Take your normal character sheet and shove it. That’s a stats sheet. Here’s a character sheet:
Character’s Full Name:
Reason or meaning of name:
Reason for nickname:
- How old does s/he appear?
- Eye Color:
- Glasses or contacts?
- Hair color:
- Distinguishable hair feature (bald, receding hairline, etc.):
- Type of hair (coarse, fine, thick, etc?)
- Typical hairstyle:
- Type of body/build:
- Is s/he healthy:
- If not, why not:
- Physical disabilities:
- Physical abilities (what is character good at? sports, etc.):
- Skin tone:
- Skin type:
- Shape of face:
- Distinguishing Marks:
- Most predominant feature:
- Resembles (famous or not):
- Expletive(s) (swears):
Worst bad habit?
- Type of childhood:
- First memory:
- Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
- Booksmart or streetsmart?
- Religion and/or religious views and/or tendencies?
- Sexual experience?
- Mother (name):
- Relationship with her:
- Father (name):
- Relationship with him:
- Birth order:
- Relationship with each:
- Close to family? Yes/No
- Does character have child(ren)?
- How many?
- Are all children with the same partner?
- If no, why not? If no, what is the custody arrangement?
- Which child is character’s favorite?
- Is relationship with children good?
- Is relationship with children important to character?
- Where does character work?
- How many years?
- Relationship with co-workers?
- Like his/her job?
- Why or why not?
- Dream job:
- Greatest fear:
- Worst thing that could happen to him/her?
- What single event would most throw character’s life in complete turmoil?
- Character is most at ease when:
- Most ill at ease when:
- How s/he feels about self:
- Past failure s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about:
- If granted one wish, what would it be?
- Daredevil or cautious?
- Biggest regret?
- Character’s darkest secret:
- Does anyone else know?
- If yes, did character tell them?
- If no, how did they find out?
- Does anyone else know?
- Character’s soft spot:
- Is this soft spot obvious to others?
- Biggest vulnerability:
- Which of the 7 deadly sins does character fight (or give into, willingly or not)?
(lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride)
- Which of the 7 virtues does your character have (or fight against)?
(chastity, abstinence, leberality, diligence, patience, kindness, humility)
- Optimist or pessimist?
- Introvert or extrovert?
- Drives and motivations?
- Talents (hidden or not)?
- One word character would use to describe self:
- How CHARACTER thinks others perceive him/her?
- What four things would CHARACTER most like to change about self?
INTERRELATION WITH OTHERS
- Is character Married/divorced? Why?
- Has character ever cheated on any signficant other?
- How is s/he perceived by…
- Immediate goal(s):
- Long range goal(s):
- How does character plan to accomplish goal(s)?
- How character react in a crisis (calm/panic/etc.)?
- How does character face problems?
- How does character react to change?
- Spending habits (frugal, spendthrift, etc)?
- What does s/he do too much of?
- Most prized possession: Why?
- Does character like animals?
- Person character secretly admires:
- Person character was most influenced by:
- Most important person in character’s life before story starts: