Monday 18 March 2019

Tourism in fantasy roleplaying

I've been watching a lot of shows where people travel the world with a certain gimmick (by train, without using flights). It got me thinking about tourism in ye olde fantasy games.

The way I see it, you'd get some specialist tourism businesses. Jungle guides, desert exploration, mountaineering and 'extreme tourism' - descending into ancient dungeons for a real 'hero experience'.

Vindardum's Wild Dungeon Adventures

Ever wanted to be a real adventurer? To experience the wonders and dangers that real heroes face on a daily basis? Ever wanted to explore the ancient world beneath your feet? Vindardum invites you to an experience you will never forget.

For just 2000gp, you will spend three days delving into the most incredible ancient dungeons alongside trained adventurers who will guide you into the darkness. Discover treasures, new creatures and immerse yourself in history like never before.

Please note that while Vindardum makes safety the main priority, the nature of descending into dungeons is dangerous.

The Red Lion Jungle Company

The steaming jungles of Kathawalla are among the most beautiful places in the world, which is why the Red Lion Jungle Company is here to guide you through it. For just 1000gp, you will stay in a jungle tree hut with waiter service, a three course dinner and tours of some of the most amazing areas of the jungle.

Your tour guides will be fully trained in navigation and combat to ensure you have a fun, safe journey in the wild.

You can see areas becoming tourism hotspots. Whole economies fed by the coin of what are essentially holidaymakers. PCs could make some sweet coin signing up to help with these operations.


  1. PCs are hired to dress up like monsters and 'safely' scare the tourists.
    What could go wrong?

    1. I love this idea! Or even like Donjon Inc.

    2. And I would have got away with it too...