In this video I talk a bit about the character types available to play in Foragers Guild Fantasy Roleplaying. They may seem familiar, but they’re tailored to the mission of the Guild and the world of Desteon. Get your copy now at DriveThruRPG
The Arcanist is an expert on magic and its secrets. They are scholars of magical lore, including powerful artifacts. This means that they are also knowledgeable on a variety of related subjects including history, folklore, and mythology. Most Arcanists spend a great deal of time reading, doing research, and conducting experiments.
The Burglar is a specialist on locks, traps, and other security measures. They can break into just about anything, leaving as little trace as possible. Working with the Foragers Guild means that they have to know a great deal about ancient systems and methods. Their own practices do the least damage to valuable dig sites while neutralizing potential threats.
The Engineer knows how to invent, design, test, analyze, and build things. Anything. Gadgets, bridges, wagons, mining equipment, they all follow the same principles. Engineers are invaluable to the Foragers Guild because they help with digs, and assess technological artifacts, and are handy are maintaining and repairing equipment in the field.
The Healer is adept at caring for people. The covers their physical, mental, and even spiritual health. Having a healer around is essential on Foragers Guild expeditions where people can get injured. They’re also necessary when uncovering things best left buried, from horrific secrets of the past to things people were not meant to know.
The Herald is the person that does all of the talking. They might be a cultured diplomat, a savvy con artist, or anything in between. What makes them valuable to the Foragers Guild is their people skills, and the way they can smooth over rough situations without resorting to violence. They’re not necessarily the leader of the team, but have an important role.
The Scout is an expert on travel and survival. They serve as guides to help get an expedition to and from their destination. Experts on the wilderness, plants and animals, and locating resources, they are essential to the Foragers Guild. Without them, the academically-minded and city-dwelling members of the team might not get through the mission alive.
The Soldier is an experienced military veteran. Beyond combat, they are experts in transporting equipment and resources, establishing camps, and providing security. They are essential to the safety of Foragers Guild expeditions, especially in hostile territory. Without their logistical skills, the rest of the team would struggle to complete their mission.
Foragers Guild Character Types
Because magic is the prevailing technology in Desteon, all player characters can cast spells. This is supposed to be high fantasy, after all. It only makes sense that trained professionals would have access to something that’s supposed to be a common tool. It’s akin to modern professionals having access to the internet. That doesn’t mean they can do everything, but each has a selection of spells relevant to their occupation.
The Black Box Manifesto
Foragers Guild Fantasy Roleplaying adheres to the principles of the Black Box Manifesto. One reasonably priced 96-page book contains everything to get you started. The design is clean, minimalist, and easy to use. The focus of this story game is on the elements that promote human interaction. The goal is creation of a shared story, not extravagant production values, winning awards, or gaining status.
Foragers Guild is a high fantasy story game. As members of the Guild, you explore the ancient world of Desteon seeking out powerful artifacts. Opposing you is the Moirologist Society, a secret organization of graverobbers, assassins, and necromancers. Can you keep the dangerous relics of lost civilizations from falling into the wrong hands?