I've just recently started on a npc project of my own and I was wondering what exactly do people expect from friendships and romances?
If I ever get anywhere with this work in progress I would like to have it well polished if/when I ever share it. I would like a variety of dialogue options (but not so many that you would have to scroll down to find your preferred response).
For example I was working on some Friendship talks (PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, yes I realize this isn't how you code them. It's just easier for me to read them in this format. That way I don't stress my brain if I want to change something before I actually properly "code" it)
I suppose It might be helpful if I fill you in on a few aspects of my npc, although nothing is really set in stone yet.
Name: Barren Elwood
Age: 25 (Young blood, could change)
Alignment: Chaotic Good (could change)
Class: Fighter (could change)
Background: Barren claims his past is boring and therefore is not worth talking about. He was born into a family in Umar Hills, however before he was old enough to create any memories his parents were killed on their way to Trademeet. He was sent to Athkatla and grew up as an orphan of sorts. He has been working as a helping hand/guard for a fisherman in the docks district for a few good years.
Where you meet: Sea's Bounty Tavern in the Docks district.
Personality: He is always optimistic and attempts to keep the party's morale up with both his silly and dry humor. He isn't afraid of looking like a fool as long as it gets a chuckle from someone. (This next part could change) He has similar views as Valygar regarding magic. Magic has never affected him personally, but he strongly believes the world would be better without it (or at least more "fair" as he would put it).
My basic intention was:
1) I wanted a half-elf in the game lol It may just be me, but I haven't seen too many half-elf npcs.
2) I had this crazy idea for one my pcs that they would hate magic and believe the world would be better without it and so WHAM now Barren believes so. (of course after I planned this all out I realized Valygar had already claimed dibs to the anti-magic campaign I had a brain fart obviously).
3) I believe every party needs a man who can play the fool! (without being a bard)
As I said, nothing is set in stone.
I would just like to know what "other" people look for in these things. It's easy enough for me to create a npc to my liking, but that would be selfish, no?
Thank you for your time,
~Jessception, The Mighty Tired