Generic Background Questionaire

1. What about you is heroic?

2. What about you is social? What do you like about people?

3. Invent an adventure/plot that your character would actively undertake (as opposed to just tagging along)?


1. What is your real, birth name? What name do you use?

2. Do you have a nickname? What is it, and where did you get it?

3. What do you look like? (Include height, weight, hair, eyes, skin, apparent age, and distinguishing features)

4. How do you dress most of the time?

5. How do you "dress up?"

6. How do you "dress down?"

7. What do you wear when you go to sleep?

8. Do you wear any jewellery?

9. In your opinion, what is your best feature?

10. What's your real birth date?

11. Where do you live? Describe it.

12. Do you own a horse? Describe her/him

13. What is your most prized mundane possession? Why do you value it so much?

14. What one word best describes you?


1. What is your family like?

2. Who is your father, and what is he like?

3. Who is your mother, and what is she like?

4. What is your parents marriage like? Were they married? Do they remain married?

5. What are your siblings names? What are they like?

6. What's the worst thing one of your siblings ever did to you?

7. Did you ever meet any other family members? Who were they? What did you think of them?


1. What is your first memory?

2. What was your favourite toy?

3. What was your favourite game?

4. Any non-family member adults stick out in your mind? Who were they, and how did you know them? Why do they stick out?

5. Who was your best friend when you were growing up?

6. What is your fondest, childhood memory?

7. What is your worst childhood memory?


1. Do you have a job? What is it? Do you like it? If no job, where does your money, if you have any, come from?

2. What is your boss like (chances are you do work for your folks)?

3. What are your co-workers like? Do you get along with them? Any in particular? Which ones don't you get along with?

4. What is something you had to learn that you hated?

5. Do you tend to save or spend your money? Why?


1. What hobbies do you have?

2. Who is your closest friend? Describe them and how you relate to them.

3. Who is your worst enemy? Describe them and why you don't get along.

4. What stories do you like? Do you even pay attention?

5. What type of places do you hang out in with your friends?

6. What annoys you more than anything else?

7. What would be the perfect gift for you?

8. What's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen?

9. What time of day is your favourite?

10. What kind of weather is your favourite?

11. What is your favourite food? What is your least favourite food?

12. What is your favourite drink?

13. What's your favourite animal? Why?

14. Do you have any pets? Do you want any pets? What kind?

15. What do you find most relaxing?

16. What habit that others have annoys you most?

17. What kind of things embarrass you? Why?

18. What don't you like about yourself?

19. How would you like to look?

20. What's the worst thing you've done to someone you loved?


1. How old were you when you first got drunk? What was the experience like?

2. Did anything good come out of it? Did anything bad come out of it?

3. Do you drink on any kind of regular basis?

4. What kind of alcohol do you prefer?


1. What one act in your past are you most ashamed of? What one act in your past are you most proud of?

2. Have you ever been in an argument before? Over what, with whom, and who won?

3. Have you ever been in a physical fight before? Over what, with whom, and who won?

4. What do you feel most strongly about?

5. What do you pretend to feel strongly about, just to impress people?

6. What trait do you find most admirable, and how often do you find it?

7. Do you have any feelings in general that you are disturbed by? What are they? Why do they disturb you?

8. What is your religious view of things?

9. Do you think the future is hopeful? Why?

10. What's the worst thing that can be done to another person? Why?

11. What's the worst thing you could actually do to someone you hated?

12. Are you a better leader or follower? Why do you think that? If you think the whole leader-follower archetype is a crock of shit, say so, and explain why?

13. What is your responsibility to the world, if any? Why do you think that?

14. Do you think redemption is possible? If so, can anyone be redeemed, or are there only certain circumstances that can be? If not, why do you think nothing can redeem itself?

15. Is it okay for you to cry? When was the last time you cried?

16. What do you think is wrong with MOST people, overall?


1. What is the thing that has frightened you most? Do you think there is anything out there that's scarier than that? What do you think that would be?

2. Has anyone or anything you've ever cared about died? How did you feel about it? What happened?

3. What was the worst injury you've ever received? How did it happen?

4. How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?

5. What is your current long-term goal?

6. What is your current short-term goal?

7. Do you have any bad habits? If so, what are they, and do you plan to get rid of them?

8. How private of a person are you? Why?

9. If you were to gain an obscenely large sum of money (via an inheritance) what would you do?

10. What would you wish for if you new it would come true?

11. What do you do when you are bored?

12. What is the most frightening potential handicap or disfigurement you can conceive of? What makes it so frightening?