Overplanning Characters

Overplanning Characters - Board, Card, RPG Reviews - Posted: 19th Feb, 2017 - 9:41am

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Post Date: 18th Feb, 2017 - 6:57pm / Post ID: #

Overplanning Characters
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Overplanning Characters

I find the creation of new characters to be a fascinating process. What they've done, what they're capable of, and how they grow. But I often find myself overreaching when doing so.

Just as an example, I recently created a Warforged (Think a magic powered robot) character for Kntoran's 3.5e game after my previous character there was blown up. I've only made one post thus far, but already find myself planning ahead all the details for the next level, and the next. Debating the pros/cons of various prestige classes (Which at minimum will take another five levels before he can start anything of the sort), and ooh! Maybe he can take a few levels of Artificer at some point so he can imbue himself with magic and maybe build himself a few construct buddies.

In any case, I do enjoy the planning, but it could be a year or more before many of these ideas are even possible.

Does anyone else do this?

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Post Date: 18th Feb, 2017 - 7:17pm / Post ID: #

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Characters Overplanning

I always try to plan ahead on any character I create. Thinking of where I want them to be as they get up in levels. I also take in the recent events that happen to them so it all plays into their advancement.

Post Date: 18th Feb, 2017 - 7:28pm / Post ID: #

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All the time! I sometimes work up elaborate back stories as I plan my future story too. Back when I played more often we'd design a mid-level campaign now and again. Talk about overplanning characters. Those times would be the worst, both forwards and backwards planning.

Post Date: 18th Feb, 2017 - 7:41pm / Post ID: #

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Characters Overplanning

I don't mean just planning ahead Kn. Its always good to have some ideas of a path, especially with the 3.5 era.

I'm talking about making and constantly remaking plans that never see the light of day.

Post Date: 18th Feb, 2017 - 7:47pm / Post ID: #

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Characters Overplanning

Daishain,

I really think that is half of the fun. Heck, sometimes I make characters just for the fun of making them and then plan various futures. I'll run a few solo adventures just to see where they go and start over… and yes, I guess that makes me a bit odd.

Post Date: 18th Feb, 2017 - 7:55pm / Post ID: #

Overplanning Characters
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Overplanning Characters

Oh like I said, I do find it fun. I just find it amusing that so much effort and time is put towards such efforts.

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Post Date: 19th Feb, 2017 - 1:52am / Post ID: #

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Overplanning Characters

Character creation is one of my favorite aspects of role playing. I don't really plan too much with my characters usually. I will usually have a plan on whether or not to multiclass and how many levels of another class to take. I prefer to let the story dictate the future more. It's more fun for me to go with the narrative of the campaign and let it influence how my character develops rather than have a rigid story already developed that I try to force into the narrative.

19th Feb, 2017 - 9:41am / Post ID: #

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Planning a character works in Dungeons & Dragons where the classes are rigid. But in a classless system like Fate, or Basic Role-Playing, I find it much more fun to grow as a result of experiences. Occasionally you can prepare or train up for what is to come, but often only short term.



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