Plaintiff 5E Background

Hello adventurers! welcome to my spellbook and thank you so much for checking out the 40th episode of our background series. In any case today we are going to be talking about the plaintiff today which is a background found in the acquisitions incorporated book.

So you know it’s probably going to be good for some laughs. That being said if you haven’t seen rest of our backgrounds yet please go to this page for more updated backgrounds and for greater context. That being said let’s dive right into it’s description.


Basically, as per this dnd 5e plaintiff background you were one of the victims of a legal incident which was ostensibly a fault of the Acquisitions Incorporated. Or else at least which is what the local magistrate said. But of course before the final ruling could have been handed down, also the Acquisitions Incorporated sponsored you a job!

Although if you have lack of knowledge on how to sling spells or else swing the sword, they actually have been promised to teach you. By the promise of an untold treasures and also the realms of magic and even the mystery just to a dungeon away, you could left your old life to its behind. Now the world of an adventure is yours only.

Just initial here and the sign here and here. Absolve the acq inc of all the former claims, and also acknowledge you understand past outcomes don’t guarantee future results.

Needless to say acquisitions incorporated the book for sure but even the games, they’re kind of written and ran away with a lot more humorous elements. It’s always good for a laugh and i don’t know i just kind of like, i like their energy that makes sense. That being said, let’s move on to some mechanics here.


Under skill proficiencies you have medicine and persuasion both of which are incredibly useful. Under tool proficiency you have one type of artisan’s tools probably going to go with the herbalist kit, i think that’s going to be one of the more common ones and any one language of your choice.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Medicine, Persuasion
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of artisan’s tools
  • Languages: Any one of your choice
  • Equipment: One set of artisan’s tools, fine clothes, 20 gp

Also check entertainer background 5e

In terms of equipment you don’t have a ton but you do have is pretty alright! One set of artisan’s tools which is always great, fine clothes and 20 gp which puts you at double with the averages. Really nice stuff, now let’s move on to its feature which is called legalese.

Feature: Legalese

Actually, being a d&d Plaintiff background you have much experience with your local legal system which has been given you a firm knowledge of the ins and also outs of that specific system.

Even though whenever the law has not been on to your side, you also can easily use the complex terms like an ex injuria jus non oritur and also the cogitationis poenam nemo patitur (injury law does not rise and also the device suffers no penalty) to frighten any kind of peoples into deep thinking that you know what you’re talking about (that means you are not insane mood).

Also by the common folks those who are not known anything better, and even you know that you able to intimidate or else deceive to get the favors or else the special treatment.

This is really interesting and this is what i do like. If you are planning on taking this background i would recommend understanding the pronunciation of a couple of these words just to really sell the point home. This is one of those background features that is to some degree based off of the players role playing skills in addition to whatever roles they make.

So it is really cool! gives you a lot to work with and is likely to lead you to some rather interesting scenarios. In any case, let’s move on to some suggested characteristics here.

Suggested Characteristics

As we know this plaintiff background 5e has come in various forms. Such as some of them are innocent bystanders those who want it only fair compensation for the sake of their injuries. Any how some of the others are mush professional courtroom operatives, those are going to extreme lengths to be appear wronged in pursuit of the largest payout.

Personality Traits

For the personality trait i went with ” I have always tried to make the best of a bad situation.”

D8Personality Traits
1I can't believe I have a chance to join Acquisitions Incorporated! The fun I'm going to have!
2I've been wronged my entire life, and the world owes me.
3I have always tried to make the best of a bad situation.
4The law doesn't protect the honest and the hard working. I'm going to do whatever needs to be done to make things right.
5I'm always in the wrong place at the wrong time.
6My superiors are smarter and wiser than I am. I do what I'm told.
7Never pass up the opportunity to make an easy bit of coin. That's my motto.
8I'm beginning to feel like the gods are not on my side.


Under ideal i went with “Justice: Those who break the law need to answer for their crimes. And this will take you towards the lawful direction.”

1Justice: Those who break the law need to answer for their crimes. (Lawful)
2Freedom: People must have the freedom to do what they want and pursue their dreams. (Chaotic)
3Greed: Everyone I see is getting theirs, so I'm surely going to get mine. (Evil)
4Chaos: You're out of order! And you're out of order! This whole realm is out of order! (Chaotic)
5Humility: I'm just a small part of a larger whole. So is everyone else. (Neutral)
6Responsibility: We all have our roles to play. I'll hold up my end of the bargain. (Any)


Under bond “My parents worry about me, but i’ll make them proud.”

1Others hurt in the same accident that hurt me are my new family. I'll make sure they're taken care of.
2The rulers of this place were kind to me, and they have my lifelong devotion.
3My parents worry about me, but I'll make them proud.
4The only bond that matters is the one holding my money pouch to my belt.
5The other new hires at Acquisitions Incorporated are my allies. We have each other's backs.
6My legal counsel is my best friend. I owe all my forthcoming opportunities to their hard work.


Under flaw “Three magic beans for just one cow? What a deal!”

1The person who gains the most reward for the least effort wins.
2Three magic beans for just one cow? What a deal!
3I have only one vice, but it controls my life.
4Sleep is for the weak. We need to keep training more if we're going to be ready for the challenges ahead.
5Until my songs are sung in every tavern in this realm, I won't be satisfied.
6If people find me unpleasant, that's their problem.

So in terms of this character’s likely attitude and personality you’re gonna have someone who is quite the optimist always believes that people are inherently good, may be to their own detriment and it has a strong sense of moral justice and wants to make a name for themselves in the world.

Overall really neat, very interesting and gives you a lot of different directions. Not to mention the fact that you have parents in the first place make you a no doubt stand out amongst your current adventuring party. Really cool stuff! Now let’s dive into my personal thoughts.


I’m  huge fan of almost everything from the Acq Inc book. However you know if you’re looking for pure min maxing optimization this is likely not going to be the background for you. Its mechanics are quite strong, but its feature is sadly lacking relative to a lot of the backgrounds, the ravnican backgrounds in particular heart would hardly hold a candle to this.

That being said, if you’re playing for enjoyment i have no doubt in my mind that you will likely reap that in spades coming out of the plaintiff.


However let me know what you think down beneath in the comment section. Mention any thoughts, questions, comments, or concerns you have regarding this background and of course if you have any cool ideas or stories of your own feel free to include them in the comments section as well. I hope you all have a great day and as always happy adventuring everyone.

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