Training Tutorial 3
Tutorial 3: Your character
Before you can be posted to a ship, you need to make a final decision about your character name, gender, and species, and then create a character biography, which you'll submit to your training group. You're free to change your character from what you chose on the application, if you think you'd be comfortable with something else.
The best place to start is on our "Your Character" tutorial, which details our group rules about characters, provides examples of common mistakes that people make when creating their characters, and provides resources and links to pages that will help you pick a species, a character name, and more.
Below, we'll discuss the proper format for a biography ("bio"). But before we do, remember that your biography should not be too long or detailed. You just want to give your crew-mates enough information to get a simple picture of your character to start with -- but you want to give yourself plenty of room to grow and develop the character through the story, without setting too much “in stone” before you’ve even begun.
Your bio should be in the format below. Please copy this information into an e-mail, fill it out, and send it to your training group within 48 hours. Your training officer will pass it on to your new captain for you.
You may want to include some brief personal history of the character, including where they were born and reared, or anything else necessary to our understanding of you. You could include any important experiences in your character's life which you feel we should know about, as well as a brief professional history. This could include information about your character's Academy days, like the degree they achieved or any extracurricular activities. (Want to know more about what your character would have studied at the Academy? Check out the Starfleet Academy Curriculum.)