If you’re looking to create some random NPCs or need some help developing a unique character, this Bonds Generator 5e can quickly give you some motivations for your player character or NPCs.
Bonds are what connect your character to the world of DnD you’re playing in. They are connections that can be drawn upon for roleplay and to create deeper characters. Without Bonds, your character is just a faceless NPC that swings a sword or shoots fireballs.
Bonds answer questions like, “What does your character value above all else?”, “Why did your character start down this path?”, “What are their goals, and what would they sacrifice to achieve them?”. They’re open-ended connections that help breathe life into your character. A mercenary that swings his sword only for coin is fine to RP, but a mercenary that swings his sword for coin to pay off the debts of his captured family member is a much more compelling character to play as.
Before starting GameCows with his wife Kendra, he used to teach English Language Arts in the US. He combined his love of gaming with education to create fun game-based learning lessons until he eventually decided to run GameCows with Kendra full-time. He’s known for pouring over rulebooks in his spare time, being the rule master during game night, and as the perma DM in his DnD group. Bryan loves board games, writing, traveling, and above all his wife and partner in crime, Kendra.