Farm Animal (5e Background)

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Farm Animal[edit]

One way or another you were transformed from an inocent farm animal to a humanoid you must now figure out a way to live in your new form. Think of all the new things you can achieve in this body!

Skill Proficiencies: Animal Handling and (pick one) Nature or Survival

Tool Proficiencies: As a Farm animal you didn't have any tool proficiencies, but you can learn very easily (pick 2 tool proficiencies of you choice at second level)

Languages: you can read speak and write beast

Equipment: A pouch that contains 10 days of rations and 5 gp you thought looked shiny, a trinket you found on the farm.


As a farm animal there is a lot of variation of what farm animal you could have been, but if you already know what animal you were be skip this part. For those of you who do not yet know what animal you were this list could help you figure it out. Take into consideration you do not need to pick from this list.

d6 Specialization
1 Chicken
2 Horse
3 Goat
4 Pig
5 Donkey
6 Cow

Feature: Ally Of The Beasts[edit]

You are a ally of all animals, and a friend of farm hands because of this you and you adventuring group can take refuge in an friendly animals territory or in a farm with permission of the animals or owners of the farm.

Alternate Feature: "This Way!"[edit]

You've spent you life roaming the plains and farm land and know your way around, you know the quickest way though the plains and can find the quickest way to any farm with a perception check of 13 or more.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d4 Personality Trait
1 When I am left to my own devices I often stare into space and think about what I would be doing at the farm
2 When I see other animals I sometimes gossip about them or their relatives behind their back
3 Anything shiny is mine
4 Ill eat anything unless I'm told not to
d6 Ideal
1 I like the simple things in life (Neutral)
2 First Ill conquer the farm then Ill conquer the world (Evil)
3 Adventuring is so much better than the farm life (Chaotic)
4 Now that I can, I want to help people (Good)
5 We get more done when everyone follows the rules (Lawful)
6 I wish to understand my new surrounding (Any)
d4 Bond
1 I hate the way the my farmhands treated me and I want revenge
2 Me and my fellow farm animals became good friends while I was there and I want to see them again
3 The farmhands were always the best to me and they should be repayed for there generosity
4 I want the farm to succeed even if I'm not there
d4 Flaw
1 I get really mad when I see someone pick up/ ride an animal. I know what its like to be in there spot
2 My new found "abilities" have left me more frustrated then ever
3 I have a thick accent that no one but the closest to me can comprehend without thinking about it
4 I'm still getting used to my new form and things can get hard for me to do. "how do I drink like you?"

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