Hunter (5e Background)

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Hunter[edit]

You are a hunter. Whether you hunt oddities or normal animals, you have become adept at tracking, predicting, and killing your chosen prey.

Skill Proficiencies: Choose three from Nature, Stealth, Animal Handling and Survival

Tool Proficiencies: Leather worker's tools, and Herbalism kit or Poisoner's kit

Languages: Language of your chosen prey, if they don't have one you can choose one language.

Equipment: Herbalism kit or Poisoner's kit, Skinning knife, Leather worker's tools, a trophy from your best hunt (i.e. a bear's claw or deer antlers), and an animal companion.

Specialization[edit]

d6 Specialization
1 Hunt for Survival
2 Hunt for Entertainment
3 Hunt for Pelts
4 Hunt for Glory/Trophies
5 Hunt for Money (Career hunter)
6 Hunt to Protect (Hunting a particularly dangerous animal)

Feature: Hunter Merchant[edit]

You know how to sell pelts, antlers, heads, and meat from your prey for the most you can get out of them. ( sell them for twice the normal price)

Alternate Feature: Hunter Scavenger[edit]

You know how to scavenge and use every part of an animal, you can cook and eat the meat, make knifes out of antlers, and make clothes and blankets out of pelts. You also can make them into rations easily. It takes you half the time to make rations than someone else. Creating the rations requires a fire(for smoking meat) nuts and berries, and some sort of package.

Alternate Feature: Hunter Camouflage[edit]

You know how to camouflage yourself like other animals, such as deer and wolves, with their pelts. You can use leather working tools to create a disguise. You gain a +2 to stealth checks against creatures with an intelligence of less then 12. The disguise takes 30 min to make, and lasts for 12 hours.

Suggested Characteristics[edit]

d6 Personality Trait
1 I try to find suitable camouflage whenever I am outdoor.
2 I have little respect for animals. To me, they are nothing more than prey.
3 I enjoy the company of animals more than the company of men.
4 I love to boast of my exploits and show off my trophies to everyone.
5 I have deep respect for a specific type of animal.
6 I have an unusually well-developed sense of smell.
d6 Ideal
1 Respect. I respect nature and take from it only what is needed. (Lawful)
2 Provider. I hunt to feed the poor in my community. (Good)
3 Profit. I hunt for profit and fame. (Evil)
4 Thrill of the Hunt. I live for the thrill of the hunt. (Chaotic)
5 Balance. Nature gives and nature takes away. It’s the circle of life. (Neutral)
6 Ambitious. I wish to move on to bigger, more dangerous game. (Any)
d6 Bond
1 I have a deep admiration and respect for nature.
2 The animals I kill are going to help me survive, and I thank them for there sacrifice.
3 I feel a brotherhood with fellow hunters.
4 I have become attached to my weapons, and do not want to part with them.
5 I find it hard to kill small, innocent animals such as squirrels and ferrets.
6 I believe nature is sacred, and only animals deserve the title of natural.
d6 Flaw
1 I don't understand why everyone doesn't hunt.
2 "Only the strong shall live in the wild"
3 I'm so use to eating what I kill, I might cook and eat a monster or even person I kill without even thinking about.
4 Having lived in the wilderness for most of my life, I have poor standards of hygiene.
5 I tend to underestimate the deadliness of my prey.
6 When bragging about my kills, I tend to lie or exaggerate".

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