Character Traits

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by The Watch Dog, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. This simple resource bank will sort out some basic quirks and mannerisms characters can have. Such subtle touches to your character concepts can mean the difference between a lively character and a bland shell of walking mass.

    The following are taken from Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide, 4th edition.


    Your character maybe...
    • Is prone to singing, whistling, or humming quitely
    • Speaks in rhymes or meter
    • Has particularly low or high voice
    • Slurs words, lisps, or stutters
    • Enunciates very clearly
    • Speaks loudly
    • Whispers
    • Uses flowery speech or long words
    • Frequently uses the wrong word
    • Uses colorful oaths and exclamations
    • Constantly makes jokes or puns
    • Is prone to predictions of certain doom
    • Fiddles and fidgets nervously
    • Squints
    • Stares into distance
    • Chews something constantly
    • Paces
    • Taps fingers
    • Bites fingernails
    • Twirls hair or tugs beard


    Your character might be having...
    • Distinctive jewelery (earrings, necklaces, bracelets)
    • Piercing
    • Flamboyant or outlandish clothes
    • Formal or very clean clothes
    • Ragged and very dirty clothes
    • Pronounced scar
    • Missing tooth
    • Unusual eye colour
    • Tattoo
    • Birthmark
    • Unusual skin colour
    • Bald head
    • Braided beard or hair
    • Unusual hair colour
    • Nervous eye twitch
    • Distinctive nose
    • Distinctive posture-crooked or very rigid
    • Exceptional beauty
    • Exceptional deformity
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