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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > February 2019 (#27) > Dungeon Master’s Guide to Roleplaying

Dungeon Master’s Guide to Roleplaying

Some characters have already led an epic life before they arrive on the table; others only reveal their past over hours of gaming. Either way, rich backgrounds can often make for unforgettable stories

BUILDING ON BACKSTORY

Kids on Bikes dedicates much of its first session to fleshing out players’ characters and the world they live in

Morris was never a particularly complex character, and this was reflected in his backstory.

A tale slim enough to be laid out in a single WhatsApp message, it explained that the young wood elf had set off for a life of adventure after rejecting his family’s habit of hunting for sport, training as a ranger in order to preserve the wilderness and the creatures that lived there.

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