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Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming.

Posted by The LegacyFor group 0
The Legacy
GM, 2 posts
Path of the Suns
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 16:14
  • msg #1

Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Here we shall discuss initial character brainstorming and creation, character bonds and the like.  We will have a Session Zero thread once everyone is done creating so we can discuss neighborhoods and all.  Please introduce yourself here and lets get to thinking about your Vislae!
Amora korzech
Vislae, 1 post
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 17:47
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Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Hello!

Sort of looking at putting forward an Eremetic Empath of the Order of Makers who warps Time and Space.

I'm almost perennially fascinated by the notion that everyone neither talks about or recalls the war in any real detail so the idea of making a vislae who was irrevocably harmed by it in some fashion despite the wonders of Actuality. As a recent return I see her sort of trying to reconcile with a notion that she's still missing something beyond just a limb lost to unknown circumstances but in the meant time is making her living as an artisan of fine prosthesis (mundane and otherwise) from an old house that seems to belong to her, or at last her family, but no one can quite answer the questions of why no one is there. Possibly with a touch of inspiration from the House of Leaves for the details and nature of the house itself lol.
TheRaconteur
Vislae, 1 post
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 18:15
  • msg #3

Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Just you and I so far.

Probably looking at a Gallant Goetic who Listens to the Whispers.

Probably going to be playing into the potential for horror that this game has, and making something a little unsettling.  If there are any arachnaphobes here?  Let me know and I'll abandon the concept and come up with something new.

@Amora  Similar concept to your last Maker, or very new direction?  Figure we should start chatting here while the others filter in.
This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 18:15, Wed 01 Jan 2020.
Amora korzech
Vislae, 2 posts
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 18:20
  • msg #4

Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Probably not nearly as tortured by literal demons and Faustian bargains made to protect what she cared about and failed to? The idea is still very rough, to be honest, and sort of just spinning things out as the notion of incompleteness and trying to find that sense of wholeness is an interesting character arc especially given that Eremetic has the following potential character arcs:

Character Arcs: Build, Creation, Justice, Solve a Mystery, Train a Creature, Uncover a Secret.

What is the house, where are the rest of the family or clan that lived here once? What did I do that cost me an arm? Etc. Etc.
TheRaconteur
Vislae, 2 posts
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 19:48
  • msg #5

Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Fair.

Settling on an Itinerant Gallant of the Order of Goetica who Listens to the Whispers.

Going to have a beef with the Abnormous about a mile long.  Any hooks there for your Maker, or is it still too early and undeveloped?
This message was last edited by the player at 03:23, Thu 02 Jan 2020.
Amora korzech
Vislae, 3 posts
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 20:59
  • msg #6

Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Given a recent return and only probably lightly advertised by word of mouth... She's probably not been around long enough to go beyond the usual trails of the Order halls or any vislae socials that might get thrown in Fartown. She would accept commissions and the like for all manner of things beyond just prosthesis/prosthetics... So depending on how violent this beef with the Abnormous might be... there's an option for some interaction there in...

For now though, it's just a sort of lose concept that needs a bit of time to ferment and get weight to it lol.
TheRaconteur
Vislae, 3 posts
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 22:53
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Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

There is our third.

Hello Wynternight.
Wynternight
Vislae, 1 post
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 23:58
  • msg #8

Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Hello all. :)
TheRaconteur
Vislae, 4 posts
Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 00:19
  • msg #9

Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Any idea what you're going to be playing?

Amora and I are already fleshing out our core concepts.
Wynternight
Vislae, 2 posts
Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 00:36
  • msg #10

Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Not a clue but it is something I shall be giving a great deal of consideration to. I want to do something...special...
TheRaconteur
Vislae, 5 posts
Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 01:03
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Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

You're not arachnophobic by any chance, are you?
Wynternight
Vislae, 3 posts
Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 01:25
  • msg #12

Re: Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

TheRaconteur:
You're not arachnophobic by any chance, are you?


Funny story that. I was very arachnophobic so to combat my fear I became an expert on spiders - how to identify them, effects of their venom in species with medically significant bites and how to manage them. I'm a paediatric trauma surgeon but consult freely with hospitals all over the UK as a subject matter expert. So whilst I still don't fancy them, doing what I do has lessened my fear since I understand them a lot better now. I've even played spider characters in games so if you wish to go that route rest assured it shan't bother me.
Everly
Vislae, 4 posts
Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 01:59
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Re: Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Good way about it to be honest, understanding gives a bit of armour against that initial knee jerk of fear.
TheRaconteur
Vislae, 6 posts
Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 03:24
  • msg #14

Re: Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Well, let me know if you have any ideas you want to brainstorm.

My Goetic is coming together in my head pretty rapidly, and I like being a sounding board for character creation.
The Legacy
GM, 3 posts
Path of the Suns
Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 05:51
  • msg #15

Re: Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Wynternight, probably the simplest thing to pick, of all the various aspects, would be your Order.  Which of the four (or five, with Apostates) sounds the most interesting to you?
Everly
Vislae, 5 posts
1st Degree Maker
Clockwork Automata
Fri 3 Jan 2020
at 02:04
  • msg #16

Re: Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Debating with myself as to if my crafted item is in fact a prosthetic for myself lol.
Bhaskara Kohli
Vislae, 7 posts
Fri 3 Jan 2020
at 06:44
  • msg #17

Re: Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Not that this should influence you overmuch, but we have a Goetic and a Maker so far.

As far as easing into the system, I recommend a Weaver.  Vance or Apostate are the simplest, but Weaver lets you do the most in the opening scenes.  I've half a mind to switch to Weaver myself.
Bhaskara Kohli
Vislae, 8 posts
Fri 3 Jan 2020
at 19:40
  • msg #18

Re: Pre-Session Zero - Character Brainstorming

Nope, sticking with Goetic, but I think I'm going to be Connected instead of Ititerant.

@Everly  means I will actually have a place of my own this time, don't need to bum off you.
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