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Pieces - Creating Vivid NPCs for Courtly Intrigue

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Set the board. Begin the game.

Pieces by Ryan Chaddock is a guide to crafting interesting NPCs suitable for life at court in your campaign setting. It’s an expansion on the existing NPC details tables provided in the Dungeon Master’s Guide, customizing the content for the kinds of manipulative power players that find themselves drawn to the halls of power. Some are virtuous, most have something to hide, these are the fascinating characters that will make your court adventure or campaign come alive.

Here you’ll find each of the tables in the DMG made bigger and/or better suited to the web of deceit and lust one finds at court. You’ll see that each of the tables is at least as big as it was, if not bigger and always customized to the setting at hand. We’ve even provided a d100 table for Flaws and Secrets, including 100 unique entries.

Whether you’re scribbling up the rulers of a small barony, designing the central government of your long-running campaign, or just need to flesh out the royal palace of a newly discovered land, you’ll find useful entries and food for thought here.

This PDF is layed out in landscape format of 11x8.5in, for easier viewing on wide screen monitors.

 
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July 28th, 2019
One thing I like about this product is that it is concise, does exactly what it needs to. I'm a huge fan of the range or tables available, and there is a clear understanding of what makes political intrigue interesting! The 100 flaws and secrets was pa [...]
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July 2nd, 2019
I own several of the products Ryan Chaddock created for Numenera and I am a fan of his work but this is a rare miss for me. It's just a document full of tables barely strung together by the theme. All in all, I don't feel this product achieved its goal [...]
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May 15th, 2018
Very useful set of traits and flaws and whatnot for creating NPCs. You could tweak this pretty easily to fit other types of intrigue, too... [...]
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