PC vs. NPC
At Roc, there are two different types of character you can play. You can be a PC (player character) or an NPC (non-player character). Opinions vary over whether you should spend your first game as a PC or NPC, so we’ll go over the differences and let you decide for yourself.
This is a character you created on your own. You wrote the backstory and decided how to spend the points. If you PC, you will play the same character for the entire event and have full control over its actions. As a new PC, it’s your job to introduce your character to the other characters. If you play the loner who sits in the corner drinking all day (we drink soda and call it ale), you might not have many chances for character interaction. PCs pay standard game fees and provide their own costuming and weaponry.
PCs gain experience according to the following chart unless otherwise noted for the event
This is a character handed to you by plot to advance the storyline. If you are NPCing for the event, you will play many characters, but they will all be created and controlled by the plot team. You may come in as a noble, drop a piece of useful information, and then come back in a few minutes as a monster bent on the slaughter of every living thing in the town. Either way, once your character has completed what they were sent into game to do, you must return to plot for a new assignment. NPCing is free, and they have access to RoC’s costuming and weaponry. Please treat them nicely and let plot know if anything gets damaged, torn, or broken.
Npcs at an event gain ½ exp (see chart above).
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