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Collaborative OC Building Event

Posted by Kim on August 22, 2020, 9:00am

The World-wide World Building Event got our creative juices flowing, and put us in the spirit of sharing ideas. But what to do with all that creativity now that there's nothing left to do in the world building event but wait for the unveil of the finished Auruta 9ODX setting guide? Never fear! It's time to shower our fellow members with our generous imaginations, too!

Between August 22nd and August 28th, we're going to help each other create original characters (OCs). If you need to break out of a RP rut and try out the brainspace of a totally new sort of character, this is going to be the perfect event for you.

Want the community to brainstorm character ideas for you?

If you want the community to help design a character for you, post a topic on the RP Discussion forum with a title that follows the format "Collaborative OC: (Some descriptor here)"

In your topic, include 1-3 basic facts you want to be true about your character.

Example 1:
I want ideas for a character that...
  • Is male
  • Has horns
  • Is an assassin

Example 2:
Please help me create a character like this:
  • Fantasy genre
  • Has lived lots of past lives

Example 3:
I want to make a character that has lots of scars.

Remember, for this event you can require NO MORE THAN THREE but AT LEAST ONE traits about the character to give people a jumping off point.

Please, start only one brainstorming topic per person! We don't want to overwhelm our community with requests for their creativity. :)

Starting on the 29th, it will be your job to go through all of the ideas that were posted for you and create a character using as many of the offered ideas as you like, and that make sense together.

Build an RPR profile for that character, and be sure to include credits somewhere on the character's profile for every idea you pulled from the brainstorming topic. You have two weeks to finish building the character from the community's ideas. You'll end your thread by posting as the new character!

Want to help brainstorm character ideas?

This week, be on the lookout for topics on the RP Discussion board with titles that begin with "Collaborative OC." Check out the basic traits the OP is looking for, and then feel free to offer as many ideas as you want -- they can be about appearance, personality, quirks, backstory, costume, whatever you think would help flesh out the character!

In this event, you may build on the ideas that other posters have already added to a thread. But, if you have a totally conflicting idea, that's okay too. You don't even have to agree with your own ideas, if you have multiple potential versions that the OP should consider.
Every potentially useful idea you post in someone else's collaborative OC topic will enter you into a raffle for more RPR character slots.
The last day to get ideas in is the 28th! On the 29th, the OPs have to start creating their characters using their favorite offered ideas. :)

Let's get brainstorming!

Thanks to Dndmama for the idea for this event! :D



August 29, 2020

This may well become an annual tradition, Orrik. It seemed to go really well! :) I might fiddle with timing to get two weekends in there but we'll see :D


August 29, 2020

This is blipping awesome, please tell me we might do this again at some point... <3


August 28, 2020

It makes me so happy to see so many people like this idea and are having fun throwing ideas around. I'm honestly thrilled with how my own thread has turned out.


August 28, 2020

Last day to post your ideas, everyone! Let's finish out strong! :D


August 23, 2020

<.< My vampiric butt crawled out of my small, dark, comfy lil hole at 3am for this...


August 22, 2020

Loving this idea!


August 22, 2020

Great idea.


August 22, 2020

I'm ultra-excited to give this one a go. :D


August 22, 2020

Oh this sounds like a wonderfull idea!