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World of Warcraft, the biggest MMO out there, has dozens of facets for game play and attracts many to its raids, PVP, tournaments, and adventure. But for many there is another aspect, the last three letters on the end of the type of game WoW is. A Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game… ie the RPG part. For many people it is the bread and butter of their WoW experience, for others it’s a terrifying mystical world full of horror stories from Goldshire and thus nothing to dabble in… and yes for some it’s prime griefing material. Be that as it may I enjoy RP in a lot of different ways, and for the last two and a half years WoW was the place for me and my creative self and I had a blast. The hardest part of the entire experience besides getting into the thick of things is just making the character to begin with. Sure there is the character creation screen – class, race, faction, name, looks, gender… but to build an RP toon you have to go beyond the pixils and think about who that person is.

I’m sure many people out there played make-believe… gone beyond that to Dungeons and Dragons or Whitewolf games… what about a school play or even simply playing House. You had a role you fulfilled, a goal for yourself as someone who was more or less not you at all yet held a part of you in their core. Keep this in mind and I’ll take some time to describe some processes, key things to keep in mind, and my personal believes behind the creation of a role-playing character.

I’ll be breaking this into a few posts, just for digestion’s sake and avoidance of ‘wall of text’ syndrome. For starters I’ll go through a few concepts and guide lines to keep in mind during this whole process. These are based solely on my own opinions and experience so you might have other views or approaches and that’s good. In the event you have no idea though, maybe these can be a bit of an inspiration.

Pardon mistakes and fubars I kinda went off on this

With a heavy heart and a rather quickly growing agenda I’ll have to put off the construction of MOLL-E for now. I don’t want to but real work is suddenly gone from nothing to well I shouldn’t be sitting here writing this right now kinda busy. So until stuff settles out here, which may not be till after Blizzcon now if projections are correct, my crafting projects are put on hold.

Hate to disappoint but I will get it done… eventually.

I was going to wait till Thursday to close the poll… but something happened.

Dad challenged me!

He took a look at what I was looking at to build ( Read: was looking over my shoulder when I didn’t think he was there) and pointed to the Engineer’s Mailbox and dared me to do it.

So it’s on.

I’ve taken a few suggestions from my co workers and a few wood working magazines and have come up with a few ideas. The below drawings were done in Google SketchUp for the exterior of the mailbox. The interior I’m going to try to do by hand just to practice both styles of doing drawings. Please note this is just a general set up nothing perfect and my first time using the program.

The project is still changing a bit as I continue to muck with things and make plans. Soon I’ll have to head over to Home Depo and a few other stores to take a look at things and somewhere along the line I need to research how to make wood look like metal. But painting can wait till I figure out how to build the thing.

Thanks to all who voted and fear not if you did not get what you wanted… I’m bound to make another one at some point.

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