My girlfriend is a huge crazy fan of Harry Potter. And she is generally uninterested in RPGs, although grudgingly willing to play one. So I am putting together a Lady Blackbird hack for her (and a few other friends).
Except I'm not particularly well-versed in the world of Harry Potter. I've read a couple of the books, and seen some of the movies, so I kind of know what's up, but I do want the game to feel right.
I don't want the events of the game to be to beholden to the events of the main story, so I'm setting things about a decade prior to Harry's birth ... so Voldemort and the Death-Eaters are around, but the characters won't get in the way of the established story.
What I need are some ideas for what these characters might *do*. I don't want the game to be set at Hogwarts, just in the general world of Harry Potter. I'd generally like to avoid Rowlings' characters, except for maybe a cameo.
So, if any Harry Potter fans out there have any good ideas for me, hit me up.
The characters I came up with, which I am open to changing:
-- Benjamin Stillwell, a student wizard, in his sixth year at Hogwarts.
-- Charlotte Stillwell, a student witch, in her second year at Hogwarts.
-- Gribbock, a house elf of the Stillwell family.
-- Miriam Mintwood, an unregistered fox animagus, escaped from Azkaban prison.
-- John August, an ex-Death Eater, his time at Azkaban served.
(NOTE: If you think it is bad of me to make my girlfriend play RPGs when she isn't interested, there is no need to tell me so, as I know her better than you do, and I am allowed to make her do things she doesn't want to do.)