There are two types of characters in a game of Dungeons & Dragons, the Players’ Characters (PCs), and the Non Player Characters (NPCs). When it comes to NPCs, there are, once again, two types, ones that are planned beforehand, and are pertinent to the story, and those that are made up on the spot to fill a need. Today we are talking about the preplanned NPCs, that have a purpose to the story.
Now, it is worth mentioning that you don’t necessarily need a lot decided when it comes to NPCs. If you have a murderhobo type D&D game, where players go from dungeon to dungeon, killing monsters and getting loot, then you don’t need to know much about the miner that gives you a map to the cave, the local King, or his villainous advisor. However, if you like to build stories, with characters that have their own…
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