Unseen Academy Reject (5e Background)

From D&D Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search

Unseen Academy Reject[edit]

So you didn't quite cut the wizarding school, doesn't mean you're done for! Whether you've just dropped out or been out for some time, there's always plenty of opportunity out there for anyone with any degree of education.

Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, Religion

Tool Proficiencies: One set of artisan's tools

Languages: One Language of your choice

Equipment: Scruffy wizard clothes, tools of your study, and 10gp


d6 Study Path
1 Medicine
2 Law
3 Geology
4 Magical Arts
5 Mathematics
6 Zoology

Feature: False Diploma[edit]

Just because you dropped out, doesn't mean you can't carry yourself like a wizard. People must make a perception or insight roll to determine if you are a real wizard. When wearing wizard robes, they make this check with disadvantage.

Alternate Feature: Prodigal Child[edit]

Sure you may be a dissapointment to the wizarding world, but you're still technically one of them. If you reveal your wizarding affiliations, you can find a place to rest and a meal from those sympathetic to wizards.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d8 Personality Trait
1 I've read every book in the university and must find more.
2 There are omens everywhere I look, the Gods speak if you listen.
3 I am intolerant of those I deem below me in intellect or status.
4 I am fiercly defensive of my achievements and skills.
5 I always want to know what makes people think, and objects work.
6 I will not shut up about how I could have gone far in the University given a second chance.
7 I am remarkably unshakeable in the face of danger. It could be worse.
8 I do not like getting dirty and refuse anything that does not meet my standards.
d6 Ideal
1 Tradition. The old ways are the best ways, why change what isn't broken? (Lawful)
2 Creative. Tradition? Who's that? The world needs action and new ideas (Chaotic)
3 Equality. People are fundamentally equal, there should be no hierarchy or lords above others (Good)
4 Honesty. There's no use pretending to be something I am not (Neutral)
5 Power. People are just tools to gain magical power (Evil)
6 Aspiration. One day, I'll be the best I can be (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I would die to get a second chance.
2 I unleashed something terrible in the University, and now I want rid of it.
3 My skills failed once, they will not fail again.
4 I owe the University a great debt for helping me this far.
5 I will find the truth of my nature one way or another.
6 I am still seeking the knowledge that eludes me
d6 Flaw
1 I judge myself harshly for any perceived failure.
2 I am inflexible and obey my own rules.
3 My memory is nonexistant, or is it? I can't remember
4 I turn tail and run when things go bad.
5 I believe I am destined for greatness even if others express their doubts.
6 Now that I've returned to the world, I enjoy its delights a little too much.
(0 votes)

Note: This background was inspired by Rincewind from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.

Back to Main Page5e Homebrew5e Backgrounds

Home of user-generated,
homebrew pages!