I am producing a list of leading questions for the Spark RPG. The specific reason for this is to define character histories and initial relationships before play, filling the same niche as DW bonds. These won't have mechanical weight, but should provide increased cohesion in an ensemble-cast style of game. My plan was to present a two distinct lists of leading questions: one relating to other PC's and another relating to the factions/organizations defined in the setting. Players would be asked to choose at least one question from each list to answer for their character.
Here are my current lists of questions. I would love to have suggestions on new questions to add, tweaks to existing ones or ones that need to be removed outright. General discussion on what makes a good leading question would be great as well. In my particular game, I don't have a pre-set situation so I have to keep them somewhat generic.
How did another PC hurt you?
Which other PC did you a favour?
Why do you hate a specific PC?
Why do you trust a specific PC with your life?
Why are you afraid of a PC?
Why do you disagree with a PC’s belief?
How did a specific PC inspire you to take up one of your beliefs?
Why do you hate a specific faction?
Why do you trust a specific faction with your life?
Why do you unfailingly obey a specific faction?
Why have you vowed to destroy a specific faction?
Why are you afraid of a specific faction?
Why are you passionate about a specific faction’s mandate?
How did a specific faction inspire you to take up one of your beliefs?