Competition: Iconic Character Sheets - Emperor Palpatine

Iconic Character Sheets - Emperor Palpatine


The Character Sheet is an integral part of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood, and one of the most complex. In the interest of working together to show the versatility of this system, you are tasked with designing a Character Sheet for the listed iconic character.

Through this competition, you will practice Character Sheet creation, while seeing what comes together to make a quality, and informative, sheet.

Here is an example of a quality Character Sheet created by Marick Arconae:

Finn (FN-2187)

Character: Emperor Palpatine

Using the above character, create a Character Sheet containing the following information:

  • DB Rank
  • Physical Description
  • Weapon Loadout
  • 1 to 2 General Aspect
  • 1 to 2 Personality Aspect
  • 1 to 2 Combat Aspect
  • At least 4 Skills
  • At least 4 Force Powers (if applicable)
  • Rank appropriate Feats


Judging will be based on the following criteria:

Syntax (20%) – Includes grammar, spelling, mechanics, and use of formatting.

Entertainment Value and Creativity (50%) – Includes how entertaining and creative aspects and physical description are, as well how well the character sheet fits together as a whole. Also includes how engaging the character is to read, and how the personality of the character shows through the character sheet.

Realism (30%) – How well does the character match what is known about this character in the canon? This includes choice of rank, order, and path – but some flexibility is given here as we do not have an easy, direct comparison between the movies and our systems. Note that if you decide to “fill in the blanks” for characters where we don’t know a lot, what you present must closely match what it is we do know about them and fit plausibly within the Star Wars Universe.

Useful Resources

Feats per rank, total, for Force Users and Non-Force Users:

Character Sheet Reference:

Character Sheet Creation Guide:

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Competition Information
Organized by
Master Thane "Atra" Skotos
Running time
2016-07-01 until 2016-07-31 (about 1 month)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Second Level Crescents
11 subscribers, of which 3 have participated.
Colonel Alethia Archenksova
File submission
Textual submission

1st place
Warlord Andrelious J. Inahj
File submission
Textual submission

Decent char, hope I did a decent job. :D

2nd place
Colonel Len Iode
Textual submission

Emperor Sheev "Steve" Palpatine

Rank: Grand Master

Physical Description: Palpatine appears to be a frail old man, with his wrinkled skin hanging off of his skinny frame. It seems as though only his dark will is holding him together, which may be true. Under his frail appearance is one of the strongest Sith to ever exist. His eyes betray his soul as they have turned yellow and red as he has fallen deeper into the grasp of the dark side. His nose protrudes from his wrinkled face like a certain wicked witch in a certain movie.

Weapon Loadout: While it is very rare that you see it, the former Supreme Chancellor carries an elegantly ergonomic lightsaber, constructed with a Sith crystal and is chromium trimmed in gold. He also carries a cane, which he can use to defend himself if necessary.

I Have Forseen It (GA1): Emperor Palpatine has an ego bigger than the Death Star's fire power. Key to this ego, is his ability to see into the future. Before he makes any big decision, he will always meditate on the future. No matter how distorted, he will always act on it.

You've Failed Me For the Last Time (GA2)
The character possesses a cold and completely uncaring demeanour. This will manifest itself in the fact that when push comes to shove,The character will just as soon leave a struggling ally behind rather than put themselves in danger. While this may ensure his survival, it often leaves him as an outcast amongst his peers.

You Assume Too Much (PA1)
The character has a tendency to be secretive and keeps to himself, relying on deception to conceal his motives and intentions. He is a schemer, and plots and plans against others carefully. When dealing with a confrontation, he will try and bluff his way out of trouble, or overcome obstacles with deliberate, covert actions.

False Idol (PA2)
People tend to reverently follow The character’s lead and look up to him in difficult situations. Whether through inspirational behaviour, fear and manipulation, or belief and hope for a better future, they think that The character genuinely believes what he does. This is all a clever facade, however, as The character is not always as upstanding and respectable as his followers believe. He is no idol, but an opportunist who knows how to manipulate a crowd into bettering his own machinations.

Executioner (CA1)
The character wears out his opponents through use of the Force, agility, and evasion. Once he has sufficiently tired his foes through the Force, physical, or mental assault, he quickly tries to find a means of cleanly and swiftly dispatching them - usually resulting in a somewhat risky all-or-nothing attempt at a deathblow.

And Now Young Skywalker, You Will Die! (CA2)
Emperor Palpatine prefers to not draw his lighsaber, instead he focuses on Force based attacks, such as (and his personal favorite) Force Lightning.

Skills (Top) : Manipulation, Diplomacy, Resolve, Empathy
Force Skills: Force Lightning, Amplification, Concealment, Farsight, Precognition

Feats: Tempest, 'Smoker', I am not Left-Handed

3rd place