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.