You know when you haven’t written anything for a while and you’re just waiting for that little spark to set you on the right path again?
Well that was me and today I had that little spark give me a nudge as I felt compelled to write. It is a homage to all of the hardworking role players and war gamers out there, who spend so much time making sure others are having fun.
If you’re not familiar with WFRP itself, I hope you can still enjoy the tongue in cheek way the career is intended. Anyway, without further ado…
Dwarf, Gnome, Halfling, High Elf, Human, Ogre, Wood Elf
You have embraced the newest craze to hit the clubs and backrooms of the Old World, taking dice games to new levels.
Tabletop Enthusiasts like to play games. Not just any old games, oh no. They play with carefully crafted miniatures, roll dice with varying numbers of sides, read volumes of incomprehensible rules and seemingly take on entirely different personalities whilst playing. Tabletop Enthusiasts take their hobby seriously and often meet in secluded spots, with refreshments on hand to carry them through a particularly long session.
TABLETOP ENTHUSIAST ADVANCE SCHEME
Casual Gamer – Brass 3
Skills: Charm, Consume Alcohol, Entertain (Acting), Gamble, Gossip, Intuition, Navigation, Perception
Talents: Beneath Notice, Etiquette (Gamers), Gregarious, Read/Write
Trappings: Bag of dice, a handful of parchment, charcoal stick
Tabletop Enthusiast – Silver 3
Skills: Art (Painting), Art (Sculpture), Endurance, Lore (Tabletop Games), Ranged (Throwing), Research
Talents: Argumentative, Diceman, Impassioned Zeal, Luck
Trappings: Rucksack containing 1 – 4 gaming books, an assortment of dice and miniatures, arts and crafts supplies
Games Master – Silver 5
Skills: Art (Writing), Cool, Entertain (Storytelling), Leadership
Talents: Bookish, Seasoned Traveller, Strong Back, Super Numerate
Trappings: Regular gaming group of 2 to 6 players, a dozen rule books, writing kit, numerous notes and scribblings
Forever GM – Gold 1
Skills: Evaluate, Lore (Any)
Talents: Artistic, Cat-tongued, Magnum Opus, Tower of Memories
Trappings: Dedicated games room, small library of gaming books, book royalties and fan club
‘You are in a tavern…’
– Traditional opening line for a game session
‘Wait! Hold on. Let me find the right page…’
– Tobias ‘Rules’ Anwalt, whilst thumbing through a thick tome
‘I say, “Unhand me you cur, or you’ll taste the steel of my blade!” as I put my hand on my dagger menacingly.’
– Sofia Keller, describing her character Claudia Schuster’s actions
Tabletop Enthusiasts travel far and wide to find others willing to play their games, particularly if there are no other players nearby. The weekly gaming session may draw individuals from miles around, each one carrying a heavily laden backpack containing an assortment of books, dice, scraps of paper and writing tools and of course miniatures.
Occasionally a large event is staged, known to those in the know as a ‘Convention’. This is a remarkable event where hundreds and possibly thousands of Tabletop Enthusiasts converge in one place. If a large enough hall cannot be found, then tents are erected where many tabletop games are played, enthusiasts share tips and regale stories of daring do.
Tabletop Enthusiast is an Academic Career and may replace any Academic Career at character creation.
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