Character Journals: Layout Guidelines

Character journals, spellcards and sample apps are posted here.

Character Journals: Layout Guidelines

Postby Touhou RP » 10 Aug 2010 02:52

The basic layout of the journals will be detailed here. You are free to change things how you like, but please keep to the basic outline to make them easy for everyone to read and follow.

You can see a full sample of a character journal here: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=1890

--------------------------

This will be the header for your character, including the name of your character, the type of the character, and the name of the character’s main if it is an alternate or secondary character. Revealing the name of your main is not necessary.

Character Name
Character Type (Main Character, Alternate Character, Secondary Alternate)
Character Power and Abilities

Code: Select all
 [size=145][b]Character Name[/b][/size]
[i]Character Type (Main Character, Alternate Character, Secondary Alternate) - Main (if applicable)[/i]
Character Power and Abilities


You are free to add other things into this section, like a brief description of goals and history for your character or other miscellaneous information that doesn't quite fit any other sections. Not only is it interesting for other people to read, but it also assists anyone who may play the character in the future with figuring out the reasons you chose to have your character act in the way she did. Please try to avoid anything overly long in this section.
Touhou: PoIR Administrator
User avatar
Touhou RP
Site Admin
 

Re: Character Journals: Layout Sample

Postby Touhou RP » 10 Aug 2010 02:53

This will be the index page, linking to threads your character will be discussing in her journal in chronological order. Please keep in mind that every thread you link here should have a corresponding journal entry in the proper order.

Index

  • [url=examplelink]Thread Name 1[/url]
  • [url=example link]Thread Name 2[/url]
  • [url=example link]Thread Name 3[/url]
  • [url=example link]Thread Name 4[/url]

Code: Select all
 [size=135]Index[/size]

[list][*][url=examplelink]Thread Name 1[/url]
[*][url=example link]Thread Name 2[/url]
[*][url=example link]Thread Name 3[/url]
[*][url=example link]Thread Name 4[/url][/list]
Touhou: PoIR Administrator
User avatar
Touhou RP
Site Admin
 

Re: Character Journals: Layout Sample

Postby Touhou RP » 10 Aug 2010 02:54

This will be the relationships page. Just list people your character has met, and her thoughts on them. This doesn’t need to be incredibly detailed unless you want it to be, and feel free to include characters she has met even if the details of the meeting will not be in the journal itself. This means including characters from before the start of your journal is not only an option, but heavily encouraged.

Relationships
  • Name 1 -- Description 1
  • Name 2 -- Description 2
  • Name 3 -- Description 3
  • Name 4 -- Description 4

Code: Select all
 [size=135]Relationships[/size]
[list][*][list][*][b]Name 1[/b] -- Description 1
[*][b]Name 2[/b] -- Description 2
[*][b]Name 3[/b] -- Description 3
[*][b]Name 4[/b] -- Description 4[/list]
Touhou: PoIR Administrator
User avatar
Touhou RP
Site Admin
 

Re: Character Journals: Layout Sample

Postby Touhou RP » 10 Aug 2010 02:56

Every page after this will be for the character’s journal entries. This part is much more flexible then the other pages, and you may feel free to deviate from the style as much as you like. The only requirement is that you preface the entry with a link to the thread it took place in.

[url=examplelink]Thread Name[/url]

Code: Select all
 [size=135][url=examplelink]Thread Name[/url][/size]


After prefacing it with the link, you are free to describe the interaction in any way you please – it’s preferred that you make the journal entry in character and include a basic description of what happened, but whatever else is entirely up to you.

Thank you, and happy journaling!
Touhou: PoIR Administrator
User avatar
Touhou RP
Site Admin
 


Return to Character Library

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron