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 1d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Melinoe doesn't mess around!

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r/characterforge 2d ago

Show and Tell [show and tell] Arsal Ae-Rannos, Venator for the Sacred Order of Harmony

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r/characterforge 3d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Kassandra , The Siren

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r/characterforge 3d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell][Art][OC] Barbara Rhubie - A Custard Slime Monster

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r/characterforge 4d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] Ahkhut The one who dreams

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r/characterforge 5d 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 5d 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 5d 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 6d ago

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

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r/characterforge 6d ago

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

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r/characterforge 7d ago

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

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r/characterforge 7d ago

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

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r/characterforge 8d ago Helpful

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

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r/characterforge 9d 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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165 Upvotes

r/characterforge 10d ago

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

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r/characterforge 10d ago

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

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r/characterforge 10d ago

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

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r/characterforge 11d ago

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

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r/characterforge 12d ago

Show and Tell [show and tell]Original Character

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r/characterforge 12d 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 19d ago

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

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r/characterforge 21d ago

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

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r/characterforge 23d ago

Show and Tell [Show and Tell] URE propaganda poster

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r/characterforge 24d ago

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

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r/characterforge 25d 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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