Are you looking for the different types of dungeons & dragons 5e backgrounds and from those list of backgrounds we are going to provide you the most useful background that is criminal background 5e. If you want to get this background benefits in your role playing game then make sure to read this article from the beginning to end and you will feel to get more knowledge about criminal background because it is very important to deal with the various criminals in your game.

Criminal Specialty:

There are so many types of criminals and with in the thieves guild otherwise similar criminal organizations the individuals has specific specialties. Some criminals who operate outside of like those organizations has strong preferences over others especially certain kinds of crimes. If you have any 5e criminal background then chose any role in your entire criminal life or you can roll on the below table.

D8Specialty
1Blackmailer
2Burglar
3Enforcer
4Fence
5Highway Robber
6Hired Killer
7Pickpocket
8Smuggler

Suggested Characteristics

Actually, any criminal might see like a villain on the surface and many of those criminals are the villainous to the core. From them some have an abundance of the endearing, but if not characteristics, redeeming. Criminals shows any respect for the sake of law or authority and it is very rare so there might be honor among all other thieves.

Personality Traits:

D8Personality Trait
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.

Flaws:

D8Flaw
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.

Ideals:

D6Ideals
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)

Bond:

D6Bond
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.

Now check the suggested characteristics of the d&d criminal background and there are all types of suggested characteristics such as personality traits, bond, ideal and also Flaw. I hope this article helps you a lot. For more updates keep on checking this website. We also worked on haunted one background ideas too so check them also.

Overview:

You have the history of breaking the law and you are an experienced criminal in it. Among the other criminals you have spent lots of time of course still you have contacts with the criminal underworld. To the world of murder, theft and also violence which pervades the underbelly of the civilization than these peoples you’re far closer. Also you survived up to this specific point by flouting all 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 belt pouch containing 15 GP

Variant: Spy

From the smuggler or the burglar your capabilities aren’t much different although you have learned and practiced them in the different context like an espionage agent, of course you might be an officially sanctioned agent of the particular crown or else perhaps you might have sold the secrets which you have uncovered to the highest bidder.

Feature: Criminal Contact

Who acts like liaison of you to any network of criminals, you have trustworthy and reliable contact from them. How to get the messages from your contact and also to your contact is well known to you. Even over great distances too you can get the messages; specially you know the corrupt caravan masters and also the local messengers even the seedy sailors who can able to deliver messages for you.