Don’t take this too seriously (although there are bonus points for concepts I can work with, and this kind of thing might help). You don’t need to flesh out every person mentioned below, but NPCs your character cares about (or cares about beating) are great fodder.


  • What is your name?
  • What do your friends call you?
  • What about your enemies?


  • Tall? Short?
  • Thin? Fat?
  • Pretty? Plain?
  • What is your hair like?
  • What are you wearing?
  • What else do you typically wear?

I’m on a train!

  • Why are you on the last tube?
    • Isn’t it past your bedtime?
  • Who’s with you?
  • Did you bring something to read or do?


  • How do you pay the bills?
  • Do you enjoy it?
  • How would you like to pay the bills?
  • Would you say you’re ambitious?
  • Tell me about a work friend or rival.


  • Are you well educated?
  • Any post-nominals?
    • Any that you actually use?
  • Still in touch with anyone from school/college/uni?


  • Where do you live? (Remember, game is set in London)
  • Who do you live with?
  • Any pets?
  • Where would you rather live?
  • Where are you from?
    • Why did you leave?


  • Got a significant other?
    • How’s that going?
  • Any insignificant ones?
  • Or are you happy alone?


  • What’s your relationship with your parents like?
  • What about siblings?
  • Any other notable family?

Odds and Ends

  • Favourite food?
  • Favourite band?
  • Favourite film?
  • Embarrassed by any of those?
  • Hobbies?
  • Political party?
  • Religion?


  • Who would worry if you want missing for months?
  • Who would notice if you were replaced by an alien?
    • What do you mean, ‘why do I ask?’? No reason.