I was going over my character list for random reasons, and I realized that my favorite characters to play are "Normal" average people that've never had major upheavals in their life, yet are now in the "present" getting thrown in to them. Other characters that already have a long history prior to the start of the roleplay never seem as fun, because I don't get to play out those big moments. So, I started wondering, how does everyone ELSE like to start off in a roleplay! Do you begin a roleplay with an in depth history filled with major dramatic events that you must get past? OR do you begin roleplays with minimal history, having all major events happening in the "present" and near future?