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15 New Backgrounds - World Builder Blog Presents

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Enhance your game and enrich the story of your characters with fifteen new backgrounds and more. Included in this PDF....

  • Cook Background
  • Cursed Background
  • Dead Background
  • Demolitions Expert Background
  • Doctor Background
  • Farmer Background
  • Harvester Background
  • Legendary Lineage Background
  • Lycanthrope Background
  • Parent Background
  • Polymorphed Background
  • Possessed Background
  • Raised by Animals Background
  • Retired Adventurer Background
  • Tinkerer Background


  • Rules for Group Backgrounds the whole party can share
  • New artisan's tools for food centric artisans and new explosives to add to your game.

For more free game resources check out or view my other DMs Guild products.

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Andrew T July 08, 2020 7:55 am UTC
Is there any way you could improve the way it's formatted? I like the content, but when I try to copy & paste the text onto any document or page it shows up vertically and clustered.
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Sam M February 02, 2017 6:33 am UTC
Is there any way to get a printer friendly version of this?
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Joshua G September 16, 2016 8:16 am UTC
I really enjoy what you've done with these, but I notice that most of them offer one or even two additional languages of choice, or proficiency with two tools, and I question how mechanically balanced they are with the ones found in the PHB.
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James I October 05, 2016 12:43 am UTC
Hey thanks for the feedback! Check out the PHB Backgrounds. All either give two languages, two tool profs, or one of each.
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Terrance G June 15, 2016 9:44 am UTC
Which edition of D&D is this best to play with? 5e?
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James I June 15, 2016 11:42 am UTC
It's really personal preference. I like 5e (and you can only fully use this product with 5e since it relies on the Background mechanic). People play all kinds of stuff. As long as it's got dungeons and/or dragons, I'm in!
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Terrance G June 15, 2016 9:32 pm UTC
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Phillip J June 09, 2016 12:41 pm UTC
interesting backgrounds but.... i hate that it has a lot of grammatical mistakes. Also sometimes it's in past tense
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James I June 09, 2016 2:00 pm UTC
Hey Phillip, I'm willing to go back and fix mistakes. I'm a shop of one man! Let me take a look and fix where I can.
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Erik B March 03, 2016 11:21 pm UTC
Love these new backgrounds, as have been said in some reviews, some tweaking required but also expected. The Personality traits are excellent and original and gives you great nuggets to act out your character. My only critique which is very very minor and comes down to personal preference and that is the artwork which I am not a huge fan of. I would have liked something a bit more fantasy themed. I'm sure you could find tons of fitting images if you searched for Fantasy Clipart on google.

An idea for one additional group background could be a Travelling Troupe/Band that could give everyone a proficiency with a music instrument or something. Could be fun to do a Rock'n'Roll or a Freakshow Campain based around this background.
Everyone in the group doesn't have to have the entertainer background and everyone doesn't have to be Bards either, a Barbarian strongman/Drummer, rogue juggler/guitarrist or Ranger Snakecharmer/Harmonica player, etc.
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James I March 07, 2016 3:31 pm UTC
This is an awesome idea! Traveling performance troupe should have occurred to me, since that's my collegiate background.

Great idea on the clipart search as well. I'll look into it for future products.
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