To create a character, type their name into the "New Character" box in the sidebar and click the button. The template will be there for you. However, make sure you're a member of this wiki first. Click the "Join this Wiki" link at the top right. The password can be found in the #origins-ooc chat topic. Once that's all handled, you're good to go! Feel free to use the site as a sandbox.
For information on how your character is approved, and what sort of stuff you need to include, check out the Character Approval Guide. It gives a thorough rundown of what needs to be included and the general sort of stuff GMs are looking for in a new character.
A few additional notes:
All characters must be original: Pretty straightforward. Unless you're Clef, don't make Dr. Clef or any wacky ex-GOC perverts who blow things up. Don't play a humanoid SCP unless you wrote it (and even if you did, you are encouraged to play someone else). Porting a character from another RP is not allowed.
Know the setting: This takes place in 1958 (as it will note further down the date is present time but 59 years in the past), in a predominantly American facility in Italy. The two recent wars have created a large, restless population of veterans and other military personnel. The Cold War is brewing a massive international intelligence community. Any characters from behind the Iron Curtain would likely be defectors, and there aren't many of those. Also, do note that all new characters are at least somewhat aware of the anomalous - everyone is briefed on the general nature of the world and the Foundation prior to joining up.
Anomalous Characters: Anomalous character creation rules can be found in the Game Mechanics page. Be aware though, that since the Foundation is in the business of containing anomalies and would deeply prefer them to be contained instead of walking free (even under the employment of the Foundation) there is a cap for the number of anomalous characters that can be in play at one time. This cap is generally a 1/4 ratio of anomalous to non-anomalous, but can change and it is ultimately held up to GM discretion for when the cap has been reached. Please check with a GM before you start writing an anomalous character and do note that we do not allow players who are first joining to write an anomalous character as their first character. First-time players, please make a non-anomalous character, and get them through the hardapproval stage before trying to write an anomalous one, otherwise the anomalous character will not be approved.
Show, don't tell: It's one thing to say that Jimmy loves animals, it's another to say he used to volunteer for the Humane Society. It's one thing to say that Anna is fun to be around, it's another to say that she's the type to organize little skits for her friends in her spare time. A person is best defined by the actions they take, so when thinking of ways to describe your character, describe their actions.
Fun stuff: Get creative! Character photos, drawings, soundtracks, favorite recipes, diary entries, all that good stuff lets us get to know your character better. Putting a general description of your character's habits and personality isn't a bad idea either, especially if you're a stickler for continuity.
Import Characters: Sadly, Origins is not accepting import characters at this time. You may create new characters heavily based on old ones, but you may not copy an old character's history and personality down to a "T". In addition, old character histories do not apply in Origins. It must be an original creation.
Please check with a GM before adding to this list.
Active Character ListPlease use the formatting given on this table and keep the list alphabetical going by first names. To link a character, please use [[[character:Character Name]]] as syntax.
|Ade Heathfield||Aiden Eldritch||Superstitious Cryptographer||Soft|
|Ailana Venetia||dragonwielder||Concealment specialist||Soft|
|Dr. Alice Szeto||Sax||Pharmacologist||Hard|
|Amelie Zelinka||Nemi||Medical Assistant||Hard|
|Carson Baroque||dragonwielder||Combat Medic||Hard|
|Charles Esposito||Don1Charles||Field Agent/Data collector||Hard|
|Chistoff Renkov||SpookyBee||Wasteland Scrapmaster||Hard|
|Cyrus Black||Justin_D||Security Operation Agent||Soft|
|Dana Cain||Talonair||General Recovery Agent||Hard|
|Elliot Wilson||Wixelt||Dream Scientist||Hard|
|Ethel Grindsler*||SpookyBee||Lazybones Spy||Hard|
|Evan Walker||Fae||Thaumatologist Logician||Hard|
|Franklin Brooks||DSJ||Sniper and Survivalist||Soft|
|Fiere Mekonap||Klurg||Field Security||Hard|
|Forrest Green||Sax||Field Medic||Hard|
|Dr. Giles Mathys||Nioki||Forensic Pathologist||Hard|
|Gwen Bowman||Talonair||Combat Engineer||Hard|
|Hans Emmerich||Aphex_||German Veteran||Hard|
|Dr. Hazel Filbert||Smaugnolia||Site Dentist||Hard|
|Jean d'Épinay||Lazar||Field Engineer||Hard|
|Jill Carter||Cherry||Combat Medic||Hard|
|"Johnny" Zhou Jing Wei||Orionbasher||Systems Engineer||Hard|
|Jo Ikuto||madness_||Asian Occult Specialist||Hard|
|Juliet Munday*||Fae||Magic Librarian||Soft|
|Karin Landvik*||TheSpookanist||Researcher and Enforcer||Soft|
|Lacey Sturbanks||Prior||General Agent||Hard|
|Loche Werner||Knyght||Ex Waffen-SS Medical Officer||Hard|
|Markus Ackermann*||Balthazaar||Occultist soldier||Hard|
|Massimiliano Merzallo Crocetti*||Hankolijo||Mafia gunner/Blood expert||Soft|
|Murata Izumi||Alivi||Traditional Doctor||Hard|
|Natascha Zhuravylova||DiePotato||Partisan Sniper||Hard|
|Nesmah Tantawi||TheSpookanist||Former Rebel Commando||Hard|
|Nikolai Niko Volkov||BobaFettuccine||Soldier||Soft|
|Osvald Stanek||Aphex_||General Surgeon||Soft|
|Rolf Vogel*||Soulless||Broken, Amnesiac Interrogator||Hard|
|Ryan Taklor||Chicken||Security Agent||Soft|
|Sabina Rus||Balthazaar||Cursed Agent||Hard|
|Samuel Walker||Wogglebug||Containment Specialist||Hard|
|Sutton 'Sue' Donnim||Kade||Visual Deception/Misinformation Specialist/Artist||Hard|
|Xiu Zhuanmei||Soulless||Transfer From The Courts||Hard|
Note: An asterisk in the Name column denotes that the character is anomalous.
Inactive Characters List
GMs move characters here if they've been inactive for a week (roughly) when checked. There is no penalty to being moved here, and if the character is played, all you need to do to return them to the Active list is ask a GM. Depending on when they were last used, some characters may need to be reviewed.
Characters which have been removed from the RP through means other than death, generally due to the player not wanting to play them anymore, or for the sake of completing their character arc. Retirement is permanent. Do not move your character here unless you plan on never playing them again.
Characters in the RP which died, either due to the events of an event or run, or as part of their character arc.