UA:Character Background: Skilled Background
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This background is similar to the academic magic background, except that it represents learning and instruction in subjects not related to magic. Nevertheless, a spellcaster may well select this background if he is interested in studying other topics.
Recognition for skilled background activities is similar to recognition in an academic magic background: degrees and memberships in honorary societies. (Athletes get trophies, functionally similar to military decorations, instead.)
Each activity in this background is associated with a particular skill-the one mentioned first in the entry's Skills column. A character's ranks in that skill provide a bonus on recognition checks.
|01-16||Religious scholar||Cleric||Scribe Scroll, Diligent||Decipher Script, Know (religion), Spellcraft||Robe or cloak||Information||+0||Degree or society, DC 26|
|17-32||Music theorist||Bard||Scribe Scroll, Skill Focus (Perform)||Perform (any), Diplomacy, Sense Motive, Decipher Script, Speak Language||Instrument||Information||+½||Degree or society, DC 28|
|33-44||Barrister||Rogue||Persuasive, Negotiator||Intimidate, Diplomacy, Sense Motive, Bluff, Know (nobility and royalty)||Wondrous item that protects against spells||Information||+0||Degree or society, DC 26|
|45-60||Scribe||Wizard||Any metamagic||Decipher Script, Speak Language, Know (arcana)||Extra spells in spellbook||Information||+0||Degree or society, DC 28|
|61-74||Naturalist||Druid||Track, Natural Spell||Know (nature), Prof (herbalist), Handle Animal, Spellcraft, Concentration||Scrolls, wand, or staff||Information||+0||Degree or society, DC 28|
|75-90||Scientist||Wizard||Any item creation||Know (architecture and engineering), Craft (any), Spellcraft||Wondrous item that moves by itself||Information||+0||Degree or society, DC 26|
|91-100||Athlete||Monk or ranger||Athletic, Dodge||Balance, Climb, Jump, Tumble, Swim||Item that boosts physical stats||Information||+1||Degree or society, DC 26|