How to design NPCs

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Submitted storyline.png This article covers a writing guideline!

Writing guidelines are utilized by the writing department to create content in a consistent and agreed upon way. They contain information how specific types of writing content should be created and explain why the writing process is approached in this specific way.

Please use this template when proposing NPCs.


Example character

Check out this example character: Example character.

Approval status

The status of NPCs is categorized via Wiki templates:

  • Work in progress: {{WIP NPC}}
  • Submitted: {{Submitted NPC}}
  • Accepted: {{Accepted NPC}}
  • Implemented: {{Implemented NPC}}
  • Deprecated: {{Deprecated NPC}}

Character information

  • Name:
  • Age:
  • Beliefs:
  • Languages:
  • Mental: (Below / Average / Above)
    • Intelligence:
    • Perception:
  • Social: (Below / Average / Above)
    • Charisma:
    • Manipulation:
  • Physical: (Below / Average / Above)
  • Combatant: (Aggressive / Only when Provoked / Non-Violent)

Physical Appearance

  • General height, weight, and apparent age:
  • Unique features:
  • Usual attire:

Background information

Background information is written down in freeform style.


  • What is the NPC's history? Be as detailed as possible.
  • What is this NPC trying to accomplish?

Ties to other NPCs or Political groups

  • Does this NPC have ties to other NPCs or Political groups? Descriptions of ties with wiki links.

Relationship to the PC

  • Does this NPC have ties to the PC? If not, how would the PC meet them?
  • How can the relationship evolve?
  • What are the differences for a male / female PC?

Quest options

What quests could the player receive from this NPC?

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