Results for tag: Background
Posted by: Ryklu on Jun 7, 2011 at 07:06:50 PM
I often tell my fellow gamers--especially when I am the Dungeon Master--that a character needs to exist beyond the character sheet. Making a character is more than selecting options in the DDI Character Creator or rolling dice and choosing options that sound fun; a character should have a history, a background, and a purpose.
I bring this up as a topic because 4th Edition D&D seems to be disasterously lacking in the character background department. With 4E rules, it's too easy for a player to simply create a shallow character, throw on some heavy armor, grab a heavy sword, and wander into the wilderness to attack a random monster. The story should count for some of that fun--it should count for *most* of that fun--and a character background is a fantastic addition to...