Character Creation Form

The form below mirrors the Join/Account form and the Character Creation / Bio form. You may copy/paste the form to a word processing or text doc (you might lose the table formatting) to use while creating your character(s). Replace the help text included in each field with your character’s information.

When finished, if you have not created your account at the Nova game site, you can use this as a guideline.

We recommend that you create your character’s bio using an application such as Google Docs so that you can share it with the Game Managers. This is an easy way to ask questions and get answers.

Please read the Help text included in each field. It will make it much easier to get your character approved for playing.

Join (Link can be found on the Cast Page at the Nova game site).

Example of Completed and Approved Character Bio.

Join

Members are expected to follow the rules and regulations of the RPG at all times, both in character and out of character. By continuing, you affirm that you will roleplay in a proper and adequate manner.

Members who choose to make ultra short posts, post very infrequently, or write posts with explicit content (above PG-13) will be removed immediately, and by continuing, you agree to this.

In addition, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we do not accept players under the age of 18. Any players found to be under the age of 18 will be immediately removed without question.

By clicking Agree, you are agreeing to these terms, you are also saying that you are above the age of 18.

Join Instructions

  1. Read the Rules! Ignorance is not bliss.
  2. You must be 18 years of age to join. It’s in the Rules.
  3. Fill in the Date of Birth with your Birth Year or the application will be rejected. Rejections delete all content.
  4. Complete at least the first two tabs and Sample Post before hitting Submit. You can return to the bio and complete it after your account is approved.

This step only sets up your game account. You may not post in the RPG until your character has been completed and reviewed.

You must complete the first two tabs in order to set up your account at the game site. You can return to edit the bio information after your account has been approved.

User Information Tab (Join Form)

Name

List the Name or Screen Name that you wish to have used on all sites related to the RPG. This is how GMs and Players will refer to you.

Email Address

This must be a valid email address that you check daily! It is also your game site login. We recommend using the same email address for the OOC Group (unless you have a regular Google Account) and the game’s wiki.

Password

Choose something easy for you to remember. We recommend that you use the same password for the OOC (unless you have a regular Google Account) and the game’s wiki.

After your account is approved, you will need to go into your account settings and set up your Secret Question so that you can recover and reset your password.

Date of Birth

Birth year only! Your account will be rejected if you do not include this information! Please do not put your full birth date. We only need the year.

Instant Messenger(s)

If you would like others to find you via an Instant Messenger, you can list them here. Put each IM on a separate line. Include which IM client it is and your ID so that you can be found. This information is only viewable by registered users.

Submit | Next Step

  • Do NOT click Submit. Click Next Step or the Character Tab.

Character Tab

First Name

Character’s first name or the name that everyone knows them by.

Middle Name

Optional: Character’s Middle Name. If the character goes by their middle name, that should be listed as their First Name. Leave blank if not using.

Last Name

Character’s Last Name (If married, their maiden name will be listed in Aliases)

Suffix (NOT USED)

Position

  • Choose Bio Pending

Rank

  • Leave at Default.

Submit | Next Step

  • If you are still working on your character’s bio, you may click Submit. An email will be sent to the Game Manager. Once your account is approved, you can return to the game site and edit the character’s bio information.

Character Info Tab (Bio Form)

You may want to take time to make certain that your character fills a needed niche in the game and that your vision and plans for them allows them a regularly played role and logical interactions with the other played characters. You do not want to create a character that cannot be easily written into new plots or that winds up isolated from the other characters.

We strongly suggest you look at our the Old West Character Archetypes page and read several of the approved Character Bios to look for ways that your character would connect to them and to see what archetypes are already in play.

It is recommended that you complete the bio in a word document or text document and copy/paste it to the bio form at the game site. Click Submit often to save your work.

General Information

Aliases List aliases, nicknames, full birth name (if character goes by a middle name, alias, or maiden name). Include which characters or STCs would know them and use them.
Gender Choose male or female.
Birthdate Character’s full birth date (MM/DD/YYYY), game year starts in 1875.
Age List age in years. This field needs updated as the game year changes.
Marital Status Choose from the following: Single, Married, Engaged, Common Law, Divorced, Widow, Widower
Residence List current residence, alternate residences, and original birth place.

Physical Appearance

Height Feet and Inches (6’4″)
Build Choose One: Petite, Small, Medium, Large Massive.
Hair Color List hair color and describe the hair (include texture, wavy, straight, highlights, lowlights, etc.)
Eye Color List eye color and describe the eyes (size, shape, special color features, brows, lashes).
Description Use only if you do not use an image as the character’s avatar.

Profession

Employment List current employer, type of employment, position, and former work if pertinent to the story.
Professional Skills List or describe the skills related to the character’s line of work.

Skills

Self Defense List and describe the character’s self defense skills, include a list of commonly used weapons if applicable.
Hobbies & Interests General hobbies and interests (art, reading, embroidery, etc.).

Personality & Traits

Character Traits List at least 4 primary personality traits (calm, intelligent, quick-tempered, etc.).
General Personality Describe the traits you listed in the previous field. Please include both positive and negative aspects of each trait.

Family 

Spouse List current spouse or former spouse and details such as date of death, date married, etc. Leave blank if not applicable.
Children List children’s names, ages, and status (living or deceased). Leave blank if not applicable.
Father List name and brief details. If a foster, adopted, or step-parent, add that information too.
Mother List name and brief details. If a foster, adopted, or step-parent, add that information too.
Brother(s) List name(s) and brief details. Leave blank if N/A.
Sister(s) List name(s) and brief details. Leave blank if N/A.
Other Family List additional pertinent family members here (aunts, uncles, grandparents, nieces, nephews, etc.). Include brief details: living/deceased, age, relationship.

Friends and Foes

Friends If you have contacted other Players and have their agreement for connections between your character and theirs, list those here with brief details.
Foes List played and non-played foes. If your character is going to have an adversarial or contentious relationship with another played character and you have the Player’s approval, list that here too.

Personal History

Personal History Detailed history in timeline format (hint: See Jess’s bio). You do not have to write a novel, but we do need to be able to reference when and where your character has been, what they’ve done, and why they have come to Kalispell or Fort Kalispell.

Character Notes

General Notes Any general notes and references you want for yourself or other Players.
Animals & Pets If the character has a horse or horses, housepets, etc.
Character Concept Give a brief overview of your character concept, how you see them interacting in the game stories, etc. Include information such as their basis or if they are a totally original concept.
Avatar Celebrity name and character they played if used – or – state original artwork.