Guild Artisan (D&D 5e)
Background Template for Hero System 6e
by eepjr24
You make fine quality goods and enjoy the satisfaction from others being pleased to wear, display or use your handiwork. The guild you are a member of is like a second family of like minded artisans and professionals.
Cost Ability
Guild Membership
1 Fringe Benefit: Member of XXX Guild
6 Contact: Merchants Guild (membership may entail dues or other obligations, but when you are in good standing your Guild is a bounty of information, contacts, and resources for purchase)
   
2 Artisan Skill: Choose one item from the list below:
  • Apothecary
  • Armorer
  • Blacksmith
  • Bowyer
  • Brewer
  • Calligrapher
  • Carpenter
  • Cartographer / Surveyor / Chart-maker
  • Cobbler
  • Cook / Baker
  • Cooper
  • Distiller
  • Finesmith
  • Glassblower / Glazier
  • Jeweler / Gemcutter
  • Leatherworker
  • Locksmith
  • Mason / Stonecullers
  • Painter / Limner
  • Potter / Tile-maker
  • Scribe
  • Shipwright / Sailmaker
  • Tinker
  • Vintner
  • Wagon-maker / Wheelwright
  • Weaver / Dyer
  • Woodcarver
6 Specialties: Choose two items from the list below:
  • Appraisal
  • Conversation
  • Artisan Society
  • Guild Society
  • Perceptive: +1 all Perception
  • Streetwise
  • Trading
15 Total Cost of Abilities
Value Disadvantages
0 None
15 Total Cost of Package
Cost Options
2 Additional KS: relating to trade, Navigation: Land for cartographer, Animal Handler for Leatherworker, languages for calligrapher
3 Mechanics (For weavers (loomwork), potters (waterwheel), distiller (stills), glassblower (gloryhole), wagonmakers (driveworks), etc)
1+ Favors (pleased customers, patrons of the arts, etc)
Possible Complications
5 Hunted: Disgruntled Customer or Comptetitor (As Pow, InFreq, Lim Geo, Punish)
15 Psych Lim: Perfectionist about work (Com, Strong)
5 Poor (down on your luck and in debt)