Backgrounds and Variations on a Theme of a Fighter Part I
A fighter is rolled up.
What to do? How do I make this a character and not just a dead sheet of stats?
Ah yes! A background and a theme! Such as the magic of old school.
First idea is a chiseled and well disciplined soldier trained in the roughest of fighting academies ready to go to war. He is stout and his hair is cut very short. He is disciplined and serious. A leader of men.
He is a streetwise and scummy type tested in the streets of a big fantasy city. He is wiry yet cut used to using his muscles for various labor jobs. Tested is street brawls and gang fights this long haired scraggly fighter has a roughcast appeal to the ladies.
A very well dressed son of former noble who now penniless and is adventuring to remake his fortune.
More variations later...