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This uses the Tarot Card to Generate a "Standard" Mission on the Fly as described in Designing Fantasy Missions as part of the Barony Set. (Standard means it is not focused exclusively on an Underworld.) No attempt is made here to define each of the finer points.

To begin, determine who the mission is offered to and call them the Party Leader (to accept / reject Mission).

Note: This mission is temporary. Copy it out now if you want it. (It pastes nicely into Word.)

Mission Title:

Party Leader:

- (Inverted) 2 Rods: Merchant Ship Captain; a private ship owner. This is another common man at odds with the established laws. Privately owned vessels are rare; most ships are controlled by only a handful of men. The risk of owning just one vessel, combined with the logistics of keeping it seaworthy (in lands where monsters do roam the seas), usually means the Patron only recently acquired his vessel. The Mission will relate somehow to his keeping the ship, and add automatically an extra Opponent Merchant-Prince. Inverted, Smuggler; a person who illegally ships restricted or forbidden cargoes. This fact should remain secret from the players. So much for the honest ship merchant, this fellow increases his economic survival by risking discovery of his cargoes. However, by transporting cargoes that pay better, the Patron can secure a nest-egg that will buy him another ship and crew when his present craft inevitably sinks ("look at the Encounter charts for most games and you'll see why I say 'inevitably'"). Mission will again relate to his ship, the smuggled cargo just another "oh, did I forget to tell you why also you were hired . . . ."
- Death: Patron is proficient in personal arms and has killed before in self defense. Inverted, Patron has killed ruthlessly; killed an unarmed victim in cold blood, or perhaps mutilated or ritualistically butchered past opponents.
- (Inverted) Emperor: Patron is skilled soldier, sapper, siege craftsmen or commander. He has led groups of men into battle. Inverted, Patron was once famous, but his fame faded or lost importance over time.

- King Swords: Deliver a debt to a creditor. Inverted, prevent a debt from being repaid.
- Star: Patron's error sends the players to the wrong place to perform the Mission. Inverted, Patron will later - final Setting Encounters but before the Climax - contact the players and ask them to redo the Mission from start in right location.
- (Inverted) Sun: Mission should be simple and direct, take place in the immediate area -- do not use the Encounters, go straight to the Climax. Inverted, still use the Encounters, but almost all Encounter that aren't directly caused by the Patron's problems or Rival's actions (i.e. Mission Inconsequential Encounters as described in the Encounters pamphlet) can be ignored.

- (Inverted) 10 Cups: Notorious smuggler with agents in most cities becomes involved opposed to mission. Inverted, leader of an illegal criminal society of thieves or beggars becomes involved to profit as well from the mission.

- (Inverted) 5 Swords: Acting on instructions from another whose motive was never known or understood. Inverted, the motive is private -- players will not know.

- 3 Cups: Father or spouse is powerful and wealthy; however, no guarantee anything can be obtained. Inverted, family is rich, but requires prior mission to extort or steal from home.

- (Inverted) 8 Swords: Outcast or Exile. Inverted, Refugee or Survivor of Famous Battle.


On the way to the Mission Climax, the Party will travel through three game Phases which may be short or long (depending on the Tarot cards drawn). These represent the obstacles and challenges along the way to the Ultimate Climax of the Mission.

(A) Initial Successes:

(B) Challenges on the Journey:

(C) Final Travel to the Climax:

Climax Flow:
Referee creates the flow of the climax OR refer to Designing Fantasy Missions!!!

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