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500 Unique Character Creation Questions! System and Genre Agnostic!

5 Questions was designed to help players quickly design a character background by answering five unique character questions on a single sheet of paper. These aren't simple questions like "What is your favorite color?" but rather questions that delve into your character backstory like, "What did your father say to you on his deathbed?"

Use them to sketch a backstory, or use them to help you create flaws, bonds, one unique thing, or aspects of your character.

There are 5 types of questions included in this document - 100 of each type:

  • Physical or Personality Traits
  • World Places/Events/Organizations
  • Interparty Relationships
  • NPC Relationsips
  • Character Secrets

You can print out full "ready to use" 5 question questionnaires for your players (there are 200 ready-made questionnaire sheets included), or design your own questionnaires from the comprehensive lists of questions in the Appendix. How you use them is totally up to you!

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August 18th, 2018
This is a really heplful resource. We used it during our Session Zero to flesh out our characters. I had each player roll to be assigned a random question sheet and then let them opt to replace any questions that didn't apply to their character using [...]
February 11th, 2017
I love this release. When I start running a new game, I hand each player a random page from the book. These are simple questions that help players fill in some of their character's backstory. Great for use with new players, or players that always make [...]
Jason C. [Featured Reviewer]
December 17th, 2016
Although many companies over the years have attempted the systemless RPG supplement, few have succeeded. RPG players tend to want supplemental material that expands on all elements of the game, including the mechanics. Yet another fantasy world gazett [...]
January 30th, 2016
An interesting supplement to spur creativity. Full review on my site: [...]
January 30th, 2016
If, like most people, you are eager to find new and better ways to create compelling characters, this is a steal at the price! A single great idea for a character is, to me, well worth that price alone. The value (and star rating) will decrease the mor [...]
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July 25, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on December 14, 2015.