Character Application

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"Most people are other people." -- Oscar Wilde

1a. Tell us about yourself! Give us your name or a common handle, your age, and your e-mail address. We need this to keep track of people. Additionally, prospective players must be over the age of 18. Make sure the email in this section matches the email in your account.

1b. If you play characters at Dream Chasers MUSH, please list them. Also, please tell us any prominent alts that you play and have played at other MUSHes. We don't need your full RP history, but we do want a general idea of who you are.


"Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be." -- Orson Scott Card

2. Give us the +finger profile of the character that you're applying for, if they haven't been made before! If you want changes to an existing +finger, please let us know that too.

  • Name: Please give us the @name you'd like on the game. We want first and last, where appropriate.
  • Pronouns: Whatever pronouns are appropriate for your character.
  • Race: The character's race. Please see the Races file.
  • Role: Drifter, Antagonist, or Bystander, as per our policies.
  • Class: A quick, one-to-three word summary of what your character does for a living. This can be a little tongue-in-cheek, but we usually don't want a joke. (Exceptions for comedy relief exist.)
  • Groups: The Groups a character is in. If they're an Antagonist, this is likely their large antagonist group, but Drifters can join player-made groups if the leader approves.
  • Hometown: The character's current hometown; this isn't necessarily where they are really from, but might be the place they publicly call home.
  • Quote: One or two lines that the character might say.
  • Profile: Give us a paragraph about your character. It should cover who they are, anything particularly notable about them (skills, rumors, accomplishments), and any generally-known elements of their history. Try to keep this brief.

Background Information

"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I've ever known." -- Chuck Palahniuk

3a. Tell us about your character's background. Where did they come from and how did they end up where they are? If they're a Drifter, tell us how they became a Drifter.

3b. Tell us about how your character acquired their ARMs, sorceries, and/or techniques. Please see their respective files for more information about how these work on Dream Chasers.


"It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story." -- Patrick Rothfuss

4. Tell us about your character's personality. How do they interact with others, what are their goals, what drives them? If they're a Drifter or allied with an antagonist group, why is that? Don't limit yourself to these questions, but instead give us a comprehensive look at who your character is and what makes them tick.

Gunslinger Information

"Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it." -- Bruce Lee

5a. Tell us how your character fights! We don't need an essay here, but we want a general idea of what they can do in a fight. If they have alternate forms, such as a Gear, we also want to know about that. If they have any special abilities (or ARMs and equipment) to gain some day, let us know about that here!

5b. Please give us your character's Gunslinger stats and attacks. You can choose to have us make statistics for your characters, but we insist that you name all of your attacks.

Characters get to select four Force Actions. They get 300 Character Points (CP) to spend on stats and Personal Skills. They also get 150 Attack Points (AP) to spend on Deathblows, Signature Attacks, and (optionally) a Mystic Arte; they must have at least one Signature Attack, and half or more of their Attacks should be Deathblows. Characters with PS Fiend may have two Mystic Artes; everyone else gets one.

Please see the Gunslinger System page to design your character. Each form, if your character has multiple, needs to be designed. If you would like a template to work from, they may be found on the Templates page.

Note that stat ranges are 30-55 for most character types, with Access/Rival and Fiend modes raising the maximum to 60 and 70, respectively.

We ask that all applications use the character sheet located here:

Please make a copy, then link us to the copy in the application.

Digger Information

"Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before." -- Richard Aldington

6a. Tell us about your character's abilities in exploring a dungeon! Give us an idea of what they excel at and what they aren't so great at when they enter a ruin filled with traps, monsters, and puzzles. Gears or other forms that would imply a rather different approach to a dungeon may have separate Digger stats.

6b. Please give us your character's Digger stats and Tools. You can choose to have us make statistics for your characters, but we insist that you name all of your Tools.

At creation, characters must purchase four Tools for 12 DP. Each Tool after this costs 3 Digger Points (DP). Characters receive four Tool Slots, and can buy one more for 5 DP. They get 60 DP to spend on dungeon abilities, Tools, and Tool slots.

Please see the Digger System page to design your character.

Current Digger stats must range between 8 and 20.

We ask that all applications use the character sheet located here:

Please make a copy, then link us to the copy in the application.

Resources and Miscellaneous

"Being rich is a good thing." -- Mark Cuban

7a. Does your character have some resources or clout that aren't represented by your statistics? Do they have a secret in their background which might one day prompt a plot? Please tell us here! We understand these things can change and develop in play, but to the greatest extent possible we want to know what you have in mind.

7b. Do you have plans and hopes for your character that staff should know about? Do you have a concern not covered by one of the other questions which you want to bring up? This is the place to tell us.

All done? Please send your application to It should have the following subject line: "FC/OC - Drifter/Antagonist/Bystander - Character Name." Good luck!

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