Tuesday, November 3, 2015

13th Age: 101 Backgrounds

I love 13th Age backgrounds, and players came up with some great ones on the fly for my recent one-shot. I offer a few more I came up with. Many could easily be reworked into One True Things. More than a few would require clarifying boundaries for the GM... 

  1. Ageless Carvaneer
  2. Amateur Cartographer
  3. Assassin of Assassins
  4. Battlefield Scavenger
  5. Beast Whisperer
  6. Beggar Queen’s Scion
  7. Bone-Fortifying Technique
  8. Born at Sea
  9. Calculating Liar
  10. Champion Stitcherman
  11. Child of Exiled Vizier
  12. City Vigilant
  13. Collector of Recipes
  14. Colossal Beast Herder
  15. Covert Infiltrator
  16. Dedicated Scribbler
  17. Deep Diver
  18. Disappointed Ancestral Advisor
  19. Disavowed Squire
  20. Disillusioned Officer
  21. Dungeon Poacher
  22. Emergency Sawbones
  23. Escaped the Purges
  24. Experienced Rabble-Rouser
  25. Expert Gamesman
  26. Fairy Exterminator
  27. Fallen Exorcist
  28. Fashion Paragon
  29. Fearsome Debater
  30. Finder for Hire
  31. Foreign Interpreter
  32. Foremost Etiquette Expert
  33. Former Undead
  34. Freehand Tower Cleaner
  35. Genealogist
  36. Geomatic Architect
  37. Ghost Breaker
  38. God Game Gladiator
  39. Godsmith Apprentice
  40. Heretic Musician
  41. Holy Wrestler
  42. Hunger Artist
  43. Indentured to Elementals
  44. Infamous Trapsmith
  45. Ink-Stained Bookworm
  46. Jailer of the Infamous
  47. Keeper of Lost Tongues
  48. Life in the Rigging
  49. Long-Haul Navigator
  50. Longtime Imposter
  51. Magical Fisherman
  52. Master of Marches
  53. Mercenary Wisdom
  54. Minster of Small Things
  55. Mistress of Revels
  56. Mudlark
  57. Network of Conspirators
  58. Nomadic Herdmaster
  59. Notorious Executioner
  60. Oathbound Courier
  61. Only a Few Survived Being Monster Bait
  62. Outcast by Wicked Step-Parent
  63. Overseer of the Lists
  64. Pearl Diver
  65. Plague Tender
  66. Poison Gardener
  67. Practical Sellsword
  68. Puzzle Master
  69. Raised by Goblins
  70. Recitationist
  71. Recovering Becursed
  72. Reformed Cultist
  73. Royal Statistician
  74. Rubble Runner
  75. Ruthless Observer
  76. Savant of Patterns
  77. Scales like a Mountain Goat
  78. Sentinel of the Books
  79. Seven Evil Masters
  80. Shipwreck Survivor
  81. Siege Survivor
  82. Skyship Raider
  83. Slave Pit Escapee
  84. Smiling Fixer
  85. Soul Vessel
  86. Spirit Speaker
  87. Stalwart Guide
  88. Stoic Bearer
  89. Syndicate Lookout
  90. Taught on the Road
  91. Tempered by Denial
  92. Time in the Circus
  93. Torturer for the God of Healing
  94. Tunnel Rat
  95. Veteran Pillager
  96. Visionary Painter
  97. Wandering Teacher
  98. Ward of the Thieves Guild
  99. Warden of the Dance
  100. Witch Farm Escapee
  101. Years on the Wheel of Woe