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How to make new backgrounds is in the Dungeon Master's Guide in the “Creating New Character Options” section that starts on page 285. How to make new backgrounds is on page 289. If the players will be creating the new backgrounds' concepts, you should work with your players on the mechanical details, not let them choose them on their own. Creating new ...


Page 36 of the Player's Basic Rules includes a section on customizing backgrounds. I won't include the whole thing here, but the essential points are as follows: Choose any 2 skills. Choose a total of 2 tool proficiencies or languages. Choose 2 traits, one bond, one ideal, and one flaw. Choose an equipment package from one of the existing backgrounds or ...

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