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Improved Commoners - Villagers

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Here is the first of a new series inspired by my Improved Backgrounds product

Inspiration (and editorial guidance) was provided by user KDLadage. He suggested creating commoner NPC stat blocks based on the backgrounds in my Improved Backgrounds DM Guild product. After a few attempts I settled on this format where a small number of background types are found in each document, and each document represents a certain settlement type.

The commoners defined here are those you would see and meet in a human village. It provides a stat block sleightly modified from the MM 10-10-10-10-10-10 commoner with no skills or proficiency, which gives stats for one type of NPC at different tiers of age and skill. Also included is one (or two) NPC types that are distinct from the stadard progression of the NPC type, but that still fit the general NPC type.

The inspiration for assigning skill proficiencies comes from the backgrounds in my previously mentioned product; the notion of a +1 proficiency bonus comes from a zero level character concept (obscure homebrew notion).

This document also defines what these commoners are carrying, and what items you can find in their homes. This is useful if you want to give your NPCs a little more depth and distinction, or if your PCs want to steal it from them.

If you like this document, check out my other stuff (if nothing else, enjoy the stylistic progression)

Improved Backgrounds 112 backgrounds in a different format

Improved NPC Interactions complex NPC personality based on the emotion wheel

Improved Crafting - Herbalism my take on using the herbalism kit

Improved Downtime - Fist Fight a mini-game for unarmed combat

Improved Psionics - Week 1 - Quaggoth Thonot

Improved Psionics - Week 2 - Intellect Devourer

Improved Psionics - Week 3 - Urophion

Improved Psionics - Week 4 - Mind Flayer

Improved Psionics - Week 5 - Mind Flayer (Deux)


 
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March 26th, 2019
I've looked at nearly a dozen of these sorts of resources, and this collections of stat blocks beats the spread. This contains stats blocks and crunch for types of villagers. It does NOT contain personalities or specific individuals. It i [...]
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