When creating a backstory and alterego, Don't Make This Mistake
(in my humble opinion)
- Don't be so specific that you can't change your mind about things; be broad so you can go back and fill in the details later.
- Don't limit yourself to the Victorian era or culture. There's a lot more out there that I had NO idea was "ok" when I first started getting involved in Steampunk.
- Don't make your name sound like a stripper by accident (yah, I know, the irony fills the page)
- Don't bite someone else's story unless they agree you can play in their sandbox. If your persona is going to be fit into someone else's larger story, I reccomend you still have your own charecter to slip into.
- Don't take your story or yourself too seriously or you'll lose the opportunity for a lot of fun.
-Don't set yourself up for prop or costume problems. If you plan to cosplay don't create a back-story that requiers things you are not 100% you can either get or make. You may want to get the items this backstory will need first.
-Don't forget details of your back-story and don't forget to play your part at a function (like I forget to do alllll the time!)
-Don't forget to decide what year you are from or what year it is for you know... what I mean is are you a time traveler and if so when are you from or are you still in year X and somehow just don't notice the futuristic things around you?
-Don't take my word on anything, try for yourself and have fun!