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D&D Downtime Activities and Events

Refreshing will generate new results for relevant activities. Most activities take a week unless stated otherwise. For all activities, complications can result in creating new rivals for the players. You can also reskin these activities to suit whatever your players come up with.

Lifestyle | Services
Buy Magic Item | Carousing | Craft Magic Item | Craft Mundane | Crime | Renown | Gambling | Pit Fighting | Sacred Rites | Religious Service | Research | Business | Scribe Scroll | Sell Magic Item | Rumors | Training | Work

Maintenance Costs

PropertyPer DaySkilled HirelingsUnskilled HirelingsInitial CostConstruction Time*
Abbey20 gp52550,000 gp400 days
Farm5 sp122,500 gp30 days
Guildhall5 gp535,000 gp60 days
Inn, rural10 gp5102,500 gp30 days
Inn, city5 gp152,500 gp15 days
Keep / Small Castle100 gp505050,000 gp400 days
Lodge, hunting5 sp1-2,500 gp15 days
Noble Estate & Manor10 gp31525,000 gp150 days
Outpost or Fort50 gp204015,000 gp100 days
Palace / Large Castle400 gp200100500,000 gp1,200 days
Shop2 gp1-2,500 gp30 days
Temple, large25 gp101050,000 gp400 days
Temple, small1 gp2-2,500 gp30 days
Tower, fortified25 gp10-15,000 gp100 days
Trading Post10 gp425,000 gp60 days
Hireling, Unskilled2 sp
Hireling, Skilled2 gp

* Construction Time is tripled if the PC is not overseeing it.

Lifestyle Expenses

Paid each week or month.

LifestyleCost / DayPC Level
Wretched0
Squalid1 sp
Poor2 sp
Modest1 gp1-4
Comfortable2 gp5-10
Wealthy4 gp11-16
Aristocratic10 gp+17-20

Services

ServicePay
Coach cab, travel3 cp / mile
Coach cab, taxi1 cp
Messenger2 cp / mile
Road / Gate Toll1 cp
Ship's Passage1 sp / mile
SpellcastingSpell level x spell level x 10 gp + (material cost x2)

Buy Magic Item

Spend at least a week and 100 gp, then make a Persuasion check with a +1 bonus for each additional week or 100 gp spent (over the base) up to a max of +10. -10 penalty for low magic campaigns (and double cost), and +10 bonus for high magic. Compare the result with table below (include items below your roll) and check Magic Item Prices for the cost. Additionally, the item is at the center of a dark prophecy.

Check TotalItems Available
1+Potion of healing, Spell Scroll (cantrip), Spell scroll (1st level), Potion of Climbing
6+Ammunition +1, Wand of magic detection, Dust of dryness
11+Magic Armor
16+Potion of supreme healing
21+Potion of supreme healing, Potion of storm giant strength, Magic Armor
26+Pearl of power, Staff of the adder
31+Magic Armor, Armor, +1 chain mail, Stone of controlling earth elementals, loun stone (protection)
36+Frost brand
41+Armor, +2 breastplate, Ring of three wishes

Carousing

Spend 4 gp per day. You make 3 new allied contacts based on your lifestyle, who now owe you a favor.

Craft Magic Item

Covers Modest lifestyle for free (or Comfortable at 50%). You must have blueprints, relevant tool proficiency (Healing Potions require herbalism), and cast any relevant spells each day. DM can additionally require special materials or locations to craft. Check Magic Item Prices for individual items. You must work for 8 hours each day, and complete 25 gp worth of the total cost each day. Items can require hunting exotic monsters, with a CR based on the rarity below. Additionally, a powerful noble offers to buy your work and is not interested in hearing no for an answer, involves rival.

RarityMin LevelCR Hunt
Common3rd1-3
Uncommon3rd4-8
Rare6th9-12
Very rare11th13-18
Legendary17th19+

Craft Mundane

Covers Modest lifestyle for free (or Comfortable at 50%). Requires relevant tool proficiency. You must work for 8 hours each day, and complete 7 gp worth of the total cost each day.

Crime

Spend a week and 25 gp gathering information. Then make 3 checks with a DC selected by the player based on the table below. The checks are Stealth, Dexterity with Thieves' Tools, and finally the player's choice of Investigation or Perception or Deception.

If all checks fail, the character is caught and jailed, with a fine equal to the loot value and a number of weeks in jail based on the table below. With one success they get no loot and escape but additionally, your victim is financially ruined by your crime. With two successes, they get half the payout and only get the one success complication if their rival was involved or works in crime/law. Regardless of outcome, the crime is investigated by the local guard.

DCLoot ValueJail Time
1050 gp, robbing a struggling merchant2 weeks
15100 gp, robbing a prosperous merchant4 weeks
20200 gp, robbing a noble8 weeks
251,000 gp, robbing the richest person in town  40 weeks

Gain Renown

Spend a number of days equal to your renown times 10 to increase your renown by 1.

Gambling

Spend a week and bet a stake of 10 gp to 1000 gp. Make three checks: DC 20 Wisdom (Insight), DC 9 Charisma (Deception), and DC 13 Charisma (Intimidation). You can add your proficiency to a relevant skill check if you instead have an appropriate gaming set proficiency. Results based on the table below. No additional complications.

ResultValue
0 successesLose all the money you bet, and accrue a debt equal to that amount.
1 successLose half the money you bet.
2 successesGain the amount you bet plus half again more.
3 successesGain double the amount you bet.

Pit Fighting

Spend 1 week. Can be a combat or make three checks: DC 20 Athletics, DC 11 Acrobatics, and DC 11 Constitution with a bonus equal to your largest Hit Die. The player can replace one of the skill checks with a weapon attack roll instead. Results based on the table below. No additional complications.

ResultValue
0 successesLose your bouts, earning nothing.
1 successWin 50 gp.
2 successesWin 100 gp.
3 successesWin 200 gp.

Sacred Rites

Spend 10 days performing sacred rites to gain inspiration at the start of each day for the next 5 days.

Religious Service

Requires access to a temple that worships your god. Make a Religion or Persuasion check, on a 1-10 you fail to make a lasting imrpession, on 11-20 you earn a favor, and 21+ you earn two favors. A favor can be 50% cheaper service, or something the DM determines. You can have a max number of favors equal to 1+CHA mod (min 1). No additional complications.

Research

Requires access to a library or sage. Spend 50 gp for expenses and 1 week. Declare the focus of research (a person, place, or thing) and make an Intelligence check with a +1 bonus for each additional 100 gp spent to a maximum of +6. Get advantage if the library is well-stocked or sage is very knowledgeable. Result is based on table below. No additional complications.

Check TotalOutcome
1-5Learn nothing.
6-10You learn 1 true statement.
11-20You learn 2 true statements.
21+You learn 3 true statements.

Run a Business

The business covers its own maintenance cost for each of the days. It earns a profit of 25 gp.

Scribing A Scroll

Spell Level:
Must be trained in Arcana and have the spell known as well as the components. It takes 1 day(s), and costs 15 gp. No additional complications.

Sell Magic Item

Rarity:
Must be in a city or larger. Spend 25 gp and make a DC 20 Investigation check per item. On fail, spend 10 days and find no buyer. On success, it takes 2 day(s). You find a buyer offering 1.0. Additionally, The item's previous owner (or family), vow to retake the item by force.

Sowing Rumors

Make a DC 15 Deception or Persuasion check and spend the number of days and cost from the table below. On success, the community's attitude shifts one step towards friendly or hostile as the player wishes. On fail, the rumor fails and can no longer be propagated.

SettlementDays SpentCost
Village11 days11 gp
Town13 days13 gp
City27 days27 gp

Training

Intelligence modifier:
You can learn a new language or proficiency in a tool. It takes 10 weeks, and costs 250 gp. Additionally, your instructor disappears, forcing you to spend one workweek finding a new one.

As a variant, you can require characters to spend downtime training in order to gain a level once they reach the xp requirement. Levels 2-4: 10 days, 20gp. 5-10: 20 days, 40 gp. 11-16: 30 days, 60 gp. 17-20: 40 days, 80 gp.

Work

Spend 1 week and make a skill check choosing from one of the following: Athletics, Acrobatics, Intelligence with a set of tools, Performance, or Charisma with a musical instrument. The result determines your wages from the table below. No additional complications.

Check TotalEarnings
1-9Poor lifestyle for the week
10-14Modest lifestyle for the week
15-20Comfortable lifestyle for the week
21+Comfortable lifestyle for the week +25 gp
 

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