Adding Background Information
Please feel free to add background even after we have started playing. It is natural that as we play you want to add more to what your player has done in their past, I mean we’re talking about a whole lifetime here so there are going to be things that you accidentally left out the first time you were typing the history up. Just make sure to let me know when you’re all done. It can be done right through obsidian portal, there is a checkbox at the bottom of the page.
In play it is suggested that when your character knows some piece of information detailed information, due to a good knowledge roll, that you make up a reason why your character would know that. Something that happened in your past that would give you information about that type of thing. For example your character, through a knowledge(Nature) check has determined that ice covered lake should be safe to cross. Say something like “When I was younger I spent a lot of time around lakes just like this. This ice should be safe.” It makes for better role playing, builds you character more and makes it more believable.