Dungeons and Dragons and/or Pathfinder does not get enough attention here…especially, where it takes up such a huge portion of my life. You can anticipate seeing more posts like this in the future.
One of my favorite aspects of GMing a roleplaying game is world-creation, specifically the small everyday details of life. I’m constantly harassing my players with lists of food available at various pubs and fruit stands, detailed lists of merchant inventories, and irrelevant details of the towns and landscapes they visit. My players are excellent about humoring me in this, and often times they even enjoy it. My current group of players spends more money on mechanically useless things than any other group I’ve ever encountered…I love them for this though since those mechanically useless things are a role-playing gold mine. Their characters are fleshed-out whole people with a depth of interests, hobbies, likes and dislikes.
On a recent trip to Dayolen, they visited a cheese shop called “Iron Cat Barn Dairy & Cheese”. We now know what the character’s cheese preferences are. For example, Trosk, the half-orc ranger, likes his cheese “strong and spicy, just like his women” while as Cora, the half-elven bard, “prefers her cheese to have more delicate flavors.”
Fellow GMs: You are more than welcome to adapt this material to your own needs. The names of the cheeses are simply names of places in our current setting (Kingdoms of Kalamar). Swap out the names with settings from your own campaign, and boom…cheese shop.
Dordern (Cosdol; cow’s milk; similar to brie; contains herbs)- 4sp