• November 2012
    Post: 1

    Hello, lovely Backers!

    The time for working on your captains will soon be upon us, and to prep for that we’re going to need some information from you all.
    Please copy/paste the questions below into a new forum post with your captain’s name as the title. See this example to get a better idea. Reference images for both their appearance and their clothing are encouraged. Above all, keep in mind that while all of this information and all of your references will guide us, the final product may not be perfect, and we do reserve the right to alter appearances to help them better fit into the world of Steam Bandits. There are also some ground rules that you MUST follow:

    1. Don't submit something that could be considered offensive.
    2. Try to design a captain that would make sense in this world.
    3. No copyrighted material, unless you have acquired the direct permission of the creator to allow us to reproduce it in our game.
    4. We reserve the right to decline a captain design if it does not adhere to the above rules. In such a situation, we'll request that you resubmit a captain design that qualifies.

    One final note--we would ask that you please submit your captain descriptions by no later than the end of November. You may post after that, but if you do we cannot guarantee that your captain will make it into the release of the game. They will be implemented no matter what; post-November captains may just come later.

    Thank you for your cooperation!


    Your Captain - An Outline

    Remember that you should provide reference images as needed!

    1. The Basics

    • Name: [Captain Name]
    • Gender: [Captain Gender]
    • Age: [Can be approximated.]
    • Skin Color: [Pale; tanned; dark; average; etc.]
    • Gameplay Bonuses: [Bonuses to combat; to trade or bartering; to exploration; okay at everything?]
    • Backstory: [Optional. This is a chance for you to really flesh your character out, and will help us nail their “flavor.” You may wish to consider whether your captain comes from the Northlands, Midlands, or Southlands, and what sort of educational/technical background they have (are they a geologist? A cartographer?). Say as little or as much as you want here! It’s okay if you don’t answer this section. Keep in mind that we might alter some of the backstory to help it fit better in the world.]

    2. Their Face

    • Eye Color: [Insert Here]
    • Eye Shape: [Relaxed; excited; squinting; etc.]
    • Eyebrows: [Bushy; thin; angled; etc.]
    • Nose: [Wide; thin; button-like; crooked; etc.]
    • Mouth: [Smiling; frowning; scowling; etc.]
    • Facial Details: [Tattoos; scars; moles; freckles; etc.]
    • Facial Accessories: [A monocle; glasses; etc.]

    3. Their Hair

    • Hair Color: [Insert Here]
    • Hair Length: [Chin-length; shoulder-length; short; long; etc.]
    • Hair Style: [Combed; gelled; dredlocks; etc.]
    • Hair Accessories: [Hair ties; bows; etc.]

    4. Their Upper Body

    • Shirt/Top: [A coat; a blouse; a turtleneck; etc.]
    • Neck/Neck Items: [Thin, average, or thick neck; a necklace; a choker; etc.]
    • Arms: [Bulky; flabby; thin; etc.]
    • Arm Accessories/Details: [Bracelets; tattoos; etc.]
    • Gloves: [If any, insert description here.]

    5. Their Lower Body

    • Pants/Shorts: [Insert description here]
    • Boots/Shoes: [Insert description here]

    6. Drapery

    • Drapery: [Optional. A cloak; a cape; a skirt; etc.]
    • Drapery Description: [Color, patterning, etc.]

    7. The Hat

    • Hat Description: [Optional. Describe the color, type, etc.]
    • Hat Accessories: [Feathers; bows; ribbons; etc.]

    8. Other Accessories

    • [If there’s something else on your captain that we may have missed, please list it here.]

    9. Their Ship

    No captain is complete without their ship!

    • Ship Name: [Insert Here]
    • Ship Type: [Here, specify one of three types: 1. Frigate, 2. Freighter, or 3. Transport.]
    • Color Scheme: [Purples and blacks; reds and greens; blue sails; silver hull; etc.]


    There you have it! A formula to help us start creating your captains. Please fill out as much of the above as you can, to the best or your ability. We’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with!