Player Character Questionnaire

This questionnaire is meant to assist players in creating backgrounds for their characters and as a means for them to address any potential concerns they may have as players. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of what is allowed in a background.

Questions for Characters

First Age

  1. According to the book Dreams of the First Age: Lands of Creation, the average Solar reincarnated between five and eight times. How many times did you reincarnate, if any?
  2. Were any of your incarnations canon characters? If so, who? [GM’s note: This is perfectly fine, and actively encouraged. GM created First Age Solars are also perfectly fine as well for consideration.]
  3. Who was your greatest First Age incarnation and what was their greatest accomplishment?
  4. Who was your greatest Primordial War incarnation and how did they contribute to said war?
  5. How did the Great Curse affect your character? Did they commit any particular act during Limit Break that lived on in infamy?
  6. What was your general attitude towards other Exalted? Your Lunar Mate?
  7. How did you die during the Usurpation?
  8. Anything else you want me to know? Last chance!

Second Age

[GM Note: these questions are meant to be for your character before Exaltation.]

  1. Who are you? Where are you from? What ethnicity are you? What do you do? What do you really do?
  2. Are you important?
  3. What do you look like, both in terms of fashion and physical appearance?
  4. Why are you in Magnimar and who are you working for there? [GM’s note: the Wiki is great for this! Lots of NPCs! Read the wiki!]
  5. What is your Motivation? Your Intimacies?
  6. How does your character feel about spirits (gods, ghosts, etc), Fair Folk, Exalts, and anything else supernatural prior to Exaltation?
  7. Anything else you want me to know? Last chance!

Questions for Players

  1. What are your hopes and expectations for this game?
  2. Because of the nature of Exalted, sometimes PCs can clash with one another in dramatic ways in game/character. Are you comfortable with this? If yes, can you do so in a reasonable and mature fashion? If no, how would you suggest preventing such conflicts from arising?
  3. What are you favorite types of Exalt? If you don’t know or don’t have a preference, what do you enjoy about the Solar Exalted?
  4. There will be combat every session. This basically means that at least once per session, there will be either standard combat, social combat (including roleplaying), and mass combat (i.e., large scale battles involving dozens, if not hundreds or more combatants). Are you comfortable taking a backseat during these moments if you aren’t specialized in one of those areas? If no, how else would your character contribute to the party during those times? If yes, what will you do that will not disrupt the flow of the game and allow your fellow player(s) to stand in the spotlight?
  5. Do you have any questions about the Player-GM Contract?
  6. Any other comments, concerns, questions, etc? Last chance!

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Player Character Questionnaire

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