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Thieves of Every Flavor

Legends of Windemere

One of the most common and popular character types in fantasy is the thief.  Now, you normally see these as comic relief, the betrayer, the criminal with a heart of gold, and other roles.  Honestly, it’s difficult to make a thief still be a criminal while being a true hero.  So, they stumble and fall in the moral department rather often.  All that being said, I’m here to mention something else.

Many times you see a generic thief.  They have no specialties and seem to be masters of every aspect of the trade.  There’s no favorite crime or skill weakness for these guys.  Other times they’re a pickpocket and that’s just about it.  Picking a lock always falls in there too.  Yet, what if you want to make a specialized thief for your story?  Here are a few ideas:

  1. Pickpocket–  Let’s get this guy out of the way.  These…

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