Hunter (5e Background)

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You are a hunter. Whether you hunt oddities or normal animals, you have become adept at tracking, predicting, and killing your chosen prey.

Skill Proficiencies: Choose two from Nature, Stealth, Animal Handling and Survival

Tool Proficiencies: Leather worker's tools, and Herbalism kit or Poisoner's kit

Languages: Language of your chosen prey, if they don't have one you can choose one language.

Equipment: Herbalism kit or Poisoner's kit, Skinning knife, Leather worker's tools, a trophy from your best hunt (i.e. a bear's claw or deer antlers), and an animal companion.


d6 Specialization
1 Hunt for Survival
2 Hunt for Entertainment
3 Hunt for Pelts
4 Hunt for Glory/Trophies
5 Hunt for Money (Career hunter)
6 Hunt to Protect (Hunting a particularly dangerous animal)

Familiar Terrain[edit]

Choose one type of terrain to be you familiar terrain: Grasslands, Forest, Artic, Desert. You gain advantage on stealth, survival, and Nature checks made in the chosen environment. Also, while in your familiar terrain, you can spend a short rest gathering and preparing food, after the rest you gain 1d8 days of rations. Additionally, while in your familiar terrain you gain a +2 to perception checks made to find hidden creatures and +2 to your passive perception.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d6 Personality Trait
1 I try to find suitable camouflage whenever I am outdoor.
2 I have little respect for animals. To me, they are nothing more than prey.
3 I enjoy the company of animals more than the company of men.
4 I love to boast of my exploits and show off my trophies to everyone.
5 I have deep respect for a specific type of animal.
6 I have an unusually well-developed sense of smell.
d6 Ideal
1 Respect. I respect nature and take from it only what is needed. (Lawful)
2 Provider. I hunt to feed the poor in my community. (Good)
3 Profit. I hunt for profit and fame. (Evil)
4 Thrill of the Hunt. I live for the thrill of the hunt. (Chaotic)
5 Balance. Nature gives and nature takes away. It’s the circle of life. (Neutral)
6 Ambitious. I wish to move on to bigger, more dangerous game. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I have a deep admiration and respect for nature.
2 The animals I kill are going to help me survive, and I thank them for there sacrifice.
3 I feel a brotherhood with fellow hunters.
4 I have become attached to my weapons, and do not want to part with them.
5 I find it hard to kill small, innocent animals such as squirrels and ferrets.
6 I believe nature is sacred, and only animals deserve the title of natural.
d6 Flaw
1 I don't understand why everyone doesn't hunt.
2 "Only the strong shall live in the wild"
3 I'm so use to eating what I kill, I might cook and eat a monster or even person I kill without even thinking about.
4 Having lived in the wilderness for most of my life, I have poor standards of hygiene.
5 I tend to underestimate the deadliness of my prey.
6 When bragging about my kills, I tend to lie or exaggerate".

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