Steampunker (5e Background)

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Steampunker[edit]

You were born to a family at the bottom of the Steampunker's Guild, a society run by a table of engineers dedicated to inventing using steam as power for their mechanisms; that way, no smog would pollute the planet's atmosphere and behold upon all beings the apocalypse. In your youth, the Guild came over difficult times and a need for money. Their solution: rip apart the natural terrain in search for precious metals to put on the market for a high price; this gave you a permanent, complete lack of concern for nature. At the present moment, the Steampunker's Guild is more powerful than ever, and has almost discovered the key to clean energy - all they need is a self-heating rock and a jug of infinite water. Being their most trusted member, they sent you to find them. They gave you the basic supplies, and sent you on your way.

Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, Nature

Tool Proficiencies: Tinker's Tools

Languages: Draconic or Gnomish

Equipment: Steampunker Clothes (leather cap, welding goggles, leather pilot's coat, green tunic of rough fabric, brown trousers with too many pockets), Pouch of Money (10GP), Tinker's Tools or Engineering kit, Bronze Steampunker's Guild insignia Badge, plans for a clockwork vehicle.

Feature: mechanical knowledge[edit]

Due to Your knowledge of machines you can easily determine a lot about machines just by looking at it. You can determine the Components and function of machines that you find.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

It is not suggested that you take characteristics entirely from this background. If anything, you should try to make some based on your own personality, along with taking some from here.

d6 Personality Trait
1 I'm always late to bed and early to rise.
2 I try to stay away from gnomes. They hate the guild - we destroy nature!
3 I mainly have the upper hand that my knowledge has given me.
4 I sometimes wish that I was tucked up in bed in my workshop in the Guild's land.
5 I always feel an attraction to mechanisms.
6 I some times feel godlike - my homeland has so much power!
d6 Ideal
1 You're a knight, hey? Let's play tag! (Chaotic)
2 If I wasn't supposed to do something, I wouldn't be allowed to, one way or another. (Lawful)
3 Everybody is capable of doing anything. (Any)
4 Just because I'm smarter than most people doesn't mean I can't be good... does it? (Neutral)
5 I can use my intelligence to help others! (Good)
6 Giant robo-mechs shooting lasers everywhere! This is my world now. (Evil)
d4 Bond
1 I need to improve this world before I go back to my own.
2 I never want to go home! This is AWESOME!
3 My entire life was based around the Steampunker's Guild- I need to get back ASAP.
4 Ah! This place gives me so much inspiration! Must- take- notes!!
d4 Flaw
1 I don't feel I belong out of the Guild's land.
2 I know more than EVERYBODY!
3 I sometimes talk myself into trouble... well, okay, more than sometimes.
4 Everybody thinks I'm weird because I talk as if I think I'm a higher being than them.

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