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So I uploaded this as a text file under miscellaneous files, but everyone was getting the wrong Idea and thinking it was a mod, So I guess I shall move it here.

You can never get sick of New Vegas if you can feel the characters you play. I saw a lot of forum posts and people asking for Role Play builds for new Vegas, so I decided to put my own take on things. Getting into a character is important, you have to not just play the person, but be the person. There are a lot of generic things out there like “Wasteland doctor” or “Science geek” or something similar, but that’s so vague.

To really get into a character you need to see the psychological aspect of them. Who are they? Where did they come from? What’s their personality? New Vegas Role Playing Ideas gives you a short life story then allows you to take your character wherever you want and turn them into whoever you want.

I Created these Role Play builds by creating a past for each character, which in turn affects who that person is. Things in our real lives shape who we are, so to fully Role Play a character, you need to know their past and what shaped them. Hopefully these idea’s will help integrate some of you into the New Vegas world in ways you didn’t before imagine.
Also included are recommended mods (for PC users) and lists of console commands (PC) to help you put your character where they need to be to start (goodsprings isn’t for everyone) and starter items to add.

Remember, when you play one of these characters…think how they think, make choices based on what they would do, not how you yourself would. Don’t put all your points into speech because you know there are lots of speech checks in the game, especially when you’re playing a quiet character, or a loner. Advance your character based on your actions. Did you use lots of weapons? Did you try learning some repair? Maybe you found your first energy weapon, or had to survive and find water. Each time you play is a new experience; don’t go somewhere because you know what’s there from your last play through. Feel the game on new levels. You don’t have to follow the main questline, I’ve tried to find ways to tie Benny into some of the characters for those who still want to peruse it, but it’s really all up to you. Down the road if you want to do it, you can always make the dialogue speak to you how you want it to come out. Maybe Benny tried to kill your family, maybe you have an outstanding gambling debt.

So here is the start of my Character builds, If people are interested, I will make more. If anyone has ideas that they want me to write a back story and physiological profile for, let me know, I love writing and creating characters and diving into peoples minds.

Edited by cyrus224, 27 November 2010 - 11:25 PM.


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Version 0.1 - November 27, 2010
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Drug addict –( female)(Neutral) [S:5 P:7 E:8 C:6 L:4 A:6 L:4] {Tag: Survival, Speech, Melee or unarmed}
You have led a chaotic life full of sorrow, doubt, sadness and strife. Everywhere you turned things went bad for you. Born in freeside as a young child your mother was a Jet junkie and your father an abusive alcoholic. You were surrounded by the scum of society your entire life, and slowly you started to mold your way into what was always near. By 10 you took your first sip of alcohol, by 12 you tried buffout, and it went up from there. Your father beat your mother right in front of you as if it were a normal family event. When young you would cry each time this happened, as you got older you phased it out, just sitting in the corner waiting for him to come home in a drunken rage and take out his anger on her. She was always so far out of it from the drugs he drove her to, that she almost didn’t care. It became second nature to her to accept it, as it did for you. This hatred grew inside of you slowly boiling hotter and hotter. This created a strong hatred for all men. You don’t trust anyone, but a man…That…Creature….is something never to be trusted. You had few friends growing up, but as you started using drugs you phased it all out. Food came from wherever you could find it, garbage cans, dumpsters, peoples leftover scraps, once in awhile you had to steal to survive. At 15 your father came home angry and ready to do his daily ritual, but found you sitting next to your mothers dead body, Overdosed on a Jet binge. Emptiness entangled your eyes, no tears fell, only a hollow so deep it seemed to never end. Your father turned his attention to you after that, till you were 17 he would hit you …and you took it, until one day, out of the blue, he disappeared. Maybe he was killed from an old gambling debt, maybe he ran off to find something else in life, all you knew was he was gone.

(You have deepseeded daddy issues, you don’t trust men, and you let them harm you and take advantage of you, because you crave what you found normal your entire life. You always want drugs…more and more…Sometimes you have to steal to get what you need, but you need that fix. Don’t cure yourself if you get addicted…you love the feeling…you love knowing that SOMETHING needs you…even if it’s a drug.)

(Optional Mods :
I HIGHLY suggest you do not play this character without this mod. It makes drugs have amazing effects, screen blurs, colours, things that give life to the drug. This helps role play ideas of drug induced situations, seeing things that aren’t there, doing things you wouldn’t usually do
Drugs are Bad MmKay : http://www.newvegasn...le.php?id=36163
Any mod that adds a SIMPLE house to freeside.

(Item loadout)
Baseball bat 0000421C -OR- spiked Knuckles 00004354
Brahmin Skin outfit 00018DE5
5 x Jet 00015164
5 x Med-x 00050F8F
15 bottlecaps 0000000F (if you have to many caps, use “player.removeitem”)

(Ways to implement main quest: I don’t suggest you do the main quest for quite awhile with this character, but, a good way is that your father had a gambling debt to Benny…now it’s your job to pay it back, or pay the consequences)

Start this character in Freeside. After leaving Doc Mitchels house, Open the console and without quotes type “coc freesidenorthgate” this will teleport you to freeside where you can start your life.

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NCR Grunt–(Good character)(Male or female) [S:7 P:6 E:6 C:5 L:4 A:6 L:6] {Tag: Guns, Survival, Explosives}

Born and raised in California, your father was an NCR explosives expert, your mother a Rifleman. You were raised strict and to respect the Republic. Your father was “Sir” and your mother was “M’am” and you always showed the utmost respect for them. You moved around a lot, making it hard to make friends. You never really grew to understand adult relationships to well, since your mother and father were always apart. Sometimes you lived stationed with your mother, sometimes with your father. Whoever was in the safest location had you with them. You lived on bases watching the everyday of the NCR happen around you. The drones of bullets on firing ranges were as normal as crickets in a field as you tried to sleep. Blood was no problem for you; you had seen your share of casualties rushed into base to get medical attention. You were desensitized fairly fast to violence and death, as your toy box growing up was the armory. You learnt to shoot from your mother on the ranges, something the officers constantly yelled at her for. “Theres no place for a 12 year old on a firing range!”….but oh how you knew that was wrong. When you fired a gun you felt alive, you felt it was an extension of your body, and ever since you were able to understand life around you, there was no question that you were destined to be in the NCR. Your father was quiet. He was quite broken down from all the things he had seen. War is hell, and he had been there and back time and time again. You always asked him to show you to use explosives, but he would never oblige. He wanted you to do something else with your life. The last thing he wanted was to have to bury his son, like the hundreds of other 17 and 18 year olds he had the displeasure of seeing killed around him. You would read all his manuals and got a grasp of explosives, even without his help. The second you had the chance, you joined up in the NCR as a Rifleman. Your first year was the most boring time of your life. You were happy to be in the NCR, but unimpressed that your duties were mostly guarding outposts far from any danger, and never involving firing your rifle. Time went by and after so many transfer requests you had lost count, you got your wish. You were shipped out to Nevada as the NCR pushed down and set up lines with Caesars Legion. With a jump in your step you couldn’t wait to fire your Rifle for the first time, but would your life of desensitization really prepare you for the horrors of what Ceasars legion unleash? Are you able to cope with the death around you when the faces have names, and are your friends? When you take your first life, aiming down the sights of your gun, and pulling the trigger…A feeling comes through your body…Were you as prepared for this as you thought? Or is it just another face with no name.

(Optional Mods :
None so far.
(Item loadout)
NCR Armour ee692
Service Rifle 00E9C3B
30x 5.56mm Round 00004240
2x Stimpack 00015169
Combat knife 00004326
Trooper Helmet 000EE68F
NCR Dog Tag (always keep this on you) 00123054

(Ways to implement Main quest: Anything relating to the battle of hoover dam, Benny has a hand to play, maybe down the road in your game you are sent on a mission to find out the intentions of those on the strip.)

(Start yourself at Camp McCarren to fully grasp this character. This allows you to go on your first patrol and take your “first life” as descriebd in the game as if you just arrived..After leaving Doc Mitchels house, In the console type without quotes “player.moveto eea78” this will take you to Colonol James Hsu, in your characters eyes, his new Commanding officer.)

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Hunter –(Neutral character)(Male or female) [S:6 P:7 E:6 C:4 L:4 A:7 L:6] {Tag: Guns, Sneak, Survival}

- You were born and raised in goodsprings by your father the hunter, who was a simple man, and a mother who was quiet and helped get water from goodsprings source for the town. You were raised to read the land. As a young boy your dad took you out on your first hunting trips, learning to track and trap animals. You knew to take what you needed, and never more, because with what little was out there, there would always be less every day. You learned values of hard work, and helping others as you helped the town sustain itself. You learnt to skin animals, tan their hides, butcher the meat and even learned some tasty recipies along the way. By 15 you were going on your own trips, finding yourself trying to sometimes outdo your father. He was a simple man but expected the best, and this made you feel you could never impress him. You tried growing up to show him you could handle your own but he always seemed to tell you something you did wrong. Maybe he was trying to help, but to you growing up it created mild resentment and made you bond closer with your mother. At 18 your mother passed away from an unknown disease. You had seen it coming but it hit you hard. Still trying to impress your father, you felt he was the last tie to your mother and how life was growing up. When he died a year later from an infection after a group of Gecko’s attacked him, you took it on yourself to keep following your families work. Slowly life began to get slow and you felt you needed more. You would hunt, skin, sell to the people of goodsprings, head to the bar at night and have drinks or play caravan. Is this here you wanted to die? Is this where you will stay? An urge to hit the road is in you….but will you follow it? Only time can tell…

(Optional Mods :
Goodsprings Home (you need a place to live) http://www.newvegasn...le.php?id=34748

(Item loadout)
-Your familys passed down Gun, either Varmint Rifle 0007EA24 or the unique Ratslayer 000E5B17
-40 Rounds (5.56mm) 00004240
-Field Hand outfit 000EF1CC

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That is awesome could you please make more? I love this game i never get sick of it because of all the roleplaying ideas i mainly roleplay one character at a time and sometimes i make that character die, dissapear or i just roleplay another. Anyways could you make more your ideas are great Im gonna start as the Ncr grunt and his biggest wish is to become a desert ranger. His whole life he heard rumors of them and their amazing abilitys and now he has his chance.

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Wow, this is really cool. Please make more. I am currently playing the NCR Grunt and Drug Addict, and having a blast. Great mod suggestion on the drug addict btw.




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