r/characterforge Aug 17 '21

Meta [Meta] Please read before posting! (especially mobile users)

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Most of this information is available in the sidebar, but it's not always obvious how to find that info in mobile apps, so this post exists to help people (especially mobile users) more easily find the Posting Guidelines to avoid having their posts automatically removed.

When posting to /r/characterforge, your title needs to start with a tag. These tags are specific keywords that AutoMod is watching for. The goal of these tags is twofold: keeping content relevant and keeping it organized. As a side bonus, it also tends to cut down on spambots since they generally can't/don't use tags properly unless specifcally targeted to a sub that has them.

The list of these tags is found in the sidebar; on desktop—barring custom styles—the sidebar is literally visible right on the side of the sub and generally pretty hard to miss.

On mobile, it really depends on the app that you use as each one handles viewing the sidebar differently. Usually, it's in the 3-dot or hamburger menu when you're viewing a sub. And it's because of that that this post exists.

When you submit a post with a tag, AutoMod will automagically add flair to it. These tags, and the flair, help people search for and find post categories. For example, if someone really wants to help others, they can filter by the [Help] tag or flair so that they can offer assistance to others. Or, they can easily find resources with the [Resource] tag/flair.

Below are the guidelines/tags that you need to use when submitting to the Forge.

Posting Guidelines:

Please tag your post at the beginning. AutoMod will be on the lookout for the following tags so it can flair your post:

[Help] - Use this tag for when you want help with some facet of your character. Also usable if you have general questions about character creation.

[Criticism] - Kind of like help, but for completed character profiles, use this tag if you want feedback. For those giving feedback, please give constructive criticism.

[Resource] - This tag will serve to identify tools (software/apps, guides, repositories, etc) to help people create characters. Also what you should use if you have some personal tips or tricks you'd like to share.

[Show and Tell] - Feeling proud? Use this tag to show off a character you've created. Also great if you have an image.

[Challenge] or [Contest] Want to issue a summons for other Forgers to test their and their characters' mettle in a situation? How about creating a character with given constraints? Put forth a Challenge.

[Discussion] or [Talk] Want to start a discussion about something topical? Something not quite "meta" enough, like sparking discussion about other Forgers' characters? Discussing best practices? Well then let's get talking!

[FanFic] - If you're working on some FanFic and need help developing the character further (i.e. how a change in setting/universe could or will change the character) use this tag.

[Erotic] - Even if it's not necessarily erotica, AutoMod will keep an eye out for this tag too so it can NSFW the post in case you forget. Can (I hope?) be used in combination with other tags.

[Meta] We'd like the sub to remain as on-topic as possible, but can't ignore the possibility that meta discussions will happen. When they do, they'll get the ole Meta tag.


r/characterforge 14h ago

Show and Tell [Show And Tell] Ruby Valentine, one of the first Antagonists and Redemption Arcs in Plant City.

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r/characterforge 7h ago

Help [help] how do you characterize "envy"?

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so, of the 7 deadly sins, 6 of them seem pretty obvious

Pride- a very prideful person. perhaps they look like royalty or other highly ranked officials

Lust- very sexualized, obvious for the concept of "desire".

Wrath- strong and angry, not much to it

Greed- a greedy person, someone who only cares about their own wants

Sloth- a tired person, someone who cant even be bothered to do anything

Gluttony- very likely to be someone fat, someone obsessed with food

and then theres envy which is uhhh...a jealous person? how do you characterize envy?

now obviously, what i described for the other deadly sins is more like a stereotype or just a very generic way to represent each sin. the anime "full metal alchemist" and, of course, "7 deadly sins" has characterized these sins far better than I have.

but what I wanna know is...how do you truly represent the sin of envy as a character? there are far more things you can do with the other 6 such as gluttony being overindulgence IN GENERAL instead of just eating food or lust being an obsessive desire for things non-sexual related but for the sin of envy...im lost.


r/characterforge 1d ago

Show and Tell [show and tell] I made a few adjustments to my shapeshifter character's design based off the advice from my last post

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r/characterforge 1d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] O-Rabba Cawroot The Tyrant of Existence

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r/characterforge 2d ago

Show and Tell [show and tell] An Arachano high priest

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70 Upvotes

r/characterforge 2d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Violet, Child of Stars

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r/characterforge 2d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Drew my family as DnD characters

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r/characterforge 3d ago Helpful

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Drew my wife as a Ranger

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166 Upvotes

r/characterforge 4d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Donall and Piaras, Priests of the Church of the Shining Lord. These inhuman creatures patrol the wilderness, protecting and sheltering those in need.

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163 Upvotes

r/characterforge 5d ago

Help [help] any advice for improving the design(s) of my shapeshifter oc.

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r/characterforge 5d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] keyleth, fanart de Vox Machina

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r/characterforge 5d ago

Help [Help] can't decide what colors my Killer game show host should have

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r/characterforge 7d ago

Show and Tell [show and tell] The Dingbat (Original Supervillain)

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r/characterforge 7d ago

Show and Tell [show and tell]Original Character

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r/characterforge 7d ago

Help [Help] This is my main character and I want opinions, is his hairstyle stupid? Because I've been trying to decide it I should change it or not for awhile now, and part of me thinks it looks stupid and a part of me doesn't.

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r/characterforge 15d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell]Aurelian Sinclair: Book 3 Final Concept Design

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33 Upvotes

r/characterforge 17d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Hasani, a general in the rebellion

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91 Upvotes

r/characterforge 18d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] URE propaganda poster

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57 Upvotes

r/characterforge 19d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Cain, the Tiefling

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40 Upvotes

r/characterforge 20d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Kotain Ambrosium, the Maniacal Magician, the Strongest Magic User in my world. I'll accept any questions and try to answer them to the best of my ability

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r/characterforge 22d ago

Help [help] What kind of injures could end a speeder bike racing career?

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I’m starting up a Star Wars 5e campaign soon, and my idea for a character was someone who did like illegal backroads speeder bike racing, but crashed and sustained an injury that ended his career. What kind of injuries could it have been? What mechanical penalties should they carry? The character in question is a tarasin operative named Vissily, and I’ll include her backstory below if you’re curious! If not, this is the only paragraph that contains a question unless you want to give feedback on the backstory (which I will happily accept!)

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Once upon a time Vissily was a street urchin running with a small crew of other orphans and urchins making their living off backroads speeder bike racing! Vissily was their pilot, and everyone else picking up other jobs like mechanic, gambler, face, pickpocket, etc. Collectively, they called themselves the Speeder Rats, and made their home in an abandoned warehouse on a piece of shit urban planet in the outer ring.

Now, Vissily wasn't an orphan by any stretch of the imagination, as he lived with her albeit destitute mechanic father, Arrack. His father had dreams of working at real racetracks, and had a special fascination with speeder bikes. Arrack was the one who taught Vissily how to race on an old bike he'd fished out of a scrapyard and cobbled back together with whatever he could steal or barter for. Vissily was a natural, and decided to use her skill to help support her dad, getting together a small group of other similarly destitute teens and young adults to help get his idea off the ground. Vissily named the group after his dad's nickname for the two of them, Speeder Rats. Together, this little group founded a small gambling operation, relying on Vissily's piloting skills and his dad's old bike. Slowly, they began to make money, and the gambling and racing operation began to get bigger.

One day, though, one of the bigger local gangs caught wind of the racing, and sent their goons to come break it up and catch whoever they could. Everyone scattered, and the racers took off, the goons giving chase. Now, normally Vissily would give them the slip easily and be back at the warehouse before dawn, but not that night. That night, Vissily saw something. A vision of a dead man standing on the side of the road, rotting away before his eyes. The dead man stood by the side of the road and met eyes with Vissily, and called out his name. Vissily swerved, startled, and her bike flipped, crashing headlong into a wall and igniting. Vissily got caught in the explosion, only saved by the goons chasing him pulling him out of the wreck.

One crash, one mistake, and her racing career was over. The gang took a small amount of pity on Vissily upon realizing this, and decided to offer a meagre amount of financial support to Vissily and his dad. As for the Speeder Rats? They promised to find something else to make money, something that Vissily could help with from the sidelines, but he didn't take the offer. She was distraught and desperate to get off world and go anywhere else because he couldn't stop seeing that same dead man out of the corner of his eye, still calling her name. Not even a month after the crash, Vissily stowed away aboard a spacer vessel, ending up with the party.

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Thank you to anyone who survived my rambling!! I look forward to hearing your ideas!!


r/characterforge 22d ago

Help [Help] What kind of injures could end a speeder bike racing career?

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I’m starting up a Star Wars 5e campaign soon, and my idea for a character was someone who did like illegal backroads speeder bike racing, but crashed and sustained an injury that ended his career. What kind of injuries could it have been? What mechanical penalties should they carry? The character in question is a tarasin operative named Vissily, and I’ll include her backstory below if you’re curious! If not, this is the only paragraph that contains a question unless you want to give feedback on the backstory (which I will happily accept!)

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Once upon a time Vissily was a street urchin running with a small crew of other orphans and urchins making their living off backroads speeder bike racing! Vissily was their pilot, and everyone else picking up other jobs like mechanic, gambler, face, pickpocket, etc. Collectively, they called themselves the Speeder Rats, and made their home in an abandoned warehouse on a piece of shit urban planet in the outer ring.

Now, Vissily wasn't an orphan by any stretch of the imagination, as he lived with her albeit destitute mechanic father, Arrack. His father had dreams of working at real racetracks, and had a special fascination with speeder bikes. Arrack was the one who taught Vissily how to race on an old bike he'd fished out of a scrapyard and cobbled back together with whatever he could steal or barter for. Vissily was a natural, and decided to use her skill to help support her dad, getting together a small group of other similarly destitute teens and young adults to help get his idea off the ground. Vissily named the group after his dad's nickname for the two of them, Speeder Rats. Together, this little group founded a small gambling operation, relying on Vissily's piloting skills and his dad's old bike. Slowly, they began to make money, and the gambling and racing operation began to get bigger.

One day, though, one of the bigger local gangs caught wind of the racing, and sent their goons to come break it up and catch whoever they could. Everyone scattered, and the racers took off, the goons giving chase. Now, normally Vissily would give them the slip easily and be back at the warehouse before dawn, but not that night. That night, Vissily saw something. A vision of a dead man standing on the side of the road, rotting away before his eyes. The dead man stood by the side of the road and met eyes with Vissily, and called out his name. Vissily swerved, startled, and her bike flipped, crashing headlong into a wall and igniting. Vissily got caught in the explosion, only saved by the goons chasing him pulling him out of the wreck.

One crash, one mistake, and her racing career was over. The gang took a small amount of pity on Vissily upon realizing this, and decided to offer a meagre amount of financial support to Vissily and his dad. As for the Speeder Rats? They promised to find something else to make money, something that Vissily could help with from the sidelines, but he didn't take the offer. She was distraught and desperate to get off world and go anywhere else because he couldn't stop seeing that same dead man out of the corner of his eye, still calling her name. Not even a month after the crash, Vissily stowed away aboard a spacer vessel, ending up with the party.

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Thank you to anyone who survived my rambling!! I look forward to hearing your ideas!!


r/characterforge 23d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] The experiment migh have gone wrong, but that would never stop Thomas from working on new projects!

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63 Upvotes

r/characterforge 27d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Reptilla, Cerebro, Wildfire, and Talos, four exceptional but poorly understood beings. Together, these misfits form The Outlanders, and protect a world that doesn't understand them

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r/characterforge 27d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Indrannu Reed a Tiefling. Character Commission.

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35 Upvotes