Alcoholic Scientist Background 5E

As per this Alcoholic Scientist Homebrew Background 5E you’re the brilliant scientist, you’re well-known for your advancements and also the contributions to the fields depends upon your choice. Of course you’ve a tutored to many of a bright-eyed student, also sending them on their specific way for becoming as intelligent as yourself. Of course your students are quite familiar with the sight of you’ve passed out, facedown, on your desk, several empty flasks scattered among your notes.

So, as long as you could remember, even though that is not saying much, in that way you’ve been an avid enjoyer of alcohol, despite of your scientific background. Here are few questions about yourself…..Do you drink to cope with stress? Or is it merely a tool to help unlock the secrets of the world? Do you regulate your alcoholism, and only drink when working, or has it completely spiraled out of control, requiring your colleagues and students to care for you after another one of your drunken benders?

  • Skill Proficiencies: Perception, Investigation
  • Tool Proficiencies: Tinker’s tools and Calligrapher’s supplies
  • Equipment: A backpack, a set of lab coats, a bedroll, a pouch containing 15 gp, lab notes on the experiment, three flasks of alcohol, three empty flasks, an ink bottle, a feather pen, and a chess set.

Feature: Intoxicated Teacher

You do drink. A lot. No, really, you have the serious problem. Unfortunately in some specific terms of your recovery, you’ve been found that drinking, to the particular extent, it helps organize your slightly scattered mind, and of course it also makes previously difficult for understanding the different concepts much easier for parse and work through.

While you drunk, your character is somehow capable of finding the just right words to explain any type of concepts which are related to your scientific platform, no matter how complicated it is, but in simple enough terminology that anyone are listening would be able to garner at least the basic understanding to it.

Suggested Characteristics

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I’m fascinated by technology.
2I don’t understand the role of religion.
3I often enjoy analyzing the people around me.
4I always have a plan for what to do when things go wrong.
5I'll settle for nothing less than perfection.
6I can't help but grow excited over the possibility of a new student.
7I am utterly serene, even in the face of disaster.
8I use polysyllabic words to convey the impression of great erudition.


1Sincerity. There's no good pretending to be something I'm not. (Neutral)
2Aspiration. I'm determined to make something of myself. (Any)
3Creativity. The world is in need of new ideas and bold action. (Chaotic)
4Respect. People deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. (Good)
5Logic. Emotions must not cloud our sense of what is right and true, or our logical thinking. (Lawful)
6Knowledge. The path to power and self-improvement is through knowledge. (Neutral)


1I am often considered a disgrace to the scientific community due to my bad habits.
2I ruined my colleagues' research while I was drunk. I'll do whatever it takes to replace it.
3The university where I learned my trade is the most important place in the world to me.
4It is my duty to protect my students, no matters how many drinks I've had.
5I work to preserve a library, university, alchemical lab, or monastery.
6I owe a debt I can never repay to the people who helped me with my alcoholism.


1I'm as stubborn as a mule, and refuse to admit I have a problem.
2I am infamous for showing up to serious events completely wasted.
3My curiosity always made me a bit oblivious to danger. That lack of awareness is only magnified when I'm tipsy.
4I suffer from racing thoughts; a few drinks slows my mind down enough to focus.
5I feel horrible guilt surrounding my addiction, and try to hide it whenever possible.
6If I were forced to pick between my research or feeding my cravings, I'd choose the booze any day.

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