Powered by DriveThruRPG

Home » Universal Character Template » Publisher Hub » » Filters: ThinkDifferent (X) | Publisher Resources (X) » How-To Guides (X) | English (X)
Advanced Search

Universal Character Template
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Universal Character Template

Watermarked PDF

Back in the old day, role playing systems suggested to describe a character using eye color, hair color, personality etc. I remember myself rolling for height and weight of a character with very little purpose to the actual gameplay.

Later came systems like FATE, Dungeon World and Hillfolk that introduced traits, bonds and character relationships as core mechanics of the game.

I'm a big admirer of Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi and their work on character attributes. Their thesaurus of both positive and negative traits is an invaluable resource.

All the above inspired me to create my own character template that focuses on wounds (read more of Ackerman-Puglisi to understand this concept), traits, wants and needs. I wanted to make them actionable by defining the inherent "lie" or conflict in each of them. Also, instead of "background" and "motivations" I separate the pre-adventurer and adventurer days as two sets of influence, almost as a divider but still a continuum of where the character is coming and where she will go next.

If you find this useful or it inspires you to create your own variant, a humble tip of 0.5$ (or less) is appreciated in the spirit of pay what you want.

Please leave a review, written preferrably. I'm always interested in feedback and willing to explore points you think I should elaborate.

All my titles feature full document as quick preview. Please take a look!

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (2)
Discussions (1)
Customer avatar
Arto S October 15, 2017 7:57 am UTC
Dear downloaders- feedback to improve this?
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Copper seller
File Size:
0.43 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Watermarked PDF

These PDF files are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the PDF containing your name and the order number of your purchase.

Warning: If any files bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked title:

File Last Updated:
September 17, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on September 18, 2017.