DnD 5E Spy Background

The spy dnd 5e background is considered to be a variant of criminal background, however there’s zero mechanical difference between the two. So, it’s really just the same thing. It’s found in the players handbook. This is probably the most popular background chosen, right up there alongside the charlatan or even the urchin. It is appealing to me, though. It can be used with many classes, including the rogue. But who knows? In any case let’s dive right on into its description. After reading this article we recommend you to check all of the backgrounds of dnd from our page  if you haven’t checked them yet.

Description

There are many backgrounds in dnd 5e. So from those you’re an experienced criminal because of that you have a dare to break the laws too and of course you have done so many times. You’d got this experience of breaking the law from other criminals with whom you had spent more time among the other criminals and more over you’ve contacts within the criminal underworld too. Of course from all those people you know you are far closer to the world of the murder, theft and also violence which pervades the underbelly of the civilization and of course you’ve survived up to this point by simply flouting most of the rules and regulations of the society.

  • Skill Proficiencies Deception, Stealth
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, thieves’ tools
  • Equipment: A crowbar, a set of dark common clothes including a hood, and a pouch containing 15 gp

Suggested Characteristics

Although all of the criminals in Dnd may seem like they are evil, many of them really are. Some of them are charming and even redeeming. While they might have great honor among these thieves, most criminals show little respect for the law and authority.

Personality Traits

D8 Personality traits
1 I am polite and respectful.
2 The memories of war haunt me. I cannot get rid of the images of violence.
3 I have lost too many friends and it is slow for me to make new friends.
4 There are many stories from my military service that can be used to help you in any situation.
5 I can look at a hellhound without blinking.
6 I love being strong and breaking things.
7 I have a crude sense for humor.
8 I tackle problems head-on. Simple, direct solutions are the best way to succeed.

Ideal

D6 Ideal
1 Greater Good: We are called to defend others and lay down our lives for their greater good. (Good)
2 Responsibility: I do the right thing and follow all orders. (Lawful)
3 Independence: People who blindly follow orders are guilty of complicity in a form of tyranny. (Chaotic)
4 Might: In war and life, the stronger force prevails. (Evil)
5 Live and Let Live! Ideals are not worth fighting for or killing. (Neutral)
6 Nation: My country, my nation, or all of that matter. (Any)

Bond

D6 Bond
1 I would still give my life to the people with whom I served.
2 Someone saved me on the battlefield. I will never forget a friend.
3 My life is my honor.
4 I will never forget the terrible defeat that my company was forced to suffer or the enemy who caused it.
5 The only ones worth dying for are those who fight alongside my side.
6 I stand up for the rights of those who are unable to fight for themselves.

Flaw

D6 Flaw
1 I still feel terrified by the monstrous enemy that we encountered in battle.
2 I don’t respect anyone who isn’t a veteran warrior.
3 I made a terrible mistake in battle cost many lives – and I would do anything to keep that mistake secret.
4 My hatred for my enemies is blinding and unreasoning.
5 I comply with the law, even when it causes misery.
6 I would rather eat my armour than admit I’m wrong.

Spy Specialty

Many types of criminals are found in dnd backgrounds. However, members of thieves guilds or similar criminal organizations had their own specialties. Even the d&d criminal’s those who operate outside of the such organizations can have the strongest preferences for certain kinds of crime over the others. So you can select the role that you’ve played in your life when you being a criminal, or else you can simply roll on the below table.

D8 Criminal Specialty
1 Blackmailer
2 Burglar
3 Enforcer
4 Fence
5 Highway robbers
6 Hired killer
7 Pickpocket
8 Smuggler

Spy Contact 5E Feature

Your best contact is the one who acts as your link to the criminal network. You actually know how to get the messages from your contact to and from them, even if it is far away. Most importantly, you know the local messengers, corrupt caravan masters, as well as the seedy sailors who can send messages for you.

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Spy: Spy / Variant Criminal

Even though your abilities aren’t more differ from those of burglar or the smuggler, you’ve learned and also practiced them in a different context; Like an espionage agent. Of course, you might be an officially sanctioned agent of the crown, or else probably you’ve sold the secrets which you’ve uncovered to the highest bidder.