Hi, I am looking to generate a list of character types. Im hoping to crowdsource to finish the list - think of a type of character you have got a lot of mileage out of during play. The list I have already generated is below, but I would be looking to double it:
the purpose of the list is so players can use as inspiration for their own characters.
To clarify what a type is, its the characters dominant personality trait. The difference between a type and just a simple trait is how much mileage you can get out of it during play, and also how much the player can explore the reasons behind it.
i.e. Lets say a perfectly reasonable trait is 'forgetful' - during play you can.... forget stuff - thats not really a lot of mileage out of that one trait. Also, what is the reason behind the forgetfulness that the player can expore? uh, he doesnt have a good memory. Again, in general, not much to explore there. So I would say thats not a 'type' its just a 'trait'
Whereas an 'arrogant' character, for instance - you could get a lot of stuff happening during play from your character being an arrogant type. And why is the character arrogant? Again much more there to explore in the characters history and psychology for their arrogance and perhaps opportunities to either affirm or moderate their arrogance due to stuff that happens during play.
Any and all help appreciated - give me your fun character 'types' you have played and loved!