Lucky Fumbler (5e Background)

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Lucky Fumbler[edit]

The Wizard, tripping over his own robes, unknowingly saved his life, jumping out of the way of an axe. The Bard, stringing a wrong note, gives the party just enough time to gain the advantage in the fight. A Barbarian accidentally throwing his weapon, only to cleave through the skull of an attacker sneaking up on them. Incredibly skilled? Or just dumb luck?

Skill Proficiencies: You gain proficiency 3 of Performance, Insight, Arcana, and Deception. You have disadvantage in Sleight of Hand.

Tool Proficiencies: None

Languages: Fumbling Common (explained later)

Equipment: 15 gp, all earned from clumsiness.

Feature: Fumbling Common[edit]

Fumbling Common: 1d4 + (Charisma Modifier) times a day, you may use your action to try to confuse people. The creature you focus on has disadvantage on their next attack roll OR their next roll against your deception/persuasion roll.

Alternate Feature: Insistant Luck[edit]

Once per day, you may reroll an attack roll, ability check, or saving throw and must take the new roll. You have disadvantage on your next dexterity saving throw.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d8 Personality Trait
1 I am rather clumsy near people I admire or am in love with.
2 When speaking, I usually slip up and then try again from the top.
3 I hate my luck and feel like I should be legitimately good.
4 I hate my luck and feel like I am legitimately good, even though everyone else thinks i'm just lucky.
5 I depend on my luck, usually.
6 People around me commonly comment on my luck.
7 I usually go unnoticed until my luck comes into play.
8 I believe my luck is not luck at all; it is skill.
d4 Ideal
1 Redemption. I seek to prove my skill is what i use, not Luck. (Lawful)
2 For the Better. I depend on my Luck and want to spread it to others. (Good)
3 Unnoticed. I want my Luck to go unnoticed, to be normal. (Any)
4 Overbearing. I shove my Luck into other peoples' faces, trying to prove something. (Evil or Chaotic)
d6 Flaw
1 I can never not stumble in a - a - a conversation.
2 Due to my clumsiness, I make my teammates uncomfortable.
3 I sometimes do cool things only to screw them up again.
4 My luck is something I like to shove into other peoples' faces... even if it gets me in trouble.

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