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Zero level Seafaring occupations chart
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Author:  themightyeroc [ Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Zero level Seafaring occupations chart

So, I am going to be running a 1 shot Zero level adventure next week and it takes place at sea. So I quickly created the following for the creation of "Location" specific Zero levels characters. Any additions or suggestions appreciated!
Seafaring Occupations
Occupation Trained weapon equipment
1 Lookout Dagger spyglass
2 Mariner (Elf) Longsword Water-proof Cloak
3 Navigator Dagger Sextant, charts
4 Harpooner Harpoon 150’ rope
5 Ship Cook cleaver metal cook pot
6 Halfling Cook cleaver metal cook pot
7 Cabin Boy dagger keys
8 Sailor belaying pin bottle rotgut
9 Dwarf Sailor belaying pin hammer
10 Halfling Sailor belaying pin pipe w/weed
11 Rope Maker dagger 100’ rope
12 Boatman dagger rowboat (ships dingy)
13 Fisherman dagger fishing kit
14 Marine boarding axe grapple hook 20ft rope
15 Mate cutlass gold earring 5gp
16 Ship Captain Rapier gold ring 10gp

Additional equipment Chart D20
1 Pirate Hat
2 Tankard pewter
3 Head Scarf
4 Conch shell
5 Holy symbol
6 Rum 1 bottle
7 Shovel
8 Twine 30ft
9 Dice
10 Thieves tools
11 Block & tackle
12 Hammer
13 Manacles
14 Tinder box
15 Hooded Lantern w/lamp oil
16 1d3 candles
17 flute
18 30ft rope
19 1d3 torches
20 parrot or monkey

Author:  Pesky [ Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Zero level Seafaring occupations chart

Your list seems really good. It did occur to me, however, that it may be fun to add (if it fits) an alchemist with an unpredictible form of gunpowder :twisted:

Author:  themightyeroc [ Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Zero level Seafaring occupations chart

So, used my chart in a one-off Zero level funnel last night. We ended up with Player#1 having a Cabin Boy, Navigator and Elven Mariner. The navigator ended up with a monkey! Player #2 had Ship captain, Marine and Mate.

There were 2 more players using single 1st lvl Pc's each. At the conclusion 3 of the six Zero level Seafarers had survived and will be integrated into the ongoing campaign.

I am considering working on a few more of these types of Occupation charts, maybe a Desert or something....

Author:  Raven_Crowking [ Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Zero level Seafaring occupations chart

I am a big fan of this type of thing. A few unique charts can really make a difference to how an adventure feels, and the player has a chance (potentially) to get an unusual character as a perk for playing in that adventure. Cool beans all around!

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