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Questing for Coin


An Irregular Employment SWADE Meta-System for the Kethos Setting
by Andrew Benton
Inspired by systems developed by Bobby Dean

In every civilization on Kethos that has cities, there are people with unusual skills who do not fit neatly into the accepted roles society lays out, such as “day laborer”, “peasant” or “artisan”. These people are often adventurers between quests, mercenaries between wars, and others of that sort. Such individuals often need to scrape up a bit of copper or silver on short notice. The city provides for people willing to lower their standards and ask no questions.

Questing for Coin does not provide a long term or complex employment; it is not a mission from a noble lord or something a renowned fellowship of heroes can get rich doing. Rather, it is a way to quickly and reliably find extra tasks between their main adventures, through connections in the underworld, postings at the market, rumors at the tavern, and other informal networks. The job, taking no more than a day or three, will be undertaken as an Interlude, but with a Skill check at the end. Instead of a magical boon, jewels, or a mountain of gold, the characters earn some loose coin (and perhaps a few bruises or exhaustion) for their efforts.

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This title was added to our catalog on December 07, 2023.