Working Stiff

You're a hard worker in a factory or on a worksite. You're good at your job and can take a lot of pride in it.

Skill Proficiencies: Insight, Perception
Tool Proficiency: Select any one Artisan's Tools and select one of the following: Artisan's Tools (any), Gaming Set (any), Musical Instrument (any)
Languages: None
Equipment: A casual wardrobe (with jeans, work shirts, boots, and possibly coveralls), an artisan's tool kit, (a) another artisans' tool kit, (b) a gaming set or (b) a musical instrument, and a smartphone.

Feature: Good Job


You have a job that you've worked hard at for years. You have lots of vacation and sick days, and a great working relationship with your boss. You can take time off to save the world without raising too many eyebrows. However, when work needs you, you have to be there, and this might include mandatory overtime.

Suggested Characteristics


Working Stiffs are blue-collar workers who perform skilled labor.

d8 Personality Trait
1 Whatever I put my hand to I strive to do my best.
2 I work all day and play all night.
3 Oh they're billing me for killing me. Lord have mercy on the working man.
4 I don't have much patience for people who've never had to work hard.
5 I like to talk at length about my profession and the nuances of components and tools as if others understand me.
6 I spend time online creating memes that only people in my profession understand.
7 When someone yells I calmly check to see if they still have all their fingers.
8 My job takes me everywhere and sometimes I forget where I am.
d6 Ideal
1 Family. I work hard to support my family and give to charities that I believe in. (Good)
2 Frugal. I work hard for my money, so I spend it carefully. (Lawful)
3 Honest. I do a hard days work for a hard days pay, and I expect others to do the same. (Neutral)
4 Gold Digger. I don't care about other people unless they have something to offer me. (Evil)
5 Vocation. I work hard every day to be the best at my craft. (Any)
6 Visionary. Eventually, I'm going to leave this job and start my own business. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I'm fiercely loyal to my coworkers or union members.
2 One day I'll be recognized as one of the greatest artisans of my craft.
3 I have deep political convictions that I support with my words and my checkbook.
4 I was on a bad path until I gave my life to God. Now I do everything to please Him.
5 When I'm focused on work I can forget about the problems in the rest of my life.
6 My spouse left me because I was always at work or at the bar. I've given up the bar, and I want to win him/her back.
d6 Flaw
1 I brag about my skills and my relationship with my boss constantly.
2 I judge people based on their work ethic, and my standard is impossible to meet.
3 People think I'm a hard worker, but I'm as lazy as they come.
4 I'm never happy with the work I do. I always think back on how I could have done it better.
5 I’m jealous of anyone who can do a better job than me, and I'll talk bad about them and find other ways to undermine their success.
6 I caused an accident at work that caused a friend to be disabled.
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