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Background:

Planar Philosopher (UA)

Source: Unearthed Arcana 85 - Wonders of the Multiverse


You subscribe to a distinct philosophy that seeks to understand the nature of the planes or some hidden truth of the multiverse. You draw strength from your conviction and, perhaps, a network of like-minded believers. In your travels, you seek to deepen the depths of your understanding and spread your philosophy.


Skill Proficiencies: Arcana, Persuasion
Languages: Two of your choice
Equipment: A set of common clothes, and a pouch containing 10 gp comprised of coins from different worlds and planes.

Feature

Conviction

You gain the Scion of the Outer Planes feat. In addition, members of organization provide you free, modest lodging and food at any of their holding or the homes of other faction members.

Building a Planar Philosopher Character

Some groups of planar philosophers might have preferences for or against certain types of characters, but by and large any character that upholds and furthers the beliefs of the group is welcome within its ranks.

Suggested Characteristics. Adventurers who dedicate themselves to a particular philosophy toward the multiverse are welcomed among the faction that embraces those beliefs. The Planar Philosopher Personality Traits table suggests various traits you might adopt for your character, and which factions would welcome adventurers with those traits.

Planar Philosopher Personality Traits

Planar Philosopher Personality Traits

d6 Personality Trait

1 I don’t venerate any gods; we can be as powerful or greater than them.

2 Experience is everything, live in the moment.

3 When things crumble, I find meaning in the ashes.

4 Life thrives through order; I won’t tolerate disruptions.

5 When others make plans, the multiverse laughs and so do I.

6 I know what’s right, and no one will stand in my way.


Planar Philosopher Trinkets. When you make your character, you may roll once on the Planar Philosopher Trinkets table, instead of on the Trinkets table in the Player's Handbook, for your starting trinket.


Planar Philosopher Trinkets

d6Trinket

1A locket with a picture of my mentor and an inscription I can’t read

2A bleached rat skull with colored glass beads in its eye sockets

3A torn parchment with half a rebus puzzle painted on it

4A bracelet of twisted razorvine stems

5A fragment of verdigris-coated bronze blade

6A smooth river stone covered in tiny, carved holy symbols

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