I don’t know if its taboo to ask questions about your personal characters and not over-arching game rules but here it goes. We got the game Mouse Guard a few weeks ago. It is our first RPG. I had almost no knowledge of what the game was when I bought it, but I love it. I love the idea of each person developing a character and watching them interact with each other. Everyone was making characters, and I made three separate characters, and they all just seemed bland and uninteresting. So I decided to invest a lot of time into a character. I wrote a poem about a mouse. I am not a poet nor do I have the slightest clue about making poetry but I thought it would make the whole experience funner. I really like the story I created but then came the task of placing onto the character sheet and the skills and such were easy, but I ran into trouble when I tried to give him a belief and an instinct.
If your interested here’s the poem…
He’s not in the end going to be named Siegfried and the other guy is not necessarily going to be Cervantes (which are actually names of characters in a video game). I’ll think of their names over time. Wolfpointe, I admit I don’t know if it is actually as I describe it but I’m kinda making a guess. More importantly I’m wondering whether this soulless, revenge-driven character will actually be any fun to play and if it is a decent character then what should be his belief/instinct. I mean he could change to start caring for the lives of others, etc.