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
QuickAgeMature
GenderAndrogynous
SpeciesGnome
ProfessionLeatherworker
PersonalityHumorous
Detailed
FamilyParentsMotherAlive and well
FatherAlive and well
Marital StatusSeparated, Mother remarried
Relationship with characterIs adopted/fostered/etc.
SiblingsSiblings3 (3 younger Female,Male,Female)
Personal RelationshipPersonal RelationshipIn a relationship, partner having an affair (known affair)
ChildrenChildren1 child (Male-Strict and trying to control everything)
Friends/EnemiesFriends/EnemiesFavour Owed - Minor with a Male Gnome Barbarian who is Quixotic
Physical DetailsSize/Weight in relation to typicalHeightAverage/typical
WeightAverage/typical
LooksLooks/apparent ageMuch younger
BackgroundHometownHometown nameSpringgard
Distance to Hometown10 x 100 miles
Time spent thereMoved in last 1 years
Size of hometownLarge Town
Primary aspect/nature of hometownOther Aspect
Residence type thereEstate
IncomePrimary Income sourceFarmland
Secondary Income sourceConsultation
LanguagesLanguageHome/Native, Common and Hobgoblin Common/standard variant - A few important words wrong
LiteracyLiteracy level (general)Mostly wrong
HabitsDrinkingUses hands whenever possible
EatingSpills a lot
SleepingRequires as much darkness as possible to get to sleep
Personal DetailsBody TypeTypeBig-bellied
ClothingStyleRagged
AccessoryClothing Clip/Tie
Demeanour/BehaviourDemeanour/BehaviourCocky
EducationHighest Level/EquivalentHome Schooled
Face/HeadEars – DescriptionSmall
Eyes - ColourHazel
Eyes - Condition (Left/Right)Short sighted/Fine
Eyes – DescriptionPenetrating
Eyebrow ColourLighter shade
Eyebrow ConditionBristly
Facial StructureOval
LipsDreamy
NoseSomething else not listed here
Teeth conditionPerfect
HairColourUmber
ConditionFalling-out
StyleBuzz Cut/very short
Quirk & SecretQuirkHas a major scar
SecretGambling – Lost something
Skin DetailsSkin ColourKhaki
Skin ConditionBlistering
Tattoos (assuming character has one)LocationFace/head/neck – Right Side
ColourHalf coloured
QualityPerfect
ReasonNot saying
TypeInstrument - harp

 

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