Sunil Stoneheart's Character Survey

Characterization Made Easy

Background

  • Where was your character born?
  • Who raised him?
  • What was happening in the region when your character was growing up?
  • Does your character have any relatives?

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Motivation

  • What are your character's immediate goals? What would he like to do in the coming year?
  • What are his long-term goals?
  • What type of person would be his ideal mate?
  • Who is his patron deity? Is he a devout worshiper?
  • Is he a devout member of any nonreligious cause?
  • Is there any race, creed, alignment, religion or the like against which he is strongly prejudiced?
  • What is his greatest fear?
  • What is the one task he absolutely refuses to do?

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Idiosyncrasies

  • What is your character's motto or favorite saying?
  • What is his favorite color?
  • Describe what he would wear if money were no object?
  • What is his favorite food? Drink?
  • What is his favorite animal?
  • What habits of his friends annoy him most?

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Traits: rank each trait from 1 to 10

(you may need to modify these for evil characters / campaigns)

Courtesy

Valor

Self-sacrifice

Generosity

Sobriety

Calm temper

Optimism

Curiosity

Forgiveness

Cheerfulness

Patience

Honesty

Helpfulness

Loyalty
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Miscellaneous

  • What well-known media figure from sports, movies or politics most closely resembles your character?
  • What would be his theme song?
  • If his friends were to write his epitaph, what would it be?
  • What would be his job in modern society?

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