Soldier (D&D 5e)
Background Template for Hero System 6e
by eepjr24
You have known war and the battlefield for longer than you want to think about. Whether it was a duke's army, town militia, mercenary company or conscripted as part of a conflict your skills and time in battle show in your face and attitude.
Cost Ability
9 Soldier Skills: Choose three items from the list below:
  • Breakfall
  • CSL: +1 with weapon group of choice
  • Defense Maneuver I
  • Defense Maneuver III **
  • Fast Draw
  • Lightsleep
  • Navigation: Land
  • Perceptive: +1 all Perception
  • Paramedics
  • Riding
  • Teamwork
6 Specialties: Choose three items from the list below:
  • Contact: old military buddies, 8-
  • Contact: military organization, 8-
  • CSL: +1 with weapon of choice
  • Defense Maneuver II *
  • Defense Maneuver IV ***
  • Durable: +2 PD
  • Fringe Benefit: military rank
  • Fringe Benefit: veteran or pensioner
  • Hardened: +10 Endurance
  • KS: Formation Tactics
  • KS: Logistics
  • PS: Soldier
  • Resilient: +2 Recovery
  • WF: weapon group of choice
15 Total Cost of Abilities
* If Defense Maneuver I is chosen from Solider Skills, Defense Maneuver II can be chosen from Specialties
** If Defense Maneuver II is chosen from Specialties, Defense Maneuver III can be chosen from Solider Skills
*** If Defense Maneuver III is chosen from Solider Skills, Defense Maneuver IV can be chosen from Specialties
Value Disadvantages
0 None
15 Total Cost of Package
Cost Options
2 KS: Enemies of your Military, Charts, Law of the Land, Survival: one category, Hunting, Formations, Smoke or Mirror Signals, Military Ranks, etc.
1 Long March: +1m Extra Running
1+ Defensive Penalty Skill levels to offset encumberance
1+ WF or skills not taken above
Possible Complications
15 Psych Lim: Loyal (Com, Strong)
15 Hunted: Enemies of military organization (Mor Pow, Infreq, Kill)
20 Psych Lim: Follows Superiors Orders (Com Total)