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Role-Playing Character Background Sheet

Character Name:

List 3 Things Your Character Does Well:

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List 3 Things Your Character Does Poorly:

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List 3 Beliefs Your Character Holds:

(Go for solid beliefs that can be used in play; for example, “The Crown will pay for their heresy in blood!” is a bit more entertaining and useful than “Elves suck” (though that may be true).)

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List 3 Instinctive Mannerisms Your Character Holds:

(These are mannerisms your character instinctively acts out or possesses. “Toys with his dagger when nervous” would be one example. “Hides money pouch in left boot when threatened or going into battle” would be another.)

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Name 3 Emotional Attachments Your Character Holds:

(Family, nation, pet, item, religion, friends, cause, etc.)

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What Is Your Character's One Burning Desire?

(Something your character wants to achieve above all else.)

Which Virtue Best Describes Your Character? Least?

Chastity Self-Control Charity Diligence
Patience Kindness Humility Justice

Which Vice Does Your Character Struggle With Most? Least?

Lust Gluttony (no control) Greed Pride
WrathLaziness Envy

List 3 Allies Your Character Has:

(These can be important nobles, relatively unimportant friends, useful contacts, or anything in-between.)

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List 3 Enemies Your Character Has, And Why They Are Enemies:

(These can be individuals or entire groups, though avoid whole races (that's more of a prejudice).)

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Describe your character's family (parents, siblings, etc.):

Why did your character leave his or her family, friends, and village?

Why did your character choose his or her class? How was he or she trained?


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