The Barkeep

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came. As a barkeep, you’re a charismatic socialite that knows how to deal with people. Whether you’re the life of the party or simply an ear for someone who needs to vent, people from all walks of life are drawn to your trustworthy nature.

Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Persuasion
Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, brewer’s supplies
Languages: One of your choice
Equipment: Common clothes, brewer’s supplies, and a belt pouch containing 15 gp

Feature: Cheers!

You have no trouble finding and getting into places that serve drinks. While drinking in a social establishment, strangers take a liking towards you and feel comfortable enough to share gossip.

Suggested Characteristics

Barkeeps can be anything from jovial to downright rude. Regardless, all barkeeps know how to take care of business. They break up fights, they kick out drunk patrons, and they give honest advice to people down on their luck. Barkeeps encounter all different types of travelers, and have heard a lot of amazing tales. That said, the stagnant profession of a barkeep means that most stories you hear from them will be ones they never experienced themselves.


d8 Personality Trait
1 I’m always looking for a good time with good company.
2 I always try to give people advice.
3 I’m constantly surrounded by a social atmosphere, yet I always feel alone.
4 I live vicariously through the people I meet and the stories I hear.
5 I’m everyone’s outlet but sometimes I just want to punch everyone in their stupid faces.
6 If you’re looking for a fight, I’ll give you one.
7 I know how to calm people down just as much as I know how to rile them up.
8 It’s not all fun and games. I’m trying to run a business here.
d6 Ideal
1 Positivity. Spreading joy is my passion. (Good)
2 Guidance. It’s our duty to help others. (Lawful)
3 Legacy. We only have one chance to write our story. Do what you want and make it count. (Chaotic)
4 Manipulate. Drunk people are the most vulnerable and can easily be taken advantage of. (Evil)
5 People. I like meeting and connecting with new people. (Neutral)
6 Honesty. If I call you an asshole, it means I like you. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 My tavern means everything to me. It brings back Important memories from my past.
2 Brewing is my craft. My art brings people together.
3 The regular patrons of my tavern are family to me.
4 I’ve met so many people while staying in the same place. I need my own adventure.
5 I want to be successful. Whatever it takes.
6 Alcohol is all I need.
d6 Flaw
1 I can always go for another round. The toilet is my second home.
2 I judge people that don’t drink.
3 Party animals and depressed people make me feel bitter about my life.
4 Whenever life gets hard, I drink my problems away.
5 I need to know everyone’s story.
6 I curse more than a fucking sailor.