Inventing a background...Basics
How do you support yourself?
Where are you currently living/staying?
Region of origin (not necessarily your current region)
What places would people recognize you? (taverns, guildhalls, temples, nearby towns, prisons??)
Family (recent plus ancestral if appropriate)
Any "family secrets"?
Friends or others you interact with often
(Optional: You can opt to explain how you know one of the other characters and describe any shared background)
Any enemies, rivalries, or hatreds?
Any current or past romantic relationships?
Flaws? (C'mon, you know you have some!)
Core beliefs (at least 2)
What personality quirks, fetishes, or foibles do you have?
Areas of knowledge or skill (skill rankings should reflect this)
What do you do in your spare time?
What adjectives would you use to summarize yourself? (to help the DM picture your character and decide how NPCs might perceive you)
The $24,000 Question
And finally, it's the 2nd day of Greengrass (~ March/April), the festival week that welcomes the arrival of spring (and ends on the Spring Equinox). It's about 2 hours past midday.. The morning chill has warmed some. It's slightly overcast, but looks like it may start raining later. Exactly where are you and what are you doing?
Email yours to brian@DrunkenElf.com or have it ready by game time.
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