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 ====== Character Species ====== ====== Character Species ======
-Most people start with a name, but before you can choose a name you need to know what species or race your character is. Often a species or race will have defined naming conventions that you should conform to, unless you have a really good in character reason for deviating from them. The availability of species or races will depend on what universe your chosen simulation exists in. Most simulations do not allow for cross-fandom species, and some don't allow fan-written species or those found in non-canon sources. Make sure you know the simulation's rules about this! If you fail to follow the guidelines that simulation has set forth, it's likely you'll be rejected. Even if a simulation allows for fan-written species, it is best to speak with a game manager before applying with your made up species or race. You can do this through the simulation's contact page or their Internet Relay Chat channel, if they have one.+Most people start with a name, but before you can choose a name you need to know what species or race your character is. Often a species or race will have defined naming conventions that you should conform to, unless you have a really good in character reason for deviating from them. The availability of species or races will depend on what universe your chosen simulation exists in. Most simulations do not allow for cross-fandom species, and some don't allow fan-written species or those found in non-canon sources. Make sure you know the simulation's rules about this! If you fail to follow the guidelines that simulation has set forth, it's likely you'll be rejected. Even if a simulation allows for fan-written species, it is best to speak with a game manager before applying with your made-up species or race. You can do this through the simulation's contact page or their Internet Relay Chat channel, if they have one.
  
 ====== Naming Your Character ====== ====== Naming Your Character ======
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 Where have you been and what did you do there? That's essentially all the character history is, a summary of your character's past. Some simulations require massive amounts of detail here, while others are okay with a few paragraphs. The best way to determine what type of biography the simulation requires is to read the existing biographies as well as any posted guidelines about how that biography should be written. Within the determined guidelines, you may provide as little or as much detail as you wish, but be prepared to be asked to flesh that information out as your character grows. The profile in its entirety should be occasionally updated to reflect new changes and developments. Where have you been and what did you do there? That's essentially all the character history is, a summary of your character's past. Some simulations require massive amounts of detail here, while others are okay with a few paragraphs. The best way to determine what type of biography the simulation requires is to read the existing biographies as well as any posted guidelines about how that biography should be written. Within the determined guidelines, you may provide as little or as much detail as you wish, but be prepared to be asked to flesh that information out as your character grows. The profile in its entirety should be occasionally updated to reflect new changes and developments.
  
-The character history portion sometimes also includes a service history for military (or Starfleet) characters. The service history should //not// be filled out in paragraph form. Rather, it is formatted in a list. We've provided a sample for you, taken from Lieutenant Eneas Clio's biography on the [[Katana|Katana]].+The character history portion sometimes also includes a service history for military (or Starfleet) characters. The service history should //not// be filled out in paragraph form. Rather, it is formatted in a list. We've provided a sample for you, taken from Lieutenant Commander Eneas Clio's biography on the [[uss_hera|USS Hera]].
   * 2363 - 2367, Starfleet Academy, student   * 2363 - 2367, Starfleet Academy, student
   * 2367 - 2368, //USS Archimedes//, Intelligence Officer   * 2367 - 2368, //USS Archimedes//, Intelligence Officer
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   * 2387 - 2389, Starfleet Intelligence SERE camp   * 2387 - 2389, Starfleet Intelligence SERE camp
   * 2389 - 2392, //USS Banshee//, Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer   * 2389 - 2392, //USS Banshee//, Assistant Chief Intelligence Officer
 +  * 2393 - 2394, //USS Katana//, Chief Intelligence Officer
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 +====== You're Finished! ======
 +Congratulations, you've created a character! From here, any additional detail is up to you. As long as you remember to keep things "realistic within reason" you're well on your way to beginning your simming journey.
  
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