Everyone has their pre-game ritual. Something that gets them in the right mindset. Something that amps them up for the struggle to come. For some people it's as easy as listening to heavy music or a specific tune. For others, the ritual is more involved and takes focus, introspection, and even hours of mental preparation. But what about your character?
Have you given it any thought?
I saw this question on a message board and it took me by surprise. For all the details I know about my characters, I don't know how they get ready for a battle they know is coming. I have an idea for some. I can picture them checking their gear, tightening straps, and trying to clear their mind, but I don't have all the details.
The more I think about it though, the more I want to know. Combat is a constant in most RPG characters lives, and their "pre-game ritual" is a big part of how they get through it because it is how they get ready.
So how does your character get ready? Have you even given it any thought?