Character Therapy Welcome! Ever have days something like this: You: Come on, just do this one thing for me. Character: No. You: But, why not? Character: *in pouty corner* You: What is it now? Character: You just don't understand me! Well, it happens to the best of us. That moment when you just cannot connect with your character and your other game partners are all judging you evilly. Its as if your character is conspiring your downfall in the Roleplaying community. But you have no need to fear! It may be time for a little character therapy! Introduction Hello there, Rosie here. No Ms. or Mrs. needed, after all I am just one of you! Except I am a Mentor I suppose, which honestly is just an honorary title. But if you would like to call me Dr. Rosie, that is perfectly okay! Anyways! This thread is all abooout... Character Development/Conditioning! Now I know what you are thinking... "I already know my character, what could you possibly offer me?" Well I offer you my guidance! Whether you take it or otherwise is up to you! As I have been roleplaying for the past few years, I have had my own troubles connecting with my characters. I have quite the extensive character graveyard who I killed off because I just cant connect with them anymore ("It wasn't you! Well maybe..."). Maybe even you have been victim to inconsistency, haven't noticed it in your characters, or you are completely lost and are wondering how you ended up here. Nevertheless, I have figured a way to fix this. As I have been growing as a hardcore RPer I have noticed that it helps tremendously so if you just step away from the whole planning and skeleton making and just play! That's right! Play! How on earth can you know your character if you've never wrote about them making a bed, or cooking a meal, or even taking a shower? These simple things that you do on a daily basis help for being able to relate to your fictitious muse. If they are that really special kind of magical then these exercises can help you relate to them as a more normal character. Someone who you can see yourself meeting or even being. Its time to strap down and ground that character with wings or mind reading abilities. We love our characters, and we really don't want to delete them, especially since sometimes you may not be playing their full potential. Every character is special and precious, and sometimes you just need to understand them a little more. Its worth a shot yeah? Giving up? Sick of it? Find yourself stressing over a post more than enjoying it? Its time for some character therapy! My Vision When I first thought of this idea, I had already known that I wanted to carry it out. I hadn't had the same access to these character exercises and if they had been available I sure hadn't been able to find them! I hope to end your search for good "prompts" and help you in saving the lives of some of your characters, and maybe even making them into something you had no idea they could be! Save a character's life and take them to therapy. How it Works Each week I am going to post a new exercise with details about the setting and general idea. You can use these exercises to your own discretion. You can even create a random character for each one, though that may not be the most conventional way of using CHARACTER THERAPY. There are no limits to these exercises, just as there is no limit to your imagination. I am just offering ways of playing with your character without any specific plot or heavy themes. As a mentor I have a passion to guide, so if you post it somewhere with a link please reply below with that link or if you are super brave then post it here! I would be glad to review it for you, and give you tips only if you ask! I am always available for help and will never turn you away if you have a sincere question. Concerning other Mentors and Professors: Please feel free to pitch in as well! Second opinions are always beneficial on posts that ask for a review! Rules Now to cover a few of the basic rules, please read them and avoid getting scolded or looking silly because you were unaware. Ignorance is not bliss I assure you. Please do not copy my format, I put a lot of work in making this thread aesthetically pleasing for your benefit. This is not an OOC thread, so take the chatting elsewhere! Please do not copy my ideas, I put twice as much work into thinking up things for you guys. Follow the dates that the exercises are posted. If you would like me to review a post of yours for an earlier post please PM it to me in the following format: Name of Post Date of Post Your content Spam is forbidden here. Do not put down other's posts Any content here can be read, from time to time I will post my own examples, but do not copy, or make any negative comments about any of the content. Or you will be judged swiftly and severely. Use your imagination and limitless creativity! Please submit any suggestions or ideas to me, you will be credited! Staff Dr. Rosie "The Original Princess" Three year Roleplayer, who enjoys kittens and coffee. Knows all the ups and downs of Roleplaying, and is considered a character serial killer in some roleplaying communities. Always willing and ready to help!