Here is the 411,
I love creating NPC's but i feel i might be putting too much effort into back story, character details etc...
are detailed npc's healthy, or is too much of a good thing bad?
generally i will have basic history of character -
Kamroc, half - orc, came to town 5 yrs ago, 39 years old, large build, has a scar across his right eye, helps with getting rid of drunkards at the "crazy kobold" and is looking at moving towns but cannot aford to leave yet due to a debt he needs to pay off for punching a nobleman
I just feel it brings the character to life rather than
Kamroc, half- orc, works at "crazy kobold", late 30's, large build
how much detail should go into non- essential NPC's?
and how much should go into key NPC's?
For essential i normally go into further detail (why they came to town, more descprition, how the fight started etc...)
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