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.

The backgrounds below are part of the Basic Rules (SRD). You can customize your background or choose one from another source (coming soon).



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    Shelter of the Faithful
    Religion, Insight
    Social, Religious
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    Criminal Contact
    Stealth, Deception
    Social, Exploration, Deception
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    Rustic Hospitality
    Animal Handling, Survival
    Social, Utility
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    Position of Privilege
    History, Persuasion
    Social, Utility
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    Arcana, History
    Social, Utility
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    Military Rank
    Athletics, Intimidation
    Social, Exploration, Combat