This evening I was invited to participate in a White Wolf game. I have decided to accept the invitation and I'm working on my character.
...the problem is, I suck at making characters.
I will crank out NPCs all day. I will whip up NPCs on the fly. I have, many times in the past, created NPCs who have become beloved of the party (or particularly loathed, which I satisfies me just as much.) However, for some reason, creating a character that I actually want to play is damn near impossible for me. I tend to do very well with games that largely (or totally) randomize character creation, or one shots/convention games where the characters are pre-generated.
This has been a problem of mine for years. I'm not sure whether it is a cause or symptom of the fact that I vastly prefer running the games to playing in them.
The other pain in the ass problem I can't seem to get past is the fact that once I actually manage to crank out a character I'm happy with, I am usually bored or disappointed with said character in a handful of sessions. This often leads me to start making "backup characters" in my notebook and sort of hoping my character bites it so I can play one of the back-ups. Yes, I know this is obnoxious. If I knew of an easy way to remedy this restlessness, I'd have done so long ago. Curiously, this ennui doesn't strike when playing a pre-generated character, since I often enjoy taking what I'm given and running with it. It also does not strike when playing basic D&D type games.
So, what to do? Do any of you ever have this sort of problem (even if on a lesser scale than I?) Failing that, anybody got a character concept they want to foist upon me?