Barbarianbob
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Background Clarification

Thu 16 Sep 2021, 19:55

Just checking the pulse here as I'm not realt sure this is a question but...

Are the standard backgrounds the the 5e PHB compatible with symbaroum classes, approaches and origins?

I would assume so. They are just backgrounds after all and it's easy to see any of them on a symbaroum character (acolyte, criminal, Outlander, etc)

Just making sure there is nothin I'm missing.

Thanks!
Last edited by Barbarianbob on Fri 17 Sep 2021, 06:18, edited 1 time in total.
 
sandor7
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Re: Background Clarification

Fri 17 Sep 2021, 03:20

RoS backgrounds are dependant on the character’s origin (iirc). If thats the case, i would argue only the backgrounds listed for each origin are eligible for use with that specific origin.
 
Barbarianbob
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Re: Background Clarification

Fri 17 Sep 2021, 06:17

RoS backgrounds are dependant on the character’s origin (iirc). If thats the case, i would argue only the backgrounds listed for each origin are eligible for use with that specific origin.
Oh, I agree 100%. Maybe I need to re-phrase my question....I'm assuming it's "OK" to use the backgrounds from the PHB "in addition to" to the ROS backgrounds, correct?

Example: an ogre can be learned in magic (RoS) or an outlander (PHB). There's nothing stopping the use of the core backgrounds that I am missing, right?
 
samirvsmachine
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Re: Background Clarification

Wed 27 Oct 2021, 01:29

If I remember well, backgrounds in 5E Symbaroum have mechanical effects and have more synergy with the character origin. I think you would need add some mechanical advantage to DnD 5e backgrounds.
 
n4tune8
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Re: Background Clarification

Wed 27 Oct 2021, 04:17

Basically, what Barbarianbob is saying is that we need a sentence in the book that tells us that we can also select from backgrounds from other sources, such as the original 5e books. I know that because of the OGL, the players' handbook cannot be mentioned by name in the RoS books.

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