Create memorable characters with great story potential!
At the heart of all great stories are strong characters. It doesn’t matter whether you’re reading a short story, writing a novel, or watching a play. The characters found in TV series, comic books, and games are more alike on a creative level than they are different. The symbiotic relationship between character and story is universal across media.
Building Characters explores what goes into crafting memorable and enjoyable characters. While the focus is on tabletop roleplaying games, writing terms rather than RPG jargon are used. It’s not going about crunching numbers or picking abilities; it’s about writing your character, rather than just playing them. Because even though there are other hats that we wear around the table, it’s the writer’s craft that we’re dabbling in.
With clear step-by-step instructions, you can:
- Identify the types of character personalities
- Develop a compelling and useful character history
- Explore the character’s motivations, aptitudes, and experiences
Building Characters is system-agnostic and can be used with any game system, setting, or work of fiction.
About Black Box Editions
Black Box Editions embrace a minimalist aesthetic in design and presentation. We believe the spotlight belongs on the creativity of the players as they converse and collaborate on their stories. Roleplaying is an activity, not a book. Our titles are merely tools.