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on Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Background ideas need not be amazing.  The unusual flows out of the ordinary, and in the process gains meaning, context, and depth.  Start with the ordinary, and the miraculous will follow.

Personal Description and Traits:
What is the investigator like?  A little time spent going over the investigator sheet can yield insights. Comb the characteristics and skills for hints and contradictions. Is she or he quiet, rowdy, lustry, stuffy, respectable, brilliant, erratic, mystical, charitable, money-grubbing, short, dark, tall, pale, good-looking, ugly, plain, dowdy, elegant, punctilious, frenzied, chivalric, nervous, intellectual, brawny, muscle-bound, vigorous, mousy, courteous, impulsive, excitable, foolish, bald, bearded, thin, crippled, hairy, sleek, or something entirely different? As you find the world to express your ideas, write them down on the back of the investigator sheet.

What does the investigator believe in? Do they follow a religion or do they believe in only themselves? Have they lost faith in higher beings or in people? Do they believe there is good in everyone?

Significant People, Meaningful Locations and Treasured Possessions:
For instance, is the investigator in love?  Betrothed? Married? Are there children? Lost Loves? Where there tragedies? Who are the investigator’s family? What is their origin? Gradually come to know fathers, mothers, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, ect… living or dead. Most importantly, have names for these people.
What schools were attended? What friendships formed? Did the investigator have military experience? When? Where? What happened? Who were friends? Where medals earned or mentions made in dispatches? Did he/she get an old coin or something from their grandparent that is no longer with them? Do they carry a cross that they find faith in?
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