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Characters (playing as a non playable race)


Started by Sarin strdr
Post #101545
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I just wanted to put this under debate for people who are delving into areas that are not well covered but the Elder scrolls lore. I have seen a few people make characters that have not been well set up for with the lore such as Akavir type characters and even myself have created a character that is not a race of the norm. I just wanted to put it out there that you shouldn`t be playing as something or someone who might break lore though if you can write it so that no discrepancies occur I say go for it and I look forward to seeing what you have created.


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Post #101586
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I don't think there is really any problem with doing something like this. Even RPing as an Akavir character. RP is basically just a way to use your imaginations, so there shouldn't really be creative limits like that. Now finding an RP where you would be allowed to use this character would be a whole other mess to solve. I don't think there would be many people willing to have an Akavir character simply because so little is known about them.


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As Grape said, its not that you can't construct a character without lore, its that people don't have to, and often don't want to accept whatever you've extrapolated or created. RPing is about interaction, so creating a character nobody would want to interact with seems counterproductive to me. Its not just a problem in lore we don't know about, it also applies to situations were people ignore lore we do have as well. 'Special snowfake' characters, such as Akaviri or half orc half daedra characters don't go down well with most RPers.
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Post #101609
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It`s not so much as I want to limit as to point out why you should try to stay away from characters without much lore. I am all for creative freedoms but if there is already a pretty loose lore set then why try and stretch it further.


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