Scavenger (D&D 5e)
Background Template for Hero System 6e
by eepjr24
You can see value where others see refuse or useless items. You may have made your living in a city, working for the Ratter's Guild, as a collector for a Tannery or Alchemist or as a mud lark. Or perhaps you follow a mercenary company and seek salvage on the battlefields. Whatever your chosen venue, you have learned to assess value quickly to know if it is worth your time and energy to carry it to where it can be exchanged for something you value more.
Cost Ability
3 +1 PER roll, all senses
2 KS: Places to find discarded things
1 Pick one language - basic conversation, not literate
2 Survival: Pick one of Urban or Battlfield
2 PS: Scavenger
5 Keen Eye: Detect Value (PER roll) Gives a quick estimation of whether something is worth picking up and how much it might be worth (order of magnitude for uncommon objects, market value for common)
15 Total Cost of Abilities
Value Required Complications
0 None
15 Total Cost of Package
Cost Options
3 Contortionist
3 Trading
3 Tracking
3 Streetwise
1 TF: Wagons, Carts
Optional Complications
5 Hunted: Previous owner of found items (As Powerful, Limited Geo, Infreq, Punish)
5 Negative Reputation: Garbage picker / Carrion Crow / Death follower (Infrequent)
10 Psychological Complication: Paranoid about being stolen from (Common, Moderate)