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Back in the old day, role playing systems suggested to describe a character using eye color, hair color, personality etc. I remember myself rolling for height and weight of a character with very little purpose to the actual gameplay.

Later came systems like FATE, Dungeon World and Hillfolk that introduced traits, bonds and character relationships as core mechanics of the game.

I'm a big admirer of Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi and their work on character attributes. Their thesaurus of both positive and negative traits is an invaluable resource. http://writershelpingwriters.net/

All the above inspired me to create my own character template that focuses on wounds (read more of Ackerman-Puglisi to understand this concept), traits, wants and needs. I wanted to make them actionable by defining the inherent "lie" or conflict in each of them. Also, instead of "background" and "motivations" I separate the pre-adventurer and adventurer days as two sets of influence, almost as a divider but still a continuum of where the character is coming and where she will go next.

If you find this useful or it inspires you to create your own variant, a humble tip of 0.5$ (or less) is appreciated in the spirit of pay what you want.


Please leave a review, written preferrably. I'm always interested in feedback and willing to explore points you think I should elaborate.

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