Talk:5e Backgrounds

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I would like to see a background where you were brought back from the dead without memories, or something similar. Like the "unknown" background, but a different feat. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:569:785B:4100:F03D:6F1A:635A:A54F (talkcontribs) . Please sign your posts.

You could just play a character with the Unknown background and state in your backstory that you were raised from the dead but lost all memory of your past life. Also, backgrounds grant "features", not "feats" (an entirely different concept). SirSprinkles (talk) 01:06, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
The reality of backgrounds is that they only exist to give you an idea of what your character's background is. Overall, you can say your character is the prince of a cheese kingdom, and so long as you and your dm agree of what bonus proficiencies you get, and a few extra items to start with, you can do anything. Grimeagle4 (talk) 01:38, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Just had a idea. anyone made a drop in background. me and my friend had the idea that like you got stolen from the modern world and there for have no stndard background.--Lord Survival (talk) 09:09, 27 March 2019 (MDT)

Were there ever a Jedi or Sith background?


None of the DPLs on this page occlude pages with the Supplement category, while every other main DPL (i.e. 5e Weapons, 5e Armor) does. If the general assumption of all readily-accessible content is that it should be usable in all campaigns, then supplemental pages should be restricted to their respective parent page. Is there something I'm missing, or is this just a slight oversight that I would be very thankful to an admin for fixing?--Ref3rence (talk) 10:00, 14 April 2021 (MDT)

I would like to hear others opinion on this as well. So to start, the equipment dpls you mentioned do not include do not include supplemental equipment as the lore and balance of the supplemental pages are likely that it will be very difficult to fit that item into a regular game and even then, often times the item is overpowered/underpowered(a light weapon that may deal 1d10 damage for example). My thoughts of backgrounds are a bit different, but for the most part the same. Players could try and work with their DMs to make a supplemental background fit in a game, it will likely need re-flavoring or require handwaving and having the player in question ask the DM to create a plane where that player was originally from. In addition to that, the balance of a supplemental background are sometimes similarly balanced to official backgrounds, but this isn't always the case as it depends on the supplement. Overall, I believe there are some merits to leaving the background DPL the same, but for the most part I believe the setting specific backgrounds should be excluded.--Blobby383b (talk) 10:40, 14 April 2021 (MDT)
I agree. They are too specific and should be excluded. --Green Dragon (talk) 00:51, 15 April 2021 (MDT)
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