Criminal 5e – Background Overviews and Details for D&D

By Natalie | Last Updated: September 6, 2021

Hello friends, in this post we are going to talk about the dnd background Criminal.

This is very intresting and their skill Proficiencies, and Tool Proficiencies different to other characters, or their specialty so fantastic, So let’s start the post.


You are an experienced criminal with a history of breaking the law.

You have spent a lot of time among other criminals and still have contacts within the criminal underworld.

You’re far closer than most people to the world of murder, theft, and violence that pervades the underbelly of civilization, and you have survived up to this point by flouting the rules and regulation of society.

Skill Proficiencies: Deception, Stealth

Tool Proficiencies: One type of gaming set, thieves’ tools.

Equipment: A crowbar, a set of dark common clothes including a hood, and a belt pouch containing 15 gp.

Criminal Specialty:

There are many kinds of criminals, and within a thieves’ guild or similar criminal organization, individual members have particular specialties.

Even criminals who operate outside of such organization have strong preferences for certain kinds of crimies over others.

Choose the role you played in your criminal life, or roll on the table below.


5Highway robber
6Hired killer

Feature: Criminal Contact

You have a reliable and trustworthy contact who acts as your liaison to a network of other criminals.

You know how to get messages to and from your contact, even over great distances; specifically, you know the local messengers, corrupt caravan masters, and seedy sailors who can deliver messages for you.

Suggested Characteristics


might seem like villians on the surface, and many of them are villainous to the core.

But some have an abundance of endearing, if not redeeming, characterstics.

There might be honor among thieves, but criminals rarely show any respect for law or authority.

Personality Trait

d8Personality Trait
1I always have a plan for what to do when things go wrong.
2I am always clam, no matter what the situation. I never raise mu voice or let my emotion control me.
3The first thing i do in a new place is not locations
4I would rather make a new friends than a new enemy.
5I am incredibly show to trust. Those who seem the fairest often have the most to hide.
6I don't play attenstion to the risk in a situation. Never tell me the odds.
7The best way to get me to do something is to tell me i can't do it.
8I blow up at the slight insult.


1Honor. I don't steal from others in the trade. (Lawful)
2Freedom. Chains are meant to be broken, as are those who would forge them. (Chaotic)
3Charity. I steal from the wealthy so that I can help people in need. (Good)
4Greed. I will do whatever it takes to become wealthy. (Evil)
5People. I'm loyal to my friends, not to any ideals, and everyone esle can take a trip down the Styx for all I care. (Neutral)
6Redemption. There's speark of good in everyone. (Good)


1I'm trying to pay off an old debt i owe to a generous benefactors.
2My ill-gotten gains go to suppot my family.
3Something important was taken from me, and I aim to steal it back.
4I will become the greatest theif that ever lived.
5I'm guilty of a terrible crime. I hope I can redeem myself for it.
6Someone I loved died because of a mistake I made. That will never happen again.

d6 Flaw

1When I see something valuable, I can't think about anything but how to steal it.
2When faced with a choice between money and my friends, I usually choose the money.
3If there's a plan, I'll forget it. If I don't forget it, I'll ignore it
4I have a "tell" that reveale when I'm lying.
5I turn tail and run when things look bad.
6An innocent person is in prison for a crime that I committed. I'm okay with that.

Variant Criminal: Spy

Although your capabilities are not much different from those of a burglar or smuggler, you learned and practiced them in a very different context: as an espionage agent.

You might have been an officially sanctioned agent of the crown, or perhaps you sold the secrets you uncovered to the highest bidder.

So, here is all about the dnd background Criminal & their full detaild explained. Thanks for visiting.