I have a character concept for AL, but would like to pick and choose somethings between different backgrounds.
For a simple example I have a Lizardfolk Druid that was a member of a noble's army. The noble has given his tribe "possession" of a swamp in his lands in exchange for conscripts for the standing army and keeping the swamp free from enemy encroachment. For this character I want the Soldier background - but rather than the Military Rank feature (not sure how useful this would be in AL and also figure that even though he is a soldier, they wouldn't have gave him the high rank needed for the perk), he was a scout, so I would rather take the Outlander's Wanderer feature instead.
I have thought about taking the Outlander background and just saying he was a soldier, but like him having the Soldier background.
The problem is I don't know how strict AL is with backgrounds and don't want to show up at the table and be told that isn't allowed. I have played AL before, but do not have the time for the weekly games to ask someone there. I will be playing at a convention.
Also how do they do if you switch out tool proficiencies for different tool proficiencies or languages to tweak the background more to your liking?