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Online SweetSerenadeTopic starter

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #100 on: December 08, 2014, 09:49:27 PM »
I apologize, creation of the details for the Wiki is on a slight hold. I have been very ill today. But I will be doing what I can to catch up on everything I can. >.< Ifyou have any questions please feel free to ask.

Offline Caela

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #101 on: December 08, 2014, 09:51:28 PM »
One should never feel the need to apologize for being sick.

Hope it's just a passing thing and quickly gone.

Online Angiejuusan

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #102 on: December 08, 2014, 09:59:02 PM »
I apologize, creation of the details for the Wiki is on a slight hold. I have been very ill today. But I will be doing what I can to catch up on everything I can. >.< Ifyou have any questions please feel free to ask.

It's all good, my mom's got shingles right now and I need to do a lot of stuff around the house. Take the time you need.

Offline Chrystal

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #103 on: December 09, 2014, 07:04:14 AM »
I always say, if there is a delay in setting up a group game, it's actually a good thing! If players want a quick start, and don't want to wait around for things to be set up properly, they are almost guaranteed to drop out of the game. A player who is patient and willing to wait for the game to get going is far more likely to be in it for the long haul once it does!

So, yes, if this takes until after the holidays to get set up, to me that is actually a good thing!

Online Angiejuusan

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #104 on: December 09, 2014, 12:19:16 PM »
I am very, very itchy to make my characters, but I'm fine, I'm cool.

Speaking of, any preference on what style of images we should use for our characters? Fantasy art seems appropriate...

Online SweetSerenadeTopic starter

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #105 on: December 09, 2014, 12:25:12 PM »
I actually prefer playbys, since it is very hard to find free images of Pernese dragons. Because we are ONLY using Pernese dragons in this game. I would prefer play bys, mostly because most of Pern looks pretty human. Minus the creatures that are not human.

As a side note, traits that are considered rarer on Pern.

Blond Hair/Blue Eyes
Blond Hair/Green Eyes
Blond Hair/Any eyes.

Blonds are rare, but they are not uncommon.

Red Heads with Green or Blue eyes
Red Heads with brown eyes are a little more common.

Red Heads in general are not very common.

Dark hair, and eyes is the most common trait. Most people are nicely tanned, but some are of a darker variety. There are some of what we would call 'african americans' on Pern, but they are not very common in the North - more so in the South.

On another note, Heterochromia is not unknown, but still uncommon.

Offline Chrystal

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #106 on: December 09, 2014, 01:02:14 PM »
That said, the lilcamps are redheads! So Clariol Lilcamp is going to be a redhead!

Online Angiejuusan

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #107 on: December 09, 2014, 01:04:27 PM »
Because redheads are sexy.

Offline Elzith

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #108 on: December 09, 2014, 02:24:18 PM »
Hey, is there any room still? If there is, I'd love to put myself forward as interested :) Just wanting to check before I pitch a character and whatnot.

Online SweetSerenadeTopic starter

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #109 on: December 09, 2014, 02:26:29 PM »
Hey, is there any room still? If there is, I'd love to put myself forward as interested :) Just wanting to check before I pitch a character and whatnot.

We definitely still have room. I am still working on allt he info and stuff. Game will probably start witht he new year... XD Since the Holidays are coming and people will be busy. I have to get all the infor writen, up and people still have to fill out profiles when it is available... XD

Offline Elzith

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #110 on: December 09, 2014, 06:07:50 PM »
We definitely still have room. I am still working on allt he info and stuff. Game will probably start witht he new year... XD Since the Holidays are coming and people will be busy. I have to get all the infor writen, up and people still have to fill out profiles when it is available... XD

Okay, great! Count me in then please :)


Offline Chrystal

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #112 on: December 10, 2014, 04:35:34 AM »
I think it worth pointing out that the cover art of Anne McCaffrey's books is commissioned and approved by the publisher and not necessarily by the author. (This is true of all books, I believe).

The dragons depicted on the covers of the books vary in appearance considerably, and none of them actually match the descriptions given in the text.

Art work for dragons is varied and open to wide interpretation, which is, I think, why Sweet has requested people to use "face claims" or "play bys" for the human characters and not use fantasy artwork.

Please correct me if I'm wrong on this.

So (unless I'm totally misinterpreting the GM's request here), please would people use photographs of celebrities for their character images?

Online Verasaille

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #113 on: December 10, 2014, 04:47:26 AM »
so I have no idea what a 'play by' is.

I know the artwork is generally differing from artist to artist. Human faces are fine. Celebrities and models are great.

Offline Chrystal

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #114 on: December 10, 2014, 05:04:44 AM »
"Play by" as in: Leroy Jethro Gibbs is played by Mark Hammond, Penelope Garcia is played by Kirsten Vangsness, etc...

Offline Caela

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #115 on: December 10, 2014, 05:41:42 AM »
Just an aside....Penelope Garcia is one of my favorite characters on TV!

Getting that out of my system (lol) I just wanted to put out there that my faceclaim/play by for the rider I'm working on is Jamie Alexander. :)

Offline Chrystal

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #116 on: December 10, 2014, 06:26:26 AM »
Just an aside....Penelope Garcia is one of my favorite characters on TV!

Getting that out of my system (lol) I just wanted to put out there that my faceclaim/play by for the rider I'm working on is Jamie Alexander. :)

Kirsten Vangsness is gay. I have a lot of respect for people in the public eye who come right out and actually get married to someone of the same sex. (I'm actually using her as my face-claim in a small group that could certainly use more players.)

Offline Ms Gavane

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #117 on: December 10, 2014, 11:03:07 AM »
Thank you for the clarification Chrystal. I had no clue what a 'play by' was either, though it makes prefect sense now.


Offline Chrystal

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #118 on: December 10, 2014, 11:11:59 AM »
I should probably point out that I'm going on what I consider to be a logical interpretation...

... I could be completely wrong!

Online SweetSerenadeTopic starter

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #119 on: December 10, 2014, 11:14:59 AM »
No that was a prop proper interpretation. Lol. I have a general idea for the dragons. I wish we had someone good with edits because there are a lot of free bases on deviant art.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 11:38:58 AM by SweetSerenade »

Offline Ms Gavane

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #120 on: December 10, 2014, 11:36:21 AM »
Free bars? Upon further reflection, I found that reading the post proselytizing cleared up my confusion. Sorry.

I will look up those bases. I can do some editing, no promises.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 03:23:12 PM by Ms Gavane »

Online SweetSerenadeTopic starter

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #121 on: December 10, 2014, 11:39:44 AM »
I do not have the skills to manipulate editing programs... So I am NOT the best source for making dragons. I used to have awesome people I knew who would do it. But I haven't been on Pern in... several years.

Offline Chrystal

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #122 on: December 10, 2014, 03:26:14 PM »
Just as a sample, I DLed one of the bars and had a go...



The blank I used is the top one of this set:


I've put instructions on how to do this on the Wiki along with those samples.

Oh and if anyone has trouble remembering which are male and which are female, think B=Boy and G=Girl! *chuckles* I'm convinced that Anne did that deliberately!
« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 03:29:52 PM by Chrystal »

Offline Ms Gavane

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #123 on: December 10, 2014, 03:53:59 PM »
Thanks! I had just asked Sweet for that info.

They look good. Pern makes me itch to get my pencils out again.

Online SweetSerenadeTopic starter

Re: Dragon Riders of Pern : Interest Check
« Reply #124 on: December 10, 2014, 04:08:35 PM »
Ms Gavane, if you deemed yourself talented enough for such a task - I would gladly take you on as the game's artist :D