Curse of Strahd (D&D 5e) – 6 Optional Backgrounds from Adventurers League

Today we get a collection of six optional backgrounds for Season 4 of Adventurers League (or your own home game too) to go along with the Haunted One background.

Surviving the Mists takes guts, courage, and a bit of luck. Contained herein is a selection of new and interesting backgrounds for those who wish to explore the dangers of Lord Strahd’s realm.

The backgrounds are designed for starting play in Phlan and are Black Fist Double AgentDragon CasualtyIron Route Bandit, Phlan Insurgent, Stojanow Prisoner, and Ticklebelly Nomad.

Worth a look for sure.

From Adventurers League

Those who live near the town of Phlan are the hardiest of folk. With control of the town by the green dragon Vorgansharax townsfolk are every more on their own, doing whatever they can to survive under the rule of the Maimed Virulence. The lands near the town of Phlan, to the east and north are in a mystical conjunction with the land of Barovia and everyday folks who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time can find themselves in a strange terrifying land.

This game resource features six new backgrounds that you can use for your D&D Adventurers League characters, whether playing in the confines of Barovia or still in the Forgotten Realms.

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Shawn is an author and co-founder of He first got into tabletop RPGs through ninjas and then by playing a Kender in Dragonlance. Years later, he can be found running games in the Nentir Vale and his own Seas of Vodari campaign setting.