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{WH} Traders & Merchants! Inventories for 28 different types of merchant, indexed by quality.

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For those unafraid of death, adventure is a profitable profession, paying gold for feats of blood and heroism.

What, then, do adventurers spend their money on? Where can they part with their hard-earned coin? And, should they track one down, what goods could a given merchant be expected to have?

Initially conceived of as an expansion to the Fortresses, Temples, & Strongholds ruleset, the Traders & Merchants rules option includes rules and inventories for 28 different types of merchant across five different merchant qualities, and includes rules for randomly generating and adding distinct personalities to each.

The profoundly fortunate (or unfortunate) adventurer may even encounter elusive Legendary merchants! Bargain with the fey, make deals with the devil himself, or exchange coin for items displaced across space and time!

Whatever your fancy, these merchants have it in stock. Take a look, and browse, barter, and buy to your heart’s content.


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Strongholds Fortresses, Temples, & Strongholds Traders & Merchants 

Classes The Witch Character Class Augmented Character Class The Commoner Vampire Prestige Class

Races Awakened Undead Character Race Scarecrow Character Race Tabaxi Variants

Items Expanded and Exotic Weapons Warforged Components Teas and Tisanes 

Spells Codex of Waves Codex of Technomancy

 
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Callum R July 18, 2018 3:59 am UTC
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For the Warlock pact of the Needful Things legendary merchant, does it grant all of the features of the first level of Warlock? And does it function as a way to pay for a level, eg if there was a 14th level Bard who bought this, do they become a Bard 14/Warlock 1 multiclass, and a 15th level character, or does this function as something extra that gets added on top of normal progression? With them remaining as a level 14 Bard and level 14 character, just with some warlock stuff as extra.
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Tyler B July 18, 2018 4:07 am UTC
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The general idea is that it functions as a multiclass. You're not necessarily paying for a free level, moreover paying for the ability to multiclass as a warlock in the first place.

The intention is that it functions as a fun, story-driven way for a character to naturally multiclass by entering a pact with this rare, distinctive NPC they found.
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Russ S June 11, 2018 9:52 am UTC
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Great document!
I would like to import it into my Fantasy Grounds games as tables for merchants that my players meet. Unfortunately the PDF text is not selectable in the document (in my copy at least) so I have to type them all out by hand. Is this something about the version of PDF it was made with perhaps?
Thanks
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Taylor B June 01, 2018 2:12 pm UTC
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I so far am Loving this product! It was so hard for me to keep track of what shops could be selling and at what price, especially since I am crunched for my prep-time. This has helped me in creating cool merchant characters and setting up future interactions my party hasn't discovered yet! I plan on using this for the duration of my Campaign

If I could make a request, could you colab with the users on Reddit that Created the Steampunk Compendium? Lots of new and interesting items there I'd love to put into shops as well
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Luigi R March 15, 2018 11:31 am UTC
Hi, any chance to have a printer-friendly version? Your work is great, and I'd be happy to support you, however I prefer to have my reference printed while playing and this one is very heavy with images
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Paul S January 29, 2018 9:11 pm UTC
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Love this supplement! Any plans to add the common magic items from Xanathar’s guide to it eventually?
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BENJAMIN W January 06, 2018 2:30 pm UTC
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This is excellent, very useful! Printer version would be nice tho
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Ladifas B October 23, 2017 1:07 pm UTC
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Any chance of a printer-friendly version?
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Tyler B October 23, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
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Slowly but surely, I'm making a run of converting all my products to have a printsafe, selectable version.

As you can imagine, for this particular project, that's going to take a long time! Those 32 pages of charts and text are nothing to sneeze at.

Still, it'll be done, just eventually, and unfortunately not within the next couple of months.
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Francesco M March 15, 2018 11:29 am UTC
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any news on the printer friendly version?
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Tyler B May 06, 2018 10:16 pm UTC
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I'd like to do one eventually, but tables take a very long time to format printer-friendly.

This particular product is tables on tables on tables. It'll happen at some point, but probably not for some time.
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Cody T October 15, 2017 1:24 am UTC
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what does the ever tag on many of the items mean? do they never restock even with a different trader?
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Tyler B October 15, 2017 1:38 am UTC
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If a player buys that particular item, it never restocks, yeah.

It's mainly there to prevent players from buying multiples of powerful magical items, and keeping magical items distinct.
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MUHAMMET K October 03, 2017 5:13 pm UTC
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It says "Failed to load PDF document" when I try to open it. Even in Acrobat Reader. A suggestion for a fix would be awesome.
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Tyler B October 03, 2017 8:43 pm UTC
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I tried to download it just now, and the first time I did, it cut out at about 6.4/10 mb. It's a large file, and I wouldn't be surprised if the DM's Guild was having problems with that.

I refreshed my browser and tried downloading again. After a bit of a lag hiccup, it allowed me to download the file just fine, and the file opened properly in Chrome for me once it was on my computer.

Honestly, I'd recommend refreshing and trying again? I'm guessing you experienced a similar hiccup in the download and didn't end up getting the whole file. If that doesn't work, let me know, and I can just e-mail you a link.
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Tyler B July 01, 2017 3:50 pm UTC
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Lots of different people, you can see most of them in the artist's section on the right (character limit keeps me from listing all of them), or attributed in the credits at the end of the product in full.

I like to use public domain art for my content here, as it has a really solid feel to it while (naturally) being free and legal to use. The only drawback being I can't use work published after 1923, but that's not as much of a hindrance if I do the proper research first.
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CD F July 01, 2017 11:17 am UTC
Who did the art for this supplement? It's great!
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Tyler B October 03, 2017 8:45 pm UTC
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A lot of people, all pre-1923, so it's public domain. You can see all the titles and artists in the credits section at the very end.
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Chris B May 08, 2017 4:27 am UTC
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Hi,

I wanted to let you know that I included this in my monthly roundup of the best new products on DMs Guild. I'm really happy to see it hit Silver - it's a great product, and that's well deserved! If you're interested, you can find the post on www.loottheroom.uk.

Cheers!
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Gadget B April 09, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
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Would it be OK if I use some of your content to supplement my Random Resource spreadsheet? (http://www.dmsguild.com/product/209264/Random-Resource)
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Tyler B April 09, 2017 6:44 pm UTC
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Maybe. What would you be looking to use?

Before I started hosting on the DM's Guild, my answer was usually more "sure, take whatever you need, just as long as I get credited." My stuff is more product-for-sale than personal project now, though, so I'd like a clearer picture of what'd be used before I give the go-ahead.
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Gadget B April 10, 2017 12:37 pm UTC
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Drop me an e-mail and I'll go into it a bit more (Gadget2020 at hotmail.com) - it just seems that tables like this are perfect to be put into a random generator.
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Ross W April 06, 2017 3:59 am UTC
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My first thought when downloading this file was blimey, this needs some optimisation! 22.8 mb is a lot for a 32 page document.

Turns out optimisation is not the problem (or not the big part of it). The dimensions of this pdf are LUDICROUSLY huge. I checked the file's properties in Acrobat and it says the page size is 24.11 x 34.11 inch.

To put this in perspective, the 5th edition core books are just shy of US Letter which is itself a little smaller than A4.

The pages of this file, meanwhile, are LARGER than an A1 sheet (which can fit exactly 8 A4 pages).

Unless you're expecting people to print these pages as posters for their wall at their local print shop, please scale it down to a more appropriate size!
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Tyler B April 06, 2017 5:15 pm UTC
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Good point, this.

The file size is the result of me fighting with the PDF's compression settings, fixing it in a stupid way (just increase the file size, that solves everything), and moving on long, long ago.

It hasn't been a problem until I had to make a 30+ page document with my terrible settings, as even a small size problem present in a 5 page document gets blown up monumentally when it's expanded to 30 pages.

Rest assured, I'm working on it. Lowering the dpi from 300 to 150 while slightly modifying the document's proportions, and saving the individual files as PNG-8 rather than PNG-24, seem to be doing the trick with a very minimal loss of clarity. Expect a fix for this today or tomorrow.
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Tyler B April 06, 2017 9:08 pm UTC
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Fixed it, reduced the file size from 22 mb to 10 mb with only a minimal loss of image quality.
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