Cursed Background 5E

Woe is you, the unfortunate soul.  Being this cursed background 5e in homebrew you have almost been cursed, it may whether from birth or some unfortunate series of the events and of course this curse could holds sway over your life. Of course you’re always not to be sure if the curse could be broken, but in a certain way your life would be much more pleasant without it.

So, each and every time the fates could be seem like to be working in your favor some disaster strikes and of course they suddenly all of your efforts seem thwarted. You may be at the times feel helpless against to the power of this curse, or else it may be you do reject these dark fortunes and also strive against to them. In an end though, the luck would not be on your side. It is always up to you and also your DM to determine what type of effects your curse may have on you beyond to what has been detailed in this d&d 5e cursed homebrew background.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Perception, and one of the following that is associated with your curse’s origin: Arcana, Nature, Religion
  • Tool Proficiencies: One of your choice
  • Languages: One of your choice
  • Equipment: Religious book, thyme, a set of common clothes, and a small pouch with 15gp, and a gothic trinket.

Origin of Curse

As per this origin of curse you have a question i.e., What cursed you?

d10Origin
1Demonic: A demon has placed this curse upon you.
2Divine: A good or evil deity has cursed you.
3Primal: The spirits of nature or a primordial has cursed you.
4Fey: An elven or other fey creature has set a curse on you.
5Arcane: A wizard or other arcane force has stricken you with a curse.
6Draconic: A dragon saw it fit to curse you.
7Elemental: An elemental or the elements themselves have conspired and cursed you.
8Immortal: An immortal being, neither divine nor demonic, has found amusement in cursing you.
9Aberration: A being from beyond your plane has inflicted a curse upon you, whether it knows is the question.
10Unknown: Somehow, you are so unlucky it is considered a curse.

Feature: Curse Catcher

As per this curse catcher feature you are drawn to the others those who has been under the influence of a curse or the similar magics. The NPCs which are suffering from the curse would be drawn to you, and also you to them.  But in an addition to this, you’ve an eye for the sake of different curses who are similar to your own. However you can determine if the curse shares are its origin by your own (demonic, fey, primal, etc.) because of your lengthy time has been spent under the influence of the curse.

Suggested Characteristics

Personality Traits
d8Personality Trait
1I'm incredibly optimistic in the face of my terrible curse.
2I get angry when I hear people complaining about their lives. They don't know what true misfortune is!
3I engage in a variety of rituals to attempt to lessen my curse.
4I am fearful of creatures that share an origin with my curse.
5I pray frequently, hoping the gods will break my curse.
6I always try to persevere when the odds are against me.
7Taking risks is worth it, if it gives me a chance to test the curse's power.
8I am often melancholic when presented with the effects of my curse.
Ideals
d6Ideal
1Fate I was cursed for a reason, and therefore I will live with this burden. (Lawful)
2Experimental Perhaps this will break the curse! No? Well, then maybe I'll give this a try! Not that either? Then maybe... (Chaotic)
3Suffering If I must bear this pain then so shall the world! (Evil)
4Defiance I will do the one thing that this curse cannot stop me from doing... ignoring it. (Any)
5Retribution My ancestors deserved this curse but I will do whatever i must to cleanse my bloodline! (Chaotic)
6Triumph Each victory I have is precious, for each one is a blow against my curse! (Good)
Bond
d6Bond
1The being that cursed me knows a dark secret about me or my bloodline. This is payment for them keeping silent.
2This curse pushed my family or lover away. I would do anything to get them back.
3I had a master who died in an attempt to remove my curse.
4I took the place of the one who was supposed to have this curse.
5I've been kicked out of towns and cities before because they were afraid I'd bring bad luck.
6I almost had a lover once but they fled when they found out. It was probably my lowest point.
Flaw
d6Flaw
1I blame misfortune on the curse even when I know it was my own actions that caused it.
2I secretly wish I could transfer my curse onto another to escape it, no matter who that person is.
3I have become cold and bitter as the curse has pushed people away.
4I am afflicted with devastating nightmares and sometimes have panic attacks.
5I am slow to trust others. After all, others cursed me once, and I've never cursed anyone!
6I hate it when other people refer to me as "cursed" or "unfortunate", and will get verbal when they do.

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