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Your Life: Random Fantasy Character Backgrounds

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Your Life is a setting-agnostic random background generator for fantasy TTRPGs. It was funded on kickstarter with the help of 326 backers.

Rolling a random background can help inspire characters you wouldn't normally think to play, to inspire something fresh if you're in a rut, or you can just roll up some random characters for fun.

Your Life is 64 pages of nothing-but-tables.

Over 250 Unique Events

There are over 250 unique events for characters, with most of those referencing supporting tables so even rolling the same event twice won't be exactly the same.

Useful Supplementary Tables

There's a d666 table of 216 trinkets to choose from, because random trinkets are fun. There's a d100 table of random cultural quirks. There are tables for different injuries, crimes, monsters, deities, aristocratic titles, and professions.

Works With Any Setting

Because the main events always reference supplementary tables, it's easy to adjust things to fit a particular setting.

Event says you were attacked by a monster? You can either use the given table of over a hundred monsters, or you can use a random table from the game you're playing in.

Need a deity for some event? You can reference your own setting, or you can roll a random portfolio in the deity portfolio generator.

A Note on the Files

The download for this has two files: "Your_Life.pdf" and "Your_Life_-_pages.pdf". The first of these is done as two-page spreads (like the "Full-size Preview" option). As the design is meant to be printed on A5 pages and many tables span two pages, having the pdf as two-page spreads means no table splits across pages. The second option is per-page (like the "Quick Preview" option), which may display better on some devices, but will have tables split across pages.

 
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March 09, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on March 15, 2022.
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Micah Abresch
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