Skogkatt, on 01 June 2011 - 03:47 PM, said:
Hey, I've never RP'd on the internet with more than one person. XD I'm pretty much a n00b too. If they let me join in, which they'll have to because I'm awesome, they should let you, too.
Ohmygosh, yes, I love that idea. So, what if we make a FULL character sheet which the DM can see and then also make one viewable to everyone with the apparent things about a character like their appearance and things the other players need to know like stats.
Personality, however, could be left undecided at the beginning aside from alignment because it leaves room for character development. YAY, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!!! ^^
Character sheets wouldn't be available for other PCs to see. Only the DM or an assistant would be privy. Alignment would be secret as well. Its all up to roleplaying to figure such things out. Also, someone might pretend to be good in demeanor, but really at their core they're quite evil. Which leads to interesting plots. I did a d20 Final Fantasy Campaign once...I basically simplified the character sheet to have abilities/stats, saves, hp, mp (or spells per day like D&D and the original Final Fantasy), appearance, name...all the basic stuff. A bio, possibly a character avatar illustration, equipment, weapons, items. As for skills, I had a simple system of your skill in something was equal to the ability modifier it uses. Though, I'm not totally against using the whole skill set, with skill points. I just don't want everyone to get lost. Although, I tell all newbies, you don't really have to know how to play. The DM will help you fill out your character sheet and they will tell you when you need to roll and ask you what actions you'd like to, or are able to take. Also, a character might elect to be incognito/disguised at their introduction episode, so giving away a character illustration to other player characters wouldn't be prudent, unless some of the characters know eachother. A lot of ways we can do this and it doesn't have to be the same for everyone.
I'm also used to DMs starting a story in a pub, or a cafe, or some other benign place. It can be alright for new players, but its pretty tired and boring. I once started a campaign with a call to arms against a dragon, making its nest of a castle keep. Only one person died, but they were revived. xD My friend whined, because he thought I should start them against skeletons or something inocuous. The funny part is that he was a Dragoon/Lancer. -.- Go figure, the one who would be able to really have at a dragon would complain. lawl.