What is the Character Matrix?
This is a series of questions to answer from your character’s perspective. They cover your character’s history, what they have done, what they will do and the way they would react to certain key situations. The idea is to answer the questions quickly with your gut from the mindset of your character. It’s meant to evolve WITH your character so nothing in there is set in stone, it’s simply intended to think about ‘who’ your character is, not how many points they have in the ‘blaster’ skill.
Check out an adaptation of the Matrix on BardicElgalad’s developing Deadlands campaign The Good The Bad And The Savage
Describe three things about your appearance.
Describe three things about your manner.
What are your three most valuable possessions?
What is your role on the crew?
What is your relationship to the crew?
What kind of first impression do you make?
How do others see you?
How do you see yourself?
What creature or thing best represents you?
What is your trademark?
What was growing up like?
What did your family teach you?
What or where is home?
What was your previous vocation?
Why did you leave your homeworld?
What attribute is most important in a friend?
Who or what earns your loyalty?
Who was the most important person in your life?
Who is/was your mentor and describe their relationship to you.
Who is/was your nemesis’ and describe their relationship to you.
What can you always be relied on to do?
Where have you ‘got it where it counts’?
What is as easy as ‘dusting crops’ for you?
When or where do you feel most ‘cocky’?
Which body part do you rely on most?
What won’t you do?
What gives you ‘a bad feeling about this?’
Why or when do you fail?
What or where is your soft spot?
What presses your buttons?
How do you resolve disputes?
Describe how you fight.
What is your weapon of choice?
How do you react when cornered?
When do you retreat?
How do you behave under stress?
How do cope with physical hardship?
How would you react to betrayal?
How do you deal with the unexpected?
How do you respond to change?
What was the highlight of your life?
What was the worst thing you did?
What was your greatest failure?
What is your biggest regret?
What would you change?
What is most important to you?
What is your greatest concern?
What is your dream?
What is your destiny?
How did you meet your maker?
The Big Things
Life & Death
Wealth, Glory or Honour?