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This page leads you to everything you need to know and do to create a character in the Discovered Universe (DU).

tl;dr Character Creation Process

You will need to understand the Game Mechanics for the Discovered Universe to make a character that fits in to the story. New characters are built in six steps using the New Character Form:

  1. Create a High Concept.
  2. Create a Trouble.
  3. Create another Aspect.
  4. Name your character and describe their appearance and backstory.
  5. Choose their Approach.
  6. Choose a Stunt.

Required Reading

The New Character Form lets you create a character sheet as a wiki page - but only after you understand the Game Mechanics of the Discovered Universe. These are broken down into:

In Fate systems, your character is a co-created with the other players and the person running the game and responsible for ensuring continuity of the narrative (the Gamerunner or 'GR'). In the Discovered Universe all characters start off human and alive and within our solar system. Other that that you can go fairly wild, choosing any kind of culture, religion, race, age, language, etc.

Character creation is a quick, creative, collaborative, and iterative journey. Expect to tweak your aspects and characteristics before the game begins, as you discuss your ideas with the GM and other players.