- From The Ground Up (FTGU) is a series of posts based around character creation and roleplay, building from the ground up, obviously. In this post we’re going to talk about your characters story and their development and how to do that. But if you have missed any parts this far you can catch up with them here:
Let’s talk about mood boards. Back when we first started looking at the basics of creating a character we talked about having a founding idea, wither that was a niche of RP you wanted to explore, a character trait or quality you found interesting or perhaps inspiration from another source like books and movies. Whatever it was it gave you the first building blocks for your character and there is nothing wrong with that. As Steve King advises ‘to improve as a writer one of the best things to do is read’. It inspires, and helps us derive from it our own concepts. Mood boards can be very useful for collating your ideas before you even create your character but also for several things post-creation.