Jun 212016
 

So I was hanging out over at Guild Master Gaming, and I saw that Daniel had posted “A Tip to Help Create Player Characters and Non-Player Characters.”  I liked the idea and whipped up a quick character trait sheet for my own games  You can hand this to players and tell them to fill it out as they desire, or you can use it for quick NPC creation.

I like it for both uses for obvious reasons, but for NPCs especially.  NPCs can really solidify a setting, and I think a lot of players get a lot of appreciation from running into recognizable, memorable, and unique NPCs from time to time.

Click here to download the PDF.

Who am I QuicksheetThanks go to Dan Yocom.

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Chris Stevens

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  6 Responses to “A “Who am I?” Quicksheet for memorable & unique characters”

  1. Reminds me a bit of the character traits in Pendragon (not meant to diminish your work: I adapted that for an old program to ranfomly generating modern-world NPCs myself).

    • I’ll have to check that out…

    • You can get a quick idea of how it worked on Wikipedia – basically there were a bunch of character traits scaled on a 1-20 range (e.g. if you were very brave you would have Bravery 19/ Cowardice 1) – DM could require rolls against the appropriate vice/virtue pair when your character had to take hard decisions like resist seduction, refrain from taking vengeance and so on.

      Some found this a bit too mechanical for role playing but I thought it was a great idea for NPCs.

  2. Saw the link from your site.

    Thanks for the support.

    Dan Yocom
    Guild Master Gaming

  3. Seems like something that would be super useful just for keeping track of your characters in fiction as well.

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