[101] Character Development 101

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[101] Character Development 101

Post by Trandafir » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:01 am

Delfi couldn't help her excitement. It would be her first time teaching a subject and she'd been preparing all week for it. The classroom she'd been assigned to was quite different than her collegues'; it was clean for sure, but small, stuffed with boxes at the back and the amount of chairs didn't seem to be enough for a large group.

"It'll have to do," the small elf sighed, moving towards the white board at one of the classroom's ends. She stood on the tip of her toes to reach higher and started writing down some topics.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - PROFESSOR DELFI

- Pre RP: Development at the CS stage - exploring the bio.

- Post RP: Socialization - How does it work?

- Post RP: Traumatic experiences - Stepping out of your comfort zone.

Delfi jumped on her feet when she heard the disturbing sound of the door being pushed forward, but her surprised expression was quickly replaced by a kind smile. "Hello there! Make yourself comfortable."
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Re: [101] Character Development 101

Post by Jhibus » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:45 pm

Drew poked his head inside the classroom. "Hi, Professor." He looked around at all the empty seats before entering and sitting at the one closest by the door. He was the first student to arrive... oh well, he supposed he'd better take out his notebook while waiting.
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Re: [101] Character Development 101

Post by Trandafir » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:07 am

"Good day, class! My name is Delfi and I'm here to help you out with character development in roleplaying." Delfi said, after clapping her hands. She moved towards her board and pointed at the first topic: Pre RP: Development at the CS stage - exploring the bio.

"Let's start with character development while writing a character sheet. A cs is a tool we use to basically inform the other players of your character's story prior to the actual roleplaying. The key part of a CS is the Personality section, that will reveal how your character will react to certain circumstances, and that's where the magic of character development is; because every character/person reacts to something in a different way. But let's not get too ahead of ourselves, shall we? First we need to understand how personalities work." Delfi took her blue marker and wrote the word PERSONALITY on an empty space of the board, with two big arrows leaving that word and pointing to the following: Genetics, Social.

"Even though many things can interfere in someone's personality, the two basic ones are the genetic traits and the social traits." She said, turning back to the class. "The genetic traits are the ones that are always a part of us. For example, if my character named Gary has a father who is a bit of a hothead, some times those traits can pass on to his child, in that case, Gary. Those traits, for building a character are completely random. Meaning that I can have a hot headed character that is hot headed just because. He wasn't moulded to be like that, he was born this way." Delfi looked at Drew and the other NPCs, trying to hide how nervous she felt with a smile. Maybe she wasn't being clear enough, or was dropping too much information at once. "Next we're going to talk about the social traits, and that's where the bio is so important. Any questions so far?"
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Re: [101] Character Development 101

Post by shadowvoidboss » Fri May 12, 2017 9:14 pm

A girl with her face burred in her scarf walks into the classroom. "H....hi." She said quietly and waved to the teacher and shuffled herself into a chair.
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Re: [101] Character Development 101

Post by Trandafir » Fri May 19, 2017 9:24 am

Delfi kept the smile on her face for a long time, waiting for someone to speak up. Anyone. Sadly no one did, but she was happy when someone else joined the class, even though they were late.

"Hi you, have a seat!" The elf exclaimed, not allowing herself to feel down due to the class' lack of participation. Delfi cleared her throat before speaking again.

"Alright, now... Social traits. Social traits are those that our character will learn during their life time. For example, if they are surrounded by love during their childhood or previous years to the roleplay, it's most likely that they'll be more optimistic and cheerful than a character who've had a tough childhood, filled with abuse and misfortune." Delfi said, twisting the marker in between her fingers. "Of course, this isn't a rule, and that's where the biological traits mix up. If your character is born with a tendency to see good in life, they can still remain cheerful no matter how many bad things happen to them over the years."

Delfi moved back to the board, ticking the first topic she had previously written. Next to it she wrote two names, and turned back to the class.

"These are Gary and Mary. Gary is a poor child, the older one of six siblings. His father left when he was at a young age and his mother is an alchoholic. He is the one who had to teach his younger brothers and sisters, send them to school and cook the meals in the house. He doesn't have many friends or has contact with any girls, due to his mind always being filled with the house chores he has to do." Delfi pointed the marker at the second name in the board, allowing a smirk to emerge on her face as she noticed the NPCs paying attention. "This is Mary. She's a single daughter of a couple that always dreamed of having a child. She has many friends in school, including a best friend called Raven who is quite popular, along with Mary. She has dated many boys during her early teenage years, and the saddest time of her life happened when her Hamster died of natural causes." Delfi stepped away from the board, raising her hand that held a marker. "Now a quick exercise. Who wants to try to write a paragraph for Gary's personality?"
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