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Calculated Backgrounds

Calculated Backgrounds


Watch Episode 2 of the Calculated Risks Actual Play Stream via YouTube Below! Or visit http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/229045/Calculated-Risks-Episode-2--The-Broken-Anvil to download the MP3! Calculated Backgrounds is a selection of new backgrounds for inclusion in your Dungeons & Dragons campaign. The backgrounds contained in this...   [click here for more]
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Character Background: The Jailer

Character Background: The Jailer


A new character background for use with Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, The Jailer allows you to quickly craft a character who is a seasoned veteran at dealing with, or perhaps being, a criminal. "You’ve participated in your fair share of bribes too, so you know when to take a good one and when to pass lest you wind you up dead. Running favors or turning your head...   [click here for more]
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Character Background: The Undertaker

Character Background: The Undertaker


A new character background for use with Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, The Undertaker brings a grim and great new way to really flesh out a character. "You’ve spent a lot of time around cadavers. You possess unrivaled knowledge of the human anatomy and you’ve done your fair share of stitching flesh, draining blood, and making the gruesome look pristine....   [click here for more]
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Forged in Battle

Forged in Battle


Master the New Sublime Way Inspired by the works of the Tome of Battle: Book of Nine Swords, Forged in Battle explores nine new martial disciplines from their inception to their current incarnations. Over 75 combat maneuvers utilize the Superiority die mechanic introduced from the Battle Master Fighter, along with...   [click here for more]
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The Compleat Innskeeper's Handbook Preview

The Compleat Innskeeper's Handbook Preview


The Compleat Innkeeper’s Handbook is your source for settings, story and campaign ideas, Player and Non-Player Characters, and anything else you might hope to find when your players seek the comfort of an inn. This PWYW preview gives you a glimpse of what is to come in The Compleat Innskeeper’s Handbook, including the Innskeeper Background,...   [click here for more]
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Wonders of the Witch

Wonders of the Witch


The Wonders of the Witch includes: A fantastic new class—the Witch—with four unique builds. 6 new character backgrounds, including healer, the malefactor, the temptress, and more. 15 exceptional magic items. 50 plot hooks for witch adventures. Over 25 new spells! A new cleric domain: Black Magic. Monsters from the witch’s world, include 5 new hags. ...   [click here for more]
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Chosen of the Gods

Chosen of the Gods


Chosen of the Gods is a player and DM resource detailing the Chosen of the Forgotten Realms - mortals selected to fulfill the will of the gods. Rules, Inspiration, Feats, and Roleplaying Details for 50 different Chosen of Faerûn. - "Follow me!" The Chosen of Torm, the Loyal Fury, cries out at the head of the battle line. His sword blazes with golden light as his warhorse...   [click here for more]
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The Fate of the Gwylings

The Fate of the Gwylings


Long ago, they fled from the Feywild to live and love as mortals, but still they carry a curse from the Queen of Air and Darkness: to live their whole lives in just twenty years. Dare they explore the perilous worlds of the multiverse, to fill their lives with adventure—when each day is so precious? Of course they dare! This is the fate of the gwylings. The Fate of the Gwylings presents...   [click here for more]
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Where we came from: New Character Backgrounds

Where we came from: New Character Backgrounds


Where we came from is a collection of Backgrounds for 5E characters. There are adapted from other Rats in the Rain products and made availavle through DMs Guild. In this volume: Rat Catcher Tavern Manager Town Crier Night Watchman Airship Captain Airship Engineer These can fit into almost any setting and add a bit more character to your charaters. ...   [click here for more]
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Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

Festivals, Feasts & Fairs


Between dragon attacks, goblin invasions, and evil necromantic cults, everyone needs an opportunity to unwind and relax. Festivals, Feasts & Fairs is designed to turn your “pleasant downtime” into a fully interactive experience. In this book you'll find... Carnival games & competitive activities... Two new player backgrounds, the Carnie and the Mummer... New...   [click here for more]
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Rykard's Tome of Familiars and Animal Companions

Rykard's Tome of Familiars and Animal Companions


Rykard Brent, explorer, sage, and innkeeper, returns with a collection full of rules and options for familiars, animal companions, and steeds. Inside you'll find: Dozens of new familiars, animal companions and steeds 12 new subclasses (one for each class) New feats concerning familiars, animal companions, and steeds New spells New backgrounds New magic items for both characters and creatures Rules...   [click here for more]
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"Sarayath's School of Necromancy"

"Sarayath's School of Necromancy"


Sarayath's School of Necromancy In this title you'll find : 11 new original and powerful spells of the Necromancy school for many classes, 3 new feats in line with the life and death thematic, 1 new background directing your hate or interest for undead creatures, 4 new monsters and potential familiars/ally. ...   [click here for more]
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'Down & Out in Waterdeep' A Level 0 Adventure

'Down & Out in Waterdeep' A Level 0 Adventure


BRING THE FIELD WARD OF WATERDEEP TO LIFE IN THIS LEVEL 0 PREQUEL MODULE FOR WATERDEEP: DRAGON HEIST™! Presenting in over forty pages of hard fantasy, a level 0 adventure in the Field Ward of Waterdeep. This module sets the stage for characters to discover their origins before a life of adventure amidst a crisis in the city that serves as an ideal prequel to the story of Waterdeep:...   [click here for more]
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100 Warm Up Roleplaying Questions For Players

100 Warm Up Roleplaying Questions For Players


One hundred roleplaying questions that you can use to further develop your characters. ...   [click here for more]
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13 Unique Characters with back stories

13 Unique Characters with back stories


13 Unique Characters with Back Stories. Just roll your stats and play. ...   [click here for more]
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2019 Complete Works [BUNDLE]

2019 Complete Works [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Ancient Egyptian Inspired Trinkets for Ravenloft and Gothic Earth Regular price: $0.50 Bundle price: $0.25 Format: PDF Ancient Egyptian Inspired Trinkets for Ravenloft and Gothic Earth This supplement introduces 50 new trinkets that you may find on the demiplane of Ravenloft or Gothic Earth. These trinkets...   [click here for more]
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3 Calimshan Backgrounds (5e)

3 Calimshan Backgrounds (5e)


3 Calimshan Backgrounds for fifth edition is exactly what you'd expect: three new player backgrounds. In this updated-for-fifth-edition version of Calimshan, those descended from elementals rule while "mundane" humans have been reduced to serfdom. In this nation where the planetouched reign, three new kinds of player backgrounds come to light: Drudgehunter: when servants flee their masters, a drudgehunter...   [click here for more]
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5e PreGen, Barbarian Barkeep

5e PreGen, Barbarian Barkeep


Kinar Stoneskin is a fully developed Barbarian Barkeep for 5e, for use as both a PC and an NPC. He comes with a backstory, NPC stat blocks and several character sheets for easy insertion into low and medium level games. Loosly based in forgotten relms, Kinar has been written to be easily inserted into any setting, I hope you enjoy him. If you enjoyed this content be sure to check my other stuff here,...   [click here for more]
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5MWD Ravenloft [BUNDLE]

5MWD Ravenloft [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Cards of Fate Regular price: $0.50 Bundle price: $0.00 Format: PDF 5 Minute Workday Presents: Cards of Fate Optional Rules for Incorporating the Tarokka Deck into your Campaign This product introduces three ways of using the Tarokka Deck during play. While designed with the Ravenloft Campaign Setting...   [click here for more]
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A Bundle of Backgrounds

A Bundle of Backgrounds


So there I was, helping my new group of players make their new characters. Some were savvy, some were not. One though, was curious. "Can I have a archeology background?" I knew I had seen it somewhere, but where? The question also brought with it curious stares from the other players, who were interested in other backgrounds as well. Well, having to pore through sourcebooks and Unearthed...   [click here for more]
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A Character Study

A Character Study


How did your character come to a life of adventuring? What do they look like? These worksheets are a valuable tool to bring specific details to characters for both new and veteran players. These questions are designed to get players and DMs to think about how the characters past made them into the people they are today. Also included is a visual profile worksheet, guiding players to describe their...   [click here for more]
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A Contract Most Devilish

A Contract Most Devilish


As a fan of all things devilish, I've always romanticised the whole "Deal with the Devil" aspect of their lore. A good lawyer would always recommend putting your verbal agreement into a physical form. This contract is GUARENTEED to make players think the following: 1. This is as fun as reading a EULA. 2. Maybe I shouldn't do business with a devil! 3. I'm negotiating from a disadvantaged position....   [click here for more]
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Adventurers guide to Drake Peak

Adventurers guide to Drake Peak


Included in this 32 page PDF you will find An island chain to add to your world 8 unique and wonderous cities A dark faction New backgrounds A new playable race with four subraces Monsterous variant Enemy stat blocks. Any funds I recieve will go to helping my create...   [click here for more]
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Amazons

Amazons


Join the ranks of one of the most feared and disciplined fighting forces in the D&D multiverse - the Amazons. Using the background, build advice, feats, and magic items herein, you will ride your beloved steed to victory against any who doubted your power or skill. Build your martial matriarch, and ride to victory! This doc includes A background for any character who may hail from an Amazon...   [click here for more]
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Anime-Inspired Backgrounds

Anime-Inspired Backgrounds


Sure, there are plenty of great background options already in the Player's Handbook, but none are quite what you're looking for. You want to play an average schoolgirl who suddenly finds herself with magical powers, a dishonored prince hunting down the Avatar the one responsible for his fall from honor, or a person from our world who finds himself transported to the world of Dungeons And Dragons. This...   [click here for more]
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Arcanum D&D Arcane Options [BUNDLE]

Arcanum D&D Arcane Options [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Arcane Mysteries of Eberron Regular price: $9.50 Bundle price: $6.50 Format: PDF Learn the magic of Artifice and explore the power of Dragonmarks within the Eberron campaign setting and beyond. An arcane sourcebook for the Eberron campaign setting and a companion tome to the Arcane Mysteries: The Secrets...   [click here for more]
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Archaeologists' Tools

Archaeologists' Tools


Archaeologists' Tools One of my campaigns puts players in the role of a group of archaeologists and explorers in an advanced world that has an eye on the past. This system was developed to be simple and at the same time useful for players to step into the shoes of an archaeologist delving in dungeons full of secrets, enigmas and forgotten or never discovered stories. This tools is divided into 8...   [click here for more]
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Archfey Warlock Patron: Nathair Sgiathach

Archfey Warlock Patron: Nathair Sgiathach


"What? You’ve never heard of the great Nathair Sgiathach, Winged Serpent of the Fey before? … Can’t say I’m surprised. It’s hard enough to spell my name, let alone remember it." —Nathair Sgiathach These are notes about creating a Warlock Pact with Nathair Sgiathach, or roleplaying him in the Feywild. This is all of the information I could gather...   [click here for more]
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Artificer Abomination Architect

Artificer Abomination Architect


From the creators that brought you The Dark Archetypes comes the finale to the dark saga. THE LAST DARK ARCHETYPE THE ABOMINATION ARCHITECT What is the greatest insult to life? Few may answer “my profession" and the abomination architect is one of them. Creating a body from mundane ingredients, imbuing it with a soul that can only obey commands and experimenting on the dead, undead and...   [click here for more]
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Artist, Farmer, & Heretic Backgrounds

Artist, Farmer, & Heretic Backgrounds


Introducing two new backgrounds for D&D 5e! Artist The artist has an eye for beauty and hails from a world of wealthy patrons, art schools run by masters, crafty dealers, and shady forgers. Farmer For the adventurer who wants to rise from a peasant life to glory, there's the farmer background. Skilled with animals, land vehicles, and cooking, the farmer can fit right in with the common folk,...   [click here for more]
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Background - Keeper of the Dead

Background - Keeper of the Dead


An alternative player background for the more macabre types; a D&D interpretation of what would amount to a forensic anthropologist with the opportunity for lore. Useful for tomb-minded parties, or as an excuse to go crypt-diving. Crafted with care, though a bumbling first try it may be. ...   [click here for more]
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Background Option: Manservant

Background Option: Manservant


Some adventures begin their lives in the service of others, attending to the needs of the nobility. You have spent several years serving those with titles, those who look down on the rest of the world, and who likely looked down on you as well. But when those in power were busy ignoring you, they spoke candidly... and you overheard all manner of rumors and secrets. Perhaps you even learned something...   [click here for more]
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Background Proficiencies, Languages, and Features

Background Proficiencies, Languages, and Features


Background Proficiencies, Languages, and Features Updated with Eberron: Rising from the Last War Quick help in character creation... All backgrounds with their appropriate proficiencies, language options, and features! NOW UPDATED WITH: Players Handbook Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide Curse of Strahd Tomb of Annihilation...   [click here for more]
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Background: Field Ward Peasant

Background: Field Ward Peasant


Summary You have grown familiar and accustomed to the ever-churning mass of poverty in The Field Ward of Waterdeep. While living in a climate of contagious apathy and subsequent violence, you remained hopeful that someday, an opportunity may present itself to move up or move on in your life. For a while, you were just taking life as it comes to you from hand to mouth, and making a...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds

Backgrounds


Tired of the same old backgrounds being dug up again and again? Seeking to explore new origins for your characters or to develop more interesting NPCs? Then look no further. This document contains 10 new backgrounds, complete with features, personality traits, ideals, bonds and flaws to be used in any campaign setting: Anthropologist Barkeep Bounty Hunter Chemist Chosen One Fisherman Healer Servant Slave Stablehand Who...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds & Feats 1.0

Backgrounds & Feats 1.0


Backgrounds and Feats This collection is made up of two backgrounds the Cultist and the Exile. As well as a series of Feats, additionally a set of Heritage Feats which serve as minor feats which can be given to player characters for free. For Other products: https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?x=0&y=0&author=Edward%20R%20Curtis -- Dimly Lit Entertainment: Edward...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds & Origins: Book Five

Backgrounds & Origins: Book Five


Back for another round of potential origins stories for your characters! Now that you rolled up your character… What’s their backstory going to be? Rolling up the character is the easiest part. But what makes your character tick? What makes them different than the other Half-Elf Rogue standing next to them? Every character needs a personality; and that personality comes...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds & Origins: Book Four

Backgrounds & Origins: Book Four


Back for another round of potential origins stories for your characters! Now that you rolled up your character… What’s their backstory going to be? Rolling up the character is the easiest part. But what makes your character tick? What makes them different than the other Half-Elf Rogue standing next to them? Every character needs a personality; and that personality comes from...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds & Origins: Book One

Backgrounds & Origins: Book One


Now that you rolled up your character… What’s their backstory going to be? Rolling up the character is the easiest part. But what makes your character tick? What makes them different than the other Half-Elf Rogue standing next to them? Every character needs a personality; and that personality comes from their background! Here's the first batch of character origins and backgrounds!...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds & Origins: Book Three

Backgrounds & Origins: Book Three


Now that you rolled up your character… What’s their backstory going to be? Rolling up the character is the easiest part. But what makes your character tick? What makes them different than the other Half-Elf Rogue standing next to them? Every character needs a personality; and that personality comes from their background! Here's the first batch of character origins and backgrounds!...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds & Origins: Book Two

Backgrounds & Origins: Book Two


Now that you rolled up your character… What’s their backstory going to be? Rolling up the character is the easiest part. But what makes your character tick? What makes them different than the other Half-Elf Rogue standing next to them? Every character needs a personality; and that personality comes from their background! Here's the first batch of character origins and backgrounds!...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds - Traveling Benefactor

Backgrounds - Traveling Benefactor


This is a background for Characters, that consists of a traveling person who travels simply to do perform deeds in favor of others, wherever that person goes. It has the basic overview of the character, equipment, 1 language proficiency, 1 tool proficiency and 2 skills of the players choice from a list of 4, a feature for the background and 4 tables for personality traits, ideals, bonds and flaws,...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds from the Underdark

Backgrounds from the Underdark


Have you dreamed of coming from a land of eternal darkness, with smog-choked cities of ringing steel, vertigo-inducing strongholds spread across stalactites and webs, or being raised by sapient mushrooms who communicate via telepathy spores? Of course, we all have those dreams. Now they can be a (tabletop-synthesized) reality with "Backgrounds from the Underdark," featuring 10...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds of Faerûn

Backgrounds of Faerûn


From Aglarond to Vaasa, the realms are varied and enormous. But why settle for a "Bounty Hunter" or "Noble" as your background when you can dabble and mix with the backgrounds presented here? Certainly a Noble from the Moonshae Isles, friend of the Ffolk and foe of Malar is far more interesting! Or a Thayan Bounty Hunter, sent to recover slaves who have found themselves liberated. The combinations...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds of Faerûn: The Underwater Nations

Backgrounds of Faerûn: The Underwater Nations


Inside you'll find resources to help you roleplay many of the aquatic and amphibious races from many of the regions in the Forgotten Realms. - Underwater Rules Reminder - 9 New Races - 2 Tortle Subraces - 5 Grippli Variants - 9 Race Backgrounds - 7 Aquatic Armor Variants - 6 New Poisons This supplement is standalone, but works with the entire "Backgrounds of Faerûn"...   [click here for more]
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Backgrounds, Confidant & Citizen Guard

Backgrounds, Confidant & Citizen Guard


Herein you will find two new backgrounds – the Confidant and the Citizen Guard. The Confidant is a person of great empathy and abiding love for people. She can’t stand to see people suffer and she gives without expecting recompense. People around her tend to open up and confide in her and share their most intimate secrets with her. The Citizen Guard is an individual who’s willing...   [click here for more]
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Backstories - New and Improved Backgrounds

Backstories - New and Improved Backgrounds


BACKSTORIES – NEW AND IMPROVED BACKGROUNDS My first custom content for the DM’s Guild was, a year and a few months ago, a new background: the Inquisitor. The Plague Doctor followed shortly and, although it didn’t became a silver bestseller like its more inquisitive brother, it was nevertheless much appreciated. Age, however, catches...   [click here for more]
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Bard College of Percussion

Bard College of Percussion


Here is what some reviewers have to say! "Between the faction, adventure, NPCs, magic items, and video links for each included instrument, this supplement is a fantastic DM resource. All that combined with beautiful imagery and a professional layout, I highly recommend this supplement." -Bob World Builder "It's so close to being absolutely perfect! There's a wealth...   [click here for more]
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Bear PC Sourcebook

Bear PC Sourcebook


For those looking to experience a different style of play, I offer you the bear, one of nature’s most able predators and an inspiring creature to behold. For the gamers, this sourcebook will offer the ability to impose fear and violence on their foes or aid their companions with their natural wisdom. For the role players, playing a non-humanoid character with no common language will provide...   [click here for more]
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Beginnings

Beginnings


Every adventure has a beginning, and every adventurer does as well. They may be born into a life of adventure, or come from humble origins. Whatever the case, a PCs background can shape who they are and who they become. "Beginnings" offers ten additional backgrounds (and four variants) for players to choose from when creating their characters. Each background comes with a brief description, a selection...   [click here for more]
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