Now that I’m probably going to be joining / starting a new group, I need to come up with a new character.
Unfortunately, all I’m getting are not very good people…
Time to think
Not quite how my brain works unless I’m filling a specific need. I need an idea of WHO I want that person to be, then I think about WHAT they do.
For example - a lost, scared child who grew up before her time and now is desperately searching for a deeper connection in the world becomes Izzy.
My personal frustration with the unprofessional attitude of the other characters becomes the ultimate professional killer Edger.
I start with “who and why” - their identity and motivations - before I go into the numbers and roles. I can work the other way around, but they end up feeling more forced, especially in a priority system