Backgrounds missing in 5e

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Only Acolyte or No Background listed.

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Andrew Maitland
February 3, 2016, 9:54 PM

What backgrounds are missing from the SRD document?

I only saw Acolyte, hence Acolyte or None are the only options I have included.

If there is another section that has more backgrounds, please cite it and I'll add it.

Cheers,

Andrew Maitland
February 3, 2016, 10:02 PM

Backgrounds start on page 60 and ends on 61.

Vincent Parks
February 3, 2016, 10:09 PM

I was under the impression that the SRD was complete.

The following backgrounds are missing as referenced in the Players Handbook:

Charlatan
Criminal
Criminal - Spy (Variant)
Entertainer
Entertainer - Gladiator (Variant)
Folk Hero
Guild Artisan
Guild Artisan - Guild Merchant (Variant)
Hermit
Noble
Noble - Noble Knight (Variant)
Outlander
Sage
Sailor
Sailor - Pirate (Variant)
Soldier
Urchin

Andrew Maitland
February 3, 2016, 10:18 PM

Hi,

The Player's Handbook and the SRD5 are completely different animals. I cannot include anything from outside the OGL of the SRD5 documentation.
The SRD5 has enough information to get you started, but unlike the SRD and RSRD of 3rd and 3.5e, these are not full copies missing just the closed content. Instead, these are pared / redacted documents that have enough to get you interested in the game, and if you want more, you need to purchase the books.

If you compare the SRD5 against the Player's handbook, you'll also note that each class is represented, but only has a single Archetype choice at level 3, there is only one single Feat to select, there is only one background. They include all the races, but only include a single subrace selection. The SRD also removes several popular attack spells.

In short, the SRD5 is the same game system, but less options than the official core books.

In any case, this is not a bug, but an imposed restriction. I cannot act outside the confines of the license.

Cheers,

Andrew Maitland
February 3, 2016, 10:20 PM

Everything in the SRD5 for backgrounds included. Reporter is requesting materials outside the legal framework of the SRD document. Won't implement.

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Reporter

Vincent Parks

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5e - SRD5

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