Going back to the theme of pacifist characters, it's one which had be really quite challenging and often provides quite a good reward if it manages to come off right. A lot of it does matter with the type of character, obviously some professions just don't suit the pacifist way. A good example of how it can work in a group roleplay that has violence and death in it, would to be considering a healer or scholar/monk role that has some purpose to the group beyond killing. But then the question does also exist whether it's the act of violence they hate, or personally committing violence that they hate. I don't know if technically both count as pacifists, I would consider that they do but I'm not an expert on the matter. It can also lead to a great level of teamwork between writers as there are players that need to be protected yet they will be ding soemthing that the warriors of the group aren't able to do later on.