Background Questions for Players

Are you a GM whose players create one-dimensional characters?

Are you a player with a GM who wants you to flesh out a character, but you just don’t know where to start?

On our wiki, we’ve put together a page of Background Questions for Players. These are questions to ask yourself about a player-character’s history, to put muscle and flesh on the bones of the character’s statistics.

A few sample questions:

  • List 3 things your character does well (that aren’t on the character sheet)
  • List 3 instinctive mannerisms that your character exhibits
  • Name 3 emotional attachments
  • List 3 allies
  • List 3 enemies, and why they’re enemies
  • Why did your character choose his or her class? How was he or she trained?

What questions do you like to ask about player-characters? Let us know in the comments.

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