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Heroic Backgrounds: Backgrounds of Adversity


You Think You’ve Had It Tough?


            There are many measures of a hero, but one of the most enduring is the question of what he or she has overcome. While this obviously applies to performing superhuman feats of cunning and might, those are the sorts of things that all adventurers do, and so it just isn’t that impressive. But there are other ways to overcome adversity. Not all heroes arrive on the scene fresh from a life of training or even a simple idyllic farm life. Some characters have a darker background, full of oppression and hardship. Not only have such characters already overcome a great deal simply to get to where other heroes started off, but such tragedy and grim reality also give extra weight and depth to a character.


            This book provides three new backgrounds for player characters, each based on a type of adversity. They are all setting-agnostic. Included are backgrounds for ex-slaves, outcasts, and refugees.

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This title was added to our catalog on May 06, 2016.