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The Personal Code

                        The Personal Code
                    (c) Alesia Chamness, 1992
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    Character Name:
    Birthplace:
    Age:
    Group Affiliation:

    1) Give a brief description of player character's childhood, including
    emotional and economic status:

    2) How does this character deal with his/her history?:

    3) Would this player character kill?:
    *Under what circumstances?:

    4) Would this player character commit torture?:
    *Under what circumstances?:

    5) Does this player character enjoy killing?:
    *If so, Why?
    *If not, why not?

    6) Would this player character lie to his comrades?:
    *Under what circumstances?:

    7) Would this player character lie to other people?:
    *Under what circumstances?:

    8) Would this player character obey a law even if he/she thought it was
    wrong?:

    9) Is this player character comfortable doing his/her own thing?:

    10) Does this player character feel more comfortable when someone is in
    charge?:

    11) Does this player character prefer to be in charge?:
    *If no, are there any circumstances in which this player character
    would assume leadership?:

    12) Does this player character desire wealth?:

    13) Does this player character desire fame?:

    14) Does this player character desire power?:

    15) Does this player character have more personal needs, such as love,
    friendship, etc.?:

    16) Under what circumstances would this player character desert his
    comrades?:

    17) Under what circumstances would this player character put his/her
    own welfare in ahead of that of the group?:

    18) If an opponent in battle surrendered and asked for mercy, would
    this player character grant it, and under what circumstances, if
    any?:

    19) If an NPC approached your player character and asked for
    protection, what circumstances would dictate that your player
    character grant it?:

    20) Would this player character share his/her wealth with a friend who
    needed it?:

    21) Does this player character have any charities to which he/she
    donates?:

    22) Is there any amount of wealth for which this player character would
    risk his/her life?:

    23) Is there any magic spell or item for which this player character
    would risk his/her life?:

    24) Of the previous two questions, would either of these cause this
    player character to risk the lives of his/her companions, without
    their knowledge and consent?:

    25) Does this player character prefer to use muscle, or guile to gain
    his/her ends?:
    *Which of those does this player character consider to be more
    "moral?":

    26) Does this player character feel that the ends justify the means, no
    matter what those "means" may be?:

    27) Does this player character get his/her way by bullying others into
    what he/she wants?:

    28) Does this player character feel that the strong are entitled to
    exploit the weak?:

    29) Towards which races or species' does this player character feel
    animosity?:
    *Why?:

    30) How does this player character feel towards members of the opposite
    sex?:

    31) Characterize this player character in one sentence: