Desk Jockey

You have a job in an office. You have a desk and a mountain of paperwork awaiting you every weekday morning, and an occasional Saturday when there's mandatory overtime. You might be an accountant, a salesman, a customer retention expert, or human resources engineer, or an office manager. Whatever the details, it's probably not something you love, and offers only an opportunity to climb the corporate ladder.

Skill Proficiencies: Deception, Insight
Tool Proficiency: Select two of the following: Computers, Gaming Set (any)
Languages: None
Equipment: A casual wardrobe, a business wardrobe, a smartphone, a desktop computer, a gaming set, a laptop (owned by your company), a tablet, an award for a job well done.

Feature: The Office


You have a soul-sucking office job. You have access to boardrooms, office supplies, computers, and even an IT department, though utilizing these resources for saving the world could get you fired. You have a nine-to-five work schedule, mandatory meetings, and a boss.

Suggested Characteristics


Desk Jockeys are office drones who clock in and clock out in the daily grind.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I'm glad I have a job, I just wish it was a different job.
2 I work at the office so that I can have a paycheck and freedom to do what I want with the other 128 hours I have every week.
3 Working in an office keeps me grounded and in touch with ordinary people.
4 I love pranks. Oh, hey, I noticed your stapler is missing.
5 An office is a lot like high school. There's a lunch room and a bathroom and pens and cliques. I was really good at high school.
6 Someday I'm going to retire and buy a boat and sail around the world. I've never been on a boat.
7 One day, when I run this office, things are gonna change.
8 There's a box of donuts in the breakroom. Are those up for grabs?
d6 Ideal
1 Solidarity. We're all in the grind together. I try to make everyone's' day the best it can be. Want a donut? (Good)
2 Service. My clients deserve the best experience I can provide. (Lawful)
3 Enforcer. The office has rules, and if everyone doesn't follow the rules, society will collapse into anarchy. (Lawful)
4 Resourceful. If a job's worth doing, then it's worth doing well. (Lawful)
5 Ambition. I'm climbing the corporate ladder, I don't care whos Achilles heel I have to slit. (Evil)
6 Placater. I want everyone to feel good about coming to work because when people feel good, they're productive (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I think of my co-workers as family.
2 I've had a longterm flirtation with a coworker, and my feelings are deep, but she's engaged.
3 I am sold out to the company and plan to be CEO someday.
4 My real life and real friends are outside the office. I have a hard time concerning myself with my co-workers.
5 I have a close relationship with a few people in my department. We do everything together.
6 I live to serve my clients. When I throw a party, it's for them. When I plan an outing, it's with them. When I get married, it will probably be to someone else, but they'll be invited.
d6 Flaw
1 I love my job, but I can't admit it to anyone else.
2 I police my coworkers, and they hate it.
3 I have to constantly lie to my boss and coworkers about where I am and what I'm doing.
4 I've used up all of my sick days and personal days. If I miss another day of work, I'll probably get fired.
5 I don't know how to do my job. I'm not even sure what it is. I just turned in my resume and they promoted me. I don't think they fact-checked it.
6 I have embezzled money from my company. It's only a matter of time before there's a formal inquiry.
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