Urchin DnD 5E Background

As urchin background in d&d 5e you grew up alone on different streets, you’re an orphaned, unable to survive your life cause you’re poor and of course you do not have any one to watch about you at least over you or to provide anything for you, that’s why you had to learn provide something for yourself.

You’ve fought fiercely about food and also kept a constant watch out for the sake of any other desperate souls those whoever might’ve stolen from you. If it comes to know about your sleep its very difficult even to think…you slept on the rooftops and also in the alleyways, it has been exposed to the elements, and of course endured sickness without any advantage of medicine or else any other place to recuperate. You could survived even despite all odds, did so via cunning, strength, speed, or some of the combination of each.

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You’ve begun your adventuring career by using enough money for living modestly but more securely at least for 10 days. How did you come by that money? What allowed you to break free of your desperate circumstances and embark on a better life?

Skill Proficiencies

Sleight of Hand, Stealth

Tool Proficiencies

Disguise kit, thieves’ tools




A small knife, a map of the city you grew up in, a pet mouse, a token to remember your parents by, a set of common clothes, and a belt pouch containing 10 gp

Feature: City Secrets

You have best ideas about the secret patterns and flow to the cities and of course can find the passages through the urban sprawl which others would be missed. But whenever you’re not in the combat, you (and companions you’ve lead) can able to travel in between the any of two locations in a city twice as early as your speed would normally allow.

Suggested Characteristics

This dnd 5e urchin background has been shaped by the lives of desperate the poverty, of course for good and for an ill. They’ve tended to be driven either by a commitment to the specific peoples by whom they’ve shared life on the street or else by a burning desire for finding a better life and also maybe get some payback on all of the rich people those who’ve treated them badly.


1My town or city is my home, and I'll fight to defend it.
2I sponsor an orphanage to keep others from enduring what I was forced to endure.
3I owe my survival to another urchin who taught me to live on the streets.
4I owe a debt I can never repay to the person who took pity on me.
5I escaped my life of poverty by robbing an important person, and I'm wanted for it.
6No one else should have to endure the hardships I've been through.


1Respect: All people, rich or poor, deserve respect. (Good)
2Community: We have to take care of each other, because no one else is going to do it. (Lawful)
3Change: The low are lifted up, and the high and mighty are brought down. Change is the nature of things. (Chaotic)
4Retribution: The rich need to be shown what life and death are like in the gutters. (Evil)
5People: I help the people who help me-that's what keeps us alive. (Neutral)
6Aspiration: I'm going to prove that I'm worthy of a better life. (Any)


1If I'm outnumbered, I will run away from a fight.
2Gold seems like a lot of money to me, and I'll do just about anything for more of it.
3I will never fully trust anyone other than myself.
4I'd rather kill someone in their sleep then fight fair.
5It's not stealing if I need it more than someone else.
6People who can't take care of themselves get what they deserve.

Personality Traits

D8Personality Traits
1I hide scraps of food and trinkets away in my pockets.
2I ask a lot of questions.
3I like to squeeze into small places where no one else can get to me.
4I sleep with my back to a wall or tree, with everything I own wrapped in a bundle in my arms.
5I eat like a pig and have bad manners.
6I think anyone who's nice to me is hiding evil intent.
7I don't like to bathe.
8I bluntly say what other people are hinting at or hiding.

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