Author Topic: Bio Reminder!  (Read 2014 times)

Kalden

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2017, 02:24:04 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

nauta

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2017, 02:53:34 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

(1) IIRC from what I've gathered on the gdb, BIO entries are accessible IG via a certain magickal thing.  I'll keep it that vague, but I've taken them to be extensions of my thoughts and feels for othre players to peek into.

(2) Practically, I find them useful for summarizing things up before I write a character report.  I can then point staff to entries in a 'for more information, see BIO entry Whatever.'  This helps keep the reports short, and it helps me keep track of what's going on better.  (I usually do a:
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bio add Something Amazing Happened
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And then fill it in later, so I have a chronology to events, because I'm forgetful!)

(3) Spiritually (or whatever, hehe), they help me think through events in character in a less clunky way than using think and feel inside the game.  I do my reports in the first person for this reason, and it sometimes allows me to sort of shake out a character's psychology and see what they really think of things, so I'm not so passive and reactionary but a bit more pro-active about events.

That's my thoughts, at least.  As far as I know they are totally optional.  I'm actually more of a player that plays in the moment and does improv, so I tend to really neglect them.  But they can be fun!
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2017, 04:10:16 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

Staff can view your bios to get insight to how your character ticks and the why's behind their actions.  They can also be useful for in allowing the staff to know about your characters past should you get a new staff member that needs to quickly get up to speed on what you've been up to and who your character is beyond the skills and stats and rank in a clan.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2017, 06:48:31 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

My characters tend to live for RL years, so their bio entries often end up being a fossil record of shit I have otherwise completely forgotten. I'll go back and read them like... wait a second... that happened?? Oh yeah I kind of remember that. It's more for my own amusement than anything, if I'm being honest.
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bardlyone

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2017, 09:19:35 PM »
What does writing a bio entry accomplish?

Sets shit in stone since character creation. You want to elaborate on your backstory? Explain how it has helped effect and shape the PC you're playing today? Bio it. Want to explain why the outwardly dubious flirtation is actually a source of shame? Bio it. Want to detail your feelings toward a person/place/thing/event/whatever, bio it.

Basically, it's a place for you to communicate a better record of the development of your character where the appropriate parties might be able to access it and see it.
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Raptor_Dan

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2017, 01:59:50 AM »
In the world of text, if it ain't written, it ain't real.
I'm just looking for a general consensus. Or Moe's opinion. Either one generally can be accepted as canon.

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2017, 12:20:53 PM »
I find the bios keep me truer to my character when I play them for the long term, too. If I logged in everyday and played I think I would eventually mesh myself into my character. But when I write about what they're doing when I'm not logged in, how they feel about their parents, their current lovers or lack thereof, I feel like I'm more minutely able to retain who they are instead of playing myself, or what I'm comfortable playing.
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Reiloth

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2017, 09:37:04 PM »
Bios are tite.

Also the ability to edit Biographies and add them through the web creator is seriously amazing. I remember when they weren't, and I used them less!
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boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2017, 10:16:28 PM »
I looove the web tool. Love love love.
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2017, 05:56:29 AM »
Wait, I didn't know you could add them through a web tool! !!! Does anyone have a link?

boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2017, 09:06:45 AM »
http://www.armageddon.org/bios/list.php

Push the eyeball button next to your character's name and ADD AWAY!!
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boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2017, 10:11:39 AM »
Dutifully reminding you that your character needs some maintenance work in the form of a b-b-b-bio!

Let's see. A topic, a topic you could write today about...

What do they do when you're NOT playing them? Do they lounge around? Have gate duty? Tend to their children? Lounge around naked atop their silk sheets?

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Riev

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2017, 10:14:48 AM »
bio add Elves

grumble grumble grumble necker grumble thief grumble grumble
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Comfortably Dumb

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2017, 05:05:01 PM »
I'm way better at bio entries now than I used to be, apparently.

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boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2017, 04:51:31 PM »
BIOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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Riev

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2017, 05:05:15 PM »
BIOOOOOOOOOOOOO

YOU'RE NOT MY NIGHTTIME SUPERVISOR.


Coincidentally, haven't written a single bio on this character. Sorry
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boog

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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2017, 07:45:34 PM »
slacker
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Re: Bio Reminder!
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2017, 11:45:25 AM »
I did some catch-up yesterday and you should too!
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