Urban Bounty Hunter 5e Background for D&D

Before you became an adventurer, your life was already filled with conflict and excitement, because you made a living tracking down people for pay. Unlike some people that collect bounties, though, you are not a savage who follows quarry into or through the wilderness. You’re involved during a lucrative trade, within the place where you reside, that routinely tests your skills and survival instincts. What’s more, you are not alone, as a bounty hunter within the wild would be: you routinely interact with both the criminal subculture and other bounty hunters, maintaining contacts in both areas to assist you to succeed.

You might be a cunning thief-catcher, prowling the rooftops to catch one among the myriad burglars of the town. Perhaps you’re someone who has your ear to the road, conscious of the doings of thieves’ guilds and street gangs. You would possibly be a “velvet mask” bounty hunter, one who blends in with society and noble circles so as to catch the criminals that feed on the rich, whether pickpockets or con artists.

Urban Bounty Hunter 5e

Urban Bounty Hunter 5e

Skill Proficiencies: Choose two from among Deception, Insight, Persuasion, and Stealth
Tool Proficiencies: Choose two from among one type of gaming set, musical instrument, and thieves’ tools
Languages:
Feature: Ear to the Ground

Personality Traits

D8Personality Trait
1I always have a plan for what to do when things go wrong.
2I am always calm, no matter what the situation.
I never raise my voice or let my emotions control me.
3The first thing I do in a new place is note the locations of everything valuable-or where such things could be hidden.
4I would rather make a new friend than a new enemy.
5I am incredibly slow to trust.
Those who seem the fairest often have the most to hide.
6I don't pay attention to the risks in a situation.
Never tell me the odds.
7The best way to get me to do something is to tell me I can't do it.
8I blow up at the slightest insult.

Flaws

D8Flaw
1When I see something valuable, I can’t think about anything but how to steal it.
2When faced with a choice between money and my friends, I usually choose the money.
3If there’s a plan, I’ll forget it. If I don’t forget it, I’ll ignore it.
4I have a “tell” that reveals when I'm lying.
5I turn tail and run when things look bad.
6An innocent person is in prison for a crime that I committed. I’m okay with that.

Ideals

D6Ideals
1Honor: I don’t steal from others in the trade. (Lawful)
2Freedom: Chains are meant to be broken, as are those who would forge them. (Chaotic)
3Charity: I steal from the wealthy so that I can help people in need. (Good)
4Greed: I will do whatever it takes to become wealthy. (Evil)
5People: I’m loyal to my friends, not to any ideals, and everyone else can take a trip down the Styx for all I care. (Neutral)
6Redemption: There’s a spark of good in everyone. (Good)

Bond

D6Bond
1I’m trying to pay off an old debt I owe to a generous benefactor.
2My ill-gotten gains go to support my family.
3Something important was taken from me, and I aim to steal it back.
4I will become the greatest thief that ever lived.
5I’m guilty of a terrible crime. I hope I can redeem myself for it.
6Someone I loved died because of a mistake I made.
That will never happen again.

As a member of an adventuring party, you would possibly find it harder to pursue a private agenda that does not fit with the group’s objectives – but on the opposite hand, you’ll take down far more formidable targets with the assistance of your companions.

You are in frequent contact with people within the segment of society that your chosen quarries move through. These people could be related to the criminal underworld, the rough-and-tumble folk of the streets, or members of society. This connection comes within the sort of contact in any city you visit, an individual who provides information about the people and places of the local area.

Feature:

You are in frequent contact with people within the segment of society that your chosen quarries move through. These people could be related to the criminal underworld, the rough-and-tumble folk of the streets, or members of society. This connection comes within the sort of contact in any city you visit, an individual who provides information about the people and places of the local area.

Though many claim the role of a bounty hunter, few actually shine at the profession to save lots of those with a keen eye for observation. Among the adept are those that are truly gifted, having an almost preternatural talent for anticipating the behavior of their targeted mark.

Being among their ranks, you’ve got an uncanny ability to recall specific details of conversation and names you overhear or participate in because it relates to your bounty, or otherwise see written, albeit just for a flash or two. you’ll also sketch out faces and general locations you’ve seen with accuracy, possessing exceptional recollection. Additionally, you regularly effortlessly identify clues when tracking your bounty’s movements and disposition that might be otherwise lost on lesser pursuers.

As a bounty hunter, you’ve got traveled far and wide which has allowed you to possess built up a network of contacts and informants which will assist you to hunt your mark. If you’re during a town or city where one among your contacts or informants reside (DM’s discretion) you’ll inquire about information that pertains to your mark for the proper price or trade a prefer to gain the knowledge (DM’s discretion). Additionally, you’ve got trained yourself in creating documents which will allow you to realize entry into areas you’d normally not be allowed to enter so as to capture your mark.