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Re: Background Characters

Post by Jenner » 12 Feb 2018, 03:41

Rio wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 00:53
Everyone ends up being a background character when the thirsting over Valentina Garilovich starts.
Just throwing it out there, I was thirsting over Garilovich before it was cool
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Re: Background Characters

Post by ColdSuit » 12 Feb 2018, 15:29

Being a background character is fun. I am not a particularly interesting person. In fact, my only real fame was being the last marine on the Almayer, and a few minor last stands. Other than that, I am just a guy. An average man who stands in the face of unspeakable horrors with only his armor and rifle at his side. TLDR: we are all Imperial Guardsmen, the redshirts of CM.
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Re: Background Characters

Post by Rikman » 13 Feb 2018, 14:24

I definetly have a backround character, im hardly noticed in a sea of hundreds.
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Re: Background Characters

Post by Omicega » 15 Feb 2018, 10:46

I wrote a long, long post about this sort of thing a couple of years ago on another website.

Basically, it's the normal characters that are made interesting by their players who end up truly captivating, even if they're "background characters" to begin with. You can get a lot further with a brown-haired, bog-standard marine named something like Emma Johnson than you can with a pink/purple-haired special snowflake called Neveah 'Reaper' Justice. If you are shit at characterising yourself or otherwise working a personality into your gameplay, it'll show up no matter how much effort you put into character setup.

Then again, a lot of the stuff I wrote the initial rant about doesn't apply here on CM, as people are forced more rigidly into their assigned roles and the roleplay here is round-based rather than persistent.
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Re: Background Characters

Post by ValGarilovich » 15 Feb 2018, 11:58

Rio wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 00:53
Everyone ends up being a background character when the thirsting over Valentina Garilovich starts.
I'm flattered, but yeah everyone has moments where they are r o b u s t, and moments where they spend the whole round in the engine room (or brig)

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Re: Background Characters

Post by ghostdex » 15 Feb 2018, 12:21

TheDonkified wrote:
10 Feb 2018, 03:58
Being a background character or main character is relative. It's all based on whose telling the story.
This is the best way to phrase it, whoevers playing can decide who’s who, including the main character minus the plot armor
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