Criminal/Spy Background 5E In DnD

In breaking any types of laws you’re an experienced criminal. Being a criminal background 5e you’ve a great history in it and you’ve spent much more time among other criminals and you even have good relationships within the criminal underworld. Actually, to the world of murder, theft, and violence you’re much closer than many peoples actually the violence which pervades the underbelly of the civilization and also you’ve been survived up to this specific point with flouting all of the rules and regulations of the society.

  • Skill Proficiencies: Deception, Stealth
  • Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, thieves’ tools
  • Equipment: A crowbar, a set of dark common clothes including a hood, and a pouch containing 15 gp

Feature: Criminal 5E Speciality

There are various types of dnd criminal’s and within a thieves the guild or the similar criminal organization, the individual members actually have specific specialties. Not only these criminal’s even those who operate outside of such types of organizations have as strong as enough preferences for particular types of crimes over others. You have to select the role which you’ve played in your whole criminal life or else you can roll on the below table.

d8Criminal Specialty
5Highway robber
6Hired killer

Suggested Characteristics

In all types of backgrounds 5e any criminal may seem like the villains on a particular surface and of course many of them are villainous to a core. But some of them probably have an abundance of the endearing, but only if they’re not redeeming the characteristics.

Of course there might be an honor among those thieves, but all the criminals show any respect for the law or authority very seldomly.


1I’m trying to pay off an old debt I owe to a generous benefactor.
2My ill-gotten gains go to support my family.
3Something important was taken from me, and I aim to steal it back.
4I will become the greatest thief that ever lived.
5I’m guilty of a terrible crime. I hope I can redeem myself for it.
6Someone I loved died because of a mistake I made. That will never happen again.


1Honor. I don’t steal from others in the trade. (Lawful)
2Freedom. Chains are meant to be broken, as are those who would forge them. (Chaotic)
3Charity. I steal from the wealthy so that I can help people in need. (Good)
4Greed. I will do whatever it takes to become wealthy. (Evil)
5People. I’m loyal to my friends, not to any ideals, and everyone else can take a trip down the Styx for all I care. (Neutral)
6Redemption. There’s a spark of good in everyone. (Good)


1When I see something valuable, I can’t think about anything but how to steal it.
2When faced with a choice between money and my friends, I usually choose the money.
3If there’s a plan, I’ll forget it. If I don’t forget it, I’ll ignore it.
4I have a “tell” that reveals when I’m lying.
5I turn tail and run when things look bad.
6An innocent person is in prison for a crime that I committed. I’m okay with that.

Personality Traits

D8Personality Traits
1I always have a plan for what to do when things go wrong.
2I am always calm, no matter what the situation. I never raise my voice or let my emotions control me.
3The first thing I do in a new place is note the locations of everything valuable—or where such things could be hidden.
4I would rather make a new friend than a new enemy.
5I am incredibly slow to trust. Those who seem the fairest often have the most to hide.
6I don’t pay attention to the risks in a situation. Never tell me the odds.
7The best way to get me to do something is to tell me I can’t do it.
8I blow up at the slightest insult.

Feature: Criminal Contact

As a 5e criminal background in dnd you have most reliable and a trustworthy contact with those who acts your liaison to a network of these criminals. You know the way how to get and receive the messages from your contact and to your contact respectively, even though over great distances; usually, you know the local messengers, corrupt caravan masters, and even seedy sailors those who able to deliver messages for the sake of you.

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Variant Criminal / Spy: Spy

even though all of your capabilities aren’t differ from those of the burglar or smuggler, you’ve learned and also you’ve practiced those criminals in a context which is in a different way; like an espionage agent. Of course, you might’ve been an officially sanctioned agent of the crown, or probably you sold the secrets that you uncovered to the highest bidder.

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