My fantasy RPG supplement 5 Fantasy Barkeeps, Volume 1 is now available for download over at DrivethruRPG.com.
To celebrate, it’s time for Happy Hour. I’ve added my favorite coconut mojito recipe to the pages of the Demonom-nom-nomicon here on Broken Binding and I invite you to drink deep and read up on my system neutral supplement that puts five developed NPCs with ready-made hooks right at your fingertips.
Mojitos + gaming = Happy Hour.
5 Fantasy Barkeeps, Volume 1
Often, the barkeep is little more than a two-dimensional construct, a blank slate meant to deliver information that directs the heroes towards other action. Before long, the barkeep becomes The Barkeep, an interchangeable piece of furniture just like the stools, tankards, and tables. Instead, bring the barkeep into the foreground. Use the five unusual figures here to have a fleshed-out figure at the ready and use their story hooks to tie them to the characters or tease the party in new directions.
Each of the five barkeeps has a pair of hooks that could give them a direct, immediate connection to one of the PCs. Another pair of plot hooks attached to the barkeeps present quick story options to further develop the adventure for the entire party.
This 14-page supplement is suitable for any game system. It details the appearance, demeanor, and history of each barkeep along with information to add further depth and sow the seeds of potential storylines to invovle the PCs. All material can be easily placed in any fantasy setting you might choose to play.
5 Fantasy Barkeeps, Volume 1 can serve as a handy resource to serve up a unique NPC with only a moment’s notice. There are also two handy tables for last minute information:
- 20 Things Barely Overheard
- 6 Drink Specials
This product includes a second file, a printer-friendly version of the adventure that strips out the backgrounds to spare your ink/toner cartridges.
5 Fantasy Barkeeps, Booze Sold Separately
But there’s no reason not to flip through the Demonom-nom-nomicon to get the recipe for coconut mojitos. The perfect refreshing drink for when the adventure has taken a turn for the nerve-wracking.