NPC For Hire is a story driven aid for GMs that allows you to generate, build, and manage NPCs paired with beautiful hand drawn portraits. GMs will be able to spin up a story that is not only compelling, but will immerse players in a fantasy world with ease.

NPC For Hire includes 58 beautiful human portraits that you can use in your campaigns for free. Additional portraits (including other races) can be purchased to diversify the NPCs that your players come in contact with.

Don't know where to start? Generate an NPC and use it as a launching point to craft a unique and memorable personality for your players.

Already have an NPC in mind? Head to the builder and whip them up and help your players see the NPC as you do.

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

- Added the ability to add custom images
- Added new pack notification system
- Moved from paid app to free app with in-app purchases

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Somniculto ,

Worth every penny

I am working on a new campaign and I can already tell this will be a crucial tool for me. There’s already so much here to use. If the dev keeps supporting this it will be one of the most useful rpg tools for ipad.
The only feature I would love to see added is the ability to use my own artwork or saved images to custom npc’s. This would ensure zero overlap in pictures. Still, you couldn’t buy this much quality artwork anywhere for $5, and with the added features its beyond a must have. Great work devs!

Kalmia-Latifolia ,

New Update

Dear Knights of Vasteel,
I love your app and it has proven very helpful in making my campaign, but today when I opened it I found I could not download the dwarf artwork without paying. I bought the app previous to this update, so I’m quite disappointed.
The app pre-update never allowed me to download the dark-elf pack before this either.
In conclusion your app is incredible but I’m hoping that there might be some way to get the artwork without spending any more money. Thank you for this incredible app!

Developer Response ,


We apologize for the inconvenience. You should have access to the art packs, so it looks like something went wrong during the upgrade process.

Please send us an email at and we will help restore your access to the art packs.

The Knights of Vasteel

xLangatanGx ,

Cheap, easy, convenient. Does everything you want

I read they are in the midst of switching from a paid app, to a free app with purchases. I downloaded perhaps a month after the announcement.

When I went to download, the app asked me to purchase the free content, but didn’t list a price. I had to ‘buy’ them all

EDIT: I want to update my review in case my comment has put anyone off towards buying this app. Developer personally reached out to me with explanation of how they are handling their transition. Very happy with them.

Speaking towards satisfaction with the app after ~1 week and 1 play session... the group loved it. It gave some more personality to my NPCs. Would recommend the app to anyone, especially given the customer service from the devs. Thanks a bunch!

Developer Response ,

Hey xLangatanGx. Sorry for the confusion during this transition period! In order for you to unlock the packs in your Apple account indefinitely, Apple requires that you purchase the packs. We wanted our early supporters to always be able to access the original art but didn't want them to pay any additional money. The solution we came up with was to temporarily set the packs to cost $0, and have our users go through and 'buy' all of the packs. It is a bit tedious but we hope that ultimately it will keep our users happy since they will have lifetime access to the original artwork through their Apple account.


Knights of Vasteel LLC
29.6 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Deep Caverns $2.99
  2. Angels and Demons $2.99
  3. The Call of Adventure $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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