Skull RPG: Game Masters Tell Your Story

GM 101: How to Create a Good NPC for Your RPG

February 10, 2021 Dwight and Jacob Scull Season 1 Episode 142
Skull RPG: Game Masters Tell Your Story
GM 101: How to Create a Good NPC for Your RPG
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Skull RPG: Game Masters Tell Your Story
GM 101: How to Create a Good NPC for Your RPG
Feb 10, 2021 Season 1 Episode 142
Dwight and Jacob Scull

Hey Storytellers,

In today's episode, we will cover how to create a backstory for your good NPC's in your stories.

 Check out our newest book - Human NPC's: 84 Complete NPC's for 5th edition to use in your RPG in minutes:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TCKRZTM/

Check out our first book - 19 RPG Adventures for Game Masters to Run in any TTRPG: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NQ38H2K

There are no heroes without flaws. There are no rulers without secrets. There is no one in a position of power that hasn't done something they regret.

Secrets may be a driving force for a good NPC. They may be trying to cover those up, or doing things to keep the secret buried. Everyone has something they are ashamed of and that is what I build into my backstory for every notable NPC that can affect the players' lives. Knowing that secret can lead to some really fun impromptu (or planned) adventures for your players.

Show Notes

Hey Storytellers,

In today's episode, we will cover how to create a backstory for your good NPC's in your stories.

 Check out our newest book - Human NPC's: 84 Complete NPC's for 5th edition to use in your RPG in minutes:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TCKRZTM/

Check out our first book - 19 RPG Adventures for Game Masters to Run in any TTRPG: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NQ38H2K

There are no heroes without flaws. There are no rulers without secrets. There is no one in a position of power that hasn't done something they regret.

Secrets may be a driving force for a good NPC. They may be trying to cover those up, or doing things to keep the secret buried. Everyone has something they are ashamed of and that is what I build into my backstory for every notable NPC that can affect the players' lives. Knowing that secret can lead to some really fun impromptu (or planned) adventures for your players.