1.) Basic Information: What is your character’s name, race, and age? What does your character look like?
2.) Does your character have any recurring mannerisms, sayings, or catchphrases unique to them?
3.) Profession: What is your character’s defining skill or ability? Who was the mentor that taught them that skill? Are they alive or dead? How does your character feel about them now?
4.) Family: Who are their parents and siblings (names, professions) and are they alive or dead? If alive, where do they live and what do they think of your current path in life? How does your character feel about them? What are they like?
5.) How would your Hero’s parents describe him/her?
6.) What is your Hero’s greatest strength? Greatest weakness?
7.) Religion: Does your character have a Patron god? Which one is it? Why does your character revere that god? How devout is your character?
8.) Home: Where is your character from? Where have they been spending their time before becoming an adventurer?
9.) What are your Hero’s most favorite things? Least favorite?
10.) What is your Hero’s single greatest fear?
11.) Does your Hero have any prejudices?
12.) The Call to Adventure: Something happened recently to your character to make them want to set out on the path to adventure. What was it? This could be an external event or a personal revelation. Explain the circumstances of this recent event.
13.) Ambition: What is your character’s long-term life goal right now? This should be both specific and personal (i.e. “make money” is a bad goal. “Make enough money to hire mercenaries to take back my ancestral lands” is a good goal.)
14.) Conflict: Your character has a still-living rival, friendly or otherwise, back home or wherever your character lived last. Who were they, and what was the nature of the conflict between them? How does your character feel about them right now?
15.) Other Connections: Who are your friends and enemies? Who do you love or hate? What are your prized possessions? Be sure to include 2 still-living NPCs that your character cares about.
16.) Is your Hero in love? Are they married or betrothed?
17.) Where do your Hero’s loyalties lie?
18.) If you could, what advice would you give your Hero?