Downtime Activities: Mage Guild Ranks

Today is my third (and final) post in the Mage Guild Downtime Activities series, although not my last for downtime activities in general.  These are two tables, one which shows the different ranks and privileges of the Mage’s Guild (and how to advance), and a second table for random outcomes for a mage participating in research when not on adventures.

If you are unfamiliar with renown as a downtime activity, it can be found in Xanathar’s Guide to Everything. 

Links to Previous Mage Guild Downtime Activities:

Downtime Activities: Mage Guild Allies

Downtime Activities: Mage Guild Rivals

Rank Advancement Table

Rank Renown + Prereq Privileges (each level includes all privileges of the lower ranks)
Member 1 + 50 gold + Able to cast 1st level spells Access to common areas of the Mage Guild’s tower, including the Members’ Lounge, coffee shop, and common library (all 1st level spells available for copying). Materials to copy 4 spells for free each month.
Senior 3 + 500 gold + Able to cast 3rd spells Access to Senior Members’ Lounge and West wing of the library (up to level 3rd level spells available for copying), wizard gaming hall
Raven 10 + 3,000 gold + vote of confidence Access to the Raven Lounge, the floating gardens, vote for those seeking raven level. Access to East wing of library (10% chance library has any spell between levels 4-5, and 10% chance any book on non-magical subject of Material Plane is available).
Owl 25 + 6,000 gold + vote Access to the Owl Lounge, restaurant, vote for approval of those seeking raven and owl level. Access to upper level of library (10% chance library has any spell between levels 6-7, 10% chance any book on a magical subject of the Material Plane is available)
Eagle 50 + 10,000 gold + vote Acces to Eagle pocket dimension, Eagle’s spa, vote in making rules, vote in advancement of members for all levels. Access to Forbidden wing of library (5% chance every month that any specific Tome is available, 25% chance any book on another plane is available, 1% chance library holds any spell levels 8-9).

Research Table

Importance of Research (player’s choice)→

Outcome (d100) ↓

Minor Moderate (Senior and up) Great (Raven and up)
You fail (1-5) You discovery nothing and make no money You make a mistake with minor repercussions (DM’s choice. Examples: lose 1 renown, make a minor enemey, destroy something replaceable, summon a low-level monster) You madea  BIG mistake with repercussions (DM’s choice. Examples, lose 3 renown, make a great enemy, destroy something priceless, open a portal)
You make a little progress (6-35) A patron or collegeu notices your efforts, and gives you a ‘grant’ of 10 gold. Your efforts are rewarded with a 40 gold grant Your efforts are rewarded with a gold 70 gold grant.
You did great  (36-85) You make great progress, but not enough to publish. You receive a grant of 20 gold to continue to your work. Your efforts are rewared with a 80 gold grant. Your efforts are rewarded with a 140 gold grant.
You make a great contribution (86 – 95) You learn something and get to hold a lecture for fellow mages. 25 gold You learn something and gain advantage an intelligence check (player’s choice).  You may hold a lecture for fellow mages. 100 gold. You learn something interesting, and you gain a +1 to a specific skill or knowledge (example: +1 to history). You may become a lecturer on the subject. 180 gold.
You have found The Answer (96-100) You learn something and your work is added to the library’s  permanent collection. Collect 35 gold. You make a discovery with noteable benefits. You may add it to the library’s permanent collection. 140 gold. Examples of rewards: Gain 1 renown, learn a new spell, make a new friend. You make a major breakthrough in your studies. Other Mages may recognize you forever more (if you tell them). 250 gold Examples of rewards: Gain 3 renown, invent a new spell, permanently memorize a known spell, create an artifact.

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