D100 List: Occupations

The first in an ongoing series of content for helping game masters create vivid, living worlds. Each list will feature 100 options on a topic. This week’s list is occupations. This will help you build a fantasy village in short order.

  1. Acolyte
  2. Advocate
  3. Alchemist
  4. Apothecary
  5. Armorer
  6. Assayer
  7. Astrologer
  8. Baker
  9. Banker
  10. Blacksmith
  11. Body Guard
  12. Bounty Hunter
  13. Brewer
  14. Butcher
  15. Butler
  16. Candlemaker
  17. Carpenter
  18. Cartographer
  19. Chamberlain
  20. Chef
  21. Clerk
  22. Cobbler/Shoemaker
  23. Concubine
  24. Cook
  25. Dancer
  26. Dyer
  27. Engineer
  28. Eunuch
  29. Exchequer
  30. Falconer
  31. Farmer
  32. Fisherman
  33. Ferryman
  34. Fishmonger
  35. Furrier
  36. Gardener
  37. Gemcutter
  38. Gemologist/Prospector
  39. Goldsmith
  40. Groom
  41. Guard
  42. Guide
  43. Healer
  44. Herald/Crier
  45. Herbalist
  46. Hunter
  47. Jongleur
  48. Knight
  49. Landlord
  50. Leatherworker
  51. Longshoreman
  52. Maid
  53. Mercenary
  54. Midwife
  55. Merchant
  56. Minstrel
  57. Miller
  58. Milkman
  59. Miner
  60. Monk
  61. Mortician
  62. Musician
  63. Page
  64. Painter
  65. Panhandler
  66. Peddler
  67. Potter
  68. Priest
  69. Prostitute
  70. Sailor
  71. Scholar
  72. Scribe
  73. Sculptor
  74. Shaman
  75. Shipwright
  76. Shopkeeper
  77. Silversmith
  78. Servant
  79. Serving Wench
  80. Shepherd
  81. Singer
  82. Slave
  83. Slave Trader
  84. Soldier
  85. Spinster
  86. Squire
  87. Stable boy/girl
  88. Stonecutter
  89. Tailor
  90. Tax Collector
  91. Teacher
  92. Thatcher
  93. Thief
  94. Toy Maker
  95. Tracker
  96. Vintner
  97. Wagon Driver
  98. Weaponsmith
  99. Weaver
  100. Woodsman

4 Responses to “D100 List: Occupations”

  • Lord Z:

    Is eunuch a profession?
    Anyway, I love the lists and I hope to use them in the next campaign.

  • TheDungeoneer:

    Eunuch is probably more of a “lifestyle” choice, than an occupation. I couldn’t resist leaving it in, if only to see the player’s faces when you describe an NPC as a eunuch. All the male players unconsciously cross their legs!

  • Carlos:

    Eunuch actually is an occupation. They were men who guarded the King’s Harem. Since the practice of castration only lasted a short time, they were usually eunuchs in name only. These are highly trusted and respected men with the responsibility of protecting the lives and purity of the King’s concubines. They would sometimes even serve as body guards for the Queen. You can really throw your players for a loop when the eunuch is used as one of the best fighters in the realm!

  • Lord Z:

    Ohhh, sneaky…

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