

Gender: we welcome all genders

Sexuality:  we welcome all sexualities

Current Address:

Social Status: note that in England "upper class" generally means nobility (in the wizarding world it's likely to mean pureblood)

Economic Status:



Code:
[left]
[u][size=16]Personal Information[/size][/u]

[b]Nickname/s:[/b]

[b]Date of Birth:[/b]

[b]Gender:[/b] we welcome all genders

[b]Sexuality:[/b]  we welcome all sexualities

[b]Current Address:[/b]

[b]Social Status:[/b] note that in England "upper class" generally means nobility (in the wizarding world it's likely to mean pureblood)

[b]Economic Status:[/b]
[/left]
[hr]



Magical Information

Wand:  wood, core, length, flexibility

Patronus: what form does it take?

Amormentia: what does it smell like?

Favourite kind of magic:

Least favourite kind of magic:

Classes taken:



Code:
[left]
[u][size=16]Magical Information[/size][/u]

[b]Wand:[/b]  wood, core, length, flexibility

[b]Patronus:[/b] what form does it take?

[b]Amormentia:[/b] what does it smell like?

[b]Favourite kind of magic:[/b]

[b]Least favourite kind of magic:[/b]

[b]Classes taken:[/b]
[/left]
[hr]



Cultural Information

Ethnicity:

Nationality:

Languages:

Religious views:

Political views:

Ethics, Values, Social Mores:

Taboos:

Favourite food:

Least favourite food:

Is there anything they can't or don't eat?

Favourite quidditch team:

Quidditch position:

Other sports:

Favourite entertainments, hobbies, pastimes:

Pets:



Code:
[left]
[u][size=16]Cultural Information[/size][/u]

[b]Ethnicity:[/b]

[b]Nationality:[/b]

[b]Languages:[/b]

[b]Religious views:[/b]

[b]Political views:[/b]

[b]Ethics, Values, Social Mores:[/b]

[b]Taboos:[/b]

[b]Favourite food:[/b]

[b]Least favourite food:[/b]

[b]Is there anything they can't or don't eat?[/b]

[b]Favourite quidditch team:[/b]

[b]Quidditch position:[/b]

[b]Other sports:[/b]

[b]Favourite entertainments, hobbies, pastimes:[/b]

[b]Pets:[/b]
[/left]
[hr]



Currently

Fears:

Secrets:

Desires:

Traits:

Likes:

Dislikes:

Idiosyncrasies: habits, quirks, etc

Goals:



Code:
[left]
[u][size=16]Currently[/size][/u]

[b]Fears:[/b]

[b]Secrets:[/b]

[b]Desires:[/b]

[b]Traits:[/b]

[b]Likes:[/b]

[b]Dislikes:[/b]

[b]Idiosyncrasies:[/b] habits, quirks, etc

[b]Goals:[/b]
[/left]
[hr]



The Past

Failures:

Successes:

Worst memory:

Happiest memory:

Biggest regret:

Is there anything about their past your character would change if they could?



Code:
[left]
[u][size=16]The Past[/size][/u]

[b]Failures:[/b]

[b]Successes:[/b]

[b]Worst memory:[/b]

[b]Happiest memory:[/b]

[b]Biggest regret:[/b]

[b]Is there anything about their past your character would change if they could?[/b]
[/left]
[hr]



Other People

Significant Other/s:

Children:

Biological Mother:

Biological Father:

Guardian:

Guardian:

Siblings:

Other Family Members:

Important Friends:

Does your character look up to anyone?

Does your character particularly dislike anyone?



Code:
[left]
[u][size=16]Other People[/size][/u]

[b]Significant Other/s:[/b]

[b]Children:[/b]

[b]Biological Mother:[/b]

[b]Biological Father:[/b]

[b]Guardian:[/b]

[b]Guardian:[/b]

[b]Siblings:[/b]

[b]Other Family Members:[/b]

[b]Important Friends:[/b]

[b]Does your character look up to anyone?[/b]

[b]Does your character particularly dislike anyone?[/b]
[/left]
[hr]
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