These are the basic elements of who your character is, and what he or she looks like. You can find instructions on inputting this information in the game.
A few things to consider as you fill in these details:
- Smallfolk do not have surnames. This includes bastard names — only bastards who are acknowledged bastards of noble blood bear bastard names.
- Most Westerosi names are Saxon-originated (or passably so) English names with one or two consonant sound substitutions, ("Edward" to "Eddard") or a vowel shift ("Jeffrey" to "Joffrey") and it is preferred that you use this pattern to construct your names. Targaryens have their own easily imitable naming conventions.
You do not need an Actor or PB ("Played By") but people do enjoy them. You might prefer to use a drawing instead. If you do choose an actor or model, their name must go on the +actors list — no two characters may share the same actor.
If you don't select one, a generic icon will be created to represent your character in the logs posted here on the wiki.
Some things to consider when selecting an actor:
- Check the List — When choosing an actor, be sure to check the +actors list to see who has already been taken. If you want to check for a specific actor, try +actor <name>. For example, +actor Brad Pitt will tell you if anyone is using Brad Pitt, and whom. It works for partial names, too, so +actor Brad will tell you about any actors named Brad.
- NPC Actors— Many player also like to choose actors for NPC's that are relevant to their characters, such as family members that mostly exist off-screen. This is fine, just be aware that unless that NPC actually exists in game (such as a character you make and put on the roster), any new PC that chooses that actor will get priority.
We have a list of Actor Suggestions, since finding a photo of someone in the right costume can be difficult and some folks like to scout them out for us.
To represent where people are from in this big world and who they hold fealty to, please select one of the factions below and in game within the Demographics room type: '+faction <Name>'.
Factions of Westeros
Oldtown, the location where the Game of Bones is set is located here in The Reach.
Neutral Factions of Westeros
Factions of Other Lands
This includes Organizations, Houses, Societies and other such things, for simplicity termed as Organization for system purposes. In most cases this will be a House. The Faith of the Seven, The Citadel and similar may also be used. After selecting one please type: '+org <Name>'
This is a freeform entry that is used to describe your characters vocation, occupation, or general role in life. See What To Play? for some examples and ideas of Positions.
- Animal Handler
- Leather Worker
- Sailor, Officer
- Whore, Courtesan
- Whore, Parlor
- Whore, Street
There are several different organizations and factions that warrant a ranking system within them. Such as for Nobles, Godsworn, Soldiers and Maesters.
- Begging Brother
- Elder Brother
- Most Devout
- High Septon
- Grand Maester
- Hedge Knight
- Minor Noble Lady
- Minor Noble Lord
- Major Noble Lady
- Major Noble Lord
- Great Noble Lady
- Great Noble Lord
Oldtown City Watch
- Lord Commander
Move on to Sheet.