Not every role-playing encounter needs to be serious and using a drunk can give you that change of pace. Be sure to make it a memorable experience though, slur your words when you speak, get up and stagger around the table and make large arm motions when you talk. This a great opportunity to ‘ham it up’ in front of your group and may just be what’s needed to break the string of serious sessions.
So, what can you do with a drunk?
– Have him stagger into the group spilling the contents of that big bag of gold coins they’re bringing back from the local dungeon.
– Have her stumble over to the party while at their local “watering hole” and ask for money.
Or you can use them to affect the group a bit more directly:
– The drunk could be a Mercenary between jobs and blowing off a bit of steam and pay decides to pick a fight with one of the party members.
– You can borrow a scene right out of the movies, “Corbin, sure I know a Corbin. He’s sitting right over there.”
Got an idea for the drunk? I’d love to hear about it.
May your dice roll well.
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