Skull & Shackles
CHARACTER CONCEPT CREATION TOOLS
Step 1: Write 5 background and concept elements that you feel are important to your image of the character. These can be a concept overview, a list of important life events, a physical description, a personality profile…whatever you need to get an image in your mind. 5 is just a minimum… more elements are encouraged!
Step 2: List at least two goals for the character. At least one of these goals should be one that the character has, while another should be one that you, as a player, want to see developed over the course of the game.
Step 3: List at least two secrets about your character. One is a secret the character knows, one is a secret that involves him but that he is not actually aware of yet. This will help me in creating plots that center around your character. I may also be creating a third secret which you as a player will not be aware of, so expect some surprises!
Step 4: Describe at least three people that are tied to the character. Two of them are friendly to the character, one is hostile. If you like, you can include an enemy of yours here as well, so I have an instant NPC nemesis to throw at you.
Step 5: Describe three memories, mannerisms, or quirks that your character has. They don’t have to be elaborate, but they should provide some context and flavor.
Nicknames, If Any:
What do you look like? (Eye color, hair color, ethnicity, distinguishing marks or features, clothing, jewelry, gear, etc):
What are your hobbies, skills, etc?
Who and where is your family?
Do you have any secrets, and what are they? Why do you keep them?
Do you believe in fate? Explain.
On a scale of 1 to 5 (where 1 is fastest), how quick are you to…
Fall in love:
Be a leader:
It is your first voyage on board a ship, If so, why? and what is your goal aboard the ship/at the destination?