Character Questionnaire

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The Character Questionnaire is a framework to assist players in fleshing out who their character is. It is intended to be answered from the perspective of the character, covering everything from mundane information about the character's family to very personal questions about their mental stance on sensitive topics. The intent behind the questionnaire is to drive players to think about what sort of person their character really is, and how their character became that sort of person. It is also a useful tool in conjunction with a Character History, as the answers to the questions can help flesh out the history, and the history can help answer the questions. Like a Character History, for events and information in the Character Questionnaire to be considered cannon it must be submitted and approved by the World/Character Referee The answers to several of the questions are not meant to be immutable. As the character grows through the course of play it is both expected and desired that their stances and opinions will be challenged and perhaps change. It is suggested that players revisit their answers to the questions periodically to see how their character has changed as a response to new experiences.


  • Where were you born?
  • What was your family life like?
  • Who is in your family?
  • What do they do?
  • Where do they live?
  • What is your current relationship to your family?
  • Have you started your own family?
  • Are there any family secrets?
  • Who is your favorite relative?
  • Who is your least favorite relative?


  • What is your profession?
  • Where and how were you educated?
  • Have you ever done anything else for a living?
  • What did you do before arriving in Fortnight?
  • Why did you leave your old job?
  • Who do you work with?
  • What is your workplace like?


  • What things, people, and ideas do you hate the most?
  • What things, people, and ideas do you like the most?
  • Which person or groups do you respect the most?
  • Which person or groups do you fear the most?
  • Which person or groups are you most loyal to?
  • List any past serious relationships that your character has had and give a brief overview.
  • Do you belong to any groups or organizations?
  • Who do you really trust?
  • Who are your friends?
  • How close are you to your friends?
  • How well do they know you?
  • Is she protecting someone or something?
  • Who do you live with?
  • Why do you live with them?
  • Who was you first love?
  • Who is your best friend?
  • Who is your worst enemy?
  • Who is your confidante?
  • Who would bail you out?
  • Are you a disappointment to anyone?

Mental Self

  • Describe your moral code.
  • How mercenary are you?
  • Would you kill innocents?
  • How easily do you kill?
  • Do you have any goals?
  • What kind of personality do you have?
  • What special qualities o you possess as a person?
  • Are their certain things that you can’t or won’t do? Why?
  • What annoys you the most?
  • What do you think is your worst quality?
  • What do you think is your best quality?
  • What are your three most common dreams/nightmares?
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?
  • Did you realize your dream? Why?
  • Do you have regrets?
  • What makes you cry?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What do you wish you could do that you cannot?
  • What is your secret dream, the one goal or desire that you keep from everyone, maybe even yourself?
  • What is your worst fear?
  • If you could change the world in any one way, what would it be?
  • If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
  • What hurt or insult will you never forgive?
  • What are you like when you are drunk?
  • What are you like when you are grieving/mourning?
  • What are you like when you are moody or angry?
  • What are you like when you are celebrating?

Physical Self

  • What is your race?
  • Why did you choose this race? For the bonuses?
  • What is your general appearance (manner of dress, etc)?
  • Can you adequately phys-rep the garb needed for this character?
  • Where do you live?
  • How do you decorate your space?
  • Do you save money or spend it like water?
  • Are you saving for something?


  • What is your name (full birth name as well as nicknames and titles)?
  • Why did you come to Fortnight?
  • Why do you stay?
  • What is your favorite color?
  • What is your favorite food/drink?
  • What place would you most like to visit?
  • What pastime, that you participate in regularly, do you most enjoy?
  • What pastime, that you participate in regularly, do you least enjoy?
  • What is your favorite form of art?
  • What is the most important thing you have ever done?
  • What is the worst thing you have ever done?
  • Does anyone know?
  • What religion do you follow? Why?
  • Are you pious?
  • What is your most treasured possession? Why? Where you get it?
  • Do you have a good luck charm? What is it? How did you get it?
  • What do you do in your spare time?
  • Where do you prefer to spend your time?
  • Where do you feel safe?
  • Is there any place you refuse to go?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Where did you get your hobbies?
  • Who taught them to you?
  • What stupid things did you do when younger?
  • What one item would you risk your life to protect?
  • Given a choice between all of the people you know, if you could only save one, who would it be?
  • What on item do you wish you didn’t have, but feel obliged to keep anyway?