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
GenderFemale
SpeciesHalf-Elf
ProfessionGem cutter
PersonalityFrigid
Detailed
FamilyParentsMotherTerminal, close to death
FatherAlive and well
Marital StatusStill together, never married
Relationship with characterBroken off all contact
SiblingsSiblings3 (1 older Male, 2 younger Female & Unknowable )
Personal RelationshipPersonal RelationshipIn a relationship, having an affair (unknown affair)
ChildrenChildren1 child (Male-Typical parent/child relationship)
Friends/EnemiesFriends/EnemiesFavour to collect - Major with a Female Kobold Servant who is Rich
Physical DetailsSize/Weight in relation to typicalHeight10 + 10 % above
Weight1 % above
LooksLooks/apparent ageSlightly older
BackgroundHometownHometown nameBencaster
Distance to Hometown2 x 10 miles
Time spent thereMoved in last 6 years
Size of hometownLarge Town
Primary aspect/nature of hometownAcademic/Student/Learning
Residence type thereCrowded/Multiple families
IncomePrimary Income sourceProperty - Rental or selling
Secondary Income sourceCollections
LanguagesLanguageHome/Native only
LiteracyLiteracy level (general)The odd word wrong now and then
HabitsDrinkingPut toppings/condiments on everything they consume
EatingPut toppings/condiments on everything they consume
SleepingCan remember their dreams most of the time
Personal DetailsBody TypeTypeUnderweight
ClothingStyleFancy/Formal
AccessoryWatch/Pocket Watch
Demeanour/BehaviourDemeanour/BehaviourAggressive
EducationHighest Level/EquivalentNo official schooling/Life experience
Face/HeadEars – DescriptionHairy
Eyes - ColourCopper/Bronze
Eyes - Condition (Left/Right)Fine/Fine
Eyes – DescriptionSharp
Eyebrow ColourSame as main hair
Eyebrow ConditionCurly
Facial StructureOblong
LipsClassy
NoseFlared Nostrils
Teeth conditionFilled/Altered
HairColourDirty Blond
ConditionHighlights
StyleBraid/Plaits
Quirk & SecretQuirkFidgets constantly
SecretLibrary – Occult Books
Skin DetailsSkin ColourChestnut
Skin ConditionMade-up
Tattoos (assuming character has one)LocationUpper Leg – Right
ColourAll black
QualityFading/Old
ReasonReward
TypeDrink container (cup, stein etc.)

 

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