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Character Concepts

GarrickGarrick Posts: 18Member ✭✭
As someone who has never excelled at text games but still loves to play anything by IRE the roleplay is going to be my main priority and was wondering what concepts or styles you guys are considering playing.

I love the idea of, what I'm sure will be a stereotype, the grizzled human captain running black market shipping operations. Though a part of me wants to play a psychotically violent Rynari B.E.A.S.T.
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  • MaygonMaygon Posts: 27Member
    I'm going to try to be a Rebellious Whoor'n who is a bit of a black sheep, still not a fully fleshed out concept and open to be changed... my characters tend to take on there own personalities. 
    MalashGarrickDevinaSyaja
  • PollivarPollivar Posts: 79Member ✭✭✭
    An image-obsessed, vicious human supremacist who seeks vengeance on the W'hoorn and the Shen for destroying the Free Fleet, thus costing humanity an even greater role in the galaxy. A BEAST tech, of course.



    MogarcheDevinaSyajaAmondrask
  • DevinaDevina Posts: 48Member ✭✭
    I haven't been able to pick between a Krona scoundrel who's obnoxiously loud and likes to crash parties, a Ry'nari Engineer who sometimes destroys her own tech in moments of broody pique where she thinks they taunt her, or a Shen of some kind. Maybe a human, because humans are so easy, but Krona and Ry'nari are my favorite.
    MalashSyajaCamellia
  • WyldeKardeWyldeKarde Posts: 86Member ✭✭
    I am looking to become a titan of industry -- most likely an Elgin Engineer.
    MalashDevinaSyaja
  • MalashMalash Posts: 256Member ✭✭✭
    I am looking to become a titan of industry -- most likely an Elgin Engineer.
    The tiniest of titans.
    TravelerMogarcheSyaja
  • MalashMalash Posts: 256Member ✭✭✭
    We are gonna have so many BEASTs...
  • TravelerTraveler Posts: 95Member ✭✭✭
    Malash said:
    We are gonna have so many BEASTs...
    I wonder how many of each class there will be at launch (which will be most and which will be least)!
    Malash
  • MalashMalash Posts: 256Member ✭✭✭
    Traveler said:
    Malash said:
    We are gonna have so many BEASTs...
    I wonder how many of each class there will be at launch (which will be most and which will be least)!
    Time for a new poll? Things have been fleshed out quite a bit since the last one was taken.
    QitorienCoenzymeQuean
  • SyajaSyaja Posts: 331Member ✭✭✭
    I'm going with a W'hoorn who grew up in Scrapston, in spite of not being a minority in the Ascendancy. Instead, she grew up dirt poor idolizing the Angel of Scrapston and is now taking her chances out in the world. She may have ideas of what to expect, but as is prone to happen, I'm expecting life experiences will mold and shape her into something she couldn't prepare for. 
    MalashQueanQitorien
  • IndiIndi Posts: 82Member ✭✭
    The end goal is to be a rich industrialist human spending his fortune on exploring and hunting big game. 

    We all start with nothing so that role is something the character will grow into. 

    I haven't settled on how he will begin, but reaching that end goal is not something I'll be in a hurry to get to. 

    SyajaMalashSqueakums
  • IkchorIkchor Posts: 14Member
    Lovable scourge of space, not in a murder-everything-that-stands-in-my-way kind of scourge but more of a 'hold my space-beer' kind of way.

    That's what I wanna be.

    That and to be the guy who smacks another ship with an asteroid, just to see if it works.
    > tow smallasteroid
    > perform 180
    > [smash bros homerun bat sound]
    ElloraticCamellia
  • TheograthTheograth Posts: 57Member ✭✭✭
    I’m going to be a Nath-el scoundrel: a low-down, treacherous, bottom-feeding waste of space who thinks of nothing or nobody but himself. Just a real cockroach of a creature.
    image
    MalashQuean
  • LhundrupLhundrup Posts: 20Member
    I'll be playing the typical money-grubbing Elgan industrialist.
    WyldeKarde
  • MalashMalash Posts: 256Member ✭✭✭
    Lhundrup said:
    I'll be playing the typical money-grubbing Elgan industrialist.
    Partner or competitor of @WyldeKarde?
    WyldeKarde
  • LhundrupLhundrup Posts: 20Member
    Malash said:
    Lhundrup said:
    I'll be playing the typical money-grubbing Elgan industrialist.
    Partner or competitor of @WyldeKarde?
    I'm sure he'll agree: Whichever is most profitable!
    QitorienWyldeKarde
  • WyldeKardeWyldeKarde Posts: 86Member ✭✭
    With as much interest in Elgan industrialization as there seems to be, I'm sure some of kind consortium will be in order!
  • ElloraticElloratic Posts: 3Member
    I'm planning on making a human scoundrel! A young, barely adult woman who struggled after being born in poverty, seeing her mother manipulated and controlled by those with more power right up until her death. Grew up to be part of a small merc group, interested mostly in jobs that screw over those with ludicrous amounts of power who use it for their own gain. That and flirting with women who could almost certainly kick her butt 
    Maybe a slight focus in hacking? Depends on how difficult the system ends up ^-^ Really looking forward to this!
    Garrick
  • MalashMalash Posts: 256Member ✭✭✭
    Sounds like you might need a crotchety-but-wise mercenary mentor figure, to surpass and eventually avenge.
  • ElloraticElloratic Posts: 3Member
    I would honestly love that if it'd happen!
    I know she's super cliche but that's what I think'll be fun ^-^
  • IndiIndi Posts: 82Member ✭✭
    So the concept I had earlier in the thread doesn't really work if I pick nanoseer or fury, and enjoying the class mechanics is at least as important as enjoying the role, so...

    Fury
    Reasonably intelligent and wise to the world, but utterly without any personal ambition. Lives from moment to moment, paycheck to paycheck. Latches on to whoever is the nearest and strongest leader. Bit of a thug, doesn't care about others - at least on the outside. From time to time a conscience surfaces.

    This is a redemption story to be played out over at least a year. Probably human, definitely starting Scatterhome, but ending whereever the redemption story takes him.

    The endgame (i.e. after the redemption story, when he has discovered something to believe in and work for) - no idea, that's the point of mudding; we're making stories just by playing.

    Nanoseer
    Nfi. But I need to think of something because I'm liking the class concept more and more, whereas initially I definitely did not. I could put a slightly different spin on the above idea for fury, but for some reason that just doesn't feel right.
    Elloratic
  • DnarrisDnarris Posts: 11Member
    I'm looking to play a Nath-El B.E.A.S.T mercenary. He'll be wherever the money is. I would love to start a mercenary company once he's an established name.
    Malash
  • ChanguChangu Posts: 9Member
    edited October 21
    Over the years I've tended to play characters who chased coin, so I'm going for something much different.  Glad that Starmourn offers a completely new beginning and setting in which to do this!
    Loyalty and concern for the interests of my civilization will be foremost.  My character will have been impressed at an early age with the idea of "sticking together" and upholding martial virtues (even if not a formal military position).  Of course I'll be in the Song Dominion.  He'll also have a side of passion for exploration and knowledge sharing. 
    Interesting to read the different types of characters people have been sketching.  Can't wait to see it all become part of the great ongoing drama of Starmourn. 
    SyajaPollivarCamelliaAmondrask
  • UninsurablePilotUninsurablePilot Posts: 16Member
    edited October 21
    I posted in the beta interest thread that my first idea was to play a wandering kithblade-for-hire, on a journey to discover both self and all the wonderful strangeness of the rest of the galaxy.

    Then I had a little realization.

    It might just be the nature of the space opera genre, but the game seems to have attracted so many other potential soldiers-of-fortune, mercenaries, pirates, et al. that I wonder if, when the game starts, that there'll be too many mercenaries and not nearly enough clients to hire them all (or not enough targets to prey upon). :lol:

    So my second idea is to play an archaeologist who's fascinated by the lost or hidden history of Starmourn's Elder Races, especially their ideas about kith use, and especially when those ideas were transmitted to the Younger Races and shaped those cultures (like the Utan Mir and the Shen/Lha Ti). And if that's not readily available, just about every Younger Race has has millennia of history since achieving spaceflight. I'm so excited to dig into the lore, especially since it's a sci-fi setting! :pleased:
    SyajaMalashTravelerCamellia
  • IndiIndi Posts: 82Member ✭✭
    edited October 21
    Nanoseer

    A borderline psychopath. Not in a 'pk anything that moves kind of way'. Nor in a 'Hannibal Lector' type of way either.

    Instead, this character will be confused and intrigued by emotions and empathy in others, perhaps trying to emulate it out of curiosity, but never understanding.

    This is a character that would be 'good' in everyone's eyes except his own, while his actual reasons are just a burning need to understand why people form social groups and act in ways that don't seem selfish.

    This would be a mind that is psychopathic in the strictest definition of the word (remember that something like 1/100 people are psychopaths... most of them are not serial killers). Some event in his past (or possibly even in the present if I can think of how/what) has convinced him that social structure and empathy is really important - so he wants to understand and be part of it - but just cannot.

    Edit: I really like this one, but I doubt I will end up rolling with it. I don't feel confident that I can actually pull it off.
    SqueakumsCamellia
  • SqueakumsSqueakums Posts: 60Member ✭✭✭
    I want my character to be, first and foremost, a cook. He will explore faraway and remote planets in search of the most exotic ingredients to create culinary masterpieces. Furies seem really fun, so I'll have to find a way to tie that together.

    I had originally considered a mercenary of sorts, but like @UninsurablePilot said, it might be fun to balance them out with the other side of the business deal. 
    Traveler
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