Seniority

In my first campaign I had the friendly local innkeeper be a retired wizard, happily serving “fireball shots” that had a dash of spice with the liquor. In the blissful ignorance of youth I felt proud of the unique idea of a former adventurer being a civilian. Then I found out that idea was incredibly common in both the fiction and other campaigns. It’s always a little disheartening to discover you’re not really as creative and original as you thought…