Do we all have a Character Type?

This is something I was thinking about yesterday, you spend all this time creating this character, the game really doesn’t matter, the rules ate for want of a better word, irrelevant..
Then you bestow them with life, you give them a personality, a life, a history, but do we always add a little something in every time? A signature if you will?
This is something I was thinking about yesterday, you spend all this time creating this character, the game really doesn’t matter, the rules ate for want of a better word, irrelevant.. Then you bestow them with life, you give them a personality, a life, a history, but do we always add a little something in every time? A signature if you will?
I have spent days making PC’s before, giving them a skills, scores, equipment, and most importantly well I guess a soul, everyone needs one… You give them a history, a life, a reason behind the skills they have and you give them certain character traits.
But.
Now I’m not talking about a Class or a Race, doesn’t even matter if is DnD or Vampire, I even added Role Playing into a game of Warhammer 40K once!
No, what I mean is finding no matter how hard you try, each character has something similar from you, one of our traits, your inner belie
I’ve only noticed that I do it, everyone of my PC’s no matter what have this single thing, they are escaping their past.
Be it the pretty Human Bard, who is escaping her drunk abusive father.
Or the Shadowbane Stalker Changeling who wiped out whole groups because she was told to.
Or even Elven mage / thief who is running away from the guild that hunts her down for being freelance.
Either way I have them.
I noticed it in others too… One Player who has the strong silent type, the PC’s are the all different, but they all have that something, or the player who likes having a bit of the fantastic, something Epic and out of the ordinary. Another has players that ‘care’.
I guess we all do it, its impossible not to, no matter how good we are, these things seep out, our personalities define us. Our Inner Beliefs, good or bad are who we are.
So, do you do this? Can you suggest a way around it? Have you experienced anything funny because of this….?

Thanks for Reading.

Jen.

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