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Exploring the Outlander Background

The outlander background in 5e fills the role of the person who lived outside of civilization, who have been to the very extremes of the world and seen wonders that no city dweller could dream of. This archetype has room ...
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Exploring the Noble Background

In a standard Dungeons and Dragons world, society is stratified by class that is largely determined by blood. In medieval Europe, the nobility was a very tiny portion of the population, and they generally owned the lands that were worked ...
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Exploring the Hermit Background

With some irony as we all become hermits of a sort, we will be looking at the hermit background this week. Hermits offer an opportunity to craft a very compelling personal quest – something that is so important to your ...
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Exploring the Guild Artisan Background

The guild artisan background is one of the oddball backgrounds to me. Nothing about it really speaks to the character’s future life of adventure, but maybe that’s what makes it so interesting. It gives you a full career before choosing ...
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Exploring the Folk Hero Background

Stories are filled with heroes from humble origins, and each culture spins its own version of the story. In Dungeons & Dragons, the world is often filled with larger than life heroes battling epic villains, and the folk hero background ...
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Exploring the Entertainer Background

The Entertainer background gives players an opportunity to bring their love to roleplaying and acting deeper into the game, and have their character do the same. Any character with the entertainer background gets a touch more bard-y, opening up their ...
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Exploring the Criminal and Spy Background

Today we take a look at the Criminal background and its Spy variant. Based on nothing more than anecdotal evidence, I am confident to say that the Criminal background is the most popular one in D&D 5e. Why? Well, for ...
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Exploring the Charlatan Background

The Charlatan background offers a ton of fun roleplaying hooks for that roleplayer that likes wearing a new mask every game… or every five minutes for that matter. It’s a fun way to punch up character classes that so rarely ...
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Exploring the Acolyte Background

In this series, we will be exploring each of the backgrounds presented in The Player’s Handbook, 5th edition and see how each can create an interesting character background for your next character. This week we start with the Acolyte background. ...
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Examining Big Hero 6: Character Origins for your games

Big Hero 6 is a movie released on November 7, 2014, from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film tells the story of a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada who forms a superhero team to combat a masked villain. It ...