Tragic Backstory Generator with ChatGPT (Works for DND NPCs too!)

Are you in search of a compelling, heart-wrenching backstory for your Dungeons & Dragons or Pathfinder character? Perhaps you’ve spent hours, days, or even weeks attempting to weave a tale of sorrow and despair that would put the most tragic of Shakespearian characters to shame. Yet, despite your best efforts, the right words elude you. Or maybe you’re just short on time and need a quick, yet impactful backstory for your character. If either of these situations sounds familiar, then you’re in luck.

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Aikar – Male Goblin Scout

STR 8 INT 14 WIS 8 DEX 13 CON 10 CHA 12

Born in Ronek Village (Grabisco Kingdom)

Tragic Backstory Idea:

Aikar was born to two goblin parents, but he had an unfortunate birth defect. His eyes and ears were malformed, and he lacked the ability to speak. Because of this, he was shunned by his tribe. His parents left him alone, and he was eventually cast out.

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He was forced to wander the wilderness alone. He learned to survive by stealing food from other creatures. Eventually, he came across a young man who was hunting rabbits. The man took pity on Aikar, and decided to take him in.

Over time, the man taught him how to read and write, as well as how to speak. Aikar was grateful, and he soon became the man’s faithful companion. He helped the man on his adventures, and the two became famous in their own right.


Aikar is a warm-hearted goblin. He loves to help others, though he sometimes gets in over his head. He can be a bit of a smartass, and he’s not afraid to make fun of his friends. He’s a bit of a jokester, and he’s always up for a good time.


Aikar is short and thin. He has no hair, and he has a large nose. His ears are small and pointy, and he has sharp teeth. He wears a leather vest and pants, and he carries a sword on his back.

Start of Character:

Aikar has decided to adventure throughout the Kingdom of Grabisco, hoping to help his friends.

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Erisa – Female Tabaxi (Catfolk) Barbarian

STR 17 INT 9 WIS 7 DEX 9 CON 17 CHA 7

Born in Galeb (Grabisco Kingdom)

Tragic Backstory Idea:

Erisa was born to a Tabaxi in the Grabisco Kingdom. Her mother was the wife of a wealthy merchant named Galeb and her father was a soldier in the army of the kingdom. Erisa grew up in the lap of luxury. When she was old enough, she trained in the art of combat and became a soldier in the army.

She fell in love with a fellow soldier named Kael and they became romantically involved. One day, a rival of Galeb’s named Grek decided to take revenge on Galeb. He sent a group of assassins to kill Galeb and his whole family. Erisa’s entire family was killed and she was the only one to survive. Erisa vowed to get revenge on the killers and find out the truth behind the murders.


Erisa is a very strong and independent woman. She is a bit stubborn and has a tendency to charge into situations headfirst. She is very determined and does not let anything get in her way. She can be a bit cocky and arrogant at times.


Erisa is a tall, muscular woman. She has long brown hair and blue eyes. She wears a brown leather jerkin, brown pants, and brown boots. She carries two swords with her at all times.

Start of Character:

Erisa has decided to find out what really happened to her family and take revenge on the people responsible.

Uthar Drey – Male Half-Orc Ranger

STR 6 INT 16 WIS 6 DEX 9 CON 14 CHA 14

Born in Grendal’s Folly (Grabisco Kingdom)

Tragic Backstory Idea:

Uthar is a half-orc. He was born and raised in the city of Grendal’s Folly. He grew up in the slums and was never treated as an equal by the other half-orcs. Uthar was on his own from a young age.

He survived by working odd jobs and stealing. He never learned to read or write. One day, Uthar stole the wrong thing. A wizard caught him in the act. The wizard was impressed with Uthar’s thieving skills and offered him a job.

Uthar has been working for the wizard ever since. He is a thief and a spy. He works to steal information and find out the weaknesses of his enemies.


Uthar is a thief. He is not a very trusting person. He is quiet and seldom speaks. He is loyal to the wizard and does what he is told.


Uthar is a half-orc. He stands about 6 feet tall and weighs about 240 pounds. He has long black hair and long black fingernails. He has long, sharp teeth and a large mouth. He wears a long black cloak with a hood. He uses a short sword and a dagger.

Start of Character:

Uthar is spying on the king of Grabisco and his court. He is searching for information that will give the wizard a strategic advantage.

Rhea – Female Gnome Priest

STR 15 INT 12 WIS 3 DEX 10 CON 10 CHA 7

Born in Mancora (Grabisco Kingdom)

Tragic Backstory Idea:

Rhea was born with a gift. She had been able to speak to the gods and they had told her that she had been picked to save the world. The gods told her that she had to go on a quest to find the lost idols of the gods. She had to find the idols and return them to the gods. Her parents thought that she was crazy and they tried to keep her from leaving, but Rhea was determined to leave. She was also determined to save the world.

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Rhea is incredibly determined. She is also very optimistic and she has a positive outlook on life. She is very short-tempered and she is quick to anger. She can also be very cold and rude when she is angry. Her brother, who she had been born with, was killed under mysterious circumstances when they were very young. She believes that it was the gods who had killed him and she is determined to avenge his death.


Rhea is very short and slender. She has very pale skin and very green eyes. She has long, black hair and it is usually unkempt. She wears a plain brown dress, a brown cloak, and a brown hood.

Start of Character:

Rhea has decided to go on a quest to find the lost idols of the gods. She is determined to find them and return them to the gods.

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Paul Bellow

LitRPG Author Paul Bellow

Paul Bellow is a LitRPG author, gamer, RPG game developer, and publisher of several online communities. In other words, an old school webmaster. He also developed and runs LitRPG Adventures, a set of advanced RPG generators powered by GPT-3 AI. Here at LitRPG Reads, he publishes articles about LitRPG books, tabletop RPG books, and all sorts of DND content that's free to use in your personal tabletop campaign - i.e. non-commercial use. Enjoy your stay and reach out on Twitter or Discord if you want to make contact.

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