Wanderer (5e Background)

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Wanderer[edit]

You have spent a good portion of your life wandering the world, experiencing all that it has to offer. You have learned to live amongst the wilds, but did you venture back to civilisation once in a while? Did you travel alone or with companions? Do you have a destination in mind or is the very experience the goal? Perhaps you journey is not made by choice but instead out of fear for repercussions if you had remained in a previous location? Whatever the nature of your wandering lifestyle you receive a great thrill when exploring a new location and quickly attune to the natural order of your environment.

You have chosen to wander the land, never truly settling down. What drove you to this lifestyle? Was it an innate sense of wanderlust, or a need to find something in a distant land? How long do you intend to wander, and do you ever intend to stop?

Skill Proficiencies: Choose two from Medicine, Nature and Survival

Tool Proficiencies: A Herbalism Kit and your choice of Cartographer's Tools, Cook's Utensils or Woodcarver's Tools

Equipment: A map from the table below, a staff or walking stick, a set of traveler's clothes, a stub of charcoal, a small diary, the two tools with which you are proficient and a belt pouch containing 5 gp

You may choose a map from the table below or roll to select one randomly. At your DM's discretion you may instead own a map specific to the campaign. At their

d6 Maps
1 A map of your homeland
2 A map to your chosen destination
3 A map in an unknown language of an unknown place
4 A map of underdark
5 A map to an ancient treasure hoard
6 A map of a huge structure or dungeon

Call of the Wild[edit]

The wanderers of the world are as diverse as the environments they explore, but why did you start upon your journey? Consider also if something has changed to cause you to embark upon your current adventure, or is this simply yet another stop upon your journey as a whole? Work with your DM or use the tables provided to decide upon a reason or reasons for why you began your travels and what event, if any, has caused you to embark upon your new quest.

d6 Call of the wild
1 I never could stand being in one place, its the open road for me
2 I was forced to flee my home and go on the run, lest I suffer the consequences
3 I was exiled for a crime I may or may not have committed
4 I was born to the wilds and would prefer to live out my life there
5 I left in search unexplored lands
6 The the world is full of lost treasure and I plan to be the one find them


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Suggested Characteristics[edit]

As a wanderer you have chosen to live your life in constant travel. Your personality will reflect the many places you've been and the wanderlust that took you on your journey.


We can learn a lot from observing the natural world


d8 Personality Trait
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d6 Ideal
1 Change. The world is in constant motion, and I must move with it. (Chaotic)
2 People. I think we all need to get along and look out for each other. (Neutral)
3 <-Ideal->. (<-Alignment->)
4 <-Ideal->. (<-Alignment->)
5 <-Ideal->. (<-Alignment->)
6 <-Ideal->. (<-Alignment->)
d6 Bond
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d6 Flaw
1 One of the first things I do in a new town is go and visit the nearest gambling den.
2 I almost never bathe or wash myself in any way, and the rest of my personal hygiene is appalling.
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