Beyond the numbers: 20+ Questions

When I Here is a quick list of questions you can ask yourself to help stimulate backstory. There is no need to answerer each question for every character, but picking a few will lay a solid foundation for character development.

  1. Where are you from?
  2. How far have you traveled from home before the adventure starts?
  3. Who was your first love?
    1. How did it end, or is it still alive?
    2. What drew you to this person?
    3. How did you meet?
  4. Are your parents still married?
    1. Were they ever married?
    2. If no why not?
    3. If yes do they still live in the place you grew up?
  5. What is the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you?
  6. What is your favorite holiday?
  7. What was your dream job when you were ten?
    1. How did that influence your choice latter in life?
  8. Where you a bully or where you bullied?
  9. What was your parents dream job for you when you were a child?
  10. Did you have a pet as a child and if so what happened to it?
  11. Do you still have any scares or health problems from childhood injuries or disease?
  12. Do you have siblings and if so what is your relationship with them?
  13. What are your hobbies?
  14. Did you go to school or did you grow up working on the farm?
  15. Did you have a permanent home as a child?
  16. What was the most traumatic thing that happened to you growing up?
  17. Have you known true love?
    1. How did it end or is it still on going?
    2. How did you meet?
  18. What was your first job?
    1. Did you like it?
    2. Why did you leave?
  19. What was the happiest moment of your life up to now?
  20. What was your biggest victory and worst defeat before you started adventuring?

    Do you have some great character backstoies to share? If so leave them in the comments and don’t forget to fallow the feed. Have a great day and happy gaming.

Published in: on January 19, 2010 at 7:37 am  Leave a Comment  

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