Every story has a beginning. Your character’s background reveals where you came from, how you became an adventurer, and your place in the world. Your fighter might have been a courageous knight or a grizzled soldier. Your wizard could have been a sage or an artisan. Your rogue might have gotten by as a guild thief or commanded audiences as a jester.

Name
Feature
Proficiencies
Tags

Backgrounds

  • Basic Rules
    Shelter of the Faithful
    Religion, Insight
    Social, Religious
  • Tomb of Annihilation
    Adept Linguist
    Religion, Insight
    Social, Exploration
  • Tomb of Annihilation
    Historical Knowledge
    History, Survival
    Social, Exploration
  • Player's Handbook
    False Identity
    Sleight of Hand, Deception
    Social, Deception
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Watcher’s Eye
    Athletics, Insight
    Social, Detection, Combat
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Respect of the Stout Folk
    History, Insight
    Social, Utility
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Library Access
    History
    Social, Utility
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Court Functionary
    Insight, Persuasion
    Social
  • Basic Rules
    Criminal Contact
    Stealth, Deception
    Social, Exploration, Deception
  • Player's Handbook
    By Popular Demand
    Acrobatics, Performance
    Social, Utility
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Safe Haven
    Insight
    Social, Utility
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    All Eyes on You
    Insight, Perception
    Social
  • Basic Rules
    Rustic Hospitality
    Animal Handling, Survival
    Social, Utility
  • Player's Handbook
    By Popular Demand
    Acrobatics, Performance
    Social, Combat
  • Guild Membership
    Insight, Persuasion
    Social, Utility
  • Curse of Strahd: Character Options
    Heart of Darkness
    Utility, Combat
  • Player's Handbook
    Discovery
    Religion, Medicine
    Healing, Social, Utility
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Inheritance
    Survival
    Social
  • Player's Handbook
    Retainers
    History, Persuasion
    Social, Utility
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Knightly Regard
    Persuasion
    Social
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Mercenary Life
    Athletics, Persuasion
    Social, Utility
  • Basic Rules
    Position of Privilege
    History, Persuasion
    Social, Utility
  • Player's Handbook
    Wanderer
    Athletics, Survival
    Social, Utility
  • Player's Handbook
    Bad Reputation
    Athletics, Perception
    Social, Utility, Exploration
  • Basic Rules
    Researcher
    Arcana, History
    Social, Utility
  • Player's Handbook
    Ship's Passage
    Athletics, Perception
    Social, Utility, Exploration
  • Basic Rules
    Military Rank
    Athletics, Intimidation
    Social, Exploration, Combat
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Ear to the Ground
    Social, Utility
  • Player's Handbook
    City Secrets
    Sleight of Hand, Stealth
    Social, Utility, Deception
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Uthgardt Heritage
    Athletics, Survival
    Social, Utility
  • Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide
    Kept in Style
    History, Persuasion
    Social