Creating Compelling Characters
And just like many of our other aspects, there are two kinds of Obstacles.
- The physical stuff
- The emotional stuff
But unlike many of our previous aspects, we’re not necessarily looking to create conflict with our obstacles, rather we want to use them together. Both obstacles stand in the way of the character wants and help them realize what they need.
Here are some examples:
- Sam Gamgee
- Internal: Wants to return to the Shire and keep things the way they’ve always been
- External: Must defeat Sauron to do so
- Internal: Wants to be a normal child
External: Must defeat the evil in the regular world and the upside down to be defeated