Lommán’s Bonanza of Backgrounds

“When beauty fires the blood, how love exalts the mind!”
-John Dryden, Cymon and Iphigenia

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The following material contains explicit content, and may not be appropriate for all groups and/or players. Please do not use this material in a game without approval from the GM as well as the other players.

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This material is still in the process of being playtested. It is fully usable as written, but may be refined or changed in later versions. As always, this content should only be used with GM permission.

Lommán’s Bonanza of Backgrounds (FC)


Lommán’s Bonanza of Backgrounds is originally a collection of backgrounds for Fifth Edition, but they are equally suitable conceptually for a Fantasy Craft game of similar themes…possibly even moreso due to Fantasy Craft’s higher resolution of non-combat rules. What follows are the backgrounds from Lommán’s Bonanza converted into Specialties for use in Fantasy Craft, added here as they become publicly available through Patreon contributions.

New Specialties:

Streaker

Get Naked!

  • Bonus Feat: Pathfinder Basics (Indoors/Settled)
  • Agile Defense: Your base Defense increases by 1.
  • Beguiling: When you successfully Taunt a character, you may decline the standard result to have your target become fixated on you for 1d6 rounds. Special characters and villains may spend 1 action die to cancel this effect and become immune to this ability for the rest of the scene. If you gain this benefit from multiple sources, you may also damage the target once without interrupting his fixation (you may do this only once, no matter how many times you gain the benefit).
  • Flashy: Your Panache rises by 2.
  • Salacious Bearing: You gain a +1 bonus to all Athletics, Impress, and Resolve checks while you are undressed.

Hexbared

You are subject to a curse that prevents you from wearing clothing, but you’ve made the most of what fate has given you.

  • Bonus Feat: Fortune’s Fool
  • Armorless Defense: As long as you are not wearing moderate or full armor, your defense increases by 2. However, if you are wearing moderate or full armor, you receive a -2 penalty on Acrobatics, Athletics, and Sneak checks.
  • Engaging Diversion: You may distract up to 3 opponents at once. You roll only once for the action, while each opponent rolls to resist separately. If you gain this ability from two or more sources, the number of opponents you may target increases by 1 for each additional engaging diversion ability.
  • Inquisitive Mind: You gain 2 additional Interests.
  • Tenacious Spirit: You gain 1 additional vitality point at each Career level.
  • Laid Bare: Your nudity means you have to be especially clever or skilled to excel in subterfuge that typically utilizes clothing. The cost for you to confirm critical successes on Blend, Disguise, and Prestidigitation checks is increased by 1 action die.
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