Backgrounds

Every story has a beginning. Your character’s
background reveals where you came from, how you
became a shinobi, and your place in the world.

Proficiencies

Each background gives a character proficiency in two skills. In addition, most backgrounds give a character proficiency with one or more tools.

If a character would gain the same proficiency from two different sources, he or she can choose a different proficiency of the same kind (skill or tool) instead.

Equipment

Each background provides a package of starting equipment.

Background Feature & Ability Score Increase (ASI)

Each background gives a character a background feature and a single Ability Score Increase.

Suggested Characteristic

A background contains suggested personal characteristics based on your background.

You can pick characteristics, roll dice to determine them randomly, or use the suggestions as inspiration for characteristics of your own creation.

Languages and Dialects

By virtue of being human you speak Common, which allows you to communicate with people from all over the ninja world. But each Country has its own dialects that twist common into their own pseudo language, making it extremely difficult for a person from the land of Fire to understand someone from the land of Water if they only spoke their countries dialect and didn’t use standard common.

There are also entire “Speaks” that designates an animal’s ability to communicate. All creatures can speak common but your secondary language is based on your country of origin.

Entertainer (UPDATED)

Genius (UPDATED)

Hard Worker (UPDATED)

Hermit (UPDATED)

Leader (UPDATED)

Noble (UPDATED)

Student (UPDATED)

Traveler (UPDATED)

Trouble Maker (UPDATED)

Urchin (UPDATED)

Standard Language Typical Speakers
Fire Dialect Land of Fire Residents
Earth Dialect Land of Earth Residents
Water Dialect Land Water of Residents
Cloud Dialect Land Lightning of Residents
Sand Dialect Land Wind of Residents
Common Most Humans
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