Hi guys! I'm curious about how people here in Imperian build their characters. What really attracts you to particular races, mindsets? Is your roleplay solely based upon the reputation of the profession you play, or does PK trump most of how the character is set up? Just as a start.
To give you a bit of an idea about what I mean: I made Lindsay because I was attracted to the idea of playing a strong female character, who is bluntly no-nonsense and works against the gender stereotypes which are so strongly expressed in the Magick, Demonic and Anti-Magick circles. I started with the idea that the Idras would be the start of her roleplay, because I wanted to work in some darker elements that could not be achieved by going to the Lorekeepers or Stormweavers.
I also wanted to work with the concept of anti-magick, coming into this game fresh, I thought it was an interesting perspective. The atmosphere for Ithaqua just screams for more characters that actually meld with that kind of foreboding environment, who really are tough, dirty, and have a realistic perspective to the place that they live. Sometimes, I think people OOCly forget that they are living in a desert, mountainous region or snow/forest/tundra, and when I first approached this game from a completely RP perspective I really wanted to exaggerate this point.
I know I'm not exactly a frequent presence in PK, nor am I an expert in my profession, but I'm slowly building on gaining more experience. At first I was kind of opposed to PK, I didn't really want to integrate it into the character, but I realized in order to take Lindsay to where I wanted her, I'd have to be mindful of learning the technical aspects of PK and my profession. So, I'm going for Aspect, not just because it's Aspect, but because my RP calls for Lindsay to do so.
And that's how I built Lindsay up. What did y'all do?[Please be my friend, I make long posts, don't judge me. :O]