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The background is a roleplaying element, which provides potential hooks and interest beyond a simple cookie-cutter character.

When first introduced in the player's handbook, it was solely a means of flavor, with a few generic questions.  There are two sets of questions, first found in the Player's Handbook, and the other in the Rules Compendium, both of which are meant to make sure the character is integreated in the world.

Starting with Player's Handbook 2, the background may also be used to obtain one mechanical bonus: [PH2:178]

  • Gain a +2 bonus to checks with a skill associated with the background.
  • Gain a +1 bonus to checks with two skills associated with your background.[Dr383:79]
  • Add a skill associated with your background to your class skill list (before choosing trained skills)
  • Choose one language connected to your background, and learn to speak, read, write that language fluently.
  • In a campaign setting that offers regional benefits, you can obtain the associated regional benefit. This is normally the case for Forgotten Realms or Scales of War characters.

Backgrounds list[]

General Setting[]

Name Type Prerequisite Associated Skills Associated languages Optional benefit Source
Arcane Sentinel Society Arcana Arcane Power[AP:159]
Parentage - Minstrel Family Birth Acrobatics, Diplomacy Dragon Magazine 383
Parentage - Draconic Adoption Birth Arcana Draconic Dragon Magazine 383
Parentage - Ill-Omened Birth Arcana, Religion Dragon Magazine 383
Parentage - Immortal Guardians Birth Arcana, Religion Dragon Magazine 383
Parentage - Orphan Birth Bluff, Insight Dragon Magazine 383
Parentage - Noble Birth Diplomacy, Perception Dragon Magazine 383
Parentage - Impoverished Birth Endurance, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 383
Parentage - Monk Business Birth Heal, History Dragon Magazine 383
Parentage - Cult Raised Birth History, Religion Abyssal Dragon Magazine 383
Parentage - Raised by Wolves Birth Intimidate, Nature Dragon Magazine 383
Birth - Among Another Race Birth A skill the other race gains a bonus to Player's Handbook 2
Birth - On Another Plane Birth Arcana Player's Handbook 2
Birth - Omen Birth Arcana, History Player's Handbook 2
Birth - Cursed Birth Bluff, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Birth - Prophecy Birth History, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Birth - Blessed Birth Insight, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Primal Omen Birth Arcana, Nature Primal Power
Found in the Wild Birth Heal, Streetwise Primal Power
Refugee (Primal Power) Birth Intimidate, Thievery Primal Power
Calamity Birth Psionic Arcana, Insight Psionic Power
Created Birth Psionic Psionic Power
Awakened Birth Psionic Bluff, Intimidate Psionic Power
Touched by an Angel Divine Arcana, Perception Divine Power
Veteran of a Religious War Divine Athletics, Intimidate Divine Power
Disbeliever Divine Bluff, Insight Divine Power
Found Religion Among Others Divine Diplomacy, a skill another race gains a bonus to Divine Power
Family Tradition Divine Diplomacy, History Divine Power
Out for Revenge Divine Endurance, Intimidate Divine Power
Missionary Life Divine Endurance, Nature Divine Power
Ward of the Temple Divine Heal, Religion Divine Power
Heretic Divine History, Stealth Divine Power
Convert Divine Insight, Religion Divine Power
Divinely Inspired Divine Insight, Religion Divine Power
Followed a Cult Divine Stealth, Streetwise Divine Power
Penitent Divine Stealth, Thievery Divine Power
Crystalbrooker Geography Endurance, Nature Beyond the Crystal Cave
Sildaine Geography History, Nature Beyond the Crystal Cave
Sybaran Geography History, Streetwise Beyond the Crystal Cave
The Breach Geography Arcana, Endurance Primordial Dragon Magazine 383
Ikemmu Geography - You gain a +2 bonus to Arcana and Dungeoneering checks in addition to a +2 bonus to skill checks when using any travel ritual. Dungeon Magazine 175
Geography - Mountains Geography Athletics, Dungeoneering Player's Handbook 2
Geography - Wetlands Geography Athletics, Nature Player's Handbook 2
Geography - Desert Geography Endurance, Nature Player's Handbook 2
Geography - Urban Geography History, Streetwise Player's Handbook 2
Geography - Forest Geography Nature, Perception Player's Handbook 2
Thunderpeaks Geography Athletics, Dungeoneering Dwarven, Giant Primal Power
Blazestone Geography Athletics, Endurance Giant, Primordial Primal Power
Frostfell (Primal Power) Geography Athletics, Endurance Dwarven Primal Power
Howling Plains Geography Athletics, Endurance Goblin Primal Power
Maelstrom Geography Athletics, Intimidate Primordial Primal Power
Underwild Geography Dungeoneering, Perception Deep Speech, Elven Primal Power
Broken Lands Geography Endurance, Intimidate Dwarven, Giant Primal Power
Sea of Dust Geography Endurance, Nature Draconic, Primordial Primal Power
Bleakmire Geography Endurance, Stealth Draconic Primal Power
Bloodtangle Geography Heal, Nature Draconic, Goblin Primal Power
Wrathwood Geography Perception, Stealth Elven Primal Power
Lost Kin Legacy of Acererak Any skill Any language other than Abyssal or Supernal You gain a +3 bonus to Nature checks made to recall useful information about geography. Dragon Magazine 371
Adventurer’s Scion Legacy of Acererak Arcana, History, Religion Whenever you make a monster knowledge check, you can reroll the check, but you must use the second result even if it’s worse than the first. Dragon Magazine 371
Necromancer’s Chattel Legacy of Acererak Endurance, Religion, Stealth You gain a +2 racial bonus to saving throws to end conditions and ongoing effects with the fear keyword. Dragon Magazine 371
Accursed Lineage Legacy of Acererak History, Intimidate, Religion You gain a +2 bonus to Diplomacy and Intimidate checks when interacting with undead creatures. Dragon Magazine 371
Curious Archeologist Legacy of Acererak History, Perception, Thievery When engaging in a skill challenge to disable a trap, your first successful Thievery check grants you an extra success. Dragon Magazine 371
Restless Dead Legacy of Acererak Insight, Perception, Religion You gain a +1 bonus to damage rolls against creatures with the undead keyword. Dragon Magazine 371
Touched by Darkness Legacy of Acererak Intimidate, Stealth, Religion You gain a +1 bonus to saving throws against ongoing effects and conditions with the necrotic keyword. Dragon Magazine 371
Occupation - Mystic Slayer Occupation Arcana, Stealth Draconic Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Thug Occupation Athletics, Intimidate Secret Language Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Hired Killer Occupation Athletics, Stealth Secret Language Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Executioner Occupation Bluff, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Infiltrator Occupation Bluff, Stealth Any one other than Abyssal or Supernal. Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Zealous Slayer Occupation Endurance, Religion Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Revolutionary Occupation History, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Foe Killer Occupation Insight, Perception, or the knowledge skill that best relates to your enemy The language commonly spoken by your enemy. Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Punisher Occupation Intimidate, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Hunter Occupation Nature, Perception, Stealth Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Poison Master Occupation Nature, Thievery Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Bounty Hunter Occupation Perception, Stealth Any one other than Abyssal or Supernal. Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Guerrilla Occupation Perception, Stealth Dragon Magazine 373
Occupation - Thief Occupation Stealth, Thievery Secret Language Dragon Magazine 373
Redemption Occupation Follower of Bahamut Arcana, Bluff Dragon Magazine 378
Squire Occupation Follower of Bahamut Athletics, Nature Dragon Magazine 378
Barrister Occupation Follower of Bahamut Diplomacy, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 378
Survivor Occupation Follower of Bahamut Endurance, Stealth Dragon Magazine 378
Rebel Occupation Follower of Bahamut Endurance, Thievery Dragon Magazine 378
Witness Occupation Follower of Bahamut Insight, Perception Dragon Magazine 378
Captive Occupation Follower of Bahamut Insight, Stealth Draconic Dragon Magazine 378
Seer Occupation Arcana, Bluff Dragon Magazine 380
Grave Digger Occupation Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 380
Embalmer Occupation Heal, Nature Dragon Magazine 380
Surgeon Occupation Heal, Nature Dragon Magazine 380
Tomb Robber Occupation Stealth, Thievery Dragon Magazine 380
Muscle Occupation Athletics, Intimidate See The Honest Few Dragon Magazine 381
Burglar Occupation Athletics, Thievery See The Honest Few Dragon Magazine 381
Grifter Occupation Bluff, Insight See The Honest Few Dragon Magazine 381
Brains Occupation Bluff, Streetwise See The Honest Few Dragon Magazine 381
Cutpurse Occupation Bluff, Thievery See The Honest Few Dragon Magazine 381
Monastic (Corellon) Occupation Avenger Arcana, Insight Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Kord) Occupation Avenger Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Pelor) Occupation Avenger Diplomacy, Heal Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Erathis) Occupation Avenger Diplomacy, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Avandra) Occupation Avenger Dungeoneering, Nature Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Moradin) Occupation Avenger Endurance, History Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Ioun) Occupation Avenger History, Insight Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Bahamut) Occupation Avenger Insight, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Raven Queen) Occupation Avenger Intimidate, Religion Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Melora) Occupation Avenger Nature, Perception Dragon Magazine 384
Monastic (Sehanine) Occupation Avenger Perception, Stealth Dragon Magazine 384
Banished from the Order Occupation Follower of Ioun Acrobatics, Thievery Supernal Dragon Magazine 385
Too Many Secrets Occupation Follower of Ioun Insight, Streetwise Abyssal Dragon Magazine 385
Freed Slave Occupation Follower of Sehanine Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 386
Persecuted Occupation Follower of Sehanine Bluff, Perception Dragon Magazine 386
Holy Killer Occupation Diplomacy, Insight Dragon Magazine 386
Lost Love Occupation Follower of Sehanine Diplomacy, Insight Dragon Magazine 386
Prophetic Sanctification Occupation Cleric Insight, Perception Dragon Magazine 386
Pledged Scout Occupation Follower of Sehanine Nature, Perception Dragon Magazine 386
Runaway Occupation Follower of Sehanine Stealth, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 386
Friend of an Eladrin House Occupation Bard Arcana, Diplomacy Elven Dragon Magazine 387
Trapped in the Feywild Occupation Bard Arcana, Endurance Elven Dragon Magazine 387
Founder Occupation Follower of Erathis Athletics, History Dragon Magazine 387
Lawmaker Occupation Follower of Erathis Diplomacy, History Dragon Magazine 387
Protégé of the Circle Occupation Avenger History, Insight Dragon Magazine 387
Ward of the State Occupation Follower of Erathis Insight, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 387
Battlefield Wonderworker Occupation Eladrin, artificer Arcana, Athletics Dragon Magazine 390
Knife Enthusiast Occupation Sorcerer Bluff, Insight Dragon Magazine 390
Fainéant Apprentice Occupation Eladrin, warlock Bluff, Stealth Dragon Magazine 390
Wandering Master Occupation Sorcerer History, Nature Any one, except for Infernal and Supernal Dragon Magazine 390
Back Alley Bravo Occupation Sorcerer Intimidate, Stealth Dragon Magazine 390
Ghost of Nerath Occupation Battlemind Endurance, History Dragon Magazine 391
Witch Occupation Follower of Corellon Arcana, Heal, Nature Dragon Magazine 394
Artist Occupation Follower of Corellon Diplomacy, History Dragon Magazine 394
Guide Occupation Follower of Corellon Nature, Perception Elven Dragon Magazine 394
Empath Occupation Ardent Diplomacy, Insight Dragon Magazine 395
Athlete Occupation Acrobatics, Athletics Martial Power 2
Circus Performer Occupation Acrobatics, Thievery Martial Power 2
Sentry Occupation Nature, Perception Martial Power 2
Occupation - Mariner Occupation Acrobatics, Perception Player's Handbook 2
Occupation - Scholar Occupation Arcana, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Occupation - Artisan Occupation Athletics, Diplomacy Player's Handbook 2
Occupation - Military Occupation Athletics, Endurance Player's Handbook 2
Occupation - Merchant Occupation Bluff, Diplomacy Player's Handbook 2
Occupation - Entertainer Occupation Bluff, History Player's Handbook 2
Occupation - Farmer Occupation Endurance, Nature Player's Handbook 2
Occupation - Criminal Occupation Stealth, Thievery Player's Handbook 2
Sage Occupation Arcana, Nature Primal Power
Renegade Occupation Arcana, Streetwise Primal Power
Wild Hunter Occupation Athletics, Nature Primal Power
Revered Elder Occupation Insight, Nature Primal Power
Astronomer Occupation Psionic Arcana, History Psionic Power
Con Artist (Psionic) Occupation Psionic Bluff, Insight Psionic Power
Seer (Psionic) Occupation Psionic Bluff, Insight Psionic Power
Wanderer Occupation Psionic Nature, Perception Psionic Power
The Five Wraiths Origin Acrobatics, Athletics Dragon Magazine 389
The Demon Binder Origin Arcana, Religion Dragon Magazine 389
The High One Falls Origin Endurance, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 389
The Basilisk Society Origin Nature, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 389
Orphan of the Gibbering Massacre Origin Dungeoneering, Insight Deep Speech Dragon Magazine 394
Kord Clan Origin Dwarf Athletics, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 395
Born of Avandra's Presence Origin Follower of Avandra History, Religion Dragon Magazine 398
Accidental Initiate Origin Follower of Avandra Insight, Perception Dragon Magazine 398
Bereaved Psychology Insight, Religion Dragon Magazine 380
Raised Psychology Intimidate, Religion Dragon Magazine 380
Deviant Psychology Intimidate, Stealth Dragon Magazine 380
Wilden - Estranged Fey Racial Wilden Endurance, Nature Dragon Magazine 374
Ennui Racial Shadar-Kai Athletics, Religion Dragon Magazine 380
Ancient Racial Revenant Endurance, History Dragon Magazine 380
Vengeance Racial Revenant Endurance, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 380
Pact Racial Revenant History, Religion Dragon Magazine 380
Salvation Racial Shadar-Kai Intimidate, Religion Dragon Magazine 380
Cursed Racial Revenant Intimidate, Stealth Dragon Magazine 380
Halfling - River Scout Racial Halfling Athletics, Nature Dragon Magazine 381
Halfling - High Roller Racial Halfling Bluff, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 381
Corellon Dedicate Racial Elf Arcana, Stealth Dragon Magazine 382
Dusk Envoy Racial Elf Diplomacy, History Dragon Magazine 382
Gloaming Guardian Racial Elf Intimidate, Stealth Dragon Magazine 382
Keeper of Hate Racial Dwarf Arcana, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 383
Civilization's Herald Racial Human Diplomacy, Insight Dragon Magazine 383
Disgraced Scion Racial Dwarf Dungeoneering, Nature Dragon Magazine 383
Child of the Wildlands Racial Human Endurance, Nature Dragon Magazine 383
Orc Slayer Racial Dwarf Intimidate, Nature Dragon Magazine 383
Bringers of Spring Racial Eladrin Arcana, History Dragon Magazine 384
Wintertouched Racial Eladrin Arcana, Stealth Dragon Magazine 384
Brawny Gnome Racial Gnome Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 384
Urban Gnome Racial Gnome Diplomacy, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 384
White Riders Racial Eladrin Intimidate, Nature Dragon Magazine 384
Incomplete Creation Racial Warforged Arcana, Endurance Dragon Magazine 385
Guardian Contemplative Racial Minotaur Arcana, Religion Dragon Magazine 385
Servant of the Light Racial Kalashtar Arcana, Religion Quori Dragon Magazine 385
Self-Improvement Expert Racial Warforged Arcana, Thievery Dragon Magazine 385
Experimental Prototype Racial Warforged Athletics, Endurance Quori Dragon Magazine 385
Mythspeaker Racial Kalashtar Diplomacy, History Quori Dragon Magazine 385
Thoughtsinger Racial Kalashtar Diplomacy, Insight Quori Dragon Magazine 385
Quori Nightmare Racial Kalashtar Intimidate, Insight Dragon Magazine 385
Guardian Sentinel Racial Minotaur Intimidate, Perception Dragon Magazine 385
Raised as Another Racial Changeling A skill to which the imitated race gains a bonus. A language the imitated race speaks. Dragon Magazine 386
Histachii Racial Human Arcana, Insight Draconic Dragon Magazine 386
Unhomed Racial Human Athletics, Bluff, Perception Any one except Abyssal or Supernal Dragon Magazine 386
Veteran of the Arena Racial Goliath Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 386
Berserker Racial Human Athletics, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 386
Driven into Hiding Racial Changeling Bluff, Stealth A language the imitated race speaks. Dragon Magazine 386
Dune Ride Racial Human Endurance, Nature Dragon Magazine 386
Wayfinder Racial Human Endurance, Nature Dragon Magazine 386
Racial Devotee Racial Changeling History, Insight A language the imitated race speaks. Dragon Magazine 386
Voice of Pelor Racial Human History, Religion Dragon Magazine 386
Frog Hunter Racial Human Perception, Stealth Dragon Magazine 386
Padding Wolf Racial Human Perception, Stealth Giant Dragon Magazine 386
Stone Runner Racial Shifter Acrobatics, Athletics Dragon Magazine 387
Urban Shaman Racial Shifter Diplomacy, Streetwise While in an urban environment, you can substitute Streetwise for Nature when using a ritual that requires a Nature check. Dragon Magazine 387
Magpie Racial Shifter Perception, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 387
River Guardian Racial Halfling Acrobatics, Perception Dragon Magazine 388
Psionic Descendant Racial Human Arcana, History Dragon Magazine 388
Turathi Inquisitor Racial Tiefling Bluff, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 388
Changeling Imposter Racial Changeling Bluff, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 388
Wandering Zealot Racial Half-Elf Diplomacy, Endurance Dragon Magazine 388
Wilden - Hunter Racial Wilden Dungeoneering, Stealth Dragon Magazine 388
Oathbound Death-Seeker Racial Dwarf Endurance, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 388
Wilden - Ancient One Racial Wilden History, Nature Dragon Magazine 388
Deva Regressor Racial Deva History, Perception Dragon Magazine 388
Dragonborn Madness Racial Dragonborn Insight, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 388
Wilden - Destroyer Racial Wilden Intimidate, Stealth Dragon Magazine 388
Sisthera Master Racial Eladrin Acrobatics, Insight Dragon Magazine 389
Chaos Bound Racial Genasi Arcana, Endurance Dragon Magazine 389
Deep Seer Racial Drow Arcana, Insight Dragon Magazine 389
Psiforged Racial Warforged Arcana, Insight Dragon Magazine 389
Eternal Journey Racial Minotaur Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 389
Clan Kranos Racial Minotaur Athletics, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 389
Cunning Hypnotist Racial Gnome Bluff, Insight Dragon Magazine 389
Clan Sentune Racial Minotaur Diplomacy, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 389
Clan Thavok Racial Minotaur Dungeoneering, Stealth Dragon Magazine 389
Still Water Racial Shadar-Kai Endurance, Insight Dragon Magazine 389
Channeled Fury Racial Half-orc Endurance, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 389
Reclusive Mystic Racial Elf Endurance, Nature Dragon Magazine 389
Perfect Recollection Racial Revenant History, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 389
Narrow Way Clan Racial Minotaur History, Religion Dragon Magazine 389
Spirit Possessed Racial Goliath Insight, Nature Dragon Magazine 389
Totemic Ally Racial Shifter Insight, Nature Dragon Magazine 389
Sword-for-Hire Racial Mul Athletics, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 391
Driven to Vengeance Racial Mul Dungeoneering, History Deep Speech, Draconic, Elven, Giant Dragon Magazine 391
Merciless Brigand Racial Mul Intimidate, Stealth Dragon Magazine 391
Lost Drifter Racial Mul Nature, Perception Dragon Magazine 391
Slave Racial Halfling Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 392
Desperate Loner Racial Tiefling Bluff, Insight Dragon Magazine 392
Refugee Racial Halfling Endurance, Stealth Dragon Magazine 392
Stormchaser Racial Wilden Arcana, Endurance Dragon Magazine 393
Fallen Star Racial Deva Bluff, Insight Dragon Magazine 393
Sorrowful Existence Racial Deva History, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 393
Purified Soul Racial Deva Insight, Religion Dragon Magazine 393
Fey Blood Racial Follower of Corellon Arcana, Perception Elven Dragon Magazine 394
Llewyrr Elf Racial Eladrin Arcana, History, Insight, Nature Dragon Magazine 405
Knowledge Hunter Racial Thri-kreen race Arcana, Dungeoneering Dragon Magazine 411
Merchant Hunter Racial Thri-kreen race Diplomacy, Insight Dragon Magazine 411
Ancestral Speaker Racial Thri-kreen race History, Nature Dragon Magazine 411
Elf - Wild Elf Racial Elf Acrobatics, Athletics Player's Handbook 2
Halfling - Avandra's Kiss Racial Halfling Acrobatics, Heal Player's Handbook 2
Shifter - City Shifter Racial Shifter Acrobatics, Streetwise Player's Handbook 2
Deva - Brink of Enlightenment Racial Deva Arcana Player's Handbook 2
Tiefling - Dark Secret Racial Tiefling Arcana, Dungeoneering Player's Handbook 2
Genasi - Chaos Burn Racial Genasi Arcana, Endurance Player's Handbook 2
Elf - Fey Ally Racial Elf Arcana, Insight Player's Handbook 2
Dragonborn - Rare Egg Racial Dragonborn Arcana, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Genasi - Academic Exhibit Racial Genasi Arcana, Thievery Player's Handbook 2
Half-Orc - Orc Birth Racial Half-orc Athletics Player's Handbook 2
Goliath - Lightlost Racial Goliath Athletics, Dungeoneering Player's Handbook 2
Dwarf - Outcast Racial Dwarf Bluff Player's Handbook 2
Half-Orc - First Generation Racial Half-orc Bluff Player's Handbook 2
Tiefling - Infernal Nightmares Racial Tiefling Bluff, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Halfling - Banned Racial Halfling Bluff, Stealth Player's Handbook 2
Shifter - Persecution Racial Shifter Bluff, Stealth Player's Handbook 2
Dragonborn - Dishonored Racial Dragonborn Bluff, Streetwise Player's Handbook 2
Dwarf - Dedicated to an Ancestor Racial Dwarf Diplomacy, History Player's Handbook 2
Human - Ancestral Holdings Racial Human Diplomacy, History Player's Handbook 2
Drow - Orphan Racial Drow Dungeoneering, Endurance Player's Handbook 2
Eladrin - Drowscarred Racial Eladrin Dungeoneering, Heal Player's Handbook 2
Drow - Outcast Racial Drow Dungeoneering, Perception Player's Handbook 2
Eladrin - Estranged Fey Racial Eladrin Endurance, Nature Player's Handbook 2
Gnome - Estranged Fey Racial Gnome Endurance, Nature Player's Handbook 2
Half-Elf - Outcast Racial Half-elf Endurance, Nature Player's Handbook 2
Gnome - Fomorian Captivity Racial Gnome Endurance, Stealth Player's Handbook 2
Deva - Forgotten Lifetime Racial Deva Endurance, Thievery Player's Handbook 2
Shifter - Moonspeaker Racial Shifter Heal, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Half-Elf - Cultural Half-Elf Racial Half-elf History Player's Handbook 2
Dragonborn - Brush with the Past Racial Dragonborn History, Insight Player's Handbook 2
Goliath - Skywatcher Racial Goliath History, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Halfling - Storyteller Racial Halfling History, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Human - Heir of the Forgotten Gods Racial Human Insight, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Eladrin - Noble Birth Racial Eladrin Intimidate, Nature Player's Handbook 2
Deva - Brink of Corruption Racial Deva Intimidate, Stealth Player's Handbook 2
Dwarf - Ancestral Home Lost Racial Dwarf Nature, Perception Player's Handbook 2
Half-Orc - Stormtouched Racial Half-orc Nature, Religion Player's Handbook 2
Half-Elf - Wanderer Racial Half-elf Streetwise Player's Handbook 2
Tiefling - Merchant Dynasty Racial Tiefling Streetwise Player's Handbook 2
Elf - Urban Elf Racial Elf Streetwise, Thievery Player's Handbook 2
Githzerai - Cenobite Initiate Racial Githzerai Arcana, History Player's Handbook 3
Shardmind - Shard Slayer Racial Shardmind Arcana, Intimidate Player's Handbook 3
Wilden - Born of Ruin Racial Wilden Arcana, Nature Player's Handbook 3
Shardmind - Thought Builder Racial Shardmind Arcana, Religion Player's Handbook 3
Wilden - Hunted Racial Wilden Bluff, Stealth Player's Handbook 3
Minotaur - Silenced Beast Racial Minotaur Diplomacy, Insight Player's Handbook 3
Githzerai - War Band Survivor Racial Githzerai Dungeoneering, Perception Player's Handbook 3
Shardmind - God Shard Racial Shardmind History, Religion Player's Handbook 3
Minotaur - Baphomet Clan Exile Racial Minotaur Religion, Stealth Player's Handbook 3
Exotic Gladiator Racial Dragonborn Acrobatics, Athletics Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Dragon-Blooded Spellcaster Racial Dragonborn Arcana Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Dragonborn Iconoclast Racial Dragonborn Arcana, History Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Student of the Ninefold Path Racial Dragonborn Arcana, History Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Dragon-Bound Arcanist Racial Dragonborn Arcana, Intimidate Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Dragonbonded Clan Racial Dragonborn Arcana, Intimidate Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Turathi Slave Clan Racial Dragonborn Arcana, Streetwise Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Disciplined Soldier Racial Dragonborn Athletics, Endurance Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Fervent Commander Racial Dragonborn Bluff, Intimidate Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Reluctant Pawn of Tiamat Racial Dragonborn Bluff, Thievery Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Champion of Bahamut Racial Dragonborn Diplomacy, Intimidate Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Sandstorm Caller Racial Dragonborn Endurance, Nature Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Wilderness Loner Racial Dragonborn Endurance, Nature Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Laudable Legacy Racial Dragonborn History, Diplomacy Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Shard of Io Racial Dragonborn History, Religion Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Arkhosian Totem Rager Racial Dragonborn History, Streetwise Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Besmirched Birthright Racial Dragonborn History, Streetwise Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Dragonborn - Arcane Mercenary Racial Dragonborn History, Streetwise Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Chosen of the Spirit Drake Racial Dragonborn Insight, Religion Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Dragon Totem Clan Racial Dragonborn Nature, Religion Player's Handbook Races: Dragonborn
Carnival Performer Racial Tiefling Acrobatics, Athletics Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Fire in Your Veins Racial Tiefling Arcana, Intimidate Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Psionic Academy Dropout Racial Tiefling Arcana, Intimidate Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Hellfire Heir Racial Tiefling Arcana, Religion Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Chimera Tribe Champion Racial Tiefling Athletics, Endurance Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
House of Lies Racial Tiefling Bluff, History Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Rejected Inheritance Racial Tiefling Bluff, Stealth Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Unlikely Primal Hero Racial Tiefling Bluff, Streetwise Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Last of the Line Racial Tiefling Diplomacy, History Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Scion of Blood Racial Tiefling Diplomacy, Stealth Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Memory Seeker Racial Tiefling Dungeoneering, History Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Temple Foundling Racial Tiefling Endurance, Nature Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Vengeful Royalty Racial Tiefling Endurance, Nature, Perception Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Sellsword Racial Tiefling Heal, Perception Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Crimson Curse Racial Tiefling Heal, Streetwise Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Unfettered Future Racial Tiefling History, Insight Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Heaven's Weapon Racial Tiefling History, Religion Supernal Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Fortune Teller Racial Tiefling Insight, Perception Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Prophesied Master Racial Tiefling Insight, Perception Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Raised by Wild Beasts Racial Tiefling Nature, any skill in which your adoptive parent is trained A language spoken by your adoptive parent Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Gang Leader Racial Tiefling Stealth, Streetwise Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Rogue Scholar Racial Tiefling Stealth, Thievery Player's Handbook Races: Tiefling
Spirit Soul Racial Deva Arcana, History Primal Power
Feral Exile Racial Tiefling Arcana, Intimidate Primal Power
Primal Fey Racial Eladrin or Gnome Arcana, Nature Primal Power
Dragon Totem Warrior Racial Dragonborn Athletics, Endurance Primal Power
Free Spirit Racial Halfling Athletics, Nature Primal Power
Primal Soul Racial Genasi Athletics, Nature Primal Power
Underdark Survivor Racial Drow Dungeoneering, Nature Primal Power
Earth Steward Racial Dwarf Endurance, History Primal Power
Spirit of Two Worlds Racial Half-elf or Half-orc Nature, Religion Primal Power
Bestial Racial Foulborn Heritage feat Acrobatics, Athletics Psionic Power
Fey Inheritor Racial Eladrin, Elf, Half-Elf, or Gnome, Psionic Arcana, Diplomacy Psionic Power
Substance of Thought Racial Genasi, Psionic Arcana, Nature Psionic Power
Heir to Power Racial Tiefling, Psionic Arcana, Religion Psionic Power
Mirror Mind Racial Changeling, Psionic Bluff, Insight Psionic Power
Paranoid Manipulator Racial Prerequisite: Drow, Psionic Bluff, Perception Psionic Power
Victim of Superstition Racial Goliath, Half-Orc, or Minotaur, Psionic Bluff, Stealth Psionic Power
Voice of a Dozen Generations Racial Deva, Psionic Diplomacy, History Psionic Power
Exotic Appearance Racial Foulborn Heritage feat Diplomacy, Intimidate Psionic Power
Cosmopolitan Perspective Racial Thri-Kreen race, Psionic Diplomacy, Streetwise Psionic Power
Disgraced Pragmatist Racial Elan Heritage feat Dungeoneering, Intimidate Psionic Power
Aberrant Slayer Racial Elan Heritage feat Dungeoneering, Perception Psionic Power
Hulking Racial Foulborn Heritage feat Endurance, Intimidate Psionic Power
Enlightened Prodigy Racial Kalashtar, Psionic Heal, Religion Psionic Power
Hereditary Psionics User Racial Dragonborn, Psionic History, Intimidate Psionic Power
Iron Mind Racial Dwarf or Mul, Psionic Insight, Intimidate Psionic Power
Psionic Artifice Racial Warforged, Psionic Insight, Streetwise Psionic Power
Psychic Hunter Racial Shifter, Psionic Nature, Perception Psionic Power
The Wide-Open Mind Racial Halfling, Psionic Nature, Streetwise Psionic Power
Keen Senses Racial Foulborn Heritage feat Perception Psionic Power
Chameleon Racial Foulborn Heritage feat Stealth Psionic Power
Arcane Refugee Society Arcana, History Arcane Power
Arcane Mercenary Society Diplomacy, History Arcane Power
Arcane Tracker Society Dungeoneering, Nature Arcane Power
Arcane Agent Society Stealth, Streetwise Arcane Power
Blademaster Society Acrobatics, Insight Elven Dragon Magazine 386
Survivor of Drow Raiders Society Arcana, Religion Elven Dragon Magazine 386
Fey Exile Society Arcana, History Dragon Magazine 393
Keeper of the Flame Society Arcana, Religion Dragon Magazine 393
People of the Gold Dragon Society Diplomacy, Nature Dragon Magazine 393
Last Legionnaire Society Endurance, Heal Dragon Magazine 393
Scion of Patricians Society History, Insight Dragon Magazine 393
Civic Reformer Society History, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 393
Provincial Renegade Society Intimidate, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 393
Red Pilgrim Society Perception, Stealth Dragon Magazine 393
Hellion Society Acrobatics, Athletics Martial Power 2
Beggar Society Bluff, Insight Martial Power 2
Borderland Nobility Society Diplomacy, History Martial Power 2
Camp Follower Society Endurance, Stealth Martial Power 2
Society - Noble Society Diplomacy, Insight Player's Handbook 2
Society - Wealthy Society History Player's Handbook 2
Society - Poor Society Streetwise Player's Handbook 2
Disgraced Society Arcana, Diplomacy Primal Power
Failed Thane Society Diplomacy, Insight Primal Power
Isolated Society Endurance, Nature Primal Power
Isolated (Psionic) Society Psionic Arcana, History Psionic Power
Monastic Society Psionic Athletics, Religion Psionic Power
Ostracized Society Psionic Intimidate, Stealth Psionic Power
Dark Apprenticeship - Bluff, History Dragon Magazine 374
Oathbound Fellow - Bluff, Insight Dragon Magazine 374
Indulged Scion - Bluff, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 374
Saved from the Noose - Bluff, Thievery Dragon Magazine 374
Scholastic Stowaway - Dungeoneering, Stealth Dragon Magazine 374
Scholarship Student - Endurance Dragon Magazine 374
Instructor’s Child - Insight Dragon Magazine 374
Refused Admittance - Perception Dragon Magazine 374
Foundling - Streetwise Dragon Magazine 374
World Walker - Arcana, Nature Dragon Magazine 380
Dead One - Insight, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 380
Naive Arrogance - Warlock Arcana, Bluff Dragon Magazine 381
Remnant Legacy (Vestige) - Warlock Arcana, History Dragon Magazine 381
Arcane Pariah - Warlock Diplomacy, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 381
Buried Alive (Dark) - Warlock Dungeoneering, Endurance Dragon Magazine 381
Desperate Measures - Warlock Endurance, Heal Dragon Magazine 381
Seeking Penitence - Warlock Endurance, History Dragon Magazine 381
Stargazer (Star) - Warlock Insight, Perception Dragon Magazine 381
Dark Contract (Infernal) - Warlock Intimidate, Religion Dragon Magazine 381
Glamoured (Fey) - Warlock Nature, Stealth Dragon Magazine 381
Child of Fate - Nature, Insight Dragon Magazine 382
Moonstruck Hunter - Perception, Stealth Dragon Magazine 382
Early Life - Kidnapped - Acrobatics, Stealth Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - Possession - Arcana Abyssal Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Demon-Hunter - Arcana, Endurance Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - Amazing Creation - Arcana, Stealth Dragon Magazine 383
Early Life - Test Subject - Arcana, Thievery Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Mercenary Work - Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 383
Early Life - Child Prodigy - Athletics, History Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Peaceful Life - Athletics, Insight Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - Escape - Athletics, Stealth Dragon Magazine 383
Early Life - Imprisoned - Athletics, Thievery Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - You Kill - Bluff, Heal Dragon Magazine 383
Early Life - Social Outcast - Bluff, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - Portal Mishap - Diplomacy, History Dragon Magazine 383
Early Life - Well-Loved - Diplomacy, Insight Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Teambuilding Exercise - Diplomacy, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Freeing Slaves - Diplomacy, Thievery Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - Unwholesome Journey - Dungeoneering Deep Speech Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Explorer of the Ancient - Dungeoneering, History, Thievery Dragon Magazine 383
Early Life - Invited Underground - Dungeoneering, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - You Die - Endurance, Heal Dragon Magazine 383
Early Life - Lost Everything - Endurance, Nature Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Spreading the Word - History, Religion Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - Transformation - Insight, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Lost in the Feywild - Nature Elven Dragon Magazine 383
Early Life - Isolated - Perception Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - Murder - Perception Dragon Magazine 383
Early Life - Divine Companionship - Religion Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Fighting Undead - Religion Dragon Magazine 383
Pivotal Event - Divine Decree - Religion, Nature Dragon Magazine 383
Recent Life - Valued Prisoner - Streetwise, Thievery Dragon Magazine 383
Raised in the Unseen Path - Arcana, Nature Elven Dragon Magazine 384
Reformed Villain - - Giant, Goblin, Primordial Dragon Magazine 387
Domain Refugee - Bluff, Stealth Dragon Magazine 387
Wrongs to be Righted - Endurance, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 387
Two Sides of the Coin - Bluff, Insight Dragon Magazine 388
Lucky Child - Insight, Religion Dragon Magazine 388
Faith Leech - Bluff, Stealth Dragon Magazine 390
Resurrectionist - Diplomacy, Heal Dragon Magazine 390
Theologist - History, Religion Dragon Magazine 390
God Hater - Intimidate Primordial Dragon Magazine 390
Sewer Wretch - Arcana, Dungeoneering Dragon Magazine 392
Aspirant of the Watcher - Arcana, Nature Dragon Magazine 392
Gladiator - Follower of Kord - Follower of Kord Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 392
Everwatch Conscript - Athletics, Perception Dragon Magazine 392
Struck By Lightning - Follower of Kord - Follower of Kord Bluff, Stealth Dragon Magazine 392
Baernor Scion - Human Diplomacy, History Dragon Magazine 392
Student of Ruald - Diplomacy, History Dragon Magazine 392
Sea Dog - Follower of Kord - Follower of Kord Endurance, Nature Dragon Magazine 392
Tempest's Child - Follower of Kord - Follower of Kord History, Religion Dragon Magazine 392
Initiate of al-Shaphal - Insight, Religion Dragon Magazine 392
Natural - Follower of Kord - Follower of Kord Insight, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 392
Berserker - Follower of Kord - Follower of Kord Intimidate, Perception Dragon Magazine 392
Tree Talker - Follower of Melora Athletics, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 401
Sea Chaplain - Follower of Melora Endurance, Religion Dragon Magazine 401
Student of Ironstone - Arcana, Athletics, Endurance Dwarven Dragon Magazine 403
Student of Callanar - Arcana, Bluff, History Elven Dragon Magazine 403
Student of Darkness - Arcana, Heal, Religion Dragon Magazine 403
Tower Graduate - Arcana, History, Religion Dragon Magazine 403
Seeker of Rumor - Arcana, Stealth, Thievery Elven Dragon Magazine 403
Sarifal Feywarden - Any fey race but drow Acrobatics, Arcana, Athletics, Stealth Dragon Magazine 405
Callidyrr Dragoon - Human or halfling Athletics, Diplomacy, Insight Dragon Magazine 405
Winterguard Marshal - Perception, Streetwise Elven Dragon Magazine 405
Fey Beast Tamer - Arcana, Nature Heroes of the Feywild
Unseelie Agent - Arcana, Stealth Heroes of the Feywild
Sidhe Lord - Half-elf or race with fey origin Diplomacy, Intimidate Heroes of the Feywild
Tuathan - Human or half-elf Endurance, History Heroes of the Feywild
Treasure Hunter - Arcana, History HS1 The Slaying Stone
Redeemer of the Desecrated - Dungeoneering, Religion HS1 The Slaying Stone
Citizen of Kiris Dahn - Dungeoneering, Streetwise HS1 The Slaying Stone
Defender of the Oppressed - History, Streetwise HS1 The Slaying Stone
Goblin Foe - Intimidate, Perception Goblin HS1 The Slaying Stone
Cult Survivor - Arcana, Athletics, Religion Into the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival Handbook
Longbridge Local - Arcana, History Into the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival Handbook
Inverness Survivor - Arcana, Nature, Religion Into the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival Handbook
Former Cult Sympathizer - Bluff, Insight, Intimidate Into the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival Handbook
Blessed of Zargon - Dungeoneering, Endurance Into the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival Handbook
Barovian Escapee - Perception, Stealth Into the Unknown: The Dungeon Survival Handbook
Martial - Disenchanted - Arcana, Endurance Martial Power 2
Martial - Garrison Child - Athletics, History Martial Power 2
Martial - Scion of a Legend - Bluff, Intimidate Martial Power 2
Martial - Local Hero - Diplomacy, Nature Martial Power 2
Martial - Bearer of the Heirloom - History, Intimidate Martial Power 2
Martial - Guild Orphan - Perception, Thievery Martial Power 2
Fists of Zuoken - Primordial Acrobatics, Religion Psionic Power
Twilight Dreamers - Arcana, Dungeoneering, Religion Psionic Power
Eternal Seekers - Arcana, Insight Psionic Power
Cerulean Adepts - Arcana, Streetwise Deep Speech Psionic Power
School of Unmatched Excellence - Diplomacy, Intimidate The language of the mind Psionic Power
Guiding Hand - Diplomacy, Perception Psionic Power
The Path of Thirty-Seven Obstacles - Endurance, Insight Psionic Power
Keepers of the Internal Sun - History, Perception Draconic Psionic Power
Vile Scholar - Arcana, History The Book of Vile Darkness
Disgraced Noble - Bluff, Diplomacy The Book of Vile Darkness
Infernal Slave - Bluff, Insight The Book of Vile Darkness
Reaver - Endurance, Intimidate The Book of Vile Darkness
Cultist - Stealth, Streetwise The Book of Vile Darkness
Green Moss Guide Racial (Half-Orc) Half-orc Acrobatics, Nature Dragon Magazine 429
Bloodblade Soldier Racial (Half-Orc) Half-orc Athletics, Endurance Dragon Magazine 429
Dust-Treader Skald Racial (Half-Orc) Half-orc Diplomacy, Insight Dragon Magazine 429
Bozak Draconian Racial Dragonborn Arcana, Diplomacy, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 421
Kapak Draconian Racial Dragonborn Intimidate, Stealth, Thievery Dragon Magazine 421

Neverwinter setting[]

Name Type Prerequisite Associated Skills Associated languages Source
Seeker of Illefarn Campaign Eladrin, elf, half-elf Endurance, History, Nature Dragon Magazine 402
Son of Alagondar Campaign Insight, Stealth, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 402
Scion of Shadow Campaign Human, shadar-kai, or shade Arcana, Bluff, Stealth Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Spellscarred Harbinger Campaign Arcana, Heal Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Iliyanbruen Guardian Campaign Eladrin Arcana, Nature Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Uthgardt Barbarian Campaign Human Athletics, Nature Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Bregan D'aerthe Spy Campaign Drow Bluff, Dungeoneering, Stealth Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Renegade Red Wizard Campaign Wizard (mage) Bluff, Heal, Religion, Stealth Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Harper Agent Campaign Bluff, Insight Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Devil's Pawn Campaign Bluff, Religion Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Neverwinter Noble Campaign Human Diplomacy, History Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Heir of Delzoun Campaign Dwarf Dungeoneering, History Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Oghma's Faithful Campaign History, Religion, Streetwise Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Dead Rat Deserter Campaign Human, half-elf, or halfling Intimidate, Stealth, Thievery Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Pack Outcast Campaign Human or shifter Nature, Perception Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Sun Elf Racial Eladrin Arcana, Bluff, History, Insight Draconic Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Wood Elf Racial Elf Diplomacy, Insight, Nature Chondathan, Damaran, Dwarven, Giant, Goblin Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Moon Elf Racial Eladrin Diplomacy, Streetwise Chondathan, Damaran, Untheric Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Gold Dwarf Racial Dwarf Dungeoneering Deep Speech, Elven Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Shield Dwarf Racial Dwarf Dungeoneering, Endurance, Nature Chondathan, Giant Neverwinter Campaign Setting
Wild Elf Racial Elf Nature, Perception, Stealth Neverwinter Campaign Setting

Forgotten Realms[]

Name Type Prerequisite Associated Skills Benefit Source
Flamescarred Adventurers Arcana, History Dragon Magazine 376
Shipmaster's Aide Adventurers Athletics, History Dragon Magazine 376
Extra Muscle Adventurers Athletics, Insight Dragon Magazine 376
Brash Duelist Adventurers Bluff, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 376
High Roller Adventurers Bluff, Streetwise Dragon Magazine 376
Upperdark Slave Adventurers Dungeoneering, Endurance Dragon Magazine 376
Hand-For-Hire Adventurers Heal, Thievery Dragon Magazine 376
Vigilant Informant Adventurers Streetwise, Thievery Dragon Magazine 376
Baldur's Gate (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - Add History to your class skill list. You gain a +2 bonus to History checks. Add Elven to your list of known languages.

    When not shifting, you resemble an elf, not a human. Your face lacks hair, and your skin tone is within the elven range. If you are not shifting, this resemblance allows you to pass as elven with a successful Bluff check against a creature’s passive Insight. If someone makes an active Insight check against you, your Bluff check to disguise your shifter nature suffers a –5 penalty.|| Dragon Magazine 394

Dambrath (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - While you are riding a creature, you can reroll any Acrobatics, Athletics, Endurance, or Stealth check using the creature’s skill check bonus rather than your own. You must use the second result. Dragon Magazine 394
Durpar (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - You can reroll any Dungeoneering check, but you must use the second result. Add Goblin to your list of known languages. Dragon Magazine 394
Luruar (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - You add Chondathan to your list of languages known, you add Intimidate to your class skills list, and you gain a +2 bonus to Perception while you are shifting. Dragon Magazine 394
Luskan (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - You can reroll any Stealth check, but you must keep the second result. Add Shou to your list of known languages. Dragon Magazine 394
Moonshae Isles (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - Add Athletics to your class skill list. You gain a +3 bonus to Athletics checks made to swim, and to any skill or ability check related to piloting water vessels or to moving around on a boat. Add Chondathan to your list of known languages. Dragon Magazine 394
Rashemen (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - You add Damaran to your list of languages known, you add Nature to your class skills list, and you gain a +2 bonus to Bluff, Diplomacy, and Insight checks when dealing with fey. Dragon Magazine 394
Sembia (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - Add Bluff and Diplomacy to your class skill list. Add Netherese to your list of known languages.

    When not shifting, you resemble a human more strongly than is normal for your race. This resemblance allows you to pass as human with a successful Bluff check against a creature’s passive Insight, if you are not shifting. If someone makes an active Insight check against you, your Bluff check to disguise your shifter nature suffers a –5 penalty.|| Dragon Magazine 394

Tethyr (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - Add Stealth to your class skill list. You gain a +2 bonus to Stealth checks. Add Chondathan or Draconic to your list of known languages. Dragon Magazine 394
The Dalelands (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - Add Stealth and Nature to your class skill list. While shifting, you gain a +2 bonus to Intimidate checks. Dragon Magazine 394
The Great Dale (Shifter) Campaign Shifter - You can reroll any Nature check, but you must use the second result. Add Elven to your list of known languages. Dragon Magazine 394
Aglarond Campaign - You add Elven to your list of languages known, you add Perception to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Perception checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Akanûl Campaign - You gain resist 2 cold, resist 2 fire, and resist 2 thunder (or your existing resistance to these damage types increases by 2).

    At 11th level, these values improve to resist 3 (or increase by 3), and at 21st level, they improve to resist 5 (or increase by 5).|| Forgotten Realms Player's Guide

Amn Campaign - You add Streetwise and Thievery to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Streetwise checks and Thievery checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Baldur's Gate Campaign - You know one additional language of your choice, you add the Streetwise skill to your class skill list, and you gain a +2 bonus to Streetwise checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Calimshan Campaign - You gain resist 4 fire and a +5 bonus to Endurance checks made due to thirst.

    At 11th level, your resistance improves to 7. At 21st level, it improves to 10.|| Forgotten Realms Player's Guide

Chessenta Campaign - When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you gain a +1 bonus to all rolls made during the extra action granted. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Cormyr (General) Campaign - You add Insight to your class skill list, you gain a +2 bonus to Insight checks, and you gain a +2 bonus to saving throws against fear effects. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Cormyr (Wheloon) Campaign - If you hail from the prison city of Wheloon, you add Thievery to your class skill list, gain a +2 bonus to Thievery checks, and gain a +2 bonus to saving throws against charm effects. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Dalelands Campaign - You can reroll any Nature check, but you must keep the second result, even if it is worse.

    You also gain a +1 bonus on initiative checks|| Forgotten Realms Player's Guide

Dragon Coast Campaign - You can reroll any Insight check, but you must keep the second result, even if it is worse.

    You also gain one additional language of your choice.|| Forgotten Realms Player's Guide

Durpar Campaign - You gain a +2 bonus to all Perception checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
East Rift Campaign - You gain Deep Speech as an additional language, you add Dungeoneering to your class skill list, and you gain a +2 bonus to Dungeoneering checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Elfharrow Campaign - You add Athletics and Nature to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Athletics checks and Nature checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Gray Vale Campaign - You gain one additional language of your choice, you add Nature to your class skill list, and you gain a +2 bonus to Nature checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Great Dale Campaign - You add Arcana and Nature to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Arcana checks and Nature checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
High Imaskar Campaign - You can reroll any Arcana check, but you must keep the second result, even if it is worse.

    You also know Deep Speech as an additional language.|| Forgotten Realms Player's Guide

Impiltur Campaign - Add the higher of your Wisdom score or your Constitution score to your starting hit points (instead of automatically adding your Constitution score). Your number of healing surges is still based on your Constitution score. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Luruar Campaign - You can reroll any History check, but you must keep the second result, even if it is worse.

    You also gain one additional language of your choice.|| Forgotten Realms Player's Guide

Luskan Campaign - You add Stealth and Thievery to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Stealth checks and Thievery checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Moonshae Isles Campaign - You know Elven as an additional language, and you gain a +2 bonus to saving throws against charm and fear effects. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Myth Drannor (FRPG) Campaign - Once per encounter, you can reroll a failed saving throw against a charm effect. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Narfell Campaign - You add Endurance to your class skill list, and you gain a +3 bonus to Endurance checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Nelanther Isles Campaign - You add Acrobatics and Athletics to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Acrobatics checks and Athletics checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Netheril Campaign - You add Arcana and History to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Arcana checks and History checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Thay Campaign - Add the higher of your Intelligence score or your Constitution score to your starting hit points (instead of automatically adding your Constitution score). Your number of healing surges is still based on your Constitution score. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Tymanther Campaign - You add Athletics to your class skill list, and you gain a +2 bonus to Athletics checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Vilhon Wilds Campaign - You can reroll any Dungeoneering check, but you must keep the second result, even if it is worse.

    You also gain a +1 bonus to initiative checks.|| Forgotten Realms Player's Guide

Waterdeep Campaign - You know one additional language of your choice, you add Diplomacy to your class skill list, and you gain a +2 bonus to Diplomacy checks. Forgotten Realms Player's Guide
Airspur Geography - +2 bonus to Acrobatics and Diplomacy. Dungeon Magazine 172
Zhengyian Blood Mage Geography Human, Half-Orc Arcana, Bluff Dungeon Magazine 177
Scion of the Granite Tower Geography Human or Half-Elf Athletics, Stealth Dungeon Magazine 177
Vault-Warden of the Lost Ways Geography Dwarf Dungeoneering, Endurance Dungeon Magazine 177
Bloodstone Runehammer Geography Dwarf Dungeoneering, Perception Dungeon Magazine 177
Order of the Golden Cup Geography Human Heal, Insight Dungeon Magazine 177
Spysong Troubadour Geography Human History, Streetwise Dungeon Magazine 177
Telosian Scamp Geography Halfling Intimidate, Streetwise Dungeon Magazine 177
Spirit Hunter of the White Worm Geography Human Nature, Endurance Dungeon Magazine 177
Blood of the Darkwalker Racial Shifter - Dragon Magazine 376
Fastpaw Racial Gnome - Dragon Magazine 376
Greenbeard Racial Dwarf - Dragon Magazine 376
Knight of Synnoria Racial Eladrin - Dragon Magazine 376
Lashrael Crusader Racial Eladrin - Dragon Magazine 376
Northman Reaver Racial Human - Dragon Magazine 376
Skinwalker Racial Elf - Dragon Magazine 376
Totem-Mystic Racial Elf - Dragon Magazine 376
Wrath of the Ancients Racial Deva - Dragon Magazine 376
Sarifal Regional - You gain Terrain Walk in one of the following environments, allowing you to bypass difficult terrain: Earth, Forest, Ice, or Swamp. See the Monster Manual, page 283. Dragon Magazine 376
Tarmalune Regional - When you spend an action point to take an extra action, you gain a +1 bonus to speed until the end of your turn. You also gain a +2 bonus to all Diplomacy checks. Dragon Magazine 376
Windrise Ports Regional - You add one additional skill to your list of class skills when you select this background. You also gain one additional language of your choice.


Dragon Magazine 376
Halaster’s Clone - Arcana, Insight Dragon Magazine 409
Masked Lord - Diplomacy, History Dragon Magazine 409
Blackstaff Apprentice - Dungeoneering, History, Nature, Religion Dragon Magazine 409

Eberron[]

Name Type Prerequisite Associated Skills Source
Deserter Adulthood Endurance, Bluff Eberron Player's Guide
Mist-Touched Adulthood Endurance, Intimidate Eberron Player's Guide
Refugee (Eberron Player's Guide) Adulthood Endurance, Streetwise Eberron Player's Guide
Child of Two Worlds Birth you can choose an associated skill from either region of your origin. Eberron Player's Guide
Mad Wanderer Campaign Follower of the Traveler Bluff, Stealth Dragon Magazine 382
Valenar Geography Acrobatics, Athletics Eberron Player's Guide
Aundair (City) Geography Arcana, History Eberron Player's Guide
Aerenal Geography Arcana, Religion Eberron Player's Guide
Argonnessen Geography Athletics, Arcana Eberron Player's Guide
Darguun Geography Athletics, Endurance Eberron Player's Guide
Talenta Plains Geography Athletics, Endurance Eberron Player's Guide
Karrnath Geography Athletics, Intimidate Eberron Player's Guide
Eldeen Reaches Geography Athletics, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Lhazaar Principalities Geography Athletics, Thievery Eberron Player's Guide
Zilargo Geography Bluff, Insight Eberron Player's Guide
Sarlona Geography Diplomacy, Endurance Eberron Player's Guide
Breland Geography Diplomacy, Insight Eberron Player's Guide
Khyber Geography Dungeoneering, Endurance Eberron Player's Guide
Mror Holds Geography Dungeoneering, Endurance Eberron Player's Guide
Droaam Geography Dungeoneering, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Aundair (Small village) Geography Endurance, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Q’barra Geography Endurance, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
The Frostfell (Eberron Player's Guide) Geography Endurance, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Demon Wastes Geography Endurance, Religion Eberron Player's Guide
Mournland (Cyre) Geography Endurance,Streetwise Eberron Player's Guide
Shadow Marches Geography Heal, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Sharn Geography Insight, Streetwise Eberron Player's Guide
Thrane Geography Intimidate,Religion Eberron Player's Guide
Xen’drik Geography Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Cannith Inventor House Cannith Arcana Eberron Player's Guide
Cannith Warforged House Cannith Diplomacy, Insight Eberron Player's Guide
Cannith Tinker House Cannith Streetwise, Thievery Eberron Player's Guide
Deneith Mercenary House Deneith History, Intimidate Eberron Player's Guide
Deneith Bodyguard House Deneith Insight, Perception Eberron Player's Guide
Marshal’s Deputy House Deneith Intimidate, Streetwise Eberron Player's Guide
Ghallanda Dawn-Builder House Ghallanda Diplomacy, History Eberron Player's Guide
Wandering Inn Traveler House Ghallanda Endurance, Streetwise Eberron Player's Guide
Ghallanda Enclave Guard House Ghallanda Perception, Insight Eberron Player's Guide
Jorasco Medic House Jorasco Heal Eberron Player's Guide
Jorasco Investigator House Jorasco Heal, Insight Eberron Player's Guide
Follower of Sahemi House Jorasco Heal, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Iron Gatekeeper House Kundarak Arcana, Thievery Eberron Player's Guide
Ghorad’din Recruit House Kundarak Bluff, Stealth Eberron Player's Guide
Korunda Vault-Keeper House Kundarak Dungeoneering, History Eberron Player's Guide
Lyrandar Privateer House Lyrandar Acrobatics, Athletics Eberron Player's Guide
Lyrandar Raincaller House Lyrandar Athletics, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Lyrandar Airship Sailor House Lyrandar Athletics, Perception Eberron Player's Guide
Basilisk’s Gaze House Medani Arcana, Perception Eberron Player's Guide
Thousand Yard Stare House Medani Endurance, Perception Eberron Player's Guide
Orien Courier House Orien Acrobatics, Stealth Eberron Player's Guide
Orien Smuggler House Orien Acrobatics, Stealth Eberron Player's Guide
Caravan Scout House Orien Athletics, Perception Eberron Player's Guide
Shadow Acrobat House Phiarlan Acrobatics, Athletics Eberron Player's Guide
Phiarlan Archivist House Phiarlan Arcana, History Eberron Player's Guide
Tasker’s Dream House Sivis Arcana, Insight Eberron Player's Guide
Prophecy Sage House Sivis Arcana,Diplomacy Eberron Player's Guide
War Courier House Sivis Athletics, Stealth Eberron Player's Guide
Tharashk Gatekeeper House Tharashk Arcana, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Tharashk Prospector House Tharashk Dungeoneering, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Liondrake’s Roar Mercenary House Tharashk Nature, Dungeoneering Eberron Player's Guide
Thuranni Stonespur Recruit House Thuranni Acrobatics, Stealth Eberron Player's Guide
Dragon’s Path House Thuranni Arcana, History Eberron Player's Guide
Clandestine Courtier House Thuranni Bluff, Insight Eberron Player's Guide
Vadalis Griffon Rider House Vadalis Acrobatics, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Vadalis Handler House Vadalis Dungeoneering, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Vadalis Botanist House Vadalis Heal, Nature Eberron Player's Guide
Enlisted Soldier Occupation Athletics, Endurance Eberron Player's Guide
Commissioned Officer Occupation Insight, Intimidate Eberron Player's Guide
Inquisitive Occupation Insight, Streetwise Eberron Player's Guide
Mental Bastion Racial Kalashtar Arcana, Insight Eberron Player's Guide
Unstoppable Soldier Racial Warforged Athletics, Endurance Eberron Player's Guide
Natural Chameleon Racial Changeling Bluff, Stealth Eberron Player's Guide
Cultural Assimilator Racial Changeling Diplomacy, Insight Eberron Player's Guide
Vigilant Racial Kalashtar Insight, Intimidate Eberron Player's Guide

Dark Sun[]

Name Type Prerequisite Associated Skills Associated languages Source
Spirit Binder Campaign Arcana, Nature Dragon Magazine 395
Silver Wind's Envoy Campaign Bluff, Stealth Dragon Magazine 395
Spirit Clutch Campaign Endurance, History Dragon Magazine 395
Nightmares of Defiling Campaign Intimidate, Nature Dragon Magazine 395
Balance-Seeker Campaign Genasi Arcana, Nature Dragon Magazine 396
Reclaimed Birthright Campaign Genasi History, Intimidate Dragon Magazine 396
Half-Elemental Refugee Campaign Genasi Perception, Stealth Dragon Magazine 396
Forked Tongue - Merchant/Trader Geography Acrobatics, Endurance Dwarven or Giant Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Forked Tongue - Ruin Gleaner Geography Acrobatics, Endurance Dwarven or Giant Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Forked Tongue - Village Speaker Geography Acrobatics, Endurance Dwarven or Giant Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Nibenay - Gifted Dancer Geography Acrobatics, Insight Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Nibenay - Walker of the Exalted Path Geography Acrobatics, Insight Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Sea of Silt - Archipelagan Geography Acrobatics, Nature Giant Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Sea of Silt - Silt Pirate Geography Acrobatics, Nature Giant Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Ringing Mountains - Isolated Monastery Geography Athletics, Nature Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Ringing Mountains - Mountain Tribe Geography Athletics, Nature Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Ringing Mountains - Prospector Geography Athletics, Nature Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Balic - Legionary Geography Athletics, Streetwise Giant Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Balic - Patrician Geography Athletics, Streetwise Giant Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Balic - Silt Sailor Geography Athletics, Streetwise Giant Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Road of Kings - Druid Initiate Geography Bluff, Thievery Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Road of Kings - Failed Merchant Geography Bluff, Thievery Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Road of Kings - Yaramite Descendant Geography Bluff, Thievery Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Tablelands - Herder Geography Diplomacy, Endurance Thri-Kreen Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Tablelands - Hopeful Entrepreneur Geography Diplomacy, Endurance Thri-Kreen Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Tablelands - Land's Guardian Geography Diplomacy, Endurance Thri-Kreen Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Ivory Triangle - Beleaguered Sentry Geography Endurance, Perception Deep Speech Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Ivory Triangle - Driven Bounty Hunter Geography Endurance, Perception Deep Speech Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Ivory Triangle - Hardened Traveler Geography Endurance, Perception Deep Speech Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Ivory Triangle - Wanted in the Seven Cities Geography Endurance, Perception Deep Speech Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Tyr - Embedded Spy Geography Endurance, Streetwise Elven Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Tyr - Freed Slave Geography Endurance, Streetwise Elven Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Tyr - Noble of Conscience Geography Endurance, Streetwise Elven Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Tyr - Revolutionary Geography Endurance, Streetwise Elven Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Southern Wastes - Tamwar Dervish Geography History, Nature Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Gulg - Enlightened Seer Geography Insight, Stealth Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Gulg - Judaga Geography Insight, Stealth Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Gulg - Paper Wasp Geography Insight, Stealth Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Urik - Gifted Potter Geography Insight, Streetwise Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Urik - Scarred Miner Geography Insight, Streetwise Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Urik - Watchful Astronomer Geography Insight, Streetwise Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Forest Ridge - Acclimated Trader Geography Nature, Perception Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Forest Ridge - Liberator Geography Nature, Perception Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Forest Ridge - Spirit Guided Geography Nature, Perception Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Southern Wastes - Secret Order Geography Nature, Perception Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Western Hinterlands - Feral Foundling Geography Nature, Stealth Thri-Kreen Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Western Hinterlands - Hunting Tribe Geography Nature, Stealth Thri-Kreen Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Western Hinterlands - Outcast Geography Nature, Stealth Thri-Kreen Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Draj - Calmec Scribe Geography Religion, Stealth Abyssal Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Draj - Jasuan Knight Geography Religion, Stealth Abyssal Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Draj - Pochte Trader Geography Religion, Stealth Abyssal Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Raam - Badna Dedicate Geography Religion, Streetwise Elven Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Raam - Dedicated Rebel Geography Religion, Streetwise Elven Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Raam - Honest Mansabdar Geography Religion, Streetwise Elven Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Heartless Mercenary Racial Half-elf Acrobatics, Stealth Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Spellscale Racial Dragonborn Arcana, Intimidate Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Half-Giant Laborer Racial Goliath Athletics, Endurance Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Charlatan Racial Half-elf Bluff, Streetwise Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Explorer of the World Racial Thri-kreen race Diplomacy, Heal Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Follower of the Great One Racial Thri-kreen race Diplomacy, History Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Seeking Redemption Racial Tiefling Diplomacy, Insight Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Desert Miner Racial Dwarf Dungeoneering, Nature Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Broken, Beaten, Scarred Racial Mul Endurance, Heal Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Last of the Clutch Racial Thri-kreen race Endurance, Insight Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Freedom's Call Racial Mul Endurance, Intimidate Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Hunter Racial Halfling Endurance, Intimidate Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Exiled Survivor Racial Half-elf Endurance, Nature Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Haunted Survivor Racial Eladrin Endurance, Nature Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Sand Raider Racial Elf Endurance, Stealth Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Nature's Protector Racial Halfling Heal, Nature Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Clanblade Racial Dragonborn Insight, Streetwise Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Skilled Artisan Racial Dwarf Insight, Streetwise Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Feed the Debt Racial Tiefling Intimidate, Stealth Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Feral Raider Racial Goliath Intimidate, Stealth Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Noble's Guard Racial Goliath Intimidate, Streetwise Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Tattooed Warrior Racial Mul Intimidate, Streetwise Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Veiled Warrior Racial Eladrin Nature, Stealth Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Renegade Mercenary Racial Halfling Perception, Stealth Dark Sun Campaign Setting
Market Thief Racial Elf Streetwise, Thievery Dark Sun Campaign Setting

Scales of War[]

Name Type Benefit Source
Apprentice of Sinister Cabal Campaign You add Arcana and Dungeoneering to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Arcana and Dungeoneering checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Arcane Student Who Saw Too Much Campaign You receive a +1 bonus to saving throws to end effects that daze, stun, immobilize, or restrain you. Dragon Magazine 366
Assassin Campaign You add Arcana and Stealth to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Arcana and Stealth checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Auspicious Birth Campaign You substitute your highest ability score for Constitution to determine your initial hit points. Dragon Magazine 366
Born Under a Bad Sign Campaign You substitute your highest ability score for Constitution to determine your initial hit points. Dragon Magazine 366
Brother in Battle Campaign You add Endurance to your class skill list, and you gain a +3 bonus to Endurance checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Cat Burglar Campaign You add Athletics and Thievery to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Athletics and Thievery checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Cloistered Priest Campaign You add Religion to your class skill list, and you gain a +3 bonus to Religion checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Con Artist Campaign You add Bluff and Thievery to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Bluff and Thievery checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Crusading Zealot Campaign You gain a +1 bonus to saving throws until you fail a saving throw, and then the bonus is gone until you rest. Dragon Magazine 366
Cult Escapee Campaign You add Arcana and Bluff to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Arcana and Bluff checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Detective Campaign You add Perception and Insight to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Perception and Insight checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Eldritch Harlequin Campaign You add Bluff and Thievery to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Bluff and Thievery checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Explorer/Guide Campaign Learn an extra language of your choice, add Nature to your class skill list, and you gain a +2 bonus to Nature checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Forest Warden Campaign You add Nature and Perception to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Nature and Perception checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Former Barbarian Campaign You add Nature to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Nature checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Former Gladiator Campaign It takes four failed death saves to kill you. Dragon Magazine 366
Fugitive from a Vengeful Rival Campaign You add Bluff and Stealth to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Bluff and Stealth checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Gritty Sergeant Campaign You gain proficiency in a simple or military weapon of your choice, and you gain a +1 bonus to initiative checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Haunted Veteran Campaign Once per encounter, reroll a failed saving throw against a fear effect. Dragon Magazine 366
Imbuer Campaign You can construct your own implements and wondrous items, given proper tools and raw materials. Making an implement takes two days, and making a wondrous item takes four days. Doing so confers no economic advantage, however. The item ultimately costs the same as it would if you’d purchased it directly. And you can cast Creation rituals as if you had the Ritual Caster feat. Dragon Magazine 366
Last of the Breed Campaign You add Endurance and Perception to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Endurance and Perception checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Magic Scholar Campaign You add Arcana and History to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Arcana and History checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Merchant Prince Campaign Learn an extra language of your choice, add Insight to your class skill list, and you gain a +2 bonus to Insight checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Missing Master Campaign You add Perception and Insight to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Perception and Insight checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Monster Hunter Campaign You gain a +2 bonus whenever you use a knowledge skill to make a monster knowledge check . Dragon Magazine 366
Noble Bred for War Campaign You gain proficiency in a simple or military weapon of your choice, and you gain a +1 bonus to Diplomacy checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Noble Scion Campaign You add a knowledge skill of your choice to your class skill list, and you gain a +2 bonus to checks with that skill. Dragon Magazine 366
Officer Who Came Out of Retirement Campaign You gain a +1 bonus to initiative checks, you add History to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to History checks. Dragon Magazine 366
On the Run from the Devil Campaign You add Bluff and Perception to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Bluff and Perception checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Political Rebel Campaign You add Diplomacy and Streetwise to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Diplomacy and Streetwise checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Prison Conversion Campaign You add Streetwise to your class skill list, and you gain a +3 bonus to Streetwise checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Recent Convert Campaign Once per encounter, reroll a failed saving throw against a charm effect. Dragon Magazine 366
Redemption Seeker Campaign You add Diplomacy and Insight to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Diplomacy and Insight checks. Dragon Magazine 366
River Smuggler Campaign You add Athletics and Streetwise to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Athletics and Streetwise checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Scion of an Ancient Bloodline Campaign You add History to your class skill list, and you gain a +3 bonus to History checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Scorned Noble Campaign You are used to going it alone. You gain a +2 bonus to saving throws whenever no allies are within 5 squares of you. Dragon Magazine 366
Seducer Campaign You add Bluff and Insight to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Bluff and Insight checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Seeker for the Lost Clan Campaign You add History and Dungeoneering to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to History and Dungeoneering checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Silent Hunter Campaign You add Stealth and Perception to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Stealth and Perception checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Street Urchin Campaign You add Intimidate and Streetwise to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Intimidate and Streetwise checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Trained from Birth for a Specific Prophecy Campaign Once per day, you can reroll an initiative check if you don’t like the result. You keep the second result whether it’s better, the same, or worse. Dragon Magazine 366
Traveling Missionary Campaign Learn an extra language of your choice, add Religion to your class skill list, and gain a +2 bonus to Religion checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Vet Who Can’t Let Go Campaign You add History and Intimidate to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to History and Intimidate checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Wandering Duelist Campaign You add Intimidate to your class skill list and give yourself a +3 bonus to Intimidate checks. Dragon Magazine 366
Wandering Mercenary Campaign It takes four failed death saves to kill you. Dragon Magazine 366
Warsmith Campaign You can construct your own weapons and armor, given proper tools and raw materials. Making a weapon takes two days, and making armor takes four days. Doing so confers no economic advantage, however. The item ultimately costs the same as it would if you’d purchased it directly. And you can cast Creation rituals as if you had the Ritual Caster feat. Dragon Magazine 366
Young Cutthroat Campaign You add Intimidate and Thievery to your class skill list, and you gain a +1 bonus to Intimidate and Thievery checks. Dragon Magazine 366

Encounters[]

Name Type Associated Skills Source
Myth Drannor Campaign Arcana, Nature Web of the Spider Queen
Shadowdale Campaign Diplomacy, Nature Web of the Spider Queen
Deep Wastes Campaign Dungeoneering, Nature Web of the Spider Queen

See also[]

  • Dragon Magazine 383 Page 79, Where do I Come From, tables for generating a random background generator.
  • Dragon Magazine 395, A Little Help from Your Friends, which allows linking friends from your background.
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