Friday, April 25, 2014

Warrior Princess, Centaur, or Greek Goddess - Character Creation

I have fun dressing up and playing around with online "paper" dolls. Don't judge me! But, despite this rather childish use of my time, I do find the "games" a great way to play around with characterization. And, who doesn't need at least some help with the process of creating, visualizing, and living a character you are trying to write? I know I do.

Anyways, here's a fun one with my warrior princess creation: scary, strong, don't-mess-with-me attitude, a cool gown, some light armor, and a golden sword. What could be better?

There are two fun centaur creators: this one allows multiple animal "taur" creations and this one allows you to create your own Fantasia-type centaurs, both male and female.

Here is a multiple source goddess creator - combine attributes from all different goddesses from many different parts of the world. Pretty fun to play around with and educational.

This is one of my absolute favorites. A semi-historical paper doll for creating ancient Greek and Roman-type dresses. If particular in your decision-making, you can pull off a pretty "authentic" look. Perfect for the goddess, noblewoman, or patrician-class woman in all of us.

And, to go with your creations, a few name generators.

1. God & Goddess or Modern God - random creator of name and area

2. God and Goddess - creator of name and area, based on your current name

3. Pantheon Creator - many at once, randomized

4. Greek Name based on yours or randomized Greek Name - a bit modernized with a first and last name, but good suggestions

How do you all go about creating a character?