Character inspiration, whether for PCs or NPCs, can be one of the most fraught parts of game prep. You need someone that feels distinct without being a stretch for your skills, someone you’ll have fun with without being a re-hash of half-a-dozen other characters you’ve played before. But where to find inspiration? After you’ve exhausted your Netflix queue, to-read list, and favorite history podcasts, it may feel like you’ve run out of places to look. But not so fast – you likely interact with a variety of people who would make fine RPG characters every single day! Here are descriptions for characters for five different game genres who can serve as your RPG character inspiration.