Author Topic: An Idea to remember closured characters  (Read 1364 times)

Aduial

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An Idea to remember closured characters
« on: April 14, 2012, 06:31:04 PM »
I remember that some years ago there was a project, lead by DM Heretic if i am not mistaking, to create a sort of Hall of Fame for the closured characters.

I Dont know if this was allready proposed in the past, but i was just thinking that it can be cool to introduce items related to closured characters, the aim is not to create new strong items but more to have these items remember in some way the story of those characters, i was thinking an high lore check is in order, and it has not to be by force a weapon but  more simply a particular item that characterized the  closured character in some way.

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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 06:42:53 PM »
There would be an entire wing of the closured character museum dedicated to Seraphim's characters.

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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 07:55:25 PM »
I used to run items called "Legacy Weapons" In my second edition Pen and Paper  games. They would not be particularly powerful and they could range from a sword to a pocket watch, With a small innate ability. (Such as "Cure Minor Wounds" Once per day) That could be retrieved from the Dead PC's Body, this could be incorperated in Loot tables, the only thing I fear is the vast flood of these items; Because Ravenloft being a dark setting would obviously have lots of casualties. Perhaps have a small shop out of the way, instead of putting them in Loot tables, Make them Expensive, yet a fun reminder of our Old players.

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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 02:45:06 PM »
Players of Closed PCs could write biographies which could be made into IG books.  There is another thread  that discussed willingness on the part of the DM/Devs in adding books.

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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 05:21:29 AM »
Really legendary closured characters from what I've seen usually get a little legacy on the server, some mark. (A memorial, a grave, a faction house etc.)

It'd be a difficult decision which closured characters deserve a legacy in a form of a weapon / statue / NPC / whatever while not flooding the server with mostly unknown heroes leftovers, most players have no idea about.

The exciting question is more like : what makes a character legendary and worthy of a legacy?


EDIT: The legendary characters worthy to remember are still talked about. I bumped into several cases where I encountered old names, and had to talk with old characters to figure out what was going on. Then the legend lives on, carrying the story further in chatting.

« Last Edit: April 16, 2012, 05:23:35 AM by Winter83 »


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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 06:57:16 AM »
This would be an interesting OOC area.

Some information of the character and such. Of course, no information that can be abused! :)

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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 12:01:00 PM »
Maybe upon closure a PC can request to have a few of their items renamed and left for others to find.  These could be weapons, tools, or just simple roleplay items.  Maybe their significant other could 'find' their favorite hairclip lying on the dresser in ther inn room.  It would take a little extra work on the DM team's part, as well as the players since they would need to decide which items they would like left behind, and where.



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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 12:22:36 PM »
Maybe upon closure a PC can request to have a few of their items renamed and left for others to find.  These could be weapons, tools, or just simple roleplay items.  Maybe their significant other could 'find' their favorite hairclip lying on the dresser in ther inn room.  It would take a little extra work on the DM team's part, as well as the players since they would need to decide which items they would like left behind, and where.

I really like this idea.

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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 12:40:59 PM »
Maybe upon closure a PC can request to have a few of their items renamed and left for others to find.  These could be weapons, tools, or just simple roleplay items.  Maybe their significant other could 'find' their favorite hairclip lying on the dresser in ther inn room.  It would take a little extra work on the DM team's part, as well as the players since they would need to decide which items they would like left behind, and where.

I'll second this.  Both as a character soon to be closed, and one who's had close characters closed around her.
Adelaide D'Amore - Deceased.
Alexandra McRathe - (benched)
Evelyn Del'espoir - If you're not fighting to survive, why fight?
Katrina Blackwell - (benched)


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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 03:33:29 PM »
Quote from: Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 03:50:23 PM »
couldn't resist;


Epitaph to a Dog

Near this Spot
are deposited the Remains of one
who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferosity,
and all the virtues of Man without his Vices.

This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
if inscribed over human Ashes,
is but a just tribute to the Memory of
BOATSWAIN, a DOG,
who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
and died at Newstead Nov. 18, 1808.

When some proud Son of Man returns to Earth,
Unknown by Glory, but upheld by Birth,
The sculptor’s art exhausts the pomp of woe,
And storied urns record who rests below.
When all is done, upon the Tomb is seen,
Not what he was, but what he should have been.
But the poor Dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
Whose honest heart is still his Master’s own,
Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
Unhonoured falls, unnoticed all his worth,
Denied in heaven the Soul he held on earth –
While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.

Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
Debased by slavery, or corrupt by power –
Who knows thee well must quit thee with disgust,
Degraded mass of animated dust!
Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
Thy tongue hypocrisy, thy heart deceit!
By nature vile, ennobled but by name,
Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
Ye, who perchance behold this simple urn,
Pass on – it honors none you wish to mourn.
To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise;
I never knew but one – and here he lies

-Lord Byron*


*The opening lines, long thought to have been written by Byron, were found to have been written by his friend John Hobhouse.


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Re: An Idea to remember closured characters
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012, 01:26:25 PM »
couldn't resist;


Epitaph to a Dog

Near this Spot
are deposited the Remains of one
who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferosity,
and all the virtues of Man without his Vices.

This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
if inscribed over human Ashes,
is but a just tribute to the Memory of
BOATSWAIN, a DOG,
who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
and died at Newstead Nov. 18, 1808.

When some proud Son of Man returns to Earth,
Unknown by Glory, but upheld by Birth,
The sculptor’s art exhausts the pomp of woe,
And storied urns record who rests below.
When all is done, upon the Tomb is seen,
Not what he was, but what he should have been.
But the poor Dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
Whose honest heart is still his Master’s own,
Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
Unhonoured falls, unnoticed all his worth,
Denied in heaven the Soul he held on earth –
While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.

Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
Debased by slavery, or corrupt by power –
Who knows thee well must quit thee with disgust,
Degraded mass of animated dust!
Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
Thy tongue hypocrisy, thy heart deceit!
By nature vile, ennobled but by name,
Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
Ye, who perchance behold this simple urn,
Pass on – it honors none you wish to mourn.
To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise;
I never knew but one – and here he lies

-Lord Byron*


*The opening lines, long thought to have been written by Byron, were found to have been written by his friend John Hobhouse.


Oh  my gosh ...  that is  one of the sweetest things I ever read.  :)