Creating Your Background

No two heroes are exactly alike, even if they share the same folk and class. Your background characterizes your hero, connects your hero to the world, and provides a special benefit called a perk.

To create your background, you first choose one of the seven perks (connectionsexpertiseminionnemesisprivilegeresources, or unique item). Next, you flesh out the details in collaboration with the gamemaster. Finally, you name your background.

Your background can be grand or simple, and a compelling background says something about your future as well as your past. If you aren't sure what to pick, choose expertise (the most straightforward perk).

At the GM's discretion, you can alter an existing background perk or invent a new one for your hero (using the existing perks as models). For instance, you might have two unique items instead of one, with neither exceeding the usefulness of an Uncommon magic item