What's the etiquette on editing character sheets? I'm keeping track of changes on my working copy, should I be doing the same for the official version? I also feel like I need to clarify certain points regarding notice-me-not, but it's gonna take a while for me to organize my thoughts into something coherent.
@VutavaIt's generally a good idea to edit your character sheet in the Character section when major changes are made to a character's appearance, abilities, or inventory. If there are things you want to go into more detail on or simply change a bit that is also fine.
You don't have to do it immediately however. As long as you get to changing the sheet eventually while the information is still relevant then it's fine.
Also I'll be posting shortly, I got tied up with making Christmas cards for my friends.
@Bright_OpsYes it is! I'm just being a slowpoke in getting my reply up. I look forward to seeing your character. If you have any questions, concerns, or confusion regarding the setting or what's happened so far please don't feel afraid to ask.
Worried is a young adult that is entering the prime of his life, through the bags under his eyes tell a story of a mind that is plagued by fears and concerns that others aren't. He is a tall but wiry man, standing at around 6'5 feet tall with fair skin and short blond-brown hair and blue (through often glassy) eyes. The outfits he wears tend to be simple things (basic t-shirts and loose fitting jeans with a belt) but he is almost never seen without some kind of vest or jacket on. As he has joked before, he seems to be naturally cold blooded and not really bothered by the rare warm days that come along.
During his waking hours, he is always seen to be wearing a pair of glasses that he requires to see the world in more then just blurs. He doesn't clean them as often as he really should, but he goes to great lengths to take care of them and not lose them. Whenever he is out and about in the outside world, he is almost always seen wearing a pair of worn work boots with steel caps protecting the toes.
Andrew Macdonald was born and lived most of his life in Australia. He was the youngest in the family, growing up with three older sisters and two loving parents. While everyone in the family noticed as he was growing up that Andrew was different, it wasn't until a bit later on in his life that a reason for his behavior was actually given; He was deemed to have aspergers, through he was high functioning. Unwilling to admit that there might have been something mentally wrong with their child, his parents simply treated him like any of their other children and while this caused friction at times, all in all they raised their son right.
They had been taking a long awaited vacation to visit the United Kingdom (Starting their holiday in England) when the Rendering began.
Worried... doesn't remember what happened during this period of time. At least, not properly. Between the efforts of the Equestrian Reformation Schools and his own minds desire to try and not think about such a chaotic and painful time of his life, the view times he tried to remember his life before waking up as Worried Mind all he could remember is a haze that made him feel sick to his stomach. While the fact that he could remember anything about the Rending at all worried the ponies running the Reformation School, Worried surprised them by requesting that he be allowed to keep the sickening fog of 'memory' that remained. His exact words were "I am happy to forget the details but... I did things. Horrible things in order to be here today. Forgetting those things and pretending they never happened... doesn't feel right."
Despite several attempts over the years to change his mind, the ponies that worked with Worried respected his desire to bare the weight of his guilt and instead worked to help him accept it and live with it in a healthy manner.
When he graduated from the Reform School, Worried Mind dived into researching the ruins of human technology. He never really had the mind for magic in either form, but there was something about non magical tech that clicked in his head and he desired to seek it out wherever he could.
However, looking through the ruins of human history and technology brought with it knowledge... strictly speaking, knowledge of nuclear weapons and the vast number of Polaris and Trident missiles that Britain had stockpiled around the nation before the Rending... and hadn't been dismantled in the days after the discovery of magic and the lead up to the Rending. In fact, with the destruction of the former human government and... well, most of the United Kingdom the exact locations of where these world ending weapons were was lost.
This knowledge keeps Worried Mind awake at night, pouring through whatever information that he can get that trickles into the settlements trying to pick out likely locations that these deadly weapons might be stored in order to track them down before something bad happens because of them. A decade without maintenance, abandoned to whatever conditions that their solos suffered... with creatures and people out there that might come across one and decide to try and use it for their own ends. Hell! Even if they were left alone and Celestia willing didn't malfunction and explode of their own, just the poisonous effect that they could have on their surroundings if they just started to leak...
◇Skills and Talents◇
Objective focused: Worried works best when he is given a list of tasks that need to be done. He will see that they are done and that they are done in the correct order without question unless he notices something that is truly ineffective and can be improved in some way.
Knack with Technology: Not everyone has a mind that can understand how various pieces of human technology works, but Worried seems to have a knack for understanding how the pieces are meant to fit together... almost like solving a puzzle.
Some knowledge of history: Unlike many humans currently alive (and most others from Equestria), Worried actually does have some knowledge about human history before the Rending. He seeks to learn more of it through.
Basic Firearm Training: While it doesn't happen often, sometimes Worried has to leave the relative safety of the few civilized places left for pony and human kind. Considering all the nasty things currently roaming the world, being able to operate a firearm is rather useful.
◇Relics, Spells, and Techniques◇
None. Worried Mind doesn't understand magic in the slightest and doesn't have the mind in order to really understand or use it. Honestly, he kind of hates how chaotic and senseless the rules behind it seem to be and would honestly rather live in a world where it doesn't exist.
Pony Made Clothing: Worried's clothing is pony made and is thus pretty well put together. Currently, he favors wearing a white t-shirt, a warm blue hooded jumper and a pair of loosely fitting dark blue jeans with a black belt. He also wears a pair of black (if somewhat worn) workboots with a steelcap in the toe area.
Backpack: A simple backpack, you never know when one will be useful.
Glasses: He wears glasses during all of his waking hours unless he is asleep or bathing. They are prescription glasses and he needs to visit an optometrist every few years in order to have them adjusted.
Equestrian made Rifle: The world is a dangerous place outside of the towns... and even in the towns when the Rendered launch a serious attack. Even if an Equestrian rifle would have been more at home in the early days of WW1, it's still useful for protecting oneself.
Character Sheet up, through I do have one question in mind.
Has Australia followed the route that Shadowrun did when magic returned to the world by being so consumed by magic that it's plagued by mana storms? 40,000 years of aboriginal practices, traditions and of course 'The Dream Time' really comes back with a vengeance once magic returns to the world.
@Bright_Ops It's really amusing that you're asking about Australia. Because I was just thinking about it. In this setting Australia didn't totally follow the route it did in Shadowrun with outright mana storms (as kickass as that would be). However it still got really fucked up and weird.
Australia got pounded by a lot of the weaponized rituals and doomsday machines that were targeted towards far more relevant nations during the Rended. Something about the lands of Australia make it a kind of magical magnet, pulling in things towards it from other lands...and even other realms.
As a result Australia became home to not only very dangerous Rended and the near nightmarish creatures from Australian/aboriginal legend, but also what amounts to eldritch horrors that got squeezed through the cracks in reality like peanut butter from a tube.
The Equestrians got one good look at Australia and basically went "NOPE" and sold it to the Dragons as soon as they felt they got all the surviving children out which they didn't as shown by Lycoris.
Even then the Dragons only bought up the place because they thought it was a good deal. While they're tough, stubborn, and capable enough to deal with some of the stuff they run into there it doesn't mean it's easy living.
One of my characters, Lycoris, is a non-reformed human from Australia. She managed to travel from there allllll the way to Europe in about a decade or so. The girl survived but can say first hand how utterly screwed up Australia became after magic was awakened within the land.
As for Worried-
He seems fine enough. Though I'm always a little apprehensive when players state their characters have aspergers or autism. I've seen it handled abysmally in the past and it just made things uncomfortable. However you seem to be a good writer and haven't made that his sole defining trait.