Life paths for Knave

More backgrounds!

10-10-2021 - 0 minutes, 41 seconds -
osr homebrew knave random tables

knave_lifepaths

I wanted some more detailed backgrounds for my Knave games, so here are some simple life path rules for Knave. Just pick your character's age and find out what they did during various stages of their life.

  • Young: +1 to STR, DEX, CON. Roll for one Young background
  • Adult: No ability score changes. Roll for one Young and one Adult background
  • Elder -1 to STR, DEX, CON. Roll for one of each background

Backgrounds

Young:

  1. Artist
  2. Baker
  3. Beggar
  4. Burglar
  5. Carpenter
  6. Clerk
  7. Cook
  8. Farmer
  9. Gardener
  10. Gravedigger
  11. Jester
  12. Page
  13. Performer
  14. Pickpocket
  15. Porter
  16. Ratcatcher
  17. Serf
  18. Soldier
  19. Squire
  20. Student

Adult:

  1. Armorer
  2. Barber
  3. Blacksmith
  4. Bowyer
  5. Candlemaker
  6. Charlatan
  7. Cleric
  8. Clothier
  9. Cultist
  10. Gambler
  11. Glassblower
  12. Guard
  13. Herbalist
  14. Locksmith
  15. Mercenary
  16. Merchant
  17. Outlaw
  18. Sailor
  19. Smuggler
  20. Tracker

Elder:

  1. Alchemist
  2. Apothecary
  3. Astrologer
  4. Chamberlain
  5. Chancellor
  6. Councilmember
  7. Engineer
  8. Fortune-teller
  9. General
  10. Herald
  11. Magician
  12. Knight
  13. Occultist
  14. Physician
  15. Priest
  16. Scribe
  17. Steward
  18. Shaman
  19. Vassal
  20. Witch