Heyooo! I’m John, and I love adding depth to a campaign. It started by accident, but now I’ve realized my favorite thing as a PC is to pick certain aspects of my personality and make them STAND OUT! Good or bad. It allows for some pretty unique story ideas to flesh out, and it allows everyone playing to have a better picture of my character.
I have only one campaign under my belt as a DM, but it was a hoot! I liked focusing on details mostly overlooked. Like wind, weather, food rations, overheating donkeys, etc.