Talk:Adept (5e Background)

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While still mechanical, would granting +1 bonus on dice rolls on non-proficient tasks be okay? ~ BigShotFancyMan (talk) 08:03, 6 December 2018 (MST)

Just passing by and found this, I would feel alright with that if the total number of proficiencies was reduced to 3. If you don't mind, I will take a shot at balancing this background. I'll keep it to a single edit so it can be undone/compared easily. Zibby (talk) 01:06, 17 December 2018 (MST)
Now it doesn't give an extra spell, but it gives you the option to have any wizard cantrip when you could learn a cantrip anyway. Proficiencies are down to four, but I did leave the weapon one. It seemed to fit nicely as someone who has learned different types of things and is now adventuring for knowledge or just to use what they learned. Seeing as races can grant weapon proficiency, I don't feel like it's terribly balanced, especially since the total number of proficiencies is the same as other backgrounds. Feel free to edit/revert, but I think it's balanced now. Zibby (talk) 02:15, 17 December 2018 (MST)


Are weapon proficiencies normally allowed in Backgrounds? -- 16:39, 17 April 2019 (MDT)

They are not normally in backgrounds, no. DMs allow whatever they wish, sometimes even ruling against published content. Since it only grants proficiency in one specific weapon instead of simple or martial weapons, I don't find it overpowered in the least. This background will be useless to just about every martial class, and I doubt most casters will even use the weapon much. This is more for flavor than anything. Zibby (talk) 16:54, 17 April 2019 (MDT)
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