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Journal Entry: Fri Sep 17, 2010, 11:25 AM
CHARACTER CREATION GAME
(Scroll down to HOW TO PLAY if you want to know the gist of it)

[Update: Look for the :new: to find updated information]



STORY INFO

Title:

(yeah random title stfu. LOGO MADE BY tofumi)

Setting:
Some sort of futuristic fantasy Victorian. Yeah have fun with that. Imagine glowing neon + Victorian. Futuristic carriages lead by mechanical horses. It may not be convenient, but it is fashionable. There are big (and some small) biomechanical monsters that roam around too that you may want to avoid.

Theme:
Characters defined and inspired by the Major Arcana (tarot cards). We’ll keep it simple and basic, so don’t worry too much.

Brief Story Overview:
Imagine a distant world known only as Tarot (super creative, right?). It’s more alike to our world than it is different. It’s populated by humans, even if they may not look the part all of the time. Powered by an unlimited and powerful energy known as Oracle, the saturation of machines that fill the world are glowing with life from it.

But where is Oracle found? Inside every human that populated Tarot. So anything you want to run will feed from you, although it takes such a small amount that people hardly even notice. Some machines require more Oracle to function properly, but normal people generally don’t have any reason to be using those anyways.

So if there are normal people, there must be abnormal people too, right? Right. These people are called Arcana; people born with far more Oracle than others. Arcana have often been people of power throughout the history of Tarot; leaders, dictators, etc. It’s hard to control whether people decide to use their “powers” for good or evil, aint it? But at least there are signs that show up to know the people you should look out for.

How to Tell an Arcana From a Normal Human for Dummies:
:bulletwhite: If they don’t know how to control their Oracle and keep it calm, machines are known to come to life around them at often 100x the normal power.
:bulletwhite: Their eyes glow when they are actively using their Oracle.
:bulletwhite: WEIRD SHIT MAY HAPPEN AROUND THEM.
:new: With the amount of Oracle they store in their bodies, they have the ability to temporarily "fuse" with machines (usually for weapon purposes), combining and connecting the machine with themselves and usually making it WAY MORE DECKED OUT AND OSM. How long they can fuse and how powerful the weapon/they become depends on the Arcana and how much practice they've had with it. The machine they fuse with is usually unable to operate normally/correctly after a fusion, though. Fusing with a machine that's way too powerful/big can be dangerous or futile to even try for an Arcana.
:new: Whatever they kill, they can take the Oracle from. So if you're not so friendly, killing a bunch of normal humans can get you some more power (since it's such a small amount per human), or just one other Arcana...


Anywho, where were we. Oh right, Arcana.

In the present, Arcana are still people of power. Depending on where you are in the world depends on how good or bad you have it. But there are many Arcana who don’t take such public roles as well; some use their power to help people, others are not so nice. Some try to keep their powers as hidden as possible, and some aren’t even aware they’re an Arcana.

Arcana can focus their Oracle to use it as a type of “magic.” It’s different from Arcana to Arcana. How they use it usually defines what kind of Arcana there are (there are 22 different kinds, some rarer than others).

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BASIC INFO

Arcana for Dummies:

0. The Fool - (Rare)
1. The Magician
2. The High Priestess
3. The Empress
4. The Emperor
5. The Hierophant
6. The Lovers - (Always stronger in pairs)
7. The Chariot
8. Strength
9. The Hermit
10. Wheel of Fortune - (Rare)
11. Justice
12. The Hanged Man
13. Death
14. Temperance
15. The Devil
16. The Tower
17. The Star
18. The Moon
19. The Sun
20. Judgement - (Rare)
21. The World - (Rare)

How you go about how your character’s Oracle/Magic works for them is UP TO YOU. Just make sure it fits with the theme/meaning of your card. If you can’t think of a power, get creative! And if you overpower your character, than uh, well everyone will just ignore you anyways so whatebuh. Try to keep it simple so it isn't too confusing, and you can always expand on it later as your character ~*DEVELOPS*~


Main Continent
Etteila
(comprised of four “districts”)

DISTRICTS

Coin District:  A very wealthy place, lead by an Emperor (“Queen” Jenesis). Affording to live here is a difficult thing, but if you want to live in the lap of luxury this is your place. There are high taxes that have only been getting higher lately, pushing more and more residents out of the region. Jenesis is known to be spoiled and to favor women, but generally is well-liked by the people she rules. The Coin District is at the west of the continent.

Wand District: The most technologically advanced of the four districts, it also has a sort of mystic quality; structures floating and moving seemingly on their own throughout the day and night. Governed by a Hierophant (“Hierophant Lothario”), it is full of intellectuals and people wishing to see the true power and all the possibilities of Oracle. Lothario is known to be a fair ruler, although he has shown distaste for the other three districts. The Wand District is located to the north of the continent.

Cup District: The poorest and smallest of the four districts, it surprisingly has the largest population of people from it. Looked after by a pair of The Lovers (Duke Ofeer and Dutchess Amata), the people here are known to be happy and carefree. Many adventurers come from this district, and many of the people feel a strong loyalty to the Duke and Dutchess. The Cup District is stationed to the east of the continent.

Sword District: Most known for their hostility and powerful military, the Sword District is survival of the fittest. It’s difficult to get both in and out of the district, thanks to the harsh security regulations pushed upon by their leader, a Tower (Prince Cato). It’s a highly regulated and harsh place to be, and most everyone is enlisted as part of the Sword District’s military if they meet the requirements. They have a high sense of justice and honor, but people outside of the district usually find their judgment to be rather “off.” Prince Cato isn’t one to show mercy, and the death penalty is common even for small offenses. While their military is strong, they haven’t shown any signs of wanting to invade any of the other territories... The Sword District is located to the south of the continent.


In the center of the continent is a giant “mixing” city not governed by any district in particular. The city is named Court. Depending on which part of the city you’re in, it draws influence from the District closest to it, but is not controlled by any of the leaders of the neighboring districts. The city is watched over by a World (no one knows their name or has even ever seen them, as they always send out representatives to speak for them whenever necessary). Anyone and everyone is welcome to Court.

:new:
APPEARANCE RULES

Now remember, everyone is HUMAN here. However, through the use of technology over the years, it's been possible to biomechanically enhance the appearance. This can range from mechanical limbs to mechanical other "features" (horns, "animal" ears, wings, etc). Enhancements can both help and hinder your character, so try not to go too overboard with it.

So your character could LOOK like a demon, but they can't be one, okay? LOL.


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HOW TO PLAY

Want to make a character for this random world? Okay! But you have to play the “game.”

The game is a Character Generator game. Basically, you choose a number 1-101 and I generate you some few keywords and a quote to build your character around from 101 Quick NPC Personalities. This is the only part of your character you HAVE to have generated, but if you want to make it even more of a challenge, then I can generate other parts of your character for you as well using a random number generator.

You have TWO chances. If you’re not feeling the first thing I generate for you, you can request for a REROLL. I’ll generate one more for you. You HAVE to choose either the first one or the second one, ‘cause I won’t regenerate again.

I don’t care if you draw your character or anything. You don’t even have to write a full bio. But if you DO, please link me whatever you do that shows your character and what you’ve made. If you do, I’ll put you on a list of all the characters people have made.


Still want to play? Cool! Then all you have to do is fill this out:

FILL THIS SHIT OUT

Number: (Choose a number 1-101)
Arcana: (You can either choose the card for youself, or you can have me generate you one. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GENERATE TO PREVENT TOO MANY OF THE SAME CARD, THOUGH).

When you’re done, post it in a COMMENT IN THIS JOURNAL. I’ll respond to it with what I pulled up for you. No you don’t get to generate it yourself because then you may cheat, sorry.

If you like what is generated, be sure to tell me. If you don't and want a reroll, respond to my response saying "REROLL" with a new number.

You don’t HAVE to be an Arcana, but I imagine most people will want to. You can be a normal human if you want to. If so, just put “None” where you would put the card or a number for the Arcana section.

THERE CAN BE MORE THAN ONE ARCANA, if you can’t already tell. Don’t throw a bitchfit if other people want your Arcana too.

If you want me to generate anything else, tell me what you want and I’ll see if I can work it out with you (such as what district your character is from or gender or whatever else you have in mind). If it’s too weird or too much then I may tell you to go figure it out yourself though LOL (like WHAT’S MY HAIR COLOR, EYE COLOR, BODY TYPE, ETC).

:new:
Just remember, this is supposed to be challenging. You may not like what you generate, but who knows? You may end up making a character you really like, or at least can have a new experience with if it's out of your norm!
Remember, the words the personality generator pull up do not have to be the ONLY defining traits to your character. You can add more and get creative with it, they're just guidelines to follow.

:new:
There's now a character sheet if you want to fill one out.


SO IN CONCLUSION...

This is supposed to be FUN AND CHALLENGING. It’s NOT for a dA group (although if it gets popular enough I may make one just to keep things organized, but I doubt it’ll get that popular LULZ). You can RP and shit though, and if you want to I suggest you link to ways you want to RP (Formspring, MSN, etc) on wherever you upload your character information (deviation/journal).

Also, CHANGES IN THE STORY/PLOT MAY HAPPEN. Like, through the course of time. Because when shit stays stable too long it gets boring, so don’t be surprised if shit hits the fan in the story. But shit is vague right now because I want everyone to be creative and flesh out the world even more. YOU KNOW IF ANYONE IS EVEN INTERESTED IN THIS HURHUR.

P.S. Make cool weapons for your character. INTERESTING ONES COME ON BE CREATIVE (IS IT OBVIOUS I LIKE INTERESTING WEAPONS).


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:iconinnocentsorow:
InnocentSorow Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
i'll give it a shot.
number: 25
arcana: generate please
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:iconsonia-road:
Sonia-Road Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll bite.
Number: 3
Arcana: Generate plz!
:D
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:iconharasi:
harasi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
numbuh: 55
arcana: generate plz







ur a genious soul resa
deviantART muro drawingComment Drawing
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:iconkeldryc:
Keldryc Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Sounds fun! ^_^ I would love to give it a try. I should have some free time soon I can spend on this! =)

Rolling: 52
Arcana: Generate~!
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:iconslately:
Slately Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Number: 4
Arcana: Generate please~
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
4 Violent : Sadistic. Bald.
motto : Throw pearls before swine.
Arcana: The Tower
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:iconthesealedvoid:
TheSealedVoid Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Number: 68
Arcana: Generate
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
68 Uncivilized : Crude. Ponderous.
motto : Don't cut corners.
Arcana: The Fool
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:iconcris-gee:
Cris-Gee Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
;V; I finally just got done reading that wall o' text ma'am. |D
ewe How many chara's are we allowed again?

Number: 44
Arcana: Generate 8D
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Only one for now. QUQ

44 Uncivilized : Graceless. Innocent.
motto : Accidents will happen.
Arcana: Wheel of Fortune
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:icontesura:
Tesura Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Number: 15
Arcana: Generate away !
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
15 Moody : Morose. Barbaric.
motto : The best things in life are free.
Arcana: Death
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:iconprincehyuuga:
PrinceHyuuga Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Number: 78
Arcana: Generate one please <3
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
78 Courage : Obsequious. Sweet tooth.
motto : Speak ill of the dead.
Arcana: The Devil
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:iconzue:
Zue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
LOL now I'm curious too XDDD Although I have no idea how am I to play this OTL j-just generate and create a character, is it? @@;;

Number: 33 (cuz repeating numbers are cool 83b)
Arcana: Generate
...And generate District too, I guess XP Might as well make everything random 8D;;;
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
33 Optimistic : Diplomatic. Frowns all the time.
motto : Become judge and jury without hearing the evidence.
Arcana: The Hermit
District: Sword District

Sorry for taking so long. QAQ And yep, just generate a chara!
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:iconzue:
Zue Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nah it's ok~ 83bb :heart:

ROFL~~~ optimistic and yet frowns all the time? So opposites~ :rofl: the HERMIT + motto + sword district?! Sounds perfect~ :plotting:
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:iconsageofmagic:
SageOfMagic Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I'm curious so...
Number: 62
Arcana: Generate
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
62 Violent : Sadistic. Wastrel.
motto : Confuse mere inconveniences with real problems.
Arcana: Justice
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:iconashhyren:
ashhyren Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Number: 13
Arcana: Generate please
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
13 Careless : Absent-minded. Has startlingly yellow eyes..
motto : A bad penny always turns up.
Arcana: Temperance
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:iconsahira-maundrell:
Sahira-Maundrell Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Is there any set color for Oracle?
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Nope, whatever you want it to be I guess. C:
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:iconhypnochibi:
hypnochibi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
number: 16
arcana: please generate?
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
16 Arrogant : Proud. Gets peoples' names wrong.
motto : Always do a good job because you want to, not because you have to.
Arcana: The Chariot
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:iconkaitorei:
Kaitorei Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This sounds like a lot of fun! OvO

Number: 27
Arcana: Generate please c:
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
27 Arrogant : Proud. Prudish.
motto : Throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Arcana: The Hanged Man

LOL DAMN THAT QUOTE
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:iconkaitorei:
Kaitorei Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG LOL

So not going for a re-roll xDDD
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:icontyrianrogue:
TyrianRogue Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Number: 69
Arcana: Eh y'know what.... generate it if you don't mind~ (my RNG gave me Fool, soo... I'm curious what yours'll give)
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
69 Courage : Craven. Sickly.
motto : Never break a promise.
Arcana: The Hierophant
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:icontyrianrogue:
TyrianRogue Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
hmm... Reroll~?

Number: 96
Arcana: Generate please~
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:iconcindre:
cindre Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend made me want to do this too~~ lD

Number: 3
Arcana: generate, please c:
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
3 Optimistic : Foolhardy. Narrow-minded.
motto : Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Arcana: The Devil
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:iconcindre:
cindre Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohoho awesome~ Thank you :dummy:
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:icondawndove:
DawnDove Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Number: 88
Arcana: The Empress~

Oh man, I'm excited..... :iconexcitedlaplz:
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
88 Pessimistic : Sarcastic. Barbaric.
motto : Double check travel arrangements.
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:icongakido:
Gakido Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Number: 87 and 39
Arcana: The Tower
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:icongakido:
Gakido Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Number: 87 and 39
Arcana: The Tower
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
87 Naïve : Truthful. Forgiving.
motto : One swallow does not make a summer.

39 Opinionated : Biased. Cautious.
motto : See how love looks through other people's eyes.
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:icontoastsamurai:
ToastSamurai Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this sound really cool I might give it a try : >

Number: 99
Arcana: Generate please : )
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
99 Careless : Insensitive. Miserly.
motto : Never break a promise.
Arcana: The Magician
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:icontoastsamurai:
ToastSamurai Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you : )
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:iconowl-shadow:
Owl-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Number: 42
Arcana: GENERATE PLEASE I LOVE SURPRISES

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hello yes i am ~just~ doing this /helps flood ur inbox :heart:
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
OWWRRUUUU

42 Exacting : Driven. Mousy.
motto : Try to do what you want instead of what you should.
Arcana: The Emperor
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:iconpookiefx:
pookiefx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I will take a look at this much much later!

Number: 36!
Arcana Generate!
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
36 Greedy : Covetous. Yawns a lot.
motto : You owe the world not the other way around.
Arcana: Judgment
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:iconpookiefx:
pookiefx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
:D I gots Judgement. Very cool I already have an image of what my character is going to look like!
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:iconkoxian:
Koxian Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Sounds interesting.

Number: 27
Arcana: Generate
District: Generate
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:iconresake:
resake Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
27 Arrogant : Haughty. Perfectionist.
motto : Always read between the lines.
Arcana: Strength
District: Coin District
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:iconsyusaki:
syusaki Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks interesting. C:

Number: 49
Arcana: generator plz?
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