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  1. Syrix_Kahl

    Syrix_Kahl Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 25, 2001
    OK. So, WOTG is going through a bit of a turbulence (well, not really anymore, since DA stepped in), but I did read one post in particular that suggested certain players need to learn how to truely RP. I thought about this, and the few new people who have visted this board recently.

    I offer to you Role Playing 101. I'm going to be running "classes" for about a month, maybe longer, we'll just have to see, in order to introduce people to the basics of Role Playing. I might run a few more complex games every now and again if this is popular enough.

    Anyway, that said, I'd like to see what sort of interest there is for a game. It's open to anyone, even if you've had quite a bit of experience at RPG's (in fact, games will probably be better with at least one seasoned RP'er playing, since I'll be able to throw some harder stuff at their character). So, let's see a show of hands, who's interested in taking a class?
  2. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Feb 15, 2001
    Good idea oh lord.

    "'course it's a good idea!"

    I'd be interested in learning. I know the basics. I mean, I have RP'ed online for about 5 years now. :D I'd like to see how SW is role played though.
  3. Syrix_Kahl

    Syrix_Kahl Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 25, 2001
    Well, don't consider this to be an accurate representation of PnP (Pen and Paper, for those not in the know) SW RP'ing. However do consider that I'll try and get as much character interaction/building going on as I can.

    Edit - I just thought that another good idea would be if anybody who is interested would like to say how much RP'ing expereince they've had when they post that would be great.
  4. Protege-of-Thrawn

    Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Mar 14, 2001
    (Looks at FIDs sig...)

    Someone's been playing Final Fantasy 3... (

    Anyway, I would be honoured to take up this class. I tend to have trouble keeping up in RPs, especially when other characters have gone 8 solar cycles in time foward between my characters eyeblinks...whats with that? :)

  5. AdmiralZaarin

    AdmiralZaarin Jedi Knight star 5

    Jul 8, 2001
    Hey, why not? *puts hand up for class*
  6. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 8, 2000
    Sounds like a great idea, Syrix :)

    One of the real problems I think we're running into is the lack of a random element in the games. In most IRL games there's the ever present dice you can roll when you need to test your abilites against the randomeness of a situation. If you beat a certain number, it's all good. If you don't, it's no good and you gotta think of something else.

    I hope we can all come up with some way to counter this in the online world. With a quality randomising system that we all trust and have faith in as being honest, I reckon this forum would explode.
  7. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Feb 15, 2001
    Well AOL allows dic rolling in their chats. :D Which made it more like actual role playing.
  8. MrJango

    MrJango Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 17, 2002
    id really like to learn. i hope this gets popular, so that we can continue.
  9. Syrix_Kahl

    Syrix_Kahl Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 25, 2001
    Well, I didn't quite expect so much interest to fast. :D So I'm going to provide a bit more information.



    Combine one of each to create an alignment.
    Eg: Lawful Neutral, Neutral Evil, Chaotic Good.

    Lawful - Neutral - Chaotic
    Good - Neutral - Evil


    Human (eg: Luke Skywalker)
    -No restrictions
    -Languages: Basic

    -Smuggler/Thief class only
    -Languages: Jawan, Basic (understood)

    Rodian (eg: Greedo)
    -Primarily Fighters, many Rogues, very few Force-Sensatives
    -Languages: Rodese, Basic

    Zabrak (eg: Darth Maul)
    -Primarily Fighters, some Force-Sensatives, very few Rogues
    -Languages: Basic

    Cerean (eg: Ki-Adi-Mundi)
    -Primarily Force-Sensatives, few Rogues, few Fighters
    -Languages: Cerean, Basic

    Wookiee (eg: Chewbacca)
    -Primarily Rogues, many fighters, very few Force-Sensatives
    -Languages: Shyriiwook, Basic (understood, but cannot be spoken)


    - Warrior/Footsoldier/Trooper (think of it as your normal sort of fighter)
    - Bounty Hunter

    Rogue (Cannot be Lawful Good)
    - Smuggler/Thief
    - Assassin

    - Ability
    - Combat

    This is not a complete list. Players will be able to start with a few skills, but will have to learn or earn new skills as the game progresses.

    Piloting - Light Ground Vehicle
    Piloting - Heaving Ground Vehicle
    Piloting - Light Space Craft
    Piloting - Heavy Space Craft
    Piloting - Submersible Craft

    Weapon - Lightsaber, Single Bladed
    Weapon - Lightsaber, Double Bladed
    Weapon - Blaster Pistol
    Weapon - Blaster Rifle
    Weapon - Ion Blaster
    Weapon - Vibroaxe
    Weapon - Spear
    Weapon - Exotic Weapons

    Armour - Light Armour
    Armour - Flak Armour
    Armour - Medium Armour
    Armour - Heavy Armour
    Armour - Assault Armour

    Language - Basic
    Language - Cerean
    Language - Huttese
    Language - Rodese
    Language - Shyriiwook

    Rogue - Pick Lock, Manual
    Rogue - Pick Lock, Machine
    Rogue - Hide
    Rogue - Hacking
    Rogue - Sneak
    Rogue - Backstab
    Rogue - Sneak Attack

    Force, Ability - Force Push
    Force, Ability - Mind Trick
    Force, Ability - Lightning *
    Force, Ability - Speed
    Force, Ability - Boost (Jump)
    Force, Ability - Force Pull
    Force, Ability - Choke *
    Force, Ability - Protection ^
    Force, Ability - Mind Shield ^
    Force, Ability - Hide Force

    Force, Combat - Parry
    Force, Combat - Slash
    Force, Combat - Deflect Shot
    Force, Combat - Offensive Spin
    Force, Combat - Defensive Stance

    Fighter - Find Cover (also available to Smugglers)
    Fighter - Grapple
    Fighter - Assault
    Fighter - Aimed Shot
    Fighter - Charged Shot
    Fighter - Incapacitate (also available to Bounty Hunters)

    Hunter - Track
    Hunter - New Contact

    Note: a)Skills with a (*) are Evil Only, Skills with a (^) are Good Only.
    b) There will be no need for any of the piloting Skills in the first game, except for maybe the land vehicles.

    You'll need to fill the following character to sheet:

    Level: 1
    Abilities: (Fighters choose 3, Rogues choose 2, Force-Sensatives can choose 2 if one is Weapons, Lightsaber; otherwise, they can only choose 1. Also, unless stated otherwise a class skill cannot be chosen by a character not of that class.)
    Brief Bio: (Not compulsory, but it's a good idea to "get to know" your character.)

    That should cover it. I'll be allocating starting credits and equipment once the game is ready to start.

    Also, please note that I'll only be taking on about 6 or 7 players for this first "class".
  10. Master_of_Darkness

    Master_of_Darkness Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 15, 2002
    This would of been good a while ago when I didn't know anything about RPing. At least this will prevent some people from doing drastic things.
  11. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 8, 2000 goes:

    Name: Ki-Dara-Jundi
    Race: Cerean
    Gender: Male
    Level: 1
    Alignment: Neutral Good
    Class: Force Ability
    Abilities: Weapons: Lightsaber, Single Bladed
    Force Ability: Protection
    Brief Bio: Born into a middle class family of farmers, Ki-Dara's Force ability was recognised ealy by the Jedi who accepted the child into their Order. He has since been training with them and has reached a level where he has constructed his own lightsabre. He has also learnt rudimentary control over the ability of "Protection". He has yet to be accepted by a Master.

    EDIT: Is weapons an ability? Surely one needs to know how to use a lightsabre before picking it up and dueling with it?
    And what exactly is the Force ability of "Protecton"? Some kind of barrier or something?
  12. Ben_Skywalker

    Ben_Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

    May 20, 2001
    I'll be watching this thread with great interest :)
  13. Syrix_Kahl

    Syrix_Kahl Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 25, 2001
    Looking Good.

    I just realised that I should have defined explained a little about the Force-Sensative Classes.

    Firstly, I've called the main class "Force-Sensatives" (F-Sers), rather than Sith or Jedi, becuase I am using Alignment to define their abilities and actions.

    Secondly, 'Ability' F-Sers focus on the study of the Force and how it can be used to affect themselves and thier surroundings. 'Combat' F-Sers focus on the lightsaber and using the Force to refine their skill with their weapon.

    Any other questions, just ask.

    Edit - DA, "Weapons" at the front of the Skill refers to what type of skill this is. That means that Weapons - Lightsaber, Single Bladed refers to a "Weapons" skill for the Single Bladed Lightsaber.

    For the first game, characters will only need to have a certain skill in order tous it. For example, Ki-Dara-Jundi is able to use a single bladed lightsaber with no penalty (in later games, I will start using levels of Mastery for skills, whereby the greater the level of mastery a character has with a skill, the greater bonus that character receives when using that skill.), however, should he try and fire a blaster rifle, the outcome may have a disasterous effect.

    And yes, "Protection" is a Force Shield. A F-Ser can use it to shield one object of medium size (such as him/herself, or something roughtly the size of a human). The Shield is not permanent and either the F-Ser will grow tired of keeping it active, or it will eventually collapse under the effect of constant bombardment.

    I hope that answers your questions. :)
  14. DarthAttorney

    DarthAttorney Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 8, 2000
    One quick one: in the Force Sensitive/Ability skills, what do "Protection" and "Hide Force" do?
  15. Syrix_Kahl

    Syrix_Kahl Jedi Padawan star 4

    Mar 25, 2001
    Hide Force is an ability that allows the F-Ser to try and "cloak" themsleves from being detected through the Force, so that they can pass undetected.

    And one more thing, the game will be played on Coruscant. As you create your characters, think about what your character will be doing on Coruscant. Also try and make characters that know each other already, etc.

    For example, we could have two Smugglers who work together. Or a Jedi Master who's noticed Ki-Dara as he trains. Of course, everyone might be strangers to each other at the start of the game. It's not a neccessity, but it helps :)
  16. Baron_Fel

    Baron_Fel Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 28, 2001
    I would like to join. I need to learn to RP more as I god-mod a few times.

    Name: Soon'tir Fel
    Race: Human
    Gender: Male
    Level: 1
    Alignment: Lawful Evil
    Class: Fighter - Bounty Hunter
    Abilities: Fighter - Incapacitate, Weapon - Blaster Rifle, Language - Basic
    Brief Bio:
    Fel is relatively new to the title of bounty hunter. He joined the bounty Hunters Guild after he killed the people who killed his parents.This is so because one of the representatives of the Guild caught him in the act. The rep. told Fel to join the Guild or he would tell the local police. Now he is awating his bounty on Coruscant.

    Note: Is there anything that needs to be changed?
  17. Nechayev

    Nechayev Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jan 5, 2002
    I'll get into this when i get back from my trip in about a week but here we go.

    Name: Tharan Danlon
    Race: Human
    Gender: Male
    Level: 1
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Class: Force Sensitive/Comabt (Paladin, he calls himself)
    -Weapons: Lightsaber, Single-Bladed
    Brief Bio: His perents killed when he was just a Lad he was taken in by and old man wearing Tattaerd robes with a grey Beard down to the Floor. His name was Gorion and he was a reclusive Jedi Master. He learned of the "Gods" ,as he saw them, of the force and draws his Power from them. Later in his life Gorion died when he was attacked by a Bounty Hunter dispite Tharans best actions. He was quickly knocked out and found himself left in his home with Gorion's Body bloodied next to him. Very Religious and His word is Law for him. Evil will not be tolerated and if evil is present in his company he will either leave or attempt to destroy it. Bounty Hunters beware, he kills you on Sight. His quest for life is to find the Bounty Hunter that killed Gorion and slay him. He found another "Paladin", as he calls Jedi, named Ki-Dara-Jundi and together they fight Evil in the universe. (IF DA dosen't like this he can change it)

    Like i said i'll get in on this when i get back from my break.

    Also Syrax you should describe the Alignments. If you want i could pull out my PH from D&D and Post them here :)

    One other thing does Lightsbaer,Signle Bladed work for an archianic Metal Longsword?
  18. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Feb 15, 2001
    What era are we playing in? Before I make a profile just yet.
  19. snowbee-wan kenobi

    snowbee-wan kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 28, 2000
    Hi...I've only had a little experience but I'd like to join if I could....
    If there's enough room I'll make a profile..otherwise I'll just wait till later..

  20. CmdrMitthrawnuruodo

    CmdrMitthrawnuruodo Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jul 1, 2000
    Before I post my bio, I have a question on abilities.

    It says Rogues can only choose 2. Does that mean I can only choose 2 weapons, or 1 Armor, 1 Weapon, or 1 Weapon, 1 Language, etc etc? Or do I get to choose 2 Rogue abilities and 1 weapon or armor or language?
  21. YouAgain

    YouAgain Jedi Master star 5

    Dec 20, 2001
    this is my profile all ready can i use this if not ill make a new one

    Name Youi Gain
    Nickname YouAgain
    Gender Male
    Age 16
    Species Human
    Homeworld Coruscant
    Family name Gain
    Native Lanuage Basic
    Foreign Lanuage wookiee(understands dosent speak) Nubian
    Credits 25

    --Height 5'3'
    --Weight 77 KGS
    --Eye Color Blue
    --Hair color Blondish/Brown
    ---Skin Color White with a light tan
    --- Clothing Orange Jumpsuit, Brown Cloak

    Habits- Reading Alot
    Intelligence Very Smart (Spends His spare time in libarys)
    Strength Quite Strong
    Speed Quick
    Speed 5/6 mph

    Affliction- New Galactic Republic
    -- Rank Fighter Pilot/Jedi
    Branch StarFighter
    Unit- Rogue Squardon
    Postion- Rogue 3
    Primary Weapons 1 Lightsaber , DL-44 blaster pistol (modiefied, laser pinpointing and scope)
    Secondary A Pocket Knife

    The Force
    Affiliation Jedi
    Rank Padawan To padmeamidala55
    Abilities whatever powers a Padawan has
    strengths Very good leadership skills,thinks before he acts
    LightSaber type single Bladed
    Blade Color gold
    # of Lightsabers 1
  22. ForceStrong

    ForceStrong Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 6, 2001
    I have no previous RP experience, but I have wanted to get into the games here, but I was intimidated. This is a great idea! :D

    Name: Gay-Len Oraylee
    Race: Human
    Gender: Female
    Level: 1
    Alignment: Lawful Good
    Class: Force-Sensitive
    Abilities: Weapon - Lightsaber, Single Bladed; Force, Ability - Hide Force
    Brief Bio: (I am gonna hold off on writing one util I am sure of what era we are in.)

    BTW, I have another name I'l be posting with. See sig.
  23. MrJango

    MrJango Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 17, 2002
    i have no experience with RP either, but id like to give it a go.

    Name: Jimb-Oh Lihm
    Race: Human
    Gender: Male
    Level: 1
    Alignment: Lawful - Good
    Class: Force Sensitive - Combat
    Abilities: Weapon - Lightsaber, Single Bladed
    Force, Combat - Deflect Shot
    Brief Bio: Raised on Bespin before being shipped away for Jedi training on Couruscant. On that trip, rodian pirates boarded his ship and stole his equipment. He tracked them down, and killed them all. The jedi council hesitated about training him because of this, but he was later allowed to train with yoda. reached the level of jedi knight after constructing his very own light saber, the only completely white light saber ever. lives in a small apartment very close to the jedi temple.

    Thats it, i think.

  24. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Feb 15, 2001
    Okay, try to diversify people. :\ Not that Jedi are bad, but they make RP'ing too easy.
  25. Baron_Fel

    Baron_Fel Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 28, 2001
    Wow, I think I'm the only non-Jedi.
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