10 Ideas For Your Next Character

Thinking up new characters can be tricky. Here are ten ideas to inspire you. If you’re happy with your current guy, bookmark this page and come back to it when you next roll up a character.

  1. The last barbarian of a tribe, who dedicates his life to hunting down the monsters that wiped out his people.
  2. A dwarf of royal lineage, adventuring in self-imposed exile until he proves himself worthy to lead his people.
  3. A common thief, with a secret identity as an elite assassin.
  4. A loudmouthed cleric who secretly only does it for the money. For reasons unknown to him, his deity grants spells anyway.
  5. A disgraced warrior, falsely accused of treachery, who seeks to restore his name.
  6. A mage obsessed with finding and studying new and rare monsters.
  7. A paladin of the Lawful Neutral deity of commerce, hunting for treasure to stimulate the economy.
  8. A silver-tongued villain who plots to lead a rebellion and overthrow the king.
  9. An exile from a distant world who seeks a way home.
  10. A decorated military leader who hides a secret that he’s actually a terrible coward.

Comments (4)

Christian (May 16th, 2009)

Numbers 4, 7 and 10 definitely made me chuckle, but those’re all good ideas.

Josh W (May 16th, 2009)

A current idea that I am massaging into a character is a half-orc ranger trying to fit in in a remote, predominately human village.

Noumenon (June 24th, 2009)

Sorry, I don’t need any more character ideas. Johnn Four gave me all I’ll ever need. We have to get him to turn this into a series.

Bradley (February 28th, 2010)

Before I read this I had a rogue with a +9 to his Bluff, Diplomacy, Intimidate, and Disguise with the bonuses at second level spiking the +12s because of synergies. I used him to rob banks Disguised as a noble with the bank conveniently “losing” all the records of his account, then the banks would apologize and reimburse the distressed “noble” with all his money. The DM thought this was hilarious.

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