Not everyone is gifted with the abilities that are considered to be an art and an act that provides entertainment for the people. An entertainer is the one whom people find to be a source of their boredom.
The life of an entertainer can outwardly be seeming to be joyful because most people are unaware of the efforts that an entertainer puts to make others happy. In the world of DnD, where Acolyte is the one who acts as a bridge between God and his creation, an entertainer is the one who makes the lives of people colorful by his Dance, Poetry, and Humor.
Background of An Entertainer
It is easy to define an entertainer just by saying ‘the one entertains’ people. But this phrase cannot serve the purpose of defining an entertainer.
In DnD 5e Backgrounds, an entertainer is one who puts his heart and effort just to make his audience laugh. As a dancer, he performs in front of people and provides them with a dance that mesmerizes his audience.
As a poet, he observes his surroundings and jots them down in words in the form of poetry. Poetry that can stir the hearts of his listeners.
As a musician, his music can cause sudden fluctuation in the emotion of people. His music can raise the spirits or capture their sorrow.
If we shortly summarize the life of an entertainer, it can be said that his life itself is entertainment; entertainment is something that is not the only source of his livelihood but it is his life.
As an entertainer, your skill proficiencies are Acrobatics and Performance.
Your tool proficiencies include; a musical instrument (one of your choice), a costume, and a belt pouch.
An entertainer has to prove his metal that he is best amongst all entertainers; so, being versatile is the only key to be the best. By rolling Dice, you can define your ROUTINE as an entertainer. Your Routines could be:
Feature: By Popular Demand
An entertainer is summoned or he finds a place where he performs in front of the audience. The place could include an inn, circus, or tavern. The place where an entertainer performs also provides accommodation to him.
By entertaining people, you have become more of an ordinary person, You have become a ‘Public Figure’. wherever you go people admire your presence and like you.
|1||I know a story relevant to almost every situation.|
|2||Whenever I come to a new place, I collect local rumors and spread gossip.|
|3||I am a hopeless romantic, always searching for that|
|4||Nobody stays angry at me or around me for long, since|
I can defuse any amount of tension.
|5||I love a good insult, even one directed at me.|
|6||I get bitter if I’m not the center of attention.|
|7||I will settle for nothing less than perfection.|
|8||I change my mood or my mind as quickly as I change the key in a song.|
|1||Beauty When I perform, I make the world better than|
it was. (Good)
|2||Tradition The stories, legends, and songs of the past|
must never be forgotten, for they teach us who we
|3||Creativity The world is in need of new ideas and bold|
|4||Greed I am only in it for money and fame. (Evil)|
|5||People I like seeing the smiles on people’s faces when I perform. That’s all that matters. (Neutral)|
|6||Honesty Art should reflect the soul; it should come|
from within and reveal who we really are. (Any)
|1||My instrument is my most treasured possession, and it|
reminds me of someone I love.
|2||Someone stole my precious instrument, and someday I will get it back.|
|3||I want to be famous, whatever it takes.|
|4||I idolize a hero of the old tales and measure my deeds against that person.|
|5||I will do anything to prove myself superior to my hated rival.|
|6||I would do anything for the other members of my old troupe.|
|1||I will do anything to win fame and renown.|
|2||I am a sucker for a pretty face.|
|3||A scandal prevents me from ever going home again.|
That kind of trouble seems to follow me around.
|4||I once satirized a noble who still wants my head. It was a mistake that I will likely repeat.|
|5||I have trouble keeping my true feelings hidden. My sharp tongue lands me in trouble.|
|6||Despite my best efforts, I am unreliable to my friends.|
Variant Entertainer: Gladiator
Being an entertainer you can also be Gladiator. It is not that you are just a Gladiator and cannot entertain people but you can do both. And your feature by popular demand comes handy when you need to find a place where you can perform but the place of performance might be a little bit different this time it could be a fighting club or a Gladiator Arena.
Why to Role-play an Entertainer background?
Roleplaying an entertainer background can be a fun thing to do for those who are a people. People who love to entertain others, make their day, and enjoy their company; roleplaying an entertainer could be really a perfect thing to do.
On the other hand, you can get free accommodation in those places where you perform. So, entertainers could be one of the interesting backgrounds to acquire and roleplay.