Well? Note: many swears.
CHECK THIS OUT, I'M GOING TO BE A
MOTIVATED HUMAN DRUID FROM A HAUNTED CASTLE WHO GREW UP IN A GRAVEYARD
I'VE ALREADY ROLEPLAYED THAT ONE
That one kind of works.
INSENSITIVE HALF-ORC BARD FROM A TINY VILLAGE WHO CAN'T SILENCE THE VOICES
RESTLESS DRAGONBORN ROGUE FROM A LOCAL BREWERY WHO WANTS TO SMASH THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM
This has led to (a) RPGnet responding, (b) Chuck Wendig making a flash fiction challenge and (c) a Shadowrun version which is more immediately useful. (Poison, she's a pessimistic Dwarf Rigger from Russia who is constantly humming off-key pop songs.)
HeroQuest could probably run on this. And it might well already, but the boardgame stops me finding out via Google.
Idly thinking of a Vampire one...