Random backgrounds or backstories help fast character generation and make it easier to start a new campaign. This post includes some random character backgrounds for fantasy roleplaying games. Continue reading “Random Fantasy Roleplaying Game Character Backgrounds”
Tag: Character Roles
Here you will find world-building ideas, character twists, and adventure hooks for classes, roles, and professions for dark and perilous fantasy worlds.
Heroes, villains, and everyone in between have agendas, dreams, and goals. Everyone has secrets, and all have lost track of who or why they are on their current path. Why do they fight? Why do we even care?
Rampant paranoia and twisted logic will shake up your characters and their adventures. Nothing is as it appears.
These posts are for creating those characters. I hope these characters will inspire roleplayers. My systems of choice are Pathfinder RPG, Dungeons and Dragons, but the articles are system-neutral. Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play and Shadow of the Demon Lord fans will hopefully feel right at home.
For all others, I hope they are entertaining. I certainly enjoyed writing them.
The Sword of the Crown
The crown needs to represent everybody and stay above mundane struggles to maintain the divine right to rule. This calls for loyal supporters both in the Crown’s Inner Council and in the field. Advisers and agents of the Crown to deal with the dark times at hand. This is the Great Game, my friends.
Who could be a better protagonist in your story? Continue reading “The Sword of the Crown”
The Way of the Sellsword
“Back to the company. Back to business. Back to the parade of years. Back to the annals. Back to fear.”
– Glen Cook, The Black Company (1984)
Mercenaries and mercenary stories are probably the most basic fantasy tales in a world with lots of rain and morally dubious characters. Sellswords are mercenaries – soldiers for hire. The way of the sellsword – a life of war on the road – is a hard one, but offer a high reward for those who survive. Continue reading “The Way of the Sellsword”
The Secrets of the Demon Hunter
The demons have lingered on the fringes beyond the border of your reality since the Dawn of Time, and the Demon Hunters may be our last chance. One day the gates will burst open the gates and the world will end, or at least that is the beliefs of many loremasters. Continue reading “The Secrets of the Demon Hunter”