Humans and timelines in roleplay

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. In World of Warcraft, that player is you! Each week, [hide]Anne Stickney[/hide] brings you [hide]All the World’s a Stage[/hide] with helpful hints, tips and tricks on the art of roleplay in WoW. Have questions about roleplaying, or roleplaying issues? [hide]Email me[/hide] — I’m always open to suggestions!

We’ve discussed character creation and placing your character in the lore of the existing Warcraft world, but we haven’t discussed the nitty-gritty about timelines and character development — the little intricacies of characters, like how old is old, where your character could have conceivably been when he was born, what your character may have seen in his lifetime based on his age.

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. In World of Warcraft, that player is you! Each week, [hide]Anne Stickney[/hide] brings you [hide]All the World’s a Stage[/hide] with helpful hints, tips and tricks on the art of roleplay in WoW. Have questions about roleplaying, or roleplaying issues? [hide]Email me[/hide] — I’m always open to suggestions!

We’ve discussed character creation and placing your character in the lore of the existing Warcraft world, but we haven’t discussed the nitty-gritty about timelines and character development — the little intricacies of characters, like how old is old, where your character could have conceivably been when he was born, what your character may have seen in his lifetime based on his age.

Today we’re going to start a short series on timelines and take a little leap into lore on the side, while we’re at it. The human race is probably one of the easiest to roleplay for beginners because they aren’t all that different from us; the life span of a human in Warcraft is pretty similar to the lifetime of humans out here in the real world. What’s fun about looking at human timelines is that they don’t just apply to the human race; worgen and undead can also take a glance at human timelines to figure out just where they fit in.

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