Hey Sage LaTorra, since you said you were on a “goofy kick”, I’m cross-posting a couple of D&D Next backgrounds I had homebrewed for our playtest campaign…
We just finished our last session. We got tired of Next and I’ve been working on converting the hacks I already made to DW!
I’ll post a few more…
Originally shared by Stefan Grambart
Here’s a custom background I put together for a player in our Playtest campaign:
Agent of the Bureau
From the wizard of the Dept. of Predetermined Accidents, to a thug employed by the Dept. of Redistribution of Wealth & Property, the Bureau employs a wide range of departmental agents to operate on its behalf, maintaining balance and order within Darkmoor. Seen as necessary as death and taxes (though the latter is actually under jurisdiction of the national Thieves’ Guild), the Bureau is tolerated by the people of Darkmoor, as much as they try to steer clear of its agents. Fear that their name will cross a desk in the Dept. of Planned Longevity is an ever-present concern for those that have regular dealings with agents of the Bureau!
Authorisation: Common citizens generally give you a wide berth once your affiliation to the Bureau is revealed. You are licensed to commit minor criminal offenses in pursuit of a case, and law enforcement will overlook or forgive grievances like trespassing, interrogation, or minor theft; so long as you can convincingly attribute these actions to your job.
Suggested Skills: Intimidate, listen, recall lore (political lore), and search.
Suggested Equipment: Cryptic symbol, disguise kit, bullseye lantern, message cypher, bureau identification, invisible ink, pen, paper, 8gp, 6sp, and 12cp.