OK, first an apology. Recent health issues have prevented me from posting as much as I would have liked on this site. I’m not going to go into details because I know that everyone has been dealing with health and real-world issues. But I will say that I’ve been following my doctor’s orders and I’m getting better. Many thanks to those who have already reached out to me. I really appreciate it.
Now down to business. I have noticed the traffic hitting the Character Creation Challenge page. I am hoping that it is from participants wondering if I’ll be coordinating a 2024 #CharacterCreationChallenge. I am very happy to say the answer is YES!!!!!!
I’ve already moved my 2023 entries and links to their own page, clearing the way for the 2024 links and entries. So if it looks a little blank, send me links to your blog or site if you are planning to participate. Feel free to let me know of other sites and message boards. Last year I was introduced to a couple of message boards that had participants posting entries. The links for the 2021 and 2022 challenges also have their own pages. You can find the official RPG.net forum for the 2024 Challenge here.
For those of you learning about this for the first time, the Character Creation Challenge is for fans of various role playing games. You may have looked into a game or collected the books with the intention to play but never have. Or perhaps you have a favorite system that you always turn to for RPG sessions. Well the Character Creation Challenge is an event to create a new RPG character for each day in January (running parallel to the “new year, new you” theme) from what ever system(s) you choose. Once you have the character ready to play, post it on a website, blog, social media (use the hashtag #CharacterCreationChallenge) or online message boards. The forums at RPG.net was a popular forum where a lot of participants had posted their completed characters.
In 2023, I’ve had the chance to attend three different gaming conventions. In the dealers room and at the swap meet I’ve been able to pick up a few cheap RPG books. I am also hopeful that a few RPG Kickstarter goodies will be delivered in time so I can use them in the challenge. And I’ve also been able to pick up quite a few PDF games at DriveThruRPG. So I’ve got a good selection to choose from. Plus I may revisit some favorites just because I want to. That is the beauty of the challenge. You can select the theme you want. I’ve heard of some GMs using this opportunity to create NPCs for their games. Some forever GMs use this as a challenge to create a character like they were actually going to just play. There are a few other themes posted on the main Character Creation Challenge page. Remember, this is for fun, so have fun with it.
If you would like to participate, email me at Carl (at) TardisCaptain.com, post on the TardisCaptain.com Discord Channel or find me on social media/message boards and let me know where you will be posting your challenge characters at. If you are posting them on a website, I’ll add the link to my Character Creation Challenge page.