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Previously, I said that the Scholar was a bit of a Jack-of-all-trades, and looking at the Innkeeper, and trying to stick with the card metaphors, she is actually a bit more of an ace-in-the-hole, whereas the Innkeeper is a true generalist. All of his attributes are pretty well balanced, but the template speaks to two unusual proficiencies. The first is that the Innkeeper has a lot of the wildcard abilities like Wild Talent and Luck to help him take the spotlight in unusual circumstances, so some of my notes and thoughts on the Scholar's more wild strengths might apply here.
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So, at first glance he looks again to be the slightly odd, decently malleable extra guy that can do duty in one capacity or another, but what can an Innkeeper do that no one else can do?
- Unlike a lot of the other generalist and wildcard characters, an Innkeeper has decent ST and HT, meaning that he can fill in for even more vacuums than the Scholar, though, he isn't as intensely focused on IQ either.
- While the Bard typically has a bit of a high class, courtly air about her, the Innkeeper has a bit of an ear-to-the-ground skillset. "Low-Brow" skills and street smarts might enable him to get places where a pompous hoitey-toitey Bard might not.
- Because of an Innkeeper's ability to improvise equipment, a situation where the party might be locked out of carrying their normal arsenal around might give the Innkeeper a chance to be a star (alongside a Martial Artist.)
- Innkeepers are really good at evaluating the value of rare treasures, and Dungeon Fantasy 11 has power-ups to make them even better.
- Even though it probably doesn't need to be mentioned, Innkeepers are especially potent in drinking contests.