This is about how to create and improve a character for Virtual CSI. The creation process won't take long, but certain things have to chosen and put down, in order to make your investigator a real specialist. Just follow the steps below, and you will be ready to play in no time...
Step 1: The Basics
As always, you have to start with first things first. What is the name of your character? Where does he or she come from? Who is your investigator? What are his or her good sides? What are the flaws? Is he or she large or small? Be creative, be descriptive...
Step 2: The Extras
It is assumed that your character knows all the basic fieldworks like collecting evidence and securing finger- and foodprints. You can see every investigator in the CSI series do that in each episode. Besides of that, your character starts with two areas of expertise. These are the investigation disciplines, he or she is most familiar with. Simply choose two from the following list:
(This list is by no means complete. If you miss a certain discipline, feel free to ask in a comment below.)
Step 3: The Picture
You need to provide a picture of either yourself or an actor that you like and that should be the stand-in for your character. Please be sure to check the Investigator Files, so that you don't choose an actor already in use.
The picture as well as the other data of your character will be put on the following nice ID, that you will have to use as a signature beneath every post you make.
After this, your character is complete. Please submit him or her in a comment to this post (comments are screened). When he or she is approved, an investigator file will be put into the library.
Improving your character
After successfully solving a case, you can write a short essay about the methods your group used or about one of your areas of expertise. The essay, however, has to be scientific to a certain degree, i.e. you have to show that you actually know something about the disciplines, your character claims to be an expert in. The essay does not have to be very long, a short drabble of 100 to 500 words is perfect. After writing the essay, you post it as a comment into the library.
Once you've written three essays, you may choose another area of expertise or one that your character already has. In the first case, your investigater will then have one more discipline, in the latter case, he or she gets a x2 (x3, x4, etc.) put behind that area to symbolize an advanced degree of knowledge.
After the next three essays, you may choose again, and so on...
Post your improvement choice in a comment below.