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marksparklfarkl said: Hey, my friend is sort of new to DMing and he's having difficulty coming up with NPCs to populate the world with. Do you have any tips or tools for him?
Keep a notebook handy. People watch. Whenever you see something you like, find amusing or evoking, write it down. Later when you want, you have a custom list of quirks and descriptions that you can use off the cuff to deliver interesting NPCs.
Remember, it isn’t about what the character can do, but rather the impressions of what the players think he can do. For example if an NPC walks into the room and everyone, even the king, is deferential to him, the PCs are going to wonder who this guy is and why people are respectful/scared/intimidated by him.