Soldier, Merc, Thug (Warrior)
Warrior’s Role in the campaign
Individual Role: Warriors are physical, action-oriented people. They’re more likely to overcome a challenge using force than by other means, and they often take the most straightforward path toward their goals.
Group Role: Warriors usually take and deal the most punishment in a dangerous situation. Often it falls on them to protect the other group members from threats. This sometimes means that warriors take on leadership roles as well, at least in combat and other times of danger.
Societal Role: Warriors aren’t always soldiers or mercenaries. Anyone who is ready for violence, or even potential violence, might be a warrior in the general sense. This includes guards, watchmen, police officers, sailors, or people in other roles or professions who know how to defend themselves with skill.
Advanced Warriors: As warriors advance, their skill in battle—whether defending
themselves or dishing out damage—increases to impressive levels. At higher tiers, they can often take on groups of foes by themselves or stand toe to toe with anyone.
Background Connection: Your type helps determine the connection you have to
the setting. Roll a d20 or choose from the following list to determine a specific fact
about your background that provides a connection to the rest of the world. You can also create your own fact.
- You were in the military and have friends who still serve. Your former commander remembers you well.
- You were the bodyguard of a wealthy woman who accused you of theft. You left her service in disgrace.
- You were the bouncer in a local bar for a while, and the patrons there remember you.
- You trained with a highly respected mentor. He regards you well, but he has many enemies.
- You trained in an isolated monastery. The monks think of you as a brother, but you’re a stranger to all others.
- You have no formal training. Your abilities come to you naturally (or unnaturally).
- You spent time on the streets and even were in prison for a while.
- You were conscripted into military service, but you deserted before long.
- You served as a bodyguard to a powerful criminal who now owes you his life.
- You worked as a police officer or constable of some kind. Everyone knows you, but their opinions of you vary.
- Your older sibling is an infamous character who has been disgraced.
- You served as a guard for someone who traveled extensively. You know a smattering of people in many locations.
- Your best friend is a teacher or scholar. She is a great source of knowledge.
- You and a friend both smoke the same kind of rare, expensive tobacco. The two of you get together weekly to chat and smoke.
- Your uncle runs a theater in town. You know all the actors and watch all the shows for free.
- Your craftsman friend sometimes calls on you for help. However, he pays you well.
- Your mentor wrote a book on martial arts. Sometimes people seek you out to ask about its stranger passages.
- A man you fought alongside in the military is now the mayor of a nearby town.
- You saved the lives of a family when their house burned down. They’re indebted to you, and their neighbors regard you as a hero.
- Your old trainer still expects you to come back and clean up after her classes, but when you do, she occasionally shares interesting rumors.