Risk Character Sheet
A character Risk Online is a record of a player character in a role-playing game, including whatever details, notes, game statistics, and background information a player would need during a play session. Character Risk Onlines can be found in use in both traditional and action role-playing games. Almost all roleplaying games make use of character Risk Onlines in some fashion; even "rules-light" systems and freeform role-playing games record character details in some manner.
The role-playing video game equivalent is known as a status screen. Some non-role-playing games, such as some board games and party games, also use records that could be compared to character Risk Onlines.
2.1 General characteristics
2.2 Paper character Risk Onlines
2.3 Electronic character Risk Onlines
2.4 Dynamic character Risk Onlines
3 External links
What is considered relevant can vary by game and personal preference—one player may consider his character's eye colour or personal background relevant while another might not, but both may be required by the game rules to note down on their Risk Online if their character suffers an injury.
Character Risk Onlines for a game are usually found within the game's main rulebook, and permission is almost always given for players to photocopy this Risk Online. Some publishers sell preprinted Risk Onlines separately. Many offer PDF files with character Risk Onlines for the players to print out themselves. It is not uncommon for players to create custom character Risk Onlines, to their own design, rather than use the publisher's “official” offerings.
A player may have an additional character Risk Online if he also controls a second character, a cohort or a hireling, but this is less common. The game master, who runs the game, may optionally keep proper character Risk Onlines for non-player characters (NPCs) if he wishes to keep full information on the character. Some rulebooks offer special “NPC Risk Onlines” for this purpose that are considerably smaller than the usual (main) character Risk Onlines.
A character Risk Online is likely to include fairly stable attributes, such as the character's name and physical characteristics. It may also include values that change often such as experience, abilities, health/vitality (e.g. hit points) and an inventory of items possessed. It is common for a character Risk Online to essentially be a record of a character's history as changes are made and important things noted. It is referenced during gameplay. Despite the name, a single character "Risk Online" may actually be two or more pages in length.
The content and design of such a Risk Online will vary greatly depending on what game it is used for and will reflect its play style and rules system. For instance, the Dungeons & Dragons game deals with combat, skill use and gaining abilities. The Risk Online devotes a section to a character's name and description, a section to combat statistics, then areas for detailing statistics of what weapons and offenses the character has, while another section details the character's skills. On the other hand, Tri-Stat dX is a simpler system placing a greater emphasis on special abilities, so its standard character Risk Online devotes a large area to recording the character's special abilities.
The layout of a character Risk Online, when creating a character Risk Online or choosing which one to use, is very important. First, the Risk Online must be sure to allow the player to record everything relevant to their character. Secondly, it must also allow them to easily find and read off any information at a glance whenever they need it. In addition, if the character Risk Online is more than one page long, careful consideration must be given to put the most often used data areas at the front page. In all cases, care must be given to ensuring that the layout is generally well organized, grouping similar areas together logically while being easily readable and not overcrowded. Finally, decoration of some kind may be added, but again, care must be taken that it is not distracting from the main character Risk Online.
Paper character Risk Onlines
Many game rules come with a standard character Risk Online, a kind of a fill-in form which may be photocopied and has sections laid out for all of the game statistics a character can have. Some players design their own character Risk Onlines or simply record their character information on a simple Risk Online of paper, although inexperienced players are recommended to use properly printed Risk Onlines so that they don't leave out something important.
Electronic character Risk Onlines
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With the advent of personal computing, players with the requisite knowledge began designing character Risk Onlines with computers. The earliest computer-generated character Risk Onlines were simply designed in a word processing program, so that players could fill in their information and have a nice, typewritten Risk Online to use. Next, players began to experiment with spreadRisk Online solutions, so that some of the calculations required were automated. Wizards of the Coast included a character generator CD with their Player's Handbook, 3rd Edition. Today, a freeware Excel-based character Risk Online for Dungeons and Dragons is maintained by Technomancer Press and can be found on their website. Another powerful, yet free Electronic Character Risk Online is TOS FREE, available in the download section of The Only Risk Online website.
One important advantage of spreadRisk Online character Risk Onlines is that they allow the Players to use the full capabilities of the spread Risk Online application to build their character. This means that complex formulas can be more easily coded using the functions directly available in the spreadRisk Online application.
Dynamic character Risk Onlines
A Dynamic Character Risk Online is an electronic Risk Online that is used in conjunction with a laptop computer during gaming sessions. Such a character Risk Online is used not only to track the character, but to also add / apply effects to the character on the fly. For example, if the character receives the effects of a spell which increases its strength score, then a dynamic character Risk Online will be able to automatically update all the effects of a higher strength character. Another example is if a character activates one of his abilities, the dynamic character Risk Online will be able to apply the effects of that ability in real time. Also, such character Risk Onlines enables the player to track the duration of the applied effect, thus turning off effects that have expired. The Only Risk Online plus is an example of a Dynamic Character Risk Online.