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Olloch

~~~THIS GUIDE IS UNFINISHED BUT DUE TO THE LIMIT ON PLAYERS BEING REMOVED IT IS NECESSARY TO POST NOW~~~


Greetings new hopefuls of Tarkov Forum RPG.

If you're reading this, great! You've taken the first step to creating a convincing, detailed, and well thought out character. Ill be updating this guide over time to help you create a strong roleplay character for the forum RPG.

 The legendary @Krymz_ won my contest and created a detailed character. Please consider filling out the form in great detail.

PLEASE NOTE: CHARACTERS WITH 1-2 WORD DESCRIPTIONS WILL BE DELETED.


Here is a brief walkthough of what we are looking for:

Spoiler

Character name
Nikolai 'Ragman' Popov

(Use a real, believable, and accurate name. Not xx420_Sniper_Killahxx)
Description

Nikolai was about 5'8 and 260lbs before everything went wrong. He has lost considerable amounts of weight since. He has very little hair on top of his head, his hair is brown. He sports a big bushy mustache. He is 55 years old though he no longer cares to keep track. Due to his weight loss mostly due to the lack of available food, his clothes no longer fit well. He often wears clothes a size or two too large for himself. Generally plain dressing, he likes Jewellery; Necklaces, rings, and watches in gold. 

(Physically, what would someone see if looking at him for the first time? Describe him as if you just saw him, or he was looking at himself in a mirror.)

His past

Nikolai earned the nickname Ragman at a very young age. Long before he started his first business he used to collect cans for recycling when he was old enough to walk. He moved to scrap metal when he was a teenager and by the time he graduated school he had saved enough money to start his own business. He opened his first pawn shop "Popov's Pawn" in downtown Tarkov. The business ran successfully enough.

As the years went on he did well enough to buy/open some other small businesses to support himself and his hobby. By 25 he had a pawnshop, a laundromat, and two food trucks. Nikolai was never a very good business owner. Always more interested in antiquities than making money. He found that he was more of a collector of strange things than a pawnbroker. This lead to poor business practices in the second half of his life. He did have some success with his personal life, meeting a beautiful woman. Tragically he ended up alone, though he did get married and have children, by the time our story begins his wife had died of heart disease and his son had moved out of the country.

(Get detailed! This is a great opportunity for you to stretch those Roleplay muscles. We want to achieve a character who feels compelling, real, and well fleshed out.)

How did he get to Tarkov?

Nikolai was born in Tarkov, and up until recent events thought he would die in Tarkov. It has always been his home. He has only ever traveled to neighboring areas.


(This is a good place to mention that things like "that's Classifed" are simply NOT okay to use on a form like this.)
Predilections
Nikolai is the type of person who would bend over to pick up a kopek off the ground. He loves odd things and is especially attracted to antiques and collectors items.

(Tell me about his insides, as description was used to tell us about his outside. Would he rush in and save a kitten from a burning building, Does he always like to haggle the prices, Or does he have a weird tick or some other mannerism?)

Friends
Nikolai has no friends but many many acquaintances. He is well known around his circles because he has lived all 55 years of his life in Tarkov.

(You can use other players here if you tailored your stories to entertwine. You can even use made up NPCs if you want.)

Wounds, and battles
Until the day everything turned on its head Nikolai had never really even been in more than a scuffle. Even after those events Nikolai closed up his shop and was content that he would be safe in his apartment upstairs.

Looters naturally broke in seeing the pawn shop as a prime target. Not expecting Nikolai with his MP413 Revolver. Being a collector of rare things Nikolai naturally had contacts in the black market. One of the looters was gunned down but the others managed to firebomb the shop and escape. With that Nikolais last ties to his old life were broken.

(Not everyone needs some great conflict or a thousand cuts. Its perfectly okay to be green.)
Aspirations
At 55 years old he has done everything he could possibly want to do. He has lived a fairly successful life. Only his recent run in with the looters have given him any purpose. He now only lives to punish these looters for burning down his shop, or more importantly, his apartment with his last memories of his deceased wife.

(Aspirations help in creating more detailed characters. Tell me what he hopes to accomplish, tell me about his passions, make the character feel real.
The greatest achievement that character did
Nikolai was a successful small buisness owner in Tarkov, Owning 4 small businesses at one point.

(Notice here that my greatest achievement isn't the most amazing thing in the world. THATS OK! We can't all be heroes, boys.)

(Wrote this up in a couple minutes to be an example of a character one might see. Not every character needs to be a 200lb 6'2 spec ops sniper with 400 confirmed kills.)



 




I will feature some cool characters here from time to time.


AlexeyTarkovich by @Colonel Twerkins A rich, detailed, and believable character.

Spoiler

Character name
AlexeyTarkovich
Description
At 5' 7", Alexey Tarkovich often uses his height to his advantage; considering that most opponents hit the 6' mark. With brown eyes, and short, dark brown hair, Alexey utilizes this average look to keep a low profile with various disguises. A quick and tough frame, coupled with keen senses and efficient movement, Alexey can be a sneaky son of a gun. He sports no tattoos but one-- a black scorpion that runs diagonally from his left side to the left side of his back. He has never been a drinker or heavy drug user, but he has been known to enjoy herbal enhancements back in the day. He can speak both English and Russian but prefers English. 
His past
L.A. is undefeated...you better know when to bow out gracefully or suffer. If you're born there, you will either live or die. Sometimes, in L.A., living and dying are the same. *Cue "To Live and Die in LA" - By Tupac* Alexey grew up on 97th & Normandie Ave (https://prnt.sc/i992gu) with his father, former Russian military, and his mother, a teacher in the war zone that is the LA school system. Alexey wasn't much of a student. Never feeling challenged, his intelligence was not something that could be quantified in any standardized test. Alexey never became a crip because he needed a father, family or camaraderie...he merely felt the best way to protect the lives of his friends and family at home was to act as a shield. After high school, Alexey's folks feared that he would die before 21. The alternative? The military. After 2 tours in Iraq, Alexey was approached by a friendly B.E.A.R. and recruited for what was supposed to be a routine Special Recon Op. Nothing was routine in Tarkov.
How did he get to Tarkov?
From an undisclosed airport in California, Alexey was black bagged onto a 12 hr flight into St Petersburg, where his team was moved to an equally undisclosed training facility. The B.E.A.R. are essentially ghosts. They can be disavowed at a moments notice and that's how they like it. Alexey kept to himself as much as possible until he could get a grip on what he was getting into. The RF was very traditional in their ideologies, and loyalty was the key to all information. But as long as they shelled out the money, Alexey was down for whatever. After training, they moved through Tarkov gathering intel and suppressing USEC at every turn. But then, the unthinkable happened...
Predilections
Alexey is a simple man. He lives his life by black and white standards. He can either be cooler than a polar bear's toenails or he can be a vengeful demon personified. Fiercely loyal, and often underestimated, Alexey is a very focused fighter specializing in Krav Maga with a focus on Jiu-Jitsu. Skilled in combat at any distance, he enjoys CQB. His weapon of choice? The Vityaz-SN. Alexey has survived this long because he always makes multiple contingencies for every situation. Alexey has never been married, but if he could choose, she'd have to be thicc like Ashley Graham, with the "around the way girl"-charm and street smarts of 90's Jada Pinkett. (http://bit.ly/2DVvaS0). 
Friends
Every one is Alexey's friend until they're not.
Wounds, and battles
Alexey has never been treated for his GSW, as he was pretty good with a needle. He received his first bullet wound in LA. As a member of the only Mafia Crip set on the west side, he sat nestled in the middle of all the rival sets. One night, at a Taco Bell on the corner of 98th & Century Alexey, was faded and looking to grub. At this particular corner, you could run into any set and he felt the heat from a .38 snub nose when an old enemy recognized him. During the Contract Wars, He and his squad made contact with a USEC team in the area at the Terminal. He attempted to push a squadmate out of harm's way and caught two hot ones from an M4, narrowly missing his heart and lungs. He wears them as a badge of honor.
Aspirations
Until this moment, Alexey never really thought about what he wanted out of life. He realized he'd spent so much time focused on others that he forgot about himself. Now, he just wants to make it out alive.

The greatest achievement that character did
Despite all his commendations, the only thing he wanted was to please his father. When he joined the military, his father was so emotionally pleased, but when he joined B.E.A.R. he felt a pride in himself.




 

 

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