Somewhere is my blog surfing, I ran across a blog post where the author had a solution to making connections between a party of characters. He had a chart which is supposed to be rolled on to figure out a player character's relation to the player sitting on that player's left. Once determined, then the next player who was sitting on that player's left then rolls on the chart to find his relationship to the player on his left. Rinse and repeat for all players.
I thought this was a neat idea and now I can't remember which blog I read it on. If any of you have ran across the same post, please let me know.