20 April 2021

Ennead Games

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Background & Details – Fantasy

In 2012, the original Backgrounds and Details Kit from Ennead Games was released. Now, several years later, it has been remade, with more options and the original set of details expanded on and improved. Combining this publication with content from others that have been made over the years and new features added the BDK 2 was made. It has been designed for both players who want to flesh out their character and GMs that wish to make a NPC that little bit more believable.
 
The quick section is for when you want just the basics, such as race or profession or even personality.
 
Detailed is when you want more details for your characters or npcs or to help flesh out an existing characters background. You may need a flaw, a secret or just can’t decide what colour the characters hair is. You probably won’t be using all these details on one character at once.
 
Life events cover major events in the characters life, from birth, through adulthood and method of death, if needed.
 
Due to the nature of a random generator and coding limitations, there may be some results that are contradictory. If this occurs, then re-roll, ignore or come up with something of your own
 

This generator uses information originally found in Backgrounds & Details Kit 2 – Fantasy Edition

 

Background & Details
QuickAgeAdult
GenderMale
SpeciesHalfling
ProfessionArtist
PersonalityGentle
Detailed
FamilyParentsMotherAlive and well
FatherAlive and well
Marital StatusSeparated, Mother in a relationship
Relationship with characterNot on speaking terms
SiblingsSiblings1 sibling (older Female)
Personal RelationshipPersonal RelationshipIn a relationship, partner having an affair (known affair)
ChildrenChildrenNo children
Friends/EnemiesFriends/EnemiesFavour to collect - Major with a Female Half-Elf Actor who is Horrible
Physical DetailsSize/Weight in relation to typicalHeightAverage/typical
WeightAverage/typical
LooksLooks/apparent ageSlightly older
BackgroundHometownHometown nameStartry
Distance to Hometown8 + 10 miles
Time spent thereMoved in last 1 weeks
Size of hometownLarge Town
Primary aspect/nature of hometownReligious
Residence type thereSmall
IncomePrimary Income sourceMercenary
Secondary Income sourceSlaves
LanguagesLanguageHome/Native, Common and Giant Common/standard variant - A few words wrong
LiteracyLiteracy level (general)The odd word wrong now and then
HabitsDrinkingCannot drink same drink as others
EatingConsumes slowly
SleepingSleeps on their front
Personal DetailsBody TypeTypeBulbous
ClothingStyleToo small/revealing
AccessoryWatch/Pocket Watch
Demeanour/BehaviourDemeanour/BehaviourSad
EducationHighest Level/EquivalentMentor
Face/HeadEars – DescriptionDeep
Eyes - ColourHazel
Eyes - Condition (Left/Right)Fine/Fine
Eyes – DescriptionRound
Eyebrow ColourDarker Shade
Eyebrow ConditionNarrow
Facial StructureHeart
LipsKind
NoseLong
Teeth conditionTypical/Average
HairColourRusset
ConditionHighlights
StyleMullet
Quirk & SecretQuirkAlways invites people to events -
SecretTakes pleasure in killing
Skin DetailsSkin ColourMilk
Skin ConditionClean
Tattoos (assuming character has one)LocationHand - Right
ColourHalf coloured
QualityMiscoloured
ReasonDared to get it done
TypePlant - other

 

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