This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-10-16 05:00:00 to 2019-10-31 05:00:00. View 100 entries
Here's what you need to know:
It's really easy to make backgrounds. Here's how Troika's designer describes it:
When creating your own Backgrounds, as a general rule, stick to 10 or so total points distrubuted in a range of 1 to 3 with 3 being someone who has already mastered their trade. Do not dismiss the importance of a description--they are the players' window into the world--but don't feel intimidated by them. Keep them simple and pack as much information into them as you are able; when they are short and evocative the player will fill in the gaps. The Backgrounds need not be balanced or equal to one another, but should instead be fun and flavourful. After making a new Background, take a moment to consider the reaction of someone receiving it instead of some other entry in your particular and ever-changing list. Balance the enjoyment rather than the numbers. (Numinous Edition, p2)
Here's an example of one, but don't be afraid to get much weirder than this:
Also, as always, don't be a shithead: keep your backgrounds and yourselves clean of bigotry and hate.