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Old 02-26-2019, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default What is your character's favorite childhood memory?

A few months ago, while browsing the Rewarding Skill Points thread on the GURPS forum, I came across a post by Black Leviathan where he talks about how his group begins each session by reflecting back on the past game and answering a few questions posed by the GM:

Originally Posted by Black Leviathan View Post
We ask two questions that are answered in-character. Sometimes they're individual questions, sometimes they're group questions. They may have to do with the plot of the game like "You've just endured a tedious journey across the sea of stars, if you had to make the trip again name one thing you'd bring to make the journey more pleasant.", or events in the previous session "Now that you've established the innocence of Officer Morales, as a group, where does that lead your investigation?", or they could just be conceptual questions about how your character thinks "Does your character believe in a 'hell' and who goes there?". There are no wrong answers but often the GM will ask qualifying questions to get a more right answer. Each question is worth a point.
We've adopted a variation on this which isn't currently tied to character points. The GM simply poses a question or two that the players consider between sessions. Our most recent question was surprisingly fun:

What is your character's favorite childhood memory?
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