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I've a very simple question for all of you today. Maybe three or ten. I'm thinking about it as I type. It's just as mysterious to me as it is to you at the moment.

The idea came to me some time last week when having a discussion with someone about the lovely roles of NPCs.

You know the ones! The ones that sell us our merchandise so we can go questing. All the town folk that set up shop. Or the shady thief looking dude by the well. Yeah, that guy.


As much as I loved what DQIV did in making me a weapons merchant in Torneko, and as much as I love the idea of being a playable NPC... I wouldn't be the weapons purveyor.


No siree.

Think of the risk! Someone could reach behind the counter, or grab one of those blades that seem to be hanging around for grabby hands to grab on those armour displays—and POW. Death to the Merchant. Pound of Flesh biz! No thank you.


I'd be... hmm. Well, I'd be the Grocer. Because the only thing I'd be attacked with is a banana.

Hopefully, he won't have a bunch.

The suggested topic(s) for today:

  • You're the NPC! Which one are you? Running an Inn. The barkeep. Shady business by the well. Banker. There are so many roles to choose from. Pick one that you'd be and tell us why.



While you're at it, tell us the clever name for your store/profession/title if you're feeling daring. If you chose bard, drop those lyrics on us. We'll determine your level of spoony.



  • You'd never be THAT NPC! Tell us why you don't want to be the milkman. Or whatever NPC it is you don't want to be.


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