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    Official Chow Suggestion Thread -archived

    Okay, we need fodder. Post your topic ideas here.
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    -=ON CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS=-


    There is no hard and set rule here, but there are some things to keep in mind.

    A character is an individual. This means that we are dealing with a specific person or creature, whatever it is. You can get as detailed as you want, or as vague as you want. But something individual, something unique, has to show through for your description to be a true character.

    Unrelated words strung together do not a character make.

    Character descriptions will vary greatly. They will at times be in depth. They will at times include a little bit of back story. And, they will at times be very, very brief. Below are three examples of character descriptions that stand a good chance of being accepted:

    • EXAMPLE 1: The Lizardman. This character is a member of a jungle tribe, and a member of the priesthood. This character holds a fair amount of authority and has a lot of presence in public, and as such must be dressed according to ceremonial ritual. The temple he is a member of is the Temple del Sol - Temple of the Sun. His design must reflect his affinity with the bringer of life, the giver of light. He should be armed, but not heavily.
    • EXAMPLE 2: Commodore Billipickfinster has just been ordered to take his Airship fleet and use their atomics to sterilize the Koochi-koochi invasion... by destroying his home city, where his family is trapped.
    • EXAMPLE 2: Fred is an angry teddybear


    In presenting your ideas, anything that gets the sense of a *character* across, stands a good chance of being used. The more characterized, the more personality you pick up from the description, regardless of how many words you use, the better.

    A good suggestion is to start with a name....


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    The Bölk, ketian droning warriors, follows orders, no reproductive organs, three external lungs protected by exoskeleton, carries 3 weapons:
    close range- a parasitic organism known as "Klk" that shoots poison
    A retro technology revolver, looks similar to a revolver but shoots obsidian bullets
    A "B.A.R." - not really a browning automatic rifle but baptized like that by human soldiers since it has a similar strategic use. It's an alien weapon only similar to a BAR in that it's a specialized "rifle"

    it's a species that adapts fast to the newest threat, adapted to use human weaponry and vehicles in two generations, so it's human like in stance and general shape. That's where the similarities end. Scientist predict an almost identical replication of humans will occur in 4 generations, once this is achieved, scientists plan on destroying them using the diferent types of virus.

    No eyes, but a series of chemical and motion detecting organs are distributed on key points of the skin.

    Connected to a central intelligence, they collect data and send it back and then receive new instructions, all intelligent processes are conducted outside of them. They serve a purpose similar to ant warriors. Both the retro revolver and the BAR are the central intelligence's interpretation of human weapons.

    Humanoid


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    clockwork collosus- a massive, intricate, and powerful automaton. Built by a race of long dead astronauts and left on a desolate moon.

    keywords- enigmatic, intricate, massive

    transhuman- with advent of genetic manipulation, humans have changed themselves to varying extremes. Design a human who's natural environment is now the vaccuum of space. They are mechanics, pilots, and rescuers.

    think what a human would need to survive in space, make it realistic

    keywords- human, but not human.

    single mother- Lucy works two jobs, assembly line worker, and stripper. She hates both, but needs the money to support her child. Her husband died years ago. She was recently confronted at the strip joint she works at and asked to have sex for money. She doesnt want to, but the extra money would mean she could leave her assembly line job and spend more time with her daughter, who is growing up in daycare.

    keywords- strained, tired, sorrow

    fisherman- a stolid new england fisherman from Rhode island. Born and bred there. catches lobster, clams and crabs. Likes to get drunk on Narragansett beer. has a mean streak.

    keywords- working class, dirty and smelly job.

    Mike

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    scumgrinder - I really like your idea here, but I think it's a little too generalized. As it's written, it's more of a COW with weapons - Not a bad thing! I actually like it. But as for a character, I was more interested in the source of the hive mind - the conscience behind the the hordes - what motivates that?

    It may work, though.

    Nephilim - those are great!

    ~Oreg.

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    it's pretty funny watching you two edit posts over and over again.


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    wtf, now i look real cool.


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    Meh, this thread needs filling up a bit so here goes, ditch as many as you want:

    ° Real Life Chess set:
    In ancient Rome gladiators fought solo, this different form of entertainement exists of 16 vs 16 battles...
    --> design one basic unit (pawn)
    --> other 5 units (king,queen,counseler,bishop,rook) have different armor and weapons, design those too (copy paste your basic units and draw over it, or seperate designs for armor/weapons, basic unit should be same anyways)
    , a bit like this image by Mike Corriero

    ° 007 disguised as a Jehova's witness (or something else thats not really expected) (don't forget the gadgets he got from Q)
    ° Exorcist Preparing to do his job
    ° Girl possessed by devil
    ° Blacksmith forging the kings sword
    ° Roland the gunslinger (from Dark Tower series by Stephen King):
    --> Cowboy, living in a postapocalyptic world
    ° bride of dracula
    ° white mage
    ° angel of death
    ° grim reaper
    ° general to lucifers army/admiral to lucifers fleet/...
    ° Person with nickname after a herb
    ° Depressed empoyee getting ready for a boring job on a dull monday morning
    ° Shapeshifter, halfway through his morph from human to whatever his shifted form is (example: werewolf, busy transforming)
    ° Knight on his way back from one of the crusades

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    Most of these are a bit daft, but could be fun...

    -Bored dominatrix waiting for the next trick... reluctantly.
    -Slightly iritating computer games programmer with a fixation on medieval roleplaying.
    -Canteen lady on the Death Star, just been told off by Darth Vader for serving Lasagne YET again!
    -A completely usless cowboy gunfighter, who thinks he's the top dog.
    -An evil scarecrow.
    -A space rocket petrol station (gas) attendant, or a geeky kid working in a 12th century fast-food joint.


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    Posh, they may be daft, but they had me laughing


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    captain of a war blimp
    a 16th century english witch
    an 18th century doctor who knows what he's doing but has to make his own instruments because all other doctors think he's mad
    a futuristic corporate assassin
    the king of the universe
    the giant that created the world
    a street pedlar
    devil's blacksmith
    maintenance crew on an imperial star destroyer.
    asteroid miner
    futuristic organ grinder and pet
    space gypsy
    charioteer in a year 3000 olympics
    dragon master (basically looks after the stables)
    time slicing monk
    fisherman on jupiter's moon Europa
    an army grunt on a planet with no atmosphere
    cat burglar
    a fortieth generation video game champion and all the natural selection that would entail if you were killed if you lost.
    greatest hunter in the galaxy
    19th century engineer who has decided to build a rocket to the moon


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    Post My humble Topics..

    Topic Idea # 1 - Alien Plumber - from outer space, the only the one representant of multiversum working class. The alien plumber, always with 'All-Tools-In-One-Machine' in his hand, always smoke his last cigarette, and always wear the same striped dirty clothes. Mood: Get out of here, I Work here...

    Topic Idea # 1 - Demonic Vindicator (Tenant) - from the deepest vaults & burrows of the hell, this one demon is the most cruel of all. In stylish suit, with golden Pen he with laugh take all thing from humans with & withous debts, to cause havoc and terror in mortal world. Mood: Demonic Smile.


    Topic Idea # 1 - The Black Summoner- a person without face, who search minions in the other dimensions, captivate demons, horror and nightmares to serve his cruel plans. He wear dark, used robe with a lot of mystic symbols... Mood: A little Fishy.

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    Holloween topic
    The pumpkin man

    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    MC of the future

    Tall, elongated limbs, this MC is a future rap superstar.


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