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.
[otw_shortcode_info_box border_style=”bordered”]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).
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.
- Read the Rules! Ignorance is not bliss.
- You must be 18 years of age to join. It’s in the Rules.
- Fill in the Date of Birth with your Birth Year or the application will be rejected. Rejections delete all content.
- 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.
Submit | Next Step
[otw_shortcode_info_box border_style=”bordered”]Do NOT click Submit. Click Next Step or the Character Tab.[/otw_shortcode_info_box]
Character Tab (Join Form/Create Character Form)
|Character’s first name or the name that everyone knows them by.|
|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.|
|Character’s Last Name (If married, their maiden name will be listed in Aliases)|
|LEAVE BLANK; NOT USED.|
|Choose Bio Pending. It will be updated by Game Manager or Assistant Game Manager once your character is approved.|
|Leave at default. It can be changed later.|
Submit | Next Step
[otw_shortcode_info_box border_style=”bordered”]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.[/otw_shortcode_info_box]
Character Info Tab (Join Form/Create Character 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.
[otw_shortcode_info_box border_style=”bordered”]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.[/otw_shortcode_info_box]
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||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.|
|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.|