Hobo With A Longsword

A curious term for D&D adventurers that I only heard recently is “murder hobo”. While mildly offensive it’s a pretty accurate description of what adventurers doing in a fantasy RPG. They almost universally lack permanent homes and make their living killing things and taking their stuff.

It’s a fascinating way at looking at what is otherwise unremarkable behaviour in the hobby, to say nothing about how accepted it is among people in the world. “Adventurer” seems to be a common occupation in many campaign settings. The fact that it’s an occupation that not only promotes and condones homicide but also vagrancy is fairly amusing.