Character creation

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Player creates one or more characters to play with, from defining their physical and mental attributes to what skills they have.

This is NOT applicable if the only choices you have are choosing what your character looks like, naming him or her and possibly picking a class. You're creating a character, not picking a mold.

Commonly this is assumed to be one of the defining parts of RPGs but quite a few don't have it, and some non-RPGs can have it.

The first Character creation video game was released in 1981.

SSI, Starcraft and Bethesda Softworks published most of these games.

Parent groups

Replayability, Western RPG, RPG elements

Child groups

Gender choice, Protagonist designing, Protagonist naming, Randomized character attributes, Species choice, Race choice


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