It's me again, the writer to the old introduction in this forum. This time, I'd like to introduce a character directory that you guys can use if you want to keep a definitive character. They're subject to change over time, naturally, but if you need to refresh someone's or your own memory, feel free to drop by here. Photos appreciated.
Different names like nicknames or secret identities.
Male, Female, one of those four Andorian genders, or even one of Species 8472's five genders.
Not everyone is a human. List your species here, be it Klingon, Romulan, cybernetic Alaskan Malamute
The number of years your character has lived. If they are from a particularly long lived race like the Vulcans, it may also be appropriate to list a human equivalent in brackets.
Like D20 games like D&D, you can choose to generalise your character's beliefs and morals, or lack thereof, as an alignment. Lawful/Neutral/Chaotic, Good/Neutral/Evil.
Characters may have a wide variety of skills. For Star Trek purposes, you can name them Engineer/Science/Tactical.
A physical description of your character. It's good to be detailed and specific. Most people find it easier to roleplay if they can get a better picture of the characters involved, and it's easier if you've given them more than 'brown-haired Caucasian male wearing M.A.C.O. Battle Dress Armour'. Clothing can possibly go here, if your character's wardrobe is of the limited variety. Image links greatly appreciated.
Everyone is different, and it's rare that two people will approach a problem in the exact same way. Unless they're like, super-clones or something. Like alignment, this should not be treated as a shackle. Sometimes people can act against type, especially in stressful situations. This field is also more optional than the others.
Your character's loadout. Armour, weapon, hyposprays, tricorder, and other devices that your character routinely carries with them.
Your character's skills and abilities. What can they do? What weaknesses do they have? It all goes here.
Simple. How did your character come to be? "To Come Later" is an acceptable substitute for a long and extensive backstory. Even Especially if you conveniently 'forget' to develop it.
Anything else that you want put down.
Shamelessly carbon copied from GiantITP
Remember kids, the difference between TRIBBLE around and science is writing it down.