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