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    Yup, every time i obtain all possible past lifes on new characters...

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    yes

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    Yes, I always write a bio for each character. Even back when D&D first came out (1972, I think?), I found creating a background helped to flesh out the character, give him goals and motivations for his actions, and allowed for better role playing. 1st character in P&P was Hollandaise, son of Mayonnaise, brother of Mornay and Bordelaise. The Culinard clan started life in the King's kitchen, but Hollandaise sought a richer existence, basking in the golden egg of the sun to dispel his vinegary disposition. And so it grew ....
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    Along with a list of past lives, mine get a little tone-setting poem.
    Torimi, Syken, and Lursana Dragonheart of Phoenix Clan on Orien

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    Thank you for reading the DDO Chronicle! Don't forget to reply below to the Chronicle Comment for your chance to win 500 DDO Points. We'll select a random winner after Noon Eastern on Friday, June 19th. Good luck!
    Yes, I always think of fun ways to have a character's background. Either strange parents, orphan (no parent and learnt how to struggle), dragon blood; or drinking (coffee); or dragon heritage; far from home; grew up in bad neighborhood; born with lightning; etc.

    Should there be DDO game feats that you can select based on a character's background history?

    i.e. dragon blood: +5 fortitude
    dragon heritage: +...?
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    Yes! I've done so for almost everyone of my 30+ character except those who only function as banks

    I list song lyrics related somehow to the character concept but I don't list the title or artist. This way it becomes a litmus test to see who recognizes the song and therefore who has good taste in music

    For example, the Bio for my bard Vagnur reads

    Living on a lighted stage
    Approaches the unreal
    For those who think and feel
    In touch with some reality
    Beyond the gilded cage

    Cast in this unlikely role,
    Ill-equipped to act
    With insufficient tact
    One must put up barriers
    To keep oneself intact

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    Yes, it's filled with selected bits of DM and NPC dialog.

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    Default Do you write a bio for your characters?

    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post


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    For sure: check out the bio on Tega, Trengas, Tetginam, and Tezgamin. Tez is the funniest of the bunch!

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    I do! Sometimes have to edit it after I TR into something completely different, but it's always there.

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    Default Do you write a bio for your characters?

    For my "characters"? No.

    For my "toons"? Sometimes.
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    This^, in so many words, is how you say time and feedback on Lamannia are wasted.

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    Not in DDO.
    I always did for D&D characters, though.
    Ghallanda: Tervail (solo player)

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    I do for some, but not all. When DDO first started I remember we used to put in which Tomes were used on the character to remember since the interface didn't show what Tome you used so you didn't use the same one twice. A few of my characters have backstory, but most are build notes!

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    sometimes!

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    Default Do you write a bio for your characters?

    Yep, sometimes just a one-liner, sometimes a full back-story, sometimes a mutation of a philosophical stance that suits my toon. All toons have a vibe, an ethos and a personality.

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    I did for most of my early characters. I used to be heavily into role playing and organized a theatrical performance in House Phiarlan when the game was young, and also administered an in-game wedding. Now I usually use the bio to keep track of where my character's underwater action item is.
    Ghallanda (38): Vilas, Alphon, Whelm, Thaylan, Tyclmi, Amgine, Talc, Dedlee, Payle, Darell, Talenta, Zhen, Thrane, Arrith, Durdyn, Magefyre, Necrophil, Tulgey, Borogove, Hasugi, Shawal, Hailestorm, Branthan, Lightningbug, Bettercall, Elecktric, Zardu, Zergworthy, BrotherOf, Missadventer, Bytemy, Demogeorgia, Tizen, Warrcore, Permadeaf, Fullmettle, etc...

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    Default Do you write a bio for your characters?

    Not usually. I have on occasion in the past, including my first toon.

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    This is what is in my main character's Bio:

    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.


    “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
    Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!”


    He took his vorpal sword in hand;
    Long time the manxome foe he sought—
    So rested he by the Tumtum tree
    And stood awhile in thought.


    And, as in uffish thought he stood,
    The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
    Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
    And burbled as it came!


    One, two! One, two! And through and through
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back.


    “And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
    He chortled in his joy.


    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    Not usually.

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