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Lt. Commander
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I am currently editing my biography for my Klingon Character, trying to add a background and some life to why she is serving the Klingon Empire as a sub-species of the Andorians... the Aenar...

But while im doing that and since ive never really written a biography before for any of my Characters in my games, I was wondering if any one has a good Template or a format of a biography of your own Character(s) that I could use as a rough guide ?

Thanks for any help and looking forward to any help and tips !
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# 2
05-31-2010, 05:29 AM
Never done one myself but I'm sure there are tons out there have you tried a good old fashioned forum search?
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# 3
05-31-2010, 07:29 AM
Do you mean STOGeek template or for the character bio in game?
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# 4
05-31-2010, 07:43 AM
My character's bio is blank, as well. I've started to write a bio on several occasions but it always ended up feeling or sounding cheesy to me. Maybe I should start looking around, too.

If, by chance, a Dev reads this, Cryptic needs to give us an option to create our Bios on the website where we can look at our player profile under the "My Characters" or "Captain Database" under the "Community" tab on the main STO page.
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# 5
05-31-2010, 07:43 AM
With Fed's I like to make the Bio more about personal history with a bit of career at the end.

With Klingon's I like to make the Bio more about career history with a bit of Personal at the beginning. (Though I haven't really got that far in KDF as I can't be asked with the PVP queues).
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# 6
05-31-2010, 08:16 AM
----Accessing----<br><br>
Sylvester, Ryan Craig, Captain<br>
Commanding Officer, USS Perseus, NCC-92845<br><br>
----Accessing Biographical Data--- <br><br>
Born in the Greater Detroit Metroplex area of Michigan, Earth on Stardate 56186.3 (10 March 2379, OEC).
<br><br>
Current residence listed in New Grady, Alpha Centauri IV.<br>
<br>
Acceptance to Starfleet Academy on Stardate 75414.3.
<br><br>
Specialized or Advanced training in:<br>
-Small Unit Tactics<br>
-Weapons Handling<br>
-Deep Cover Operation<br>
-Boarding Actions<br>
-Ship-to-ship Combat Maneuvers<br>
-Targeting Systems Maintenence<br>
<br>
Graduated with honors on Stardate 79415.7.<br>
<br>
----Accessing Starfleet Record----<br>
<br>
Assigned to USS Endeavour, Stardate 79561.3, Security Division.<br>
<br>
Assigned to USS Karlhsune, Stardate 80913.2, Tactical Officer. Promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade effective this stardate.<br>
<br>
Awarded Starfleet Commendation Medal, Stardate 81261.1, for extreme bravery during Klingon boarding action.<br>
<br>
Promotion to Lieutenant, Stardate 81515.7. Positional change to Senior Tactical Officer effective this stardate.<br>
<br>
Transfer to Starfleet Intelligence, Stardate 82134.4.<br>
<br>
---Access Denied--- <br>
Starfleet Classification Gamma 12 required to access records from Stardate 82134.4 to Stardate 85168.2. Please contact Starfleet Intelligence for further inquiry.<br>
---Access Denied--- <br>
<br>
Promotion in field to Commander, Stardate 85231.1. Assigned command of USS Respite this stardate.<br>
<br>
Promotion to Captain, Stardate 86818.2<br>
<br>
Assigned to USS Perseus, Stardate 87113.8, Commanding Officer.<br>
<br>
Awarded Starfleet Cross, Stardate 87986.3, for exceptional bravery in hostile action protecting non-aligned world.<br>
<br>
---End File----


Moral of the story... lots and lots of <br>
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# 7
05-31-2010, 08:27 AM
seems like alot of work. why not just right a short story about his or her murky past. Something about tribble smuggling or vaporizing a planet....
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# 8
05-31-2010, 08:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Broken_Spade
seems like alot of work. why not just right a short story about his or her murky past. Something about tribble smuggling or vaporizing a planet....
I've tried this, but like I said, mine always seemed to end up sounding cheesy or just unbelievable. I also tried to avoid the over-used idea of my character being "promoted to captain faster than any previous captain in Starfleet." I've seen that one quite a few times.
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# 9
05-31-2010, 08:32 AM
so say your originally from the mirror universe, killed your captain to become captain, then defected to the "good guy" universe federation
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# 10
05-31-2010, 08:35 AM
Here's the Bio I came up with for my STO Main, Alexander "Alex" Yamato:

DOB: July 2, 2385
Age: 24
Homeworld: Earth
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Given up for adoption immediately after he was born, Alexander "Alex" Yamato was adopted by Starfleet Officer Haruma Yamato and his wife, Caridad.

Alex followed in his father's footsteps and joined Starfleet, entering the Academy at the youthful age of 18 and graduating only three years later at the age of 21!

Soon after joining Starfleet, Alex was assigned to the Rapier-Class USS Murasame when it joined other Starfleet vessels in repelling a Borg attack on the Vega Colony. The Murasame lost most of its Command Staff in the fight, leaving Alex as the senior ranking officer. Alex took command and demonstrated incredible ability, and Starfleet gave him permanent command of the Murasame.

Soon afterwards, Alex met the Vulcan T'Marin, a Starfleet Lieutenant who became his XO. At first, Alex thought she was just like any Vulcan--cold and unemotional, although she lacked the accompanying arrogance. However, after spending some time with her, Alex managed to discover that T'Marin actually did let her emotions show when she was around people she trusted, and Alex became good friends with her.

After about six months, Alex started getting assigned frontline missions against the Klingon Empire. On one such mission against a Klingon Research Facility, T'Marin was almost killed, and Alex began to realize his feelings for her ran deeper than friendship. He eventually determined that he had fallen in love with T'Marin, and confessed his feelings to her on their way back to spacedock. Alex was pleasantly surprised when T'Marin returned his affections, and the two officially became a couple, getting married a few months later.

Alex now fights on the front lines in the USS Maelstrom, a state-of-the-art Fleet Escort, and he does his best to protect his friends, his family, and especially T'Marin, his beloved wife.


I hope the Bio is a good read, and that it provides some good ideas for a format.
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