Does a guild of thieves sound too trite for your campaign? In Barnsleigh, the thieves have unionised.
1. Closed shop policy
Adna Fairfield is keen for all thieves in the town to be members of the union. As far as she knows she’s got most of them, but she needs to check. Break into the town constabulary and steal their records.
2. Tax makes lax
The Mayor has recently been criticised by town councillors and religious demagogues, so she’s keen to make some strong political decisions. Bluff your way into the Princes’ ball and convince the Mayor to raise tax on home security measures.
3. Tall storeys
Some of the union’s best workers have been out of business for months following falls from upper windows. Find a way to influence building regulations to lower overheads.
4. Sickness benefit
Being part of a union means protected sickness pay. Break into the home of Suren Parnell & leave her a valuable painting.
5. Fragile economics
If you can’t control demand, you can control supply. Find eight more vases like the three we already have: destroy them.
6. Picket line
Since the thieves unionised, fewer and fewer people are shopping in the market. Fortify the picket line to insist that no theft takes place in the square.