Jack of all trades (5e Background)

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Jack of all trades[edit]

Your're a quick learner and you can pick up the trades that other people practice with a degree of ease. Over the years you have honed your practical skills in many areas. You like to try out new tasks and want to know how things work. You keep your mind open for new things or ideas. In some way you're lazy but curious, hence you try to find new ways to ease your life and maybe others. You seem to enjoy and show interest in any trade that there is. You find any work almost anywhere. With your broad knowledge and flexibility with almost any tools or instruments, people want to hire you without a doubt. You're not reluctant to do any work even how mundane or complicated it is, and you perform admirable well. You're an all-rounder that can survive either ways in the civilization or in the wild.

Skill Proficiencies: Medicine, Performance

Tool Proficiencies: Two artisan's tools or musical instruments of your choice

Equipment: A set of artisan’s tools (one of your choice), a scroll case with several parchments of technical drawings and manuals, a set of traveler’s clothes, and a belt pouch containing 15 gp.


Feature - Knack for Success[edit]

You've been doing a lot of different things for a lot of different reasons for a very long time, and have a knack at succeeding at things you have never even attempted before. You attract people from all sources for odd jobs, and things that aren't in most people's repertoire. You have the knack to tell when someone needs something quite odd sorted out.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

You're curiosity and flexibility over the years has given you insight in many fields of trade. You have either seen or worked with these tools before, as an apprentice or day laborer. You can even perform simple melodies on an instrument without making a fool of yourself. You have ridden different mounts before. You know how to stir a cart or a boat. You have the mind of a tinker or leather worker. You spend hours in pubs gambling or watching bards perform. Your impressive sleight of hand make you a skilled worker in almost any field.

d8 Personality Trait
1 I cannot stand incompetent people and being idle.
2 I like to pick up things and fiddle with it. I might make one.
3 I am curios but I only steal with my eyes and ears.
4 When the tough is going, you can rely me in.
5 If you want me to do something, just ask me if I can.
6 I like to boast what I can do and tell tales.
7 I like to complicate things to make it interesting.
8 I'll always have the last word or the first.
d6 Ideal
1 Helpful. Never turn down the needy. I share my talent with others to make a better life. (Good)
2 Freespirit. Live and let live. I keep it to myself, others should do it too.(Neutral)
3 Selfish. Money and power are my vice. I offer my services to enrich myself or raise to power.(Evil)
4 Curious.We never stop learning. There is so much we can explore in life.(Chaotic)
5 Order. Without order there is chaos. Its important to obide the rules and tradition.(Lawful)
6 Undecided. Let fate decide it. I follow the path wherever it takes me.(Any)
d6 Bond
1 Nothing is more important than my companions and family.
2 Someday I will master all that there is in this realm.
3 I was framed or blamed for the demies of my bardic master.
4 I will go over corpses to reach my goal.
5 I have to thank my master that took me in when I was down.
6 I see a friend in almost everybody.
d6 Flaw
1 I think nothing is tough enough for me. I get cocky most of the time.
2 I'm afraid of failure so I pretend to be a perfectionist.
3 I can't help to eavesdrop on others and sometimes I drop in their conversation unannouced.
4 I have a handicap that I don't want others to know.
5 I cannot keep my wealth together. I spend it on any vice there is.
6 I cannot stop hoarding things that I might be handy for next time.

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