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Spacegamer.com - Standard Barony Mission:

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) 9 Cups: Debt Collector or Enforcer; a person employed by a guildmaster as a strongarm or agent. Note, Mission need not relate to Patron's job (though it might). Often, this man (or creature) is so occupied with his own tasks, that he hires the players to accomplish personal business. Yet equally true, the Patron's "honest" profession will attract Enemies galore, who will now also oppose the players not because of direct involvement, but simply on principle and in hatred for Patron. Pick two cards for Rival (2nd rival is "WHO??"). Inverted, Tax or Tithe Collector; a person who is literally an enforcer or debt collector for the government, ruler, society or religion. Again, the Mission need not relate to the Patron's position; instead, these are legalized strongarms and agents who might have personal affairs that the players can set right. Such Patrons are perfect NPCs that the players should do their best to help (befriend); these are men in the service of rulers who can personally intervene on a later Mission to aid the players (not of too lofty a position to remain aloof of the normal problems the players get their characters into).

- (Inverted) Queen Rods: Lead a small group in a raid into neighboring lands. Inverted, transport arms and supplies to foreign civil war.

- (Inverted) 5 Cups: Success of Climax depends on enlisting the aid of another who will first require a mission of his own. Inverted, this mission will result in a chain of several missions, travel encounters and Climaxes, before finally concluding.

- Queen Cups: Capture love or attention of another mindful of mission. Inverted, trying to capture the attention of someone; but regardless of players' success, this will not happen, and players will be blamed.

- (Inverted) 10 Coins: Wealthy, but untrusting of people; anything Patron provides will be acquired only after pleading and guaranteeing loyalty. Inverted, Patron is wealthy, but doesn't trust anyone of this country -- players must hire foreigners.

- (Inverted) 3 Cups: Guildmaster. Inverted, Craftsman.


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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