A focus for my current project, His Majesty the Worm, is interpersonal conflict and a focus on downtime. When the players camp, the GM can provide some discussion prompts and ask for a small roleplaying scene to be played out. Here are fifty topics of discussion to get some inter-guild roleplay during “family dinner.”
1. What’s special about your weapon?
2. What does your character currently look like? Has adventuring torn or tarnished your once-pristine gear?
3. What’s your favorite personal possession?
4. What weird traits does your pack animal or familiar have?
5. Who were your parents? Are they alive?
6. What songs do they sing in your homeland?
7. What was your first adventure into the Underworld?
8. Do you have any scars? Where did you get them?
9. Do you have any tattoos? Why did you choose it?
10. Who was your first kiss?
11. When did you lose your virginity?
12. When was the first time you saw magic performed?
13. If you could learn another language, what would it be?
14. What monster was the scariest for you to fight? Why?
15. When did you learn how to swim?
16. What’s your favorite food?
17. Would you rather eat a plate of maggots, or have a one hundred maggots placed secretly in your food over the course of a year?
18. What do you miss about your homeland?
19. Kill/Marry/Fuck your other guild members?
20. What was your first pet? What was his name?
21. What was the worst quest you ever had?
22. What was your first job?
23. Would you rather give up cheese or oral sex?
24. What’s your homelife? Do you have a partner? Children?
25. When was the last time you cried? Why?
26. What’s your favorite alcoholic drink? Is there one you refuse to drink?
27. Would you rather be famous while you’re alive and forgotten afterwards, or unknown during life and revered after death?
28. What would you do with 1,000 gold in your pocket right now?
29. What was the last dream you had?
30. If a sorcerer transformed you into an animal, but you had a choice, what animal would you choose to become?
31. What’s one item at the top of your bucket list?
32. Just how old ARE you anyway? When’s your birthday?
33. What is your greatest achievement?
34. Is there any quest you would flatly refuse to do?
35. What’s something you love about another guild member?
36. What do you have in your pockets?
37. What’s your favorite game?
38. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done?
39. How many three-year olds could you fight at once?
40. Would you rather fight twelve child revenants or one revenant troll?
41. Would you rather be a vampire or a werewolf?
42. What’s your favorite joke?
43. What’s something you’re looking forward to?
44. What’s something you want?
45. What’s a secret that you know?
46. What’s the last thing you masturbated to?
47. When’s the first time you took a life?
48. What’s something you’d change about yourself?
49. What’s something you’re afraid to lose?
50. What is best in life?