Gambler Background 5E

Here as per this gambler homebrew background 5e the pitter patterof a dice rolling on the wooden table, the soft noise of shuffling playing cards, of course the pings and the clinks of gold pieces hitting a table: so these sounds are like an angelic symphony to you. That’s why win or lose, you are almost drawn to the gambling like a bee to the flowers.

Here are some curious questions about this gambler homebrew dnd 5e background; Are you the type that constantly bluffs, or the kind that doesn’t know what a poker face is? Do you spend your nights raking in large sums of gold? Or do you barely scrape by on your winnings? And most importantly, what is your preferred game; dice, cards, chariot races? Or are you the sort that tries everything to earn gold?

No matter whatever your preference is, here the fact could remain the same; you are a gambler and of course you have come here to play.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Deception, Sleight of Hand
  • Tool Proficiencies: Two types of gaming sets
  • Equipment: Dice set, playing card set, fine clothes, and a belt pouch containing 5 gp.

Feature: Let’s Make Things Interesting

As per this feature you are able to convince almost anyone to put up something that they are not willing to part with (property, information, coin, or an item) by simply putting up something which you have, in the game of choice. Of course your dungeon master might be ruled which they would only agree to the game of their choosing and of course they would feel the odds that are heavily stacked in their favor. So that roll for the sake of charisma, but if it used many times in the succession the DM could institute the temporary negative modifier upon your charisma rolls.

Suggested Characteristics

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I like to impress everyone I meet with a simple trick or quick joke.
2I would bet good coin on anything, even simple activities.
3Every situation is an excuse for me to share some tidbit of gambling wisdom.
4I try to be unpredictable, so no one will ever know when I'm bluffing.
5It's not about the money for me. I give away everything I win.
6I'm playing the long con, and every action I take is part of the game.
7I tend to make friends out of enemies, and enemies out of friends.
8I gambled big and lost. Never again.

Ideal

d6Ideal
1Risk: Nothing is worth doing if it's a sure thing. (Chaotic)
2Victory: Never make a bet unless you're sure you can win. (Lawful)
3Greed: Anything that isn't mine soon will be (Evil)
4Joy: Everyone would be much happier if they pulled up a chair, had a drink, and played a few hands. (Good).
5Surprise: Life is worth living because you never know how the dice will land. (Any)
6The Game: Every moment of your life you have to make a choice. Never stop playing. (Any)

Bond

d6Bond
1I owe a lot of money to the wrong kind of people.
2My greatest opponent is my best friend. We always know when the other is bluffing.
3I have to win big to send money home to my family, even if I can never see them again.
4I won big against a member of the noble family, but they didn't take it personally. Now I'm teaching them how to play like a professional in secret.
5I promised my parents I would stop taking chances. We'll see how long that lasts.
6I hide my gambling behind a normal life. My friends have no idea who I really am.

Flaw

d6Flaw
1I can't step away from the table while I'm losing.
2Coin doesn't last long in my pocket. I have to risk it or spend it.
3Everyone has a price. Mine happens to be pretty low.
4If I find someone smarter than me, I will take them down.
5I would rather lose honestly than lie to win.
6I like to think I could drink anyone under the table, but really I'm a lightweight.

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