all frogs give quests if you know how to ask
RPGs and frogs
NPCs, particularly non-party, non-travelling NPCs are often given watered-down classes in D&D. like in 3.5, the spellcaster at the goblin village is usually an adept, not a wizard or a druid or a sorcerer. the city guard is composed mostly of warriors, not fighters. I understand why; it helps establish the sense that player characters are like demigods, innately special and capable of great things most people are not.
but from a storytelling/worldbuilding perspective, I don't like it.
when I say frogs have quest-giver energy, I don't mean to imply that they are unimportant, powerless, or flat. I mean to imply that they seem to have deep roots in their place in the world. I mean they give off a sense of having motivations broader & higher than the player will ever really come to understand, & they'll pay good gold for outside assistance with their ambitions.
frogs are wizards & rogues & druids & fighters. they live their whole lives in this pond because they want to.
@byttyrs "new quest: don't step on me, dipshit"
@byttyrs yeah this is true
@byttyrs I know how to do a Special:Ask query!
@byttyrs usually the quest is “give me a fly”
re: RPGs and frogs
my favorite is this one:
Do the quest. Or don't. I'm a quest objective, not a cop.
@byttyrs refuse to believe sel didn't write this
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