Here’s another one of my D&D Next playtest hacks.
If anyone has any ideas as to either a) how backgrounds/jobs could be integrated into DW, or b) how these backgrounds could be converted into Playbooks, let me know!
Originally shared by Stefan Grambart
Another homebrew background:
Originally a mediatory force between citizenry of Darkmoor and the embedded Western troops, a constabulary is employed by each of the four Provinces to keep the peace within their borders. These constables perform a variety of tasks including investigation of minor crimes, patrolling the major roads, and issuance of parking tickets. As a Constable gains experience they can expect assignments with a higher degree of responsibility. Once promoted to officer, a constable gains a level of autonomy, allowing them to freely roam the province, meting out justice as they see fit.
Jurisdiction: You are an officer of a provincial authority in Darkmoor. Upstanding citizens of the same province recognize your authority and influence, and will defer to your command. In cases where there is a clear threat to the province, the population, or Darkmoor itself, you can invoke your status to temporarily deputize civilians and requisition simple equipment, horses and vehicles for temporary use. You can also usually gain access to properties belonging to the authorities in the other three provinces, including the services of officers of lower rank, information, and facilities for research and/or recuperation.
Suggested Skills: Gather rumors, search, sense motive, and spot.
Suggested Equipment: Badge of office, traveler’s clothes, magnifying glass, one week’s worth of alert bulletins, manacles, whistle.