Clan Crafter Background 5E

You have spent your early life under the mastership of a hard but immensely skilled dwarf. Your kind is well known for expert crafting and artisanship as you have learned and mastered the art over the years of hard training bound by your ancient traditions. 

What is a Clan Crafter in DND?

Based on your past, you’re almost certainly a dwarf, you don’t necessarily have to be. If you consider not being a dwarf you lose the right to be a master and teach the art, sacred to dwarves. However, master dwarfs are willing to take up and teach apprentices that you have recommended, with no questions asked.

You are amongst the ordinary people living ordinary lives but you possess great crafting skills that no one else can match and that is why others respect you. You know the worth and value of hard work and respect those who know the ancient traditions.

Your Skills: According to your past, you possess the skills of History and Insight.

Your Tools: You can choose to have one of the Artisan’s types of tools.

Languages: Dwarvish, or another language of your choice.

Equipment: Being efficient with artisan’s tools, you get one set of it, a mark of your work that symbolizes your clan, a set of travelers’ clothes, and a pouch worth 15 GP of which 10 GP worth of precious gemstone.


Suggested Characteristics

Personality Traits

D20Personality Traits
1It is not pompous and boastful if it is true.
2I am a snob who looks down on those who can not appreciate the art.
3I always want to know how things work and what makes people tick.
4I am full of witty aphorisms and have a proverb for every occasion.
5I am rude to people who lack my commitment to hard work and fair play.
6I like to talk at length about my profession.
7I do not part with my money easily and will haggle tirelessly to get the best deal possible.
8I am well known for my work, and I want to make sure everyone appreciates it. I’m always taken aback when people have not heard of me.
9Whittling is how I spend much of my time.
10My friends know they can rely on me, no matter what.
11I am always polite and respectful.
12I will settle for nothing less than perfection.
13I know that if I present myself in the latest fashions and present myself as a modern avant-garde personality, people will take my artisanship seriously
14I often use large, important-sounding words when speaking, even if I don’t always know what the words actually mean.
15I try to infuse my actions with a theatrical flourish, but will never admit that my showmanship is anything but genuine.
16As I speak, I can’t help but vary my inflections dramatically and gesture wildly.
17I speak mostly in cryptic phrases.
18I am awkward and uncomfortable around people I am attracted to.
19I am always calm, no matter what the situation. I never raise my voice or let my emotions control me.
20I are prone to telling stories of my past crafting achievements, even to people who have heard the same stories many times before.

Ideals

D12Ideas
1Community: It is the duty of all civilized people to strengthen the bonds of community and the security of civilization. (Lawful)
2Generosity: My talents were given to me so that I could use them to benefit the clan. (Good)
3Freedom: Everyone should be free to pursue his or her own livelihood. (Chaotic)
4Greed: I’m only in it for the money. (Evil)
5People: I’m committed to the preserve dwarves traditions of craftsmanship. (Neutral)
6Aspiration: I work hard to be the best there is at my craft. (Any)
7Greater Good: My gifts are meant to be shared with all, not used for my own benefit. (Good)
8Art: Through the eyes and hand of an artist the beauty of even a mundane object can be shown. (Neutral)
9Calm: I am content when I’m am working on something. (Any)
10Tradition: The ancient traditions of my craft must be preserved and upheld. (Lawful)
11Creativity: The world is in need of new ideas and bold action. (Chaotic)
12Greed: I do what I do for riches and fame, not some high-minded ideals. (Evil)

Bonds

D12Bonds
1The workshop where I learned my trade is the most important place in the world to me.
2I created great work for someone and then found them unworthy to receive it. I’m still looking for someone worthy.
3One day I will return to my clan and prove that I am the greatest artisan of them all.
4I owe my clan a great debt for forging me into the person I am today.
5I pursue wealth to secure someone’s love.
6I will get revenge on the evil forces that destroyed my place of business and ruined my livelihood.
7Nothing is more important than the other members of my clan.
8My tools are symbols of my past life, and I carry them so that I will never forget my roots.
9I have alienated many in the tireless pursuit of my craft.
10One of my companions is my sibling or relative who’s looking out for me.
11My single most important piece of equipment? My tools, of course, have been passed down from prior generations.
12I am loyal to my mentor first, everything else second.

Flaws

D12Flaws
1I will do anything to get my hands on something rare or priceless.
2I am quick to assume that someone Is trying to cheat me.
3No one must ever learn that I once stole money from clan coffers.
4I am never satisfied with what I have—I always want more.
5I would kill to acquire a noble title.
6I am horribly jealous of anyone who can outshine my handiwork. Everywhere I go, I am surrounded by rivals.
7Once I pick a goal, I become obsessed with it to the detriment of everything else in my life.
8I hold to tradition at the expense of adaptability.
9I over-plan every endeavor.
10I have a weakness for the vices of the city, especially hard drink
11I have little respect for anyone outside the realm of crafting.
12I have a tendency to be unintentionally insulting or boastful.

Features

Respect of the Stout Folk

Your title as a Clan Crafter has earned you respect from the outsiders as well but especially the Dwarfs holds you in the highest of regards. This is most likely to get you and your friends’ safe passage and accommodation in the areas populated by the gold or shield dwarfs. To provide the best assistance, these dwarfs would also compete against each other. 

Why Use Clan Crafter Background?

Clan Crafter 5e is can be an extremely useful background as it is well-respected and comes with useful skill proficiencies such as insight and history that come in handy. The people living ordinary lives respect you and are more than likely to assist you in the best way possible and also provide you food and shelter.

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