Found this list of questions in one of my old sketchbooks and decided to post it here since these are very important questions.
It’s vitally important that characters have character. Knowing the answer to just these sort of questions as a game designer, role playing game master, storyteller, etc. is very, very, very important. These are the kinds of questions actors ask themselves when preparing to take on a role and are the type of questions anyone involved in any art form that involves characters should be asking themselves.
Origin in Feeling toward others, society, organizations of note?
What is your concept of beauty?
What is your concept of fear?
Has your character encounters either ????
is characters goals, fears, hopes, aspirations?
Occupation? (or former occupation?)
Feelings towards… ?
physical = height? weight? shape? form, physique? eye color? hair color? skin color?
Love(s)? Lovers? Sexuality? Sexual?
Strength of will?
Intellect/physique meets background?
Reasons? (for being? for being in a certain place, etc.)?
Name?.. and true name?
When and how did important dreams meet your life?
Name enemies you have met, not met?
True Form (and it’s looks?) (physically and spiritually, etc.)
Who do you serve – people, self, country, a master, a religion, a gut feeling, a dream, a wife, a husband, kid, etc.?
Ever been to battle?
Ever been to a library?
Ever killed someone?
Ever graduate – from where?
What do you value (as your riches, goals, etc.)?
Motives – ulterior, true, false?
Beliefs – myths, truths, half knowledges, lies, afterlife(s)?
Angered by _________?
Turned on by ________?
Origins unknown – history unknown?
Anal accountant type?
How do you have fun?
Hangouts? With who?
Make a living by ___________?
Past Life ideas? — Reborn, death, life? Immortality?
Immortality as a goal?
Practice?, etc. etc.
(I could go on forever with more questions)…
Build character. Characters that have character are far better then those with no character.
Look how many broken promises there have been :
and the latest fiasco caused many long time players hudreds if not thousands of dollars, but they say it’s all nice and balanced…
Entropia Universe may have some good sides to it, but right now there’s many bad sides to it. It may be the worlds most expensive mmo, and may have gained some who were favored some of their money back, but the real truth it is a huge skam, and it’s highly unbalanced and there currently appears to be much favoritism involved in this game which actually uses real money as virtual money.
These are the people that will be creating the Planet Micheal soon that is a themepark type of planet based on Micheal Jackson. If they can’t turn their act around, I suspect MJ is going to be turning over in his grave really soon!!!