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why do people avoid happy backstories like theyre the plague stop listening to linkin park for a moment and realize you dont need to be miserable to have character development
One of the most entertaining characters I ever helped create ended up inheriting the illegitimate family business at 16 and *he loved every second of it*.
….I don’t know if that’s a happy backstory or just a happy evil person, but eh
You know my favourite thing to do as a GM?
Have a PC’s parents show up and be super embarrassing.
Mum. “Oh look at you! 12th level necromancer! So fancy.”
Dad: “It’s not too late to start working on the farm like your brothers.”
Mum: “Stop it. You know li’l Thimbly is allergic to leather.”
Mordo of the Dark Triad: “DO NOT CALL ME THIMBLY IN FRONT OF MY FRIENDS!”