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The Lord Ruler's perfect capital city, Luthadel, is doing the impossible: rebelling. Skaa half-breeds are being taught the power of Allomancy, something that the Lord Ruler's obligators said only existed in the nobility. The enslaved skaa, with their murderous benefactor, now fight back against a living god's oppression.

So, the Inquisition was formed. The nobles begin to fear assassination from all sides. The times of nobility Mistborn killing each other are over. The Steel Inquisitors look for aristocrat traitors and insurgent skaa, and the skaa try with all their strength to merely survive. The Lord Ruler's perfect Final Empire is slowly devolving into chaos.

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#1 KChan


Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

So! You've logged into the site for the first time since the upgrade, or for the first time ever, and you're wondering where to go from here. Perhaps you're wondering why we're not using the old character accounts, or you want to know how we have different "accounts" for each character but the board doesn't allow for multiple registrations? Worry no more, because the MBI Character System Guide is here to help!

Getting Started

So, looking at the navigation at the top of the page, you'll notice a new tab: one labeled "Characters." Clicking this will bring you to a universal list:

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This list contains all the characters on the site - at least, the ones who have been added via the Character interface. It includes convenient info like their character groups, their players, and can be sorted pretty much any way you want. If you want to take a look at our character demographics, or just to get an idea for who plays which characters, look here! It's a great place to just explore.

Adding and Modifying Characters

So, you've had a look around the site and are ready to either add the characters you had before the conversion, or create some new ones. First of all, before you do anything, you want to make sure you're using your out-of-character account. If you don't have one, you'll need to make one, because that's the only kind of account you'll ever need here anymore!

Once you're logged in to the correct account, it's time to proceed. You're going to want to start by opening your user dropdown menu, which you can find by clicking on your username on the bar at the very top of the page. From there, click the option that says characters:

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From here, you will find your character list screen. Of course, if you've never done this before, it will be empty, but that'll soon change! Whether you've added characters or not, though, you will always see these text entry fields:

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Enter the appropriate information for your character, as shown, then click the "add" button (not pictured, but I'm pretty sure you can find that easily enough). For this example, I've plugged in information for my character, Camille Deveaux.

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And there she is! From here, I can click "Modify"...

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... And fill in additional information, such as age, origin, and relationship status. Since this particular screencap was taken, Allomantic status was added as a field as well. Unfortunately, only admins can edit the Character Group field (Mistborn, Skaa, Dead, etc), but you can post in this topic to ask the admins to change yours for you.

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And there you have it! Just repeat this process until you've added all of the characters you want. But be careful: they show up alphabetized in the list, but in the post dropdown, your characters will appear in the order you added them. So make sure you're okay with the order you add them in!

Posting With Your New Characters

So! You've added all of your characters, have all of their info set up, and you're ready to get back to - or get started - roleplaying. Well, it's easier than ever! Just log into your main - aka Out-of-Character - account, navigate to the thread you want to reply to, and go to either the Quick Reply box or the main post screen. As you reply to the topic, you'll notice a dropdown menu that will let you select which character to post as. Simply click on the one you want, write your post, click to post it, and watch as the Character Mod works its magic!

That's it for this guide. Feel free to ask the admins if you have any questions or run into any problems, and happy roleplaying!
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