I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, as its not about actually roleplaying your own characters, but managing the numerous non player characters Gamesmasters have to manage. If you can suggest a better forum, let me know.
What I'm trying to figure out is an easier way to help new GMs of RPGs (Fallout post apocalypse in my case) to create simple but diverse citizens of fantasy worlds for player characters to interact with.
What I'd like to hear about is how other GMs manage them in their games.
Do they write up great backstories and character sheets?
Do they use personality types like the Myers-Briggs types to characterise stereotypes?
Do they use aids like Tarot cards or story dice to help?
I'm toying with a few ideas myself but would love to hear about how others deal with the issue.
I'm hoping to develop my RPG world with some sort of guide to NPC management because I want to share it