Staff How To: Character Creation (Updated)

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Please Note: Player-created factions, groups and gangs are currently unavailable for portrayal (i.e. one's own Force user order, a private army, a family "business" that's actually a gang, etc.)

If you have an idea you would like to propose regarding factions/sub-factions feel free to bring it to our attention on Discord and we will discuss it.

Roleplaying


Your first step in becoming part of a thriving role-play community is creating a character. Before posting in The Galaxy section, you need to have an approved character. We ask that all members use correct grammar in their profile and in the general role-play to help the community better understand you and what you are asking to achieve.

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To change your username, please submit a request here.
To create a faction or change between factions, please submit a request here.

Profile requirements and updates


We ask that players use either the Basic Character Template or the Advanced Character Template. This can be done two ways, you can copy-paste from the post below this one underneath the "Basic Character Template" header or when you start a new thread and see the the toolbar that has all the nifty ways to edit and customize your post, you go the clipboard to the right of the cog wheel and select "Basic Character Template" and it will automatically insert it into your post.

Writers can edit their character profiles at any time. While approved applications are checked by the Staff, it's your responsibility to keep track of the changes. After making changes, please post a list of the updated items as a new response to your original application.


Secondary & Companion Characters


It is inevitable that players will want more than one character. Characters that are outside of your "primary" character can be marked as either "Secondary" or "Companion". Secondary characters are required to have a full template and act as additional main characters. Companion characters are temporary or early versions of secondary characters that are meant to advance a plot or serve as background characters. Companion characters can be killed, removed or otherwise incapacitated far easier than primary and secondary characters.

Starting ranks


Galactic Republic and Jedi Order
  • Jedi Order - Jedi Knight (Players can start as a Jedi Padawan if they wish or players can use the Advanced Character Template to try their hand at getting approved for a Jedi Master)
  • Grand Army of the Republic (Clone) - Clone Captain (commands a company)
  • Grand Army of the Republic (Non-clone) - Captain (commands a company)
  • Republic Navy (Non-clone) - Captain (Likely to command a vessel smaller than a Venator-class)

Confederacy of Independent Systems
  • Separatist Navy - Captain (Likely to command a vessel smaller than a Providence-class)
  • Separatist Droid Army - Players are permitted to play as a droid, however we note that playing as a droid you'd be restricted to playing on of the more advanced AI droids that the Separatist Droid Army possesses such as the BX-series, the Super Tactical Droids or the T-series. Players who decide to use some non-droid species start at the rank of Captain and similar to their droid counterparts command a Company of droids and associated material.
  • Dark Acolytes - The CIS possessed a number of Dark Jedi that were apprentices/allies to Dooku, Maul, etc but also a number of "Fallen Jedi" or Jedi that fled the Jedi Order in some way. Please note that while no "formal" rank structure exists, Dark Jedi will simply be title "Dark Jedi Apprentice (Padawan)", "Dark Jedi Knight (Knight)" and "Dark Jedi Master (Master)" for ease of access, all characters start as a Dark Jedi Knight unless approved through use of the Advanced OC Character template for a higher.

Other factions
  • Mandalorian Clans - Please note that the Mandalorians do not traditionally use a firm rank structure, most are considered Mandalorian Warriors of some sort.
  • Independent Jedi/Dark Jedi/"Sith" - Please note that your power level regardless of "title" would be that of a Jedi Knight or if approved via using the Advanced OC Character Template, Jedi Master.
  • Fringe/Neutral - Dependent on organization.

Restricted Species


The following species are currently unplayable due to the detrimental impact they have had and/or may have upon the open and free creative writing environment of SW:G:

Unusable Technology


Note: "Unusable" generally means that it requires Staff approval and should be focused on the plot overall versus small-scale use
  • Superweapons (Super laser, Suncrusher, etc)
  • Biological Weapons (Any type of weaponized biological weapon of mass destruction: Brainrot Plague, Project Blackwing, etc)
 
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Basic Character Template


Code:
[CENTER][h2]CHARACTER NAME[/h2][/CENTER]

[H2]Basic Information[/H2]
[B]Character name:[/B] (What is your characters name?)
-- [B]Aliases:[/B] (Does your character have any known aliases/fake names/etc. If not please just put NA)
[B]Homeworld:[/B] (What world does your character call home?)
[B]Species:[/B] (What species is your character?)
[B]Age:[/B] (How old is your character?)
[B]Gender:[/B] (Does your species have gender? If so what is it?)

[B]Faction:[/B] (What faction does your character belong to? Galactic Republic, Jedi Order, Confederacy of Independent Systems or Fringe?)
-- [B]Rank/position/title:[/B] (What rank, position or title does your character hold within their faction(s)?)

[h2]Personality and appearance[/h2]
[B]Appearance:[/B] (You may link an image or alternatively include a written description.)
[B]Personality traits[/B] (Please include at least 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses for your character represented with a [+] for a strength and a [-] for a weakness.)

[h2]The Force[/h2]
[B]Force Sensitive:[/B] (You can simply answer yes or no, if no please disregard the rest of the section. If you answer yes please see [URL='https://swgalaxyrp.net/index.php?threads/how-to-character-creation-updated.17546/#post-45481']HERE[/URL] for what your starting Force Powers are.)
[B]Lightsaber form:[/B] (Please see [URL='https://swgalaxyrp.net/index.php?threads/force-user-crash-course.17499/#post-44713']HERE[/URL] for more information on lightsaber forms. You may start with 1 form relevant to your level Learner (Padawan) and Practitioner (Knight).)
[B]Force Powers:[/B] (Please see [URL=https://swgalaxyrp.net/index.php?threads/how-to-character-creation-updated.17546/#post-45481]HERE[/URL] for more information on starting force powers and force ranks.)

[h2]Possessions[/h2]
[B]Possessions:[/B] (Please note any possessions that your character has this includes weapons, equipment, droids, etc. Please note that characters may start with 2 weapons and 2 pieces of basic equipment (comlink, datapad, etc.))
[B]Personal ship:[/B] (Players are permitted to start with a single small to medium sized vessel, generally a starfighter or a personal freighter.)

Advanced Character Template


Code:
[CENTER][h2]CHARACTER NAME[/h2][/CENTER]

[H2]Basic Information[/H2]
[b]Character name:[/b] (What is your characters name?)
-- [b]Aliases:[/b] (Does your character have any known aliases/fake names/etc. If not please just put NA)
[b]Homeworld:[/b] (What world does your character call home?)
[b]Species:[/b] (What species is your character?)
[b]Age:[/b] (How old is your character?)
[b]Gender:[/b] (Does your species have gender? If so what is it?)

[b]Faction:[/b] (What faction does your character belong to? Galactic Republic, Jedi Order, Confederacy of Independent Systems or Fringe?)
-- [b]Rank/position/title:[/b] (What rank, position or title does your character hold within their faction(s)?)

[h2]Personality, appearance and history[/h2]
[b]Appearance:[/b] (You may link an image or alternatively include a written description.)
[b]Personality traits[/b] (Please include at least 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses for your character represented with a [+] for a strength and a [-] for a weakness.)

[b]History:[/b] (Characters that are applying for ranks above what is mentioned in the approved starting ranks template must complete the "Advanced OC Character Template" in order to be reviewed. A component of this is including a backstory to how your character achieved the rank that they did within the faction and any notable events which might have lead them there. We require at least 4 paragraphs explaining the characters rise and how they achieved their current position.)

[h2]The Force[/h2]
[b]Force Sensitive:[/b] (You can simply answer yes or no, if no please disregard the rest of the section. If you answer yes please see [url=https://swgalaxyrp.net/index.php?threads/how-to-character-creation-updated.17546/#post-45481]HERE[/url] for what your starting Force Powers are.)
[b]Lightsaber form:[/b] (Please see [url=https://swgalaxyrp.net/index.php?threads/force-user-crash-course.17499/#post-44713]HERE[/url] for more information on lightsaber forms. Characters may start with 2 lightsaber forms with 1 relevant to their characters rank and another at the learner or practitioner level.)
[b]Force Powers:[/b] (Please see [url=https://swgalaxyrp.net/index.php?threads/how-to-character-creation-updated.17546/#post-45481]HERE[/url] for more information on starting force powers and force ranks.)

[h2]Possessions[/h2]
[b]Possessions:[/b] (Please note any possessions that your character has this includes weapons, equipment, droids, etc. Please note that characters may start with 2 weapons and 2 pieces of basic equipment (comlink, datapad, etc.))
[b]Personal ship:[/b] (Players are permitted to start with a single small to medium sized vessel, generally a starfighter or a personal freighter.)
 
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The Force


Please note that we have our "crash course" guide located HERE; please review it when you can. It provides a basic breakdown on Force Powers and how SW:G general views the Force and Lightsaber forms.

Please note to include a lightsaber form and starting at the rank of Practitioner for Jedi Knights/Dark Jedi Knights and Learner for Jedi Padawans/Dark Jedi Apprentices.

Jedi Order characters


For those who are starting as a Jedi Knight (or to some extent a Jedi Padawan) please copy and paste this underneath where it says Force Powers:
Code:
[B]Core Powers[/B]
[LIST]
[*]Control
-- Tutaminis (Absorption of Energy) - Practioner
-- Curato Salva (Self-Healing) - Practioner
-- Altus Sopor (Masking ones presence with the Force) - Practioner
[*]Sense
-- Prima Vitae (Detection of Life) - Practioner
-- Tactus Otium (Sensing the Force within others) - Practioner
-- Tai Vordrax (Using the Force to sense impressions, trace information from objects and areas) - Practioner
-- Telepathy (Reading minds, mentally communicating) - Practioner
[*]Alter
-- Telekenisis (Ability to manipulate physical matter) - Practioner
[/LIST]
[B]Universal Powers[/B]
[LIST]
[*]Those trained in the force may take 1 [URL='https://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Force_power/Legends#Universal']Universal[/URL] power in addition to their core powers and 1 Light Side power at the rank of Learner.[/LIST]
[B]Light Side Powers[/B]
[LIST]
[*]Those affiliated with the Light Side may pick 1 [URL='https://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Light_side_of_the_Force/Legends']Light Side[/URL] power in addition to their 1 Universal power at the rank of Learner.[/LIST]

Former Jedi Order characters


Please note that players who have selected to play former Jedi, "rogue" Jedi or Jedi that fell to the Dark Side please copy and paste this underneath where it says Force Powers:
Code:
[B]Core Powers[/B]
[LIST]
[*]Control
-- Tutaminis (Absorption of Energy) - Practioner
-- Curato Salva (Self-Healing) - Practioner
-- Altus Sopor (Masking ones presence with the Force) - Practioner
[*]Sense
-- Prima Vitae (Detection of Life) - Practioner
-- Tactus Otium (Sensing the Force within others) - Practioner
-- Tai Vordrax (Using the Force to sense impressions, trace information from objects and areas) - Practioner
-- Telepathy (Reading minds, mentally communicating) - Practioner
[*]Alter
-- Telekenisis (Ability to manipulate physical matter) - Practioner[/LIST]
[B]Universal Powers[/B]
[LIST][*]Those trained in the force may take 1 [URL='https://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Force_power/Legends#Universal']Universal[/URL] power in addition to their core powers and 1 Dark Side power at the rank of Learner.[/LIST]
[B]Dark Side Powers[/B]
[LIST][*]Those affiliated with the Dark Side may pick 1 [URL='https://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dark_side_of_the_Force/Legends']Dark Side[/URL] power in addition to their 1 Universal power at the rank of Learner[/LIST]

Independent Force User characters


Independent force users, generally those outside of the Jedi Order and those not taken in underneath the Dark Acolytes of the Confederacy have less formal training unless they were a member of a specific Force order or possessed a "master". Generally users who are independent force users can pick and choose which force powers that they have access to but should generally retain the same as the Jedi Order or Former Jedi Order, please note that they are generally "weaker" in most areas and might excel in some due to lack of formalized training especially during this time period.
 
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