As a DM/GM, you're in charge of literally everything in the game universe that isn't the players. I don't know if you've looked around, but there's a lot of people in the world. And it can be tough to come up with descirptions of each and every NPC the players come across. Thankfully, there's resources out there such as the NPC Portrait Deck. They say a picture's worth a thousand words, so why describe how someone looks when you can just show the players a photo? The project is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
New NPC Portraits Decks
- Each card is a character, with a portrait on one side and suggestions for playing the NPC on the other. The portrait on the front of the card can inspire the GM and spark the imagination of the players.
- Our NPC Portraits decks have been popular for years. These decks increase the art quality and provide consistent top-notch writing by Andrew Shields. He packs the back of every card with the character's personality, suggests a strength, quirk, quote, etc. (depending on the character) for portraying the NPC, and provides background to enrich your game with ideas for working the character into your adventures.
- All character cards have a "Leverage" section that suggests how the character reacts to deception, intimidation, and persuasion.
We plan to make at least three new decks, each with 52 NPCs.
The campaign's just up and over its funding goal with 27 days left to go.