Bantmaster (5e Background)

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Bantmaster[edit]

You lead a life of teasing wordplay, mocking wit, and exasperating jest. Nobody can handle the banter like you. Have you ever wanted to be That Guy? Well now with this background you can!

Skill Proficiencies: You are proficient in the performance and persuasion skills. Your proficiency bonus is doubled for any ability check you make that uses either of these proficiencies.

Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set

Languages: Two of your choice

Equipment: A set of fine clothing and a set of common clothing; two uncommon magic items of your choice/one rare magic item of your choice; 5d100 GP; 1d3-1 of each of the following: Banana, bottle of fine wine, fedora (It's a trilby, not a fedora), your country's flag, hip flask, martini glass, plastic sprocket, sack lunch, ship in a bottle, steel sprocket

Feature: Master of banter[edit]

Thanks to how you carry yourself, people can't help but notice you and pay attention to what you're doing. You know just how to get under people's skin; you may if you wish turn an indifferent or unfriendly creature hostile, usually making them look extremely foolish and undignified in the process.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

Bantmasters reject the mundane for a blessed life of rowdy humor, and their personalities reflect that.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I am unsympathetic towards people who can't take a joke, no matter how in poor taste.
2 I lie about trivial things.
3 I hate it when someone else is stealing the limelight.
4 I can't resist a dare.
5 I talk a mile a minute.
6 I purposely inject drama into boring situations.
7 I violate social conventions for kicks.
8 I will win arguments, by hook or by crook.
d6 Ideal
1 Duty. There's good in the world, and I feel an irresistible call to protect it. (Good)
2 It's all about me. I refuse to do boring work and I certainly don't do it for free. (Neutral)
3 The lulz. I love causing a bit of clever chaos. (Chaotic)
4 Audacity. My life's goal is to get away unpunished with as much as I can. (Chaotic)
5 Humiliation. It's really funny when people are humbled and forced to degrading lows. (Evil)
6 Exceptionalism. I will prove my country/race/culture to be the best in the world and defend its pride when called upon. (Any)


d6 Bond
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d6 Flaw
1 I have no impulse control.
2 I piss off people who I really shouldn't if I want to live.
3 I am utterly selfish.
4 I don't just love parties, I demand parties.
5 I will go to insane lengths to be famous.
6 I cannot let even the most minor slight or insult go unchallenged.

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