Thursday, December 26, 2019

Rituals for the thieves guild

Many organizations have some pomp and circumstance when getting together. Secret handshakes, code words etc. In Tim Shorts game recently we did a bit of a side quest,and met up with some members of the local thieves guild. Skord my character is a member of the guild and was also the "meat" of the local militaristic wing of the church.

When we met the thieves, Tim suggested I do a bit of world building.  He asked me to describe how I let the thieves know that I was a member.

Here's the steps. Now obviously only members will know them and do it in the correct order.

1.  I outstretched my arms with my wrists forward. Showing that I was a free thief.
2.  I pulled back my armour exposing my heart and chest, showing that I owed allegiance to the guild.
3.  I got down on my hands and knees and pulled out the dagger given to me by the guild. It has a gold filigree around the hilt. I stabbed the dagger into the ground.

Have you even came up with a secret ritual for your game?

6 comments:

  1. How often do you ask players to contribute world-building ideas?

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    1. Whenever I'm able to honestly. This post is in regards to a game that I play in. I like the idea of shaping the world thru community. It makes it everyone's.

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  2. If you have enough interesting details like these, and you ask your players to help, then they will contribute their own.

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    1. Yeah exactly. Instead of coming up with the whole thing by yourself. It's super fun honestly.

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  3. Hey Shane, just caught up with this. Great addition to the campaign.

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