thank you for all your comments about my posting concerning the WFRP career inn-keeper ! I barely had time lately and will try now to revise the career :
Career Class: Rogue
Description: You know this one, don't you
Restrictions: Inn-keeper cannot be taken as a character's first career by humans.
Comments on restrictions:
My first thought was to give the inn-keeper an Advanced Career status because most people don't begin their lives as an inn-keeper but inn-keeper is a profession if you want to settle down from your adventurous life.
But the advences of this career aren't that much, so I decided to declare it as a BASIC CAREER with this restriction. Dwarves and Elves are usually older when begining their life as a Old World hero, so -okay, why not as inn-keeper...
Comments on skills:
Why only so little chance of brewing ? * There is a a cereer in WFRP called Artisan - Brewer ! Every inn that doesn't brew its beer on their own has a contract with a brewery... When giving the inn-keeper 'brewery' automatically the artisan (brewer) career is nearly senseless... Why 100 % chance of streetfighter ?? * Every inn-keeper will learn to defend himself in a brawl. That's what this skill is all about. (okay, not everyone, but the old and ugly, fat and anxious inn-keeper is not the type of career our PCs want to enter). Why no administration skill ? * I know of none... So tell me one or create a new one ! * Why not Read/Write skill ? There is no need in learning read or write for an inn-keeper Why percentage system for a career which cannot be the first one ? * Because there are several types of inn-keepers in the Old World... Why does this career have a chance to get Very Strong skill ? * This is a little extra (personal preference) bonus to keep in mind that it is not always a good idea to mix up the inn-keeper because the prices are in a way too high .... ...sorry, but in my groups players love to challenge inn-keepers for letting them wait some seconds or handing out warm beer... So I decided to strengthen every tenth of them a little bit. If you don't like it, just feel free to delete it.
Artisan - Brewer,
Career Exits: Gambler, Artisan's Apprentice (Brewer only), Fence, Roadwarden, Raconteur
Exits when inn in port town: Marine, Seaman, Smuggler
Thanx for all of you giving their comments and hints : * Chris Pearce * Christian Hanisch * Winfried Winkler * Anthony Ragan