Some D&D Character Ideas

Is time to start a new Dungeons and Dragons campaign? Are you tired of just playing one sided characters on a power trip, or only playing out classic fantasy tropes? Need a creative flaw, an interesting backstory, or a compelling reason for why you would be on an adventure? Try on one of these character ideas for size:

  • Reporter who is sent to follow the adventuring party for a story
  • Small town sheriff / constable who is on the hunt for a dangerous criminal
  • Renowned pirate/sailor who has been cursed to stay on land
  • A circus strongman who suffers from stage fright
  • A noble trying (unsuccessfully) to live a pauper
  • A claustrophobic dwarf who can no longer live underground
  • An eccentric kleptomaniac who was expelled from the Thieves Guild for only stealing right shoes
  • A blind archer who can only see through their animal familiar
  • A halfling who prefers to walk on stilts
  • A librarian bounty out collecting ancient tombs
  • A librarian bounty hunter searching for overdue books
  • An awoken puppet who things they are real
  • A cleric who worships and abstract concept
  • A sentient weapon being carried by a flesh golem it can control
  • A deposed king trying to recruit fighters for a counter rebellion
  • A deity or powerful creature cursed into mortal form
  • Paladin or Cleric who has lost their faith, or is a nihilist
  • A body with multiple souls entrapped which switches between them randomly after a short rest
  • A cursed player who changes race randomly every 10 days
  • A bard who impersonates a wizard to sell basilisk-oil potions
  • An escaped convict on the run who doesn’t know he’s already been pardoned and no one is looking for him
  • The victim of a body swap who is searching for their original body to switch back
  • A housewife who “just needs a little break” but got swept up in an adventure

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