NPCs

Citation

Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford

Result

Their Background

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Their Role in Society

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Their Biggest Problem

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Age

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Their Greatest Desire

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Most Obvious Character Trait

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Their Background (d6)

d6 Result

1

The local underclass or poorest natives

2

Common laborers or cube workers

3

Aspiring bourgeoise or upper class

4

The elite of this society

5

Minority or foreigners; reroll on 1d4

6

Offworlders or exotics; reroll on 1d4

Their Role in Society (d8)

d8 Result

1

Criminal, thug, thief, swindler

2

Menial, cleaner, retail worker, servant

3

Unskilled heavy labor, porter, construction

4

Skilled trade, electrician, mechanic, pilot

5

Idea worker, programmer, writer

6

Merchant, business owner, trader, banker

7

Official, bureaucrat, courtier, clerk

8

Military, soldier, enforcer, law officer

Their Biggest Problem (d10)

d10 Result

1

They have significant debt or money woes

2

A loved one is in trouble; reroll for it

3

Romantic failure with a desired person

4

Drug or behavioral addiction

5

Their superior dislikes or resents them

6

They have a persistent sickness

7

They hate their job or life situation

8

Someone dangerous is targeting them

9

They’re pursuing a disastrous purpose

10

They have no problems worth mentioning

Age (d4)

d4 Result

1

Unusually young or old for their role

2

Young adult

3

Mature prime

4

Middle-aged or elderly

Their Greatest Desires (d12)

d12 Result

1

They want a particular romantic partner

2

They want money for them or a loved one

3

They want a promotion in their job

4

They want answers about a past trauma

5

They want revenge on an enemy

6

They want to help a beleaguered friend

7

They want an entirely different job

8

They want protection from an enemy

9

They want to leave their current life

10

They want fame and glory

11

They want power over those around them

12

They have everything they want from life

Most Obvious Character Trait (d20)

d20 Result

1

Ambition

2

Avarice

3

Bitterness

4

Courage

5

Cowardice

6

Curiosity

7

Deceitfulness

8

Determination

9

Devotion to a cause

10

Filiality

11

Hatred

12

Honesty

13

Hopefulness

14

Love of a person

15

Nihilism

16

Paternalism

17

Pessimism

18

Protectiveness

19

Resentment

20

Shame