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Backgrounds of Faerûn: The Blood of Gruumsh


Enrich your characters with this supplement containing backgrounds for eight of the Forgotten Realms orcish subraces: the augmented thayan orcs, the civilized gray orc, the adaptable half-orc, the numerous mountain orc, the towering ogrillon, the pacificistic ondonti, and the deep dwelling orog!

Inside you'll find:

    - 3 New Races
    - 4 New Sub-Races
    - 5 Half-Orc Variants 
    - 7 Orcish Backgrounds
    - 2 New Feats
    - 1 New Item
    - 1 New Spell

This supplement is standalone, but works with the entire "Backgrounds of Faerûn" (available on the DMs Guild) line. 

While you're at it, check out our other titles!

Variant Options

 Materials of the Realms  Variant Rule: Minor Skills  Gifts of the Gods  Feats of the Forgotten Realms


The Beast Lord  The Battle Dancer  The Watchman  Fighter Archetype: The Hospitaler  The Archivist  The Archmage  Artificer- Recon Aquatic-Archetypes 


Nobility of Waterdeep Denizens of Waterdeep - Backgrounds for a Heist Citizens of Saltmarsh


 Blood, Salt & Bones Faithful of Eberron Eberron Archetypes Gifts of the Gods  

Encyclopaedia Formulae Arcana

Encyclopaedia Formulae Arcana - A Encyclopaedia Formulae Arcana - B Encyclopaedia Formulae Arcana - C

Other books in the "Backgrounds of Faerûn" line (B&W are as of yet, unpublished)

Backgrounds of Faerun  Dwarven Kingdoms  Elven Kingdoms  The Small Folk  Blood of Gruumsh  Children Of The Planes  Nations of Destruction  Underwater Nations  Scaled Kingdoms  Points of Light  Forgotten Folk

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Greg O May 27, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Some additional background ideas for orcs:

Ex Thrall: Escaped orc or half orc slave from nations like Calimshan, Thay, Drow, Duragar, Mind Flayers or other orcs. Survival, Stealth. Feature: Rage against the Cage. Gains a bonus to damage when fighting members of the group or race that once enslaved him.

Cave Mother (Female orc or half-orc): Chosen of Luthric, trained in the arts of healing, midwife, herb lore, and "other female arts", Herbalism and Medicine Kit. Feature: finding healing herbs and poisons in the Underdark or whatever terrain her tribe is from.

Pit Fighter: orc or half-orc gladiator from Calisham, They, Drow city-states, Many-Arrow Orc Tribe. Athletics, Deception. Feature Dirty Fighting: Use Deception to throw sand in the face, kick to the groin, feinting lunge, etc. as a free action to gain advantage to striking an opponent or give the opponent a disadvantage for one round. Only once per short rest.

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This title was added to our catalog on February 27, 2018.